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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

Your opinion counts: What issues should the City focus on next year?

In 2015, Houston’s City Council took the groundbreaking step of adopting the city’s first general plan, Plan Houston. The Plan describes a vision and goals for our community and identifies twelve core strategies that represent the City’s approach for achieving the vision.    The City of Houston is now actively working towards achieving the community goals laid out in…

UPDATE – Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 16

Tens of thousands of people from Florida to Virginia are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew more than a week after it ravaged parts of the South after approaching Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane killing at least 43 people in the United States. As I write this 12 days after we…

HPD Seeks to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an opportunity for the Houston Police Department to bring additional attention to an underreported crime. Victims are usually, but not always, women, with one in four women experiencing domestic violence in her lifetime.  It affects people of all ages and all ethnic, racial and…