Member Posts

President’s Desk: December 2021

Howdy WHA Members,  As many of you are already aware, redistricting has been the hot topic for the past month. The new maps for Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller counties, as well as at the state and fedearl levels, means new public and elected officials are representing parts of the area […]

President’s Desk: November 2021

Howdy WHA Members,  While here at WHA we update our Development Map about every three years, election officials must update theirs every ten thanks to redistricting. The districts as enacted during the 87th Legislature include State House (Plan H2316), State Senate (Plan S2168), and Texas Congressional (Plan C2193). For a convenient “before” and “after” snapshot of […]

President’s Desk: October 2021

Howdy WHA Members,  With the Texas Legislature currently in its third session, the issue we are watching most closely is redistricting. This is the first redistricting cycle in nearly fifty years to take place without federal oversight due to a 2013 Supreme County decision from Shelby County […]

Staff Corner: October 2021

We have officially roared into WHA’s 20’s Awards Season! In honor of the adventurous spirit of the 20’s, we are trying something a little different with our Annual Awards Celebration this year. We will still be having an evening reception, but this year […]

President’s Desk: September 2021

Howdy WHA Members,  With the second special session of the Texas Legislature coming to a close just before Labor Day, we will still have yet another special session to address redistricting as well as allocation of $16 billion in federal funds for […]

Staff Corner: August 2021

Happy August WHA Members!  Like many of you, July is when we start planning for next year and wrapping up the details on this year’s remaining events. We are truly excited about what we have in store for you in the coming months! Our events […]

President’s Desk: August 2021

Howdy WHA Members,  As compared to June, July has been a quiet month across the greater West Houston region. No details have been announced regarding the Harris County Administrator and Alan Black is still the Interim ED for HCFCD. At the state level things are at a standstill with the Texas House Democrats […]

Presidents Corner: July 2021

Howdy WHA Members,  There have been many moves in Harris County that you should be aware of. Russ Poppe is leaving the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and Alan Black will be serving as the interim Executive Director. On June 29th Harris County Commissioners Court approved HCFCD’s plan to provide for the 2018 […]