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Mayor Parker Taps 1st Woman City Attorney

Mayor Annise Parker has selected Donna Edmundson to be the new city attorney. Upon confirmation by City Council, Edmundson will become the first woman to hold the position. She has nearly 30 years of experience with the City Legal Department. “With just a year left in my term and a wealth of internal talent, I...

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

Everyone is invited to the Summer Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Houston Public Library in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation on Thursday, June 11 through Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 West 11th Street 77008. Thi...

Update: City of Houston Continues to Monitor Flood Situation, Offers Cleanup Safety Tips

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated at Level III following historic flooding across the City. At this point, the City is mostly responding to the recovery needs of residents and is working closely with various area agencies to meet the safety nee...

City of Houston Confirms Additional Weather-Related Fatality

HOUSTON - The City of Houston is confirming that an additional victim was found deceased today as recovery operations were underway near US-59 and the the West Loop. At 6:42am crews from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) spotted a car at the entrance ramp on US-59 and W Loop Sout...

Update: City of Houston Services Open, Residents Urged to Exercise Caution

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated at Level III following historic flooding across the City. At this point, the City is mostly responding to the recovery needs of residents and is working closely with various area agencies through the Houston Tr...

City of Houston Confirms Weather Related Deaths

HOUSTON - The City of Houston has confirmed a fourth fatality in conjunction with today's weather event. The initial fatality was a male of unknown age discovered at Ranchester @ Harwin. A second deceased 50-year old female was recovered by HPD helicopter from Braes Bayou near the 5400 block of ...

Update: City of Houston Continues to Respond to Flooding, Mayor Parker Requests State of Disaster

Three Confirmed Fatalities

HOUSTON - Mayor Annise D. Parker has requested a Declaration of Disaster from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. First responders worked throughout the night and into today, responding to a near 50% increase in call volume. Since midnight, the Houston Fire Department has received more than 900 calls, ...

Municipal Courts Operations Update: All 5/26 Dockets Cancelled

HOUSTON, Texas – The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has canceled all dockets today, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. * o Individuals who were scheduled for court today between 8:00am and 9:00pm will have until 9:00pm Friday, May 29th

LAS CORTES MUNICIPALES CANCELAN TODAS AUDIENCIAS

HOUSTON, Texas – Debido a condiciones de inundación, Las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston han cancellado todas las audiencias de corte para hoy, incluyendo las audiencias de noche. * Individos programados para corte hoy tienen hasta las 9:00pm el Viernes

Media Release - City of Houston Activates Emergency Operations Center to Level 1 Delays City Services/Non-Essential Employee Start Time by 2 hours

HOUSTON - The City of Houston has activated the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Houston Emergency Center (HEC) to Level 1 to coordinate the emergency response due to the severe flooding impacting the City of Houston. Level 1 is the highest in a four-tier level of EOC activation. ...

Update: Mayor Annise Parker Tours Apartment Homes Damaged in Yesterday's Tornado in Southwest Houston

HOUSTON - The City of Houston continues to respond to the impact from an EF-1 Tornado at the Rockport Apartment Complex located at 8500 Nairn Street in southwest Houston. City Departments as well as outside non-profit agencies are actively engaged in helping residents who are affected by providi...