The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources met at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in order to hear invited and public testimony on multiple interim charges. These charges include an examination of Texas water markets, the implications of a broad-based information campaign regarding water issues in Texas, analysis of the Water Availability Models for river basins in the state, and the oversight of relevant agencies and programs responsible for the implementation of legislation passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. The House Committee on Natural Resources previously held meetings regarding the status of groundwater policy in Texas as well as hazards presented by abandoned and deteriorated groundwater wells and September 27, 2018 regarding water development opportunities involving neighboring states and Mexico as well as the status of groundwater policy in Texas. Continue reading
Repair Café Houston
Please consider joining CEC and our partners Transition Houston, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, the Houston Peace & Justice Center, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Houston Complete Communities, and TX/RX Labs for the fall Repair Café Houston on October 27, 2018! A Repair Café celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on community event. People bring their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully – REPAIR. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com.
Save the Date: EEE on Nov. 7
The next quarterly meeting of the Environmental Educators Exchange will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 4:30 PM at the Houston Arboretum. More details coming soon. Sign up for EEE-mails at constantcontact.com.
The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in the City Hall Chamber at 9:00 AM. The agenda items include multiple ordinances seeking approval of construction contracts for various water purification plant improvements as well as drainage improvement projects. The remainder of the agenda items concern the addition of land to multiple Municipal Utility Districts for inclusion in their districts.