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News from the Mayor's Office

Mayor Turner Presents Grammy – Nominated Artist With a Key to the City of Houston (2/15/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner and First Daughter Ashley Turner presented Houston native and Grammy – nominated artist Travis Scott with a…
Non-Profit Corporation’s Proposal to House Young Immigrants Downtown No Longer Includes Children Under 16 (2/14/2019) - The corporation that had sought to house immigrant children ages 0 to 17 in a downtown Houston building for the…
BARC: Houston, We Had A Tiger! (2/13/2019) - BARC — the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center — is pleased to announce that the 350-pound male…
Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Co-hosts ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival Starting Today (2/12/2019) - The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has joined with Jewish Family Services to host the ReelAbilities: Houston Film and…
Application Period Opens For Mayor’s 2019 Summer Jobs Program For Youths (2/11/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hire Houston Youth jobs program is open for summer 2019. All youth ages 16 to 24 in…

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Community News & Events

Mayor Turner Presents Grammy – Nominated Artist With a Key to the City of Houston (2/15/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner and First Daughter Ashley Turner presented Houston native and Grammy – nominated artist Travis Scott with a…
Non-Profit Corporation’s Proposal to House Young Immigrants Downtown No Longer Includes Children Under 16 (2/14/2019) - The corporation that had sought to house immigrant children ages 0 to 17 in a downtown Houston building for the…
BARC: Houston, We Had A Tiger! (2/13/2019) - BARC — the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center — is pleased to announce that the 350-pound male…
Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Co-hosts ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival Starting Today (2/12/2019) - The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has joined with Jewish Family Services to host the ReelAbilities: Houston Film and…
Application Period Opens For Mayor’s 2019 Summer Jobs Program For Youths (2/11/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hire Houston Youth jobs program is open for summer 2019. All youth ages 16 to 24 in…

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Public Safety News

Non-Profit Corporation’s Proposal to House Young Immigrants Downtown No Longer Includes Children Under 16 (2/14/2019) - The corporation that had sought to house immigrant children ages 0 to 17 in a downtown Houston building for the…
BARC: Houston, We Had A Tiger! (2/13/2019) - BARC — the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center — is pleased to announce that the 350-pound male…
UPDATE: Surveillance Video Released in Fatal Shooting at 7200 T. C. Jester Boulevard (2/13/2019) - Houston police have released surveillance video in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 7200 T. C. Jester Boulevard about…
UPDATE: Suspects Charged, One Being Sought in Fatal Shooting at 12700 Glenhollow (2/6/2019) - Charges have been filed against two juvenile suspects in the fatal shooting of a juvenile male at 12700 Glenhollow about…
Investigation into Male Found Deceased at 13000 Market Street (2/4/2019) - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a male found at 13000 Market Street about 10:30 a.m.…

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Infrastructure, Travel & Utilities

Mayor Turner Announces Special Water Bill Grace Period for Federal Workers in Houston (1/23/2019) - Houston Public Works is providing a special grace period on water/wastewater bill payments by federal employees affected by the federal…
Notice of Wastewater Spills After Heavy Rainfall (12/8/2018) - HOUSTON, Texas – Intense, sustained rainfall Friday night resulted in the spill of domestic wastewater at several locations.  The areas…
Property Owners Should Prepare for Lower Lake Levels (12/4/2018) - HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Public Works is monitoring forecasts calling for substantial rainfall this Friday and Saturday.  If the storm…
New Upgrades to Houston Adopt-A-Drain Program (11/1/2018) - HOUSTON, Texas – Houston’s Adopt-A-Drain program has unveiled several upgrades for program participants.  The popular naming feature is back up…
Houston Public Works Wins Proud Partner Award (10/31/2018) - HOUSTON, Texas – Less than a year after it launched, the Houston Adopt-A-Drain program has been selected to receive the 2018…
Houston Public Works Offers Water Conservation Tips (7/20/2018) - HOUSTON, Texas – High temperatures are leading to a record demand for electricity and water this summer.  While Houston Water…
Parking Meter Enforcement Resumes Monday (9/8/2017) - HOUSTON–The City of Houston’s ParkHouston Division will resume metered parking enforcement on Monday, September 11, 2017. Customers should be advised…
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 Presents Grammy – Nominated Artist With a Key to the City of Houston (2/15/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner and First Daughter Ashley Turner presented Houston native and Grammy – nominated artist Travis Scott with a…
Non-Profit Corporation’s Proposal to House Young Immigrants Downtown No Longer Includes Children Under 16 (2/14/2019) - The corporation that had sought to house immigrant children ages 0 to 17 in a downtown Houston building for the…
BARC: Houston, We Had A Tiger! (2/13/2019) - BARC — the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center — is pleased to announce that the 350-pound male…
Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Co-hosts ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival Starting Today (2/12/2019) - The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has joined with Jewish Family Services to host the ReelAbilities: Houston Film and…
Application Period Opens For Mayor’s 2019 Summer Jobs Program For Youths (2/11/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hire Houston Youth jobs program is open for summer 2019. All youth ages 16 to 24 in…
City of Houston Issues $100 million Notice of Funding Availability Seeking Development Partners for Record-Number of Affordable, Transit-connected Homes (2/7/2019) - Houston – The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on…
Mayor Turner Urges Voter Registrar to Protect the Rights of Lawfully Registered Voters in Nation’s Most Diverse City (2/5/2019) -  In a letter sent today, Mayor Sylvester Turner urged Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett to…
Mayor Turner’s Complete Communities Initiative Wins Award for Public Involvement (1/30/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative has received an Our Great Region Award from the Houston-Galveston Area Action Council (H-GAC)…
Mayor Turner Calls on More Employers to Join Hire Houston Youth Summer Program (1/29/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner urges Houston companies and organizations to join the hundreds of their counterparts who already participate in Hire…
Mayor Sylvester Turner & Police Chief Art Acevedo Report Drop in Crime in 2018 (1/29/2019) - The number of reported crimes in Houston fell in 2018 compared to the previous year, with a 10.4 percent drop…
New Grants Fulfill City Arts & Cultural Plan’s Commitment to Supporting Local Artists (1/25/2019) - The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) announced today the next milestone in the fulfillment of its Arts & Cultural…
Mayor Turner Honored in Washington D.C. with Award from Latino Leadership Network (1/24/2019) - The Latino Leaders Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together, honored Mayor Sylvester Turner tonight with the Antonio…
Mayor Turner Announces Special Water Bill Grace Period for Federal Workers in Houston (1/23/2019) - Houston Public Works is providing a special grace period on water/wastewater bill payments by federal employees affected by the federal…
The Dalai Lama Sends Support for Local Gandhi Museum Promoted by Mayor Turner (1/23/2019) - His Holiness The Dalai Lama, revered world leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan people, has endorsed plans by the…
City Partners With Local Nonprofit and Private Sector to Connect Furloughed Federal Employees With Emergency Assistance (1/22/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the City of Houston is partnering with the Houston Relief Hub and several local nonprofit…
Become Houston’s Fourth Poet Laureate! (1/17/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Public Library Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson announce that the City of Houston is seeking…
City Opens Recovery Centers to Provide Federal Aid for Repair of Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey (1/15/2019) - The City has taken a critical step forward with the opening of four Housing Resource Centers, one in each quadrant…
Mayor Turner Invites Firefighters Union to Discuss Prop. B Implementation (1/10/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner sent a letter to the president of the Houston Firefighters Association today inviting him to discuss implementation…
United Arab Emirates’ $6.5 Million Gift Will Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Houston (1/8/2019) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Consul General in Houston, Saeed Al Mehairi, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (exchanging gifts and…
Mayor Turner’s Statement on the Arrest of the Alleged Killer of Jazmine Barnes (1/7/2019) - Statement by Mayor Sylvester Turner on the arrest of the alleged killer of Jazmine Barnes: “I want to thank the…
Mayor Turner Congratulates Harris County’s Newly Sworn-In Leadership (1/2/2019) - Mayor Sylvester Turner attended the swearing in ceremony and celebration for Harris County’s new leadership and issued the following statement:…
Mayor: Houston trade mission to India opened doors to more local economic and cultural expansion (11/25/2018) -                             HOUSTON – From natural gas demand to tourism, tech innovation, real estate development and more, the Greater Houston Partnership trade…
City Housing Department Ramps Up to Deliver on Harvey Recovery (3/14/2018) - Houston, TX – The city’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) added five disaster recovery, affordable housing and finance experts…
Parking Meter Enforcement Resumes Monday (9/8/2017) - HOUSTON–The City of Houston’s ParkHouston Division will resume metered parking enforcement on Monday, September 11, 2017. Customers should be advised…
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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