MEDIA ADVISORY: County Attorney Ryan to Speak Thursday at EPA Hearing on San Jacinto River Waste Pits

Contact: Robert Soard
First Assistant County Attorney
713-274-5103
Robert.Soard@hctx.net

WHO: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan

WHAT: Public hearing by Environmental Protection Agency on recommended plan to remove dioxin-tainted waste from the San Jacinto River Superfund site.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016

WHERE: Highlands Community Center, 604 Highland Woods Drive

County Attorney Ryan, a number of non-profit organizations and numerous local residents have been working for years to encourage the EPA to require that paper mill waste tainted with the deadly chemical dioxin be removed from the waste pits on the San Jacinto River. The waste pits have been capped but chemicals continue to leak into the river, where it contaminates seafood.

A report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers showed that removal using best management practices could eliminate the waste safely. Last month, the EPA recommended a remedy that will remove about 200,000 cubic yards of the contaminated material. The agency is allowing a 60-day comment period that includes the public hearing Thursday. County Attorney Ryan will urge the EPA to move forward with the recommended removal of the dangerous waste.

For more information on the San Jacinto River Waste Pits, please visit: www.sanjacintoriverwastepits.com.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, District Attorney Devon Anderson, Sheriff Ron Hickman and the Texas Attorney General’s Office to hold press conference

June 15, 2015                                                                                                    

Contact: Kristen Lee
Assistant County Attorney
713-274-5315
Kristen.Lee@cao.hctx.net

 MEDIA ADVISORY: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, District Attorney Devon Anderson, Sheriff Ron Hickman and the Texas Attorney General’s Office to hold press conference

WHO:
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, District Attorney Devon Anderson, Sheriff Ron Hickman, Assistant Texas Attorney General Rosemarie Donnelly

WHAT:          
News conference regarding a combined effort to discuss how these agencies are using the civil and criminal courts to combat the sale of Kush, so-called synthetic marijuana, and other dangerous chemicals marketed to children.

WHEN: 
3 p.m. Today, June 15, 2015

WHERE:       
Harris County Attorney’s Office|
The Mike Driscoll Courtroom             
1019 Congress, 16th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

The Harris County Attorney's Office represents the County, its departments, elected and appointed officials, and employees in all civil matters that involve county business. The Office represents the Harris County Hospital District, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Appraisal Review Board, and the Greater 911 Emergency Network, which are separate legal entities. The Office also represents the State of Texas in mental health commitments and children's protective services cases and assists Harris County in administration of the guardianship program, which cares for elderly and disabled individuals who are unable to care for themselves.                                                                  

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hearing on Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan’s request for temporary injunction against Kryptonite

WHAT: The Honorable Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan of the 164th Civil District Court will hear arguments regarding a temporary injunction against the after-hours club Kryptonite. A temporary injunction would require the club to take steps to ensure that crime is not taking place on its premises.

WHEN: 9 a.m.
Monday, November 3, 2014

WHERE: 164th Civil District Court
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 12th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan to Host Election Law Tele-Town Hall on Saturday

The Harris County Attorney’s Office will host a tele-town hall to update election judges on the latest election law requirements. The discussion will include a briefing by election law experts from the County Attorney’s Office, the County Clerk’s Office and the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Voter Registration Department. In addition, election judges will have the opportunity to ask questions to clarify their early voting and Election Day duties.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and Constable Alan Rosen to hold press conference on Kryptonite investigation

WHO: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and Constable Precinct 1 Alan Rosen

WHAT: News conference to make a statement and answer questions regarding the on-going investigation of and pending legal action against the after-hours club Kryptonite.

WHEN: 2 p.m.
Today, September 23, 2014 

WHERE: Harris County Attorney’s Office|
The Mike Driscoll Courtroom        
1019 Congress, 16th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

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