Using knowledge and action to improve air quality, reduce ozone formation, enhance health, and reduce the need for regulation in the Heart of Texas.
The Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG) is an organization of local governments working together voluntarily to solve mutual problems and plan for the future of the six county area. Currently, HOTCOG has over 80 member governments made up of: counties, cities, school districts, community colleges, and special districts. HOTCOG was originally established in 1966 and serves a geographic area covering Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties.
Regional councils, by law, are political subdivisions of the state; with authority to plan and initiate needed cooperative projects but does not have powers to regulate or tax, which are exclusively assigned to cities and counties. As any other political subdivision, regional councils must abide by laws governing open meetings, open records and the conduct of public officials. HOTCOG is also required to obtain an annual audit to assure accountability of public funds.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Today's Alert Level
Tomorrow's Wind Speed
Sunday, 8/17/2014 Outlook
African dust should increase in South Texas and will likely spread into Southeast and Central Texas in the afternoon and evening and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over most of South Texas and portions of Southeast and Central Texas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range
Monday, 8/18/2014 Outlook
African dust should spread across most of the state except far West Texas and the northern Panhandle and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over much of the affected area. Elsewhere in far West Texas and the northern Panhandle, moderate winds and lower background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
Tuesday, 8/19/2014 Outlook
African dust could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over much of the state except for the El Paso area. In the El Paso area, moderate winds and lower background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
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KCEN interview with Megan Henderson about Air Quality