Applications Being Accepted for Police Chief’s Youth Police Advisory Council

City of Houston • September 1, 2015

The Houston Police Department invites Houston area high school students to apply for the 2015-2016 Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC). Continue Reading »

Help Us, Help You: Crime Prevention Tips in Multiple Languages

City of Houston • August 30, 2015

Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. wants our city’s diverse communities to know the HPD now has crime prevention tips and brochures in seven different languages. Continue Reading »

Helping You Become a Homeowner

Ed Gonzalez • August 30, 2015

More Houstonians will have an opportunity to become homeowners, thanks to the revamped City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department’sHomebuyer Assistance Program (HAP), which offers help to eligible low- to moderate- income first-time homebuyers. Continue Reading »

$1 Million Grant Signals Improvements for Squatty Lyons Park

The Tribune • August 29, 2015

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a $1 million Local Parks Urban Outdoor Grant by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department during their August 20th Commission meeting. The $1 million grant will be combined with $1 million in City funds to create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities for Northside/Northline area residents.

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New and Improved Homebuyer Assistance Program

City of Houston • August 25, 2015

The American dream of owning a home just got easier, thanks to the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department’s recently revamped Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP). The HAP now offers greater efficiency and flexibility to eligible low- to moderate- income first-time homebuyers in the City of Houston and more opportunities to mortgage lenders. Continue Reading »

Smoke Detectors Available Through 4th Annual “Operation: Save A Life”

City of Houston • August 21, 2015

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Fire Department (HFD) Chief Terry Garrison today announced the continued partnership with Kidde and the Home Depot for the “Operation Save a Life” public safety campaign.  Continue Reading »

Theater District: Open House

Council Member Ed Gonzalez • August 21, 2015

As a kick-off to the Fall performing arts season, the venues and companies of Houston’s Theater District will soon open their doors to the public to experience free live performances, meet performers, and go backstage. Continue Reading »

Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest Prepares Thousands of Students for the New School Year

City of Houston • August 15, 2015

Houston Mayor Annise Parker welcomed thousands of students and their parents to the 5th Annual Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest, held in the Athletics/Alumni Center and Hofheinz Pavilion on the University of Houston Main Campus.  The mayor led an opening program and ribbon-cutting ceremony joined by presenting sponsor Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC, event host University of Houston, participating agencies, contributors and volunteers.  Continue Reading »

Houston’s New Bus Routes Go Into Effect This Sunday

Houston Public Media • August 14, 2015

There was a festive gathering in the lobby of Metro headquarters as employees gathered for the kickoff of Houston’s new bus network. But the real work begins early Sunday, when riders wake up to find all new routes. It’s all part of Metro’s efforts to boost ridership by offering more frequent service. Continue Reading »

City Of Houston Creates ‘Internship’ For Small Construction Firms

Houston Public Media • August 12, 2015

The city announced the new program by issuing a proclamation.

Houston public works Director Dale Rudick announces the Small Contractor Rotation Program. Houston Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed Tuesday, Aug. 11, Small Contractor Rotation Program Day. Continue Reading »

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