Working together for Pasadena

Working Together for Pasadena Texas.
Early Voting Hours
at City Hall, 1211 Southmore

Monday April 24, 2017 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Thursday April 27, 2017 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Friday April 28, 2017 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Saturday April 29, 2017 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Sunday April 30, 2017 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Monday May 1, 2017 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. 

Tuesday May 2, 2017 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Harris County Early Voting locations

MAY 6, 2017
1 Harris County Administration Building 1001 Preston Street, 4th Floor Houston 77002
2 Hiram Clarke Multi Service Center 3810 West Fuqua Street Houston 77045
3 Nottingham Park 926 Country Place Drive Houston 77079
4 Harris County Public Health Environmental Services 2223 West Loop South Freeway, 1st floor Houston 77027
5 Metropolitan Multi Service Center 1475 West Gray Street Houston 77019
6 Bayland Park Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Street Houston 77074
7 Tracy Gee Community Center 3599 Westcenter Drive Houston 77042
8 Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road Houston 77055
9 Acres Homes Multi Service Center 6719 West Montgomery Road Houston 77091
10 Lone Star College Victory Center 4141 Victory Drive Houston 77088
11 Hardy Senior Center 11901 West Hardy Road Houston 77076
12 Northeast Multi Service Center 9720 Spaulding Street, Building 4 Houston 77016
13 Kashmere Multi Service Center 4802 Lockwood Drive Houston 77026
14 Alvin D. Baggett Community Center 1302 Keene Street Galena Park 77547
15 Ripley House Neighborhood Center 4410 Navigation Boulevard Houston 77011
16 HCCS Southeast College 6960 Rustic Street, Parking Garage Houston 77087
17 Fiesta Mart 8130 Kirby Drive Houston 77054
18 Sunnyside Multi Purpose Center 9314 Cullen Boulevard Houston 77033
19 Palm Center 5300 Griggs Road Houston 77021
20 Moody Park Community Center 3725 Fulton Street Houston 77009
21 Lone Star College Creekside 8747 West New Harmony Trail Tomball 77375
22 Pasadena City Hall 1211 Southmore Pasadena 77502
23 Humble City Hall/Council Chamber 114 W Higgins Street Humble 77338
24 Humble ISD Administration Building 20200 Eastway Village Drive Humble 77338
25 Humble ISD Instructional Support Center 4810 Magnolia Cove Drive Kingwood 77345


Election Day
Saturday May 6, 7 am - 7 pm

A: DeZavala Fifth Grade Center, 101 Jackson

B: Sunset United Methodist Church, 709 Allendale

C: PAL Gym, 2910 Southmore

D: Deepwater Jr High, 501 Glenmore

E: Mae Smythe Elementary School, 2202 Pasadena Blvd

F: Pasadena Memorial High School, 4410 Crenshaw

G: Miller Intermediate School, 1002 Fairmont Pkwy

H: (South) Fire Station No. 6 1200 Kirby Road

(Mailing: Seabrook, TX 77586)

H(North) Fire Station No. 8 4100 Space Center Blvd.
Pasadena, TX 77505)

H: (Bay Area) Fire Station No. 10 17200 Middlebrook Drive

(Mailing: Houston, TX 77059)


Pasadena, TX council member boundaries map.
Pasadena council district boundaries. Old map with new districts lines on older district boundaries.



Here is another map of the city with all the single-member districts - link to PDF.

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From an AP story Feb. 2, 2017 on Pasadena candidates.

Pat Vat Houte

Elected to her first term on the City Council in 2009, Van Houte emphasized her experience in city government.

"Each person who has filed for mayor so far has government experience, but (for) the majority of them it's not at the city level," she said. "I have been in city government for almost eight years. I know who the department heads are. I know what departments do what and the processes of how things get done in the city. I know the backstory on many of the projects and things that we're doing. This is a stronger foundation going in, either to keep things going or to change things - having the background on it helps.

"As an elected official, I have always looked at each issue on its own merits," she said. "I don't vote as I do because the other people are voting that way. I don't vote based on promises to city contractors."

Van Houte worked for the Texas Workforce Commission for many years investigating unemployment claims. She also has investigated emergency situations with Child Protective Services.

"I'm bilingual, which will help. It's better to be able to communicate directly with someone in their own language rather than they try to communicate in a language in which they're not comfortable or having to get someone to translate," she said. "I've made an effort to get around and see as much as of the city as possible and to know what the issues are in each neighborhood. I think I have seen more of the city than the other candidates."

Van Houte said she also would pull the plug on the city's efforts to appeal the verdict in the voting rights case.

"The judge spent a week and a half hearing from many witnesses, looking at a lot of information and made a decision. The city has spent almost $2 million on the lawsuit already, and I don't think it is in our best interest to spend more public money on this," she said.

In elected, Van Houte said she would work to improve communications with residents and make city government more open.

"There are many things on the city website that are outdated. We need to do a better job of keeping it up to date. Department heads need to understand that there is an expectation that they will provide good information on a timely basis," she said. "I also want to set up a basic application for city boards and commissions so that anyone who is interested can apply and be considered and it would not be just who the politician knows getting appointed every time."

A Syracuse, New York native, Van Houte moved to Pasadena in 1980 after graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a master of arts degree in behavioral sciences from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

Van Houte can be reached via email at or by phone at 713-475-1506

- Kristi Nix

Pat Van Houte working at Pasadena Habitat for Humanity.
Pat Van Houte working at Pasadena Habitat for Humanity.