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April 22, 2017 -- Kevin Moran has written a response to a forum piece regarding the City of Galveston's $62 million bond referendum on the May 6 election ballot. More
April 21, 2017 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 6 Election, with several local offices and referendums on city and school district ballots in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast area. More
April 21, 2017 -- The Victory Institute and Texas Equality will host a training session on Saturday for LGBTQ leaders on how to run for office. More
April 17, 2017 -- Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough spoke in an interview with Guidry News today regarding Thursday’s joint workshops with the Galveston County Commissioners Court and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. More
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April 17, 2017 -- Sandra Arnold, a resident of Galveston, has published comments, posted on the Forum, concerning opposition to the $62 million bond referendum on the city's May 6 election ballot. More
April 10, 2017 -- Clear Creek Independent School District today issued a news release regarding a second science magnet program, which would be added to the district as part of the expansion of Brookside Intermediate through the 2017 Bond Referendum. More
April 07, 2017 -- Citizens for a Better Galveston, a new citizens group, today urged voters to approve the city's $62 million bond referendum on May 6. More
April 05, 2017 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber's Governmental Affairs Committee will host a series of candidate forums for the upcoming May 6 local elections. More
April 03, 2017 -- Galveston County Health District CEO Kathy Barroso today submitted a guest column regarding the district's efforts to protect public health, in observance of Public Health Week. More
March 31, 2017 -- Samuel Collins, III comments on the history of St. Paul UMC in Galveston being highlighted at the Bryan Museum. More
March 31, 2017 -- Bill King, in his "Public Policy Discussion" discusses the passage of legislation in the Texas Senate to require voter approval for the issuance of pension bonds. More
March 24, 2017 -- Manvel Mayor Delores Martin has announced that she is seeking re-election to her position on May 6. More
March 22, 2017 -- The Texas Municipal League on Tuesday issued a news release regarding SB 2, state legislation that would place 5 percent cap on city property tax increases. More
March 21, 2017 -- The Citizens for CCISD Political Action Committee today issued a statement on the Galveston County Republican Party's rejection of a $487 million bond referendum proposed by the Clear Creek Independent School District. More
March 21, 2017 -- Americans for Prosperity-Texas today issued a statement regarding the approval of SB 2 and SB 17, measures regarding property taxes and the Margins Tax, by the Texas Senate. More
March 15, 2017 -- The SouthWest Water Company, in observance of national "Fix a Leak Week", which takes place March 20-26, reminds Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. More
March 12, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday issued a response to an article regarding changes in his office's staff. More
March 10, 2017 -- Galveston County resident Samuel Collins,III asks "What are we going to do to make things better? Do we really want to see the very best community possible in Galveston County?" More
March 10, 2017 -- Clear Creek Independent School District will host a forum on April 5 for candidates in the May 6 election for two seats on the board of trustees. More
March 08, 2017 -- The Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference recently hosted visitors from around the globe to join forces in relieving the human suffering in worn-torn and developing nations. More
March 06, 2017 -- The Coalition Against Bigger Trucks today announced that Houston area mayors and public safety officials have voiced opposition to proposed state legislation to increase weights for tractor-trailer vehicles. More
March 01, 2017 -- American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on Tuesday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's speech before a Joint Session of Congress. More
February 28, 2017 -- Equality Texas on Monday filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in the matter of Pidgeon vs. Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston, a case with possible impact on same-sex marriages. More
February 27, 2017 -- Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund Chair David L. Keller, Jr., today sent a letter to members regarding the ending of discussions between Houston city staff and the fund's board regarding pension issues. More
February 27, 2017 -- The Lone Star Project today issued a statement regarding reports that the United States Department of Justice will withdraw its opposition to the Texas Voter Identification law. More
February 27, 2017 -- Bill King, in his "Public Policy Discussion", discusses placing new Houston employees on a defined contribution pension plan. More
February 22, 2017 -- No Kill Houston today issued a statement regarding the reported save rate of pets at Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions. More
February 22, 2017 -- Jennifer Newton, Communications Coordinator for the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol, today published a guest column regarding the opioid-overdose reversal medication Naloxone. More
February 17, 2017 -- Today is the deadline for filing in the May 6 election, which includes positions on various city councils and school boards, as well as referendums and other local propositions. More
February 09, 2017 -- The Texans for Property Rights Coalition have applauded the filing of Senate Bills 740, 741 and 742 aimed at eminent domain reform. More
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