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Touchdown Tours, Super Bowl Community Events

The City of Houston is working with the Super Bowl host committee to bring the excitement of the game to the community. We are hosting 11 (9 remaining) Touchdown Tours throughout the city. The event is completely FREE and open to the public. You can find more information here: http://www.housuperbowl.com/touchdown-tour

Your opinion counts: What issues should the City focus on next year?

In 2015, Houston’s City Council took the groundbreaking step of adopting the city’s first general plan, Plan Houston. The Plan describes a vision and goals for our community and identifies twelve core strategies that represent the City’s approach for achieving the vision.    The City of Houston is now actively working towards achieving the community goals laid out in…

UPDATE – Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 16

Tens of thousands of people from Florida to Virginia are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew more than a week after it ravaged parts of the South after approaching Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane killing at least 43 people in the United States. As I write this 12 days after we…

HPD Seeks to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an opportunity for the Houston Police Department to bring additional attention to an underreported crime. Victims are usually, but not always, women, with one in four women experiencing domestic violence in her lifetime.  It affects people of all ages and all ethnic, racial and…

Pictures from the Livable Center Study Meeting on Oct. 6

Hobby Area Chairman Danny Perkins, Board member Ann Collum and Executive Director Jerry Lowry with the Livable Center study team and Houston-Galveston Area Council after our workshop October 6, 2016. Thanks to all who made the time to come out to our Livable Center study meeting tonight! Now, the real work begins. Putting this all…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

I was honored to join Mayor Turner, the Parks Department, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and many others to kick off this year’s Annual Disability Awareness Month. Having an older brother with profound mental and physical disabilities, I know how important it is to raise awareness and the importance of a more accessible…

Gragg Park Celebrates 100 Years

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was created in 1916 to oversee the fledgling park system of 750 acres of land and a handful of parks. The system has since grown to over 37,800 acres and 350 parks serving neighborhoods all across the City. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, HPARD held a Citywide Celebration…