Alvarado named mayor pro tem

District 1 Representative Laura Alvarado has been appointed to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. Ordinarily, the term would be served by District 6 Councilman David Himsel to replace the current Mayor Pro Tem District 5 Representative Bob Hoskins, but Himsel requested not to serve due to scheduling conflicts. 

Alvarado will serve a six-month term.  

Assoc. municipal court judges OK’d 

Council has appointed three associate municipal court judges to serve from Feb. 1 to Jan. 31, 2022. 

The judges are Kelly Benavides, Michael Marks and Andy Helms. Each was originally appointed in 2005. 

Council appoints board reps

Chris Canonico was approved by council to be the Harris County Municipalities Waste Disposal Council’s representative to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Board of Directors, starting Jan. 31. 

— Matt Hollis

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