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El día de los Niños / El día de los Libros at the Houston Public Library

April 10, 2014

Children of all ages are invited to join the Houston Public Library (HPL) for entertaining and educational festivities in celebration of El día de los Niños / El día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) during April 2014. The programs are provided in partner... Read More »

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April 23, 2014

Houston Municipal Court Recognizes Alcohol Awareness

HOUSTON, Texas – The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will host the Watch Ur BAC Alcohol Awareness Program at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse located in Downtown Houston, Thursday, April 24, 2104, from 10:00am until 3:00pm in observance of April as both Alcohol Awareness ... Read More »

April 23, 2014

Las Cortes Municipales de Houston Reconocen el Mes de la Concientización Sobre el Alcohol, Distracción Tras el Volante

HOUSTON, Texas – El Departamento de las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston patrocinará el Watch Ur BAC Alcohol Awareness Program (Programa de Concientización sobre el Alcohol Cuídese la Espalda, por sus siglas en inglés) en la Corte Municipal Herbert W. Gee, ubicada en el centro de Houst... Read More »

April 23, 2014

Mayor Parker and City Council Approve Resale of Dangerous Building "Strike-offs"

Mayor’s Strike-off Blight Program will bring tax foreclosed properties into compliance for resale Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council Members today approved a resolution, effective immediately, authorizing the resale of tax foreclosed dangerous properties, known as “strike-offs,” he... Read More »

April 22, 2014

Silver Stars Programs for Senior Citizens at the Houston Public Library

Today’s senior citizens want to stay informed, have some fun, and make new friends. The Silver Stars programs are specifically designed with those needs in mind. The Houston Public Library’s Ring Neighborhood Library is offering two entertaining and informative programs in May 2014. Seniors will ... Read More »

April 21, 2014

CORRECTION to 5th GRAPH: Mayor Annise Parker Releases Draft of Equal Rights Ordinance (copy)

Mayor Annise Parker today released a draft of her proposed Equal Rights Ordinance. The document is the result of more than two months of collaborative discussions with various stakeholders. “As I stated in my State of the City Address earlier this month, the Houston I know does not discrimin... Read More »

April 21, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker Releases Draft of Equal Rights Ordinance

Mayor Annise Parker today released a draft of her proposed Equal Rights Ordinance. The document is the result of more than two months of collaborative discussions with various stakeholders. “As I stated in my State of the City Address earlier this month, the Houston I know does not discrimin... Read More »

April 21, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker's Hire Houston First Program Awards Over $1 Billion to Local Businesses

Mayor Annise Parker today presented a Hire Houston First progress report that shows more than $1 billion of city business has been awarded to designated Hire Houston First (HHF) firms and 20,000 jobs have been sustained since the program began in late 2011. More than 1,100 companies have ... Read More »

April 18, 2014

Half Off Regular Adoption Fees For Adult Female Dogs and Cats at BARC Saturday, April 19

HOUSTON, TX– Find the perfect "chick" at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions this Saturday, April 19. BARC is cutting the adoption fee for all adult female dogs and cats in half; the adoption fees are $25 for dogs and $10 for cats. Many adult female do... Read More »

April 17, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker Announces Rosen Publishing Donation to Houston Public Library

Mayor Annise Parker announced Rosen Publishing’s donation of 20,000 books to the Houston Public Library (HPL). This is the largest book donation in Rosen Publishing history, with an estimated value of $400,000. The donation will benefit HPL’s John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program and literacy p... Read More »

April 15, 2014

City of Houston Issues One Bin For All Request for Proposals

Mayor Annise Parker today announced the issuance of a Request for Proposals and creation of an advisory committee for the One Bin for All waste management and diversion project. The City of Houston invites submittals from short-listed firms that participated in an earlier Request for Qualifica... Read More »