City names police headquarters for retired officer Edward Thomas

Houston Chronicle • July 27, 2015

Edward “Mr. Thomas” Thomas, record holder for length of service as an officer at the Houston Police Department, lived up to his reputation as a man of few words Monday, declining to address hundreds who gathered downtown to celebrate the naming of the department’s Travis Street headquarters in his honor. Continue Reading »

Smartphone payment coming to Metro in late 2015

Houston Chronicle • July 26, 2015

(originally published July 1, 2015) A new bus system will hit the streets in less than seven weeks, and with it Metro officials will roll out new ways to track buses and pay fares, all aimed at streamlining trips and luring new riders. Continue Reading »

Family Health Evening set to observe National Health Center Week

City of Houston • July 23, 2015

The Houston Department of Health will mark National Health Center Week with a Family Health Evening on Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The department’s four health centers will offer free child immunizations, blood pressure screenings and toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss at the event. Continue Reading »

Houston Public Library Offers Free Nutrition Classes

City of Houston • July 15, 2015

Houston Public Library has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer free nutrition classes and educational materials.  Library customers will learn how to select healthy foods on a budget, how to read food labels and select healthy foods, how to prepare meals that will help keep their families healthy, and how to prepare their  favorite foods with less fat, salt, and sugar. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 832-393-1313. Continue Reading »

Houston earns gold medals for participation in Let’s Move!

City of Houston • July 8, 2015

The City of Houston has earned two gold medals and one bronze medal from the National League of Cities for its participation in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, an initiative promoting policy and environmental changes at the local government level to help prevent childhood obesity. Continue Reading »

U.S.D.A. Provides Funds for H.P.A.R.D. Summer Food Program

City of Houston • July 2, 2015

Across the nation and in Texas, millions of children benefit from the healthy food they receive from the Summer Food Service Program. The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) has been providing these FREE meals to Houston area youth (ages 1-18) since 1980. Continue Reading »

Help Us, Help You Teach Your Child About Gun Safety

City of Houston • July 1, 2015

The Houston Police Department wants to remind everyone that firearms safety is a responsibility we must all share, especially with regards to our children.

With children out of school and spending more time at home, there is more of an opportunity for something tragic to happen if someone owns a weapon and it is not properly secured.   Continue Reading »

Houston Airport System plans for spaceport approved by FAA

City of Houston • June 30, 2015

The Houston Airport System (HAS) has been granted a Launch Site License from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that enables Ellington Airport (EFD) to establish itself as a launch site for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States. Continue Reading »

HFD Reminds Citizens Fireworks are Dangerous and Illegal to Use in The City

City of Houston • June 29, 2015

The Houston Fire Department would like to remind citizens that it is illegal to discharge fireworks in the City of Houston and parts of the county.

Although fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the holiday season, they can be dangerous, possibly causing serious burn and eye injuries. Continue Reading »

Plan Houston

Council Member Ed Gonzalez • June 26, 2015

The City has released draft recommendations for Plan Houston, an initiative that will enable us to take a fresh look at enhancing services to current residents and will help Houston prepare for anticipated growth in the years to come. These recommendations include 12 proposed policy directives, identifying the City’s priorities for achieving the community’s vision and goals:   Continue Reading »

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