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Inside District I Newsletter

As we begin the new year, I want to take a moment to express how honored I am to continue serving the community where I was born and raised. We have many things to look forward to this year: the completion of the Metro Harrisburg overpass and opening of the entire span of the East…

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…

Flooding and Storm Surge Symposium, Jan. 18

Houston is no stranger to the human and economic costs of severe weather. Recent floods in 2015 and 2016 caused 16 deaths and over $1 billion in damage. Additionally, the entire coastal region is particularly vulnerable to the threat of storm surge from a powerful hurricane. In order to address these issues, Houston City Council…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

Council recently confirmed Police Chief Art Acevedo and Fire Chief Sam Peña. This is the first time in the Houston’s history that both public safety chiefs are Hispanic. Both are extremely experienced and I’m confident both will serve our city very well. Chief Peña comes to Houston from El Paso, where he joined the Fire…