Frida Villalobos

Frida Villalobos

Communications Director

Office: 713.274.2011
Mobile: 832.546.1533

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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.

CHANNELVIEW, TX— Harris County Precinct 2 Veteran’s services has a new home in Channelview. Members of the community joined Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia to celebrate the inauguration of the former VV Ramsey Community Center into the VV Ramsey Veterans Center. Attendees included VV Ramsey’s granddaughter, Heather Ramsey Cook, great granddaughter, Grace Jarman, as well as local World War II veterans, and many other heroes.