About Us

District Profile

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 153 (the “District”) was created on September 23, 1977, by the Texas Water Commission, predecessor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”), and operates as a municipal utility district pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code, as amended. The District is subject to the continuing supervision of the TCEQ.

The District, a political subdivision of the State of Texas, is located approximately 20 miles northeast of the central business district of Houston and lies approximately 7 miles east of the intersection of Farm-to-Market 1960 (“FM 1960”) and U.S. Highway 59 (“U.S. 59”). The District lies entirely within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston and consists of approximately 1,129 acres.

District Map

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Board Members

The District is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) Board members elected by the registered voters of the District, who manage and supervise all affairs of the District. Board members must either own property within the District or be a registered voter within the District. Each Board member is elected to serve a staggered four (4) year term. The District’s current Board members are as follows:

  • Sam Claytor, President
  • Rick Soliz, Vice-President
  • Ed Cocetti, Secretary
  • Ed Wilcox, Assistant Secretary
  • Allen Roe, Assistant Secretary

Consultants

Attorney

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney St., Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77010

Attorney: Neil Thomas
Paralegal: Brenda Presser
Phone: (713) 651-5151

Operator

Municipal Operations & Consulting, Inc.
27316 Spectrum Way
Oak Ridge, TX 77385

Contact: Michael Williams
Phone: (281) 367-5511

Bookkeeper

Municipal Accounts & Consulting, LP
1281 Brittmoore Rd.
Houston, TX 77043

Contact: Cory Burton
Phone: (713) 623-4539

Financial Advisor

Public Finance Group, LLC
900 South Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg. IV, Ste. 475
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Contact: Cheryl Allen
Phone: (512) 382-5420

Engineer

BGE, Inc
10777 Westheimer Rd., Suite 400
Houston, TX 77042

Contact: Matt Froehlich
Phone: (281) 558-8700

Tax Assessor/Collector

Bob Leared Interests
11111 Katy Fwy, Suite 725
Houston, TX 77079

Contact: Michelle Guerrero
Phone: (713) 932-9011

Auditor

McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC
13100 Wortham Center Dr., Suit 235
Houston, TX 77065

Contact: Noel Barfoot
Phone: (713) 462-0341

Delinquent Tax Attorney

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP
1235 North Loop West, Suite 500
Houston. TX 77008

Contact: Carl Sandin
Phone: (713) 862-1860

Web Design/Communications

1190 Designs LLC
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494
Contact: Allen DeJonge
Phone: (573) 268-9577

Agent of Notice

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney St., Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77010

Contact: Neil Thomas
Phone: (713) 651-5151