Houston Chronicle Endorses Adrian Garcia for Commissioner

OPINION // RECOMMENDATIONS By The Editorial Board © Houston Chronicle County government is often critiqued for its opacity, behind-the-scenes operations and connection to political insiders over the general public. The county government also builds and maintains roads, flood control projects and other critical infrastructure with an ease that sometimes seems to elude city government. Harris County is run by commissioners …

They’re at the Front Door, Don’t Let Them In

By Doug Peterson, Communications Director The biggest Harvey polluting company, Magellan, is going to build a massive petrochemical tank terminal at Clear Lake’s front door between Highway 3 and the Gulf Freeway, presenting a flood of issues for local neighborhoods and families in Clear Lake area. Creating a painful eyesore at the “front door” entrance to Clear Lake just north …

Former GOP State Legislator Endorses Adrian Garcia for County Commissioner

The Adrian Garcia campaign is pleased to announce that Gilbert Peña, a former Republican state representative for House District 144, has endorsed former Sheriff Adrian Garcia in his race for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2. Elected in 2014 and serving through the 2015 Texas legislative session, Peña endorses Garcia after representing Pasadena, South Houston, Deer Park, Baytown, and Channelview.  Peña …

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Take 1 Step to Improve Cruel Family Separation Policy

Yesterday was reason for celebration, as the last of the twelve boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave in Thailand. But for the hundreds of children of migrant families who were to be reunited after the Trump administration deliberately separated them at our border, the nightmare continues. These babies and toddlers should never have been pulled from their …

Adrian Garcia Town Hall

East Harris County Flood Protection Town Hall: June 20

Click here to download Jim Blackburn’s slide presentation from the town hall Hear from the experts and learn about Adrian Garcia’s Plan to protect our homes and families from flooding. When: Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Program begins at 7:00) Where: Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center, Senior Room 6402 Market Street, Houston, TX 77020 Panelists: JIM BLACKBURN, Co-Director of the Rice University …

Adrian Garcia Statement on Toxic Emissions by Valero Refinery

Today, Adrian Garcia, former Sheriff and candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 2, issued the following statement on the request by Valero to increase toxic emissions at its local refinery: “Last night, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) and Valero, which operates the Valero Refinery in the Manchester area, held a public meeting about Valero’s request, which has already received …

Prepare for 2018 Hurricane Season and Learn about Stopping Future Harveys

The 2018 Hurricane seasons starts today! I encourage everyone in Harris County and South Texas to prepare for a possible hurricane near you. As today’s Houston Chronicle editorial recommends, don’t wait to prepare by gathering non-perishable food and bottled water now. Buy the flashlights and batteries you will need as well as other materials like plywood. Make a “go bag” …

Spread of Dioxin in Key Houston Waterways

  Houston Chronicle’s investigative series “Silent Spills Part 3: “Texas officials ignore spread of dioxin in key Houston waterways” digs up and spotlights new information about dangerous pollution in the Bay Area of Houston caused by the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site and industry releases along Ship Channel. It’s shocking to see confirmation that dioxin, one of the most toxic chemicals, is …

Equity in Flood Control Efforts for Precinct 2 Needs Action Now

My concerns about long-neglected communities flooding in Harris County’s in Precinct 2 have been confirmed. Our elected representatives must speak out now and actively work to protect all residents equally from dangerous floods and related environmental threats.