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Mayor Annise Parker Welcomes Back SundayStreetsHTX

September 18, 2014

After a successful pilot project earlier this year, Mayor Annise Parker announces the return of SundayStreetsHTX for October, November and December in The Heights, Third Ward/Museum Park and East End/Fifth Ward areas. Designated streets in these neighborhoods w... Read More »

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November 21, 2014

Mayor Parker to Spearhead Houston's Role in Cities United for Immigration Action

Houston Mayor Annise Parker will spearhead the city's leadership role as a member of Cities United for Immigration Action, a newly formed coalition of city governments that will develop a coordinated national response to President Barack Obama’s executive action addressing immigration. Houston... Read More »

November 20, 2014

Houston Public Library kicks off Season’s Readings with Divya Srinivasan, Author of “Little Owl’s Day”

This year, celebrate the holidays at the Fourth Annual Season’s Readings programs happening at the Central and the neighborhood libraries. There will be plenty of cheer with family-friendly literary-inspired programs. Join us in kicking off the program series with a presentation by Author-Animato... Read More »

November 20, 2014

HPD Officers Take Home Burglary Tips Door-to-Door

Officers from the Houston Police Department Central Patrol Division walked through two Houston neighborhoods on Wednesday (Nov. 19) in an effort to help educate residents on how best to properly secure their homes from thieves. The officers gathered at a park in the Afton Oaks area to address ... Read More »

November 20, 2014

It's Paws-giving at BARC This Saturday, November 22nd -Sunday, November 23rd

HOUSTON, TX - BARC is holding a Paws-giving adoption event this weekend: all dog, puppy, cat and kitten adoptions will be $20 Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23. The adoption center is located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston 77026. "More than 1,200 dogs and... Read More »

November 19, 2014

Advisory Committee Selected to Help Guide Arts and Cultural Plan Process

As part of the community engagement process, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has announced the creation of a volunteer committee to provide advice on the Arts and Cultural Plan vision and components. Members of the new Arts and Cultural Plan Community Advisory Committee were invited to ... Read More »

November 19, 2014

Houston Releases Energy-Performance Data

The City of Houston announced today that it has released the energy use data for all municipal facilities that are larger than 25,000 square feet. This release consists of 62 city-owned buildings representing more than 5 million square feet of space. Collecting and analyzing energy-use informat... Read More »

November 19, 2014

HPD, Retailers Kick Off "Safe Shopping Starts with YOU" Campaign

At 10 a.m. TODAY (Wednesday, Nov. 19), commanders with the Houston Police Department will join eight of the city's largest retailers and Crime Stoppers to kick off their 5th annual "Safe Shopping Starts with YOU" holiday shopping safety campaign. HPD officers will demonstrate dos and don'ts o... Read More »

November 18, 2014

Three “Liftoff Houston!” Business Plan Competition Winners Selected

Three Houston-based start-ups emerged as the Grand Prize winners in the City of Houston’s “Liftoff Houston!” Business Plan Competition. This year the finalist participated in three categories: Innovation, Product and Service. A Grand Prize winner was selected from each category and received an a... Read More »

November 17, 2014

(Updated) Swift Action Nets $300,000 Settlement for Illegal Tree Removal on Kirby Drive (copy)

The City of Houston moved quickly to reach a damages settlement in connection with the unpermitted elimination of oak trees from the public right-of-way at 5003 Kirby Drive. The trees wer... Read More »

November 17, 2014

(Correction) Swift Action Nets $300,000 Settlement for Illegal Tree Removal on Kirby Drive (copy)

The City of Houston moved quickly to reach a damages settlement in connection with the unpermitted elimination of oak trees from the public right-of-way at 5003 Kirby Drive. The trees wer... Read More »