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Mayor Parker Taps 1st Woman City Attorney

Mayor Annise Parker has selected Donna Edmundson to be the new city attorney. Upon confirmation by City Council, Edmundson will become the first woman to hold the position. She has nearly 30 years of experience with the City Legal Department. “With just a year left in my term and a wealth of internal talent, I...

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City of Houston Confirms Weather Related Deaths

HOUSTON - The City of Houston has confirmed a fourth fatality in conjunction with today's weather event. The initial fatality was a male of unknown age discovered at Ranchester @ Harwin. A second deceased 50-year old female was recovered by HPD helicopter from Braes Bayou near the 5400 block of ...

Update: City of Houston Continues to Respond to Flooding, Mayor Parker Requests State of Disaster

Three Confirmed Fatalities

HOUSTON - Mayor Annise D. Parker has requested a Declaration of Disaster from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. First responders worked throughout the night and into today, responding to a near 50% increase in call volume. Since midnight, the Houston Fire Department has received more than 900 calls, ...

Municipal Courts Operations Update: All 5/26 Dockets Cancelled

HOUSTON, Texas – The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has canceled all dockets today, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. * o Individuals who were scheduled for court today between 8:00am and 9:00pm will have until 9:00pm Friday, May 29th

LAS CORTES MUNICIPALES CANCELAN TODAS AUDIENCIAS

HOUSTON, Texas – Debido a condiciones de inundación, Las Cortes Municipales de la Ciudad de Houston han cancellado todas las audiencias de corte para hoy, incluyendo las audiencias de noche. * Individos programados para corte hoy tienen hasta las 9:00pm el Viernes

Media Release - City of Houston Activates Emergency Operations Center to Level 1 Delays City Services/Non-Essential Employee Start Time by 2 hours

HOUSTON - The City of Houston has activated the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Houston Emergency Center (HEC) to Level 1 to coordinate the emergency response due to the severe flooding impacting the City of Houston. Level 1 is the highest in a four-tier level of EOC activation. ...

Update: Mayor Annise Parker Tours Apartment Homes Damaged in Yesterday's Tornado in Southwest Houston

HOUSTON - The City of Houston continues to respond to the impact from an EF-1 Tornado at the Rockport Apartment Complex located at 8500 Nairn Street in southwest Houston. City Departments as well as outside non-profit agencies are actively engaged in helping residents who are affected by providi...

Media Release - Emergency Operations Center Activated to Coordinate Severe Weather, Tornado Recovery Response

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has activated the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to today's threat from severe weather, and to coordinate ongoing operations at the site of yesterday's tornado impact in southwest Houston. Yesterday, Sunday, May 24t...

Mayor's Statement - HOPE Negotiations

“It’s unfortunate that the final scheduled meeting for negotiations between the City and the municipal employee union, Houston Organization of Public Employees (“HOPE”) concluded today without an agreement. Despite many weeks of negotiation, HOPE has asked for additional information and time to ...

Funeral Arrangements for Slain HPD Officer

Funeral arrangements have been made for HPD Officer Richard Martin, 47, who was killed in the line of duty after being struck by a fleeing suspect's vehicle. Services will be held at Grace Community Church at 14505 Gulf Freeway at 2 p.m. TOMORROW (Friday, May 22), to be followed by a private b...

Hackathon RoundUp and National Day of Civic Hacking Announcement

The City of Houston hosted its third annual citywide Hackathon at the Houston Technology Center last weekend. More than 400 civic-minded technology professionals, students and hobbyists completed 29 projects over the course of the 24-hour event, making this one of the largest and most successful ...