Projects

Harrisburg Overpass Complete, “Green Line” Opens

A community celebration helped open Metro’s new segment of the East End “Green Line” in January. A new overpass was completed over the UP railroad lines near Hughes Street in December and allowed for the extension of the line. Metro rail riders are now able to take the “Green Line” from the Magnolia Transit Center…

Council Approves Creating Team to Combat Flooding

City Council in January approved $10 million to fund a new initiative called the Storm Water Action Team – “SWAT” aimed at addressing drainage problems in neighborhoods across the city. The work includes repairing collapsed culverts and drainage pipes, enlarging inlets, and regrading, cleaning and mowing more roadside ditches. Two of the first repairs in…

New Greenway Coming Soon to Sims Bayou

As part of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, construction of a trail along Sims Bayou from Old Galveston Road to Deeda Drive in the Park Place neighborhood, will soon be underway. This segment of trail, expected to be completed in about a year, will give the public access to greenspace along the bayou and 1.3…

Beautified Broadway Boulevard Reopens

After two years of construction and a year-long beautification effort, Broadway Boulevard has been transformed into a beautiful signature corridor with new roadway, landscaping and amenities. “In the past couple of years, we’ve opened a new international terminal at Hobby, completed landscape enhancements along Airport Boulevard, and trails on Sims Bayou and a future Botanic…

Houston TranStar: Don’t Be Ridiculous

As we enter the New Year, it’s important to commit to positive resolutions. Distracted driving causes more than 10,000 accidents each year in Harris County alone. Houston TranStar’s newly released Public Service Announcement, Don’t Be Ridiculous, depicts the outrageous driving behavior we see on our roadways. Although the actions in the spot are exaggerated (i.e….

Arbor Day, January 21

Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and hundreds of volunteers will celebrate the City of Houston’s 31st Annual Arbor Day on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Herman Brown Park. The day commemorates the City’s designation as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The Tree City USA designation is…

Emancipet Has A New Permanent Home!

Emancipet, Houston’s nonprofit low-cost veterinary clinic, opens its new brick and mortar site in the East End this Saturday, December 3. The much-anticipated new clinic at 910 South Wayside Drive has greater capacity to serve pets and people than the clinic’s former home, a 48-foot customized trailer at Neighborhood Centers-Ripley House. On Monday, Dec. 5,…