New City Council district maps leaves Clear Lake with Kingwood

Steve Stockman by the Texas Tribune 

Well that was a long wait for nothing.

The city of Houston completed their proposed redistricting. The Houston Chronicle has a good article on the maps without mentioning District E which has connected Clear Lake with Kingwood by a canal, literally. The new map for the city can be viewed here.

Clear Lake has been gerrymandered for decades including the city districts. Because of this we no competition for city, state, or national office. So we have a choice between a far right republican and an extremely far right republican. Steve Stockman represented the Clear Lake area. After one useless term in office he was indicted and convicted on 23 felony counts. He spent 2 years in jail until Trump pardoned him. This is the kind of representation Clear Lake gets because of redistricting. 

Now we have Congressman Babin, the ghost of Congress. He rarely comes out of his hole for fear of seeing his shadow or his constituents. Dennis Paul is our representative in Austin. He represents the NRA and also rarely comes out for fear of meeting his constituents in the greenbelt while walking his dog.

So after decades of being connected with Kingwood, 45 miles away, we are going to be stuck again. Public Hearings will be held at City Council Chamber (City Hall, 2nd Floor, 901 Bagby):

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

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