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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 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 »

October 21, 2014

Autumn Book Sale at Bargain Prices! Presented by the Friends of the Houston Public Library, In Partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

You are invited to the Autumn Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Houston Public Library, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, on Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. Everyone will enjoy finding ... Read More »

October 20, 2014

The City of Houston Welcomes the Amazing Shanghai Exhibit

In an effort to renew comprehensive city-to-city ties between Houston and Shanghai, the largest city in China, with a population of more than 24 million residents, Mayor Annise Parker announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai officials. The MOU is an agreemen... Read More »

October 17, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Opens $2 Million Phase III Improvements At Keith-Wiess Park Improvement Project

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will cut the ribbon on the Phase III Park Improvements Project to Keith-Wiess Park (12300 Aldine-Westfield Road) at the Fun Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The East Aldine District Fall Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with the rib... Read More »

October 17, 2014

City Files Amended Pastors Subpoenas

As follow up to a promise made earlier in the week, the City of Houston has revised its subpoenas in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) repeal petition case. The disputed request has been narrowed to focus solely on communications related to HERO and the petition gathering process. There... Read More »

October 14, 2014

Mayor Parker Issues a Call to Action to Prevent Bullying

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed October 2014 as "National Bullying Prevention Month in Houston" and announced Houston's participation in the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying, a national initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors sponsored in partnership with the Bully Project. May... Read More »

October 13, 2014

Digital Public Library of America Presentation at the Houston Public Library

Presentation by Dan Cohen, Executive Director The Digital Public Library of America: Past, Present, and Future The Houston Public Library (HPL) invites the community to a lecture by Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Cohen is the founding Execu... Read More »

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