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EPA Recognizes the City of Houston Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Users (4/24/2017) - HOUSTON –  Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of Houston is number one on the EPA’s…
Mayor Turner to unveil domestic violence awareness campaign for AVDA featuring DeAndre Hopkins (4/19/2017) - WHAT: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Houston Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen  Sherri Kendall, CEO, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse…
Credit Rating Agency puts City on Notice about Downgrade in Absence of Pension Reform (4/11/2017) - Moody’s Investors Service has sent Houston a dire warning about the need for the Texas Legislature to approve the Houston…
Mayor Turner Kicks off Historic Summer Jobs Program (4/10/2017) - Mayor Turner Kicks off Historic Summer Jobs Program Hire Houston Youth Provides 5,000 Jobs for 2017 HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner…
Mayor Turner to Recognize Historically Significant Day for Sikhs (4/5/2017) - Mayor Sylvester Turner will be proclaiming Vaisakhi Day in the city of Houston at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 13 at…
Mayor Turner Names Houston’s Third Poet Laureate, Second Youth Poet Laureate (4/5/2017) - As part of National Poetry Month, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the selections of Deborah Mouton – an internationally-known poet, singer,…
Houston pension reforms take another big step forward in Austin (4/5/2017) - On a 6-1 vote, the Texas House Committee on Pensions today sent the Houston Pension Solution on to the full…
Media Alert (4/4/2017) - Houston is no stranger to the human and economic costs of severe weather. Recent floods in 2015 and 2016 caused…
Mayor Turner Welcomes new Chief of Staff (4/3/2017) - Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that he has selected Marvalette Hunter to be his new chief of staff.  Hunter has…
Brushing Teeth Houston Health Department Initiative Reaches Milestone in Improving Children’s Oral Health, Removing Academic Barriers (3/30/2017) - Project Saving Smiles – a Houston Health Department initiative that provides free dental screenings, dental sealants, fluoride varnishes and oral…
Mayor Turner Joins other Mayors in Statement about Climate Change (3/28/2017) - Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order to roll back federal climate regulations.…
Mayor Sylvester Turner Announces 2017 Individual Artist Grants (3/23/2017) - Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the award of Individual Artist Grants to 37 recipients, including four emerging artists. Awarded on…

Public Safety News

Charges Filed Against Suspect Arrested In Fatal Crash At 900 Little York (4/25/2017) - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 900 Little York Road about 2:10 a.m.…
HFD Arson Bureau Arrest Suspects in Connection with NE Houston House Fire (4/25/2017) - Suspects Kimberly Cheatham (BF) and Kendrick Sanders (BM) were arrested on April 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.…
Investigation Into Woman Found Deceased At 6608 Sherwood Drive (4/24/2017) - Houston police are investigating the death of a woman found at 6608 Sherwood Drive about 2 a.m. today (April 24).…
City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Encourages Houston Residents to Take Advantage of the Emergency Preparation Tax-Free Weekend (4/21/2017) - HOUSTON – Every year in late April, the State of Texas waives sales tax on some items that make up…
News Release | Municipal Courts Recognizes Alcohol Awareness, Distracted Driving Month (4/20/2017) - HOUSTON, Texas –          The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will host the Texas A&M AgriLife Watch Ur BAC…
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Stabbing at 1517 Gentry Street (4/17/2017) - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man at 1517 Gentry Street about…
The Houston Fire Department Offers Simple Safety Tips to Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Weekend (4/14/2017) - The Houston Fire Department wishes everyone a happy holiday weekend and offers some simple safety tips to make sure it…
Houston Fire Department Preparing for Anticipated Severe Weather (4/2/2017) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   HOUSTON – The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Houston area can expect severe weather beginning late…
Stormy Skyline City of Houston Activates Emergency Operations Center in Advance of Storm Threat (4/2/2017) - Update: (2:30pm) The City of Houston will return the Emergency Operations Center to Routine Readiness at 3:00pm.  The City of Houston…
Flood Awareness Image City of Houston Reminds Residents to Be Flood Safe As Part of Southeast Texas Flood Awareness Week (4/1/2017) - HOUSTON – The City of Houston is partnering with regional public safety and transportation partners, as well as the National…
City's Emergency Operations Center City of Houston Monitoring the Potential for Severe Weather This Weekend (4/1/2017) - HOUSTON – As the Houston region braces for another round of severe weather, the City of Houston’s Office of Emergency…
Municipal Courts Announces “Spring Cleaning” Amnesty Program (3/15/2017) - HOUSTON, Texas –The City of Houston Municipal Courts Amnesty Program begins today and will be available on certain delinquent citations…

Community News & Events

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…
Civic Art Dedication at Young Library (4/13/2017) -   MEDIA ALERT Civic Art Dedication at Young Library WHAT: Civic Art Dedication with Nationally Acclaimed Artist Dixie Friend Gay…
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…

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