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Jim Guidry Commentaries



Harris County

July 30, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has selected philanthropist Philamena Baird and Project Row House Founder Rick Lowe to lead the effort to create a new cultural plan for Houston. More
July 30, 2014 -- The United States Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Brownsville Gateway International Bridge today reported that officers arrested a man wanted on sexual assault charges in Harris County. More
July 30, 2014 -- The Houston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize an agreement with the Houston Housing Authority to establish a procedure for exchanging and transferring properties. More
July 30, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that astronaut Mike Massimino has left the agency for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York. More
July 30, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today urged those with delinquent taxes to pay their bill or sign up for a payment plan to avoid a lawsuit. More
July 30, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today announced the launch of a new blog to provide updates and information at BARC. More
July 30, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that Cynthia Gonzalez Martinez, who is wanted on charges of credit card abuse, forgery, and tampering with a government record, has been located in Florida and is being transferred to Harris County to face prosecution. More
July 30, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently provided an aerial tour of the Houston Ship Channel for Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, to highlight the economic growth along the ship channel. More
July 30, 2014 -- EL Lago City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a new condenser/compressor unit for the 98 Lakeshore Building, in an amount not to exceed $8,300. More
July 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be a panelist at the Texas Leadership Forum one-day symposium in Austin on August 5. More
July 29, 2014 -- The HEART Program in Houston will host a free community recycling fair on Friday. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host an event on August 13 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Elizabeth L. Ring Neighborhood Library. More
July 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed Friday, August 1, as Houston Shakespeare Festival Day in recognition of University of Houston's annual festival. More
July 29, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Mike Laster on Monday announced that The Gardens at Bissonnet, a 206-unit condominium complex formerly known as "La Promenade", has been purchased by Steve Moore after being placed in county-appointed receivership for more than a year. More
July 29, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to schedule a public hearing for September 8 to receive comments regarding the city’s proposed FY2015 Budget. More
July 29, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Harris County for the establishment of the Harris County Emergency Management Association. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education is enrolling children for its pre-k program through Head Start centers in northeast Houston. More
July 27, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one person suffered burns in an early morning apartment fire at 2301 Hayes Road. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council for the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area on Friday voted unanimously to amend the 2013-2015 Transportation Improvement Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan update; and also heard a proposal to include the City of Galveston’s on-street bicycle network in the TIP at next month's meeting. More
July 26, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard and Pasadena Fire and Rescue crews responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak on the Houston Ship Channel west of the Beltway 8 bridge Friday, temporarily ordering a shelter in place and closing the Beltway 8 bridge, Interstate 610 bridge and the Houston Ship Channel. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the port authority's container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. More
July 26, 2014 -- Update:Houston firefighters rescued a crane operator who was injured in a fall in the crane structure 200 feet in the air. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that the American Red Cross is assisting people displaced by a one alarm apartment fire at 6001 Reims Street Friday afternoon. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education on Wednesday announced that members of its Cooperative for After-School Enrichment's AmeriCorps program recently completed their community service. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Friends of Mandell Park in Houston will host a renovation celebration on August 21 to unveil improvements to the park. More
July 25, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently participated in "Make Someone Smile" Week, with patients at the hospital receiving bouquets of flowers. More
July 25, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday announced that Harrison Peters has been named chief high schools officer. More
July 25, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that the recent sale of refunding bonds will save the city more than $15 million through lower interest rates. More
July 25, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights activities around the Gulf Coast region this next week including a chance to visit some Houston museums for free, a writer's workshop, and a jazz festival More
July 25, 2014 -- Clyde Fitzgerald, a member of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, was elected to a fourth term as president of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoreman's Association at the organization's convention in Savannah, Georgia this week. More
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