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Posted on: August 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] La Marque City Offices Opening at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30. Curfew lifted. No trash pickup.

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City Hall, La Marque Public Library, La Marque Economic Development Corporation, Development Services and Finance will open today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with limited staff. Curfew lifted. No trash service 8-31.

LA MARQUE, TEXAS (August 30, 2017) –  La Marque City Hall, including Utility Billing, Code Compliance and HR, La Marque Public Library, La Marque Economic Development Corporation, Development Services and Finance will open today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with limited staff. Police, Fire, Public Services and IT never closed. La Marque Municipal Court is closed until further notice. 


“The rain has stopped, the sun is shining and La Marque is blessed,” said Mayor Hocking. “We ask our citizens for patience now as our employees make it back home, and then make it back to work. Some were unscathed, but some lost everything.”


Utility Billing payment can be made online, at the kiosk, at the drop box or in person. Republic is not able to access La Marque for trash pickup, bulk pickup or recycling through Thursday, August 31.


The curfew has been lifted. 


If you had damage to your property the first step is making a claim with your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, contact FEMA first. You will need to fill out an online registration at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. Computer stations are set up at La Marque Public Library for citizens needing internet access or fax machines. For additional resources, visit http://www.tdi.texas.gov/consumer/storms/helpafterharvey.html. To clarify, the state law that goes into effect on September 1st (House Bill 1774) has absolutely zero effect on federal law governing flood claims.


There are still citizens with no power. Please know, the power company is working diligently on restoring service. Depending on where you live, Texas New Mexico Power or CenterPoint are the best contacts for updates.


Please continue to report non-emergency information to La Marque Police Department dispatch at 409-938-9269, option 1. Citizens are encouraged to stay vigilant as flood waters subside. Rain is in the forecast for later this week.


At the direction of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has implemented cost-saving measures for residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. DPS will provide a no-cost replacement DL or ID card for residents in the impacted counties, provided they had previously been issued a Texas DL or ID card.

If you haven’t already, please register for ConnectCYT and e-notifications from the City of La Marque at http://www.ci.la-marque.tx.us/145/Stay-in-the-Know.

 

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About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the county with an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.­­­­

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