Ed Gonzalez, elected in 2016 and took office on January 1, 2017.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency in the 1,118 square miles (2,900 km2) of unincorporated area of Harris County, serving as the equivalent of the county police for the approximately 1,071,485 people living in the unincorporated areas of the county. In Texas, sheriffs and their deputies are fully empowered peace officers with county-wide jurisdiction and thus, may legally exercise their authority in unincorporated and incorporated areas of their county; they primarily provide law enforcement services for only the unincorporated areas of a county, while yielding to municipal police or city marshals to provide law enforcement services for the incorporated areas. Sheriffs and their deputies also have statewide warrantless arrest powers for any criminal offense (except certain traffic offenses) committed within their presence or view. They also may make arrests with a warrant anywhere in the state. In an emergency, sheriffs along with mayors and district judges are empowered by state law to call forth the National Guard to preserve the peace.
The jurisdiction of the Harris County Sheriff's Office often overlaps with several other law enforcement agencies, among them the Texas Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol), the eight Harris County Constable Precincts, and several municipal police agencies including the city of Houston Police Department. The duties of a Texas sheriff generally include keeping the county jail, providing bailiffs for the county and district courts within his county and serving process issued by said courts, and providing general law enforcement services to residents.
Texas Wheelchair Ramp Project
July 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. to Noon
Sign-up at a luncheon meeting or to Mark Sweet firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-507-3227.
Come out and help build a wheelchair ramp for a disabled or elderly person who can’t afford to buy one.
Service Committee Meeting
Matthew Zeve, P.E., is the Director of Operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, Texas. Under his direction, the District carries out its mission to devise countywide flood damage reduction plans, implement those plans, and maintain the infrastructure. That mission is executed in the third most populated county in the United States, with a population in excess of 4.5 million, which includes the City of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. The District has jurisdiction over the primary stormwater facilities in the county, which consist of about 1,500 channels, totaling 2,500 miles in length, as well as more than 60 regional stormwater detention basins and a 2.5-square mile wetlands mitigation bank.
After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Matt successfully practiced engineering as a consultant in the private industry before joining the Harris County Flood Control District in September 2015. Matt has spent his entire professional career working on drainage projects primarily in the Houston Metropolitan area.
CCSC Back-to-School Express.
July 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Meet at CCSC
3434 Branard, 77027
Help load & unload a truck & SUVs with backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged kids.
* Enlist family members! (at least 10 years-old, please)* *Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes!
Load supplies at CCSC and then unload at Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Boulevard.
Sign-up at a luncheon meeting or to Gilbert Godbold email@example.com or 713-256-5649.
John Culberson was elected in 2000 to represent the 7th District, a seat formerly held by President George H. W. Bush and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer.
John is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding the federal government. His subcommittee assignments include the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Subcommittee, Homeland Security Subcommittee, and the Transportation Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee.
In November 2014, John was selected to lead the CJS Subcommittee, which oversees the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation, and other related agencies. As Chairman, John is committed to providing America’s law enforcement officers with the resources they need to protect our lives and property.
As a long-time space-enthusiast and NASA advocate, one of John’s top priorities is to see NASA return to its core mission of scientific research. He is an advocate for increasing national investment in medical and scientific research.
He continues to secure federal funding for the sheriffs to enforce existing law and provide the necessary support for our Border Patrol agents.
A life-long Texan, John Culberson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1981. After college, he worked for his father’s political consulting and advertising agency before earning a Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. Before his election to Congress, he practiced law as a civil defense attorney with the Houston firm Lorance and Thompson.
In 1986, John was elected to the Texas House of Representatives while he was a law student. He spent 14 years in the Texas House and in his last term in 1999, he was selected by his peers to serve as Minority Whip.
John and his wife, Belinda, have been married over 25 years and have a 20 year old daughter, Caroline. They are members of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.
Ryan Sitton is serving the state of Texas as the first engineer on the Railroad Commission in 50 years. A leading expert in energy markets, production and regulation, in 2014, he was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency that oversees oil and gas regulation in Texas. A native Texan who grew up in the Irving area, Ryan is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer.
In 2006, Sitton and Jennifer founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. What began as a garage project has today become a leading company, with over 700 employees across four continents. Inc. Magazine has consecutively recognized Pinnacle as one of the top 1,500 fastest growing, privately held companies in the world. PinnacleART has also been part of the coveted Aggie 100, which celebrates and recognizes the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses for three consecutive years.
With over 20 years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, Ryan is an active member of several industry groups including: The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. He is the current Chairman of Texas A&M’s Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council and regularly works with leaders in Texas higher education to support the principles that will keep those institutions leading the nation.
Ryan is one of the foremost authorities on integrity programs and risk analysis, having been frequently called to provide expertise to some of the world’s most complex companies. In addition, he has provided expertise in both regulatory and civil court cases and he has advised several public groups including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
In 2015, Ryan was recognized as one of the 40 most influential leaders under the age of 40 in the Houston area and he became the youngest person identified as a distinguished Engineering Alumnus by Texas A&M. In 2016, he received the Hearst Energy Award for Government Service.
Ryan and his wife Jennifer have three children – Sarah, Luke, and Lance – and are active members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
Dr. Alfred Mansour is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has recently been named Director of the UT Ortho Comprehensive Hip Preservation Program and serves as a Team Physician for the Houston Rockets NBA Organization. In addition to leading the hip preservation program, he also currently serves as Director of Pediatric Orthopedics.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Mansour completed dual fellowships in both Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery with an emphasis on the full spectrum of hip preservation. His combined training experiences have shaped his subspecialized expertise and approach to both sports medicine and hip preservation in children and athletic adults. He is one of only a handful of surgeons nationally employing both arthroscopic and open surgical techniques including periacetabular osteotomy for complex hip problems including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip dysplasia. He also specializes in fractures and growth plate injuries of the extremities, patellar instability, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), ACL ruptures, and cartilage injuries of the elbow, hip, knee and ankle.
Dr. Mansour received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, while becoming a seven-time NCAA All-American swimmer and finalist for NCAA National Scholar Athlete of the Year. His experience at the elite level of athletics as a competitor and physician give him a unique perspective in caring for the high-level athlete of all ages.
He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed both his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Mansour went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an additional fellowship in Sports Medicine from the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic, serving as an assistant team physician to the Denver Broncos Football Club and Colorado Rockies Baseball organization.
Dr. Mansour is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, where he serves on multiple national committees. He has been recognized by H-Texas Magazine and Houstonia Magazine multiple years as one of the “Top Doctors” in Texas in both pediatric orthopaedics as well as sports medicine.
His research interests include various areas of sports medicine and hip preservation and he has presented at a multitude of national meetings. He has numerous publications in a variety of orthopaedic journals and frequently lectures on the topics of hip preservation in adolescent and young adults, pediatric sports medicine, and trauma.
Dr. Michael S. Wong is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University. He is also Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. He was educated and trained at Caltech, MIT, and UCSB before arriving at Rice in 2001. His research program broadly addresses chemical engineering problems using the tools of materials chemistry, with a particular interest in energy and environmental applications ("catalysis for clean water").
He has received numerous honors, including the MIT TR35 Young Innovator Award, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Young Investigator Award, Smithsonian Magazine Young Innovator Award, and the North American Catalysis Society/Southwest Catalysis Society Excellence in Applied Catalysis Award. He is Research Thrust Leader on 'Multifunctional Nanomaterials" in the NSF-funded NEWT (Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment) Engineering Research Center. He is Chair of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology (CATL), and serves on the Applied Catalysis B: Environmental editorial board. Previous experiences include Chairmanship of the AIChE Nanoscale Science and EngineeringForum and Chemistry of Materials editorial board membership.
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