Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart will host a Swearing-in Ceremony for newly elected Harris County officials on January 1, 2013, 12 p.m. (noon), at the 1910 Courthouse located at 301 Fannin Street.
“It is a privilege and an honor to administer the Oath of Office to the 2013 Class of Elected Officials in a historic building that has been the epicenter of government in Harris County for over a hundred years,” Stanart said. The Texas Constitution provides that all elected and appointed officials are required to take the official oath before entering upon the duties of office.
“It is fitting that on the first day of a new year and the first day of office for our newly elected officials that they take an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Texas. The citizens of Harris County can expect no less,” Stanart said.
The Swearing-in Ceremony will take place in the First Court of Appeals Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Courthouse. Harris County Treasurer, Orlando Sanchez and former State Representative Rick Noriega will be providing words of wisdom to mark the special occasion. The program is scheduled to last one-hour. Complimentary parking will be available in the Congress Plaza Garage, 1019 Congress Street.
The historic Harris County Courthouse was reopened in 2011 after going through major renovation approved by Commissioners Court in 2003.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has ruled that the state may cut off funding to Planned Parenthood’s family planning programs for poor women.
Attorney general spokeswoman Lauren Bean said Judge Gary Harger has ruled that Texas may exclude otherwise qualified doctors and clinics from receiving state funding just because they advocate for abortion rights. The state has long banned the use of state funds for abortion.
At issue Monday was whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion-rights groups could continue to provide preventive health care to poor women as part of the Women’s Health Program. The program provides check-ups and birth control to 110,000 poor women and 48,000 of them go to Planned Parenthood clinics.
Planned Parenthood asked for a restraining order against enforcing the ban on them, arguing it violates state law.
A Houston woman is getting support from social media after being kicked out of a very popular retail store. That woman, who was nursing her child at the Hollister clothing store in Houston’s Galleria Mall, says she was yelled at and told to leave by the manager. After the report by reporter Damali Keith aired on Fox 26 there has been an outpouring of support. Some Houston mothers have scheduled what they call a nurse-in for January 5th. They plan to go to the store and nurse their children at the business. So far there hasn’t been any response from Hollister’s corporate office on the breast feeding incident. The Factor will keep you updated!
Protest is scheduled for 3 pm – January 5th at the Hollister store in the Galleria!
Freshly freed Katt Williams had a front row seat last night as good friend Suge Knight got into a CRAZY brawl outside a Hollywood club … that ended with Suge nearly mowing down some people in his SUV … just hours after Katt was released from jail.It all went down outside the Eden club. When the video (which is understandably shaky) starts, the massive brawl is already in full swing and you can see Suge trying to go after someone while Katt gets away from the action, walking behind a dumpster. As the camera pans back, you can see Suge on the left side of the frame in a tan long-sleeved shirt. Suge can be seen connecting with some sort of punch, but the actual blow is blocked from view.The next time we see Katt, he’s making his way to a black SUV while being chased by someone. Katt appears to get in the car before the guy is able to catch up to him.Suge then gets into a white SUV and guns it, nearly hitting several people on his way out of the parking lot. Katt and Suge were detained and cited by police a little over a week ago and Katt was just arrested Friday for child endangerment and had only been out of jail for a few hours before the brawl went down.
HOUSTON — Following is a statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush:
“President Bush’s condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital to continue his recovery. The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.”
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