Thank you for tuning in. We’ve just completed the first month of session and are looking forward to the next four. As always, you may contact my office with your views via phone (512-463-0661) or mail (P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768). Here is what we have been up to recently in Austin.
Update on the Proposed Housing Project
We have spent the past two weeks gathering input from the community about the proposed multifamily housing project on Spring Cypress Road, across from the neighborhood of Village Creek. This feedback has been overwhelmingly in opposition to the project due to concerns over increased traffic, overcrowding in schools, and the impact on county resources. Therefore, I will be writing a letter to TDHCA awarding the full value of my negative points towards this project. Thank you to those who took their time to voice their views to me. I appreciate feedback from my constituents and look forward to continuing to hear from you throughout my term.
Project Recovery Funding Applications
Project Recovery serves residents living within Harris County but outside Houston City Limits. They offer several programs to provide funding assistance to those affected by Harvey, 2015 and 2016 floods. To apply or learn more, go to www.harrisrecovery.org. Contact 832-927-4961 or e-mail RebuildHarris@csd.hctx.net with questions.
A great visit from members of the League of Women Voters from Harris County.
Lonestar Community College Visits
Last week, delegations from Lonestar Community College came to the State Capitol for Community College Day. It was great to see so many students and to be able to host them in our office. They shared their educational experiences at their respective campuses to emphasize the important role that community colleges have in our communities. Additionally, we discussed a few of the issues facing higher education and our district.
Students from Lonestar Tomball Community College seeing the Capitol.
Honorary Page Program: Fun Opportunity for Kids!
The Honorary Page Program allows children to get an inside look at the Capitol through shadowing a House Sargeant for a half-day. They will get to see many offices in addition the the House Chamber. If your child is between 8 and 18 years old and is interested, e-mail me at Tom.Oliverson@house.texas.gov to find out more about the application process.
Dr. Tom Oliverson
Republican State Representative
House District 130