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Harris County

August 30, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department is investigating a puddle of unknown chemical at 4700 Griggs in Houston. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that Dan Cheney will join the organization in October as vice president and chief operating officer. More
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August 29, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office is launching a "No Refusal" initiative for the Labor Day weekend to prevent drunk driving. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host its Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference on September 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
August 29, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights some fun Labor Day Weekend activities around the Gulf Coast region including movies, outdoor music and dance with international flair; and a chance to learn all about beer. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is inviting residents of Houston's East End to share their views on the Harrisburg Overpass in a series of meetings which begin again on September 2. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to provide emergency funding to support Houston Rapid Transit's efforts to reconstruct portions of the guideway and associated systems work that had to be removed to allow repair to a damaged chilled water line located under the guideway on Rusk Street along the Southeast Downtown Line. More
August 28, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Wednesday announced that its Prevention and Recovery Center now offers a non-invasive, drug-free alternative for pain relief. More
August 28, 2014 -- Houston police report that a suspect wanted in an auto theft and kidnapping of four children at 8601 West Bellfort about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday is in custody and the children have been found unharmed. More
August 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released its operating schedule for Labor Day. More
August 27, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that four suspects have been indicted on food stamp fraud charges. More
August 26, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there was severe fire, smoke and water damage to a warehouse at 106 N. Perez Street, but there were no injuries. More
August 26, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today announced a proposal to convert the Astrodome into "the world's largest indoor park and recreation center". More
August 26, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a donation in the amount of $51,329 to be used for affordable housing related activities. More
August 26, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther had another positive report on selected financial and operational matters for the PHA Commission today. More
August 26, 2014 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin today announced the award of eight grants, totaling approximately $10 million, to various organizations as part of an initiative to identify and address the mental health needs of transition-age youth and their families in the Houston/Harris County area. More
August 26, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $577,477 contract with Forde Construction Company, Inc. for the Street Overlay Project. More
August 26, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Nancy Schnell opposed, to accept a proposal from Patillo, Brown & Hill to conduct the city’s financial audit for the General Fund and Utility Fund for FY2014, including compliance with the Single Audit Act requirement for state and federal funds received by the city. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that an unconscious person has been rescued from a tunnel at 1777 Walker. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Friends of Mandell Park in Houston recently hosted a dedication ceremony for the renovation of the park. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors will review METRO's draft System Reimagining plan during the board's regular meeting on Thursday. More
August 23, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved funding for three Houston projects and Galveston’s On-Street Bicycle Network; and held a spirited discussion about a request to include Galveston County’s Victory Lakes Park & Ride service to the Transportation Improvement Program which will be considered at next month's meeting. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that the mainlanes of Interstate Highway 45 North Freeway northbound from Canino to West Gulf Bank will be closed beginning tonight for the construction of new connector lamps. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department and volunteers will host the sixth annual "Look Good, Feel Good" event on Sunday, providing free haircuts, styling, backpacks and school supplies to Houston area students at various locations. More
August 22, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on openings at the Lawndale Arts Center and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Saturday's ArtWalk in Galveston and Sunday's annual Theater District Open House in Houston. More
August 21, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proposed a new pension plan for incoming fire cadets. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Alliance Fencing Academy recently hosted seventy world class fencers who were in Houston for the Alliance International Fencing Camp. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo commissioned a survey regarding the ultimate fate of the NRG Astrodome which shows that the vast majority of Harris County adults are keenly aware of the issues surrounding the future of the NRG Astrodome; and there appears to be virtually no change in the public's position on spending public money to repurpose the NRG Astrodome. More
August 21, 2014 -- Branson Airport today announced that it is continuing its non-stop, low fare service to Chicago and Houston. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education is offering its alternative teacher certification program beginning September 30. More
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