A Behind-The-Scene Look: Citizens’ Police Academy Celebrates 25 Years

Houston Public Media • September 29, 2014

The Citizens’ Police Academy was created 25 years ago to give residents, like Jennifer Deathridge, a firsthand look at every operation of the Houston Police Department.

“These men and women that work in law enforcement are so passionate about what they do,” said Deathridge. “They just want to help people, and more people look at the police as an imposition in their life, than they do as somebody that is there to help them and protect them.” Continue Reading »

Early Education Coalition Releases 10-Year Plan, $700 Million Cost

Houston Public Media • September 26, 2014

On Friday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell made the case for early childhood education.

He didn’t speak as a four star general. He spoke as the child of immigrant parents, a kid who grew up in the Bronx and who was cared for by lots of “aunts” in the neighborhood. Continue Reading »

VIDEO: Inside Transported + Renewed

Houston Public Media • September 26, 2014

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse chats with Houston Arts Alliance‘s Pat Jasper about the Transported + Renewed event.  This story will air as part of Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, which you can watch Thursdays at 7:00pm on TV 8. Continue Reading »

HPD: Help Us, Help You Participate in National Night Out

City of Houston • September 24, 2014

The Houston Police Department reminds all citizens that we are less than three weeks away from our 31st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, October 7.   Continue Reading »

Pop Off: ‘Healthy Pets, Healthy Streets,’ HireMeNow, Public Works Recruitment

Ed Gonzalez • September 24, 2014

‘Healthy Pets, Healthy Streets’ in partnership with Mayor Parker, BARC, SNAP, Friends for Life, and our office just wrapped up a 7 day initiative in District H at Ripley House in the 2nd Ward community. 87 families received free spay and neuter services for their pets! As I said before, this forward thinking initiative is taking a bite out of animal overpopulation and educating our residents on pet care. Continue Reading »

Hispanic Heritage Month: LibroFEST

Houston Public Media • September 23, 2014

Books, art, culture and community come together at the 3rdAnnual LibroFEST on Saturday, September 27, from 12 – 8pm, at Houston Public Library’s Central Library and the Flores Neighborhood Library. Continue Reading »

National Prescription Take-Back Day Partnership with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Houston Police Department • September 23, 2014

To help the public properly dispose of unused or expired medication, the Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with the Mayor’s Office and the Houston Police Department (HPD) to host the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. All tablets, capsules and solid dosage forms will be collected (intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted). Continue Reading »

HFD: Fatal motel fire ‘slow burned’ for 3 hours before firefighters called

Houston Chronicle • September 23, 2014

The catastrophic blaze at the Southwest Inn that led to the deaths of four firefighters last year likely had been smoldering for three hours before firefighters were called, a detail that could help explain why the fire spun out of control so quickly after fire trucks arrived. Continue Reading »

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 »