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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…

Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program

Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program All Contributors to the Blue Santa Program… Are cordially invited to pick-up their pre-package toys starting Every Saturday and Sunday in November 2016 from 9a.m. – 2 p.m. & November 28 – December 10, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 2p.m. (including weekends) at 51 Riesner (2ND floor/ Toyroom). Toys…

Mayor Turner Kicks Off Hire Houston Youth 2017

Mayor Turner and Greater Houston Partnership Kick Off Hire Houston Youth 2017 Sponsor a Summer, Change a Future Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Greater Houston Partnership kicked off the second year of Hire Houston Youth at a breakfast at the new Partnership Tower adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Hire Houston Youth provides…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

The Texas Legislature has always looked to the City to develop a pension reform plan for our three employee pension systems (police, fire and municipal employees). On October 26, Mayor Turner and City Council achieved the goal for mutually agreed upon pension reforms that will allow the City to meet pension obligations without raising taxes,…