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Harris County

July 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Houston Public Library have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at all of their properties. More
July 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston Fleet Management Department recently received the Leading Government Fleet Award by Government Fleet Magazine. More
July 23, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office has received a more than $440,000 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation for operation of "No Refusal" initiatives. More
July 23, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve funding for site acquisition and construction of a 112-unit affordable housing community in the vicinity of 4320 Old Spanish Trail. More
July 22, 2014 -- The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club will host its annual convention in Houston this weekend. More
July 22, 2014 -- Anna Van Brummen, Princeton University student and Houston native, will compete for the world championship in women's epee fencing in Kazan, Russia. More
July 22, 2014 -- Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell announced that he is raising the minimum starting hourly rate for city employees. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 22, 2014 -- Harris County Public Infrastructure Director Art Storey today announced to Harris County Commissioners Court that he has hired Gary Treich, former Houston district engineer of the Texas Department of Transportation, to be the new director of the Harris County Toll Road Authority. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a public meeting on August 7 to discuss priorities for solutions to water quality issues in Cedar Bayou. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library has scheduled several presentations using its "Pop Up Library" for August. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has launched a natural channel restoration project on a tributary of Greens Bayou between Fonteno Family Park and Galena Park. More
July 21, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today began the relocation of a school crosswalk at the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Wild Oak Forest Lane. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host its Harvest Moon Safety Day, in preparation for the Harvest Moon Regatta, on September 13. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host a forum about boat and marine fires on August 16. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Crossings Healthy Living Community will host a fish fry fund raising event on September 25 at the Bay Area Community Center in Seabrook. More
July 21, 2014 -- A Houston firefighter suffered minor injuries in a three alarm apartment fire in northwest Houston early this morning. More
July 18, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green announced that the Harris County Department of Education has been awarded an AmeriCorps Grant. More
July 18, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that former NASA astronaut Henry W. "Hank" Hartfield, Jr., who commanded space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission, died on Thursday at 80 years old. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Professor Maria Burns on August 12 for a lecture on maritime heritage. More
July 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including festivals devoted to watermelon, vegan lifestyle and one for aerial arts, as well as live theater, and movies with live music. More
July 17, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena will hold a public auction on Saturday at the city's Maintenance Services Facility. More
July 17, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint David Johnson and Kevin Ferguson to the Charter Review Commission and Darrell Picha and Glenna Adovasio to the Comprehensive Master Plan Commission. More
July 17, 2014 -- El Lago City Council canceled its meeting on Wednesday due to the lack of a quorum. More
July 17, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that she has accepted the resignation of Public Works and Engineering Director Daniel Krueger. More
July 17, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a live broadcast of the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station on Monday. More
July 17, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-2, with Don Harrison and Ornaldo Ybarra opposed, to adopt the FY2015 Budget of the Pasadena Crime Control and Prevention District. More
July 16, 2014 -- Four people were transported to a hospital in southwest Houston after a possible lightening strike. More
July 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that a total of 42 properties have been sold since April as part of the city's program to rehabilitate and re-sell tax delinquent and blighted properties. More
July 16, 2014 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston will participate in the 2014 Veterans Mental Health Summit, which will be held on August 15 at the University of St. Thomas campus in Houston. More
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