Hempstead City Hall: 1125 Austin Street || Hempstead, TX 77445 || Phone: (979) 826-2486 || Fax: (979) 826-6703

Mayor & City Council

City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each calendar month beginning at 6:00 PM, in the City Hall Conference Room located at 1125 Austin St. The City Council may also meet at other locations other than City Hall for Special Meetings. If meetings are canceled, please see calendar for any cancellations.

Meetings of the City Council - Regular or Special Meetings - are open to the public. The City Council must be in open session in order to take formal action on any matter.

City Ordinances
are municipal laws adopted by the City Council to maintain the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and
The Council also may consider Resolutions, which are statements of policy or support for a specific issue but may not
require fiscal or staff resources. Three votes of the Council are needed to approve or disapprove any Council item.


Council Members

Mayor  Katherine Ragston kragston@hempsteadcitytx.gov
Position 1 Mildred Jefferson mjefferson@hempsteadcitytx.gov
Position 2  Cindy Pearce cpearce@hempsteadcitytx.gov
Position 3 Mayor Pro Tem Lonnie Garfield lgarfield@hempsteadcitytx.gov
Position 4 Karon Neal kneal@hempsteadcitytx.gov
Position 5  Nora Hodges nhodges@hempsteadcitytx.gov

 All City Council Members can be contacted by email. 

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To Hempstead

The City of Hempstead is located 50 miles west of Downtown Houston, Texas and also located near strong academic institutions such as Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University, and Blinn College. While visiting the City of Hempstead, do not hesitate to stop and enjoy a mixture of the foods from Italian to Bar-B-Que. Be sure and try one of our really sweet and juicy watermelons, very sure to please! We look forward to you visiting our City.

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