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Posts published in “Day: December 10, 2019

Run-Off Election December 14

Early Voting from Dec. 2 to Dec. 10

Harris County residents head back to the polls on December 14 to vote in runoff races for the Mayor of Houston, several city council seats, and multiple HISD Trustee positions.

The runoff elections are required for the November races in which neither candidate was successful in securing more than 50% of the vote.

Early voting runs from December 2 through December 10. Thanks to the new countywide polling system, residents can vote at any polling location during early voting and on election day.

For more information on the races and polling locations, visit

New Bus Service for Northeast Harris County

Free Ridership for the first 60 Days

Nearly 200,000 residents now have new access to public transportation in eastern portions of Harris County, thanks to $3.8 million Harvey Disaster Recovery money. Harris County Transit will expand its existing bus service to some of the communities hardest hit Run-Off Election December 14 by floodwaters from the hurricane.

A soft launch of the new service will occur on December 2, 2019. The first 60 days are free to riders; and after the first 60 days, rides will be $1.00 per ride. There will be an inaugural ceremony to mark the launch on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Joe V’s Parking Lot, 5609 Uvalde, Houston, Texas.

The new service will add roughly 65 additional route miles to the infrastructure for a total of 185 route miles. Five proposed new routes will serve Channelview, Cloverleaf and Sheldon with service for a three-year period. If ridership levels are high enough, Harris County Transit Services will request more funding to continue the routes beyond the three years.

East Aldine board honored by Sheriff’s office at monthly meeting

In Recognition of their support for the “Sweat IV Vets” program of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Terry Garza presented the East Aldine Board members with a Certificate of Appreciation for the support.

L to R, receiving the award are Board Chairman Gerald Overturff, Carlos Silva, Deborah Foster, Reyes Garcia, Joyce Wiley, Patti Acosta, Deputy Garza, and Gilbert Hoffman.

See Page 3 (print or PDF edition) for additional information about the work of the East Aldine District and its Board of Directors.

Fire damages Mi Casita apartments on Aldine Mail

Harris County, TX – An apartment complex caught on fire and families were
evacuated last Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at Mi Casita Apartments located
at 5001 Aldine Mail Route Road in Aldine. The Eastex Fire Department was on
scene as well as Harris County Sheriff’s units to evacuate adjacent tenants.
Authorities reported that at least 8 units in the complex were affected by the fire
and smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported. The complex has had
multiple fires in the past two years, according to news records.