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Mayor Turner Selects New Public Safety Chiefs, Presiding Municipal Court Presiding Judge, Housing Director

In a sweeping announcement, Mayor Sylvester Turner named four new department directors and a reappointment Thursday. Pending City Council confirmation, Art Acevedo of Austin will assume the position of police chief and El Paso’s Samuel Pena will take over the fire department. “Acting Police Chief Martha Montalv...

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Severe Weather Update #1 | Heavy Rainfall Expected Over The Weekend. City of Houston Monitoring Potential for Flooding

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for severe weather this weekend. National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts indicate that the Houston area could receive from 6-8 inches over the next few days, with some areas receiving more. Additio...

2017 Annual Action Plan Public Hearings

Houston, TX – Ever wonder what you would do with $40 million? The City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) will give Houstonians two opportunities next week to provide input about investing approximately $40 million in federal funds to improve Houston neighborhoods a...

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Monitoring Severe Weather Potential This Weekend

City of Houston Residents Urged to Be Vigilant, Prepare for Storms

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for severe weather this weekend. The National Weather Service says heavy rain and strong thunderstorms are expected to move into our area beginning Friday afternoon and last through the weekend. Rai...

Disturbed Freedmen’s Town Bricks to be Replaced

Cultural District Planned for Area

Work will begin Monday to restore historic bricks in Freedmen’s Town that were disturbed two weeks ago by a city contractor who exceeded the authorized limits of a drainage project. “This area holds so much historic significance for Houston’s African American community,” said Mayor Sylvester ...


Festivities set for Friday, December 2nd

Kick-off the holiday season with Mayor Sylvester Turner at the 97th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant, an NRG company. The festivities will commence Friday, December 2 at City Hall in Hermann Square from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This impressive, FREE event is a holi...

Houston Selected to Participate in National Initiative to Increase Equity in Postsecondary and Workforce Success

The National League of Cities (NLC), with support from The Kresge Foundation, has selected Houston as one of 12 cities that will meet November 30 – December 2, 2016 in Washington D.C. to explore and build equitable pathways to postsecondary and workforce success at the Leadership Academy: Promoti...

Mayor Turner Celebrates LEED Gold Certification of City’s Traffic Operations Building

Building is 23% More Energy-Efficient and Diverted Over 88% Waste from Landfill

Mayor Sylvester Turner and City officials joined Kirksey Architecture today to announce the LEED Gold certification of the City of Houston’s new Traffic Operations building located at 2200 Patterson Street. “I’m excited to see the list of City of Houston LEED certified buildings continue to g...

Corral the Grease This Holiday Season

Over the Counter and in the Trash: Put Cooking Grease in its Place

HOUSTON – From the bayous to the Beltway, Houston comes home for the holidays! And in many cultures, coming home means cooking at home, whether it’s fried turkey or fresh tamales, catfish or curry, gingerbread men or pudding – cooking is in full swing during the holidays. When the holiday cook...


This morning a city contractor working on an ongoing drainage improvement project along Genesee in the 4th Ward excavated a portion of the intersection at Andrews St. beyond the authorized limits of the project. The contractor was preparing the area for a new foundation for the reinstallation of ...

Houston Celebrates Spark Park Week with Groundbreaking on Park Desert Initiative

Mayor Sylvester Turner joined school officials and parents at groundbreaking ceremonies for one of the first Spark Park projects under the new “Park Desert” initiative funded with $5 million from the Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation and another $450,000 in Community Development Block Grant...

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