Skip to Content

City of Houston website banner

City of Houston Newsroom

FoodDesert.jpg

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 »

City of Houston News

September 19, 2014

Seniors Take to the Dance Floor to Show Off Line Dance Moves - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Active seniors and fans of a good show will gather to enjoy the Houston Parks and Recreation Department's Fifth Annual Line Dance Showcase, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Judson Robinson, Jr., Community Center, 2020 Hermann Drive 77004. The theme for this year's show... Read More »

September 18, 2014

Mayor Annise Parker Welcomes Back SundayStreetsHTX

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 will be open solely to pedestrians a... Read More »

September 18, 2014

As Storms and Flooding Continue, Houston OEM Offers Safety Tips and Resources

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is encouraging Houston residents to take precautions as heavy rain causes street flooding throughout the city. The Houston Fire Department (HFD) reports that they have responded to over 150 motor vehicle accidents across the City since 5:30... Read More »

September 15, 2014

Houston Public Library Third Annual LibroFEST Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

The Houston Public Library (HPL) invites the community to its Third Annual Houston LibroFEST on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at two Library locations. LibroFEST will begin the celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month held during September and October 2014. LibroFEST brings Latino literature and c... Read More »

September 13, 2014

CORRECTED: Healthy Pets Healthy Streets Coalition Kicked Off Massive Expansion of Free Spay/Neuter Initiative

HOUSTON, TX– BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and other members of the Healthy Pets Healthy Streets coalition such as Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) Read More »

September 10, 2014

HDHHS secures $1.8 million to coordinate, boost ACA enrollment

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) will receive $1.8 million to help uninsured area residents sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. HDHHS plans to use the federal grant funds to organize about 500 outreach events, produce and distribute prom... Read More »

September 9, 2014

Student Applications Being Accepted for Police Chief's Youth Police Advisory Council

**NOTE TIME OF AVAILABILITY WITH YPAC COORDINATOR** The Houston Police Department (HPD) invites Houston area high school students to apply for the 2014-2015 Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC). Students will address issues affecting youth and the community, participate in community service... Read More »

September 8, 2014

Interjet is Latest International Air Carrier to Choose Houston

Interjet has formally announced the start of operations for its direct Monterrey - Houston – Monterrey service starting on October 23, with two daily flights Monday through Friday, and one daily flight on Saturdays and Sundays. This new service strengthens the company’s plan of expansion and grow... Read More »

September 5, 2014

Houston Public Library Presents “Penguins!” with author Melissa Guion -- Monday, September 22, 2014

Join author-illustrator Melissa Guion as she reads from her children’s books “Baby Penguins Everywhere!” and “Baby Penguins Love Their Mama.” Guion also will invite attendees to create their own penguin masterpieces with provided art materials. This children’s reading and activity hour will take ... Read More »

September 5, 2014

Resending to correct typo: Mayor Parker Appoints General Plan Steering Committee (copy)

Mayor Annise, D. Parker has directed the Houston Planning Commission to create the City’s first general plan. The approach for preparing a general plan builds on existing plans, studies, policies, practices and regulations that make Houston a prosperous, healthy and sustainable city. A subcom... Read More »

Public Safety Updates

Houston Fire Department