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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,…

Scenic Houston and Hobby Area Distrcit Beautify Broadway

Scenic Houston and Trees for Houston, in partnership with the Hobby Area Management District and the Gulfgate TIRZ, began planting over 400 new live oak trees along Broadway, complementing the new pedestrian crosswalks and landscaping. The trees are part of the new “signature corridor” design along Broadway. This project is an important investment, not just…

Yolanda Black Navarro Park

It was a beautiful day on Tuesday, October 25, as we dedicated the Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park. The Harris County park is a beautiful 10-acre green space in the East End named in honor of long time East End resident and advocate Yolanda Black Navarro. She was such a beautiful voice and…

Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration

Friday, November 11, 2016 Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston 77002 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. AT&T Veterans Job and Resource Fair and the US Family Health Plan Veterans Health Fair 10:00 a.m. Formal ceremony recognizing our local heroes featuring: Gospel recording artist Kathy Taylor Houston Grand Opera Soprano, Yelena Dyachek US Army Ranger Lisa…

A PSA to Avoid Tragedy – Kids in Hot Cars

Constant driver distractions can result in tragedy. In this year alone, 39 children have perished in hot vehicles across the United States. Seven of those deaths occurred in Texas. In most of those cases, the young passenger was forgotten by the driver. Houston TranStar’s “Have A Strategy to Avoid Tragedy” PSA reveals a simple, yet…

Identification Required to Vote in the November 8 Election in Texas

13-1Prescribed by Secretary of State Section 63.0012, Texas Election Code; U.S.D.C. S.D.Tex. Civil Action No. 2:13-CV-00193 (Docket No. 895)8/2016 (ED48) Notice of Required Identification A voter must show one of the following forms of acceptable photo identification at the polling location before the voter may be accepted for voting, unless the voter has a reasonable…

Touchdown Tours, Super Bowl Community Events

The City of Houston is working with the Super Bowl host committee to bring the excitement of the game to the community. We are hosting 11 (9 remaining) Touchdown Tours throughout the city. The event is completely FREE and open to the public. You can find more information here: http://www.housuperbowl.com/touchdown-tour