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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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City Council Unanimously Approves 2016 Floodplain Management Plan and Related Program for Public Information Plan

Actions Maintain City’s Favorable Flood Insurance Rating

HOUSTON - Today, the Houston City Council (City) unanimously approved the 2016 City of Houston Floodplain Management Plan and related Program for Public Information. The two plans are required for the City’s continued participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) of the National Flood In...

$20,000 NRPA Parks Build Community Grant Funds Futsal Court at Ingrando Park

New Courts Will Benefit Soccer for Success Youth

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:00 pm– 7:30 pm to open Ingrando Park’s new Futsal Court. Renovations were made possible through a $20,000 Parks Build Community grant from the National Recreation and Park Association, in partnership with the Walt Disne...

City Council Unanimously Approves Agreement with Texas Water Development Board for Administering the FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

Forty-two Flood-prone Homes To Be Elevated

HOUSTON - Today, the Houston City Council (City) unanimously approved an agreement between the City and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for the City’s administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA). As an applicant on a FEMA-a...

UPDATE: Major Water Main Repairs Completed

Public Works & Engineering Completes Emergency Repairs at 8800 Clinton Drive

Contractors with the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department (PWE) have completed an emergency repair of a large 8-foot diameter water transmission line leak in the 8800 block of Clinton Drive. The 96" valve at Clinton Park is now open. The line has been placed back in service. Dr...

BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Recognizes World Rabies Day September 28

All pet owners should vaccinate their pets against rabies

Houston, TX- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is recognizing World Rabies Day 2016 by spreading awareness of the importance of the rabies vaccination. Controlling rabies begins at a community level and BARC offers low-cost rabies to ensure everyone has the ability to...

Mayor Turner Asks Cuba for Yes Vote on 2020 WPC

Mayor Sylvester Turner is using his trade mission to Cuba to formally ask for Cuba’s support of Houston’s bid to host the 2020 World Petroleum Congress. The vote to decide where the WPC 2020 will be held is scheduled for December 15, 2016 in Bahrain. Nearly 70 member countries, including Cub...

Mayor Turner, GHP Depart for Cuba

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Greater Houston Partnership Board Chair Jamey Rootes are leading a 30-member delegation on a three-day investment and trade mission to Cuba. Representatives from the Texas Medical Center, Houston Port Authority, Houston Airport System, Houston Community College, Housto...

Mayor Turner, GHP Depart for Cuba

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Greater Houston Partnership President Jamey Roots are leading a 30-member delegation on a three-day investment and trade mission to Cuba. Representatives from the Texas Medical Center, Houston Port Authority, Houston Airport System, Houston Community College, Houston H...

City Crafts Formal Response to Council Member Involvement in Drainage Fee Case

“Flood mitigation is a high priority for this administration, and Houstonians can rest assured that the City is using the drainage charges in compliance with their intended purpose. It is the City’s position that the affidavit filed by Council Member Michael Kubosh in this case is irrelevant an...

GROOMED FOR LITERACY - BARBERSHOPS AND BOOKS INITIATIVE - A HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY KICKOFF EVENT Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 10AM thru 12PM

Houston’s community barbershops are being called to action by the Houston Public Library (HPL) in partnership with Put It In A Book Foundation and other literacy and education stakeholders to help address the literacy gap for youth in grades K through 5, specifically underserved boys of colors. T...


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September 18, 2016

Souhwest Houston Apartment Fire

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September 18, 2016

Souhwest Houston Apartment Fire

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September 10, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Apartment Fire in Southwest Houston

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Apartment Fire in Southwest Houston

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