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Posts published in “Day: March 12, 2019”

“Civic Saturdays” meeting in East Aldine

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo welcomes the citizens to the Civic Saturday workshop.

East Aldine’s new Town Center was the site of a “Civic Saturday” workshop last Saturday. Hundreds turned out to talk with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, heads of other county departments, and civic leaders.

Judge Hidalgo has planned a series of 7 of these meetings, each with a specific topic, throughout the county. She wants citizen participation in county government, and wants to hear ideas to help shape the county’s future.

These events are day-long, where constituents bring their concerns, ideas and collaborate with leaders who put change in motion. The goal is to learn from and communicate with the community.

Laura Murillo, president of the Hispanic Chamber, addresses the audience. Others pictured are East Aldine’s Richard Cantu, State Rep. Armando Walle, Pct. 1 commissioner Rodney Ellis, and Aldine ISD board member Connie Esparza. (Photos by Marina Sugg & Gilbert Hoffman)

Meetings have been planned on the following subjects:

— Health & Environment

— Transportation, Infrastructure & Safety

— Resilience & Flood Mitigation

— Children & Early Education

— Economic Opportunity & Housing

— Criminal Justice

— Resilience & Flood Mitigation (repeat)

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Harris County approves voting at any poll location

Houston, TX– March 7, 2019 – Texas Secretary of State David Whitley approved Harris County as one of six Texas counties with a population of more than 100,000 to participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program. With over 2 million registered voters, this makes Harris County the largest county in the country to implement this program. The state program allows eligible counties to establish non-precinct based Election Day Voting Centers.

“The voters of Harris County have made it clear that a Countywide Polling Place Program would have a positive impact on elections and I am confident that the transition to a Countywide Polling Place Program will be successful,” announced Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman.

Voters will now be able to vote anywhere in Harris County on Election Day, beginning with the May 4, 2019 Joint Election. All elections, including general, special, joint, primaries, and runoffs will be recommended to use the Countywide Polling Place Program.

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Pine Village man dead in domestic dispute

ALDINE – A 29-year-old man was fatally shot during a dispute with his wife in Northeast Houston, authorities said.

Deputies said the victim and his wife were arguing over income tax at the home in the 12000 block of Wild Pine on Sunday, March 3, 2019 around 10 p.m. when things became physical. The wife took her 1-year-old child and went to a different room; her son stepped in. “A 15-year-old (son) got involved with it and some of his friends that were there got involved in it and at some point, the victim was shot,” said Sgt. Greg Pinkins.

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