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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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Vote for Your Favorite Houston Park This Earth Month - Parks Build Community Challenge - 1 0f 3 H.P.A.R.D. Parks Will Win $20,000 Grant

You Can Vote Daily for Your Favorite Park

This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney | ABC Television Group and E.S.P.N. are collaborating to revitalize parks across the U.S., including a Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) park! Through Parks Build Community, an initiative that gives back t...

Houston Public Library’s Opening Reception for Maurice Sendak: 50 Years ● 50 Works ● 50 Reasons Exhibit

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

All are invited to join the Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Opening Reception for the Maurice Sendak: 50 Years ● 50 Works ● 50 Reasons exhibit on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 6 PM – 8 PM at the Library’s historic Julia Ideson Building. The reception will feature live music by Houston’s Indie Band...

Volaris celebrates arrival at Bush Intercontinental

Volaris added to its expanding route network connecting Mexico and the United States this week when its first nonstop flight between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) landed in Houston. The inaugural service was celebrated when the...

5th Annual Silver Stars Series at the Houston Public Library's Ring Neighborhood Library

The Houston Public Library invites seniors and their families to participate in the upcoming fun and educational programs at Ring Neighborhood Library’s 5th Annual Silver Stars Series programs in April 2015 with topics designed specifically for today’s active seniors. The Ring Neighborhood Librar...

BARC is FULL... of puppies!

Puppy Season Has Arrived at BARC: $20 Dog and Puppy Adoptions at BARC March 20-21

HOUSTON- Puppy season has officially arrived in Houston and numerous young canines are arriving at BARC: 130 puppies are under the care of BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, and 120 of them are currently available for foster or adoption. This Friday, March 20 - Saturday, March 21 BARC is havin...

Harris County, Houston Win the Gold for Texas Healthy Communities Program

Harris County and the City of Houston have earned the state’s top honors for making local changes to prevent and control heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. Houston and Harris County are the only two areas of the state to win the Texas Healthy Communities Program’s gold award. Th...

Corte Municipal de Houston Anuncia Reducción Temporal de Servicios

Houston, Texas - El Departamento de cortes municipales de la ciudad de Houston está en transición a un nuevo sistema de gestión de casos de corte. Durante este período de transición temporal que comienza sábado, 21 de marzo de 2015 y termina el 2 de abril de 2015, varios servicios de la corte no ...

Houston Municipal Courts Announces Temporary Reduction of Services

HOUSTON, Texas – The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department is transitioning to a new court case management system. During this temporary transition period, which begins Saturday, March 21, 2015 and ends April 2, 2015, certain court services will be unavailable. However, the following servi...

Wellness Center Brings Vitality to Southwest Houston

Houston, TX- Signs of new life emerged on Friday, March 13, when community leaders and residents came together to celebrate the grand opening of the Hillcroft Health and Wellness Center. A special guest at the event was the Texas Medical Center's renowned Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Richard Wainerdi, ...

Maurice Sendak: 50 Years ● 50 Works ● 50 Reasons - Exhibit Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Children’s Book “Where the Wild Things Are”

Houston Public Library – March 21, 2015 – May 2, 2015

[Sendak Image] The Houston Public Library (HPL) announces a special exhibition, Maurice Sendak: 50 Years ● 50 Works ● 50 Reasons from March 21, 2015 to May 2, 2015 at HPL’s historic Julia Ideson Building. This exhibit is a comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 select works by the late Caldec...