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United Way Transportation Initiatives

United Way of Greater Houston leverages local matching funds to access federal dollars for nontraditional Houston area public transportation services. According to the 2012 United Way Community Assessment: About 30 percent of senior caregivers provide transportation services for the senior. About 20 percent of service providers and nonprofit advocates surveyed said transportation was an unmet…

Broadway construction begins

The major overhaul and reconstruction of Broadway, one of the Hobby Area Management District’s main corridors, began in early June. The $17 million project involves improvements to Broadway from Interstate 45 to William P. Hobby Airport. The project, managed by the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department, includes new traffic lights at Dixie…

Small Business Economic Development Summit

The District K council office, in conjunction with the City of Houston, Greater Houston Black Chamber, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston Partnership, and the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, is hosting a Small Business Economic Development Summit on Monday, October, 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m….

National Prescription Take-Back Day

To help the public properly dispose of unused or expired medication, the Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with the Mayor’s Office and the Houston Police Department (HPD) to host the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. All tablets, capsules and solid dosage forms will be collected (intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted). This…

Plan for College and Career with The Graduation Game Plan

Middle and High School Students are invited to work with a Graduation Game Plan mentor at one of many Houston Public Library branches in order to: Figure out a plan for graduating high school Prepare for college and a future career Know what workforce skills employers are looking for Ready to Build your own Game…

Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

This past budget cycle (ending June 30, 2014), City Council approved a $50,000 budget amendment to re-establish the City of Houston Neighborhood Matching Grant Program. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $3,000. The program is designed to…

Going Global and Beyond

Houston-Galveston Area Council hosted an interesting Brown Bag Lunch presentation focused on the future of the Houston Airport System on September 15, 2014. The speaker was Jarrett Simmons, Assistant Director of Planning for Houston Airport System. The video and Powerpoint can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

City of Houston Job Fair

The City of Houston, through its TweetMyJobs Houston! initiative, is proud to announce the Inaugural, Hire Me Now! Job Fair, which will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the BBVA Compass Stadium. This event is expected to attract hundreds of local businesses that are hiring at all…

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The City of Houston will hold three public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 4.58 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Tax Code, Chapter 26). Your individual taxes…

Hurricane Preparedness

Register with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) The STEAR program is a free service available to the elderly, people with disabilities or special medical conditions and individuals who do not have a motor vehicle or other means of transportation to evacuate in an emergency. Residents can dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day,…