News & Editorials

Winter Storm FEMA Assistance: April 20 Deadline to Apply


Applying for FEMA assistance can be challenging.Precinct One, in partnership with Harris County's Housing and Community Services Resources Department, is here to help residents who have been impacted by the February 2021 winter storm.Families are en…

Weekly Food Distribution Schedule


January 15, 2021 | Covid ResourcesPrecinct One's food distributions occur on a weekly basis at different locations throughout the precinct in partnership with The Houston Food Bank. Normally, there is enough food to serve the first 500 cars/families…

Message From Commissioner: Veterans Services


Welcome Veterans!Precinct One is committed to supporting and assisting our veterans.The Harris County Precinct One veteran's registration is an easy way to stay in contact with the county and learn about programs and resources available to you as a …

Precinct One Celebrates Women's History Month


Honoring Texas women who have, and are, breaking down barriers. BARBARA JORDAN The legendary Barbara Jordan was a Civil Rights activist born and raised in Houston in Fifth Ward (PCT1). Jordan was the first African-…

EDITORIAL: Prioritize Flood Control Projects for Vulnerable Communities


The Houston Chronicle | March 12, 2021 All of our residents deserve a safe, strong and resilient Harris County for themselves and their children, regardless of their wealth or their zip code. Mother nature does not discriminate — but un…

Precinct One Winter Storm Resource Guide


Dear Friends, This has been a challenging week. I want to acknowledge and thank so many of you for stepping up to help your neighbors by housing one another, sharing resources, and helping out at food and water distributions. Every time our commu…

Working Together to Provide Rent Relief


Housing is Health We cannot have safe, healthy, stable, or economically thriving communities when people cannot afford to stay in their homes, especially during the middle of an ongoing pandemic. We will continue working to find solutions to comb…

Precinct One Celebrates Black History Month


During February, Precinct One will celebrate Black History Month by honoring figures who defied the odds and those presently shattering barriers. We will highlight places that have strengthened our community for generations and …

One Bicycle Crash is too Many: Bike Safety Campaign Launches


One Bicycle Crash is too Many: Commissioner Rodney Ellis, BikeTexas, BikeHouston & Clear Channel Launch Bike Safety Campaign Watch the Virtual Press Conference Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure on th…

Sign up for Harris County's COVID Vaccine Waitlist


Three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA so far.Download the COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit in English and Spanish.Harris County's "Smart Waitlist" portal will allow individuals who meet the State of Texas eligibility for the vaccine to be …

Commissioners Court Approves Commissioner Ellis’ Plans to Transform Downtown Houston Block


September 29, 2020 | Our Initiatives Plans to transform the entire downtown Houston block that contains Quebedeaux Park into a space that will allow visitors to recognize the racial terror of the past, realize the continued effects of discrim…

FREE PPE for Harris County Businesses


August 25, 2020 | Covid Resources Are you a Business Owner who needs Personal Protective Equipment to help Protect your Employees? Small businesses and the working families those businesses support are vital to Harris County's economy. Com…

EDITORIAL: Straus and Ellis: Remove Confederate Monuments from the Texas Capitol


The Dallas Morning News | July 22, 2020 Straus and Ellis: Remove Confederate monuments from the Texas Capitol By Joe Straus and Rodney Ellis Copyright © 2021 The Dallas Morning News. All rights reserved.

EDITORIAL: Will This Juneteenth Finally Begin to Fulfill the Promises of the First?


The Washington Post  | June 18, 2020 Will this Juneteenth finally begin to fulfill the promises of the first? Opinion by Rodney Ellis Copyright © The Washington Post 2020. All rights reserved.

Participate in Precinct One’s Programs Online!


May 4, 2020 | Programs While you are at home, practicing social distancing, Precinct One’s Programs Department is excited to bring some of our most popular activities to you online! We hope that these videos are a …

Precinct One Community Centers are closed until further notice


March 15, 2020 | Covid Resources Protecting the health and safety of our community remains our highest concern. It is due to our concern for Harris County residents that we are following the guidelines jointly issued by Harris County Public H…

New phase of TSU-UH Corridor street improvements begin


Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Southern University (TSU) Interim President Kenneth Huewitt broke ground on a $10.4M construction project on Cleburne Street between Ennis and Scott stree…