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Your Regional Partner in Air Quality

OUR MISSION

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.

 

Yesterday's Air

Quality Level

61

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tomorrow's High

Temperature

88

Friday, July 18, 2014

Today's Alert Level

Mod

 

Tomorrow's Wind Speed

S

14 MPH

  • Wednesday, 7/16/2014 Outlook

    Winds may be light enough and incoming background level high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north and northwest side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels on the west and northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the Tyler-Longview and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Another African dust cloud may move into South Texas today and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

  • Thursday, 7/17/2014 Outlook

    Light amounts of African dust could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the lower end of the "Moderate" range over parts of South, Southeast, and Central Texas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

     

  • Friday, 7/18/2014 Outlook

    Decreasing levels of African dust may still linger over parts of South, Southeast, and Central Texas, but daily PM2.5 AQI levels are expected to remain at the upper end of the "Good" range over most of this area, with isolated low-end "Moderate" levels possible in spots. Moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

  • Saturday, 7/19/2014 Outlook

    Moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.