Rep. Ed Thompson

Pearland Regional Airport Gets $500,000 Grant

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a grant of approximately $500,000 for the Pearland Regional Airport. Funds will be used for planned airport improvements, including signage, fencing, safety, and security improvements.

"General aviation is a vital industry to our state's economic growth," Representative Ed Thompson said. "I'm so pleased that Pearland Regional Airport is being recognized for their contribution and being given the opportunity to expand its impact."

Student Leadership Advisory Council Announced by Rep. Ed Thompson

State Representative Ed Thompson announced the names of the fifteen students selected to be members of the District 29 Student Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC). The SLAC will provide a unique opportunity for these high school students to engage in the legislative process with Representative Thompson and to obtain a hands-on education of the role of state government.

Texas 288 Toll Road ~ TxDot Approves Contract With Blueridge Transportation for Harris County Leg and Direct Connectors to Texas Medical Center

Texas 288 Toll Road,TxDot Harris County approved

Austin, TX - Representative Ed Thompson, joined by Brazoria County and Pearland elected officials and residents, attended the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Commission meeting regarding construction along Texas State Highway 288 (Texas 288). Texas Transportation Commissioners approved a contract between TxDOT and Blueridge Transportation Group to construct four toll lanes, two lanes in each direction,  from south of US 59 in Harris County to the Brazoria County line. Blueridge will also construct eight direct connectors between Texas 288 and Beltway 8.

Alvin Community College Hosts Second Forum for the Future, Rep. Ed Thompson On Forum

Alvin Community College, Forum for the Future 2013

Leaders in business, government and education discussed the future of the local economy during the second Forum for the Future recently held at Alvin Community College.

State Rep. Ed Thompson talked about the recent changes to standardized testing that was included in House Bill 5, which was passed by the Texas Legislature earlier this year. Schools throughout the state should start focusing less on standardized testing and concentrate on helping students find a career path, he said.