ReBuild Houston Project Underway in Districts B and H

City of Houston • March 18, 2015

The Clinton Drive Reconstruction Project will improve streets that have deteriorated beyond normal maintenance and repair. This $8.34 million improvement project, which runs along Clinton Drive near Japhet and Lathrop, 77011, began in December 2014 and is anticipated to be complete in February 2016. Continue Reading »

Metro Starts Work On Final Piece Of Light Rail Line

Houston Public Media • March 15, 2015

Dignitaries will gather Saturday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for one of the line’s main components. It’s an overpass on Harrisburg Boulevard that will carry both the light rail train and vehicles over the freight rail tracks at Hughes Street. Continue Reading »

Houston Hackathon Returns For Round 3

January Advisors • March 13, 2015

We’re very excited to announce the return of the Houston Hackathon on May 16-17, 2015. For 24 hours at the Houston Technology Center, over 200 people will collaborate on projects to make life in Houston a little better. Everyone is welcome: coders, designers, data nerds, artists, makers, beginners, kids. Continue Reading »

YOU’RE INVITED! Overpass Groundbreaking

Council Member Ed Gonzalez • March 13, 2015

The East End community will gather this Saturday for the METRO East End-Harrisburg Overpass Groundbreaking Ceremony. I would like to invite you to join METRO as they bridge communities for the celebration. Continue Reading »

Help Us Help You: Be a Part of HPD’s Positive Interaction Program

City of Houston • March 10, 2015

Houston police officers are reaching out to citizens every month as part of the department’s Positive Interaction Program (PIP).

HPD Senior Police Officer James Sobota explains the PIP program on the HPD YouTube Channel at: Continue Reading »

Friends of the Houston Public Library Donates Thousands of Books to Historic Houston School

City of Houston • March 6, 2015

The Friends of the Houston Public Library (FoHPL) is planning a first of its kind Literacy Day/Free Book Fair for Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston and its immediate neighbors.

Thousands of books in English and Spanish will be provided free of charge to Cristo Rey Jesuit students, their siblings and families, and various community service groups in the neighborhood surrounding the school. Continue Reading »

Mayor, firefighter pension trustees reach agreement

Houston Chronicle • March 5, 2015

Mayor Annise Parker and Houston’s firefighter pension trustees have reached a deal that would lower the city’s payments for three years, a move that would mark an abrupt reversal for the mayor. Continue Reading »

City Council approves major initiative to decrease animal overpopulation

KPRC-TV • March 4, 2015

As part of a major initiative to reduce and prevent animal overpopulation, Houston City Council on Wednesday approved a contract with Emancipet, a nationally recognized non-profit animal welfare organization.

Emancipet will provide low-cost spay/neuter and preventive veterinary services from their 48-foot semi-permanent trailer clinic, which will be located at Neighborhood Centers’ Ripley House facility (4410 Navigation Boulevard) in Houston’s East End. Continue Reading »

Texas Rolls Out One Sticker System For Car Inspection, Registration

Houston Public Media • March 2, 2015

Doug Laughlin has been visiting the same West Houston auto shop for over a decade. He came to get his vehicle inspected and likes the idea of less clutter on his windshield. Continue Reading »

Notary, DPS Record Services Now Offered At Houston Municipal Courts

City of Houston • March 2, 2015

The City of Houston’s Municipal Courts Department (MCD) has expanded their service offerings to the public. Beginning Monday, March 2, 2015, MCD will implement Public Notary Services at all locations, as well as access to Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driving Records at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse. Continue Reading »

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