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Mayor Annise Parker Welcomes Back SundayStreetsHTX

September 18, 2014

After a successful pilot project earlier this year, Mayor Annise Parker announces the return of SundayStreetsHTX for October, November and December in The Heights, Third Ward/Museum Park and East End/Fifth Ward areas. Designated streets in these neighborhoods w... Read More »

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October 21, 2014

Autumn Book Sale at Bargain Prices! Presented by the Friends of the Houston Public Library, In Partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

You are invited to the Autumn Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Houston Public Library, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, on Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. Everyone will enjoy finding ... Read More »

October 20, 2014

The City of Houston Welcomes the Amazing Shanghai Exhibit

In an effort to renew comprehensive city-to-city ties between Houston and Shanghai, the largest city in China, with a population of more than 24 million residents, Mayor Annise Parker announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai officials. The MOU is an agreemen... Read More »

October 17, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Opens $2 Million Phase III Improvements At Keith-Wiess Park Improvement Project

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will cut the ribbon on the Phase III Park Improvements Project to Keith-Wiess Park (12300 Aldine-Westfield Road) at the Fun Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The East Aldine District Fall Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with the rib... Read More »

October 17, 2014

City Files Amended Pastors Subpoenas

As follow up to a promise made earlier in the week, the City of Houston has revised its subpoenas in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) repeal petition case. The disputed request has been narrowed to focus solely on communications related to HERO and the petition gathering process. There... Read More »

October 14, 2014

Mayor Parker Issues a Call to Action to Prevent Bullying

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed October 2014 as "National Bullying Prevention Month in Houston" and announced Houston's participation in the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying, a national initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors sponsored in partnership with the Bully Project. May... Read More »

October 13, 2014

Digital Public Library of America Presentation at the Houston Public Library

Presentation by Dan Cohen, Executive Director The Digital Public Library of America: Past, Present, and Future The Houston Public Library (HPL) invites the community to a lecture by Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Cohen is the founding Execu... Read More »

October 13, 2014

Police Chief McClelland Welcomes Recruits to Cadet Class, Police Academy

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., today (Monday, Oct. 13) welcomed 65 men and women to Cadet Class #221 at the HPD Training Academy and shared his and the department's expectations as they begin a rigorous 26-week training regimen to become Houston police officers. The cadets in... Read More »

October 9, 2014

Original World War I Letters to Be Donated to Historian Andrew Carroll At the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

On September 17, 2014, historian and bestselling author Andrew Carroll started his trip to all 50 states to meet with Americans who have original wartime letters to share with him. On his journey, Carroll will be stopping in Houston to receive a batch of original World War I letters from Houstoni... Read More »

October 9, 2014

Free Document Shredding for City of Houston Clear Lake Residents

The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods, Houston Police Department (HPD) and corporate partner Data Shredding Services, Inc. announce a Free Document Shredding & ID Theft Prevention event, set for Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the HPD Clear Lake Station, 2855 Bay Area ... Read More »

October 9, 2014

HPD to Receive $3 Million from COPS Grant to Hire Officers

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. today announced HPD is the recipient of a 2014 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to pay for police officer positions. HPD will receive $3.125 million, which will fund 25 police officers. Nati... Read More »

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