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Mayor Turner Selects New Public Safety Chiefs, Presiding Municipal Court Presiding Judge, Housing Director

In a sweeping announcement, Mayor Sylvester Turner named four new department directors and a reappointment Thursday. Pending City Council confirmation, Art Acevedo of Austin will assume the position of police chief and El Paso’s Samuel Pena will take over the fire department. “Acting Police Chief Martha Montalv...

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Former Obama Aide to be Mayor’s New Disabilities Director

Mayor Sylvester Turner has selected Maria Town to be the new director of the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities. Town comes to the mayor’s office from the White House Office of Public Engagement where she served as a senior associate director and the disability community liaison. She w...

Houston Receives $1 Million Grant for Houston Spaceport Infrastructure

Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Houston, Texas a $1 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to build some of the necessary infrastructure required for the planned Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport. “This grant is another...

City of Houston Expands Investment in Renewable Energy

Additional 20 MW of Solar Power Solidifies Houston’s Status as Nation’s Top Municipal Green Power Purchaser

Reaffirming Houston’s commitment to renewable energy, reducing emissions, and saving taxpayer money, Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council today agreed to purchase an additional 20 megawatts (MW) – for a total of 50 MW of solar power. This increase expands the 20-year solar power purchase agre...

“Sign Up and Save” Workshops Help Homeowners Identify Property Tax Exemptions

Houston, TX – Mayor Sylvester Turner is kicking off a series of free workshops aimed at preserving home affordability by helping homeowners identify and, if eligible, apply for property tax exemptions. The first of these workshops will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Acres Homes ...

KBR and the Houston Fire Department to Unveil New Community Outreach Vehicle

HOUSTON - The Houston Fire Department (HFD) and KBR,Inc. (NYSE: KBR) will hold a Media Availability on Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the KBR Tower at 601 Jefferson St. in Downtown Houston, during KBR’s annual ZERO HARM Day event. The day's objective is to recognize people and p...

KBR and the Houston Fire Department to Unveil new Community Outreach Vehicle

HOUSTON - The Houston Fire Department (HFD) and KBR,Inc. (NYSE: KBR) will hold a Media Availability on Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the KBR Tower at 601 Jefferson St. in Downtown Houston, during KBR’s annual ZERO HARM Day event. The day's objective is to recognize people and p...

City Hall Farmers Market Kicks Off on Wednesday

Enjoy a variety of locally prepared food or pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting when the City Hall Farmers Market, sponsored by CenterPoint Energy, returns for the spring season on Wednesday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Hermann S...

City Hall Farmers Market Kicks Off on Wednesday

Enjoy a variety of locally prepared food or pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting when the City Hall Farmers Market, sponsored by CenterPoint Energy, returns for the spring season on Wednesday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Hermann S...

City Hall Farmers Market Kicks Off on Wednesday

Enjoy a variety of locally prepared food or pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting when the City Hall Farmers Market, sponsored by CenterPoint Energy, returns for the spring season on Wednesday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Hermann S...

Artist Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw Selected for New Community Center Commission

The City of Houston announced today that Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw is the selected artist for the civic art that will be in the new Judson Robinson Sr. Community Center, located in the Pleasantville neighborhood. Both an artist and educator, Dorsey-Outlaw is known for her colorful and intricate mural ...


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