Elections Governmental Affairs

HAR Recommends Voting FOR HISD Proposition 1

Due to a robust and thriving real estate market, Houston is considered “property-wealthy.” By law, “property wealthy school districts” can be required to purchase “attendance credits” from the State of Texas. In 2016, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) determined that HISD owed a payment of $162 million in attendance credits to the state.  The referendum was placed on the November 2016 election ballot. Voters in HISD rejected sending the $162

Prepare for Flooding and Storm Surge

Houstonians know the human and economic costs of severe weather. Floods in 2015 and 2016 caused 16 deaths and over $1 billion in damage. Additionally, the entire coastal region is particularly vulnerable to the threat of storm surge from a powerful hurricane. In order to address these issues, Houston City Council Members David W. Robinson and Dave Martin and the AIA Houston Chapter Urban Design Committee are hosting an event featuring two
Governmental Affairs

REALTOR® Ray Holztapple Re-Appointed to HCAD Board

At the December 9, 2013 Houston City Council meeting, HAR member Ray Holtzapple was re-appointed to serve as the City’s Representative on the Board of Directors of the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD). His appointment is for a two-year term commencing on January 1, 2014 and ending on December 31, 2016. Ray just completed a two-year term on the HCAD board. Ray brings to HCAD his extensive experience in lending,