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Mayor Turner Selects New Special Assistant for Homeless Initiatives

Mayor Turner has announced the appointment of Marc Eichenbaum as the City's Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives. Eichenbaum will lead the City's efforts to permanently reduce homelessness through its involvement in The Way Home, Houston’s nationally recognized homeless housi...

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Mayor Sylvester Turner Asks Houstonians to Come to the Aid of Flood Victims in Louisiana

Help is on the way soon to the thousands of flood victims in Louisiana, thanks to a call to action by Mayor Sylvester Turner. After speaking to Mayor Kip Holden of East Baton Rouge Parish this week, Mayor Turner has recruited several faith leaders to open their churches as collection sites for es...

HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL UNDERGO NEW OPERATIONAL REVIEW

After reviewing a recently completed work demands analysis started in November 2015, Mayor Sylvester Turner has decided Houston Fire Department operations need further study. “I like the report’s acknowledgement of the need for more revenue for a fire department that serves a growing populati...

The Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library Will Close for Renovation

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

At the close of business on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, the Houston Public Library's Judson W. Robinson Jr. Westchase Neighborhood Library will close for renovation. This 17,368 square foot facility will remain closed until Winter 2017. The renovation will include extensive upgrading of the build...

MAYOR TURNER ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION OF HOUSTON BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

Houston’s bike share system, Houston B-cycle, will more than triple in size over the next two years, adding 71 stations with 568 bikes. The expansion will be paid for with federal grant dollars. “The expansion of the B-cycle system will bring bike sharing into new neighborhoods and to new user...

Watch for Traffick Media Campaign Helps Houstonians Recognize and Report Human Trafficking

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the launch of Watch for Traffick, a city-wide media campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and encourage Houstonians to report it. The new multi-media campaign is one element of a broader anti-human trafficking strategic plan unveiled earlier this ye...

Houston Public Library to Host Two Back to School Events

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Houston Public Library (HPL) is hosting two Back-to-School celebrations to help parents and kids get ready for the new school year. Both events will be free and open to the public. The Back-to-School celebrations will be happening at the following HPL library locations: Tech Connect Sa...

City of Houston, Fleet Management Department Ranked 6th in the Nation

FMD ranked 6th (2016)

Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) have announced that the City of Houston has been ranked number six (#6) in the nation in Leading Fleets for 2016. The awards program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, recognizes operations that are performing at a high lev...

Mayor Turner Selects New Special Assistant for Homeless Initiatives

Mayor Turner has announced the appointment of Marc Eichenbaum as the City's Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives. Eichenbaum will lead the City's efforts to permanently reduce homelessness through its involvement in The Way Home, Houston’s nationally recognized homeless housi...

Thousands of Students Get School Supplies, Vaccinations, More at Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell

Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed thousands of students and their families to the Sixth Annual Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell on Saturday, August 13 at the University of Houston main campus. The annual fest provides economically disadvantaged Houston students in grades K-5 with fr...

HOUSTON LAUNCHES PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM

Innovative Financing Tool Helps Property Owners Cut Costs, Increase Efficiency

Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Texas PACE Authority today announced the launch of a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program in Houston, providing an additional tool for Houston property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects. “W...


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August 27, 2016

Apartment Fire in Southwest Houston

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August 23, 2016

Apartment Fire in Southwest Houston

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August 9, 2016

Warehouse Fire in Southeast Houston

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August 3, 2016

Update: 3-Alarm Apartment Fire in Galleria Area

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