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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 »

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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 »

July 17, 2014

Mayor Parker Announces Resignation of Public Works Director

Mayor Annise Parker has accepted the resignation of Daniel Krueger, Director of the Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE), which will be effective next month. Director Krueger is leaving the post he has held for four years, and nearly 10 years of service to the City, to pursue other op... Read More »

July 16, 2014

Mayor’s Strike-off Blight Program Putting Properties Back in Productive Use

Three short months after Houston City Council put the process in place, the resale of tax delinquent dangerous properties, known as strike-offs, is proving to be quite a productive program. A total of 42 properties have been sold at constable’s auctions since April. The City’s take from these s... Read More »

July 15, 2014

Houston Public Library Now Offers Free Skype Services

Houston Public Library (HPL) now offers a FREE solution for customers needing a location from which to make video calls using Skype. The service is available at the Central Library, where customers will be able to reserve one of two rooms with internet-enabled computers for a period of up to... Read More »

July 14, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker Joins BARC to Celebrate Progress of New Adoption Center

HOUSTON, TX- Today, Mayor Annise Parker joined BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to celebrate the progress of construction for the new adoption center. Launching construction of the new adoption center is the beginning of a new chapter for BARC; a brand new customer experience and a new standard ... Read More »

July 11, 2014

City of Houston Reaches Milestone for One Bin For All Program

The City of Houston received five proposals for the One Bin for All initiative. A Request for Proposals for the waste diversion project was issued in April, 2014. The City of Houston invited submittals from short-listed firms that participated in the City’s earlier Request for Qualifications p... Read More »

July 10, 2014

Firefighter Daniel Groover

The Houston Fire Department regrets the loss of Firefighter Daniel Groover (pictured below) who was transported to the hospital from yesterday's 2-alarm house fire in the 1400 block of Mistletoe Lane. Firefighter Groover served with the Houston Fire Department for 21 years. [Houston Firefight... Read More »

July 10, 2014

Las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston ofrece el Programa de Educación Sobre el Alcohol para Menores de Edad y el Programa de Concientización Sobre el Tabaco para Jóvenes

HOUSTON, Texas – Las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston (MCD) se da gusto en anunciar la ofresca de el Programa de Educación Sobre el Alcohol para Menores de Edad (AEPM) y el Programa de Concientización Sobre el Tabaco para Jóvenes (TYTAP) a través del Juvenile Case Manager Program. ... Read More »

July 10, 2014

Municipal Courts Now Offers Alcohol Education Program for Minors, Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program

HOUSTON, Texas – The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) is now offering Alcohol Education Program for Minors (AEPM) and the Texas Tobacco Awareness Program (TYTAP) education to minors via the Juvenile Case Manager Program. This program was developed in order to increase compli... Read More »