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Mayor Turner's Fiscal Policies Already Having Positive Impact

Fitch Upholds City Credit Rating

Fitch Rating Agency has affirmed the City of Houston’s ‘AA’ credit rating and stable outlook. The decision follows Mayor Sylvester Turner’s announcement that he has closed a $160 million budget gap for the next fiscal year and started working on a long-term solution to the City’s pension funding issues. “We have...

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Mayor Turner Sends Condolences on the Passing of the City’s Disability Champion

My condolences go out to the family of Jay Stiteley, a national disabilities advocate, who passed away over the weekend after a short illness. He served since 2014 as the manager of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), a division of the Department of Neighborhoods. A true cham...

Free college fairs to help youths explore higher education, career options

Houston teens and young adults wanting to explore higher education and career options can receive one-on-one help at an upcoming series of free, bilingual college fairs. The monthly Catch Your Success college fairs kick off Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northeast Multi-Servic...

$5 Pet Microchips at BARC Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29

BARC Celebrating Lost Pet Prevention Month by Dropping Microchip Fees

HOUSTON, TX– BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is celebrating National Lost Pet Prevention month by reducing pet microchip prices from $25 to $5 from Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29 at its adoption center and wellness center located at 3300 Carr Street, Houston 770...

Mayor Turner Creates Justice Complex Commission

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the creation of a Justice Complex Commission to study all available options for developing, acquiring and financing a new justice complex that will provide police officers and other members of the Police Department and Municipal Courts a fully functional fac...

City of Houston Launches Loaned Executive Program

CenterPoint Energy will be the first local company to participate in the City of Houston’s new Loaned Executive Program (LEP). The LEP provides the City senior level private sector expertise at no cost to the City. CenterPoint will loan Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications Floyd ...

Mayor Turner Congratulates Houston Astros RBI Team

Local Group Headed to World Series

The Houston Astros Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (RBI) girls/boys team sponsored by the Astros is headed to the World Series after defeating the New Orleans RBI team this afternoon. “I want to congratulate the Houston RBI team,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “They have persevered against...

Mayor Turner Issues Statement about Violence in Baton Rouge

“It is increasingly difficult to find the words to express what I am feeling these days. Last night I attended a vigil in remembrance of those killed in the attack on Nice. A week ago we mourned the shooting of police in Dallas. Before that we had Orlando and the violence in other cities at ho...

Houston Remains on the Cutting Edge of Accessible Affordability

The City of Houston’s single-family home reconstruction program has been recognized as a national model by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its innovative approach to affordable and accessible home design. HUD announced Thursday that Houston is one of four cities in...

(3rd Correction) Mayor Turner Sends Condolences to Houston’s Sister City Nice

City Hall to Be Lit in Colors of French Flag

“On behalf of all Houstonians, I want to send my condolences to our sister city of Nice. We are deeply saddened to learn of the brutal terrorist attack on Bastille Day that has claimed 84 lives, including two Americans. We mourn for those lost, and send our thoughts and prayers to the people of ...

Let's Play Carnival

Over 4,000 Children Are Expected to Attend

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Children registered in the Summer Enrichment Program at Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) community centers will celebrate July as Park and Recreation Month at H.P.A.R.D.'s annual Let's Play Carnival, Friday, July 15, 2016. With up to 4,000 children expecte...