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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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July 29, 2014

Houston Public Library World Café to feature Laurence “Larry” J. Payne -- Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6 PM

The Houston community is invited to the next Houston Public Library World Café event, featuring a presentation by Laurence “Larry” Payne. The presentation will focus on Payne’s book, “The Heart of Houston: Lessons in Servant Leadership” and its themes of sustainable leadership and personal transf... Read More »

July 28, 2014

Houston Public Library’s Elizabeth L. Ring Neighborhood Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Elizabeth L. Ring Neighborhood Library turns 50 this year and the community is invited to join in the Anniversary Celebration. Join HPL Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson and other special guests to celebrate this grand occasion. Save the date on August 13, 2014 at ... Read More »

July 28, 2014

The Houston Fire Department Reminds Citizens of Simple Tips to Keep Safe and Healthy During Hot Weather

With the temperature reaching into the high 90s today and throughout this week, the Houston Fire Department reminds citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies, this also includes making sure caregivers "Look Before They Lock" fo... Read More »

July 24, 2014

H.P.A.R.D. Celebrates July as Park and Recreation Month During Let’s Play Carnival – Photo Opportunity

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) will celebrate July as Park and Recreation Month with its Annual Let’s Play Carnival. The theme of the celebration “Out is IN!” encourages everyone to go outside, change their outlook, and get involved in their community through parks and r... Read More »

July 23, 2014

City to Expand Smoking Ban to all City Parks and Libraries

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) and Houston Public Library (HPL) have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at all of their properties. The new policy is an expansion of Ordinance #2006-1054 Sec. 21-243, which was passed on Oct 18, 2006, and will apply ... Read More »

July 21, 2014

Pop Up Library August 2014 Presentations

The Pop Up Library, the library in a tent from the Houston Public Library (HPL) has many presentations in August 2014 around the City of Houston. The Pop Up Library has been developed by HPL, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH) and is designed for families with young childr... Read More »

July 17, 2014

Mayor Parker Announces Resignation of Public Works Director

Mayor Annise Parker has accepted the resignation of Daniel Krueger, Director of the Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE), which will be effective next month. Director Krueger is leaving the post he has held for four years, and nearly 10 years of service to the City, to pursue other op... Read More »

July 16, 2014

Mayor’s Strike-off Blight Program Putting Properties Back in Productive Use

Three short months after Houston City Council put the process in place, the resale of tax delinquent dangerous properties, known as strike-offs, is proving to be quite a productive program. A total of 42 properties have been sold at constable’s auctions since April. The City’s take from these s... Read More »

July 15, 2014

Houston Public Library Now Offers Free Skype Services

Houston Public Library (HPL) now offers a FREE solution for customers needing a location from which to make video calls using Skype. The service is available at the Central Library, where customers will be able to reserve one of two rooms with internet-enabled computers for a period of up to... Read More »

July 14, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker Joins BARC to Celebrate Progress of New Adoption Center

HOUSTON, TX- Today, Mayor Annise Parker joined BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to celebrate the progress of construction for the new adoption center. Launching construction of the new adoption center is the beginning of a new chapter for BARC; a brand new customer experience and a new standard ... Read More »