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Posts published in “Day: September 29, 2022

County schedules hearings on November Bond vote

HARRIS COUNTY $1.2B BOND

OVERVIEW

On November 8, 2022, voters in Harris County will have the opportunity to vote on three propositions for the issuance of bonds totaling $1.2 billion. This bond package would provide funding for multiple categories, including public safety facilities, roads, drainage and transportation- related programs, and parks and trails.

At least $220 million of the bond issuance would be spent in each of the four Harris County precincts for Transportation, and Parks and Trails projects. The $100 million in public safety investments will be countywide. The bond funds cannot be used outside the three categories on the ballot, nor may they be used to fund day-to-day operations.

We are collecting community input through meetings, online tools and comment submissions. This input will be shared with Harris County Precinct staff as they make decisions regarding future projects that could be funded through these bonds. For more on key dates and other information related to the November election, visit http://www.harrisvotes.com.

Bond allocation categories include:

Deputy tells Rotary about ATV patrols

HIGHLANDS – The Rotary Club members heard from Pct. 3 Deputy Constable Layman McDonald at their luncheon meeting last week, regarding techniques his office is using to fight crime.

McDonald is a certified bike officer, and with 4 bikes this is one of the methods they use for patrol. He said that they would also like to use motorized patrols, especially in Pct. 2 and 3 parks in the area, and he asked the Rotary Club to consider funding the purchase of an ATV for his department. He said it would be used to patrol the 14 parks in the area, as well as used at public events. The club is looking into the possibilities of a purchase.

He also said his department encourages requests for extra patrols in certain areas, and they respond by scheduling regular additional patrols.

Jamboree Parade, Fair, Pageant Saturday

THEME: FALL IN LOVE WITH HIGHLANDS!

HIGHLANDS – The Highlands/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce is busy this week preparing for the 65th Annual Highlands Jamboree, held every year since 1955 except for the Pandemic in 2020 and one other year in 1956.

According to Chamber director Jessica Woods, the event has returned to its traditional schedule of the first Saturday in October. Last year it was moved back to the end of October due to COVID, and combined with an Halloween event.

The theme this year is “Fall in Love with Highlands,” a bow to the return date of October 1.

The Jamboree will have most of the usual events this year, including a Parade on Main Street starting at 10am, and a Crafts fair with booths of food and memorabilia, as well as crafts made by area artisans. There will also be a silent auction. The Jamboree benefits the Chamber activities.