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Houston Food Desert to get New Grocery Store

June 30, 2014

With high hopes of more to come, Mayor Annise Parker, Council Members Stephen Costello and Dwight Boykins, the Houston Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and others broke ground on the first project to target a Houston food desert. With financial assistance from the... Read More »

City of Houston News

July 31, 2014

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Impasse with Fire Union

It is unfortunate the union has chosen to walk away from the bargaining table. The city had made an offer that was fair to the rank and file and the taxpayers who cover their paychecks. Like any other business, the city has to know how many workers are to be off on any given day. Without this ... Read More »

July 30, 2014

Mayor Parker Selects Leaders for Cultural Plan Process

Mayor Annise Parker has selected philanthropist Philamena Baird and Project Row House Founder Rick Lowe to serve as co-chairs of the effort to create a new cultural plan for Houston. “I want to thank Rick and Philamena for agreeing to give their valuable time and take this on,” said Mayor Park... Read More »

July 30, 2014

Go Healthy Houston initiative, Houston Restaurant Weeks to show residents how to dine out healthy

The Go Healthy Houston initiative and the annual fundraiser Houston Restaurant Weeks are partnering to promote healthy dinning out. A variety of nutritious menu options will help Houstonians make healthier food choices while eating out during Houston Restaurant Weeks, scheduled for Aug. 1 to S... Read More »

July 30, 2014

Introducing BARC's Brand New Blog!

HOUSTON, TX- Today, BARC announced the latest and greatest way to get real-time updates, success stories and new information at BARC. BARC's brand new blog features adoption happy tails, news on upcoming events, opportunities to get involved, Mayor's Pets of the Week and much more. Check out the... Read More »

July 29, 2014

Houston Public Library World Café to feature Laurence “Larry” J. Payne -- Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6 PM

The Houston community is invited to the next Houston Public Library World Café event, featuring a presentation by Laurence “Larry” Payne. The presentation will focus on Payne’s book, “The Heart of Houston: Lessons in Servant Leadership” and its themes of sustainable leadership and personal transf... Read More »

July 28, 2014

Houston Public Library’s Elizabeth L. Ring Neighborhood Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Elizabeth L. Ring Neighborhood Library turns 50 this year and the community is invited to join in the Anniversary Celebration. Join HPL Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson and other special guests to celebrate this grand occasion. Save the date on August 13, 2014 at ... Read More »

July 28, 2014

The Houston Fire Department Reminds Citizens of Simple Tips to Keep Safe and Healthy During Hot Weather

With the temperature reaching into the high 90s today and throughout this week, the Houston Fire Department reminds citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies, this also includes making sure caregivers "Look Before They Lock" fo... Read More »

July 24, 2014

H.P.A.R.D. Celebrates July as Park and Recreation Month During Let’s Play Carnival – Photo Opportunity

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) will celebrate July as Park and Recreation Month with its Annual Let’s Play Carnival. The theme of the celebration “Out is IN!” encourages everyone to go outside, change their outlook, and get involved in their community through parks and r... Read More »

July 23, 2014

City to Expand Smoking Ban to all City Parks and Libraries

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) and Houston Public Library (HPL) have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at all of their properties. The new policy is an expansion of Ordinance #2006-1054 Sec. 21-243, which was passed on Oct 18, 2006, and will apply ... Read More »

July 21, 2014

Pop Up Library August 2014 Presentations

The Pop Up Library, the library in a tent from the Houston Public Library (HPL) has many presentations in August 2014 around the City of Houston. The Pop Up Library has been developed by HPL, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH) and is designed for families with young childr... Read More »