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Mayor and County Judge announce final round of Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund grants

HOUSTON – The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is disbursing its final round of grants for aid and services to local flood victims, bringing the total of distributed charitable donations to $113.6 million to assist about 190,000 households through 124 experienced and carefully selected non-profit organizations.

The fifth and final round of $3 million is going to 17 non-profits groups that will provide furniture, cash assistance and other basic needs and case management to qualified victims.

The Fund was established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett in 2017 to provide immediate, medium and long-term disaster relief. It is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

“The effects of Harvey will be felt for years to come,” added County Judge Ed Emmett. “These local nonprofit grantees have strong track records of supporting our communities. We’re confident that they can make a real difference in the longer term.”

“It’s been over a year since Harvey, but there is still work that needs to be done to help people get back on their feet,” Mayor Turner said. “This last round of funding strengthens our communities and supports recovery across the city.”

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Early voting set for Senate candidates

Early voting has started in Harris County, for a candidate to replace Sylvia Garcia in the state Senate, District 6. Candidates include Democratic State Representatives Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado, Democrat Mia Mundy, and Republican Martha Fierro.

The County Clerk has posted the following times and locations for Early Voting:

Hours of Operation
Unofficial – Pending Approval

December 3rd – December 7th
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

VOTING LOCATIONS:

6. Galena Park Library
1500 Keene Street
Galena Park, TX 77547

7. John Phelps Courthouse
101 South Richey Street
Pasadena, TX 77506

8. Harris County Scarsdale Annex
10851 Scarsdale Boulevard
Houston, TX 77089

9. Baytown Community Center
2407 Market Street
Baytown, TX 77520

1. County Attorney Conference Center
1019 Congress
Houston, TX 77002

2. Moody Park Community Center
3725 Fulton Street
Houston, TX 77009

3. Ripley House Neighborhood Center
4410 Navigation Boulevard
Houston, TX 77011

4. HCCS Southeast College
6960 Rustic Street
Houston, TX 77087

5. Hardy Senior Center
11901 West Hardy Road
Houston, TX 77076