Please join Rep. Donna Howard for a House District 48 Town Hall on October 28th at Casis Elementary. She'll be providing a wrap-up of the recent Regular and Special Sessions, giving a preview of what to expect in the legislative interim, and answering questions from the audience. RSVP Here.
Last week, Rep. Howard hosted the first in her series of October Town Hall Meetings in House District 48. There will be three more in the next couple of weeks, at locations across the district. Please join us to get a wrap-up of the recent #txlege session, to hear about what to expect in the legislative interim, or to voice your questions or concerns.
Rep. Howard and Sen. Kirk Watson recently co-wrote an op-ed, published by the Texas Tribune, in which they voiced their support for the transformation of a section of Congress Avenue – the four blocks between 15th Street and MLK Boulevard – into a pedestrian mall.
On Wednesday, October 4th, Rep. Howard hosted the first in her series of October Town Hall Meetings. The event was well-attended, and it was a vibrant discussion that covered topics such as women's health, property taxes, school finance, redistricting, and transgender health, among many others. You can watch the video below, or by clicking this link.
On October 4th, Rep. Howard will host a Town Hall Meeting at Small Middle School in House District 48. She'll provide a recap of the recent Regular and Special Sessions of the Texas Legislature, discuss what to expect in the legislative interim, and answer questions from the audience.
You can RSVP for the meeting by going to its Facebook Event Page.
On Friday, September 8th, Rep. Howard will make a special guest appearance in the opening night performance of Over the Lege at the Institution Theater. The production is described as a "political satire variety show exposing the shenanigans of the Texas Legislature."
September 1 marks the effective date of hundreds of new laws in Texas. Here's a graphic detailing the ones that were authored or sponsored by Rep. Donna Howard:
Forecasters have just upgraded Tropical Storm Harvey to a Category 1 hurricane, and it is expected to make landfall tomorrow. Computer models have already suggested it will increase to a Category 3 hurricane by landfall and could drop a dozen or more inches of rain in less than a day, posing risks of severe flooding and storm damage all along the coast. Here are some resources to help you prepare for the storm.
Last Monday marked the final meeting of the Women's Health Advisory Committee (WHAC), which is set to expire on September 1st of this year. The agenda featured two major items: a presentation on maternal mortality in Texas by Dr. Lisa Hollier, the Chair of the state's Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force, and an update on the state's women's health programs. Here are a few key points from that discussion:
We recently took a look at the 12 bills that passed during the recent Special Session of the Texas Legislature. Here's a sample of some of the big items that didn't pass:
Rep. Howard recently wrote an Op-Ed making the point that any real property tax reform requires real school finance reform. To further illustrate that point, she's pulled together a handy infographic.