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Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones Announces 2024 Call 4 Projects

02 Apr, 24

After a successful inaugural year, round 2 of landmark infrastructure partnership initiative launches

Commissioner Briones appoints Aisha Dennis to Harris County Public Defender’s Board

26 Mar, 24

Commissioner Lesley Briones is thrilled to announce the appointment of Aisha Dennis to the Harris County Public Defender’s Board.
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Commissioner Briones, City of Houston, HPD Highlight Impact of New Bissonnet Corridor Gates Funded by Precinct 4

08 Mar, 24

Commissioner Lesley Briones, in partnership with the City of Houston and the Houston Police Department (HPD), highlighted the positive impacts of the new gates within the Bissonnet Corridor.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones surprised first winner of Harris County Precinct 4’s bus design contest

07 Mar, 24

Commissioner Lesley Briones surprised Emma Cardenas, the first winner of Harris County Precinct 4’s bus design contest, “From Palette to Pavement: Student Art on Precinct 4 Buses!”
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Free, Fun Spring Break Programming Happening at Commissioner Lesley Briones' Parks, Community Centers

04 Mar, 24

Whether your family loves to explore birds, fishing, and nature in the outdoors or prefers crafting and watching afternoon movies inside, Harris County Precinct 4 has activities for kids of all ages and interests.
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Unearthing Black histories with Debra Blacklock-Sloan, Harris County Historical Commission member

01 Mar, 24

Blacklock-Sloan's Black teachers instilled a love for history in her at an early age, stoking a passion to document the lost stories and history of Black Americans’ triumphs and struggles.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones champions nursing mothers with policy updates, Lactation pods donations

29 Feb, 24

New parents visiting court or heading back to work at Harris County will soon have three new areas to privately pump and feed their children, thanks to a donation approved by Harris County commissioners during their Feb. 27 meeting.
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Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones appointed to Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors

28 Feb, 24

Commissioner Briones Joins Commissioner Garcia on Regional Planning Board
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Rediscovering the Rich History of Precinct 4's McGee Chapel

26 Feb, 24

Prior to the early 1990s, not even congregation members knew the 150-year history of McGee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. When Alvin Wright started his research into the history at the behest of the church, few expected what he found.
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Savoring Heritage: Chef Casey Castro's Culinary Journey from South Africa to Precinct 4’s Katy area

16 Feb, 24

Amid the aromatic symphony of spices, simmering pots of lamb curry, and the movement of his mother’s and aunt’s hands to transform mounds of dough into crisp kingklip empanadas, chef Casey Castro’s passion for food flourished.
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Harris County Precinct 4 Listening Tours Amplify Community Voices

08 Feb, 24

Upon taking office, Commissioner Lesley Briones launched a 12-stop listening tour to hear directly from Precinct 4 constituents. Hundreds of residents attended to meet the Commissioner and provide constructive feedback about the issues most important to their communities.
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Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones is Advancing Opportunity & Justice

08 Feb, 24

In addition to delivering critical county services, Commissioner Briones is focused on building a diverse coalition of leadership in Harris County. This means working toward an equitable distribution of resources and empowering communities to have a seat at the table.
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Harris County Precinct 4 is developing a skilled & sustainable workforce

08 Feb, 24

Every resident in Harris County deserves access to quality education, housing, and job opportunities.
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For the Community, By the Community: Precinct 4 Launches Plans to Transform Parks, Neighborhoods

08 Feb, 24

Harris County Precinct 4 is empowering communities to shape the future of their parks, green spaces, and infrastructure. Through its first-ever planning division, Precinct 4 is bringing together community planners and residents to develop plans that will revitalize signature green spaces, increase mobility and connectivity, and enhance the quality of life in its communities.
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Strategic Infrastructure Projects Connecting Partners, Places, and People

08 Feb, 24

Apart from maintaining over 1,600 miles of roads and over 14,000 acres of green space, Harris County Precinct 4 worked to preserve and create infrastructure to support and connect communities
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Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones Implements Holistic Strategy for Community Safety

08 Feb, 24

Public safety is, and will remain, the top priority for Harris County Precinct 4. As a mother of three young daughters, a former judge, and someone who has been a victim, Commissioner Briones believes in investing in all parts of the justice system.
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Black History Month: Celebrating progress & renewing commitment

06 Feb, 24

This Black History Month — and throughout the year — we recognize that while systemic and racial injustices have disproportionately affected the lives of Black Americans, we honor the triumphs, adversity, and sacrifices they have made throughout history to provide a framework for other social movements to achieve progress.
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Houston Ballet’s Lauren Anderson of Precinct 4 is an example of ‘living Black history’

05 Feb, 24

Houston Ballet’s Lauren Anderson has roots in Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4. She graduated from Lamar High School in 1982 at the age of 17 – one year before joining Houston Ballet’s corps de ballet. Four years after joining the ballet full-time, she earned the title of soloist. Three years later, she became only the second Black female ballerina to ever be promoted to principal, the highest rank a ballerina can earn.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones partners with University of Houston’s Graduate School of Social Work to take proactive approach to resident services

31 Jan, 24

A cohort of the school’s graduate students will serve as interns and receive hands-on experience addressing community issues like homelessness, food insecurity, and eviction, all while bringing a wealth of cutting-edge research to keep Precinct 4 on the cusp of social worker innovation.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Convenes Community Members to Guide Precinct 4 Policy and Projects

29 Jan, 24

Commissioner Lesley Briones launched four advisory committees in May 2023, covering high-priority areas: justice and safety, health, infrastructure, and housing and homelessness. Each committee is comprised of a diverse group of subject matter experts who have diligently worked to compile actionable recommendations to improve Precinct 4, which they presented to Commissioner Briones Jan. 22 and 23.
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Residents help shape future of Katy East during community meeting with Commissioner Lesley Briones

24 Jan, 24

Residents spoke directly to project consultant and the Precinct 4 team to express concerns about the need for more sidewalks to connect neighborhoods to schools and suggested increasing lanes on narrow roads. Some residents were optimistic about how the anticipated changes from the Katy East Community Plan and Mobility Study will foster greater connectivity in unincorporated Katy.
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Harris County Announces Leading Investment in U.S. Citizenship

22 Jan, 24

Naturalize Now, Houston! That’s the message local government and civic partners are sending to 300,000 lawful permanent residents in the region, who are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, and haven’t already.
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Road to revitalization: Commissioner Lesley Briones engages community to bring connectivity, mobility to unincorporated Katy

19 Jan, 24

From road and drainage improvements to new sidewalks and trails, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones is completing work in the Greater Katy area while also looking toward the future.
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Fresh Produce Available to Residents at 3 Precinct 4 Community Centers through New Partnership

17 Jan, 24

Funded by federal dollars through the American Rescue Plan Act, the program will bring 140 boxes of fresh, locally sourced produce for distribution at three Precinct 4 community centers biweekly. The program will run throughout 2024 to help address food insecurity.
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Emergency Resources Available in Preparation for Winter Storm Threat

13 Jan, 24

​​As we all prepare for the upcoming winter weather event, the team at Precinct 4 stands ready to support our community. In addition to our Road & Bridge crews preparing our roads and facilities, we are making arrangements for a warming center at Bayland Community Center (6400 Bissonnet Street).
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Precinct 4 facilities will be closed Jan. 13-16

11 Jan, 24

With the safety of our community and constituents in mind, all Harris County Precinct 4 community centers, senior education centers, fitness centers and education centers will be closed Saturday, Jan. 13 through Tuesday, Jan. 16. This is due to the upcoming threat of extreme winter weather.
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‘A deep sense of urgency’: Commissioner Briones celebrates 2023 progress & partnerships

20 Dec, 23

​Everything we do at Precinct 4 is grounded in our commitment to serving you and your families. Our mission is to advance opportunity and justice for all. We have prioritized justice and safety, infrastructure, health, education and economic opportunity, and good government.
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Harris County Commissioners expand eviction defense program to all 16 Justice of the Peace Courts with new funding for legal aid services

20 Dec, 23

New $4 million ARPA investment will increase access to justice for all parties in the eviction process
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Vilaseca appointed to Harris County Safe School Commission

19 Dec, 23

On December 19, Commissioner Lesley Briones proudly appointed Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca to the Harris County Safe School Commission.
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Harris County Commissioners Court appoints Fairbanks, Stylz to LGBTQIA+ Commission

19 Dec, 23

On December 19, Commissioners Court officially appointed Meghan Fairbanks and Diamond Stylz to the Commission.
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Mobility enhancements along Westpark Corridor planned under regional partnership

15 Dec, 23

More than 16 miles of multi-modal mobility enhancements are planned for the Westpark Tollway Corridor under a new partnership between the City of Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), officials announced Thursday afternoon.
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Commissioner Briones partners with Council Member Edward Pollard, TIRZ No. 1 to complete crucial sidewalk in Southwest Houston

13 Dec, 23

Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones, City of Houston Council Member Edward Pollard, St. George Place Redevelopment Authority/Tax Increment Investment Zone 1, and community partners celebrated the completion of a sidewalk project crucial to hike-and-bike mobility in a dense portion of southwest Houston.
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Commissioner Briones joins forces with Energy Corridor, Shell for unique gathering space and art mural

12 Dec, 23

Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones in partnership with Shell and the Energy Corridor District officially opened the gathering space and container art mural at Energy Hill at Terry Hershey Park.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones connects small-business owners with valuable resources

11 Dec, 23

Over a dozen small-business owners converged Dec. 8 at Harris County Precinct 4’s Tracy Gee Community Center to get expert advice and resources to help grow their businesses.
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Commissioner Briones appoints Nandini Seth to the Harris County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation

05 Dec, 23

Nandini Seth has extensive experience in executing and managing large urban planning projects for various communities in the United States. In her role with Precinct 4, she works closely with the Harris County Engineering Department, the consulting community, constituents, and state legislatures amongst other stakeholders.
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Commissioner Briones appoints Dr. Andrew Juan to Harris County Community Flood Resilience Task Force

05 Dec, 23

Dr. Andrew Juan brings 10 years of academic and practical experience in flood mitigation.
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Commissioner Briones kicks off holiday season with community celebration and master plan workshop at Bayland Park

04 Dec, 23

Workshop launches the multiple community engagement meetings to reimagine Bayland Park
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Small Business Saturday: Commissioner Lesley Briones connects business owners and entrepreneurs to key resources

25 Nov, 23

Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, urges shoppers to patronize local businesses for holiday gift-buying. Commissioner Briones is taking that day a step further and – in a commitment to supporting local small businesses year-round – is connecting business owners and entrepreneurs to valuable resources.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones serves up Thanksgiving meals & family-friendly programming for Precinct 4 residents

22 Nov, 23

Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones and her newly launched nonprofit, Precinct 4 Forward partnered with local businesses to distribute Thanksgiving meals to underserved and food insecure families.
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REPORT: Gulfton/ Sharpstown Night Walk (CPTED)

21 Nov, 23

Our three main goals for the evening were to experience the neighborhood from the perspective of a pedestrian, educate our partners and stakeholders on key concepts of nighttime design such as lighting, safety and placemaking, and encourage stakeholder interest in urban design and nocturnal issues.
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559 guns turned in during Gun Buyback hosted by Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones, Mayor Sylvester Turner & Sheriff Ed Gonzalez

19 Nov, 23

5th Gun Buyback Event Continued County-City Partnership to Prevent Accidental Shootings, Theft of Unused Firearms, and Firearm-related Deaths
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Harris County nonprofits offer turkeys, free meals to Precinct 4 residents in need

16 Nov, 23

If you're looking for help -- or looking to help for Thanksgiving -- here's a list of resources that are putting food on the table:
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Precinct 4 expands fitness classes as options increase for all age groups

16 Nov, 23

Precinct 4 remains committed to providing the highest level of service – with expanded programming options – to our constituents. To advance that commitment, we are proud to announce nine new and returning fitness instructors will be leading classes at all community centers.
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Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones transitions Freed Park to Precinct 4

15 Nov, 23

Freed Park – including community center, greenspace, and community garden – transitions to Harris County Precinct 4 Parks
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Commissioner Lesley Briones applauds voters for bringing health facility to Precinct 4

15 Nov, 23

New facilities and expanded resources are coming for Harris County’s most vulnerable residents after voters overwhelmingly approved the $2.5 billion Harris Health bond on November 7, 2023.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones: Veterans deserve more than thanks. They deserve resources.

11 Nov, 23

This Veterans Day, we extend our deepest gratitude to every one of the men and women for their unwavering service and devotion to preserving the liberties we cherish. It’s because of their selflessness that our democracy is preserved, and as civilians, we owe them our resolute support and utmost appreciation.
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Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones to host gun buyback event

10 Nov, 23

Commissioner Briones Partners with Harris County Sheriff’s Office and City of Houston to Continue Gun Buyback Program. Part of City-County Efforts to Prevent Accidental Shootings, Theft of Unused Firearms, and Firearm-related Deaths 
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The Veterans Who Work at Precinct 4 Proudly Served Their Country, Now They Proudly Serve You

07 Nov, 23

Harris County Precinct 4 is the proud workplace for 17 veterans, who served our country in the U.S. armed forces and continue to serve residents every day.
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Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones Highlights Impact of Domestic Violence Assistance Fund

01 Nov, 23

Months after Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council distributed new round of $4.7 million, community-based organizations report on the fund’s lifesaving impact
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Commissioner Briones appoints Rixi Castillo to Harris County Essential Workers Board

31 Oct, 23

Rixi Castillo was appointed by Commissioner Briones to the Harris County Essential Workers Board, with a unanimous vote from the Harris County Commissioners Court.
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Diana Ramirez Takes the Helm as Appointed Harris County Administrator

31 Oct, 23

Harris County Commissioners Court voted today to name Diana Ramirez the permanent County Administrator. She has been serving as Interim County Administrator since Administrator Dave Berry’s resignation.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones helps expedite eviction appeals cases in Harris County

31 Oct, 23

Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones led an investment of $1,091,100 in federal American Rescue Plan Funding (ARPA) to reduce the backlog of eviction appeals cases in Harris County. This measure was passed today with a unanimous vote, and will cover the cost of an associate judge and coordinator to staff an eviction appeal docket through 2026.
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White House recognizes Harris County Apprenticeship Program

25 Oct, 23

Commissioner Lesley Briones voted to approve the Apprenticeship Advantage Initiative because the program has the potential to strengthen the regional workforce and help keep Harris County a global competitor.
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‘My work is the people’s work’: Linda Morales appointed to Harris County-Houston Sports Authority ahead of 2026 FIFA World Cup

11 Oct, 23

Morales brings her love of sports and her extensive labor and advocacy background to the 13-member board of directors
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Briones: Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Precinct 4

05 Oct, 23

Right now, the reality is domestic violence is a pervasive issue in every community — in the United States, one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. We stand in solidarity with survivors facing the difficult journey towards healing. You are not alone.
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Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Identity, heritage, and artistic expression in Precinct 4

23 Sep, 23

Artists reflect on how their culture has influenced their work in the internationally diverse precinct
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Harris County Approves 2024 Budget, Reduces Tax Rate for Sixth Year

22 Sep, 23

Our new budget invests a total of $1.5 billion in justice and safety — a $170 million increase over last year — to support law enforcement, provide our courts with the necessary resources to run effectively, and ensure a fairer criminal justice system. .
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Community Celebration and Master Plan Workshop at Burnett Bayland Park

13 Sep, 23

First of several heritage events to be held from September 15 - October 15
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HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA: Houston’s Memorial and Buffalo Bayou Parks to be connected by forthcoming trail

06 Sep, 23

Funding from Harris County Precinct 4 will help the Houston Parks Board fill a gap between two of the city’s largest and most popular parks.
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Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones leverages $170 million for sustainable infrastructure projects

06 Sep, 23

32 projects across Precinct 4 will move forward because of Places 4 People
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Commissioner Lesley Briones invites you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at these family-friendly events

31 Aug, 23

The Latino communities across Harris County Precinct 4 are incredibly diverse. From the Panamanian neighborhoods in Brays Oaks and Mission Bend; to the thriving Columbian, Afro-Latino, and Garifuna communities in Alief; to the Mexican and Salvadoran communities in Gulfton; to our Venezuelan neighbors in Cypress and Katy; we are blessed with a rich tapestry of cultures that rivals any major city in the country.
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COMMUNITY IMPACT: How to attend Harris County Precinct 4 community listening tour

31 Aug, 23

The office of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones announced the dates and locations for four upcoming listening sessions as part of its 2023 Listening Tour.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Announces First Appointees to New Harris County LGBTQIA+ Commission

30 Aug, 23

Commissioner Lesley Briones spearheaded the creation of the history-making commission in June to amplify the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community and to promote equality. The Commission will provide actionable recommendations to improve economic, social, health, and safety outcomes for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Appoints Davis to Harris Health Board, Ruiz to Public Defender Board

29 Aug, 23

Commissioner Lesley Briones has appointed Afsheen Davis to the Harris Health Board and Luis Ruiz to the Harris County Public Defender Board.
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From computers to immunizations: How Commissioner Lesley Briones is helping families get ready for Back to School

28 Aug, 23

As the summer winds down, families have turned to Commissioner Lesley Briones and Precinct 4 to help prepare their children to return to school. Between multi-million-dollar investments in childcare and a campaign to distribute free Chromebooks to students, Commissioner Briones said it is “absolutely essential” to ensure that all children are set up to succeed.
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Six years after Hurricane Harvey, here’s how Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones is improving flood resiliency

25 Aug, 23

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August of 2017, Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones was very pregnant with her youngest daughter.
During a June 9 groundbreaking for a $20.2 million drainage improvement project in the Bear Creek Village subdivision, near the Addicks Reservoir, Commissioner Briones described the stress of flooding as a potential medical emergency.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Establishes Precinct4Forward

10 Aug, 23

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Harris County Commissioners approved the creation of Precinct4Forward, a nonprofit organization that will bring community partners together to improve the quality of life of Harris County Precinct 4’s 1.2 million residents.
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KHOU: Zube Park featured as Hidden Gem

10 Aug, 23

This 225-acre park in Hockley features multiple playgrounds, miles of trails, community pavilions, athletic fields, a train ride and a splash pad.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Notification of planning meeting and public comment

03 Aug, 23

Harris County Precinct 4 is seeking input for three flood mitigation projects using Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the Texas General Land Office and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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See horses, goats, talking birds, and more at Bear Creek Park Wildlife Habitat in Harris County Precinct 4

01 Aug, 23

Nestled in the greenery of West Houston’s Addicks Reservoir, the wildlife habitat at Precinct 4’s Bear Creek Pioneers Park is a prime destination for families and bird lovers alike.
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Social media photos show all the fun residents had in Harris County Precinct 4 Parks during National Park and Recreation Month 

30 Jul, 23

July is National Park and Recreation Month and residents took full advantage of the quality parks in Harris County Precinct 4 by sharing their adventures on social media. From petting zoo trips to family bike rides, park visitors posted photos while enjoying our amenities and we’ve compiled some of our favorites! 
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Call for Resumes – Appointment to Probate Court No. 5

26 Jul, 23

With the passage of HB 3474 in the 88th Texas Legislature, Harris County will soon have a new Court, Probate Court No. 5, on September 1, 2023.
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Harris County Women’s Commission Presents First Report to Harris County Commissioners

18 Jul, 23

During their July 18 meeting, Harris County commissioners discussed a report from the Harris County Women’s Commission outlining its future goals and issued new directives for the nine-member group.
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KPRC: Harris County commissioner talks progress, college program supports students, and more on Houston Newsmakers

16 Jul, 23

Lesley Briones has only been the Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner for seven months but has hit the ground running, trying to make a difference.
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Parks to explore in Harris County Precinct 4 during National Parks and Recreation Month

07 Jul, 23

Whether you want to walk on tree-shaded nature trails, cool off in the water, view exotic animals, or play with your pup, there is a place for everyone to have fun in Precinct 4 during National Parks and Recreation Month.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones' Statements on Supreme Court Rulings

30 Jun, 23

"The Court’s decision to ban race-conscious admissions is a major erosion of the critical progress we have made to address systemic barriers faced by students of color. As a former teacher, I have witnessed how diversity of thought and perspectives fostered a collaborative learning environment for all students. We must continue to promote access to equal opportunity and diversity in higher education.”
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Commissioners Court Invests $1.7M to Improve 911 Call Response Times

28 Jun, 23

In a unanimous vote on June 27, Harris County commissioners approved $1.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to enhance the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) TeleDeputy Unit.
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Commissioner Briones, County Attorney Menefee announce action against Patriot Title

28 Jun, 23

Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones (Precinct 4) joined Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee to announce possible action against Patriot Title.
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KTRK: Program looking to add full-time deputies to emergency dispatch centers approved in Harris County

27 Jun, 23

A new program passed unanimously on Tuesday afternoon by Harris County Commissioners could change how you file police reports with the sheriff's office.
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Commissioner Briones appoints Porscha Brown to Managed Assigned Counsel board

27 Jun, 23

Commissioner Lesley Briones has appointed Porscha Natasha Brown to the Managed Assigned Counsel ​board. Brown has been a Public Defender since 2016, and currently works as an Assistant Public Defender in Harris County.
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One year without Roe v. Wade:

24 Jun, 23

Today marks one year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, stripping women of their fundamental right to bodily autonomy. This decision turned back the clock half a century. It saddens and angers me that my three young daughters are growing up with fewer rights than their grandmothers.
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Founded in Freedom: Riceville’s Enduring Legacy as a Texas Freedom Colony

19 Jun, 23

As we mark 158 years since enslaved Black Texans learned of their freedom, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, community members of one of Texas’ oldest freedom colonies reflected on their own history, which began even before June 19, 1865.

At the over 130-year-old Riceville Mount Olive Baptist Church in Southwest Houston, longtime Riceville residents shared their stories.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Initiates Bear Creek Village Drainage Improvement Project

09 Jun, 23

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones was joined by the Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Engineering Department, and Harris County Utility District No. 6 in a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the next step in improving street drainage and mitigating flood risks for the Bear Creek Village community.
During Hurricane Harvey, approximately 1,400 homes — nearly 60% of single-family residences — flooded in the subdivision.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Makes History by Establishing First LGBTQIA+ Commission

06 Jun, 23

In a 4-1 vote, Harris County Commissioners approved the creation of the County’s first LGBTQIA+ Commission.
Commissioner Lesley Briones introduced the motion, calling it an important step toward amplifying the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community and promoting equality in Harris County.
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Harris County Precinct 4 to Open Two New Soccer Pitches in Gulfton

30 May, 23

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones, in partnership with Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston District J Council Member Edward Pollard, the Gulfton Management District, the Houston Dynamo FC, the Houston Dash, and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, opened two new soccer pitches at Burnett Bayland Park in Gulfton.
The soccer pitch installation marks the first of multiple investments into Burnett Bayland Park. Precinct 4 will soon launch a master plan for the Park, which will reinvigorate the space for the Gulfton community.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Seeks to Re-envision Westpark Tollway

17 May, 23

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones announced a study to re-envision the Westpark Tollway, from the Beltway 8 west to the Harris County-Fort Bend County line to help keep pace with growth in the fastest growing region in Texas, expand economic opportunities, and improve quality of life for residents.
Receiving unanimous support from Commissioners Court, the County will move forward with a search for qualified engineering firms to lead the study which will explore potential options to increase mobility capacity and transportation solutions.
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Commissioner Lesley Briones Appoints Dr. Cody Pyke to Harris Health System Board of Trustees

16 May, 23

In a unanimous vote, Harris County Commissioners Court made history as it approved Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones’ nominee, Dr. Cody Pyke (she/they), to the Harris Health System Board of Trustees. Dr. Pyke is the first openly transgender and nonbinary individual to serve on the nine-member board, which oversees a $2.3 billion, fully integrated healthcare system that includes community health centers, same-day clinics, multi-specialty clinic locations, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units and two full-service hospitals in Harris County.
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Alice Lee appointed to Harris County Redevelopment Authority and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 24 boards

16 May, 23

Commissioner Briones has appointed Alice Lee to both the Harris County Redevelopment Authority and the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 24 boards. Lee, the current Chief of Staff for Commissioner Briones, brings over 30 years of experience in public service.
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Briones: Harris County mothers deserve more than just flowers

13 May, 23

Growing up as the oldest of three children, I saw how much my own mom, a public-school teacher who often worked multiple jobs, sacrificed for us to have every possible opportunity. But nothing truly prepares you for motherhood, for that moment when you see your first child for the first time and for every day that follows – such transcendent love and purpose coupled with tremendous responsibility and concern.

I want to raise my three daughters in a world where they feel safe, respected, and empowered to become the very best version of themselves. Every mother deserves to live in that world, and every child deserves that opportunity.
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In First One Hundred Days, Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones is Moving Precinct 4 Forward

04 May, 23

In the first 100 days, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones led the passage of a holistic justice and safety package, positioned the Precinct to significantly increase infrastructure investments, and traveled across the Precinct engaging with residents and building community partnerships.
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Diana Ramirez Named Interim Harris County Administrator

26 Apr, 23

In a 4-1 vote, Harris County Commissioners approved a motion by Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones to nominate Diana Ramirez as interim Harris County Administrator.
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Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones breaks ground on Westfield Pines and Village Drainage Improvement Project

17 Apr, 23

$6.1 million project to improve flood resilience in community heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey
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Commissioner Lesley Briones hosts first-ever Iftar event in Precinct 4

13 Apr, 23

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Harris County Commissioners Court’s Latino majority already delivering in a new era of representation

02 Apr, 23

Representation has always mattered to Lesley Briones. Growing up on the border in Laredo, Harris County’s new Precinct 4 commissioner remembers being inspired by Democratic stalwart Judith Zaffirini, the first Mexican American woman to serve in the Texas Senate, and other Latinas in politics.
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​Commissioners Court Approves Holistic Public Safety Package

20 Mar, 23

Commissioner Briones and Commissioner Ellis support creation of additional district courts to address court case backlog
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Newly Sworn-in Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones Begins First Day Serving Residents of Precinct 4 with Commitment to Unity and Service

03 Jan, 23

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve and will work hard every day to unite our community and continue driving Harris County forward.”
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