Jon Powell to speak at September BAND meeting

Jon Powell, a Democratic candidate for Congressional District 36, is the guest speaker at this month's Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) meeting. Powell has worked as a geologist and a chemist and has also served as a mayor and city councilman in Taylor Lake Village. The BAND meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Freeman Branch Library Children's Activity Room at 16616 Diana Ln., Houston 77062.

Panel to present discussion on American Legislative Exchange Council at August BAND meeting

The August 9 BAND program will be a panel discussion on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This extremely well-funded organization has 45 years of history of trying to weaken the federal government, decrease taxes on the very richest in society and destroy any federally-funded safety nets. Until the last few years, they've flown under the radar, but more information is coming to light. Panel members will be Andy Hailey and Billie Patterson.

CCISD bond to address area growth

CCISD will hold a bond election on Saturday, May 6. The $487 million bond proposal is intended to address enrollment growth especially in the League City area, along with aging campuses, technology and safety and security. Right now at Hall Elementary, all of the fifth grade is housed in 17 portable buildings. With passage of the bond, the district would build its 27th elementary school to ease crowding at three elementary schools in the League City area.

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