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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 »

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October 30, 2014

The Houston Fire Department Encourages a Safe Halloween and "Trick or Treating"

The Houston Fire Department would like citizens to keep these following suggestions in mind when "trick or treating" this Halloween. * Wear reflective or bright-colored clothing. * Make sure costumes are flame retardant. Avoid highly flammable fabrics & accessories. * Illuminate ... Read More »

October 30, 2014

CORRECTION: Mayor Parker Directs City Legal Department to Withdraw Pastor Subpoenas (added names of pastors)

With local pastors standing with her, Mayor Annise Parker has told the City Legal Department to withdraw the subpoenas filed against five local pastors who have identified themselves as the leaders of the petition drive to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). “This is an issue th... Read More »

October 30, 2014

Fifth Annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium at the Houston Public Library

If you are a the type of person who revels in great stories of Southeast Texas and loves learning something new each day then the Fifth Annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium is the place for you. Over the years, it has become the largest free Texas and Houston history event in the city. Th... Read More »

October 30, 2014

HPD Invites Citizens to Have "Coffee With a Cop"

Beginning at 8 a.m. TODAY (Thursday, October 30), Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., area commanders and officers from HPD Community Services will team up with representatives from McDonald's to participate in "Coffee With a Cop." The community event will take place at the foll... Read More »

October 28, 2014

Mayor Parker Presents 2014 Disability Advocate of the Year Awards

Houston Mayor Annise Parker presented the 2014 Mayor's Disability Advocate of the Year Awards today before members of City Council and a community audience. The awards acknowledge citizens’ outstanding volunteer service toward improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The “... Read More »

October 27, 2014

Help HPD Help You Keep Halloween Safe

Halloween is coming up October 31st. For many kids, it means costumes, candy and trick or treating. But, there are some basic steps adults can take to help keep those kids safe. First, do not let children walk alone, enter the homes or cars of strangers, or eat any candy not inspected by an... Read More »

October 23, 2014

Interjet Arrives to Houston With Nonstop to Monterrey, Mexico

Interjet officially began flight operations in Houston, Texas today as the airline celebrated the landing of its inaugural flight connecting Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Monterrey International Airport (MTY) in Monterrey, Mexico. The airline will now offer passenger... Read More »

October 23, 2014

City of Houston Launches Open Data Policy

In her continued commitment to transparency and government accountability, Mayor Annise Parker has instituted an Open Data policy to allow for greater public access to City data. Houston joins a growing number of local, state and federal governmen... Read More »

October 22, 2014

HPD: Help Us, Help You Prevent Your Vehicle From Being Stolen

*NOTE TIME OF AVAILABILITY WITH INVESTIGATOR* The Houston Police Department reminds all motorists that it doesn't matter what kind of car you drive, all vehicles are a potential target of theft. In 2013, there were 13,595 stolen vehicles reported to HPD. A few prevention tips to avoi... Read More »

October 21, 2014

Joe Turner Elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration

Joe Turner, Director of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, was elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Mr. Turner was inducted at the Academy's Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Congress in Charlotte, North Carolina. Th... Read More »

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