Community

National Prescription Take-Back Day

To help the public properly dispose of unused or expired medication, the Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with the Mayor’s Office and the Houston Police Department (HPD) to host the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. All tablets, capsules and solid dosage forms will be collected (intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted). This…

Plan for College and Career with The Graduation Game Plan

Middle and High School Students are invited to work with a Graduation Game Plan mentor at one of many Houston Public Library branches in order to: Figure out a plan for graduating high school Prepare for college and a future career Know what workforce skills employers are looking for Ready to Build your own Game…

Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

This past budget cycle (ending June 30, 2014), City Council approved a $50,000 budget amendment to re-establish the City of Houston Neighborhood Matching Grant Program. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $3,000. The program is designed to…

Going Global and Beyond

Houston-Galveston Area Council hosted an interesting Brown Bag Lunch presentation focused on the future of the Houston Airport System on September 15, 2014. The speaker was Jarrett Simmons, Assistant Director of Planning for Houston Airport System. The video and Powerpoint can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

City of Houston Job Fair

The City of Houston, through its TweetMyJobs Houston! initiative, is proud to announce the Inaugural, Hire Me Now! Job Fair, which will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the BBVA Compass Stadium. This event is expected to attract hundreds of local businesses that are hiring at all…

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The City of Houston will hold three public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 4.58 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Tax Code, Chapter 26). Your individual taxes…

Hurricane Preparedness

Register with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) The STEAR program is a free service available to the elderly, people with disabilities or special medical conditions and individuals who do not have a motor vehicle or other means of transportation to evacuate in an emergency. Residents can dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day,…

HPD Wants You to be “Purse Aware”

HPD, in partnership with the Greater Houston Loss Prevention Alliance (GHLPA) and Crime Stoppers of Houston, want you to be purse aware and guard against purse theft. Area retailers report higher incidents of purse thefts during the summer months. The GHLPA has teamed up with HPD to bring awareness of this crime and teach citizens…

West U residents voice concerns over proposed bus route on Weslayan

By Robin Foster at yourhoustonnews.com West University Place residents say METRO’s proposed new bus route on Weslayan will worsen traffic congestion and create hazards for pedestrians there and on nearby neighborhood streets. The comments were made during a West University Place City Council workshop held June 23 to discuss the new route and other changes…