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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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Hazmat Spill in the Kingwood Area

Citizens are Advised to Avoid Impacted Areas

Kingwwod TX - today, May 30th at 07:48 a.m. (Memorial Day) HFD Hazardous Material Team responded to a fuel spill in the area of Belleau Wood Subdivision in Kingwood. A fuel container was tipped over due to highwater sometime yesterday. Although the container is a 5000 gallon container, author...

Summer Signals Start of Swim Season at Houston Parks and Recreation Department Pools

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department operates 37 outdoor pools during the summer and fall pool season. The season is scheduled to begin this Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting) and pools will operate on the following schedule. Summer Pool Season begins once school dismisses and ru...

THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS SAFETY TIPS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

As we remember those who have died in our Nation's service, this Memorial Day Weekend and expect some rain, the Houston Fire Department urges citizens to follow some simple safety tips if enjoying the outdoors: Barbecue Grill Safety Tips ◾Portable barbecue pits, charcoal grills and other op...

City of Houston Activates Emergency Operations Center in Response to Flooding, Advises Residents to Monitor Conditions

HOUSTON - The City of Houston is monitoring the current threat from flooding rains approaching the City from the north. Houston remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 10:00pm Thursday, and forecasts indicate that significant rainfall can be expected over the next few hours. This storm has gener...

Reimagined website takes passengers on a complete journey through all Houston’s airports have to offer

HOUSTON — The complete passenger journey — from getting to the airport to getting to the gate for a flight — is the focus of a reimagined website launched Wednesday, May 25, 2016, by the Houston Airport System. While keeping the familiar airports address — fly2houston.com — the website’s appro...

City of Houston Issues Call for Artists for Southwest Police Station Project

The City of Houston is seeking an artist or artist team to develop sculpture for a new Civic Art project. The new Houston Police Department (HPD) Southwest Police Station is a 50,000 square foot facility being built at 13000 Nitida Street in Southwest Houston. The site for the sculpture is the...

Mayor Turner’s first budget receives unanimous vote in record time

By unanimous vote and in record time, Houston City Council today approved Mayor Sylvester Turner’s first City budget. In stark contrast to budget discussions of years past that lasted into the wee hours of the next morning, the vote came just before noon today and nearly a month ahead of the nor...

New ecopark2 location at Bush Airport offering 50 percent discount over Memorial Day holiday weekend

HOUSTON — Passengers looking for a way to save some money while traveling over this Memorial Day holiday weekend can save even more than usual at the new ecopark2 location at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. For the Memorial Day holiday week, through May 31, customers utilizing the new lo...

Houston Public Library to Hold Kick Off Events for the “Aim for the Stars” Summer Reading Program

Former Texans Player Wade Smith to Participate in the KickOff

Children and teens are invited to this year’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) “Aim for the Stars” kick-off events happening at four Houston Public Library (HPL) neighborhood locations. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment for all! Former Texans player, Wade Smith, will also make an appeara...

Teen Writing Contest at the Houston Public Library

Teens are invited to showcase their creative writing skills for a chance to be recognized as one of Houston’s top teen writers or poets at the Houston Public Library’s (HPL) first Teen Writing Contest. Teens will have the opportunity to channel their imagination into an original short story or po...