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Houston Begins the Recovery Process after Severe Storms and Flooding

Houston Residents are beginning the process of assessing damage and cleaning up following an evening of torrential rain which flooded portions of the City. Houston residents can go to houstontx.gov/emergency for information on current conditions, as well as resources available for them as they move forward.

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Joint statement from Houston and L.A. Mayors on clean power plan

Mayor Annise Parker and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti – who co-founded the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda with Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia – issued the following statement regarding the President’s Clean Power Plan that was released today: “We don’t need more debate on climate change ...

Mayor Parker releases statement on new lawsuit filed by small group of pastors

This new lawsuit is not about civil rights or religious freedom. It’s about politics. It is being waged by a small group that wants to take Houston backward instead of moving it forward. I respect the pastors' right to use our legal process how they see fit, but their energy would be better inv...

The Houston Public Library and Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow Present "Story to Screen" Outdoor Movie Night at the Central Library Plaza

Houston Public Library and Alamo DraftHouse Rolling Roadshow will feature the 1989 classic movie “Stand by Me,” on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. The movie celebrates friendship, adventure, and pie-eating. Everyone is also invited to enjoy a musical tribute to the late, great Ben E. King (1938-2015)...

Pyburn's Store Provides Nutrition and Economic Opportunity

Houston, TX- A hope for a healthier community coalesced on Friday, July 31, when residents and community leaders gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods. The $4.9 million store is the city’s first public/private partnership to make healthy food available in an area te...

Houston Public Library to Host an Astrodome Memories Project Event

An Oral History and Scanning Event - Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Astrodome Memories Project is hosting an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10AM until 2PM to preserve and share experiences at the Astrodome. The event will take place in the Library’s Julia Ideson Building Auditorium, 550 McKinney...

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on HERO Court Ruling

Obviously, I am disappointed and believe the court is in error with this eleventh hour ruling in a case that had already been decided by a judge and jury of citizens. Nonetheless, we will proceed with the steps necessary for City Council to consider the issue. At the same time, we are consultin...

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on BP Horizon Settlement

In a joint news release earlier this morning, Harris County, the City of Houston and METRO announced their respective shares of the $18.7 billion settlement of claims related to the 2010 oil spill. The City of Houston will receive $12,155,549 for lost hotel and sales tax revenues. After expenses...

City, County, Metro Announce Settlements From Gulf Oil Spill

Harris County, the City of Houston and METRO announced today their respective shares of the $18.7 billion settlement among BP Plc, the federal government, five Gulf Coast states and other local governments to resolve claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. The City of Houston ...

Family Health Evening set to observe National Health Center Week

The Houston Department of Health will mark National Health Center Week with a Family Health Evening on Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The department’s four health centers will offer free child immunizations, blood pressure screenings and toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss at the event. Healt...

NIOSH releases Final Report on SW Inn Fire-correction

Today NIOSH has released their final report on the May 31, 2013 SW Inn Fire that took the lives of four of Houston Firefighters, Captain Matthew Renaud, E/O Robert Bebee, and Firefighters Robert Garner and Anne Sullivan; and ended the careers of Captain Bill Dowling, and Firefighters Ro...