Houston Public Media - In a report issued by the Harris County Budget Management Department, the strong local economy and expanding tax base have provided resources to help meet the increased demand for services and infrastructure throughout the county.
"The overall health I mean, you just go outside and you can see it," said Harris County Budget Director Bill Jackson. There's so many cranes in the sky and there's so much building going on."
He says the influx of new residents means they have to invest heavily in simple things like new roads to keep up with that residential growth.
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The HCRP Grand Opening Barbecue was this past weekend and it was a huge success. Thank you to everyone that came out to eat, drink, and keep Harris County RED!
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GOP Officials Launch November Election Push
Houston – Harris County Republican Party Chairman Paul Simpson, County Judge Ed Emmett, Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri, and former Harris County Tax Assessor and current Republican nominee for State Senate District 7 Paul Bettencourt joined numerous other Republican officials and candidates to officially launch the “Republicans Make Harris County Work” campaign.Read more
Candidates, volunteers and staffers headed out to the 46th Annual Fiestas Patrias International Parade this past Saturday. Our float was a hit and the entire event was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate!
As we remember all of those we lost on September 11th, we also remember our heroes that picked up the pieces and helped us move forward.
President George W. Bush demonstrated his strong leadership during this trial and we remember that today as we look at the gallery of photos provided by the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
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District Attorney Devon Anderson announced today her push to stop food stamp trafficking in Harris County.
"These criminals not only steal from taxpayers, but also from Texans who rely on food stamp benefits to survive," said D.A. Anderson.
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Chairman Paul Simpson discusses Rick Perry's indictment on KPRC's Houston Newsmakers.
August 15, 2014: After Governor Rick Perry was indicted for abuse of Official Capacity & Coercion of Public Servant, Fox 26 Houston brought in Jenard Jenkins, Kathleen McKinley, Sue Davis, and HCRP Finance Chairman Joe Slovacek to discuss this controversial issue.
HOUSTON – Yesterday, Harris County District Attorney, Devon Anderson concluded a two week Capital Murder trial against defendant, Harlem Harold Lewis, III. The jury found the defendant guilty as charged and sentenced him to death.
This trial is the first time any sitting District Attorney has personally prosecuted a case before a jury in over a decade in Harris County.
“I’m pleased we were able to obtain justice for Bellaire police officer, Jimmie Norman, Good Samaritan, Terry Taylor and all the citizens of Harris County,” Anderson said.
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Representative Bohac Reminds Texas Families to Take Advantage of Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday August 8-10
HOUSTON, TX -- With the start of the school year only weeks away, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) reminds Texas families and shoppers to take advantage of our state's annual sales tax holiday this weekend, August 8-10.
"As we prepare our children for the upcoming school year and enjoy the last days of summer, I am encouraging all families and shoppers to take advantage of this money saving weekend and stock up," Rep. Bohac said.
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