In an effort to renew comprehensive city-to-city ties between Houston and Shanghai, the largest city in China, with a population of more than 24 million residents, Mayor Annise Parker announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai officials. The MOU is an agreement to promote each of the partner cities for a year through a series of promotional videos at strategic locations and on social media. Continue Reading »
Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland says the city’s health department has the lead when it comes to infectious diseases and viruses.
“We certainly have the role as first responders and being in public safety. But we have dealt with these type of threats before, and it’s no different than years ago, when we were dealing with the anthrax threat,” said McClelland. Continue Reading »
We’ve got wonderful neighborhoods in District H – and now residents have an opportunity to make their part of the city a little better. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $5,000. The program is designed to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism to help neighborhood-based organizations learn the art of planning and community building through neighborhood projects. Continue Reading »
Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., today (Monday, Oct. 13) welcomed 65 men and women to Cadet Class #221 at the HPD Training Academy and shared his and the department’s expectations as they begin a rigorous 26-week training regimen to become Houston police officers. Continue Reading »
We’ve got wonderful neighborhoods in District H – and now residents have an opportunity to make their part of the city a little better.
The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $5,000. Continue Reading »
Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. today announced HPD is the recipient of a 2014 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to pay for police officer positions. Continue Reading »
The City of Houston website, www.houstontx.gov, has undergone a major modernization, the first update to its look and feel since 2010. The new site utilizes what’s known as ‘responsive design’ technology, which responds and adapts to meet the user’s needs regardless of whether the website is being accessed via smart phone, iPad, tablet or desktop computer. Continue Reading »
The Department of Neighborhoods Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office announces two free workshops exploring the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords sponsored in partnership with the Office of State Representative Gene Wu and the Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council. Continue Reading »
The Houston Public Library (HPL) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with programs that focus on the contributions that Hispanics have made to the city of Houston. The community is invited to a lecture about a Renowned Tejano Sculptor and his work. Everyone is also invited to attend the Opening Reception of the Northside: A Mexican American Community Exhibit and to hear the memoirs of founder and director of Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, based in Houston. Continue Reading »