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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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Houston Public Library’s Central Library and Julia Ideson Building Will Delay Opening Their Doors On Saturday, February 28, 2015

Due to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade

The Houston Public Library’s Central Library and Julia Ideson Building will be opening their doors late on Saturday, February 28, 2015 due to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade. The buildings will open to the public from 1 PM to 5PM. The Houston Public Library apologizes for the inconvenie...

(Correction) Media Instructions for Captain Bazile's Memorial Service and Procession

The Memorial Service and Procession for Captain Dwight Bazile will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015, at The Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 Procession start time: 8 a.m. Funeral service start time: 10 a.m. * Media Parking will be located in the area ...

Help Us, Help You: HPD Video on Police/Citizen Interaction

The Houston Police Department recently released a video on its YouTube channel providing tips on what citizens should do when stopped in a motor vehicle or detained by an officer. HPD Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. said the video is in response to community requests for HPD to advise citizen...

City of Houston Seeking Second Poet Laureate - 2015 Call for Submissions/Nominations

Due Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 5 PM

Mayor Annise D. Parker and Houston Public Library (HPL) Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson announce that the City of Houston is now seeking its second Poet Laureate. The Houston Poet Laureate Program (HPLP) celebrates Houston’s rich culture and diversity through the work of a poet who will represent ...

Services and Processional for HFD Captain Bazile

Captain Dwight Bazile, Station 46 D Shift, passed away on February 21, 2015, at Memorial Hermann Hospital. He collapsed on a fire scene on February 19, 2015. The Public Memorial Service 10 a.m. on Friday, February 27th The Church Without Walls 5725 Queenston Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 Pr...

BARC, Friends For Life Partner with Mayor Parker to Introduce Finding Rover's Revolutionary Pet Mobile App in Houston

Free mobile app uses facial recognition technology to reunite lost pets with their owners and much more

Houston - Today, Mayor Annise Parker joined BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and Friends For Life No-Kill Animal Shelter (FFL) to introduce Finding Rover's revolutionary facial recognition service that helps reunite lost pets with their owners. The two shelters are the first in Houston and fourt...

The Houston Fire Department Urges Citizens to use Safety when using Heating Devices

As the City sees the temperature drop into the 30s tonight, the Houston Fire Department urges citizens to be careful and follow some simple safety tips when using space heaters, fireplaces and other supplemental heating sources. Any shift away from the exclusive use of central heating presents an...

Houston Municipal Court Clinics

Houston Municipal Courts Department Hosts Court Clinics Before 2015 Great Texas Warrant Round Up Begins

HOUSTON, Texas – In a continuing effort to provide court information to Houston’s diverse population, the City of Houston’s Municipal Courts Department is hosting Municipal Court Clinics on February, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th, 2015. The court clinics are designed to help citizens understand ho...

Resending HPD: Help Us, Help You Be Safe on the Sidewalks

*UPDATED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK* Houston police are urging pedestrians to be cautious in and around Houston's roadways, especially at night. HPD Captain Matt May of the Traffic Enforcement Division urges pedestrians to follow common sense safety tips to avoid becoming victims of traffic accide...

Captain Dwight Bazile

OFFICIAL HFD UPDATE

The Houston Fire Department regrets the loss of Captain Dwight Bazile (pictured below). Captain Dwight Bazile, Station 46 D Shift, passed away at 6:15 p.m. this evening, February 21, 2015, at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Captain Bazile collapsed on a fire scene Thursday, February 19th 2015 an...