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Houston TranStar Releases Flood Warning System for Local Roads Bookmark

Officials at Houston TranStar have released an innovative roadway flood warning feature to help travelers plan trips and avoid flooded local roadways during rain events. The feature is available on TranStar’s real-time traffic map on the website and mobile app. “Although the TranStar system has always displayed flooded locations on freeways, until now we have not provided information about local street conditions,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “This new feature lets travelers identify areas where the risk of roadway flooding is high during local or widespread flooding events.”

Officials Dredge San Jacinto River Bookmark

Good news for anyone with a home or business near the San Jacinto River! In less than a year, contractors with the US Army Corp of Engineers plan to remove 1.8 million cubic yards of debris and other material from a section of the San Jacinto River, which could improve safety for thousands of Humble, Atascocita, and Kingwood residents. According to the Corp of Engineers, debris from Hurricane Harvey still impedes water flow along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, creating a situation that threatens life,

Answers to Your FAQs: What’s the Difference Between a Constable and Commissioner Precinct? Bookmark

If you live in north Harris County, chances are that both the Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner and constable serve your area. Although commissioner and constable precincts aren't connected, Harris County Precinct 4 is unique in that the boundaries of the Precinct 4 commissioner and constable mostly align. Constables in Precinct 1, 3, and 5 serve only a few areas in Commissioner Precinct 4. Unfortunately, sharing a precinct name has caused confusion about the two agencies.