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Houston Begins the Recovery Process after Severe Storms and Flooding

Houston Residents are beginning the process of assessing damage and cleaning up following an evening of torrential rain which flooded portions of the City. Houston residents can go to houstontx.gov/emergency for information on current conditions, as well as resources available for them as they move forward.

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Houston Public Library to Celebrate the Launch of Favorite Poem Project-Houston

Featuring Former Three-Term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky

City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker, along with City of Houston Chief Operating Officer Harry J. Hayes, and Houston Public Library Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson invite the community to join in celebrating the launch of the Favorite Poem Project-Houston in partnership with Public Poetry. The cel...

$1 Million Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Grant Signals Improvements Coming to Squatty Lyons Park

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a $1 million Local Parks Urban Outdoor Grant by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department during their August 20th Commission meeting. The $1 million grant will be combined with $1 million in City funds to create and enhance outdoor recreation...

Help Us, Help You Find Crime Prevention Tips in Multiple Languages

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. wants our city's diverse communities to know the HPD now has crime prevention tips and brochures in seven different languages. The brochures, aimed at educating all citizens, are available on the HPD website at http://www.houstontx.gov/police/kee...

The African American Library at the Gregory School Exhibit and Program Presentations for September 2015

The Houston Public Library’s African American Library at the Gregory School invites the community to view its exhibit about the historical Independence Heights community and their educational and entertaining programs throughout the month of September 2015. A reception will follow each program. T...

New and Improved Homebuyer Assistance Program

Houston, TX- The American dream of owning a home just got easier, thanks to the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department’s recently revamped Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP). The HAP now offers greater efficiency and flexibility to eligible low- to moderate- income first-tim...

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Life-Saving Awareness and Educational Campaign Kicks Off to Combat Fire Danger

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Fire Department (HFD) Chief Terry Garrison today announced the continued partnership with Kidde and the Home Depot for the “Operation Save a Life” public safety campaign. This campaign is designed to increase awareness and educate consumers about the da...

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Texas Supreme Court HERO Ruling

Despite the continued backdoor legal maneuvers and manipulation by a small group that is out of touch, I am confident that Houstonians will vote to keep the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance in November. We are a city that believes everyone deserves to be treated equally no matter his or her race, ...

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to Thank City of Houston residents for their Generosity

Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

What: Who: Press Conference to Thank the Citizens of Houston ahead of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will travel to Houston, to thank the city for opening its arms after the storm. Over a million people were displaced in the aftermath of Hurrica...

Moody’s upgrades HAS bond rating

Moody's Investors Service upgraded the subordinate lien rating of the Houston Airport System (HAS) to A1 and affirmed the Aa3 senior lien rating and the A2 inferior lien rating. In a report released Aug. 5, 2015, Moody’s also classified the HAS issuer outlook as stable “based on our expectatio...

An Inside Look: Chief McClelland Tells Cadets "There's Never a Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing"

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recently welcomed dozens of new police recruits to their first day of training in HPD's 224th Police Academy Class. Watch Chief McClelland tell cadets what it means to be a member of HPD and citizens' expectations on the HPD YouTube channel at ...