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Jefferson County courthouse closed Monday, but commissioners will conduct business

Group scenes of the State of Texas’ Emergency Operations Center, where coordination is occurring among the State and many other federal agencies, voluntary organizations. (Photos provided by FEMA)

The Jefferson County Courthouse is closed Monday, Aug. 28, due to the weather related to Harvey, but county commissioners will meet to conduct business.

To assure compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the commissioners courtroom will be open to the public.

Anyone interested in attending should enter the building through the front door at the historical side of the courthouse (1149 Pearl Street).

Those with disabilities needing assistance to access the courthouse should call the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management at (409) 835-8757 upon arrival at the courthouse.

The emergency item on the commissioners' agenda, as expected, is to extend and renew the disaster declaration from last week.

The following counties are on the state's disaster declaration list:

  • Atascosa
  • Bexar
  • Brazos
  • Caldwell
  • Cameron
  • Comal
  • Grimes
  • Guadalupe
  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Kerr
  • Lee
  • Leon
  • Madison
  • Montgomery
  • Newton
  • Tyler
  • Walker
  • Washington
  • Willacy


• Aransas

• Brazoria

• Calhoun

• Chambers

• Ft. Bend

• Galveston

• Harris

• Jackson

• Liberty

• Matagorda

• Victoria

• Wharton

"Our partners at the federal level have stood ready to answer the call for help from Texas, and I am thankful for their assistance as we continue to assess the situation in expanded areas across our state," said Governor Abbott. "Many parts of Eastern Texas, especially in and around Houston, are experiencing historic flooding causing the need to grow for additional resources that will allow us to answer the call for help from our fellow Texans. I thank those at FEMA for their attention to the severity of the situation in Texas and the people of this great state for coming together in this time of need."

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