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….
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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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.
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…