News from the Mayor's Office

City of Houston Seeks Artists for Resident Artist Program (7/20/2017) - Mayor Sylvester Turner announces that the City of Houston is seeking three artists to participate in a pilot Resident Artist…
STATEMENT BY MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING DIRECTOR (7/12/2017) - “I am placing city Public Works and Engineering Director Karun Sreerama on administrative leave with pay, effective today, while I…
City of Houston Issues Call for Artists for Southwest Police Station Project (7/3/2017) - The City of Houston is seeking an artist or artist team to submit artwork (for commission or acquisition) for the…
MAYOR TURNER COMMENTS ON HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT DISMISSAL OF FIRE PENSION LAWSUIT (6/30/2017) - HOUSTON – Today, a Harris County District Court judge rejected the Firefighters pension fund’s challenge to Senate Bill 2190, which amends…
Mayor Comments on Texas Supreme Court Marriage Ruling (6/30/2017) - The Texas Supreme Court’s decision Friday in Pidgeon v. Turner vacates the trial court’s order prohibiting the City from providing…

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Community News & Events

Over 3,000 Young People Will Celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month During Annual Let’s Play Carnival (7/20/2017) - Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Enrichment Program youth will come together at Sunnyside Park on Friday, July 21, 2017,…
Civic Art Dedication at Young Library (7/17/2017) - MEDIA ALERT Civic Art Dedication at Young Library WHAT: Civic Art Dedication at Young Library Art by Nationally Acclaimed Artist…
Red Cross and the Houston Fire Department Kick Off Partnership on July 15 with Third Ward Smoke Alarm Installation Event (7/12/2017) - Volunteers and leaders from the American Red Cross of Greater Houston and the Houston Fire Department (HFD) will be going…
Young Athletes Meet to Compete at the Hershey’s Track & Field Games (7/10/2017) - Young athletes from across Houston will come together by the hundreds for track and field events at the Barnett Sports…
BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions: Pet Safety Tips for July 4th (6/30/2017) - Five Important Tips to Keep Pets Safe During Holiday Festivities HOUSTON, TX – The 4th of July is a holiday…
Burnett Street Park Receives First “Talking Is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” Themed Playground in Nation (6/29/2017) - New Playground Made Possible Through Partnership with The Clinton Foundation and Landscape Structures Inc. The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, City…
TPWD CO-OP Awards $40,000 Grant to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (6/27/2017) - Funding Will Benefit Children Participating in Houston PARKS Adventure The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has received a $40,000 grant…
THE HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE HIP HOP COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS! (6/14/2017) - Leaders in the hip hop community have joined forces with the Houston Public Library to provide Youth with the opportunity…
Historic Emancipation Park To Be Rededicated Following Completion of $33.6 Million Renovation (6/13/2017) - Mayor Sylvester Turner will lead the rededication ceremony of Emancipation Park, together with OST/Almeda Redevelopment Corridors TIRZ#7, Emancipation Park Conservancy…
BARC Participating in National No-Kill “Just One Day” Event on Sunday, June 11 (6/9/2017) - The animal shelter is featuring $5 and $1 Adoption Specials June 10 – 11 HOUSTON, TX – On Sunday, June 11, BARC Animal…
H.P.A.R.D. Hosts Summer Food Service Program (6/6/2017) - Every year, many families in Houston face hunger for their children when the school meal programs they depend on end…
Mayor Turner, Climate Mayors Vow to Honor Paris Climate Agreement Goals (6/1/2017) - HOUSTON – In response to President Trump’s decision withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, Mayor Sylvester Turner joined…
Kick Off The Summer with Houston Public Library (6/1/2017) - WHAT:  Summer Reading Program Kick-Offs WHEN: Thursday, June 1 – Saturday, June 3, 2017 Start the summer with the Houston…
Family-Friendly Weather Ready Expo Connects Houstonians with Life-Saving Preparedness Information (5/31/2017) - Saturday’s event expected to draw thousands to the George R. Brown Convention Center HOUSTON – The Atlantic Hurricane season starts…
BARC IS OVERFLOWING WITH MORE THAN 190 CATS! (5/31/2017) - BARC is taking drastic measures to save more lives: $1 adoptions for ALL adoptable cats and kittens at BARC now through…
Memorial Day Weekend Marks Start of Summer Swim Season (5/25/2017) - The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s summer swim season begins with the opening of all 37 outdoor pools for the…
Memorial Weekend Holiday Trash Schedule (5/25/2017) - Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) Collection and Facility Schedule for Memorial Day Holiday May 29 – June 1, 2017 Monday,…
City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App (5/24/2017) - HOUSTON —The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called…
Free Immunizations, Books and Groceries at Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center (5/19/2017) - WHAT: Everyone is invited to join the Community & Literacy Fair. This exciting and fun event fosters and promotes literacy…
Houston Parks and Recreation Department Announces Winner of $20,000 ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant (5/19/2017) - Grant Awarded by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s…
HEALTHY FUN AT STIMLEY-BLUE RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY RE-OPENING (5/10/2017) - WHAT:            Re-Opening of Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library WHEN:            Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 2 PM WHERE:          Stimley-Blue…
Houston Fire Station Energy Challenge Winners Honored by IKEA (5/9/2017) - HOUSTON — The City of Houston and IKEA today recognized the winners of the Houston Fire Station Energy Challenge – a…
Department of Neighborhoods: Improving Quality of Life (4/28/2017) - HOUSTON – The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods offers a wide range of services to improve quality of life…
Houston Public Library Receives Book Donation from Consulate General of Mexico (4/24/2017) - MEDIA RELEASE HOUSTON – The Houston Public Library will be receiving a very significant donation of text books in Spanish…
Parks & Recreation Logo Vote to Support Your Favorite Houston Park this Earth Month (3/31/2017) - One of Three HPARD Parks Has the Chance to Receive $20,000 through Meet Me at the Park Campaign This Earth…
Books Alive! 8th Annual Children’s Book Celebration Kicks off with a High Flying Let’s Go Fly a Kite Contest (3/30/2017) - The Houston Public Library (HPL) invites children to help kick off its Books Alive! 8th Annual Children’s Book Celebration by…
Parks & Recreation Logo Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission Awards $1 Million Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant for Avondale Promenade Park (3/30/2017) - Grant Will Be Matched on a 50/50 Basis for Development of Neighborhood Park in Montrose Area The Houston Parks and…

Public Safety News

City of Houston Awarded $1.7 Million to Prepare for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (7/20/2017) - HOUSTON – The City of Houston will receive a $1.7 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…
Fatality Fire in NE Houston (7/20/2017) - What: Fatality Fire in NE Houston Who: Houston Fire Department crews of District 34 responded. When: July 19, 2017 at…
3rd Update: Additional Information in Shooting Incident at 8600 Mullins (7/19/2017) - Houston police have learned of an additional incident almost immediately preceding the shooting of an infant at 8600 Mullins Drive…
Investigation into Shooting at 16 Charleston Park Drive (7/13/2017) - Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man at 16 Charleston Park Drive #2017 about 1:50 a.m. today (July…
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7200 Tidwell (7/12/2017) - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found at 7200 Tidwell about…

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Infrastructure, Travel & Utilities

City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App (5/24/2017) - HOUSTON —The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called…
Houston Fire Station Energy Challenge Winners Honored by IKEA (5/9/2017) - HOUSTON — The City of Houston and IKEA today recognized the winners of the Houston Fire Station Energy Challenge – a…

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Business & Development

Mayor Turner, Climate Mayors Vow to Honor Paris Climate Agreement Goals (6/1/2017) - HOUSTON – In response to President Trump’s decision withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, Mayor Sylvester Turner joined…

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