HPD Given Gold Star for Research

City of Houston • December 19, 2014

The Houston Police Department has been nationally recognized for its leadership in law enforcement as the result of an extensive study of eyewitness identification procedures.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently awarded HPD the Gold Award in Research for its study, in collaboration with Sam Houston State University. Continue Reading »

Memorial Park Update

Ed Gonzalez • December 19, 2014

Memorial Park is going through a major planning process that will restore, preserve and enhance the Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians for generations to come.   Continue Reading »

Houston Public Library is Awarded Grant for a Digital Astrodome Project

City of Houston • December 16, 2014

The Houston Public Library (HPL) has recently been awarded a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a Digital Astrodome Project titled “Astrodome Memories.”  This project will give customers and researchers access to a broad collection of Astrodome related materials from major archives in the Houston area and the state.  The collection will include oral histories, photographs, blueprints, and audio-video materials related to the construction of the Astrodome, as well as pamphlets, scrapbooks, and memorabilia documenting the use of the Astrodome for the last fifty years.   Continue Reading »

Bringing Local News and Information to Users at the Neighborhood Level

City of Houston • December 15, 2014

Today, Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker, in partnership with Comcast, announced the launch of EveryBlock, a hyper-local, free online service and mobile app that aggregates and curates content at the neighborhood level. EveryBlock is an interactive, personalized news feed that allows users to stay connected with neighbors, interact and share what’s happening on their block and discover great content and information from around the city. Continue Reading »

Ibn Sina Grand Opening

Ed Gonzalez • December 12, 2014

The chairman and the board of directors of the Ibn Sina Foundation invite you to attend the Grand Opening Ceremony of Sixth Ibn Sina Community Medical Center North Shepherd.

Grand Opening Ceremony
Sixth Ibn Sina Community Medical Center North Shepherd
Monday, January 12, 2015
Reception: 8:30 a.m. | Opening Ceremony: 9:00 a.m
5012 North Shepherd Drive,
Houston, Texas 77018
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BARC Launches Campaign To Help Save Hundreds or Thousands More Pets in 2015

City of Houston • December 11, 2014

This holiday season, BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption center, hopes to purchase a brand new mobile adoption trailer to take adoptable pets to a new area of Houston each week. To make it happen, the animal shelter needs Houston’s help. The adoption trailer will cost $60,000. Continue Reading »

Houston Police To Outfit Officers With Body Cameras

Houston Public Media • December 8, 2014

About a hundred Houston police officers volunteered for a pilot project that was launched last year. Chief Charles McClelland has long supported the concept behind body cameras.

“I just think that it’s a matter of time before every law enforcement agency in the United States have body cams. It’s not if anymore, it’s when,” says McClelland. Continue Reading »

Houston’s East End And Fifth Ward Hosts Sunday Streets

Houston Public Media • December 5, 2014

Colorful Mexican artwork fills the sidewalks outside the Dona Maria restaurant on busy Navigation Boulevard. Owner Juan Hernandez is getting ready to hang a pinata for the kids to enjoy during this weekend’s Sunday Streets.

“Well, you know what, I’m very excited about it. I’m really pushing it real hard, because I want people from other neighborhoods to see what we’ve got to offer in our neighborhood in the Second Ward.” Continue Reading »

City Council to discuss term limits, other charter changes

Houston Chronicle • December 4, 2014

A Houston City Council committee will meet this afternoon to discuss possible changes to the city charter – including changing term limits and a voter-imposed cap on city revenues — and when those ideas should go to a public vote.

Council committees can make no binding decisions, so the group is expected simply to continue a charter review discussion that began with some acrimony in late October. Continue Reading »

Pop Off: Sunday Streets; Tamale Festival; Welcome Constable Martinez

Office of Council Member Ed Gonzalez • December 3, 2014

I want to begin by commenting that I attended the Thanksgiving Day Parade and really had a wonderful time with all of my colleagues. I would like to thank Susan Christian and her entire team for a job well done. Continue Reading »