HPD Officers Take Home Burglary Tips Door-to-Door

City of Houston • November 21, 2014

Officers from the Houston Police Department Central Patrol Division walked through two Houston neighborhoods on Wednesday (Nov. 19) in an effort to help educate residents on how best to properly secure their homes from thieves. Continue Reading »

It’s Paws-giving at BARC This Saturday, November 22nd -Sunday, November 23rd

City of Houston • November 20, 2014

BARC is holding a Paws-giving adoption event this weekend: all dog, puppy, cat and kitten adoptions will be $20 Saturday, November 22 – Sunday, November 23. The adoption center is located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston 77026.   Continue Reading »

HPD, Retailers Kick Off “Safe Shopping Starts with YOU” Campaign

City of Houston • November 19, 2014

At 10 a.m. TODAY (Wednesday, Nov. 19), commanders with the Houston Police Department will join eight of the city’s largest retailers and Crime Stoppers to kick off their 5th annual “Safe Shopping Starts with YOU” holiday shopping safety campaign. Continue Reading »

METRO & METROLift Thanksgiving Schedule Announced

Houston METRO • November 18, 2014

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, METRO will operate on a adjusted schedule. METROLift Reservations and Customer Service offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28. All customers may call 713-635-4000 for fast, on-demand information around the clock with METRO’s automated phone system. Continue Reading »

Municipal Courts Announces Amnesty Program

City of Houston • November 18, 2014

The City of Houston Municipal Courts 2014 Amnesty Program began Friday November and will be available on certain delinquent citations until 9:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014. Court officials are encouraging anyone who has delinquent court matters to take advantage of this opportunity to resolve cases at a discounted rate.  Continue Reading »

Three “Liftoff Houston!” Business Plan Competition Winners Selected

City of Houston • November 18, 2014

Three Houston-based start-ups emerged as the Grand Prize winners in the City of Houston’s “Liftoff Houston!” Business Plan Competition.  This year the finalist participated in three categories: Innovation, Product and Service. A Grand Prize winner was selected from each category and received an award of $10,000. Sponsored by Capital One Bank in partnership with the Houston Public Library (HPL) and the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO), the competition was created to engage and empower Houstonians seeking to start a new business in Houston by providing them with access to essential information, resources and support necessary to develop a sound business plan as a first step toward realizing this goal. Continue Reading »

MONDAY: All Aboard for a Taste of Houston Along the Red Line

Houston METRO • November 16, 2014

Houston is known for its good eats. And, a good place to sample some of the savory scene is along METRO’s Red Line.

Houston Greeters and METRO are partnering once again for a progressive dinner outing, Rails to Restaurants. The community event is designed to celebrate Houston’s Citizenship Month while offering a tasty packaged night out on Main Street: appetizers, drinks, desserts and coffee, and entertainment. Continue Reading »

Want to hear a great story?

Ed Gonzalez • November 14, 2014

I met WWII Veteran Johnny Marino this summer at his birthday celebration on the east side. At the ceremony, one of Mr. Marino’s friends informed attendees that the Marino home was in such disrepair that Mr. Marino had to live with a caretaker. It was a tragic story and his friends were justifiably concerned. Continue Reading »

Mayor Parker to Lead Greater Houston Partnership Investment and Trade Delegation to Panama and Colombia

City of Houston • November 14, 2014

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and a 30-member delegation of local elected officials, business and community leaders depart Sunday for a week-long Greater Houston Partnership investment and trade mission to Panama City and Colon in Panama and Bogota, Barranquilla and Cartagena in Colombia. Continue Reading »

Spirit Airlines Goes International in Houston with 10 New Nonstop Flights

City of Houston • November 14, 2014

Spirit Airlines’ impressive steady growth in low-cost nonstop service saw a serious spike today when  it announced the addition of 10 new destinations for nonstop service out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) — seven of those serving Latin American locations. Continue Reading »