Community

Reporting Suspicious Activity Helps Keep Houston Safe

While there are no specific or credible threats to the Houston area, the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security wants to remind residents of their role in preventing terrorism. Preventing Terrorism The best way Houston area residents can help prevent terrorist attacks from happening is to be vigilant of their surroundings and report…

Mayor Turner Announces Meaningful Change for Veterans

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announces a $2.3 million mental health grant for local veterans has been secured by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant was awarded by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission and will fund valuable new programs and services for a community…

METRO Summer of Fun Pass/QR Card for K-12 Students

Get ready for a summer of fun! METRO is taking students to all the fun for FREE with the Student Summer of Fun Pass. It gives K- 12 students free rides on METRORail, local buses and Park & Ride services June 1, 2017 through Sept.1, 2017. The fun continues even when students head back to…

City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App

The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the ParkHouston app can pay for parking with their smartphones…

The City of Houston requests your feedback

The City of Houston is collaborating with Rice University to study how people respond to severe weather. We are asking for your help with a study that will take less than 2 minutes. Your information will valuable for helping the City understand how people cope with severe weather. The study is entirely on line and…

GO Neighborhoods is expanding

GO Neighborhoods is Growing! Dear Partner, We are excited to share that LISC’s Great Opportunities (GO) Neighborhoods initiative is expanding in 2017! JOIN US – we are hosting one of two information sessions this Thursday. GO Neighborhoods is a multi-year, place based approach to comprehensive community development. For Houston LISC, GO Neighborhoods is how we…

Inside District I Newsletter

The Texas House of Representatives on Monday approved Houston’s pension reform bill, which was also passed by the Senate last week. The bill received more than two thirds of the vote in each chamber. As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, the City’s three pension systems are underfunded by billions. The Houston Municipal Employees Pension…

Hurricane season is around the corner

Hurricane season is around the corner, so be prepared by visiting www.weater.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness. Also, register to attend the FREE Extreme Weather Ready Expo on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Here is the link to register for the event http://www.hurricaneworkshop.com/

Mayor Turner to Announce Complete Communities Initiative

Mayor Turner Kicks off Complete Communities Initiative City/Private Partnerships aim to Transform Forgotten Neighborhoods WHAT: Mayor Sylvester Turner will announce the first round of neighborhoods selected for his Complete Communities Initiative. Complete Communities aims to transform neighborhoods that have been overlooked for the amenities enjoyed by other Houston neighborhoods. The city will work with stakeholders…