News

Put An End To The Buzz!
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 6:15pm

Mosquitoes aren’t just a bothersome itch, they are also carriers for the Zika virus and more. Here are a few safe treatments and natural prevention methods to keep your home bite-free.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Help
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 11:06am

For those affected by Hurricane Harvey, knowing what to do next, where to find items that need replacing or contractors to help it get done, may be a bit of a challenge.To that end, the following list of resources has been compiled to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Meeting Location Changed
Posted: Sep 8, 2017 4:04pm

HCMUD 1 Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm. This month the meeting location has been changed to:

Nino's Restaurant
2817 West Dallas
Houston, Texas 77019

The public is welcome to attend.

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Revisions to Trash and Recycling Schedule
Posted: Sep 7, 2017 2:18pm

Due to circumstances as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the recyclables which were scheduled to be picked up on 9/6 will not be collected until 9/10 (Sunday). Please have your recycle bins in the street no later than Sunday morning at 6:00am. We apologize for the inconvenience. Normal schedules for recycling should resume next week.

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Services Update
Posted: Sep 4, 2017 2:20pm

Water services are fully operational and the water is safe to drink. Trash collection services are continuing as regularly scheduled, but high volume and lots of traffic at disposal sites may cause some delays for trash collection for residents. Thank you for your patience as we get through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Emergency Preparedness

Tax-Free Holiday Weekend for Purchasing Emergency Supplies April 22-24


It’s that time of year again, to start thinking about emergency preparedness. Did you know that hurricane season starts June 1? Knowing how important emergency preparedness is, we invite you to evaluate your emergency supplies and possibly take advantage of the upcoming tax-free holiday weekend.

On April 22-24, an assortment of emergency supply items will be eligible for purchase, tax-free! Also, there is also no limit to the number of qualifying items you can purchase. Please refer to the list below for assistance:

Less than $3,000:

  • Portable generators

Less than $300:

  • Hurricane shutters
  • Emergency ladders

Less than $75

  • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
  • First aid kits
  • Fuel containers
  • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
  • Hatchets
  • Axes
  • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
  • Non-electric coolers and ice chests for food storage
  • Non-electric can openers
  • Portable self-powered light sources (including battery operated)
  • Portable self-powered radios (including battery operated) - including two-way and weather band radios
  • Reusable and artificial ice products
  • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Tarps and other plastic sheeting

Supplies that do not qualify for tax exemption:

  • Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
  • Camping stoves
  • Camping supplies
  • Chainsaws
  • Plywood
  • Extension ladders
  • Stepladders
  • Tents
  • Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
  • Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies

Delivery and shipping charges:

During the holiday weekend, when buying the emergency supply items online additional charges are considered part of the sales tax (such as delivery, shipping, etc). This means if you exceed the allowed limit, you will be charged tax on the entirety of your purchase.

For more information, check out the Texas Comptroller's website.