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Houston Food Desert to get New Grocery Store

June 30, 2014

With high hopes of more to come, Mayor Annise Parker, Council Members Stephen Costello and Dwight Boykins, the Houston Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and others broke ground on the first project to target a Houston food desert. With financial assistance from the... Read More »

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August 21, 2014

Mayor Parker Unveils Fiscally Responsible Firefighter Pension Plan

In a bold and visionary move, Mayor Annise Parker today put forth a new pension plan for incoming fire cadets. The proposed Houston 2014 Firefighter Pension Plan (HFFPP) is a defined benefit plan. However, unlike the existing Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF), which by sta... Read More »

August 20, 2014

$1.4 Million Dollar Grant Funds H.P.A.R.D.'s After-School Meal Program - Offers Free Snack & Meal for Area Youth at 76 Sites

Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) are happy to announce that the After-School Meal Program will be offered at 76 sites across Houston this year. The After-School Meal program is funded by a $1.4 million grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture ... Read More »

August 20, 2014

Mayor Parker Selects New Director for PWE

Mayor Annise Parker today named Dale A. Rudick, P.E. as the new director for the Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE). “Whether it’s the water and sewer service we tend to take for granted, the ReBuild Houston program to improve our street and drainage system or the expans... Read More »

August 20, 2014

Scandinavian Airlines Arrives in Houston

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is now connecting Houston, Texas with Stavanger, Norway through nonstop air service, a move that’s expected to significantly strengthen the economic and cultural ties that already exist between two leading players within the oil and gas industry. Houston Mayor Anni... Read More »

August 20, 2014

Mayor Parker to Announce her Selection for New PWE Director

What: Mayor Annise Parker will formally introduce Houston's new Director of Public Works and Engineering When: TODAY, August 20, 2014 immediately following completion of the City Council meeting Where: City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002 Additi... Read More »

August 16, 2014

Mayor’s Back to School Fest Equips Thousands of Students and Parents for the New School Year

4th annual event presented by Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC, hosted by University of Houston, encourages students to work hard, aim for college Houston Mayor Annise Parker today welcomed thousands of students and their parents to the 4th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest, held... Read More »

August 14, 2014

Help Us, Help You Keep Our Waterways Safe

The Houston Police Department wants to remind all who plan to enjoy festivities on the waterways, especially during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, to do so in a responsible manner and not drink and operate any form of watercraft. Boating while intoxicated (BWI) is the same law as o... Read More »

August 7, 2014


The Telly Awards has named Houston Television as a Silver and Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for the following productions: * Spotlight Houston on Bethel Church * HTV: Looking to the Future * Latina Voices # 100 (Segment #1) * HTV News Flash: HFD Memorial ... Read More »

August 6, 2014

Servicio de Kiosco de Pago de las Cortes Municipales se Expande a Clear Lake, Kingwood

HOUSTON, Texas- Las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston anuncian la expansión de su servicio de kioscos de pago, en la subestación de policía de Clear Lake ubicada en el 2855 Bay Area Boulevard y en la subestación de policía de Kingwood ubicada en el 3915 Rustic Woods. Estos kioscos están... Read More »

August 6, 2014

Municipal Courts Payment Kiosk Service Expands to Clear Lake, Kingwood

HOUSTON, Texas –The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department is pleased to announce the expansion of its traffic ticket payment kiosk service to both the Clear Lake police substation located at 2855 Bay Area Boulevard, and the Kingwood police substation located at 3915 Rustic Woods. These kios... Read More »

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