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Urgent Airbag Safety Recall

The airbag in your vehicle may have a deadly defect. Instead or protecting you, these defective airbags explode like grenades, spraying metal shrapnel inside the passenger compartment. Eleven people have died, including two right here in Houston. More than 180 people have been severely injured. The good news is, the repair is absolutely free. A…

Capital Improvement Plan Community Meeting, March 2

Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings in their Council districts, learn about projects and plans, voice questions and community concerns The City of Houston invites residents to participate in the annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) process at public meetings. The meetings afford residents an opportunity to hear from city officials about CIP projects in their…

TECH CONNECT 2017

Join us for TECH CONNECT 2017 A free networking evening featuring Houston’s entrepreneurial and tech-related organizations. Come meet Houston’s amazing start-up groups, discover how your entrepreneurial dreams can become realities, and share a toast with fellow entrepreneurs. February 16, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 1911 Bagby Street Houston, Texas 77002 across from the Houston…

Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America

Download the presentation that Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D. from the Rice|Kinder Institute for Urban Research gave at the Hobby Area Management District’s State of the District Luncheon on February 7, 2017. The event was attended by 170 business and community leaders. Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America Tracking Responses to the…

H-GAC Transportation Survey – asking for your assistance

We are asking for your assistance with a survey CDS is conducting for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). It’s a region-wide community survey of public transportation service needs and opinions, including topics such as ride sharing, local bus service, park and ride service, and other types of public transportation services. We’ve conducted a phone survey,…

Police and Community Relations Forum, Feb. 11

As you are aware, police and community relations has been at the forefront of our nation over the past couple years. All over the country we have seen unfortunate events of excessive force by officers and a lack of respect from civilians. In Harris County we have a newly elected Sheriff, District Attorney, and appointed…

A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

Like many Houstonians, I was disappointed by the harsh and unnecessary executive order signed by the president last week targeting refugees and legal U.S. permanent residents travelling from certain countries. But I have been inspired and uplifted in recent days by the peaceful protests and marches in support of our diverse immigrant community. Houston is…

Family-friendly Super Bowl Festivities Downtown

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon is a free family-friendly fan festival in downtown Houston celebrating Super Bowl LI. Anchored in Discovery Green and encompassing more than 750,000 square feet, approximately the size of 13 football fields, Super Bowl LIVE features live music and performances, interactive exhibits, great food and a 90-foot tall virtual reality…