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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,…

San Antonio Trip Focused on Best Practices in Addressing Homelessness

I recently spent a day with colleagues in San Antonio meeting with Mayor Ivy Taylor, city officials and staff with Haven for Hope, a transformational campus providing housing, social services and programming to over 900 homeless men, women and children. The 22-acre, 17-building campus includes office and meeting spaces for wrap-around services, such as health…

97th Annual Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

Ring in the season with the 97th Annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant, an NRG Company on Friday, December 2, in the heart of downtown Houston. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, Santa, fireworks and family fun. A towering Holiday Tree, glowing with energy efficient LED lights, shimmering ornaments…

Ice Skating at Discovery Green Park Now Open

Ice skating at Discovery Green is officially open! The winter season kicked off on November 22, 2016 with Frostival, a fun-filled night celebrating the opening of The ICE at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy Company. The ICE at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy uses recycled water from Kinder Lake to create…

Comida 2016 Kickoff

I was privileged and honored to present a proclamation to our Houston Police Department for their 31st Annual Comida/Food Drive kickoff. Since 1985, HPD has worked with its partners, Fiesta Mart and Pepsi, to distribute food boxes to Houston’s under privileged families. HPD’s Comida/Food Drive has grown significantly over three decades, and has become one…

610 & Gulf Freeway Construction

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has begun construction on 2 direct-connectors at the I-45 Gulf Freeway and I-610 South Loop Interchange. This project will improve connectivity for motorists while reducing congestion and improving safety along this heavily traveled corridor. The project limits for I-610 South Look just west of Broad St. to I-45 Gulf…

Metro Holiday Schedules

As you plan your holiday travels, please take into consideration that METRO will be operating on “Holiday Schedule” Saturday, December 24, though Monday, December 26, and again on Saturday, December 31, and Sunday, January 1. All METROLift buses and trains are accessible, with routes across the region to serve you. Call 713-635-4000 or 713-635-6993 (TDD),…

67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, November 24, 2016 Downtown Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Grand Marshals Olympic Gold Medalists, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel, will kick off the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th. This year’s parade celebrates Houston as a spirited, global, American city, with a focus on…