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City of Houston Launches Open Data Policy

City of Houston • October 23, 2014

In her continued commitment to transparency and government accountability, Mayor Annise Parker has instituted an Open Data policy to allow for greater public access to City data. Houston joins a growing number of local, state and federal government agencies across the country that are putting in place formal Open Data policies.    Continue Reading »

The City of Houston Welcomes the Amazing Shanghai Exhibit

City of Houston • October 20, 2014

In an effort to renew comprehensive city-to-city ties between Houston and Shanghai, the largest city in China, with a population of more than 24 million residents, Mayor Annise Parker announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai officials. The MOU is an agreement to promote each of the partner cities for a year through a series of promotional videos at strategic locations and on social media. Continue Reading »

HPD: Prepared For Any Potential Threat To Public Safety

Houston Public Media • October 17, 2014

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland says the city’s health department has the lead when it comes to infectious diseases and viruses.

“We certainly have the role as first responders and being in public safety. But we have dealt with these type of threats before, and it’s no different than years ago, when we were dealing with the anthrax threat,” said McClelland. Continue Reading »

Pop Off: Neighborhood Matching Grants; Jensen Jubilee Fall Festival; “Trails at Twilight” & More!

Office of Council Member Ed Gonzalez • October 15, 2014

We’ve got wonderful neighborhoods in District H – and now residents have an opportunity to make their part of the city a little better. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $5,000. The program is designed to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism to help neighborhood-based organizations learn the art of planning and community building through neighborhood projects.  Continue Reading »

Police Chief McClelland Welcomes Recruits to Cadet Class, Police Academy

City of Houston • October 13, 2014

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., today (Monday, Oct. 13) welcomed 65 men and women to Cadet Class #221 at the HPD Training Academy and shared his and the department’s expectations as they begin a rigorous 26-week training regimen to become Houston police officers. Continue Reading »

Help Beautify Your Neighborhood

Ed Gonzalez • October 10, 2014

We’ve got wonderful neighborhoods in District H – and now residents have an opportunity to make their part of the city a little better.

The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $5,000.  Continue Reading »

HPD to Receive $3 Million from COPS Grant to Hire Officers

City of Houston • October 9, 2014

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. today announced HPD is the recipient of a 2014 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to pay for police officer positions. Continue Reading »

City Debuts Smart Phone/Tablet-Friendly Website

City of Houston • October 8, 2014

The City of Houston website, www.houstontx.gov, has undergone a major modernization, the first update to its look and feel since 2010. The new site utilizes what’s known as ‘responsive design’ technology, which responds and adapts to meet the user’s needs regardless of whether the website is being accessed via smart phone, iPad, tablet or desktop computer. Continue Reading »

City and Community Partners Announce Workshops on Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

City of Houston • October 7, 2014

The Department of Neighborhoods Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office announces two free workshops exploring the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords sponsored in partnership with the Office of State Representative Gene Wu and the Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council. Continue Reading »

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Houston Public Library

City of Houston • October 7, 2014

The Houston Public Library (HPL) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with programs that focus on the contributions that Hispanics have made to the city of Houston. The community is invited to a lecture about a Renowned Tejano Sculptor and his work. Everyone is also invited to attend the Opening Reception of the Northside: A Mexican American Community Exhibit and to hear the memoirs of founder and director of Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, based in Houston. Continue Reading »