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HPARD Summer Enrichment Programs

Keep your children active during the summer by registering them for HPARD’s 2016 Summer Enrichment Program. They’ll keep active every day by participating in activities like arts & crafts, games, entertainment, special events, sports and water fun! The Summer Enrichment Program is open to children ages 6-13 years. For more information, including registration and fees,…

Air Alliance Houston Clear Air Network

Air Alliance Houston, in partnership with the University of Houston, maintains the Houston Clean Air Network (CAN), a public health tool that provides information about ozone air pollution. CAN is a collaboration between local non-profits, businesses, researchers, and government agencies who share the goal of protecting public health from air pollution. CAN members are working…

Healthy Pets Healthy Streets Returns to District I

The Healthy Pets Healthy Streets program offers FREE spay/neuter and wellness services to pet owners in neighborhoods with a large number of stray animals and dog bite complaints in the City. To qualify for the Healthy Pets Healthy Streets free spay/neuter services, you must live inside the City of Houston limits. Click here and enter…

Summer Meals for Kids

Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive – even when school is out. With the Summer Food Service Program, children and teens ages 18 and younger can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost, just by showing up at a participating meal site. To find a meal site near…

Harrisburg Cemetery Clean Up

I would like to thank Department of Neighborhoods, Solid Waste Department and volunteers from Eco Services for working with District I Staff to begin maintenance at the historic Harrisburg – Jackson Cemetery on June 18. The cemetery’s origins are undocumented, but it is believed to have begun with the development of the local cattle industry…

Houston Bike Plan Report Finalized

On June 20 the Final Houston Bike Plan Report was released by BikeHouston and presented to City Council’s Transportation Technology and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee. This project is funded by the City of Houston, BikeHouston, Houston Parks Board, H-GAC, FTA, FHWA, and TxDOT.  During the public comment period ending April 11, the Bike Plan team received…

Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards Call for Entries

Who: Keep Houston Beautiful (Houston Clean City Commission) What: Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards Call for Entries When: entries due Monday, August 15, 2016 Where: award application is available at www.houstonbeautiful.org Why: award the efforts of businesses, individuals and community groups who work to enhance Houston’s landscape through environmental and beautification projects Contact: Audrey Laroche, Program…

US Family Health Plan Freedom Over Texas July 4th Celebration

Featuring County Music Star Darius Rucker and Special Guest the Eli Young Band ***Volunteers Needed*** Help Houston celebrate our nation’s birthday on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 4 – 10 p.m. The event will feature GRAMMY Award winner and 2009 CMA New Artist of the Year Award winner Darius Rucker with special guest the GRAMMY…

Public Meeting for the Hobby Livable Centers Study

Share your vision for the future of Hobby Area! WHO: The Houston-Galveston Area Council, Hobby Area Management District, City of Houston and TxDOT invite the general public, business owners, and local officials to attend a public meeting and provide input on the Hobby Livable Centers Study. WHAT: A public meeting will be held to present…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

On May 25, Houston City Council passed the $2.3 billion general fund budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Included in the approved budget are three amendments that I sponsored or co-wrote to address quality of life issues. My amendment to expand the Privately Funded Sidewalk Program could make it easier for Houstonians,…