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HPD Invites Citizens to Have “Coffee With a Cop”

City of Houston • October 29, 2014

Beginning at 8 a.m. TOMORROW (Thursday, October 30), Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., area commanders and officers from HPD Community Services will team up with representatives from McDonald’s to participate in “Coffee With a Cop.” Continue Reading »

Sobriety center partners with UHPD as safe haven

The Cougar • October 29, 2014

In the corner of a dimly lit room, a TV monitor displays images of locations outside of the building. In one of the squares, a Houston Police Department patrol car pulls up. A recovery support specialist jumps up out of his seat.

“We got one coming in,” he says. Continue Reading »

Accidents spiked at busy intersections after cameras removed, HPD says

Houston Chronicle • October 28, 2014

Four years after Houston voters rejected red-light cameras, the divisive issue unexpectedly resurfaced Tuesday when police officials presented figures indicating that removing the cameras made 51 busy intersections more dangerous. Continue Reading »

En Houston, el Centro Guadalupe reorganiza su operación de provisión de comida

La Voz • October 27, 2014

El Centro Guadalupe ha ampliado y remodelado recientemente la despensa que usa para proveer comida a personas sin hogar y de bajos recursos con el objetivo de hacer más eficaces sus operaciones de provisión de alimentos, según informa Caridades Católicas de Galveston-Houston, la organización que administra el centro. Continue Reading »

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 »