Read election Q&A's with Spring, Klein-area candidates

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

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

See who is on the ballot in our Spring and Klein coverage area in the upcoming election. Early voting is Oct. 13-30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

U.S. House

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 House

Election Q&A: Texas House District 126


Get to know the two candidates, Natali Hurtado and Sam Harless, who are running to represent Texas House District 126.

Q&A: Texas House District 150 candidates discuss development, other legislative plans

Meet incumbent Valoree Swanson, Michael Robert Walsh and Jesse Herrera, who are vying for the Texas House District 150 seat.

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.

Klein ISD

Q&A: Klein ISD board of trustees positions 1, 2 candidates discuss goals


Meet the candidates for positions 1 and 2 on the Klein ISD board of trustees.

Andy Li, Adriana Rezal, Kelly Schafler and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


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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.

About 550 students will show off their projects and animals throughout the first week of February. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Here’s what to expect from Cy-Fair ISD’s 27th annual Livestock Show and Sale

About 550 students will show off their projects and animals throughout the first week of February.

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.

Cleaning products are stored in a Cy-Fair ISD campus custodian closet. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
378 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cy-Fair ISD schools Jan. 18-24

This is the highest number of cases confirmed in any given week since the start of the school year, up from 298 cases the previous week.

Spring ISD parents, students and staff have until Feb. 3 to provide feedback on two proposed instructional calendars for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spring ISD seeking feedback on 2021-22 instructional calendar options through Feb. 3

Calendar Option A has a proposed start date of Aug. 16 and a proposed last day of school for students of June 2, while Calendar Option B has a proposed start date of Aug. 11 and a proposed last day of school for students of May 26—before Memorial Day.

From left: Edward Leutsch, Nina Hermann and Rodney Alexander were among the first Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photos courtesy Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital)
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital patients age 75 and older begin receiving vaccinations

Many of the patients eligible to get vaccinated in the past week said they have missed spending time with loved ones in person and were eager for this first dose.

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.