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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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Mayor Turner Issues Statement on Retirement of HFRRF Chair

I want to thank Todd Clark for his 33 years of service to the Houston Fire Department and the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF). Negotiations with HFRRF and the other employee pension boards are progressing. My goal remains to work something out that will reduce the City’s...

Mayor Turner Issues Statement on Retirement of HFRRF Chair

I want to thank Todd Clark for his 33 years of service to the Houston Fire Department and the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF). Negotiations with HFRRF and the other employee pension boards are progressing. My goal remains to work something out that will reduce the City’s...

Las Cortes Municipales de Houston les avisa a los Ciudadanos de Mensajes de Texto No Relacionados con la Ciudad

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA Para Publicación Inmediata 26 Julio 2016 HOUSTON, Texas- Ha llegado a la atención de las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston que empresas están utilizando mensajes de texto para solicitar servicios. El mensaje de texto le solicita al ciudadano hacer clic en un en...

Houston Municipal Courts Advises Citizens of Non-City-Related Text Messages

HOUSTON, Texas – It has come to the attention of the City of Houston Municipal Courts that companies are using text messages to solicit services. The text message requests the citizen to click on a link to reset their case(s) for a $10.00 fee. The Houston Municipal Courts does not send text me...

Mayor Turner Sends Condolences on the Passing of the City’s Disability Champion

My condolences go out to the family of Jay Stiteley, a national disabilities advocate, who passed away over the weekend after a short illness. He served since 2014 as the manager of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), a division of the Department of Neighborhoods. A true cham...

Free college fairs to help youths explore higher education, career options

Houston teens and young adults wanting to explore higher education and career options can receive one-on-one help at an upcoming series of free, bilingual college fairs. The monthly Catch Your Success college fairs kick off Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northeast Multi-Servic...

$5 Pet Microchips at BARC Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29

BARC Celebrating Lost Pet Prevention Month by Dropping Microchip Fees

HOUSTON, TX– BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is celebrating National Lost Pet Prevention month by reducing pet microchip prices from $25 to $5 from Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29 at its adoption center and wellness center located at 3300 Carr Street, Houston 770...

Mayor Turner Creates Justice Complex Commission

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the creation of a Justice Complex Commission to study all available options for developing, acquiring and financing a new justice complex that will provide police officers and other members of the Police Department and Municipal Courts a fully functional fac...

City of Houston Launches Loaned Executive Program

CenterPoint Energy will be the first local company to participate in the City of Houston’s new Loaned Executive Program (LEP). The LEP provides the City senior level private sector expertise at no cost to the City. CenterPoint will loan Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications Floyd ...

Mayor Turner Congratulates Houston Astros RBI Team

Local Group Headed to World Series

The Houston Astros Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (RBI) girls/boys team sponsored by the Astros is headed to the World Series after defeating the New Orleans RBI team this afternoon. “I want to congratulate the Houston RBI team,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “They have persevered against...