Fulshear Police Department applies for protective gear; council amends recycling ordinance

Fulshear City Council met Feb. 18. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Fulshear City Council met Feb. 18. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fulshear City Council met Feb. 18. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

At the Feb. 18 regular meeting, Fulshear City Council authorized the Fulshear Police Department to submit an application to the office of the governor of Texas criminal justice division for a grant to fund protective gear.

The $35,000 grant would fund threat level 4 rifle-resisting body armor for officers. This armor offers an extra layer of protection than the threat level 3 armor worn by officers daily.


Police Chief Kenny Seymour said the vests must be replenished as they expire, and the governor has always approved the grant when submitted in the past.

Council also approved a resolution to amend an ordinance related to recycling that was adopted in November. The ordinance will now include 95-gallon carts with rates and fees already listed in the ordinance for 8 cubic yard containers.

The rates proposed are a carryover from a previous ordinance and did not change, but they were not included in the November amendment.
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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