Skip to Content

City of Houston website banner

City of Houston Newsroom

Sunday Streets.jpg

Mayor Annise Parker Welcomes Back SundayStreetsHTX

September 18, 2014

After a successful pilot project earlier this year, Mayor Annise Parker announces the return of SundayStreetsHTX for October, November and December in The Heights, Third Ward/Museum Park and East End/Fifth Ward areas. Designated streets in these neighborhoods w... Read More »

City of Houston News

December 22, 2014

Houston Public Library Held a Groundbreaking Celebration for the New Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library

The Houston Public Library held a Groundbreaking Celebration for the new Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2 PM in the meeting room of the current library located at 5260 Griggs Rd., Palm Center, 77021. The site of the new facility, 5107 Griggs Road, 77021 is... Read More »

December 21, 2014

Mayor Parker issues statement on passing of Mayor Bob Lanier

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mayor Bob Lanier. He was a strong, popular leader who left a lasting mark on this city. Never one to shy away from a tough battle, he used his strength and popularity to push through Affirmative Action protections, rebuild the City’s wastewater system, im... Read More »

December 19, 2014

Mayor Parker Announces Resignation of City Attorney

It is with regret that I announce that City Attorney David Feldman has submitted his resignation. "Dave has provided great legal counsel for me and the entire City of Houston since his arrival nearly five years ago," said Mayor Annise Parker. "His legal acumen is unmatched. Without his assista... Read More »

December 19, 2014

HPD Given Gold Star for Research

The Houston Police Department has been nationally recognized for its leadership in law enforcement as the result of an extensive study of eyewitness identification procedures. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently awarded HPD the Gold Award in Research for its study... Read More »

December 16, 2014

Houston health department first in state, second large city to attain national accreditation

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) is now the first health department in Texas and the second in a large U.S. city to earn national accreditation. HDHHS announced today it achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The national accre... Read More »

December 16, 2014

Houston Public Library is Awarded Grant for a Digital Astrodome Project

The Houston Public Library (HPL) has recently been awarded a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a Digital Astrodome Project titled “Astrodome Memories.” This project will give customers and researchers access to ... Read More »

December 15, 2014

Comcast Launches EveryBlock, Bringing Local News and Information to Users at the Neighborhood Level

Today, Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker, in partnership with Comcast, announced the launch of EveryBlock , a hyper-local, free online service and mobile app that aggregates and curates content at the neighborhood level. EveryBlock is an interactive, personalized news fe... Read More »

December 13, 2014

City of Houston Public Works to Make Major Water Main Repair in the 2900 Block of Starmount

HOUSTON - Contractors with the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department are performing an emergency repair of a large 5-foot diameter water transmission line leak in the 2900 block of Starmount. These contractors, as well as City staff are determining the exact location of the leak... Read More »

December 11, 2014

Southwest files applications to serve four destinations in Mexico plus Belize And Costa Rica From Houston

Southwest Airlines filed applications today with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting approval to serve six destinations in Latin America with new, daily, nonstop service from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. After receiving U.S. government approval of the new service, Southwes... Read More »

December 11, 2014

Houston Public Library to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library

The Houston Public Library (HPL) invites the community to the Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2 pm on the site of the new building, 5107 Griggs Road, 77021. The site is located on the northwest corner of Griggs Road and Ma... Read More »