Precinct2gether: Children’s Holiday Shopping Spree!
Photo by Tatiana Rodriguez We are making the holidays bright for the children of Precinct 2 and you can help! We’ll take kids 12 years old and younger from 12 different community centers to shop…
SBA: Mark Your Calendar! Upcoming Events!
SBA is Thankful for America’s Small Businesses! If you are thinking about starting or growing your small business, tap into SBA resources.  Support Your Local Small Business Saturday, November 28th Celebrated each year on the Saturday…
Crime Stoppers: Holiday Shopping Safety
H-GAC: Public Meeting Notice – You’re Invited
The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss important new updates affecting transportation in our region. Experts will present on proposed amendments to the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan that would add…
Smart Airports: Preparing for 2030 & Beyond Virtual Conferences, Dec. 1
ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO!   FREE ATTENDANCE FOR: AIRPORT EMPLOYEES, AIRLINE EMPLOYEES,  GOVERNMENT, CITY & STATE OFFICIALS – REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE SESSION 1: SMART 360 DEBATE – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN AVIATION…
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of November 23
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of November 23, 2020. The week will offer 17 free testing sites across Houston. Houston Health Department The…
RFP: District seeks proposal for landscape maintenance, litter abatement, and special projects
The Board of Directors of Hobby Area District and its affiliated local government corporation, Hobby Area Improvement Corporation, seeks a proposal from a qualified, experienced contractor to perform landscape maintenance, litter abatement, and special projects….
Read about the latest at Houston Airports
November 2020 Featured Stories Houston Airports Opens Door to Southwest Airlines’ Service Expansion in Houston In addition to Hobby Airport, Southwest will offer service from George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning in the first half of…
Free Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations, Nov. 21
1940 Air Terminal: Open Ramp Day, Nov. 21
HPD: Gun thefts from cars
The Houston Police Department recommends this safety video for people who lawfully carry guns in their personal vehicles:
Don’t miss the Houston Innovation Summit & in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week
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City of Houston Launches Computer Access Program
Funding made available by CARES Act City Council recently approved an $800,000 program to provide computers to low-income Houstonians. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force has partnered with Comp-U-Dopt, a non-profit that…
Reminder: Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of November 16
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of November 16, 2020. The week will offer 18 free testing sites across Houston, including seven high capacity sites. Houston…
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City of Houston Launches Restaurant and Meal Program Made Available by CARES Act Funding
City Council this week approved a $2.2 million relief program to assist local restaurants and provide meals to Houstonians impacted by COVID-19. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force will partner on the…
Tomorrow: 2020 State of the County
2020 State of the County Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge Tomorrow, I’ll be joining the Greater Houston Partnership to deliver my annual update on the State of Harris County. There is no question it has been a tough…
Register Today for a Virtual Town Hall on Surviving the Holidays During the Pandemic
Mayor Sylvester Turner invites Houstonians to register for an important virtual town hall focusing on mental health, healing, and wellness as our community confronts the global coronavirus pandemic. The holidays combined with COVID-19 will be a…
Houston Salutes American Heroes
BakerRipley: COVID-19 Food Distribution, Nov. 19
Join us on: Thursday, 11/19/2020 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Harbach Campus 6225 Northdale St., Houston, TX 77087
HHC: Are you a veteran and want to be an entrepreneur?
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HCC – Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives: November 2020 Newsletter
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOUTHEAST Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities….
Houston Health Department: Better Together
The coronavirus is spiking again in many parts of the nation. Please use this information from the Houston Health Department.
Learn More About the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program
The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) helps Texas tenants stay in their homes and provides landlords an alternative to eviction. The TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance for eligible tenants who…
SMART Airports & Regions goes virtual
SMART Airports Virtual On-Line Conference Series This event is the first of a “Virtual On-Line Conference Series” providing opportunities for the SMART Airports Community to interact and share experiences while filling the time leading-up to…
The County Connection: Our Future is in Your Hands
The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge November 2020 Harris County, you never fail to impress. Across the country, people are buzzing about the incredible numbers of voters we have had during our early vote…
Pictures: Trunk of Treat, Oct. 30
Fun times at the HPD Southeast Station at 8300 Mykawa Road. Pictured are Hobby Area District’s Executive Director Beth Strope, Chanda Felder, and Hobby Area District’s Chairman Danny Perkins
National Veterans Small Business Week Events
Join Us at an Upcoming Event to Celebrate #VetBiz SAVE THE DATE: National Veterans Small Business Week The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran,…
Community mourns Sgt. Harold Preston
The Hobby Area District board and staff once again extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sgt. Harold Preston, whose funeral was held this morning in Houston. We continue to keep our…
See it. Report It. Presentation on Human Trafficking
The Hobby Area District would like to thank Elizabeth Castro Gray and the staff at the The Reserve at Bellfort Apartments for organizing and hosting a presentation on Human Trafficking. We would also like to…
Read about the latest at Houston Airports
October 2020 Featured Stories Houston Airports Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary of International Terminal at Hobby Airport Hobby’s international terminal opened this month five years ago. Read the full story   All Nippon Airways Relaunches Nonstop Service…
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of October 26
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of October 26, 2020. The week will offer 16 free testing sites across Houston, including three mega sites. Houston…
Check out HPD’s Online Reporting Tool
Did you know Houston Police Department has a unique online tool to help report things like: prowler sightings, speeding vehicles, vacation patrols, increases in thefts and vandalism within your community? You can report these incidents…
City of Houston Special-­‐Called Council Committee on Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs
Notice of City Council Committee Meeting by Videoconference Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted by videoconference. The committees…
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RFP: Accounting Services
The Board of Directors of Hobby Area District and its affiliated local government corporation, Hobby Area Improvement Corporation, seeks a proposal from a qualified, experienced public accounting firm to perform general accounting services for all…
Houston Police Department Southeast Division Drive Thru Trunks or Treat, Oct. 30
HPD Citywide PIP Meeting Livestreamed Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7 PM
The meeting will be streamed live with sign language interpretation on HPD’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/houstonpolice
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of October 19
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of October 19, 2020. The week will offer more than a dozen free testing sites across Houston,…
District 6: Road Closures Oct. 16-19
Please be advised of the following closures beginning tonight: I-10 Eastbound Mainlanes from Shepherd to Houston Ave. Full Closure: Friday 10/16 8pm to Monday 10/19 5am Traffic Detour: Take 610 West Loop Northbound to 610 North Loop Eastbound. Then follow…
Save the Date: National Veterans Small Business Week
Join Us at an Upcoming Event to Celebrate #VetBiz SAVE THE DATE: National Veterans Small Business Week The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran,…
Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Data Collection Ending
Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Data Collection Ending As of today, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020…
District I: Concerns along the Gulf Freeway
Dear residents. I want to thank you for your patience while we work with law enforcement and other partners on the prostitution activity along the Gulf Freeway. In recent weeks, my team and I have…
District 6: Make Your Voice Heard!
Early voting starts today and without question, it is the most important election of our lifetime. Your vote gives you the power to help decide the future of our country and have impact on issues…
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of October 12
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of October 12, 2020. The week will offer more than a dozen free testing sites across Houston,…
SBA: Mark Your Calendars! UPCOMING Virtual Events
COVID-19 Regional Small Business Relief & Recovery Loan Program Webinar This webinar will introduce a new COVID-19 small business relief loan program available through the U.S. Economic Development Administration and administered by the Houston-Galveston Area Local Development…
Houston Botanic Garden: Double your impact at the Garden
Annual Fund donations to the Garden are being matched dollar-for-dollar up to $200,000! We hope we can count on you! The Garden relies on Annual Fund contributions and other sources to operate this new Houston…
Art All Around Us: Houston Mural Maps
By Christina Autry Houston Mural Map is a project that has brought nationwide attention to local artists. Having launched this July, this online resource provides an opportunity for locals and visitors to discover our city…
Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process…
Free METRO Rides to the Polls
As is customary, METRO will be providing free round-trip service to the polls on all METRO local bus, light rail, and paratransit service. The days are for Election Day November 3rd; as well as the…
Webinar Replay: Challenges in Restaurant Facilities Management
Recording of September 30, Retail & Restaurant Facility Business Webinar Register below for complimentary access (Panelists, clockwise from top left) Dean Small (moderator), Synergy Restaurant Consultants; Bob Robinson, Jr., Kaivac; Frank Bacchetta, Total Comfort Group; Hussam Chater,…
HCC Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives – October 2020 Newsletter
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOUTHEAST Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities….
Gulf Coast COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Loan Program- Informational Webinar Oct 14
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration Houston District Office and the Houston-Galveston Area Local Development Corporation as we discuss important updates and introduce a new COVID-19 small business relief loan program through the U.S. Economic Development…
District 6: Remembering JFlo
Our friend and former HPD officer Jerry Flores has departed us. Jerry was a dear friend of mine and of so many Houstonians. He was a kind and generous soul with a heart of gold. He…
Celebrating 80 years with the Hobby Area Management District
Play the Video The 1940 Air Terminal Museum The well wishes continue to pour in! Check out this wonderful video that our friends at the Hobby Area District put together to help us celebrate the terminal…
You are invited: H-GAC Brown Bag October 19
Join us at our final 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series! City of Houston: How Vision Zero Houston, a comprehensive and holistic approach to safer streets that supports the common good, enhances the quality of life…
METRO: Back-to-School COVID-19 Safety Tips
Learn more about keeping safe by visiting cdc.gov/coronavirus
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of October 5
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Sept. 28, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including…
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The County Connection: Register to Vote by October 5th
The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge October 2020 The upcoming November election will be one for the history books. On November 3rd, we will decide which direction we want our country, our state, and…
Small Business – Covid-19 Relief & Recovery Loan
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Character Building: Rebuilding the Hobby Area Management District
By CLARK CONDON With the Hobby Area Management District becoming a hub for transportation and a gateway to Houston, an opportunity arose to enhance the streetscapes and create a character for the emerging District. Clark…
Harris County Pct. 2: Virtual Job Fair, Oct. 6
HCC: WomanExportingMX, Oct. 26
The purpose of these virtual business meetings event is to facilitate the inclusion of SMEs led by women into the regional value chains in North America. If you are looking for products like Jewelry, Textiles,…
Harris County Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett Introduces New Text to Register to Vote before October 5 Deadline
Text #RegisterHarris to 832-957-1957 to Register to Vote Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar, Ann Harris Bennett, announces the creation of a text to register to vote feature to help increase voter registration before…
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of September 28
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Sept. 28, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including…
2020 Election Judges – Now Hiring
In preparation for this year’s election in November, the Harris County Clerk’s Office is currently hiring Election Judges to work on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. As such, Commissioner Adrian Garcia would like to…
City of Houston Solid Waste Management Seeks Feedback From Residents on Long Range Plan
On an annual basis, Houston residents and businesses generate millions of tons of solid waste and recycling through residential and commercial efforts.  In addition to normal life and business waste generation, over the past decade…
Secretary Hughs Announces “Ready. Check. Vote.” Statewide Grassroots Tour
Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs today announced a new statewide grassroots tour as part of the “Ready. Check. Vote.” initiative to safely educate Texas voters about what they need to bring to the…
Houston Municipal Courts Extends Court Reset Period to Specific Saturdays at 1400 Lubbock and Announces That Jury Trails and Jury Duty Will Resume Dec. 1
The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) is extending the court reset period for cases scheduled during the suspension period for all jury trials in conjunction with the Texas Supreme Court’s Order.  In an effort to comply with social distancing requirements, we will allow…
District 6: Street Closures, Sept. 24-28
Please be advised of the following closures beginning tonight: 610 South Loop Eastbound and Westbound Mainlanes from I-45 to Broad St.  2 Alternate Lanes Closed: 9pm to 5am Nightly Closure from Thursday 9/24 to Monday 9/28 610 South…
City of Houston Demobilizes Emergency Operations Center for Beta Response, Begins Disaster Assessment Process
Houston Stands Down Emergency Operations Center Following Beta Response The City of Houston’s Emergency Operations Center is no longer activated in response to Beta. While storms have moved to our east, many roads are still wet, so…
District 6: Time is Running Out!
Time is running out to complete your census! The deadline is one week from today on September 30th. The census is important because the roads you drive on, the schools you send your children to…
ReadyHarris: Tropical Storm Beta Update (Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.)
Stay Home Tonight during Tropical Depression Beta (Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.) A Flash Flood event is currently underway in southeast Texas. Harris County residents should expect continued heavy rainfall impacts through tomorrow, with additional watches and…
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Spring Cohort 2021. Application Deadline Oct. 5
 
ReadyHarris: Tropical Storm Beta Update (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.)
Stay Home during Tropical Storm Beta (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.) A Flash Flood event is currently underway in southeast Texas. Tropical Storm Beta made landfall overnight along Matagorda Island. Harris County residents should expect continued tropical…
ReadyHarris: Tropical Storm Beta Update (Monday, 1:00 p.m.)
Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta (Monday, 1:00 p.m.) Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts through Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta continues to move toward a landfall in…
SBA: Upcoming Virtual Events! Don’t miss out!
Join us September 24-25th for a virtual conference and celebration honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program. This FREE online event is open to small businesses in the construction, supply and service sectors, along with members…
Read about the latest at Houston Airports
September 2020 Featured Stories International Air Service Rebounds in Houston More than a dozen air carriers have have restarted International service to Houston following the unprecedented COVID-19 travel decline. Read the full story   Texas Woman Brings…
Tropical Storm Beta Update (Sunday, 10:00 a.m.)
Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta (Sunday, 10:00 a.m.) Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts beginning today. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta continues to move toward a landfall in…
HCC: Are you a Business Mentor? We are looking for you!
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Pictures: Hobby Area District Food Distribution Event, Sept. 17
The Hobby Area District joined BakerRipley (Harbach Campus) on their distribution event on September 17, 2020. Hobby Area District Board Chair Danny Perkins and Executive Director Beth Strope took part this morning in a community…
Mayor Turner Announces Citywide Anti-Litter Campaign, Encourages Houstonians to Properly Dispose of COVID-19 Face Masks, Gloves and Sanitizer Wipes
News conference video includes a COVID-19 pandemic update and the anti-litter campaign announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Mayor Sylvester Turner joined several city council members and community and neighborhood groups to announce an anti-litter campaign…
Workforce Solutions: Goal. Plan. Action.
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VCare CLinics: Free Flu Shots
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of September 14
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Sept. 14, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including…
Hobby Area District Distribution Event, Sept. 18
Click here to register for this event.
Houston Botanic Garden: One Week from Today!
One week from RIGHT NOW, Garden gates will open! With broad support from this amazing city, the Houston Botanic Garden has reached this historic moment. We open on Friday, September 18 for you, your family, and…
H-GAC WEBINAR: FACILITATING PARKING FOR LIVABLE CENTERS
There’s still time to register to join us for a Houston-Galveston Area Council Land Use and Transportation Webinar as we discuss Facilitating Parking for Livable Centers. The webinar will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m….
District 6: Street Closures Sept. 18-21
Please be advised of the following closures beginning tonight: I-45 Southbound Mainlanes from Griggs Rd to 610 South Loop 2 Alternating Lanes Closed: Friday 9/18 9pm to Saturday 9/19 5am Closure includes the following Ramps: I-45 Southbound Direct…
District 6: Street Closures Sept. 11-16
Please be advised of the following closures beginning tonight: 610 South Loop Westbound Mainlanes at Wayside Dr. Exit Ramp 2 Inside Lanes Closed: Friday (9/11) 9pm to Monday (9/14) 5am   610 South Loop Eastbound Mainlanes Entrance Ramp from Wayside…
HCC – Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives – September 2020 Newsletter
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOUTHEAST Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities….
The County Connection: Time is Running Out
The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge September 2020 We got lucky, but we also did everything right as a community. As Tropical Storm Laura travelled through the gulf, our team was data-driven, relying on…
Tickets to the Garden on sale now!
Starting Friday, September 18th, you will discover a world of amazing plants every time you visit the Houston Botanic Garden. Winding down a stone path amidst tall cacti will transport you to the Sonoran Desert….
Chief’s Citywide P.I.P. Meeting: The Dangers of the Internet
The meeting will be streamed live with sign language interpretation on HPD’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/houstonpolice
H-GAC Invites you to Celebrate Commute Solutions Month
Through the Commute Solutions website, www.yourcommutesolution.org, the program provides valuable information through fact sheets, webinars, infographics, templates, reading lists and maps to share available transit options, best practices for telework, commuting during COVID and much more.
Election Workers Needed
To find more information about being an election worker, visit HarrisVotes.com/ElectionWorkers
District 6: Looking for a Job?
On Wednesday, September 9th I am partnering with Workforce Solutions to host a Senate District 6 Virtual Job Fair from 10am to 2pm. I know the COVID-19 outbreak has led to significant financial hardships and left…
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of August 31
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Aug. 31, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including…
Learn More About Facilitating in Parking for Livable Centers at H-GAC Workshop September 18
H-GAC WEBINAR: FACILITATING PARKING FOR LIVABLE CENTERS You are invited to join us for a Houston-Galveston Area Council Land Use and Transportation Webinar as we discuss Facilitating Parking for Livable Centers. The webinar will be from 9…
District 6: Street Closures August 28-31
Please be advised of the following closures beginning tonight: 610 South Loop, Westbound Mainlanes from I-45 to Broad St.  3 lanes closed: From 5AM Saturday (8/29) to 5AM Monday (8/31) I-45 Northbound Connector Ramp to 610 West Full connector ramp closure:…
Help SBA Celebrate!
It’s CELEBRATION Time! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so today!!  Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3gOeUp8 September 8th 11:30 – 12:30.  Invite all your friends! The Houston SBA Small Business Awards will livestream straight to you Sept 8!! Our great partners SCORE Mentors are hosting as…
Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall Overnight (Thursday, 8:30a.m.)
Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall Overnight, Residents Can Return to Homes (Thursday, 8:30 a.m.) Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana overnight and there were minimal weather impacts to Harris County. Now that the threat has passed, residents…
Prepare for Hurricane Laura Impacts (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.)
Harris County Residents Should Prepare for Hurricane Laura Impacts by 8:00 p.m. (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and partners remain activated at Level 1-Maximum Readiness to respond…
Prepare for Hurricane Laura Impacts (Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.)
Harris County Residents Should Prepare for Hurricane Laura Impacts by 6:00 p.m. (Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.) The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and partners are activated at Level 1-Maximum Readiness to…
District 6: Do You Have a Plan?
As we monitor the path of Hurricane Laura, now is the time to prepare. While the forecast can still change, right now landfall is expected Wednesday night or early Thursday between southeast Texas and Louisiana….
Voluntary Evacuation for Coastal Harris County (Tuesday, 1:45 p.m.)
Voluntary Evacuation For Zip Zones A and B in Harris County (Tuesday, 1:45 p.m.) Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and local jurisdictions have ordered voluntary evacuations of coastal Harris County communities in anticipation of Hurricane…
UPDATE: Hurricane Laura Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Harris County Residents Should Act Now to Prepare for Laura (Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.) Hurricane Laura has entered the Gulf of Mexico and models place the Texas coast in the storm’s path. Harris County residents near the…
Tropical Storm Laura Update (Monday, 6:30pm)
Prepare for Tropical Storm Laura (Monday,6:30 p.m.) Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Laura is expected to increase to category 2 or 3 hurricane strength…
Update on Tropical Storm Laura, Aug. 25
Visit the National Hurricane Center for more information.
You are Invited: Precinct 2 Parks & Trails Plan Kickoff Meeting!
Commissioner Garcia Invites You to Join the Precinct 2 Parks and Trails Kickoff Virtual Meeting! Join me for the virtual kick-off of the Precinct 2 Parks & Trail Plan! The goal of the project is…
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Laura
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Laura (Sunday, 5:00pm) What is the danger? Tropical Storm Laura is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico early this week, intensifying into a hurricane. Strong winds and storm surge are possible…
Governor Abbott Holds Briefing, Press Conference On Hurricane Marco And Tropical Storm Laura, Requests Federal Emergency Declaration
Issues State Disaster Declaration For 23 Counties Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the Alternate State Operations Center in Austin where he provided an update on the state’s response to Hurricane Marco…
Get to Know Your Go-Kit
Be prepared for severe weather and make sure your go-kit is ready.
City of Houston Neighborhood Department: State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)
Texas Division of Emergency Management: Governor Abbott to Hold Briefing, Provide Update on State Response to Tropical Storm Marco
Updates on Tropical Storms Marco and Laura
Sign up for Emergency Alerts
Timely information during emergencies is important.  AlertHouston delivers critical information to Houston residents regarding current conditions, expected impacts, and protective actions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Register for emergency alerts through email, text…
Tropical Storm Laura Forms
Twelfth Named Storm Laura Forms What is the danger? Tropical Storm Laura, the 12th named storm of 2020, has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center, the forecast is still unclear….
District 6: Street Closures for August 21-24
Please be advised of the following closure beginning tonight: IH-45 Northbound Mainlanes from I-69 Eastex Exit to Walker St.  Full Closure: 9PM Friday (8/21) to 5AM Monday (8/24) Traffic Detour: Travel North on IH-45, proceed to the IH-69 northbound…
Preparing for the 2020 Hurricane Season: How to build a “Go-Kit”
Are you ready for hurricane season? After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at…
Complete Communities News, August 2020
August 2020 Newsletter Department of Neighborhoods launches bilingual messaging service The Department of Neighborhoods has launched Neighborhood Updates, a new way for Houstonians to stay informed about COVID-19 recovery resources, essential city services, and seasonal advisories…
Census 2020 Presentation
It’s not too late to fill out your Census 2020 form online. Here are instructions in English and Spanish to guide you through each step. When everyone is counted, the Houston area gets all of…
Mayor Turner Encourages Houstonians to Apply for the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program
Mayor Sylvester Turner today reminded Houstonians – residents and landlords – about the City’s rental assistance program to help those experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. Information available here in English and Spanish Beginning today through…
Statement: Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins on Expected USPS Delivery Delays in November
In response to the United States Postal Service’s warning regarding vote by mail deliveries, Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins issued the following statement: “In Harris County, we are expanding voter access to give voters more options to have their…
Reminder: Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of August 17
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Aug. 17, 2020. Houston Health Department The Houston Health Department, in partnership with the U. S….
Neighborhood Matching Grant Program – Call for Applications!
Application Deadline – November 6, 2020 The 2020 application period for Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is open!  The program supports neighborhood beautification and improvement projects by providing dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursements ranging from $500.00 to…
Hobby Area District Will Partner With HPD on School Supplies Giveaway on Southeast Side
Pictured with HPD officers is Hobby Area District board chair Danny Perkins.   WHAT: The Hobby Area District will join with the Houston Police Department Southeast Community Service Division to provide free school supplies to hundreds…
City of Houston Addressing Public Health Risks Associated With Homeless Encampments
On August 13, 2020, HAD Board Chair Danny Perkins joined Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Member Robert Gallegos, Solid Waste Director Harry Hayes, and Marc Eichenbaum, director of the mayor’s homeless initiatives, at a cleanup at…
District 6: Street Closures for Aug. 14-17
Please be advised of the following closures beginning tonight: 610 East Loop Southbound (Ship Channel Bridge) at Port of Houston Full Closure: From 9PM Friday (8/14) to 5AM Monday (8/17)   Traffic Detour: Take I-10 West to US-59 (IH-69)…
Houston Health Department Looking to Hire Community Health Workers
The Houston Health Department is looking to hire Community Health Workers for the community engagement and outreach projects of the local COVID-19 response. Preference for applicants that are bi-lingual in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin),…
City Conducts COVID-19 Cleanup, Mayor Turner Thanks Solid Waste Management Employees for Protecting City’s Health and Safety During Pandemic
Mayor Turner and city officials discuss the Solid Waste Management Department’s COVID-19 cleanup initiative focusing on underpasses throughout the City of Houston. The City of Houston is addressing public health risks associated with homeless encampments…
HCC Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives – August 2020 Newsletter
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOUTHEAST Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities….
HISD: August food distributions
HISD Community: Beginning this week, the Houston Independent School District, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, is hosting community food distributions on Fridays in August at the NRG Stadium yellow lot. Nutrition Services staff…
Houston HealthScope COVID-19 Special Edition 29
Welcome to Houston HealthScope, the Houston Health Department newsletter! We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.govAugust 10, 2020 COVID-19 Special Edition 29 Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube LinkedIn Website Email Better. Together. We are better when we all do…
H-GAC Looks at Facilitating Parking in Livable Centers on September 18
Join us for a Houston-Galveston Area Council Land Use and Transportation Webinar as we discuss Facilitating Parking for Livable Centers. The webinar will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, September 18, with a virtual kickoff…
SBA Houston Virtual Events: August 10-14
Emergency Preparedness Planning for your Small Business:  Building resilience is one of the most important skills Houston business owners can cultivate. In this webinar, we will equip business owners with tools to prepare for disasters,…
District 6: Back to School Virtual Town Hall, Aug. 11
This Tuesday, August 11th, I am hosting a Virtual Town Hall discussion on the return to school in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will include local superintendents and school district representatives, elected officials…
Houston Botanic Garden: Double You Impact!
Give Today & Double Your Impact You can double your impact with a gift to the Houston Botanic Garden Annual Fund! Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Nature is an enormous source of comfort, healing,…
Survey: Houston Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform
The Houston Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform, at https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2020/police-review-task-force.html, urges all city residents to complete an online survey before midnight Sunday, Aug. 9. The task force is reviewing all Houston Police Department policies and…
The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is Accepting Applications
The 2020 application period for Neighborhood Matching Grants is open! Nonprofit 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations can apply for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects funds. The deadline is Nov. 6, 2020. Apply: houstontx.gov/neighborhoods/
City Council Approves $20 million Rent Relief Program to Help Houstonians Who Cannot Pay Rent Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council today approved a $20 million rent relief package to help Houstonians who cannot pay rent due to economic challenges caused by COVID-19. Funding for the City’s second rental…
Officer Cormier & Knox Family Benefit
Please, help show support and encouragement to SPO Cormier and the Knox family during this difficult time.
District 6: Latino Leaders Network Event, Aug. 13
As a reminder, next Thursday, August 13th, I will join María Teresa Kumar and my friend California Secretary of State Alex Padilla for a conversation about the upcoming Democratic National Convention. This virtual event is part of…
Department of Neighborhoods launches bilingual phone messaging service
“Neighborhood Updates” notify residents of COVID-19 recovery resources and essential city services The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) announces Neighborhood Updates, a new way for Houstonians to stay informed of COVID-19 recovery resources, essential city services, and…
Thousands of Election Workers Needed in Harris County for the November General Election
The Harris County Clerk’s Office is looking for election workers to staff more than 800 voting centers that will be open for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Election workers are also needed three weeks…
Correction: Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of August 3
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Aug. 3, 2020. Houston Health Department The department offers free drive-thru testing at two mega sites in Houston,…
Houston City Council Passes Small Business Economic Relief Program to Help Local Businesses Survive Challenges Created by the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
Mayor Sylvester Turner and members of Houston City Council today passed the City’s Small Business Economic Relief Program (SBERP), which will be funded with $15 million of the City’s allocated CARES Act 2020 funds. The…
Houston Botanic Garden: The Countdown Begins!
Save the date!  Starting Friday, September 18, Houston Botanic Garden will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. What’s grow-ing on until then?  This is an exciting time at Houston Botanic Garden as…
Thousands of Students and their Families to receive Backpacks, School Supplies, Food and Masks at Mayor’s Back to School Fest presented by Shell
Mayor Sylvester Turner joined representatives from Shell Oil and the Houston Food Bank to announce details of this year’s push to help children and families successfully prepare for the new school year. The  10th Annual Mayor’s…
Respond to the 2020 Census today!
Today, the U.S. population officially hit 330 million people! The population count and data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau is not possible without an accurate and complete count of everyone living in the U.S….
Crime Stoppers of Houston: Virtual Summer Programs
Have you ever been afraid to report something at school or in your community? Join us for our last week of summer programs to learn more about our completely anonymous Tip Line! 😎 Register here: https://bit.ly/CSOHSummerProgramsCalendar1
SBA Houston Virtual Events: July 27-31
PPP & Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Overview Has your business been affected by COVID-19?  Eligible small businesses can apply for both programs.  Learn the basics of each program and how to apply. Tuesday, July…
Precinct 2 Parks & Trails Website & Survey
WHO:    Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia & residents WHAT: Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia begins development on the Parks & Trails Plan that is aimed to improve the Precinct’s parks and trail system by…
Hobby Area District Honors HPD Lt. Irving
Please join the Hobby Area District in wishing Houston Police Lt. Irving well on his retirement next month. Lt. Irving has been a great asset to our district. The HAD board recently presented him with…
City of Houston Announces the 10th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest
It is time to register for supplies or to volunteer at the Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell. The City has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to distribute food, masks, backpacks, and…
Harris County Community Resilience Task Force Community Input
The Harris County Judge’s Office (CJO) is beginning a process to gather public input on reshaping the Flood Control Task Force into a Harris County Community Resilience Task Force, with the goal of reflecting a broader approach to…
Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9200 Bissonnet Street
On Sunday, a pedestrian was tragically killed in a hit-and-run crash at 9200 Bissonnet when attempting to cross the street not in a crosswalk. Pedestrians are encouraged to follow these safety tips provided in several…
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Jet Camp
Contact admdiramh@AviationMaintenance.edu or call 713.644.7777 for more information. Students from Houston area high schools, Jet Camp participants with AIM management staff and Sylvia Garcia as guest speaker.
Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of July 20
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of July 20, 2020. Texas Division of Emergency Management The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the…
Read about the latest at Houston Airports
July 2020 Featured Stories City of Houston’s New Art Acquisition Will Add to Airport’s Public Art Collection Houston Airports is now accepting art submissions through the Houston Arts Alliance. The $3m investment by Houston Airports is made…
Call for Artists
Houston Airports and the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs are seeking existing artwork from practicing, professional Texas artists (Artists born in Texas and/or residing in Texas), for direct purchase. Artwork that is selected and…
TxDOT I-45 Community Survey
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is gathering community input to identify transportation issues and propose solutions for a portion of 1-45 South from downtown to Beltway 8 South. This is an opportunity for the community…
Road Closures July 14-18
Please be advised of the following closures beginning tonight: 610 Westbound, Woodridge Dr. Off-Ramp to Telephone Rd. On-Ramp Right Shoulder Closed: Nightly (9:00 PM-5:00 AM) from Tuesday, July 14th to Saturday, July 18th. 610 Westbound…
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Please see the information below about new COVID testing locations in/near Senate District 6: New Testing Site In partnership with United Memorial Medical Center, the City of Houston opened a new drive-thru testing site in…
COVID-19 Cover Your Face Guidance in Multiple Languages
The Alliance, a local group at thealliancetx.org, posted videos of a “mask up” message in Amharic (Ethiopia), Arabic, Cantonese, Dari (Persia), French, Lingala (Congo), Pashto (Afghani), Russian, Urdu, Spanish, Khmer, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Burmese.
Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund
The livelihoods of working families in Harris County depend on small businesses in our area keeping their doors open. The Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund is offering eligible businesses up to $25,000 to support their…
Reminder: Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of July 13
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of July 13, 2020. Texas Division of Emergency Management The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the…
SBA Houston Virtual Events: July 13-17
Ask your Small Business Questions Daily at 9am! SBA leadership will answer your small business questions in this virtual 30 min. daily interactive session (limited to first 30 participants) Monday, July 13 – Friday, July,…
Gulf Freeway PEL Study Virtual public meeting
Recently, Texas Department of Transportation announced that the first public meeting for the PEL study would be held at 5:30 P.M. on July 16th, 2020. Given the unique of the COVID-19 outbreak, along with their…
Download Transtar’s Warning System App
Roadway flooding can take place in Houston any time of year. But now that it’s hurricane season, make sure to download Transtar’s Warning System app, especially for use when traveling.
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City of Houston and Reliant Launch 2020 Beat the Heat Program to Help Houstonians “Stay Cool in Your Home”
July 7, 2020 — Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Reliant and Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia to officially launch its Beat the Heat program to help residents “Stay Cool in Your Home” and…
HISD: Launch Your Future – Summer Series
The IGNITE 9th – 11th grade program will continue hosting their Launch Your Future: Summer Series during the month of July. The July sessions will consist of a series of information sessions with 26 colleges…
Houston HealthScope COVID-19 Special Edition 24
  Welcome to Houston HealthScope, the Houston Health Department monthly newsletter! We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.govJuly 6, 2020 COVID-19 Special Edition 24 Visit houstonemergency.org/covid19 for COVID-19 guidance in more than a dozen languages. English | አማርኛ  | Español | عربى | 中文 | دری | فارسی | Français | ဗမာ | پښتو | Kiswahili | ትግርኛ | Tiếng Việt HoustonEmergency.org/covid19  …
SBA Houston Virtual Training Events: July 6-10
Ask your Small Business Questions Daily at 9am! SBA leadership will answer your small business questions in this virtual 30 min. daily interactive session (limited to first 30 participants) Monday, July 6 – Friday, July,…
HCC – July 2020 Newsletter
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOUTHEAST Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities….
Six Breakfast & Brunch Spots You Have to Try in the Hobby Area District
What’s the most important meal of the day? Breakfast (or brunch, depending on your schedule)! So what places do you go to eat breakfast in or near the Hobby Area District? Here are six spots…
METRO Delivers Essential Trips, Modifies Service, Adds More Cleaning
Metro Transit Authority of Harris County sent this bulletin at 03/29/2020 03:07 PM CDT Release Date: March 29, 2020 Media Hot Line: 713.739.4040 METRO Delivers Essential Trips, Modifies Service, Adds More Cleaning “Stay Home, Work…
COVID-19 Response Brings Significant Modifications to METRO Service
Metro Transit Authority of Harris County sent this bulletin at 03/20/2020 04:25 PM CDT Release Date: March 20, 2020 Media Hot Line: 713.739.4040 Starting Monday METRO Bus Riders to Board & Exit Through Rear Doors…
Important Message from the Chairman
Memo: Coronavirus and Flu Prevention Date:   March 13, 2020 To:       Hobby Area District From:  Danny R. Perkins, Chairman   The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus…
CLOSED: HobbyFest Scholarship Opportunity
The deadline to submit your application has passed. We will be announcing the winners soon. Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship The Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Committee invites you to submit a project for a…
Community Spotlight: Houston Botanic Garden
Welcome to our community spotlight series where we bring the Hobby Area District community even closer together by getting to know some of our outstanding community leaders. A huge attraction, the first of its kind…
Community Spotlight: 1940 Air Terminal Museum
Welcome to our community spotlight series where we bring the Hobby Area District community even closer together by getting to know some of our outstanding community leaders. Have you ever wondered how the Hobby Area…
Community Spotlight: Carrin Patman
Welcome to a new series where we bring the Hobby Area District community even closer together by getting to know some of our outstanding community leaders. Each month, we will highlight an individual from the…
Community Spotlight: Keyur Amin
Welcome to a new series where we bring the Hobby Area District community even closer together by getting to know some of our outstanding community leaders. Each month, we will highlight an individual from the…
A Letter from the Chairman
A Letter from the Chairman The Hobby Area District (HAD) is one of the most diverse communities in the Houston Metropolitan area. The community is centered around William P. Hobby Airport, which employs over 4000+…
Hobby Area Mini Murals: Artist Spotlight
The Hobby Area District is excited to welcome Mini Murals tours, a project that uses public traffic signal boxes as mural backdrops to showcase local Houston artists. Maps and information for self-guided tours are available online….
Local Expert: Robert Searcy on Hobby’s Glenbrook Valley Neighborhood
A Mid-Century Modern paradise, the Hobby area neighborhood Glenbrook Valley is a hidden jewel in the heart of the Hobby Area District. Its rich history adds context and personality to an already charming, mature neighborhood….
2019 Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Giving back to our community is important to us, especially when it comes to our future leaders and innovators. We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship…
Meet Local Houston Artists: Hobby Area MiniMurals Series
The Hobby Area District is excited to welcome Mini Murals tours, a project that uses public traffic signal boxes as mural backdrops to showcase local Houston artists. Maps and information for self-guided tours are available online….
Hobby Area Mini Murals: Artist Spotlight Series
The Hobby Area District is excited to welcome Mini Murals tours, a project that uses public traffic signal boxes as mural backdrops to showcase local Houston artists. Maps and information for self-guided tours are available online….
Local Expert: Security Tips for Home & Business Owners
We’re excited to feature Ray Perez—Hobby-area security professional with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience as a sergeant with the Houston Police Department—as our next Local Expert community blog contributor. After many years providing…