Help Us, Help You Teach Your Child About Gun Safety

City of Houston • July 1, 2015

The Houston Police Department wants to remind everyone that firearms safety is a responsibility we must all share, especially with regards to our children.

With children out of school and spending more time at home, there is more of an opportunity for something tragic to happen if someone owns a weapon and it is not properly secured.   Continue Reading »

Houston Airport System plans for spaceport approved by FAA

City of Houston • June 30, 2015

The Houston Airport System (HAS) has been granted a Launch Site License from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that enables Ellington Airport (EFD) to establish itself as a launch site for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States. Continue Reading »

HFD Reminds Citizens Fireworks are Dangerous and Illegal to Use in The City

City of Houston • June 29, 2015

The Houston Fire Department would like to remind citizens that it is illegal to discharge fireworks in the City of Houston and parts of the county.

Although fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the holiday season, they can be dangerous, possibly causing serious burn and eye injuries. Continue Reading »

Plan Houston

Council Member Ed Gonzalez • June 26, 2015

The City has released draft recommendations for Plan Houston, an initiative that will enable us to take a fresh look at enhancing services to current residents and will help Houston prepare for anticipated growth in the years to come. These recommendations include 12 proposed policy directives, identifying the City’s priorities for achieving the community’s vision and goals:   Continue Reading »

HPD to name headquarters after ‘Mr. Thomas’

Houston Chonicle • June 24, 2015

When Edward A. Thomas joined the Houston Police Department in 1948, among the agency’s first black officers, he wasn’t allowed to drive a police car or arrest a white person without his supervisor’s permission. Almost 70 years later, his name will soon grace HPD headquarters. Continue Reading »

How One Nonprofit Is Working With Houston Immigrants

NPR • June 23, 2015

Houston is now the most diverse city in the U.S. and it is attracting a lot of immigrants from Vietnam, China, Iraq, South American and more. In response, a number of non profits have cropped up to help new immigrants deal with common challenges in the United States. Continue Reading »

Help Us, Help You Take Advantage of an Alert Slip

City of Houston • June 22, 2015

The Houston Police Department reminds citizens of a service called an Alert Slips, which is a special request for police service.  Citizens can fill out a form to request increased patrols around their home or business for a prowler, speeding vehicle, excessive burglaries and thefts, being on vacation, or for reasons causing them concern in the “other” box.   Continue Reading »

Fighting for Neighborhood Services

Council Member Ed Gonzalez • June 19, 2015

After more than 13 hours of deliberation, Houston City Council approved the city’sFiscal Year 2016 Annual Operating Budget earlier this week. The total budget consists of $5.1 billion in spending; this includes the $2.3 billion tax-supported General Fund and $2.8 billion in Special Revenue and Enterprise Funds – which are supported by fees and service revenue.  Continue Reading »

District Make!

Council Member Ed Gonzalez • June 17, 2015

In coordination with the White House’s National Week of Making, we are coining a new nickname for District H: District Make!

District Make is home to some of the brightest, outside-the-box, inquisitive, and creative folks in our city – Houstonians who reimagine what this city is, can be, and what it will be in the future. (Just check out some of our amazing local talent at ‘Pop Shop Houston‘)  Continue Reading »

Doc Days at the Houston Public Library

City of Houston • June 11, 2015

The Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Healthy L.I.F.E. (Literacy Initiative For Everyone) is an innovative health based library literacy initiative designed to empower and equip families, specifically low income families, with the information, resources, and tools necessary for healthy living. During June and July 2015, HPL is partnering with community organizations to offer free access to health care providers, health education materials, and health screenings at four library locations. Continue Reading »

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