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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,…

Council Member Gallegos Uses Unspent Funds to Support Police

Council Member Robert Gallegos saved over $32,000 of the District I Office budget in the 2015 fiscal year and reallocated the unspent funds to upgrade equipment and provide new tools to Houston Police officers in District I. The Council Member worked with the five patrol captains in the district to identify equipment needed to help…

Hire Houston Youth Job Fairs

The City of Houston, in partnership with McDonald’s of Greater Houston, will be holding a series of summer Job fairs to help connect youth and young adults looking for summer employment with area employers. These will be “on-the-spot” hiring events for job seekers that will also include access to community resources, financial literacy, and scholarship…

Herman Brown & Ingrando Parks Grant Winners

A new fruit orchard and community garden at Houston’s Herman Brown Park has been selected as a winner of the national Parks Build Community campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (N.R.P.A.) and the Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN. Houstonians voted for…

Ready Houston

Hurricane Season is here. Are you ready? To learn more about how to prepare your home, family, and neighborhood for hurricane season and other severe weather events, please visit readyhoustontx.gov for planning tips, readiness training, and helpful information for students and schools.

HPARD Summer Programs & Activities

Summer is here! And the Houston Parks and Recreation Department is ready to welcome citizens of all ages with a multitude of programs and activities at City parks and community centers. Check out this year’s summer programs and activities by downloading the 2016 Summer Catalog. Offerings include swimming lessons, youth tennis, Houston Teens Outside With…