Read election Q&A's with Heights, River Oaks, Montrose-area candidates

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

See who is on the ballot in our Heights, River Oaks and Montrose coverage area in the upcoming election. Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

U.S. House

Election Q&A: U.S. House District 7 candidates Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Wesley Hunt and Shawn Kelly

Incumbent Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher is facing two challengers.

Election Q&A: US House District 2


Three candidates are running to be elected to U.S. House District 2.

Election Q&A: US House District 18 candidates Sheila Jackson Lee, Wendell Champion, Luke Spencer and Vince Duncan

Meet the candidates for U.S. House of Representatives District 18.

Texas Senate

Election Q&A: Texas Senate District 6

Learn about the candidates running for Texas Senate District 6.

Texas House

Election Q&A: Texas House of Representatives District 148


Read here to learn more about the candidates for Texas House District 148.

Harris County

Election Q&A: Harris County sheriff

Get to know the two candidates, Ed Gonzalez and Joe Danna, who are running for Harris County sheriff.

Matt Dulin, Kelly Schafler, Emma Whalen and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


MOST RECENT

Harris County officials said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to staffing challenges for both the sheriff's and district attorney's offices, creating a perfect storm of more than 90,000 backlogged cases and subsequent overcrowding in the Harris County Jail—already the second largest county jail population in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County infuses more than $25M to keep sheriff's, district attorney's offices afloat amid COVID-19 staffing challenges

Harris County officials said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to staffing challenges for both the sheriff's and district attorney's offices, creating a perfect storm of more than 90,000 backlogged cases and subsequent overcrowding in the Harris County Jail—already the second largest county jail population in the U.S.

Fort Bend County commissioners discussed vaccine distribution at a regular court session Jan. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The new voting machines differ from those previously used in Harris County in that they feature a digital touch screen as well as a paper copy of the voter's selections that the voter can verify before submitting the ballot into a secure on-site ballot box. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County purchases 12,000 new hybrid voting machines ahead of May 1 elections

The new voting machines differ from those previously used in Harris County in that they feature a digital touch screen as well as a paper copy of the voter's selections that the voter can verify before submitting the ballot into a secure on-site ballot box.

Eleven days after officials across Harris County's criminal justice system met to discuss how to alleviate overcrowding at the county jail during the coronavirus pandemic, progress has been "excruciatingly slow," according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Courtesy Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)
Progress 'excruciatingly slow' on effort to address overcrowding at Harris County Jail

"I know it is keeping many of us awake at night, and it should. It absolutely should," said U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal, who is presiding over an ongoing lawsuit dealing with the county's felony bail practices.

Texas Medical Center offers coronavirus updates

More than 118,000 people have received their first shot.

Harris County Flood Control District is planning to submit preliminary flood plain maps to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in late 2021. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County's preliminary flood plain maps to be released in late 2021

The new flood insurance rates in Harris County could take effect in 2023 or 2024.

vaccine drive-thru
Houston opens first drive-thru vaccination site

The site aims to distribute 1,000 doses per day for the first week and can scale up if more doses become available.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist at a Jan. 25 press conference. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook)
Harris County to open waitlist for COVID-19 vaccines Jan. 26

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo warned that vaccine supply remains "extremely limited," and it will still take time for those waitlisted to get an appointment.

A monthslong process to reach an understanding between regional leaders and the Texas Department of Transportation about objectives of the I-45 project stalled Jan. 22. (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-GAC group stalls I-45 resolution after TxDOT objects to agreement

TxDOT officials told members of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council that the agency’s lawyers advised them not to sign off on the new resolution.

“Hope is on the horizon,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said at a press conference Jan. 4. “The vaccine is here.”
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