Free Wi-Fi Takes Off at Houston Airports

City of Houston • September 22, 2014

The Houston Airport System (HAS) has taken a major step forward in enhancing the overall customer experience at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), as it begins to unveil free Wi-Fi service for all customers and guests. Free Wi-Fi is now available in all terminal areas at Hobby Airport, as well as in Bush Intercontinental Airport terminals A and D. Free Wi-Fi will continue to launch in phases at IAH over the next few months and should be completed by the end of 2014. Continue Reading »

Office of Business Opportunity sponsors Hire Me Now Job Fair • September 18, 2014

On Wednesday September 17 at a press conference in the rotunda of City Hall following the City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez announced the first Hire Me Now Job Fair to be sponsored jointly by the Office of Business Opportunity and ATT. The Job Fair will be held at the BBVA Compas Stadium on September 25, from 9 AM to 2PM. It will feature at least 100 employers prepared to hire qualified applicants at the event to fill at least 1000 vacancies. Continue Reading »

Mayor Annise Parker Welcomes Back SundayStreetsHTX

City of Houston • 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. Continue Reading »

City proposes broad ban on synthetic marijuana

Houston Chronicle • September 17, 2014

The Parker administration is proposing a sweeping ban on the use, sale, even the packaging of synthetic marijuana, driven by law enforcement’s struggle to keep pace with the designer drug’s rapidly changing chemical compounds that keep it in a legal gray area. Continue Reading »

BARC Coalition Expands Free Program To Tackle Stray Animal Problem

Houston Public Media • September 16, 2014

Driving down Stevens Street on Houston’s Northside one afternoon, the only dogs to be seen were wearing collars and hanging out in someone’s front yard.

But Andrew Green, who lives on the corner of Stevens and Lorraine, said that’s not typical. Continue Reading »

Mexico’s 204th anniversary celebrated at Miller Outdoor Theatre • September 16, 2014

On Monday, September 15th, Houston’s Mexican community celebrated the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence in a 3-hour program at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The program called “El Grito at Miller” was organized under the auspices of The Mexican Consulate General of Houston working with the Miller Theater Advisory Board, and sponsored in part by Bud Light/Silver Eagle DistributorsFordSabra HumusTaco Bell, and MovistarRaul Peimbert of Univision 45 and Mario Gomez of KLTN 102.9 FM served as Emcees. Continue Reading »

Houston Takes a Bite Out of Second Ward Pet Overpopulation

News 92 FM • September 16, 2014

Loose dogs can be trouble, even deadly.  Last year, Houston received nearly 2,000 dog bite complaints.  So the city is taking action. Continue Reading »

The City of Houston Reveals 2014 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award Recipients

City of Houston • September 15, 2014

The 2014 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards is a distinction which reflects the outstanding contributions each honoree has made toward enhancing the quality of life of our Hispanic community. “Each award recipient has displayed leadership and dedication to advancing our Hispanic community,” said Mayor Parker.  “Houston is enriched by their volunteerism, activism and public service. The Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards recognizes their contributions and celebrates our city’s diversity.” Continue Reading »

City to reach all homes with curbside recycling

Houston Chronicle • September 15, 2014

All Houston residents who get city trash service will be able to roll their recyclables to the curb in 96-gallon green carts by the start of 2015, a milestone that has been years in the making as the city slowly expanded the program, frustrating neighborhoods that sought to be included. Continue Reading »


Ed Gonzalez • September 12, 2014

Houston’s East End is the place to be this fall. People will be able to explore and experience this historic section of our city like never before!

From now to November 30, 2014, a mix of community-based and contemporary art projects called Transported + Renewed (T+R) will infuse East End with a series of concerts, performances, visual arts installations and more. The East End hugs Buffalo Bayou and the Ship Channel, and is a historic transport hub.  Continue Reading »