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Mayor Parker Taps 1st Woman City Attorney

Mayor Annise Parker has selected Donna Edmundson to be the new city attorney. Upon confirmation by City Council, Edmundson will become the first woman to hold the position. She has nearly 30 years of experience with the City Legal Department. “With just a year left in my term and a wealth of internal talent, I...

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Applications Being Accepted for HPD Citizens' Police Academy Class

Want to be in the know? Then become one of the newest Houston police ambassadors! Have you ever wondered what kind of training a police officer must undergo to do his or her job? Do you think you could do it just as well or better? Now is your chance to find out. The Houston Police Departm...

Mayor Parker Honored for Arts Leadership

Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors presents 2015 Leadership in the Arts Awards

Mayor Annise Parker this morning received this 2015 National Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with population of 100,000 or more. The Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education and The United States Conference of Mayors...

Celebrate African American History Month 2015 at the Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library invites the community to celebrate African American History Month and learn about the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout the nation’s history and in our city. The Library will offer presentations by authors, exhibits and more for the entire f...

29th Annual Arbor Day Celebrates Completion of All Super Neighborhood Action Plan (SNAP) Tree Requests

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) will hold the city’s 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with an official ceremony and tree planting event. The ceremony will be held at 4315 W. Fuqua, 77045, in the parking lot of t...

The City of Houston Receives National Recognition for its Summer Jobs Program

Six months after a crowd of staff and interns involved in the City of Houston’s Summer Jobs Program (SJP) gathered at Moody Park to celebrate the culmination of months of hard work with an end of summer graduation ceremony, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) recognized Houston as the National ...

The Changing Face of Houston a Civic Engagement Series Presentation at the Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library presents The Changing Face of Houston a Civic Engagement Series presentation beginning Monday, January 26, 2015 through Tuesday, September 22, 2015. This series presentation is about getting Houstonians to become involved in listening, learning and engaging in their com...

Mayor Parker Names City’s First Chief Compliance Officer

Mayor Parker announced today that she has appointed Lynette K. Fons to the newly created position of Chief Compliance Officer for the City of Houston. “Lynette’s first job will be to establish the Office of Compliance and Ethics itself,” said Mayor Parker. “This will include crafting a compre...

Author Ira J. Black to Discuss the Evolution of the Performing Arts in Houston Lecture Presented by the Friends of the Texas Room at the Houston Public Library

Update - New Event Location – Central Library

Houston Public Library’s Friends of the Texas Room invite the community to a lecture by author Ira J. Black. Black will discuss the evolution of the preforming arts in Houston, “I Was Here for the Big Bang.” An internationally-published author and lecturer on the arts for over thirty years, Blac...

WestJet Bringing Service to Houston in September 2015

WestJet will connect Western Canada with Houston in September when it begins nonstop flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Part of an ambitious expansion announced Monday by the Calgary, Alberta-based airline, WestJet will provide nonstop service from Calgary International A...

Author Ira J. Black to Discuss the Evolution of the Performing Arts in Houston Lecture Presented by the Friends of the Texas Room at the Houston Public Library

Houston Public Library’s Friends of the Texas Room invite the community to a lecture by author Ira J. Black. Black will discuss the evolution of the preforming arts in Houston, “I Was Here for the Big Bang.” An internationally-published author and lecturer on the arts, for over thirty years Blac...