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December 6, 2019

Thank you for subscribing to my e-newsletter. Below you will find updates from federal, state and local agencies. Should you have any questions about the information below, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details listed at the end of this newsletter.

The holiday season is upon us! Today, Janet and I celebrated with my fellow Representatives in the House Chamber. This year's district ornament artists, Theo Christman & Hope Langley, joined us to hang it on the House Holiday Tree. Thank you to them for designing and decorating it! There are plenty of Holiday celebrations occurring around the district. Watch the monthly calendar for events and gatherings to attend.

Should you have questions regarding anything in this newsletter, please feel free to contact us directly using the information provided at the bottom of this email.

Sincerely,
December 2019 Calendar
Download my December 2019 calendar by clicking the link below. This month is full of events in and around Texas that could be fun or useful to you and your family! This new format allows you to save the document for printing or sending to your family members.
 
Keep watch for these updated calendars at the beginning of each month. Important local and legislative dates and events will be posted here.
San Jacinto Watershed Master Drainage Plan
SAVE THE DATE: SJWMDP Open House
Dec. 17th @ 3 PM - Kingwood Comm. Center
General Land Office Mitigation Action Plan
Texas GLO Mitigation Action Plan Released for Public Comment
The  State Action Plan  for  $4,297,189,000  in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been released for public comment. The 45-day public comment period will take place from Friday November 22nd, 2019 until Monday January 6th, 2020.

The plan has been published for public comment on the GLO’s recovery website at   recovery.texas.gov/public-notices/index.html .

All public comments received  prior to 5:00 p.m. on January 6th, 2020 , will be considered. The GLO will respond to these comments in the final submission of the document to HUD for approval. Public comments can be submitted via email at  cdr@recovery.texas.gov.   In addition, you can attend one of four public hearings the GLO will be hosting during the public comment period:

Houston Public Hearing
Date: December 11 th , 2019
Meeting Start: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Texas Southern University EDU Auditorium
Address: 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004    

The Texas General Land Office welcomes public comment on the State Action Plan, which provides information for the distribution of mitigation funds based on HUD's requirements outlined in the  Federal Register notice  released on Aug. 30, 2019. These funds were appropriated by Congress on February 9, 2018. For additional information on the timeline, please visit recovery.texas.gov/mitigation .

The plan incorporates critical stakeholder input received during CDBG-MIT planning public hearings conducted in September, regional input sessions at various councils of governments, and a mitigation needs survey that captured detailed information from 416 respondents across the state.

To learn more about CDBG-MIT, please visit the TXGLO Mitigation Funding webpage at   recovery.texas.gov/mitigation .

If there are any questions, please feel free to reach out to the GLO and the CDR Intergovernmental Relations team.

Texas General Land Office
Runnoff Election Updates
City of Houston Runoff Election Dates
Early Voting:
Monday, December 2 - Saturday, December 7 (7AM-7PM)
Sunday, December 8 (1PM-6PM)
Monday, December 9 - Tuesday, December 10 (7AM-7PM)

Last Day of Early Voting: Tuesday, December 10 (7AM-7PM)

Election Day: Saturday, December 14 (7AM-7PM)

Updates from Austin
TxDOT: IH-610 North Loop to IH-69 North Weekend Closure
IH 610 North Loop Eastbound Direct Connector to IH 69 Eastex Freeway Northbound and Southbound:  Total Closure Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 12.06.19 and 5:00 AM on Monday, 12.09.19. 

Detour by following the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound Mainlanes to the Lockwood Dr. Exit. Follow the exit to Lockwood Dr.; Turn Left, (North) onto the U-Turn at Lockwood and follow it to the IH 610 North Loop Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next entrance ramp and then follow the IH 610 North Loop Westbound Mainlanes to the direct connector to IH 69 Northbound or IH 69 Southbound.      
 
Off Duty Police Officers will be on site to assist, as needed, and changeable message signs will also be utilized, as needed. All closures are subject to cancellation or modification due to adverse weather. For more information please call the TxDOT Public Information Office at 713.802.5076
DFPS: More Children Leaving Foster Care Than Entering
More Children Leaving Foster Care than Entering

New state figures show more children are leaving foster care for safe, permanent homes than are entering the child welfare system, as adoptions surged past 6,000 for the first time, according to Child Protective Services (CPS). "Additional...

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Updates From the District
Constituent Resources
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Contact Information
State Representative
Dan Huberty

Casey Christman
Chief of Staff

Jack Reed
Legislative Director

 Amy Peterson
House Public Education Committee Director
Capitol Physical Address:
1100 Congress Avenue E2.408 Austin, TX 78701

Capitol Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2910 
Austin, TX 78768 

Capitol Phone:
(512) 463-0520

Capitol Fax:
(512) 463-1606
District Address: 
4501 Magnolia Cove
 Suite 201
Kingwood, TX 77345

District Phone:
(281) 360-9410
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