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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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Pyburn's Store Provides Nutrition and Economic Opportunity

Houston, TX- A hope for a healthier community coalesced on Friday, July 31, when residents and community leaders gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods. The $4.9 million store is the city’s first public/private partnership to make healthy food available in an area te...

Houston Public Library to Host an Astrodome Memories Project Event

An Oral History and Scanning Event - Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Astrodome Memories Project is hosting an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10AM until 2PM to preserve and share experiences at the Astrodome. The event will take place in the Library’s Julia Ideson Building Auditorium, 550 McKinney...

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on HERO Court Ruling

Obviously, I am disappointed and believe the court is in error with this eleventh hour ruling in a case that had already been decided by a judge and jury of citizens. Nonetheless, we will proceed with the steps necessary for City Council to consider the issue. At the same time, we are consultin...

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on BP Horizon Settlement

In a joint news release earlier this morning, Harris County, the City of Houston and METRO announced their respective shares of the $18.7 billion settlement of claims related to the 2010 oil spill. The City of Houston will receive $12,155,549 for lost hotel and sales tax revenues. After expenses...

City, County, Metro Announce Settlements From Gulf Oil Spill

Harris County, the City of Houston and METRO announced today their respective shares of the $18.7 billion settlement among BP Plc, the federal government, five Gulf Coast states and other local governments to resolve claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. The City of Houston ...

Family Health Evening set to observe National Health Center Week

The Houston Department of Health will mark National Health Center Week with a Family Health Evening on Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The department’s four health centers will offer free child immunizations, blood pressure screenings and toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss at the event. Healt...

NIOSH releases Final Report on SW Inn Fire-correction

Today NIOSH has released their final report on the May 31, 2013 SW Inn Fire that took the lives of four of Houston Firefighters, Captain Matthew Renaud, E/O Robert Bebee, and Firefighters Robert Garner and Anne Sullivan; and ended the careers of Captain Bill Dowling, and Firefighters Ro...

Crime Decreases in Houston for First Six Months of Year

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recently released UCR Part 1 crime statistics showing overall crime in the city is down, with decreases in most categories compared to the same time one year ago. Two categories of importance to many citizens - home burglaries and burglaries of m...

Help Us, Help You: How to Use the HPD Jail Inquiry Site

The Houston Police Department wants to inform citizens of a feature on the HPD website to find someone who may be in a City of Houston jail. This feature is available to locate persons older than 17 years and currently housed in a City of Houston jail. Records are updated on an hourly basis....

Houston Public Library Offers Free Nutrition Classes

A Healthy L.I.F.E. Program

Houston Public Library has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer free nutrition classes and educational materials. Library customers will learn how to select healthy foods on a budget, how to read food labels and select healthy foods, how to prepare meals that will help ke...