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Mayor Turner Selects New Special Assistant for Homeless Initiatives

Mayor Turner has announced the appointment of Marc Eichenbaum as the City's Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives. Eichenbaum will lead the City's efforts to permanently reduce homelessness through its involvement in The Way Home, Houston’s nationally recognized homeless housi...

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HPD Shows Early Success with City-Funded Overtime Initiatives

The Houston Police Department on Wednesday (October 19) presented to City Council preliminary results of a three month-long, $2 million overtime crime reduction initiative to combat violent crime and gang activity in southwest and southeast Houston. Uniformed officers assigned to the HPD Cri...

Celebrate Citizenship Month in November!

Festivities promote “good citizenship” through inclusiveness, civic engagement and public service Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner invites the community to celebrate the “Many Faces of Houston” during the eighth annual Houston Citizenship Month in November. The month’s festivities commemorate w...

JPMorgan Chase commits $1 million to The Way Home to Fight Homelessness in Houston

Mayor Turner: Houston nearing goal of $14.5 million to end chronic homelessness

Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced a $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to support Houston’s ambitious efforts to end chronic homelessness through The Way Home – the Houston region’s nationally recognized homeless housing initiative. The award makes JPMorgan Chase the first corporate donor...

$1 Million Gulfton Skatepark Project is Answer to Area Youths' Dream

Weekend Festivities Celebrate Construction Underway at Burnett Bayland Park

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, together with Council Member Mike Laster, District J; Neighborhood Centers Inc.; and the Gulfton Youth will hold a groundbreaking celebration at Burnett Bayland Park on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. The event celebrates a dream come true fo...

New Program aims to Increase 311 Responsiveness

To increase responsiveness to constituents, Houston 311 Help and Information is implementing an escalation path for service requests. Escalated Service Requests will be utilized to resolve cases where citizens are unsatisfied with the City’s initial response. “We are continuously improving th...

HISD Students on Their Way to Success Using the Houston Public Library’s Learning Link – A Virtual Library Card

More than 200,000 Houston Independent School District (HISD) elementary, middle school and high school students will now have access to the Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Learning Link – that will offer numerous free resources to help students build a strong love for learning that will in turn se...

Houston Public Library re-opens the Jungman Neighborhood Library in the Galleria Area

Grand Re-opening Celebration on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10 AM Houston (October 3, 2017) - The J. Frank Jungman Neighborhood Library, a much-cherished community entity located just blocks from the Galleria Mall, will reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, October 13, 2017 at 10 AM. K...

City included in federal program to promote historic preservation

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department is excited to announce its inclusion in the federal Certified Local Government (CLG) program. The CLG program is an effort to create partnerships with the federal Department of the Interior, state agencies, and local governments to promote h...

New City IT Director Confirmed

Houston City Council today confirmed Mayor Sylvester Turner’s selection of Lisa Kent as the City’s new Chief Information Officer. Kent, who has served as interim CIO in August, was formerly Chief Technology Officer/Deputy Director for the Houston Airport System. “I want a City IT department t...

Zika Abatement Paying Off for Houston Neighborhoods

More than 35,000 tires and 4,500 tons of debris have been hauled away in the 32 weeks since the City began special weekend sweeps to clean up illegal dump sites that can serve as Zika breeding grounds. The effort, which is expected to cost the City $3.6 million this year, targets economically-ch...

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