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TSA opens new PreCheck application centres at two airports in Texas, US

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has opened two new PreCheck application centres at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, Texas. TSA IAH federal security director Gerry Phelan said: “With the opening of permanent application centres at both Bush and Hobby airports, many more Houston-area travellers will be…

Inside District I Newsletter – August 2016

At the end of July, the Houston Independent School District Board of Education named Richard Carranza as the sole finalist for superintendent. The Board approved him on a unanimous 9-0 vote. I welcome Mr. Carranza to Houston and look forward to visiting with him about our community’s educational challenges and many opportunities as soon as…

15th Anniversary Commemoration of September 11

15TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF SEPTEMBER 11 Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:00 a.m. Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. Join Mayor Turner and the Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation for the 15th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11. Located at Market Square Park, Lauren’s Garden is home to a memorial that honors Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas-a Houstonian and passenger on United…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

Many residents have expressed concerns about the Zika Virus. The City of Houston’s Health Department recommends following the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for mosquito safety and illness prevention. Recently, the Solid Waste Department (SWD) presented to the Regulation and Neighborhood Affairs Committee, which I Chair, an update on its efforts to combat mosquito breeding…

A Safe 4th of July

Fireworks are not only illegal in the City and parts of the county but they are also very dangerous. It is illegal to discharge fireworks or to have fireworks in your possession in the City of Houston. Celebratory gunfire is also illegal. The fines are anywhere from $500-$2000 for each individual firework. Citizens should report…