Frida Villalobos

Frida Villalobos

Communications Director

Office: 713.274.2011
Mobile: 832.546.1533

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 Harris County, TX— During his first year in office, Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner, Adrian Garcia set a goal to create additional opportunities for minority, women, small and disadvantaged businesses (MWSDBEs). With that goal in mind, the Precinct 2 Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) was established to create a competitive and diverse environment to promote the growth and success of historically underutilized businesses through meaningful participation in the county procurement process.

HOUSTON, Texas – Starting March 1, 2020, the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) will manage operations of the Lynchburg Ferry and Washburn Tunnel. This includes overseeing daily operations, maintenance, capital expenditures, and public inquiries for both facilities. Per the Commissioners Court meeting held on June 25, 2019, these facilities will be transferred to the Toll Road Authority without the imposition of tolls. Drivers should expect no changes to operations when utilizing the Ferry or Tunnel, and no current employees will lose their jobs.

Harris County, TX—Late in the afternoon Friday Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas would become the first state in the U.S. to reject any additional refugees under President Trump’s policy to allow individual states to determine whether to continue to accept them. Using the excuse that, in his opinion, the Federal Government’s lack of Immigration Reform is to blame, Abbott is placing D.C. orthodoxy ahead of our shared Texas values -- by arguing that Texas “Texas cannot consent,” to refugee resettlement this fiscal year, he said.

HARRIS COUNTY, TX – December 17th, 2019 – This week Commissioner Adrian GarciaHARRIS COUNTY, TX – December 17th, 2019 – This week Commissioner Adrian Garciaannounced that Harris County and Precinct 2 will receive a $1 million dollar grant from theAmerican Chemistry Council Foundation (ACC) to purchase air quality monitors, more stringentdata analysis and collaboration with industry partners. This is the first time the ACC Foundationhas developed and awarded a local government grant for a community air-monitoring network.