Public Safety Committee to Meet Tuesday, January 27

Office of Council Member Ed Gonzalez • January 26, 2015

At this week’s meeting, committee members will discuss the Houston Forensic Science Center. Dr. Daniel D. Garner, President and CEO – Houston Forensic Science Center and the Honorable L. Scott Hochberg, Chair – Houston Forensic Science Center will present.  The meeting will be chronicled via live tweets at @HOUpublicsafety. Continue Reading »

Small Business Legal Academy

Office of Council Member Ed Gonzalez • January 26, 2015

You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual, Small Business Legal Academy taking place on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from  8:30 AM to 1:30 AM at the South Texas College of Law. Opening remarks will be given at 8:30 AM by Mayor Parker. Continue Reading »

Next Ad Hoc Charter Review Meeting Set for Thursday

Office of Council Member Ed Gonzalez • January 23, 2015

The Houston City Council Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee, chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez, will meet on Thursday, January 29 and discussion will center on: Term Limits – Length of Terms & Number of Terms. Continue Reading »

Remembering Our Past: El Barrio del Alacran

Ed Gonzalez • January 23, 2015

As your District H Council Member I have the privilege of representing over 180,000 diverse, passionate, caring, and proud Houstonians. I also have the honor of representing a City Council district that is rich in history – and it is all around us.

Today, I want to touch on our East End community which is growing at an incredible rate. As new developments, restaurants, and coffee shops emerge – we have the opportunity to pause and to remember our past.  Continue Reading »

Applications Being Accepted for HPD Citizens’ Police Academy Class

City of Houston • January 23, 2015

Want to be in the know?  Then become one of the newest Houston police ambassadors!

Have you ever wondered what kind of training a police officer must undergo to do his or her job?  Do you think you could do it just as well or better?  Now is your chance to find out.  The Houston Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications for the spring 2015 class beginning on March 5th thru May 7th. Continue Reading »

The City of Houston Receives National Recognition for its Summer Jobs Program

City of Houston  • January 22, 2015

Six months after a crowd of staff and interns involved in the City of Houston’s Summer Jobs Program (SJP) gathered at Moody Park to celebrate the culmination of months of hard work with an end of summer graduation ceremony, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) recognized Houston as the National Summer Youth Jobs Challenge Large City award recipient. Today, Mayor Parker will receive the award on behalf of the City of Houston at the USCM’s 83rd Annual Winter Meeting Plenary Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading »

Memorial Park: ‘Family album of city’

West University Examiner • January 22, 2015

Houstonians gathered at the Moody Park Community Center on Jan. 12 to discuss the Memorial Park master plan that will set long-range project goals for the park.

Approximately 200 people met at 3725 Fulton Street to learn more about the evolving plan and ask questions of the design team. The final plan is expected to be presented to Houston’s city council in March or April of this year. Continue Reading »

Neighborhood a battered ghost town waiting for new ‘Booker T’

Houston Chronicle • January 22, 2015

A scrapbook rots among clothing, sneakers and other possessions, spilling from a ransacked and abandoned home on Cortlandt Street in north Houston.

Weathered pages testify to the history of the Independence Heights neighborhood and include a funeral pamphlet that paid tribute to Dwight Johnson, who graduated 47 years ago from nearby Booker T. Washington High School. Continue Reading »

Short Films for Safe Streets at the Houston Green Film Series

Houston Tomorrow • January 20, 2015

Join us for a night of short films from, Pedestrian Pete, Sunday Streets HTX, and more. After the films, we’ll hear from representatives from three different City of Houston Departments who are all working on making your life more comfortable and safe on the streets. Continue Reading »

Pat Walsh and Dale Rudick present progress to the Houston Coalition for Complete Streets

Houston Tomorrow • January 20, 2015

Join the 34 organizations of the Houston Coalition for Complete Streets to hear from the Directors of the Public Works and Engineering & Planning and Development Departments on the progress report submitted last week to Mayor Annise Parker on her Complete Streets Executive Order. Continue Reading »

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