Teen Entrepreneur Summit Set for May

Houston Community College • April 23, 2015

The teen summit is a one-day entrepreneurial experience bringing together high school students and their parents from communities all over the greater Houston Metropolitan area to learn about entrepreneurship as a viable career option. This is the launch event for our Teen Entrepreneur College starting in the Fall of 2015. Continue Reading »

Forensic Center Leases Downtown Office Space

Houston Forensic Science Center  • April 22, 2015

The Houston Forensic Science Center has leased more than 27,000 square feet of downtown office space as it seeks to provide its employees with facilities that will allow them to do their jobs comfortably and efficiently. The facilities at 1301 Fannin are part of the independent corporation’s plan to eventually move completely out of the Houston Police Department’s headquarters at 1200 Travis. At this time the corporation’s Crime Scene Unit and the Digital Forensic and Forensic Audio/Video Sections will move into the 1301 Fannin space. A few administrative departments, including the Training Division, will also be moving. Continue Reading »

Air New Zealand to Land in Houston Beginning December 2015

City of Houston • April 16, 2015

Air New Zealand — set to celebrate its 75th anniversary this month — today named Houston as its fifth North American gateway when the national carrier of New Zealand announced it will begin nonstop service to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) beginning in December 2015. Continue Reading »

Learn and Earn with a Summer Job

City of Houston • April 16, 2015

The City of Houston is preparing to launch the 2015 Summer Jobs Program for youth ages 16 – 21.   This program provides youth with the opportunity to “learn and earn” and serves as an introduction to a wide variety of municipal careers. Most positions are for 32 hours per week, at $7.25 per hour.  *Participants must reside within Houston city limits. Continue Reading »

Public works makes a dent in city’s pothole backlog

Houston Chronicle • April 15, 2015

Two months after Mayor Annise Parker called Houston’s pockmarked streets a “crisis situation” and pledged to clear a mounting pothole repair backlog, the city has reduced open work requests by about 1,000 despite a steep increase in calls for repairs. Continue Reading »

‘Lifting through Literacy’ pilot to serve as model of community involvement

Houston I.S.D. • April 13, 2015

Almost 20 faith-based organizations in the Independence Heights community have joined forces to lend their support to HISD’s Literacy By 3 initiative at two neighborhood elementary schools.

Members of the Independence Heights Greater Houston Ministers Alliance (IHGHMA) met with HISD Board of Education President Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Curriculum Specialist Carley Colton, and representatives from Scholastic, Inc., and the Bush Houston Literacy Foundation on April 9 to discuss plans for “Lifting Through Literacy,” a summer reading challenge that will benefit students at both Burrus and Kennedy elementary schools—and possibly serve as a model for other struggling communities. Continue Reading »

City proposing to help homeowners fix bad sidewalks

Houston Chronicle • April 12, 2015

Houston’s leaders often decry the condition of city sidewalks, whether missing, overgrown or buckled by tree roots. Then there’s the safety risks when pedestrians are forced to walk on the crumbling concrete or adjacent streets. Continue Reading »

Prevent Pet Overpopulation

Council Member Ed Gonzalez • April 10, 2015

District H residents have a great opportunity tomorrow to take advantage of FREE Spay/Neuter & Pet Wellness services.

The City of Houston/BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions will offer these services on a first come, first served basis in the morning at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center, then next week at various locations in the area. Continue Reading »

Department of Neighborhoods Announces “Pet-a-Palooza” Drive

City of Houston • April 10, 2015

The Department of Neighborhoods Volunteer Initiatives Program and Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office invite the community to take part in Pet-a-Palooza, a pet food drive sponsored by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IMGH) scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3202 San Jacinto Street 77004.  Continue Reading »

Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

NPR • April 9, 2015

It seems like every firefighter you ask can rattle off examples of 911 calls that didn’t come even close to being life-threatening. Continue Reading »

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