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Posts published in “Day: December 5, 2019

New Bus Service for East Harris County

Free Ridership for the first 60 Days

Nearly 200,000 residents now have new access to public transportation in eastern portions of Harris County, thanks to $3.8 million Harvey Disaster Recovery money. Harris County Transit will expand its existing bus service to some of the communities hardest hit Run-Off Election December 14 by floodwaters from the hurricane.

A soft launch of the new service will occur on December 2, 2019. The first 60 days are free to riders; and after the first 60 days, rides will be $1.00 per ride. There will be an inaugural ceremony to mark the launch on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Joe V’s Parking Lot, 5609 Uvalde, Houston, Texas.

The new service will add roughly 65 additional route miles to the infrastructure for a total of 185 route miles. Five proposed new routes will serve Channelview, Cloverleaf and Sheldon with service for a three-year period. If ridership levels are high enough, Harris County Transit Services will request more funding to continue the routes beyond the three years.

Woodland Acres Elementary Receives Generous Donation

Ernie Farrand, Jennifer Severe, Principal Sandra Rodriguez, Alaide Zavala, Skipper Hastings.

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – Friday, November 22, 2019 — The Galena Park ISD Woodland Acres Elementary School received a $22,800 donation from WATCO a local company located on Federal Road near the school.

According to Sandra Rodriquez the school principal WATCO has been making a donation for the past five years. She said, “In the past, we have used the donated funds to build a second computer lab and to purchase additional technology equipment.” The company raises funds to donate through an annual golf tournament and silent auction.