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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

38

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tomorrow's High

Temperature

99

Friday, July 24, 2015

Today's Alert Level

LOW

 

Tomorrow's Wind Speed

S

15 MPH

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Outlook

    A weak African dust cloud may bring patchy light amounts of African dust into South Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of this area, including the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 Outlook

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

     

  • Friday, July 24, 2015 Outlook

    Diminishing patchy light amounts of African dust may cover much of the eastern half of the state, and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range in Southeast Texas, including the Houston and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 Outlook

    Diminishing patchy light amounts of African dust may continue over portions of the eastern half of the state, but the daily PM2.5 AQI will likely remain in the "Good" range in most of this area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.