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May 9 General Elections BAHEP Jim Guidry Commentaries


 

 

Harris County

May 03, 2015 -- Former United States Ambassador to Qatar Chase Untermeyer, who is writing a series of books based on a daily journal he has kept since he was nine years old, on Friday visited with Jim Guidry about his writing. More
May 02, 2015 -- The annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is drawing large crowds to Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. More
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May 02, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that a dock worker at the Port of Houston sustained multiple injuries on Friday. More
May 02, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that three people, including two adults and a child, were killed in a house fire at 4800 Maggie in southeast Houston on Saturday. More
May 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Senator Paul Bettencourt today held a news conference regarding property tax reform accomplishments by the Texas Senate. More
May 01, 2015 -- Houston Public Library's Friends of the Texas Room will present a lecture by Dr. William Kellar, author of "Enduring Legacy: The M.D. Anderson Foundation and the Texas Medical Center", on Monday at the Julia Ideson Building. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday announced that it has received a $10,000 grant to support its out-of-school healthy food access and nutritional literacy programs. More
May 01, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Thursday joined the Houston Police Department in warning residents about "virtual kidnapping", a scam in which individuals claim to have kidnapped a family member, though no real kidnapping has taken place, to extort money from the victims. More
May 01, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend options including Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; an iron exhibit at the Dishman Museum of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont; the Houston Dragon Boat Festival, the 20th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, the 9th Annual Houston Polish Festival; and the 4th Annual Star Wars Art Festival in Houston. More
May 01, 2015 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region on Wednesday hosted a panel discussion titled Rails to Riches – Investing in Rail to Enrich our Region. More
April 30, 2015 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address by Janiece Longoria, chair of the Port of Houston Authority. More
April 30, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will host a free online seminar on May 6 to discuss symptoms and treatment options for acid reflux. More
April 30, 2015 -- The City of Houston will host its third annual "May Day Houston" community preparedness event on Friday. More
April 30, 2015 -- Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research today released its annual Houston Area Survey, with findings that Houston-area residents are optimistic about the local economy despite the recent drop in oil prices. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Wednesday announced that construction has started on channel improvements along a tributary of Berry Bayou in the Sims Bayou watershed. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host "Healthy Minds, Healthy Families", a conference concerning children's mental wellness, on Friday. More
April 30, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that HISD Chief Elementary Schools Officer Dr. Samuel Sarabia has been named Administrator of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports heavy fire, smoke and water damage but no injuries at a fire in a tire shop at 1620 S. State Highway 6 early this morning. More
April 29, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded an $86,167 contract to Quality First Construction, Inc. for a marine salvage operation in the Houston Ship Channel. More
April 29, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to award a contract in an amount not to exceed $211,200 to BrandIQ, LLC for an employee service awards and gift program for the Human Resources Department. More
April 29, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard will sponsor a multi-agency Hurricane Air Operations Exercise on Thursday at the Houston Community College East Campus. More
April 29, 2015 -- The American Lung Association today released its "State of the Air 2015" report, which showed Houston ranked as one of the cleanest cities in the nation for short-term particle pollution. More
April 29, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook on Tuesday issued an advisory in response to reports of alligator sightings in and around the Pine Gully Channel. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reported that a new multi-service center is planned for the Northwest side of Houston after Harris County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of the former METRO Pinemont Park & Ride. More
April 28, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District will host the second annual EMERGE Senior Awards Ceremony tonight to recognize 99 graduating seniors who will attend top tier colleges and universities. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to adopt a Strategic Plan prepared by LeighFisher, Inc. More
April 28, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted 6-3, with Danny Earp, Dottie Kaminski and John Zemanek opposed, to approve a $300,000 economic development incentive package between the La Porte Development Corporation and Gantstein Esquire, LLC for a Pipeline Grill Restaurant, contingent on bringing forward a development agreement for approval by the corporation and the city council. More
April 28, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to work with the Harris County Engineer and the Harris County Attorney in connection with the possible purchase of a former Metro Park and Ride property at 6301 Pinemont in Precinct 4 for $3.5 million plus closing costs. More
April 28, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Nancy Schnell and Richard Adams opposed, to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding “Norms of Operation” for the city council. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Lymphatic Education & Research Network is seeking participants and sponsors for its Baseball Hit-A-Thon for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease event on August 1, 2015. More
April 27, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin announced that the City of Houston's Public Works and Engineering Department has begun providing full panel replacements at four locations along Kingwood Drive. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, together with the Houston Parks Board, recently replaced five of six live oaks along North Boulevard and Kirby Drive. More
April 27, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook has issued a news release regarding the city's May 9 special charter election. More
April 26, 2015 -- Sheriff Adrian Garcia has posted a statement regarding steps he has taken to address conditions in the county jail. More
April 26, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement on Friday was presented to Colonel Robert D. Cabana, a former astronaut who now is director of the Kennedy Space Center. More
April 25, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeast portions of Houston until 9:15am. This includes portions of Clear Lake and the Johnson Space Center. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday hosted United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, who formally announced during her visit that the HPA will receive a Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant of nearly $900,000. More
April 24, 2015 -- The City of Houston will hold a Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze mobile collection event on April 25. More
April 24, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club’s 2015 Captain’s Roundtable educational series will host a special presentation by the United States Coast Guard on the Search and Rescue service on June 6, focusing on their last October’s rescue mission of the sailing vessel “French Kiss”. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office, along with other local, state and national agencies, is asking the public to wear yellow on April 25 for the missing. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2014-2015 Unified Planning Work Program. More
April 24, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 13th Annual Job Fair on Monday at San Jacinto College North in Houston. More
April 24, 2015 -- A trade delegation to India by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Greater Houston Partnership this week concluded with an agreement signed between the GHP and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of India regarding mutual interests between India and Houston. More
April 24, 2015 -- Early voting in the May 9 General Election kicks off on Monday, with polls opening at various locations for city and school board races and referendums in the Gulf Coast area. More
April 24, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a number of leisure activities including the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Old Town Spring, the Peace, Love, and MARTY: A Montrose Art Party, the Jamaica-Galveston (JA-GA) Reggae Festival, the annual Sylvan Beach Festival, a Zone 2 Museum Experience in Houston, and Backstage at Allen's Landing, a walking tour along the bayou. More
April 23, 2015 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6900 Southwest Freeway about 5 a.m. Thursday. More
April 23, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club’s Captain’s Roundtable will host the 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on May 30. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today reported that three suspects have been arrested following a pursuit in northwest Harris County, which ended in the suspect vehicle colliding with another vehicle, causing the death of the innocent driver. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a motion authorizing President & CEO Tom Lambert to negotiate the sale of the Pinemont Park & Ride to Harris County, subject to legal requirements and approval by the Federal Transit Administration. More
April 23, 2015 -- Houston Public Library is hosting its "Tween Pix Contest" for aspiring photographers between 11 and 13 years of age. More
April 23, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission to India this week, met with the United States Ambassador to India and Indian governmental ministers in Delhi. More
April 23, 2015 -- Houston police are investigating an incident today in which a patrol vehicle struck a bicyclist at 5700 Reed Road, resulting in the death of the bicyclist. More
April 23, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, awarding a $3,653,564 contract to MaxCon Construction, LLC for the construction of Fire Station No. 5. More
April 23, 2015 -- Kemah, Seabrook and Nassau Bay authorities, and Coast Guard crews, are searching for a missing five-year-old girl near the Kemah Boardwalk Wednesday night. More
April 23, 2015 -- Neighbors of a five-year old girl missing near the Kemah Boardwalk have provided photos of the girl. Photos
April 22, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department on Wednesday responded to a house fire at 4943 Bryant Ridge Road. More
April 22, 2015 -- The University of Houston-Downtown recently hosted approximately 200 high school students from Harmony Public Schools and Taylor High School-Alief for a day of service and hands-on learning for the Buffalo Bayou Service Project. More
April 22, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s fees, rates and charges to modify fines for false alarms in the city. More
April 22, 2015 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart today announced that early voting in the May 9 General Election begins on April 27. More
April 22, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that Frederick Ramon Robinson, a Houston resident and convicted felon has been arrested on charges of unlawfully possessing a firearm, after an investigation in to social media posts advocating violence. More
April 22, 2015 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Deparmtent will host the "Watch Ur BAC" Awareness Program on Thursday. More
April 22, 2015 -- The City of Houston's Fleet Management Department was recently recognized by the 100 Best Fleet organization as one of the best fleets in the nation. More
April 22, 2015 -- Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz, who is participating in a trade mission to India led by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, is spending the trip working to expand international growth, including taking steps toward eventually securing a direct flight between Houston and Mumbai. More
April 22, 2015 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival recently received the Heroes of Positive Endeavors Award from the Assistance League of the Bay Area. More
April 22, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a plan for Neighborhood Empowerment Zone No. 4, a new zone being created in Seabrook. More
April 22, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve requests for funding through the city’s hotel occupancy tax revenues, subject to appropriation in the city’s FY2016 Budget. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department Hazmat team is working a fuel spill on U.S. 59 Southwest Freeway resulting in complete freeway closure. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Runway Boys, five seniors at Rice University who created a remote-controlled airplane, recently competed in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' annual Design/Build/Fly competition in Tucson, Arizona. More w/ Video
April 21, 2015 -- The City of Pasadena will host a historical festival called "Stroll Down Memory Lane" on April 25. More
April 21, 2015 -- The City of La Porte will host the first “How to do Business with the City of La Porte” on May 27. More
April 21, 2015 -- The City of Nassau Bay received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the third consecutive year. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to establish “Livable Centers” as one of the implementation strategies of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. More
April 21, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host the final Kingwood Area Mobility Study Public Stakeholder meeting tonight at the Kingwood Community Center. More
April 21, 2015 -- The City of Shoreacres will host a follow-up town hall meeting on May 6 with representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation to discuss the State Highway 146 Sound Wall Project. More
April 21, 2015 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Reginald D. Randolph has been promoted to director of parking. More
April 21, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that Kelly Ochoa has been promoted to vice president of operations and chief nursing officer. More
April 21, 2015 -- The City of Houston will host its third annual "Hackathon" event on May 16-17 at the Houston Technology Center. More
April 21, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is participating in a trade mission to India, is making a presentation on the city's green initiatives today in Mumbai. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department reports that a major water main leak has forced the shutdown of the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray. More
April 20, 2015 -- Lone Star College announced that 24 students recently earned their Oil and Gas Drilling Floorhand/Roustabout Workforce certification from the Ableman Drilling Careers Academy in Malta to work in the oil and gas industry. More
April 20, 2015 -- The University of Houston announced that the Princeton Review has named it one of the nation's "greenest" colleges. More
April 20, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District reported that 32 of its high schools are included on the Washington Post’s 2015 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, five of which are in the top 100. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Kinder Institute at Rice University last week hosted a forum of current or former mayors of three different cities, who shared stories about their administrations. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that a closure of the northbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 45 near downtown Houston will take place beginning Friday due to the construction of a bridge deck replacement project between Memorial Drive an White Oak Bayou. More
April 20, 2015 -- Exploration Green in Houston will host its first Earth Day Celebration on Saturday. More
April 20, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission to India, is speaking at the World Trade Center Mumbia today. More
April 20, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of upholding a finding by a federal district court that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality adversely impacted the habitat of the Whooping Cranes when the TCEQ "mismanaged freshwater inflows from the Guadalupe River into the San Antonio Bay estuary". More
April 20, 2015 -- The Houston Pastor Coalition on Friday issued a statement in response to a ruling regarding a lawsuit concerning a petition to hold a referendum the City of Houston's "Equal Rights Ordinance". More
April 19, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is monitoring severe thunderstorms moving through Harris County. More
April 19, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has extended a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for most of Houston. More
April 19, 2015 -- The City of Friendswood reported on Saturday that voluntary water restrictions put in place last month have been lifted. More
April 18, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and a 30-member delegation that includes representatives of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Airport System, the Port of Houston and various local business representatives departed Friday evening for Mumbai, India. More
April 17, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Bray's Bayou in East Houston as heavy rain may contribute to bayou and stream flooding. More
April 17, 2015 -- Harris County residents are urged to report house flooding by completing a Flood Survey as soon as possible at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s website. More
April 17, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Keegan's Bayou in Southwest Houston as heavy rain may contribute to bayou and stream flooding. More
April 17, 2015 -- Heavy rainfall is affecting all of Harris County and the bayous and creeks in those areas are rising. Some areas have received more than five inches of rain in the past two days. More
April 17, 2015 -- District Judge Robert Shaffer has ruled in favor of the City of Houston regarding the Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. More
April 17, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for most of the City of Houston until 11 p.m. More
April 17, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for most of Houston until 8:15pm More
April 17, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker reported on Friday that Uber complied with the City’s deadline for providing a plan for addressing the unlicensed drivers operating within the city limits on their platform. More
April 17, 2015 -- BP today announced that it will serve as title sponsor of the BP MS 150 bicycle ride through 2018. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has issued an advisory that more thunderstorms are anticipated in the region today. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Highway 36A Coalition will host a conference on May 1 to provide updates on the progress of the highway corridor. More
April 17, 2015 -- NRG Park will host an online Astrodome seat sale on Monday. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued a news release regarding the office's Emergency Operations Center. More
April 17, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today appealed a court ruling in a case involving charges against a paper company regarding contamination of the San Jacinto River. More
April 17, 2015 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office will hold events on April 20 and 23 in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids recently hosted AmeriCorps members to engage students in community service during Global Youth Service Day. More
April 17, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced the opening of Memorial Hermann Wound Care, an outpatient center offering state-of-the-art wound care treatment options. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host an industry lecture on April 28 on the removal of the wreckage of the Costa Concordia. More
April 17, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities including a one-night only ballet and orchestra performance, Galveston's ArtWalk and the opening of an installation art piece at the Galveston Arts Center, the Japan Festival at Hermann Park and a battle reenactment on the grounds of the San Jacinto Monument. More
April 16, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Harris County until 12:00am (midnight) Friday due to the potential for dangerous tornado-producing storms in the area. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office arrested 31-year-old Willy Cuevas in connection with a string of bank robberies. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday. More
April 16, 2015 -- Mediastar Corporation announced the completion of construction at the new Bay Area Rehabilitation Hospital in Webster. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its 16th Annual State of the Counties Address, featuring reports by the county judges of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties, on Wednesday. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will host "Missing in Harris County Day", an event to help families and friends with missing loved ones make connections with agencies that can help bring the missing home, on April 25. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today reported that it has issued a citation and proposed $55,000 in fines for M&M Manufacturing Co., LLC in Houston for exposing workers to amputation hazards. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on April 21 to discuss the State Highway 249 Access Management Study. More
April 16, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it has partnered with Prairie View A&M University to allow students in the Allied Health Program at the Jones Futures Academy to take college level courses aligned with the university's nursing degree plan. More
April 16, 2015 -- AlertHouston today advised that heavy rains may impact the greater Houston area today and Friday, possibly causing street flooding in low-lying areas. More
April 16, 2015 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted 4-0-1, with Bob Davee abstaining, to deny a distribution cost recovery factor application proposed by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, which would increase customer rates. More
April 15, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one person was injured in a house fire at 4626 Tidewater Wednesday evening. More
April 15, 2015 -- Houston Airport System announced that Air New Zealand has added Houston as its fifth North American destination with service scheduled to commence in December. More
April 15, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today wrote a letter to the editor reminding homeowners of their right to protest their property appraisals. More
April 15, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the new Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men. More
April 15, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to allow the waiver of permit fees and bond requirements for homeowners removing and replacing existing sidewalks abutting their property. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday held a spirited discussion of the Fort Bend Bypass Phase II project, a plan to facilitate commuter rail between Rosenberg and Houston. More
April 14, 2015 -- Eye Care for Kids will host two events in May to help underwrite 30,000 vision screenings for children in Greater Houston and to provide more than 3,000 low-income, uninsured children with free eye exams and glasses. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority announced that it will receive almost $900,000 as part of an award of more than $2.1 million by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for three clean diesel projects. More
April 14, 2015 -- Nassau Bay police on Monday seized 16 dogs and arrested the owner for cruelty to non-livestock animals. More
April 14, 2015 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the city’s parking ordinance to extend a no parking zone along Point Lookout Drive North from Saxony Lane to NASA Parkway. More
April 14, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that he will host a new series of property tax workshops to educate property owners on ways to reduce their tax burden. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office today announced that the office's Extradition Unit has captured Kelvon Khan, a suspect wanted on multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. More
April 14, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to direct staff to move forward with a complaint to the Department of Justice regarding the maintenance of buy-out properties in the Brookglen subdivision by the Harris County Flood Control District. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Friendswood Republican Women's Group will feature a presentation by Cherrie McBurney at its next meeting on Thursday, May 28. More
April 14, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council for operation of a Domestic Violence Response Team. More
April 14, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 13th Annual Job Fair on April 27 at San Jacinto College North. More
April 14, 2015 -- The United States Postal Service on Monday issued a reminder to tax filers in Houston and Beaumont of services and hours available for Wednesday's deadline to file their 2014 taxes. More
April 14, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reschedule the May 25 city council meeting to May 26, due to the Memorial Day holiday. More
April 14, 2015 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize an economic development agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation and a performance agreement between the Pearland Economic Development Corporation and Costco in connection with the possible development of a Costco store at the northwest corner of State Highway 288 and County Road 59. More
April 13, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department reports that capital murder charges have been filed against Jacob Isaac Robertson for the murder of Sandra Carpio on April 2. More
April 13, 2015 -- One adult and 14 children were taken to the hospital after a major accident in northeast Houston that involved two Houston Independent School District buses. More
April 13, 2015 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host its annual golf tournament on May 7 at the South Shore Harbor Golf Club in League City. More
April 13, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently hosted "The Art of Knowing", a free event providing health information for women in Pearland. More
April 13, 2015 -- The South East Texas Regional Advisory Council will host a mass casualty incident exercise Tuesday through Thursday at the Harris County Emergency Operations Center. More
April 13, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently received funding from the Bank of Texas for the department's Head Start reading program. More
April 13, 2015 -- Ducks Unlimited recently recognized the President's Elite and Top 100 chapters, with 41 of the organization's Texas chapters being honored. More
April 10, 2015 -- The City of Houston's Department of Neighborhoods is inviting the public to participate in its "Pet-a-Palooza" pet food drive on April 11. More
April 10, 2015 -- Carroll G. Robinson has resigned from the Houston Community College Board of Trustees to focus on his campaign for Houston City Controler. More
April 10, 2015 -- Change Happens!, an organization founded by Reverend Leslie Smith as “Families Under Urban & Social Attack” to combat crack houses in 1989, held its 8th Annual Spring Breakfast this morning. More
April 10, 2015 -- University of Houston will host a "Rock the Block" community cleanup event on Saturday as part of Keep Houston Beautiful Day. More
April 10, 2015 -- Keep Houston Beautiful will host "Keep Houston Beautiful Day" on Saturday, with several clean-up and service projects in the city. More
April 10, 2015 -- The City of Nassau Bay will host its Spring Fling - Party on the Square on April 18 at Nassau Bay Town Square. More
April 10, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has issued an advisory that severe thunderstorms are likely to move through Harris County during the weekend. More
April 10, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to impose a penalty on delinquent taxes for the 2014 tax year. More
April 10, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activites including the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, the Houston Art Car Parade, The Grand Kids Festival in Galveston, the Pearland Crawfish Festival and Carnival des Cajuns in Port Arthur. More
April 09, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council invites area residents, business owners, community stakeholders and local officials to attend a public meeting to receive comment on recommended improvements to SH 249 between I-45 and Beltway 8, and connecting streets, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and transit systems. More
April 09, 2015 -- Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Midtown Art in the Park has been Rescheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The event will take place at the same time and in the same location. More
April 09, 2015 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that it's Houston District Office returned more than $1.3 million in back wages and damages to 1,253 workers at Houston specialty grocery stores following a multi-year enforcement initiative. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. More
April 09, 2015 -- Bee Busy, Inc. and Fondren Middle School in Houston will host a National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event on Friday. More
April 09, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district has received a $50,000 grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children to provide smart boards and books. More
April 09, 2015 -- Preservation Houston will host an Architecture Walk along Main Street and Montrose Boulevard on Sunday. More
April 09, 2015 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to authorize the modification of an ordinance for the issuance of $1.8 million in bonds to reduce the interest rate of the debt. More
April 09, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the Code of Ordinances regarding Junked Vehicles. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department on Wednesday responded to an industrial accident at 8300 Telephone and Neuhaus. More
April 08, 2015 -- The City of Houston has advised residents living in the vicinity of the Houston Ship Channel that a planned chimney implosion at 701 Light Company Road is set for April 12. More
April 08, 2015 -- Houston Arts Alliance’s Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston announces its second installment of the Board Leadership for the Arts training session. More
April 08, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $4,400 contract to MuniServices, LLC to conduct auditing of the city’s hotel occupancy tax collections. More
April 08, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted 4-10, with only Mayor Annise Parker, Jack Christie, Ed Gonzalez and Oliver Pennington in favor, to defeat a motion to amend the Code of Ordinances relating to membership residency requirements for the Contract Compliance Commission, to allow a person who lives outside Houston city limits to serve on the commission. More
April 08, 2015 -- Clear Creek Independent School District today announced that candidates for the May 9 Board of Trustees Election will participate in forums this month. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a rally on Thursday as part of "Stand up 4 Transportation Day" to support public transit. More
April 08, 2015 -- The National Park Service on Tuesday issued an invitation to the public to visit their national parks across the country and in southeast Texas as part of National Park Week, which is observed April 18-26. More
April 08, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to deny a request by CenterPoint Energy Gas for a rate increase for its natural gas services. More
April 08, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2, with Diana Newland and Martin Graves opposed, to approve on final reading an ordinance reducing the amount of parking required for medical office facilities. More
April 07, 2015 -- Holocaust Museum Houston will sponsor a citywide commemoration of Yom HaShoah on April 19 in remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Nazi atrocities of the Holocaust during World War II. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District and the Sonima Foundation joined together Tuesday at Sherman Elementary School to celebrate the expansion of their health and wellness program. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Association of Zoos & Aquariums today announced that the association's independent accreditation commission has granted the Downtown Aquarium Houston accreditation. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host Ben Franklin impersonators, who will pose for pictures and promote financial education events, aboard the METRORail on Wednesday to kick off Houston Money Week. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today announced that it has approved several construction and maintenance projects in the Houston District, including projects in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network on Monday recognized a second grade student at Westwood Elementary School in Friendswood as a 9-1-1 Kid Hero. More
April 07, 2015 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has posted photos of wildflowers in bloom from several vantage points. Photos
April 07, 2015 -- The 22nd annual Japan Festival will be held on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 in Hermann Park. Poster
April 06, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen C. Costello reports that he will be joining a group of military veterans now serving with the Houston Police Department to recognize their service to the United States and city of Houston with a proclamation during Public Session on April 7. More
April 06, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Monday arrested 22-year-old Dietrich Evans and charged him with aggravated assault, a first degree felony, in connection to last month's 'road rage' shooting on the North Freeway. More
April 06, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District will host the district's annual Scholars Banquet on Tuesday. More
April 06, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has started construction on a project to restore and provide additional wetlands at its Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank. More
April 06, 2015 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival has announced its schedule of events for its 50th annual "Golden Jubilee" festival. More
April 05, 2015 -- The Friendswood Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying a suspect caught by surveillance cameras walking into the Friendswood 24 Hour Fitness on March 21, entering the men’s locker room, cutting the locks off of two lockers and stealing an iPhone and wallets full of credit cards. More w/Photos
April 03, 2015 -- Jerry Ross has been announced as the Lunar Rendezvous Festival Golden Jubilee King. More
April 03, 2015 -- The Easter Bunny on Friday visited patients at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. More
April 03, 2015 -- Preservation Houston, along with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will celebrate the Astrodome's 50th birthday on April 9. More
April 03, 2015 -- BikeHouston has announced that Houston Mayor Annise Parker will lead the Kidical Mass bike ride During Houston's Bayou Greenway Day on Saturday. More
April 03, 2015 -- The Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning for Kids, a program of the Harris County Department of Education, on Thursday announced that an initiative organized and promoted by the center has helped continue after-school activities for a Houston high school. More
April 03, 2015 -- Lone Star College will host a Technical Careers and Skilled Trades Career Fair on April 16 at the LSC-North Harris campus. More
April 02, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Thursday to launch Texas’ first-ever Power of Parents® Mayors Challenge aimed at engaging communities in the fight to eliminate underage drinking and its potentially deadly consequences. More
April 02, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that a multi-agency initiative to enforce civil injunctions at the Haverstock Hills Apartments in northeast Harris County netted 32 arrests. More
April 02, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded citizens that April 9 is the deadline to register to vote for the May 9 General Election. More
April 02, 2015 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that court services have resumed after the implementation of a new case management system. More
April 02, 2015 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders today announced that the substructure work on the State Highway 99/Grand Parkway and Interstate Highway 45 North interchange has been completed early and will allow for the frontage roads to be re-opened. More
April 02, 2015 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Preservation Houston and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will host a special 50th birthday party celebration for the Astrodome on April 9. More
April 02, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System today announced that Kyle Price has been named CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. More
April 02, 2015 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will host an event on Friday to assist those without health insurance in enrolling and obtaining a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. More
April 02, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a special meeting today, voted to formally accept $8.5 million in grants for programs designed to help high school students get into and graduate from college. More
April 02, 2015 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to cancel the city's May 9 General Election for the city's unopposed mayoral seat and three unchallenged seats on the council. More
April 01, 2015 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake President William A. Staples presented the Community Partnership Award to Flow-Cal Inc. during the president’s annual Report to the Community breakfast. More
April 01, 2015 -- The City of Houston's Parks and Recreation Department is inviting residents to vote daily for their favorite park as part of Earth Month. More
April 01, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted to approve a new Memorial Park Master Plan. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has named Quincy Allen as TxDOT's new Houston District Engineer. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday and consider formally accepting $8.5 million in grants for college readiness programs. More
April 01, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 13th Annual North Channel Community Clean-Up on April 11. More
April 01, 2015 -- Houston Public Library will host an opening reception on April 8 for the Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons exhibit at the library's Julia Ideson Building. More
April 01, 2015 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update for the month of March reports that Cyberonics, a medical device company headquartered in Bay Area Houston, plans to merge into a new $2.7 billion company with Sorin SpA, an Italian-based global medical device firm. More
March 31, 2015 -- The University of Houston will host a vision expo addressing leisure time pursuits for the visually impaired on April 25. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Texas House of Representatives Land and Resource Management Committee, chaired by Representative Joe Deshotel, on Monday voted unanimously to move legislation continuing the Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems to the full House. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently honored former First Lady Barbara Bush and Reverend William A. Lawson during the center's Future of Leadership Luncheon. More
March 31, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Andrew Houlihan has been named the district's new chief academic officer. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host a medication take back day on April 25 at the League City and Nassau Bay police departments. More
March 31, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the transmittal by the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation of a report prepared by the Urban Land Institute in connection with the redevelopment and repurposing of the NRG Astrodome. More
March 31, 2015 -- Bank On Houston recently launched a new online application to help Houstonians without a bank get an account. More
March 31, 2015 -- Ken Fickes, director of Harris County Transit, reports on a new bus tracking system that can be accessed with a Smart Phone App. More
March 31, 2015 -- Channel Terminals, LLC in Houston today announced that it has opened a distillation and bulk liquid storage facility on Green's Bayou. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education last week announced that 39 Harris County area students were recently named national Silver and Gold Medalists through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids recently hosted AmeriCorps members for a service project at the San Jacinto College North Head Start center. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Harris County Toll Road Authority has announced that the first phase of the new Tomball Tollway will open to traffic on April 12. More
March 30, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center® for its gastric banding and stapling programs by Blue Cross Blue Shield. More
March 30, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo drew more than 2,600 guests from 88 different countries during its International Day. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Exploration Green Conservancy will host an Earth Day Celebration on April 25 at Exploration Green, a 200-acre green space in the Clear Lake area. More
March 29, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries but significant smoke and fire damage in a one alarm house fire in Northwest Houston Sunday evening. More
March 27, 2015 -- Former Harris County judge Robert Eckels, who is president of the Texas Central Railway, updated the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on proposed route alternatives for the Houston to Dallas-Fort Worth passenger rail project. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Highway Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to designate the section of US 59 within Loop 610 in Houston as I-69, the new interstate highway that will extend from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. More w/Video
March 27, 2015 -- Mobility NOW TV has released a video on the operations of the United States 59/Interstate Highway 69 Corridor. More w/Video
March 27, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Thursday featured Roger Guenther, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority. More
March 27, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of weekend activities, including fairs and festivals around the Gulf Coast region offering arts, wine and even kites. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System on Thursday announced that Volaris has added its first non-stop flight between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico. More
March 27, 2015 -- The City of Houston has announced that the 2015 Cigna Sunday Streets event will take lace on Sunday along Lower Westheimer. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently led Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos and members of his staff on a tour of the Bayport Container Terminal, which kicked off Cascos's statewide "Down to Business" Tour. More
March 26, 2015 -- Texas Southern University announced that a federal judge on Thursday ruled in its favor in a gender discrimination Equal Pay Act violation lawsuit. More
March 26, 2015 -- Zachry-Odebrecht is advising motorists that crews will implement a total closure of I-45 southbound from Spring Crossing to East Montgomery Road from March 27 to March 30 in preparation for the opening of the northbound and southbound frontage roads to traffic at I-45 North and Holzwarth Road. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation will recognize people in the space industry at their annual space awards gala on April 24 at the Houston Hyatt Regency. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance today announced that the East Harris County Manufacturers Association has issued a resolution in support of a coastal barrier system to protect the Houston/Galveston region from hurricane storm surge. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing support for state legislative changes to increase the board's membership from nine members to 11 members, among other changes to the makeup of the board. More
March 26, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that new appraisal notices will be arriving in property owners' mail soon. More
March 25, 2015 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 7313 Northline Drive about 1 a.m. Wednesday. More
March 25, 2015 -- Durrel Douglas has announced that he is running for Houston City Council At Large Position 5. More
March 25, 2015 -- Houston City Council today in a series of divided votes approved retail concession agreements for the Houston Airport System. More
March 25, 2015 -- Volunteer Houston today named 43 finalists for the Greater Houston Service Awards. More
March 25, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today provided an update regarding road construction underway as part of the BetterStreets2Neighborhoods Project by Harris County. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos on Tuesday began his statewide introductory tour by visiting the Port of Houston. More
March 24, 2015 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther reported to the port commission this morning that the month of February continued a strong beginning to 2015. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Small Business Committee on Tuesday hosted its Annual State of the Economy Address featuring Dr. Robert W. Gilmer, director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. More
March 24, 2015 -- Houston police have arrested and charged a 38-year-old man in a fatal traffic accident that occurred at 13000 South Freeway the evening of March 10. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will host an event on Saturday to provide free shredding of personal documents for residents. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Houston Beer Festival will host its fifth annual celebration on June 13-14 in Hermann Square. More
March 24, 2015 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association today announced the launch of its redesigned website. More
March 24, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Harris County for game room regulation, permitting and enforcement. More
March 24, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday held a discussion regarding proposed legislation being considered by the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature that may impact the city. More
March 24, 2015 -- Sierra Nevada Corporation today announced that it has formed an agreement with the Houston Airport System to utilize Ellington Airport's Spaceport as a future landing site for the company's uncrewed "Dream Chaser" spacecraft. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there were no injuries but significant damage in a one alarm apartment fire in southeast Houston Monday evening. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education’s Center for Safe and Secure Schools hosted an operations meeting March 5 where attendees heard about the issue of human trafficking through the organization. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged a couple with Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Performance by a Child Under the Age of 14. More
March 23, 2015 -- Boys & Girls Harbor will host its annual "Teeing Up FORE the Kids" Charity Golf Tournament on May 11 at the South Shore Harbour Country Club. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Urban Land Institute today issued a final report on the future of the Astrodome, recommending the dome be converted into a multi-use park and civic space. More
March 23, 2015 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area recently received a donation from Amoco Federal Credit Union for sponsorship of the Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament. More
March 23, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council last week voted unanimously to accept the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report as presented by Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP, which conducted the city’s audit for FY2014. More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos will launch his statewide introductory tour at the Port of Houston on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Pearland on Wednesday. More
March 21, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for extreme southeast portions of the City of Houston until 6 p.m. due to heavy rainfall falling across the Houston area. More
March 21, 2015 -- The City of Houston is monitoring the heavy rain is impacting the greater Houston area today and advises that areas of heavy rain could cause street flooding in low-lying areas, especially along freeway access roads. More
March 21, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital reports that it has again received certification as a Texas Ten Step Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
March 21, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department reports that charges have been filed against a suspect arrested for his involvement in at least three robberies in northwest Houston since February. More
March 20, 2015 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies on Friday arrested two men who witnesses say were street racing when they caused a major accident in west Harris County. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District recently began construction of channel modifications as part of the Brays Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project. More
March 20, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on food and fun found around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including crawfish and food truck festivals, music out of doors and free yoga classes. More
March 20, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital will host a free screening for head and neck cancers on April 23. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center recently presented a donation to Communities in Schools-Bay Area. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has announced that a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday evening for areas north and west of Harris County. More
March 20, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Steve Costello testified before the Economic and Small Business Development Committee in Austin on Thursday in support of legislation to create a grant and loan fund to help bring new grocery stores to underserved communities. More
March 20, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced that the city will host a "Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze and Electronic" recycling collection event on March 28 at the Ellington Airport Neighborhood Recycling Center. More
March 20, 2015 -- The City of Houston Health and Human Services Department and Harris County recently received the state's top honors for the Texas Health Communities Program. More
March 19, 2015 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is having a special promotion on all dogs and puppy adoptions for $20 on Saturday, March 21. More
March 19, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin today introduced his first bill, the No Taxpayer Bailouts for Unsustainable State and Local Pensions Act (H.R. 1476), which he says prohibits the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve from offering any sort of bailout to a state or local government pension system. More
March 19, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve amendments to the Pasadena Second Century Corporation's FY2015 Budget. More
March 19, 2015 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will temporarily reduce court services beginning on Saturday due to the implementation of a new case management system. More
March 19, 2015 -- The La Porte Police Department recently hosted an open house for the city's new Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. More
March 18, 2015 -- Update: The Houston Fire Department reports that two people taken to a local hospital for injuries suffered in an apartment fire a 1500 Sandy Springs early remain in the hospital and are expected to survive. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Center is offering a free five-week Tobacco Cessation Program. More
March 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today announced that she has filed legislation to change the City of Houston's term limit structure for mayor, city controller and council members. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is requesting the public's assistance in locating the next of kin for two deceased individuals. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a series of community meetings regarding possible changes to the METROLift fare structure. More
March 18, 2015 -- Colliers International will host the "2015 Impact of Changing Energy Prices on the Global Supply Chain Conference" in Houston May 13-15. More
March 18, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to cancel the May 9 City Officers Election, declaring candidates for three council positions on the ballot as unopposed. More
March 18, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2, with Diana Newland and Martin Graves opposed, to approve, on first reading, an ordinance reducing the amount of parking required for medical office facilities. More
March 17, 2015 -- University of Houston President Renu Khator has placed the Epsilon Xi chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity on immediate suspension following allegations of hazing. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that 18 students have been transported to local hospitals for precautionary reasons after a school bus collision with an 18-wheeler on the Southwest Freeway this afternoon. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the BaySmart Express, a training vessel located at Sea Scout Base Galveston, will make its maiden voyage to the South Shore Marina on Clear Lake on March 26 for the opening of the Seventh Annual South West International Boat Show. More
March 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Andrew Cobos of Houston to the Veterans Land Board. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to give Executive Director Jack Steele a 3.51 percent pay raise. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Houston Yacht Club will present its 29th annual Elissa Regatta, benefiting the tall ship Elissa, on April 11-12. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Laura Recovery Center is inviting Friendswood residents who are planning to attend college to apply for the Laura Smither Scholarship before the March 31 deadline. More
March 16, 2015 -- United States Representatives John Culberson and Bill Foster have announced that they will serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, which is intended to help educate Members of Congress and their staff on essential R&D projects and the importance of maintaining America’s role as a world leader in research and development More
March 16, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Storm Surge Suppression Study Team has presented its Phase I Report for public review and comment. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host its annual fundraising gala on April 11 at Space Center Houston. More
March 16, 2015 -- The City of Houston and the Harris County Department of Education's CASE for Kids recently presented a $15,000 grant to 713 Ministries to fund after school activities. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids will host an Opportunity Fair on March 27. More
March 13, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Warning for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. More
March 13, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello reports that he assisted with the crafting of House Bill 2608, filed on Friday by Texas State Representative Joe Murphy of Houston. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education announced that Ecomet Burley has been named the new director for its Center for Safe and Secure Schools. More
March 13, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently reached out to students at Dow Chemical's Houston Area Science and Engineering Festival held at San Jacinto College. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club recently held its Bay Cup I Regatta with its racers having won eight trophies. More
March 13, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has revised a Flood Warning for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River which is now only in effect until Saturday morning. More
March 13, 2015 -- Houston City Council held a special meeting this morning to discuss an agreement between Mayor Annise Parker and the Firefighter Pension Fund, but the meeting was held with a bare quorum which evaporated before noon. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it has partnered with Houston Community College's Northline Campus to provide free parking for the spring break holiday. More
March 13, 2015 -- NRG Park in Houston will host Mecum Auctions April 9-11, with 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics and hot rods available for auction. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Space City Corvette Club will host its 11th annual Corvettes and Crawfish Spring Charity Car Show on March 28 in Seabrook. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Upper Oyster Creek Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan Group will host a meeting on April 9 in Sugar Land to give an update on the overall progress of the plan to address surface water quality issues. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host "Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons", an exhibit featuring works by the author of "Where the Wild Things Are", March 21 through May 2 at the Julia Ideson Building. More
March 13, 2015 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management today issued an alert regarding a flood warning issued for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Kingwood. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance today announced that it has awarded Houston artist Ed Wilson a commission to create an interior artwork for the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
March 13, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor options for entertainment this next week, from classic movies and film festivals to flowers and French. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 8-0-1, with Harvin Moore abstaining, to submit an innovative course application for Mexican-American Studies to the Texas Education Agency. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council advises motorists that its Regional Driving While Intoxicated Task Force will be operating over Spring Break. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education tonight declined to consider proposals to reduce classroom overcrowding throughout the district by making adjustments to a handful of elementary school attendance boundaries. More
March 12, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook has announced that portions of East Meyer to Todville and Meyer Avenue to Hammer Street will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for the Lucky Trail Marathon. More
March 12, 2015 -- The City of Shoreacres today reported that responders to a collision between two ships in the Houston Ship Channel have conducted more than 500 air and water tests since the incident. More
March 12, 2015 -- The West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women will host a meeting on March 28 at the Harris County Tracy Gee Community Center. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Houston Ship Channel reopened today after responders successfully moved the Carla Maersk, a chemical tanker damaged in a collision with another vessel on Monday, out of the channel. More
March 11, 2015 -- Texas Department of State Health Services has advised that it will issue “Fish and Shellfish Consumption Advisories” as needed following the Morgan’s Point Collision, but recommends that "fishermen need to exercise common sense: do not eat fish or shellfish that has a chemical odor (similar to turpentine)". More
March 11, 2015 -- The Periwinkle Foundation recently hosted its 20th Annual Cycle for Life event at The Houstonian Club. More
March 11, 2015 -- Responders today began to execute salvage plans for the damaged tanker Carla Maersk, one of two ships involved in a collision on the Houston Ship Channel on Monday. More
March 11, 2015 -- Houston City Council today held a spirited discussion of the proposed Houston firefighter pension agreement. More
March 11, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast a news conference on March 18 with crew members scheduled to embark on a mission to the International Space Station in May. More
March 11, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today surveyed the damage and response to a collision between two ships on the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 11, 2015 -- The City of Houston, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and regional emergency response agencies will host a faith community preparedness event on March 26 to discuss how faith communities can be better prepared for disasters. More
March 11, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday for the new Harrisburg Overpass along the Green (East End) METRORail Line. More
March 11, 2015 -- SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship recently hosted two professional jousters for a demonstration ride in anticipation of a benefit jousting tournament that will take place June 12-13 in Katy. More
March 11, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced that officers and K9 units with the office recently took the top three positions at the Hard Dog/Fast Dog Competition at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
March 10, 2015 -- One of two vessels that collided on the Houston Ship Channel was safely moved today, as responders continued air and water monitoring and a helicopter flyover pinpointed a narrow sheen in the water as a result of the incident. More
March 10, 2015 -- Rice University on Tuesday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $31.5 million, 60,000-square-foot Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District will showcase the power of digital teaching and learning as students demonstrate their abilities on Thursday during HISD’s first Digital Learning Expo. More
March 10, 2015 -- The City of Shoreacres has posted a news release stressing tht the full effects of Monday's ship collision is unknown, suggesting that fish taken from Galveston Bay water in Shoreacres not be eaten until the proper officials have had an opportunity to determine the risk, if any. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a meeting on March 26 at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center in Baytown. More
March 10, 2015 -- The United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a Transportation Roundtable meeting in Houston this morning at Rice University. More
March 10, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Steve Radack opposed, to approve resolutions of support for proposed affordable housing projects at Lodge at Westlake, Providence Pinehurst, and Riverbrook Village in Precinct 2, and Retreat at Westlock in Precinct 4, and a resolution of no objection for The Brittmoore affordable housing project in Precinct 4. More
March 10, 2015 -- San Jacinto College today announced that Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer has been named to the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors. More
March 10, 2015 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Angela Braun to serve the remainder of her late husband, David Braun’s term on city council. More
March 10, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to declare candidates for mayor and city council Districts 2 and 3 as unopposed and cancelling the city’s May 9 election. More
March 10, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday, while taking no formal action, agreed to hold a trash collection event at Miramar Park on March 28, the same day as the Texas Trash Bash. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Healthy Port Communities Coalition calls on "Houston’s petrochemical giants to act now to protect their neighbors" after a collision in the Houston Ship Channel on Monday led to a shelter-in-place order for several ship channel communities. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday will consider making adjustments to a handful of elementary school attendance boundaries in an effort to reduce classroom overcrowding. More
March 09, 2015 -- A study conducted by sociologists at Rice University and Harvard University found that eviction from a home can cause depression, poorer health and higher stress. More w/ Video
March 09, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello has officially launched his campaign for Mayor of Houston. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today announced that Public Information Officer Francisco Sánchez has been named the University of Houston Masters of Public Administration Public Official of the Year. More
March 09, 2015 -- Keep Texas Beautiful recently announced the 10 winning communities of the 2015 Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which included Dickinson, Friendswood and Houston. More
March 09, 2015 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston is calling for entries in its first annual Children's Art contest. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Greenspoint District Board of Directors today announced that Board President Jerry Lowry has retired. More
March 09, 2015 -- Houston City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday regarding a proposed agreement between the city and the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund concerning firefighter pensions. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday raised almost $500,000 at its annual Ranching & Wildlife Auction. More
March 09, 2015 -- The City of Houston today urged residents to take precautions due to expected heavy rains and a flash flood watch in effect for the Houston area. More
March 09, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard has provided a photo and video of the chemical tanker Carla Maersk, which sits at anchor off Morgans Point, Texas, after being involved in a collision with the bulk carrier Conti Peridot on Monday. More w/Video
March 08, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Houston from 1 a.m. Monday through Monday evening. More
March 07, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that the Houston Arson Bureau is investigating a two-alarm apartment fire in northwest Houston. More
March 06, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund have finalized a three-year agreement that will cap escalating taxpayer contributions to the pension system; council members and candidates post comments. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday announced the EnergizeHouston program will join UpSkill Houston, a major step toward addressing the region’s workforce challenges. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Friday received a summary of findings regarding the Transport Workers Union-Metropolitan Transit Authority Health and Welfare Trust. More
March 06, 2015 -- Rice University has announced its tuition figures for the 2015-2016 school year. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Friends of the Houston Public Library will host a literacy day and free book fair event on March 11 at the Christo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston. More
March 06, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that exhibits are opening at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston as well as a host of smaller venues this weekend. More
March 06, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host Michael Moomaw, Smarter Cities Architect at IBM, on March 11 to speak on "Building Smarter Cities with Analytics and Open Data" at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
March 06, 2015 -- The United States Navy held a swearing-in ceremony for approximately 100 new recruits in Houston on Wednesday as part of the Houston Rodeo's Armed Forces Appreciation Day. More
March 06, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and AARP representatives on Tuesday officially announced that Houston is being recognized as an “Age-Friendly Communities” More
March 05, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that former Astronaut Curtis Michel recently passed away at his home in Houston. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network is seeking volunteers to participate in measuring participation levels at their homes. More
March 05, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast live coverage of a March 10 change of command ceremony aboard the International Space Station, as well as the departure of three crew members from the station on March 11. More
March 05, 2015 -- Congressman John Culberson on Wednesday issued a statement following a budget oversight hearing concerning the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
March 05, 2015 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of $3,500 for a graphic art display to be prepared by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Graphic Arts Department. More
March 05, 2015 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect the mayor and two city council positions. More
March 05, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing proposed state legislation to cap municipal tax revenues and any state action “which will further restrict home rule and control over local governance priorities”. More
March 04, 2015 -- Dorris Ellis Robinson, president of the Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition, has posted the text of her statement issued at a news conference earlier on Wednesday. More
March 04, 2015 -- Houston Community College Board Chair Zeph Capo has been elected as the new President of the Houston Federation of Teachers to replace longtime President Gayle Fallon, who is retiring. More
March 04, 2015 -- Preservation Houston will host its Main Street and Montrose Boulevard Architecture Walk on March 8. More
March 04, 2015 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will host a symposium on Thursday regarding safeguarding antimicrobial therapies. More
March 04, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Emancipet, Inc. for professional spay, neutering and healthy pet services for the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department. More
March 04, 2015 -- Emancipet, a non-profit organization that provides low cost spay and neuter and preventive veterinary services, today announced its expansion into Houston as part of a partnership approved by the Houston City Council. More
March 04, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the launch of a project to promote Low Impact Development practices, and has established a new web page featuring information about Low Impact Development and its benefits. More
March 04, 2015 -- University of Houston researchers report that they have found a link between flame retardants and obesity. More
March 04, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos today issued a news release regarding the city council's approval of a contract with non-profit Emancipet to provide low-cost spay and neuter and preventive veterinary services. More
March 04, 2015 -- Almost 100 transportation advocates visited Austin last week as part of the Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region Green Light Houston delegation. More
March 04, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing Senate Bill 343, proposed state legislation limiting cities to state law regarding ordinances and regulations. More
March 04, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing parameters for the projects to be undertaken under a proposed Type B economic development sales and use tax. More
March 04, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing proposed state legislation to place a revenue cap on local property taxes. More
March 04, 2015 -- A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. More
March 04, 2015 -- The City of Nassau Bay has been named a winner of the 2015 “Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources for the fourth consecutive year. More
March 04, 2015 -- Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the deaths of a man and his daughter found at 15276 Chipman Lane about 6 a.m. on Tuesday. More
March 03, 2015 -- The City of La Porte recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. More
March 03, 2015 -- Harris County Department of Education Head Start will receive $2.8 million to support an Early Head Start expansion and Early Head Start child care partnership. More w/ Video
March 03, 2015 -- Barrios Technology announced that it donated $96,058.65 to the United Way. More
March 03, 2015 -- Discovery Green is inviting students to engage in free science, technology, engineering and math fun during Spring Break from March 16 to March 20. More
March 03, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary, and has also named the club's first lady Commodore, Joyce Maxwell. More
March 03, 2015 -- Houston Public Library's African American Library at the Gregory School will host various events this month in celebration of Women's History Month. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. More
March 02, 2015 -- Houston police report that charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of three males at 5022 Mallow #3 about 6:50 p.m. on February 25. More
March 02, 2015 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake President William A. Staples recently hosted his annual President's Cabinet dinner. More
March 02, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today participated in the launch of the One Sticker initiative for auto inspection and registration in Harris County. More
March 02, 2015 -- Filing for the May 9 General Election ended on Friday, with some city and school races contested, while others are anticipating cancelling their elections. More
March 02, 2015 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on the conditions of area ports that are impacted by wide-spread sea fog. More
March 02, 2015 -- Site Selection magazine has recognized the Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area as one of the top metros in the nation for corporate relocations and expansions. More
March 02, 2015 -- The City of Houston's Municipal Courts Department today announced that Public Notary services will be available at all locations and will provide access to DPS driving records at the Hebert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse. More
February 28, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council held its 2015 General Assembly on Friday. More
February 28, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors met on Friday at the Galveston County Courthouse. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday recognized Michael W. Alford, district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District, for his service to the TPC and the surrounding region. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System is ending February, which is National Heart Month, by offering tips to prevent a heart attack. More
February 27, 2015 -- Candidate filing ends today for the May 9 General Election, with few races in cities and school districts in the Gulf Coast area receiving challengers. More
February 27, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on upcoming events including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Winter Book Sale at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston and a performance by the National Danish Performance Team at Discovery Green in Houston. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted a State of the State Address by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library's Central Library and Julia Ideson Building will open late on Saturday due to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries but significant damage at an early morning two-alarm apartment fire at 10910 Gulf Freeway. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news release about the recertification of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Environmental Management System. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District announced that its work to identify gifted and talented kindergarten students will be completed on schedule. More
February 26, 2015 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that the Helping Our Pets Through Education Program is receiving national attention. More
February 26, 2015 -- The League of Women Voters - Houston will host a discussion tonight regarding low voter turnout. More
February 26, 2015 -- HealthCare.gov has announced that it has extended enrollment assistance through April 15 for those seeking health plans in Houston. More
February 26, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has won a temporary injunction requiring an after-hours night club in Houston to take action to reduce crime at the facility. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there was heavy smoke but no injuries in an early evening warehouse fire at Mercedes-Benz Greenway. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced fares for the rodeo season. More
February 25, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city ordinance relating to employment conditions, compensation and benefits of classified police officers. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Tuesday announced that it is partnering with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to start work on the Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Texas Senate Committee on Transportation this morning voted 8-1, with Rodney Ellis opposed, to approve Senate Bill 5/Senate Joint Resolution 5, the Vehicle Motor Sales Tax Allocation. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission voted 6-1, with Theldon Branch opposed, to approve staff’s ranking of vendors and to award a contract for an amount not to exceed $780,000 to BIO Landscape & Maintenance, Inc. for maintenance of dredge material placement areas on port property. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department has announced plans for services and a processional for HFD Captain Dwight Bazile, who collapsed on a fire scene last week. More
February 24, 2015 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office will provide prosecutors to staff the new Misdemeanor Veterans' Court. More
February 24, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district could "lose millions of dollars" in federal aid if the Student Success Act, legislation which would result in a $17 million decrease in the district's Title I grant, were to be approved. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Friends of the Houston Public Library will host its annual Winter Book Sale Thursday through Saturday at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. More
February 24, 2015 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and Mayor Annise Parker today introduced Finding Rover's facial recognition service, which helps reunite lost pets with their owners. More
February 24, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Monday hosted his biannual Paying for College Workshop at MacArthur Senior High School. More
February 24, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to submit a request to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the county to receive a portion of unclaimed capital credits from electric cooperatives to provide certain services and administer eligible programs in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code. More
February 24, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city's sales tax revenues for February total $351,466. More
February 24, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing Senate Bill 343 in the Texas State Legislature and any other legislation which would “erode the authority of a Home Rule Municipality”. More
February 24, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint election judges and clerks for the May 9 General Election. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports significant damage but no injuries in a two alarm fire at the Louisville Apartments in Southwest Houston early this morning. More
February 23, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital is offering free screenings for head and neck cancers. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Thread Alliance reports that Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed April 2, 2015 as The Thread Alliance Child Abuse Prevention Day in Houston. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that a digital billboard campaign has been launched as Houston area law enforcement agencies search for the killers of Alvin Kinney, a Brinks armored guard. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued a warning to drivers north of Houston, primarily in Waller and Montgomery counties, to exercise caution due to forecasts of freezing conditions. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host a lecture on March 10 regarding the government reaction to piracy from 1600 to the present. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management today issued an alert regarding an arctic airmass moving through Texas, which could bring freezing rain to large parts of the region. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning is accepting bids for contracts for afterschool and summer service providers. More
February 23, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook's Municipal Court and Seabrook Police Department have announced that they will participate in the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up in March. More
February 21, 2015 -- Houston Fire Department Captain Dwight Bazile died at Memorial Hermann Hospital on Saturday, two days after he collapsed while fighting a fire in the 6400 block of England Street on Thursday. More
February 20, 2015 -- Houston police have released surveillance video and a composite sketch of a possible suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at 720 South Ella Creek about 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday. More
February 20, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System recently utilized a technique to lower the temperature of a heart attack victim to prevent death and brain damage for the patient. More
February 20, 2015 -- Candidate filing for the May 9 General Election is down to its final week, as candidates for city and school offices place their names in the running for various races to be on the ballot. More
February 20, 2015 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to continue the city's juvenile curfew ordinance for a period of three years. More
February 20, 2015 -- Dr. Sam Brody of Texas A&M University at Galveston, holder of the George P. Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Coasts, was the featured speaker at this week’s meeting of the Seabrook Rotary Club. More
February 19, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity options for the weekend including performance art at Houston’s El Dorado Ballroom, Galveston Sea Turtle Saturday at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Ballroom, and the Empty Bowl Project event at the Dishman Art Museum. More
February 19, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released its Wanted Fugitives of the Week list. More
February 19, 2015 -- Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 720 South Ella Creek about 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday More
February 19, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted 7-0-1, with Christof Spieler abstaining, to approve contracts for general planning services with HDR, Inc. and Parsons-Brinckerhoff. More
February 19, 2015 -- District 36 Congressman Dr. Brian Babin on Wednesday was an honored guest at the first 2015 Board and Membership Meeting of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, which also was the occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alliance. More
February 19, 2015 -- Union Pacific Railroad on Wednesday announced that it is continuing rail work from Houston to Sugar Land for extending a second rail line through Sugar Land, Stafford and Missouri City. More
February 19, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. next week. More
February 19, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect eight city council members. More
February 18, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint council members Thom Kolulpski and O.J. Miller to attend the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Aerospace Advocacy trip to Austin in March and to Washington, D.C. in May. More
February 18, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the launch of a new website for immigrants interested in applying for citizenship or deferred action. More
February 18, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a joint capital improvement project and town hall meeting on March 3 at Space Center Houston. More
February 18, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to enter into a contract with HLP, Inc. for Chameleon CMS, WebChameleon App Server and ChamGPS Software, software maintenance and support services in the Department of Administration & Regulatory Affairs. More
February 18, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a policy on the naming of city buildings, facilities, parks, roads and other assets. More
February 18, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve funding in the amount of $211,000 through hotel occupancy taxes for participation in the annual tourism marketing program with Space Center Houston. More
February 18, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports significant damage but no injuries in a two-alarm apartment fire on Brookglade Circle early this morning. More
February 17, 2015 -- The City of La Porte is hosting Mardi Gras Part Deux on Main Street, "A Mardi Gras celebration you can bring the whole family too" on the weekend after Fat Tuesday. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $737,320 fourth year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service. More
February 17, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for the hospital's knee and hip replacement surgeries. More
February 17, 2015 -- Houston Public Library will present "The Changing Face of Houston's African American Community: Findings from 33 Years of Houston Surveys", a program in celebration of African American History Month, on Thursday at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will open a new station along the METRORail Red Line on Wednesday. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Texas Central High-Speed Railway today issued a recommendation to narrow the consideration of high-speed rail corridors between Houston and Dallas to a single preferred corridor, known generally as the Utility Corridor. More
February 16, 2015 -- The 22nd Annual River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash will be held on March 28. More
February 16, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital celebrated the official opening of its new Supportive Medicine Outpatient Clinic on February 10. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District will hold a series of community meetings this week to provide parents with an overview of proposals designed to reduce classroom overcrowding at certain elementary schools. More
February 16, 2015 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has posted notice of upcoming major lane closures for the Grand Parkway Segments F-1, F-2 and G. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library will debut its Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab, which features 3D printers and a 3D scanner, on February 28. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host its annual gala on April 11. More
February 16, 2015 -- Assisteens of the Bay Area recently raised $4,000 during the organization's Fourth Annual 5K Run to benefit Operation School Bell. More
February 16, 2015 -- The City of Houston is hosting a series of "Community Conversations" meetings to gather input concerning the city's proposed Arts and Cultural Plan. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Seabrook Rotary Club recently hosted its 21st Annual Men Who Cook gala. More
February 16, 2015 -- The La Porte Police Department will officially open its new Animal Adoption Center on Friday. More
February 14, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday hosted its annual State of the County Address by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. More_w/photos and audio
February 14, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that six people were injured in an early morning apartment fire at 3737 Hilcroft. More
February 13, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports heavy fire, smoke and water damage in a fire at the Quba Islamic Institute at 730 FM 1959. More
February 13, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union's volunteer board of directors authorized a $2.35 Million loyalty bonus to be paid to members. More
February 13, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District reported that 33 of its high schools made the Washington Post’s annual list of the Most Challenging Schools in America, including four schools that cracked the top 100. More
February 13, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker released a statement on the verdict in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance trial. More
February 13, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host children's author and illustrator Don Tate on February 26. More
February 13, 2015 -- The City of Houston, along with the Harris County Healthcare Alliance, will release a newly revised State of Health Report for 2015-2016 on February 18. More
February 13, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding partial closures of the METRORail during the weekend. More
February 13, 2015 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today delivered the State of the County Address. More
February 13, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 7-1, with Rhonda Skillern-Jones opposed, to appropriate $4 million to establish a facilities assessment to identify buildings in need of repair or improvement. More
February 13, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a workshop at the Museum of Printing History in Houston, an exhibit at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur and Mardi Gras activities in the region. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to set aside $4 million for a comprehensive facilities assessment designed to identify buildings in need of repair or improvement. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will consider approval of a comprehensive facilities assessment. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host a teen artist reception on February 20 at the Museum of Fine Art's Glassell Junior School. More
February 11, 2015 -- Energy experts at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy released a report that it says proves United States oil production has been an early responder to the large drop in oil prices that occurred in late 2014. More
February 11, 2015 -- University of Houston developmental psychology professor Arturo Hernandez is among this year’s recipients of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District recently co-sponsored the Houston Area Urban Forestry Council’s 2015 Arbor Day Tree Planting Competition. More
February 11, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green spoke in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act on the floor of the House of Representatives, "because I support North American energy development". More
February 11, 2015 -- Four Texas women were honored this month as the inaugural recipients of the Terry Hershey award for their contributions to conservation in the Lone Star State. More_w/Videos
February 11, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin said he is proud of his vote to send the bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline to President Obama’s desk. More
February 11, 2015 -- The United States of House of Representatives today voted 270-152 to approve the Senate’s Keystone XL Pipeline legislation and send it to the President’s desk. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve the System Reimagining Plan, an overhaul of METRO's bus system. More
February 11, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier today delivered the 2015 State of the Schools address, which included plans to expand the district's EMERGE program and double the number of college counselors available to high school students. More
February 11, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Houston Community College System to provide a $700,000 grant of Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds for costs associated with the acquisition of property at the intersection of West Bellfort and Riceville Road for a 34,000-square-foot educational facility. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors did not have a quorum for its regular meeting on Tuesday, but the members present held a spirited discussion of the status of Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail. More
February 11, 2015 -- Webster City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to order a special election for May 9 to elect a council member to fill the unexpired term in Position 4. More
February 10, 2015 -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and first-of-its-kind technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station. More
February 10, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a public meeting on February 19 at the Kingwood Community Center. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, will host the Winter Book Sale on February 26. More
February 10, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget for the Harris County Hospital District, doing business as Harris Health System. More
February 10, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier will deliver his sixth annual State of the Schools address on Wednesday. More
February 10, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to renew a contract with the City of La Porte to provide fire protection services to Shoreacres. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors will vote on the final Transit System Reimagining Plan, an overhaul of METRO's bus network, during a special meeting on Wednesday. More
February 10, 2015 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Mark Denman to notify the Texas Department of Transportation of opposition to a proposal to raise the speed limit on the NASA Parkway to 55 miles per hour. More
February 10, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to renew a contract with the Port of Houston Authority for providing emergency medical services at the Barbour’s Cut Terminal. More
February 09, 2015 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded an $830,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Urban Outdoor Grant for Busby Park. More
February 09, 2015 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has advised motorists that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed for scheduled cleaning on February 21 and 22. More
February 09, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members for three upcoming missions to the International Space Station. More
February 09, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that a proposed new contract agreement has been developed between the city and the Houston Police Officers Union. More
February 09, 2015 -- The Exploration Green Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help plant trees on the green space section of Exploration Green, which is in the Clear Lake area. More
February 09, 2015 -- The American Association of University Women in Houston will host its annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference on February 21. More
February 09, 2015 -- The Texas Center for Proton Therapy today announced that Dr. Andrew K. Lee has been named medical director at the center. More
February 08, 2015 -- Crowds lined the banks of channel between Seabrook and Kemah for the 16th Annual Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade on Saturday. More
February 06, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Friday held a news conference announcing the decision to allow a Sikh deputy to serve with Sikhism’s articles of faith, including turban and beard. More w/Video
February 06, 2015 -- Congressman Luis Gutierrez and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition will host a community rally and information session in Houston on Saturday regarding the immigration plan put forward through executive action by President Barack Obama. More
February 06, 2015 -- The City of Houston's Department of Neighborhoods will host ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival 2015 beginning on Sunday and continuing through February 12. More
February 06, 2015 -- The Houston Arts Alliance's Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston will host a series of financial literacy training workshops in the spring. More
February 06, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Extended Learning, in collaboration with the City of Houston, recently provided $44,470 in grants to six Houston organizations for after school activities. More
February 06, 2015 -- Texas Central Railway today announced that it has selected two locations as potential candidate sites for the Dallas high-speed rail station proposed to connect Dallas and Houston. More
February 06, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including Mardi Gras events and film festivals featuring Africa, Iran and Spain. More
February 05, 2015 -- Rear Admiral Kevin Cook, commander of the United States Coast Guard's 8th District, paid a visit to the students enrolled in the career and training program at Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston. More
February 05, 2015 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Robert Davee to City Council Position 5. More
February 05, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, a $1,890,000 contract with W.W. Payton Corporation for the Wafer Street Ground Storage Facility Project. More
February 05, 2015 -- The First Annual Slam LAM 5k Walk, in support of Kathi Hawn, who has a progressive lung disease striking primarily women and which currently has no cure, will be held on March 21 in Houston. More
February 04, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District on Wednesday awarded $21.9 million in bonuses to 5,771 educators whose students made the largest academic gains during the 2013-2014 school year. More
February 04, 2015 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Tuesday participated in a live teleconference hosted by the White House. More
February 04, 2015 -- The City of Nassau Bay today announced that City Manager Chris Reed has been nominated for the Houston Metropolitan Area Public Official of the Year award. More
February 04, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted 13-2, with Larry Green and Dwight Boykins opposed, and Ed Gonzalez absent, to approve Calendar Year 2015 budgets submitted by the Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Museum District Association, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Inc. and Theater District Improvement, Inc. for the support, advancement, and promotion of the arts. More
February 04, 2015 -- The American Heart Association will host various activities in Houston in February in observance of Heart Month. More
February 04, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect three council members and a special election for voters to consider 20 proposed amendments to the city charter. More
February 04, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to solicit requests for proposals for professional hotel occupancy tax auditing services. More
February 04, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Diana Newland opposed, to adopt a resolution supporting the use of advanced technology via carbon dioxide injection to revive older, low-producing legacy oilfields along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
February 03, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center has named Psychiatric Response Team Psychiatrist Donna Rocha, M.D., as Physician of the Year for Behavioral Health Services. More
February 03, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin voted today for House passage of H.R. 596, legislation he cosponsored to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
February 03, 2015 -- The City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity and the Small Business Legal Academy are launching the Kauffman FastTrac Program innovative programs to support small business. More
February 03, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host several events during February at the African American Library at the Gregory School in honor of African American History Month. More
February 03, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Monday announced that the district's Jersey Meadows Stormwater Detention Basin has been named a "Project of the Year" by the Houston Area Urban Forestry Council. More
February 02, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green and Houston City Councilmember Ed Gonzalez will host an E-waste Collection Drive on February 7 at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Harris County Attorney's Office today issued a news release regarding an investigator with the office who was involved in a shooting at 13442 Bellaire Boulevard on Sunday. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy will host a series of events, including three "Wild West Tours" in February. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Police Department today announced that officers are testing body cameras as part of a pilot program with the aim of fully outfitting the department with cameras by the 2015-2016 school year. More
February 01, 2015 -- Update: The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy on routine patrol was involved in a fatal shooting incident on Saturday. More
February 01, 2015 -- The Houston Maritime Museum History Lecture on February 10 will featured author Andrew Hall discuss "Civil War Blockade: Running on the Texas Gulf Coast". More
January 31, 2015 -- The husband and wife team of Andrea Todaro and Jim Crate earned the award of “Yachtsman of the Year” at Lakewood Yacht Club’s annual Commodore’s Ball held the night of Saturday, January 24, in the club’s ballroom. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District reported that summer projects are planned for several campuses. More
January 30, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis and a group of Texas judges are among the speakers who will address attendees of the 2015 American Bar Association Midyear Meeting, February 4-9, in Houston. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host childhood author and entertainer Eric Litwin on Saturday for an interactive performance during the R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference. More w/Video
January 30, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that his office is preparing to launch the "Two Steps, One Sticker" program, which will provide a single sticker as proof of both inspection and registration for vehicles. More
January 29, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekending activities in the Gulf Coast region, including a photography class at Galveston Island State Park, The Museum Experience in and around the grounds of The Menil Collection in Houston, and an award winning foreign feature film as part of the Iranian Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. More
January 29, 2015 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Tuesday met in Washington with Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement Heather Fong and other officials. More
January 29, 2015 -- Six students from the Stephen F. Austin School for Maritime Studies spent Tuesday morning interacting with G & H Towing Company’s crew aboard one of the newest and most technologically advanced harbor tugs on the Houston Ship Channel. More
January 29, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department today responded to an 18-wheeler vehicle on fire at the Port of Houston Authority premises. More
January 29, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $30,668,030 contract with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. for the construction of the Harrisburg Overpass. More
January 29, 2015 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host its fifth annual CRAZY Krewe fun run and walk event on March 7 at Clear View High School. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services has announced that six of its multi-service centers will be open for extended hours in February to assist those seeking a low-cost health plan through the Affordable Care Act. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced plans to build a new training center at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to enhance the skillset of employees working on airport system-designated construction projects. More
January 28, 2015 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel today wrote a letter to residents regarding the city's acquisition of property owned by the Boys and Girls Harbor. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis and State Representative Gene Wu will host a press conference on Thursday at Houston City Hall to announce local events and resources for enrollment in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Bangladesh Association, Houston recently hosted its second annual Multicultural Gala to benefit the first Bangladesh-American Center in North America. More
January 28, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s re-appointment of Dean Corgey to the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County. More
January 28, 2015 -- Cities and school districts in the Gulf Coast area began accepting applications today for local races in the May 9 General Election. More
January 28, 2015 -- Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in the robbery of a jewelry store at 5757 Westheimer about 11 a.m. on January 7. More w/Video
January 28, 2015 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 3457 Anita on Sunday. More
January 28, 2015 -- Houston Police report that charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the death of a man at 8711 Town Park #2319 about 9:45 a.m. last Saturday. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Harris County Hospital District Foundation is seeking community support for its Troubleshooters Immunization Program which provides immunizations to children and the elderly in-need, including the Measles vaccination. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to enter into a 30-year lease agreement with the Houston Maritime Museum for property near the M/V Sam Houston. More
January 27, 2015 -- Lone Star College has named Dr. Melissa Gonzalez vice chancellor of workforce and economic development. More
January 27, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Mike Laster, along with Neighborhood Centers, Inc. and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, revealed plans to build a skatepark in Burnett Bayland Park in the Gulfton area. More
January 27, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to designate January 27, 2015, as Arthur L. “Art” Storey, Jr. Day in the county. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has announced that it will take public comment on six draft total maximum daily loads for indicator bacteria in the Armand Bayou watershed of the San Jacinto–Brazos Coastal Basin in Harris County More
January 27, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department reports that charges have been filed against 18 suspects in an organized crime ring following a multi-agency investigation in 2014. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Houston airports posted record-setting passenger traffic numbers for 2014. More
January 27, 2015 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing support for the use of vote centers in county-wide joint elections. More
January 27, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an $88,650 agreement with Ray+Hollington Architects, Inc. for architectural services associated with the restoration of the historic La Pore Independent School District Colored School at 501 North 5th Street. More
January 27, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect three positions on the city council. More
January 26, 2015 -- The University of Houston has added a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Harris County Tax Office will offer extended hours on Friday and on February 2 to ensure taxpayers can pay their property tax bills before the February 2 deadline. More
January 26, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received $224,718 in sales tax revenues for January. More
January 23, 2015 -- United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Port of Houston on Friday. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids, or CASE for Kids is organizing and coordinating this spring's Energy City of the Future 2050 competition. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens' Police Academy class. More
January 23, 2015 -- Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Texas State Senator Larry Taylor as chair of the Senate Public Education Committee. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Committee today voted unanimously to elect Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello chair for 2015. More
January 23, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today received the 2015 National Award for Local Arts Leadership from Americans for the Arts during the United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. More
January 23, 2015 -- Update: The City of Pasadena has postponed Saturday's planned street closures in the area of 624 Pasadena Boulevard as the demolition of a building at the property has been delayed. More
January 23, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on liesure activities this weekend, including the Gulf Coast Reading Series at Rudyard's Pub in Montrose, an Arbor Day celebration at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the 16th Annual Invitational School Choral Festival in Houston. More
January 23, 2015 -- League City City Council will host a workshop on Saturday to discuss goals for the city's future. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an open house on February 3 to showcase its "Back Home Rapid Housing Program" prototype housing unit. More
January 23, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that election packets are available for candidates interested in filing for the May 9 City Council Election. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Houston Mayor's Office reported that the U.S. Conference of Mayors has recognized Houston as the National Summer Youth Jobs Challenge Large City award recipient. More
January 22, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Healthcare Enrollment Forum on Saturday at the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston. More
January 22, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southeast portions of Houston until 3 p.m. today. More
January 22, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today wrote a letter to the editor announcing that his office will offer extended hours to allow taxpayers to pay their property taxes by the February 2 deadline. More
January 22, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today reminded residents that a public meeting will be held tonight at Space Center Houston concerning a proposal to establish a spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
January 22, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district's board of education will consider a plan in March that will readjust attendance boundaries at 22 schools in order to reduce overcrowding. More
January 22, 2015 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of high intensity reflective street signs to upgrade current signs in one of the city's neighborhoods. More
January 22, 2015 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the investment reports for the fourth quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015. More
January 22, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $1,890,000 contract with W.W. Payton Corporation for the Wafer Street Ground Storage Facility Project. More
January 22, 2015 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday featured a presentation by Ellington Airport General Manager Arturo Machuca on the Spaceport being developed at the airport. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office released a surveillance video of a motor vehicle burglary that occurred on December 12, 2014, in the parking lot of the Texas Music Emporium located on the 140 block of FM 1960 E. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who will tour the Louis Dreyfus Commodities Grain Elevator and deliver remarks on the value of agricultural trade. More
January 21, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed legal action against a Houston after-hours club he claims has "become a haven for violent crime". More
January 21, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to issue $8,550,000 in bonds related to the bond referendum approved by voters in the November 4 election. More
January 21, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Donna Lynn Edmundson as City Attorney. More
January 21, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today appointed Lynette K. Fons as the city's first chief compliance officer. More
January 21, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos today issued a statement regarding the approval of lease agreements with the Houston Golf Association to renovate and operate the Gus Wortham Golf Course, and with the Houston Botanic Garden Board to redevelop the Glenbrook Golf Course site as a botanic garden. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has launched work on the first phase of a stormwater detention basin project at John Paul's Landing in Northwest Harris County. More
January 21, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Robert Hemminger as emergency services director. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for four deceased individuals More
January 21, 2015 -- The Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region has posted its legislative agenda for 2014. More
January 21, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to call for an election to be held on May 9 to elect two positions on the city council. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "proved that he will continue with the same outdated policies that only promote more government control over our lives". More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "laid out a plan to strengthen the middle class that would make paychecks for hardworking Americans go farther, prepare Americans to earn higher wages and keep good paying jobs in America. More
January 20, 2015 -- Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. is inviting all Houstonians to a Houston Police Department Town Hall Meeting on February 7 at Texas Southern University. More
January 20, 2015 -- Houston police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two suspects wanted in an incident in which an off-duty officer discharged a weapon at 6121 Irvington about 1:45 p.m. on Monday. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System announced that Canadian airline WestJet will bring service to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in September. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today voted unanimously to approve a new $82,000 contract with Whitley Penn as the independent external auditor for the organization, for a second year. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of the 2014 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program Board of Directors has named Mary Kate Lawler as the program's new executive directors. More
January 20, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that the university has been selected to lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues that is being established through funds resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
January 19, 2015 -- A Rice University student covered his dormitory room floor with 13,000 plastic balls in a nod to a webcomic by former National Aeronautics and Space Administration roboticist Randall Munroe. More w/ Video
January 19, 2015 -- Friendswood Animal Advocates will host its fourth annual "Bets for Pets" Casino Night Fundraiser on March 7. More
January 19, 2015 -- The Cenikor Foundation today announced that it has opened a new drug and alcohol treatment facility in Deer Park. More
January 19, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will recognize an EMS crew, first responders and hospital staff on Thursday for their efforts in saving the life of a critical care patient in September. More
January 19, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education's CASE for Kids AmeriCorps members today helped with a beautification project at Workshop Houston as part of a service project for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports two injuries in an apartment fire in southeast Houston late Sunday night. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries but significant damage in a two alarm warehouse fire in southeast Houston Sunday night. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented the Quasar Award to Dr. William Merrell and installed Vic Pierson as 2015 chair at its annual banquet on Friday. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District reported that its efforts to save energy have resulted in projected $8 million savings for the current fiscal year. More
January 16, 2015 -- Update: Houston Police have arrested three men in the fatal shooting of a man found at 10131 Emnora about 7 a.m. on November 16, 2014. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Harris County Medical Society recently presented the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award to Allen B. Weisse. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Center will host a Community Conversation on Teen and Young Adult Mental Health on January 22 at Clear Springs High School in League City. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Nassau Bay Police Department has installed a new prescription drug drop box at the Nassau Bay Municipal Building. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Houston has joined Global Cities Initiative Exchange, a project to assist business and civic leaders grow their metropolitan economies. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation has selected Colonel Robert D. Cabana, director of the Kennedy Space Center, to receive the 2015 National Space Trophy. More
January 16, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a rock movie classic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a chili and beer festival in Galveston, the First Saturday Arts Market in the Houston Heights, a winter exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, activities at the Houston Zoo and a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade on Monday. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held its 2015 Annual Meeting on Thursday. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 8-1, with Michael Lunceford opposed, to approve, on first reading, a policy change to provide more academic weight to dual-credit courses taken by high school students at local colleges. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to name Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones as its new president. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department on Thursday reported that a resident was transported to a hospital after a house fire on Oak Vista because of her past medical history, not because of the current incident, which caused fire, smoke and water damage to the home and attached garage. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports heavy fire, smoke, and water damage, but no injuries in an apartment fire on Clarewood Thursday evening. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday passed the first reading of a measure that would give students taking college credit courses a boost to their grade point average. More
January 15, 2015 -- Houston Arts Alliance on Thursday announced that Sara Kellner will serve as the agency’s Director of Civic Art + Design. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County announced on Thursday that it will operate a regular weekday schedule or METRORail, local and commuter bus service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership held its 2015 Annual Meeting on Thursday at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston. More
January 15, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will kick off its 2015 Captain's Roundtable educational series on February 28. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, during its regular meeting tonight, will consider a policy change to give additional academic weight to college credit courses taken by students. More
January 15, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2015 Bay Cup I on March 7. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host Stories of a Work Force Family Day program, in celebration of the Houston Ship Channel's Centennial, on January 25 at the Julia Ideson Building. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area recently received donations in support of its "Operation School Bell" program. More
January 15, 2015 -- The City of League City has announced that a court hearing will be held on January 20 regarding the Magnolia Creek PID refund case. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host its annual fundraising gala on April 11 at Space Center Houston. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine installed their new officers on January 9, at the HCMS/HAM Installation of Officers & Leadership Recognition, at the Petroleum Club of Houston. More
January 14, 2015 -- Update: Houston Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another man at 8000 Streamside about 2:45 a.m. on January 7. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently joined the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department and the Ibn Sina Foundation to celebrate the opening of the new Ibn Sina Health Clinic. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently held judging for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of Harris County. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced schedule changes to take place on Sunday due to the Houston Chevron Marathon. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Houston Airport System on Tuesday announced that Volaris will offer a new non-stop service between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Guadalajara International Airport beginning in March. More
January 14, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve an economic development agreement between the city and The Museum of Fine Arts for the development and construction of a project to expand the main campus of the MFAH and certain public works and improvements. More
January 14, 2015 -- Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel on Tuesday presented Angie Applebe a plaque in recognition of the contributions of her late husband, Russell Applebe, in the development of the Russell Applebe Hike and Bike Trail. More
January 14, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a series of town hall meetings within his district in January and February. More
January 14, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement on his taking the position as chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Space and Competitiveness. More
January 14, 2015 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it is launching distribution of laptops to more than 18,000 students at 14 Houston high schools as part of the district's "PowerUp" initiative. More
January 14, 2015 -- The MLK Grande Parade will host its 21st annual parade on January 19 in Houston. More
January 14, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Tuesday announced the addition of three school-based health centers and a mobile dental van to extend access to care for underserved students. More
January 14, 2015 -- The MLK Parade Foundation will host the Ninth Annual MLK Youth Parade on January 17 in Houston. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted criminal charges against a Jane Long Academy teacher following an Houston Independent School District Police investigation into reports that he injured a child in his classroom. More
January 13, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Mostafa Borahay, the co-director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is part of a research team that is studying a drug normally used to fight cholesterol that may prevent hysterectomies in women with uterine fibroids. More
January 13, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green will host a Healthcare Enrollment Forum on January 24 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center in Houston. More
January 13, 2015 -- Music Doing Good is accepting applications for students seeking scholarships for private lessons, workshops and tuition for educational institutions. More
January 13, 2015 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to rename North Side Park as Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. More
January 13, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding disconnects and discontinuation of utility service for non-payment. More
January 13, 2015 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to publish a notice of intention to issue certificates of obligation in an amount not to exceed $1,600,000. More
January 12, 2015 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston has named Farah Killidar as its new chief executive officer. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks the public's help in locating a trio of men suspected of robbing a Comerica Bank in Houston on Monday morning. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition is sponsoring its National Historic Preservation Society Forum on January 19. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a tour and presentation on Tuesday for its "core unit" house as part of the H-GAC "Back Home" rapid housing recovery pilot program to provide housing after disasters. More
January 12, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council, in a joint meeting today, voted unanimously to reappoint Janiece Longoria to another term as chair of the Port of Houston Authority. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Federal Aviation Administration and the Houston Airport System will host an open-house meeting on January 22 to present the results of a draft environmental assessment for a commercial spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
January 12, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that the sale of tax foreclosed properties in December resulted in reclaiming more than $3 million in unpaid tax revenues. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced its schedule of races for 2015. More
January 12, 2015 -- Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. will host a town hall meeting on February 7. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the 16th Annual Yachty Gras celebration will take place on February 7. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Martin Luther King Parade Foundation will host the 14th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands Competition Houston on January 18 at Rice Stadium. More
January 12, 2015 -- The MLK Parade Foundation will host the 21st Annual MLK Grande Parade on January 19 in Houston. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert lineup was released today, listing 21 entertainers from a variety of genres set to perform during the 2015 Show, March 3 – 22. More
January 11, 2015 -- Given the continued cold and the strong chance of rain downtown through this evening, Preservation Houston decided to postpone today's Town of Houston Architecture Walk until Sunday, February 8. More
January 10, 2015 -- UPDATE: The Harris County Sheriff's Office now says the situation at Tomball Regional Medical Center has been resolved; the suspect surrendered without incident. More
January 10, 2015 -- Houston police have released surveillance video of three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 2623 North Freeway about 9 p.m. on Friday. More w/Video
January 09, 2015 -- A study from Community College Week magazine which analyzed data from the United States Department of Education revealed that credit enrollment at Lone Star College grew by 6 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2013. More
January 09, 2015 -- Six Barrios Technology employees were recently presented with the quarterly Silver BEAR award. More
January 09, 2015 -- The YWCA of Houston announced its 2015 Board of Directors. More
January 09, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities, including art gallery openings and the beginning of the Fourth Annual Galveston Restaurant week. More
January 09, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center recently performed the area's first Single-Site robotic-assisted hysterectomy. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will hold a public meeting on January 29 in Baytown to discuss the progress of the project in the watershed. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau will recognize ExxonMobil during the bureau's 86th Annual Maritime Dinner on August 22. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Harris County Medical Society will present Dr. Allen B. Weisse with the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award on January 9. More
January 08, 2015 -- The City of Houston's BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions reviewed its achievements in 2014. More
January 08, 2015 -- Buffalo Bayou Partnership will celebrate the opening of the Johnny Steele Dog Park in Buffalo Bayou Park on January 17. More
January 08, 2015 -- Preservation Houston will host an architecture walking tour featuring sites of the Texas Capitol, the president's house and the city market. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Harris County Tax Office will host a series of property tax workshops for taxpayers. More
January 08, 2015 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Harris County for the housing of the city's prisoners in Harris County jails. More
January 08, 2015 -- The City of Seabrook on Wednesday issued a news release regarding the city council's preliminary approval of a Planned Unit Development for a senior living community complex. More
January 08, 2015 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Pat Van Houte opposed, to reappoint Roy Mease to the Port of Houston Authority Port Commission. More
January 07, 2015 -- Experts at Rice University recently weighed in on the decrease in oil and gas prices. More
January 07, 2015 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to engage the services of the law firm of Joyce, McFarland & McFarland, LLP as land acquisition attorneys for the city’s Community Development Block Grant project. More
January 07, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host a recognition ceremony on January 13 for families who completed the National Center for Families Learning and Toyota Family Learning Program. More
January 07, 2015 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to award a contract to Angel Brothers Enterprises, Ltd. for asphaltic pavement overlay services for the Department of Public Works & Engineering. More
January 07, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today named Donna Edmundson as her nominee for city attorney. More
January 07, 2015 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0-1, with Thane Harrison abstaining, to approve a five-year contract with Waste Management for landfill services. More
January 07, 2015 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $393,176 contract to G.W. Phillips Concrete Construction, Inc. for the Packer Court Reconstruction Project. More
January 07, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County early this morning held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the addition of six new units in the METRORail fleet. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Transportation Advocacy Group-Houston Region annual meeting on Tuesday provided a preview of the 2015 Session of the Texas Legislature. More
January 06, 2015 -- SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, today announced that National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural event convening November 17-19, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District is inviting the public to its 33rd Annual Livestock Show & Auction set for January 27, 28 and 29. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news release about the reappointment of commissioners Clyde Fitzgerald and John D. Kennedy. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Ensemble Theatre in Houston will present "Fly" January 24 through February 22. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has issued an advisory regarding an arctic air mass expected to enter the region on Wednesday, causing sub-freezing temperatures through Thursday morning. More
January 06, 2015 -- Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland has nominated Paul Maaz for reappointment to the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors, despite opposition to the nomination by a majority of the city council. More
January 06, 2015 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Clyde Fitzgerald and Colonel John D. Kennedy as Port Commissioners of the Port of Houston Authority. More
January 06, 2015 -- The City of Houston's Emergency Management Office has issued an advisory for area residents to take precautions due to freezing weather forecast for Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will hold a board retreat January 9-10 at the La Torretta Lake Resort in Montgomery, Texas. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Houston Public Library will host a series of special programs at the African American Library at the Gregor School in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Jerilyn Hansen has been named the alliance's event and member services coordinator. More
January 05, 2015 -- UPDATE: The Houston Fire Department reports that there was a "May Day" call in a three alarm fire on Wilcrest; however, there were no injuries and all members are accounted for. More
January 05, 2015 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that the parking lot in front of the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse is undergoing modifications. More
January 05, 2015 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that its first baby of 2015 was born at 12:49 a.m. on January 1. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office's Junior Mounted Posse will be presented with proclamations today to present to neighboring cities an counties for announcing this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department is investigating incidents that occurred during the weekend, including two fatal traffic accidents and a fatal shooting. More
January 05, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the launch of the "Entrepreneur's Organization-Houston Veterans Business Battle", a business plan competition "dedicated to establishing successful veteran-owned companies". More
January 05, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has written a letter to the editor regarding School Board Recognition Month. More
January 04, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker participated in a parachute jump as part of extreme team building on Sunday. More w/Video
January 04, 2015 -- The 13th Texas Med Fun Run 2015, presented by The Sue and Lester Smith Foundation, will be held on Saturday, February 7. More
January 04, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries but significant damage to a church at 2600 Bastrop Street at McGowen early this Morning. More
January 02, 2015 -- Correction: The Harris County Sheriff's Office now reports that a previous message sent stating there had been no DWI arrests or alcohol-related traffic accidents reported to the HCSO during New Year's Eve and New Year's Day was incorrect. More
January 02, 2015 -- The Houston Enrollment Assistance Center will host a "Healthy Resolutions" enrollment event on Saturday to assist Texans in enrolling or re-enrolling in health insurance plans. More
January 02, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 7 for the launch of six new "H3" light-rail vehicles into revenue service. More
January 02, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a man on January 1 at 811 Eastlake Street. More
January 02, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department is investigating Thursday's fatal traffic accident at 1900 West Sam Houston Parkway North service road. More
January 02, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department today reported that a suspect has been arrested on DWI charges in connection with a fatal traffic accident that occurred on December 31 at 10100 Kempwood. More
January 02, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin suggests a few activities for the first weekend of the new year including a boat show, a quiet concert and a beachside fun run. More
January 01, 2015 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that a 12-year-old boy was killed and two men were injured in a shooting incident int he 2500 block of Bammelwood Drive on Thursday. More
January 01, 2015 -- Recently elected and re-elected Harris County officials were administered oaths of office in a Swearing-In Ceremony in the historic 1910 Courthouse on New Year’s Day. More
January 01, 2015 -- At least two people were killed on Wednesday when their car hit a Houston Police Department vehicle on the Eastex Freeway then went over a retaining wall and fell to the ground below. More
January 01, 2015 -- Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting at a southwest Harris County fireworks stand that occurred late Tuesday. More
December 31, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has posted a message urging residents to celebrate the New Year safely. More
December 31, 2014 -- Newly elected and reelected officials will be administered oaths of office in a swearing-in ceremony at the historic 1910 Harris County Courthouse. More
December 31, 2014 -- The City of Houston is hosting its Christmas Tree Recycling Program through January 7, with 18 recycling drop-off sites available around the city. More
December 31, 2014 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy will host two "Wild West Tours" and an "Unplugged Adventure" in January. More
December 30, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that a female inmate who walked away from the Harris County Jail’s Inmate Processing Center in downtown Houston Tuesday morning is back in custody. More
December 30, 2014 -- Barrios Technology's Dana Tobeck, a principal project control specialist, recently received the Space Flight Honoree Award for her dedication and commitment to the International Space Station Program. More
December 29, 2014 -- The Houston police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident at 9700 East Hardy service road about 12:20 p.m. on Monday. More
December 29, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently hosted a luncheon to honor local elected officials and give them the opportunity to speak about their expectations for the upcoming 2015 legislative session. More
December 29, 2014 -- Communities in Schools-Bay Area recently received a donation from the Monica Foster Team of RE/MAX. More
December 27, 2014 -- Friendswood police report that they have arrested two suspects in connection with a rash of recent car burglaries. More
December 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will provide free rides between 6 p.m. New Year's Eve until 6 a.m. New Year's day on both the bus and the METRORail. More
December 27, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department has posted a reminder to citizens about firework use in celebrating the New Year. More
December 26, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has posted several reports regarding fatal traffic accidents and shooting incidents. More
December 24, 2014 -- The Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation recently received a $10,000 donation from Houston radio station Mix 96.5 through the "Twas the Week Before Christmas" Concert. More
December 24, 2014 -- Architecture Center Houston will launch its 2015 Spring Walking Tour Season on January 3 with a Rice University Walking Tour. More
December 23, 2014 -- A symposium focusing on domestic and international approaches to immigration will be held at Rice University on January 12 and 13. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Friendswood Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding the suspects behind a rash of car burglaries on Tuesday and December 22. More
December 23, 2014 -- Houston police officers played Secret Santa during traffic stops across the city. More
December 23, 2014 -- A Harris County grand jury has no billed a Houston police officer in the fatal shooting of of 26-year-old Jordan Baker in January. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there were no injuries but heavy fire, smoke and water damage at a warehouse fire in northwest Houston Monday night. More
December 22, 2014 -- Scientists at Rice University have developed an atomically thin material that may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. More
December 22, 2014 -- San Jacinto College recently received approval for grants to continue funding of the Upward Bound, and the Upward Bound Math and Science programs, both of which encourage young people to pursue post secondary education. More
December 22, 2014 -- Ruby Mae Turner, the mother of State Representative Sylvester Turner, passed away Sunday morning. More
December 22, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today issued a reminder to taxpayers to check if they qualify for property tax exemptions. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department today issued reports on various incidents that occurred during the weekend. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine will install new officers in an event on January 9. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library on Friday held a groundbreaking celebration for the new Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library. More
December 22, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Station on Friday released video recorded during the return of the Orion spacecraft through Earth's atmosphere during its December 5 test flight. More w/Video
December 21, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update for December has been posted. More
December 20, 2014 -- Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier died Saturday afternoon at the age of 89. More
December 20, 2014 -- The Harris County Mayors’ and Councils’ Association held its Christmas party on Thursday. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Transportation Commission approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area and awarded construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties that will improve traffic conditions in the two counties. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released its Christmas and New Year holiday schedule. More
December 19, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced the resignation of City Attorney David Feldman, effective January 16, 2015. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to honor Harris County Engineer and Director of Public Infrastructure Art Storey for his service to the TPC and the region. More
December 19, 2014 -- My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center in Houston will host its Annual Children's Christmas Social on Sunday. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Urban Land Institute today released its preliminary recommendations on the future of the Astrodome. More
December 19, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday events in the Gulf Coast region, including music, magic, theater and dance. More
December 18, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating the wounding of an armed suspect at 13333 Northborough Drive about 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday. More
December 18, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia today presented his proposed FY2016 budget to the Harris County Commissioners Court. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the sale of land originally intended for the Brazoria County Park & Ride to the City of Pearland and the transfer of remaining Job Access and Reverse Commute project grant funds to Connect Transit. More
December 18, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve an agreement with Andrews Kurth, LLP for legal services. More
December 17, 2014 -- Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday announced the retirement of Edgar Peters Bowron, the Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art, at the end of this year. More
December 17, 2014 -- Texas Chiropractic College has promoted Stephen A. Foster , DC, FICC to the position of provost. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host a groundbreaking celebration on Friday for the Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library. More
December 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today hosted a roundtable with Houston-area legislators to discuss his priorities for the 84th Texas Legislative Session. More
December 17, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is accepting proposals through January 28 from students for its new "Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams" microgravity activity. More
December 17, 2014 -- Police Chief Charles McClelland told Houston City Council today that he supports the use of body-worn cameras by officers. More
December 17, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of increased funding for the Texas Recreation and Parks Account Local Grant Programs and the Texas State Park System. More
December 16, 2014 -- Executive Director Jack Steele on Tuesday reported to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors that progress has been made toward consensus on a storm surge suppression effort. More
December 16, 2014 -- Keith Gross defeated Jason Long in Tuesday’s Runoff Election for League City City Council Position 6. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced that ten carefully chosen female inmates will have the opportunity to present their children with gifts donated by non-profit organization Navidad en el Barrio. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library recently received a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to create a "Digital Astrodome" Project. More
December 16, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that the city received $268,402 in sales tax revenues for December. More
December 16, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther today reported to the port commission that it has been a banner year for the port authority. More
December 16, 2014 -- La Porte City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 4-3, with Danny Earp, Dottie Kaminski and Chuck Engelken opposed, to renew the city’s stop loss insurance policy with Voya Financial at an annual premium of $380,264. More
December 16, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to use discretionary funds to issue checks in the amounts of $900,000 and $1 million to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Houston Police Department to purchase body-worn cameras for uniformed police officers and deputies. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center will present "A Community Conversation on Teen and Young Adult Mental Health" on January 22 at Clear Springs High School in League City. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services today announced that it has received accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board, making it the first health department in Texas and the second large U.S. city to earn national accreditation. More
December 16, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook recently held its annual Employee Recognition Dinner. More
December 16, 2014 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association held its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 15, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Friday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing the Harris County Emergency Management organization for joint response to emergencies between the city and Harris County. More
December 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the city's partnership with Comcast in the launch of "EveryBlock", a "hyper-local" free online service and mobile app to provide a personalized news feed to users. More
December 15, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded residents that property taxes for 2014 are due January 31. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today announced that its Forensic Toxicology Laboratory has been granted accreditation by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. More
December 15, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee” at The Grand 1894 Opera House and the continuation of several holiday productions. More
December 13, 2014 -- Contractors with the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department are performing an emergency repair of a large 5-foot diameter water transmission line leak in the 2900 block of Starmount. More
December 13, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region held its annual Holiday Party on Thursday. More
December 13, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party on Thursday. More
December 13, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green addressed the crowd at the Justice For All March on Freedom Plaza on Saturday. More
December 12, 2014 -- Houston police have located the wanted suspect and child sought in the fatal stabbing of a woman at 10555 Fondren #822 about 2:30 p.m. on December 8. More
December 12, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect at 7620 North Shepherd about 7:45 a.m. Friday morning. More
December 12, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5900 Scott Street about 8 p.m. on Thursday night. More
December 12, 2014 -- The University of Houston has announced that two prominent Indian-American families have provided crucial financial support for a new research and engineering building on the UH campus. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host its "Sober Ride Sleigh" campaign in Houston on Monday to encourage Texans to drive sober during the holidays. More
December 12, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has launched a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a mobile adoption trailer. More
December 12, 2014 -- Architecture Center Houston will host the Sixth Annual Gingerbread Build-Off on Saturday at Hermann Square at Houston City Hall. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it is planting 500 trees along a Bens Branch Tributary in Kingwood as part of the district's 2014-2015 Tree Planting Program. More
December 12, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Carolyn Campbell has joined the corporation as director of communications. More
December 12, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted a preview of what to expect in 2015 during the Texas 84th Legislative Session. More
December 12, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events, including a new exhibit at Museum Fine Arts, Houston and the Glassell Studio School Student Art Sale in Houston; Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's annual Breakfast with the Cranes; and special events at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 7-1, with Paula Harris opposed, to approve a capital campaign to fund a new building for the Energy Institute High School. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership released its annual Houston Employment Forecast at the Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Thursday. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is holding its Adopt-A-School Christmas Program, with activities for children in need during the holidays. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that closures will take place for Interstate Highway 10 at U.S. Highway 59 will take place during the weekend to allow for new bridge beams to be installed for the new Meadow Street Bridge. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Japan airline ANA is planning to offer non-stop air service between Tokyo and Houston in the spring of 2015. More
December 11, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently named Dr. Brian Brendel as its 2014 Physician of the Year. More
December 11, 2014 -- The final public scoping meeting for a Storm Surge Suppression Study being conducted by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will be held tonight at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will honor Dr. Bill Merrell, the George P. Mitchell ’40 chair in Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston and president of Merrell Historic Properties, Inc., with its prestigious 2015 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development to be presented during the organization’s 22nd annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 16, 2015, at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City. More
December 10, 2014 -- Houston City Council members Dwight Boykins and Dave Martin hosted a Christmas Party on Tuesday. More
December 10, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation has announced that the George R. Brown Convention Center is the only convention center in the world to offer access to digital money. More
December 10, 2014 -- Jerusha Kasch has been named the first-ever emergency management director at San Jacinto College. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District teamed up with Code.org on Wednesday to announce a new partnership that aims to bring computer science education to all HISD campuses over the next three years. More
December 10, 2014 -- The 25th Anniversary Edition of America's Health Rankings were released today, with Texas ranked as 31st among all states in overall health. More
December 10, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital recently hosted a visit from the Healing Hugs Coca-Cola Polar Bear. More
December 10, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 12-3, with Council Members Jack Christie, Robert Gallegos, and Michael Kubosh opposed, to purchase 38 medium- and heavy-duty cabs and chassis and truck bodies through the interlocal agreement for cooperative purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday announced that the agency has identified 14 open-enrollment charter schools for mandatory revocation of their charter. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area recently received grants from multiple supporters. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has been designated one of seven law enforcement agencies in the nation that are top finishers as "Best for Vets" in 2015. More
December 09, 2014 -- Houston police have learned the identity of a woman found fatally stabbed at 10555 Fondren #822 about 2:30 p.m. on December 8. More
December 09, 2014 -- The 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Festival recently distributed $180,000 in scholarships and funds to local organizations. More
December 09, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it has expanded the center's inpatient rehabilitation unit. More
December 09, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to designate Council Member Chuck Engelken as representative and Council Member Jay Martin as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2015 General Assembly and Board of Directors. More
December 09, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept a Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program Grant and direct staff to secure financing in order to purchase a replacement tanker truck. More
December 09, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric’s rate schedule in order to impose a tariff for the installation of LED lighting, subject to conditions given by the city. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System announced that family medicine physician Ted Roeser, M.D. has joined the Memorial Hermann Medical Group and is anchoring the newest primary care location in League City. More
December 08, 2014 -- The City of League City, along with the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host the League City 53rd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake on December 13 at 6 p.m. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society Alliance on Monday hosted approximately 400 children with various physical and mental challenges at its annual "Touch, Smell and Hear" holiday event. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists to seek alternate routes ahead of major traffic closures on US 290 from December 12 to 15. More
December 08, 2014 -- Texwood Shows, Inc. is inviting the public to the 13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show The Woodlands on March 7 and 8, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an open house and public meeting regarding the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan on December 17 in Houston. More
December 07, 2014 -- Lois W. Kolkhorst, a Republican who currently serves as a Texas State Representative, on Saturday was elected to represent Texas State Senate District 18. More
December 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott has congratulated Lois Kolkhorst for her victory in the Senate District 18 special election. More
December 07, 2014 -- Lois W. Kolkhorst has been elected to represent Texas State Senate District 18 with 55.69 percent of the vote. More
December 06, 2014 -- State Representative Lois W. Kolkhorst, a candidate in today's election for the Texas Senate, has posted a message to the GuidryNews.com Forum encouraging people to vote. More
December 06, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one person is confirmed dead and another person injured in an electrocution accident at 7420 Santa Fe Drive in Houston. More
December 05, 2014 -- The City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department recently unveiled plans for a $41 million mixed-used living facility in the Old Spanish Trail/South Union area. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Clerk's Office has issued a list of polling places for the Texas State Senate District 18 Special Election on December 6. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office reported that a Harris County district court on Friday issued a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a Houston-based learning center charged with unlawfully marketing and selling fraudulent high school diplomas. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reported that TxDOT will combine the Interstate Highway 45 northbound exit ramps at Canino and Gulf Bank in Houston beginning tonight. More
December 05, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena will host its Christmas Tree Lighting event tonight, and its annual Holiday Lighted Parade on Saturday. More
December 05, 2014 -- The City of Houston has issued a news release regarding new financial policies approved this week by the Houston City Council to promote fiscal responsibility and transparency. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Thursday held the first of three public scoping meetings to gain input on storm surge protection solutions for the $3.9 million study being conducted by the six-county district. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its Sixth Annual Metal and Muscle Expo today through Sunday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club recently named member Al Goethe's J/109 boat, the "Hamburg" as the "Yacht of the Year" for 2014. More
December 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events in the Gulf Coast region, including the Dickens on the Strand festival in Galveston, the Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in Houston and a celebration of Japanese culture at the Asia Society of Texas. More
December 05, 2014 -- Voters will cast their ballots on Saturday in the special election to fill the Texas State Senate District 18 seat. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Center for Houston's Future has launched a new research website that provides interactive access to regional data, analysis and tracking of major community issues. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced a total closure of all eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway between US 59 and Gregg Street near downtown Houston will take place over the weekend starting December 5 at 9 p.m. until December 8 at 5 a.m. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today approved a resignation agreement with Angela Box, a teacher at Daily Elementary School. More
December 04, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Cody Ray Wheeler, Don Harrison and Ornaldo Ybarra opposed, to approve, on final reading, a $206,250 contract with NorthStar Demolition and Remediation, LP for asbestos and mold remediation for the former AT&T Building at 1301 Lee Street. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there were no injuries, but heavy fire, smoke and water damage in a store fire at 2300 Lidstone this morning. More
December 03, 2014 -- The University of Houston will begin offering a graduate certificate in upstream energy safety in January. More
December 03, 2014 -- Dr. Janis Fowler has been named director of the Aerospace Academy at San Jacinto College. More
December 03, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives voted 378-46 to pass H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act to extend expiring tax provisions for individuals, businesses, and the energy sector for one year. More
December 03, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will unveil a new HIV/STD Mobile Clinic on Thursday. More
December 03, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $335,000 agreement with PGAL for the preliminary and final design of the Public Works Complex and Animal Control and Adoption Center. More
December 03, 2014 -- Houston City Council voted to update the city’s financial policies at today’s council meeting. More
December 03, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 12-4, with Council Members Richard Nguyen, Michael Kubosh, Brenda Stardig, and Mike Laster opposed, to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Teresa Hoang as a municipal court associate judge. More
December 03, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the submittal of the North Landing Boulevard/NASA Road 1 Bypass Extension, as joint sponsor with the City of League City, to the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Improvement Program 2015 Call for Projects. More
December 03, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Council Member Thane Harrison as representative and Council Member Chris Richey as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors for 2015. More
December 03, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins has announced that his district will host a Holiday Tree Lighting and Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday. More
December 03, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host another in its series of public meetings on the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan on December 11 at the City of Baytown Community Center. More
December 02, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena has announced several Christmas activities taking place in December, beginning on Thursday with "Santa's Christmas Magic: The Musical" at San Jacinto College. More
December 02, 2014 -- The chair of the Harris County Flood Control District today appeared before Harris County Commissioners Court in support of the Memorial Park Demonstration Project, a stream restoration project on Buffalo Bayou. More
December 02, 2014 -- The City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department on Monday joined the NHP Foundation to celebrate the re-dedication of Cleme Manor, a 284-unit multifamily community in Houston's Fifth Ward. More
December 02, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook has advised that contractors will begin work in January on Todville Road and Surf Oaks Drive as part of Harris County's BetterStreets2Neighborhoods project. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that there has been a deputy-involved shooting in the 3300 block of Pebble Trace Dr. in northwest Harris County. More
December 01, 2014 -- Volunteer Houston will host Discovery Day, part of its "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" Program, on Friday at Bruce Elementary. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District held a news conference this morning in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom to announce a series of public scoping meetings to encourage public participation and feedback in the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 30, 2014 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton have posted a column on Region J of the Texas regional water plan, also called the “Plateau Region,” which stretches from the Central Texas Hill County to the Rio Grande, including the towns of Kerrville and Del Rio, in their continuing series on Coastal Issues. More
November 27, 2014 -- Update: The Houston Fire Department reports heavy fire, smoke and water damage to a building in north Houston, but no injuries. More
November 27, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is requesting the public's assistance in locating next of kin for five deceased individuals. More
November 26, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College Foundation received a check in the amount of $26,000 from the Albemarle Foundation. More
November 26, 2014 -- The University of Houston-Downtown hosted a United Nations think tank to develop sustainable development goals for presentation to the General Assembly. More
November 26, 2014 -- TWELVE will auction an unreleased photograph by the late Little Joe Washington in an effort to help pay for Washington's funeral expenses. More
November 26, 2014 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake will host its fall 2014 commencement ceremonies on December 14 at noon and 5 p.m. at NRG Arena in Houston. More
November 26, 2014 -- Royal Neighbors of America recently awarded Katy resident Megan Birgy with an $8,000 Making A Difference Scholarship. More
November 26, 2014 -- Varnett Public School in Houston recently gathered more than 1,000 cans and packages of food during a month-long food drive. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Houston City Council Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee, chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez, will meet on Thursday, December 4 to consider a list of proposed amendments to the City Charter submitted by Mayor Annise Parker. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will host a media briefing on December 1 to launch a series of scoping meetings in December to gather input concerning the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 26, 2014 -- The City of Shoreacres will host its annual Christmas Tree decorating and Christmas Party on December 2. More
November 26, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on DiverseWorks' Shop for Art exhibitions and programs this weekend; the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday at the Hotel Galvez; ArtWalk in Downtown Galveston Saturday night; an open mic night at Writespace, Houston's new writing center; and the Holiday Tree Lighting Party in Beaumont next week. More
November 25, 2014 -- Two scientists from the University of Houston have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More
November 25, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced pre-launch activities and television coverage for the December 4 test flight of the Orion spacecraft. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning will administer a citywide after school program in Houston. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced its transit schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance has announced that several Houston area arts and cultural organizations will launch fundraising campaigns on power2give.org on December 2, which is observed as the National Day of Giving. More
November 25, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Wednesday for the December 6 Special Election to fill the Texas State Senate District 18 seat. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Clerk's Office has announced early voting locations and times for the December 6 Special Election for Texas State Senate District 18. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently installed "The Spirit of Transportation", a sculpture by Houston artist Jesse Lott, along the future Southeast Line of METRORail. More
November 25, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that Dr. Joshua Hamilton has joined its Medical Group Southeast General Surgery as a general surgeon. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced that Kelly Jo Ivey has been charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer in connection with the traffic accident that claimed the life of HCSO Deputy Jesse Valdez, III last month. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy is getting ready for the holidays with a varied menu of fun and engaging nature events for all ages. More
November 24, 2014 -- Houston TranStar has issued an advisory for travelers to avoid the U.S. 59 Eastex Freeway at the North Interstate Highway 610 Loop due to a traffic accident on the freeway. More
November 24, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to appoint Henry Martinez to fill the vacant position of Constable for Precinct 6, which was previously held by Victor Trevino. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host the 29th Annual R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference on January 31. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued a reminder that the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ends on November 30, after what the office describes as a "mild" season. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Museum District Business Alliance in Houston today announced the winners of the 2014 Community Improvement Awards. More
November 24, 2014 -- Bay Area Regional Medical Center on Friday announced that Tim Schmidt has been named the center's new chief administrative officer. More
November 24, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host the 65th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Houston Police Department, and Houston-area pastors, issued a joint news release reminding the public that their right to peacefully assemble will be respected following the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. More
November 23, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries but heavy fire, smoke and water damage in an apartment fire at 3700 South Gessner this morning. More
November 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to open the process to receive public comment on the Draft 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and Air Quality Conformity Finding. More
November 22, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host an Industry Lecture by United States Coast Guard Captain Brian Penoyer on Tuesday, December 2. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission at a special meeting on Thursday approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating and Capital Budget. More
November 21, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has warned residents of the potential for severe thunderstorms in the Houston area from noon on Saturday until midnight. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District issued an update on several bond construction projects. More
November 21, 2014 -- Rebecca French, artistic director for FrenetiCore Dance, has announced the company's remaining schedule for the 2014-2015 season. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management advises that there is a potential for severe weather in Harris County as a storm system moves through the region Saturday afternoon. More
November 21, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that she will "spearhead" the city's leadership role as a member of the Cities United for Immigration Action to develop a "coordinated national response" to President Barack Obama's executive action addressing immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- B4G in Houston will hold its "Coat for the Cold" drive on Saturday to provide the homeless with gently used warm coats for the winter. More
November 21, 2014 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton have posted a report on Region H water planning projects in their continuing series on coastal issues. More
November 21, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced the next steps for the Kingwood Mobility Study. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council is launching its third year of the Regional DWI Task Force, which will operate throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. More
November 20, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on the annual Winter Holiday Art Market in Houston, the annual Artcrawl in Houston, the Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival, the Brown Promenade at Discovery Green, and a new exhibit at The Menil Collection. More
November 20, 2014 -- The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health awarded a $1.5 million grant to a professor at the University of Houston for a study on Asian American breast cancer survivors. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract with Jerdon Enterprise, LP for the construction of intersection improvements at Boundary at Everett. More
November 20, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a general order for the Lakeview Police Department regarding the rate of pay, including education incentive pay for employees. More
November 20, 2014 -- United States Customs and Border Protection recently named Charles Perez as the new CBP airport director for George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Texas Medical Center Address luncheon on Tuesday, featuring a presentation by Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the medical center. More
November 20, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on final reading, contribution rates from the city for medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment for active employees and retirees for 2015. More
November 19, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will host a one-night Music Review on January 3. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs today named members of a committee to provide advice on the city's Arts and Cultural Plan. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host a bullying prevention and gang awareness workshop on Friday. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce named the Port of Houston Authority as the 2014 Industry of the Year on Tuesday. More
November 19, 2014 -- The City of Houston today released energy use data for all municipal facilities larger than 25,000 square feet. More
November 19, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a three-year contract with Waste Management to continue garbage collection and recycling services in the city. More
November 19, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $120,000 agreement with Griggs Group, Inc. for professional services for the construction of a new gun range and training facility for the police department. More
November 19, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Gitesh Desai to the Houston Appeals Board. More
November 18, 2014 -- Students at the University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will unveil a solar-powered learning space at Paul Revere Middle School in Houston on November 19 at 2 p.m. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Starry Night walk/run event has raised nearly $15,000 in Houston on November 15. More
November 18, 2014 -- UpStage Theater will present its 2014 holiday production, A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol, from December 5 to 15 at Lambert Hall in Houston. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a first year funding agreement with Gulf Coast Center for the Victory Lakes Commuter and Transit Service pilot project at a cost not to exceed $325,128. More
November 18, 2014 -- Fruition Technology Labs has opened a new incubator project to provide co-working space for "humanity-focused startups" near the Texas Medical Center. More
November 18, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has received re-accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging from the American College of Radiology. More
November 18, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced the winners of the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs today announced that it has created a volunteer committee to provide advice on the Arts and Cultural Plan vision and components. More
November 18, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to award a contract to T. Gray Utility for the replacement of a water line in the 500 block of Baywood and replacement of a water line under Byway between Fairfield and Meadowlawn. More
November 18, 2014 -- The City of La Porte will host its Christmas on Main event on December 4. More
November 17, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the city of Houston from midnight until 9 a.m. Tuesday. More
November 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that Manvel Mayor Delores Martin and West University Place Mayor Bob Fry were re-elected to serve as board members representing Home Rule Cities. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Wharton County Judge Phillip Spenrath to the Houston-Galveston Regional Review Committee. More
November 17, 2014 -- Bay Area Regional Medical Center today announced that it will partner with Toys for Tots to collect toys for children. More
November 17, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced that the city has reached a $300,000 settlement with a developer in the illegal removal of trees at the site of a construction project near the corner of Kirby Drive and North Boulevard. More
November 17, 2014 -- The United States Chemical Safety Board on Saturday announced that it is deploying an investigation team to the scene of a fatal chemical release at the DuPont Plant in La Porte. More
November 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today reported that Danny Lee Neelys, a suspect wanted in the murder of two of his relatives at 12651 Atwood Grove Lane on Saturday, has been apprehended in Mexico. More
November 14, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and a 30-member delegation of local elected officials, business and community leaders will depart November 16 for a week-long Greater Houston Partnership investment and trade mission to Panama City and Colon in Panama and Bogota, Barranquilla and Cartagena in Colombia. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System announced that Spirit Airlines has added 10 new international destinations for nonstop service out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
November 14, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker has unveiled the latest additions to the City of Houston’s art collection: three illuminated Art Parking Meter sculptures by Houston artist Troy Stanley, in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance. More
November 14, 2014 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced the launch of its 2014 Amnesty Program for those with delinquent court matters to resolve cases at a discounted rate. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Health Insurance Marketplace Collaborative today launched a three-month outreach, public education and enrollment campaign in communities in the greater Houston area to assist residents find a health plan through the Affordable Care Act. More
November 14, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on university music and theater productions, an art show of Russian postcards and a musical performance by professional health care providers. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-2, with Rhonda Skillern Jones and Juliet Stipeche opposed, to approve the district's legislative agenda for the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to approve plans for the district’s first-ever Arabic Language Immersion Magnet School. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a workshop on November 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in an effort to gather input from the community regarding public transit and how to best proceed with the METRO's System Reimagining Plans. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council On Drugs & Alcohol will participate in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Harris County Attorney's Office reports that the county's lawsuit concerning the San Jacinto River in the 295th Judicial Court concluded today with McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation agreeing to pay $29.2 million to resolve the litigation. More
November 13, 2014 -- Missouri City, Houston and Stafford Fire Departments are battling a blaze at American Materials, an asphalt manufacturer at 2122 Highway 90A. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today reminded residents to take precautions due to a freeze warning issued for the county tonight. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted a presentation on the proposed Houston to Dallas-Fort Worth high speed rail, featuring former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is president of Texas Central Railway. More
November 13, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook on Wednesday reported that the city received $324,244 in sales tax revenues for November. More
November 13, 2014 -- Officials in the Netherland recently had occasion to begin the process of closing their storm barriers due to the threat of a large surge from a storm in the North Sea. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Wednesday announced that it started construction to enlarge and complete the Mason Creek Stormwater Detention Basin. More
November 13, 2014 -- The City of Houston today issued safety tips for residents due to freezing temperatures forecast for tonight. More
November 13, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the City of Houston from 9 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Friday. More
November 13, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and United States Coast Guard Captain Brian Penoyer joined Houston Ship Channel Security District Chair Gary Scheibe at a news conference on Wednesday to outline training initiatives and joint communication and response efforts that protect the Houston Ship Channel region. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees officially named James Colbert, Jr. as the new county school superintendent. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host Around! A Parade On Wheels on Saturday. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a workshop in Houston on November 17 to gather input regarding the transportation needs of senior citizens and people with disabilities. More
November 12, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that the new Orion spacecraft has been lifted onto a rocket at the launchpad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, where the ship will launch on its first flight on December 4. More
November 12, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Johnson & Johnson for representation of the city before the Texas Legislature during the next legislative session. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors, in a special meeting today, heard a presentation and discussed the Uptown Houston dedicated bus lane project. More
November 12, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host John Lienhard, author and voice of "The Engines of Our Ingenuity" public radio program, on November 19 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
November 12, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that 900,000 tax bills have been mailed to property owners this week. More
November 12, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Marisela Garcia as city secretary. More
November 12, 2014 -- The American Association of Port Authorities is meeting in Houston this week. More
November 11, 2014 -- Center for Houston's Future recently hosted its Fifth Annual Dinner and Conversation, which featured Texas literary legend Larry McMurtry. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District has scheduled three additional community meetings to discuss the progress being made within the 2012 bond program, which will renovate or rebuild 40 schools to create 21st century facilities. More
November 11, 2014 -- The American Institute of Architects Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Monday hosted a panel discussion and community dialogue on coastal resiliency. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host a bullying prevention and gang awareness workshop on November 21. More
November 11, 2014 -- The City of Houston on Monday announced the finalists in the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
November 11, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Constable Victor Trevino, who recently pleaded guilty to a charge of misapplication of fiduciary property. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host "Rails to Restaurants", a progressive dinner outing, on November 17 along METRO's Red Line. More
November 11, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to cancel the December 22 regular city council meeting, due to the holidays. More
November 11, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city’s Zoning Ordinance to make several modifications to the ordinance in connection with a comprehensive review of the city’s regulations regarding zoning. More
November 11, 2014 -- Students at The Varnett Public School recently joined others in tossing about 5,800 wildflower seed balls from the top and side of a slope at nearby Willow Waterhole Park off South Willow Drive. More
November 11, 2014 -- Residents of Morgan's Point on Sunday dedicated the city's newest park, Freedom Park. More
November 10, 2014 -- Beginning at midnight, crews will completely close the westbound main lanes of I-10 East Freeway at I-610 East Loop to allow Union Pacific’s contractor to make emergency repairs to the Union Pacific Railroad bridge over I-10 East between McCarty and Wayside. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced a conversion project for I-10 and Cane Island Parkway and weekend closures on I-45. More
November 10, 2014 -- Representatives from General Law Cities in the Houston-Galveston Area Council region met on November 6 to choose two members to represent their cities and two members to serve as alternates on the H-GAC Board of Directors. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority celebrated the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Houston Ship Channel with a ceremony at Brady’s Landing this morning. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families recently launched its "Not in My Backyard" campaign to end underage drinking in the community. More
November 10, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the club's new "shed" on Clear Lake. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Houston Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network recently raised more than $270,000 during its PurpleStride Houston event. More
November 09, 2014 -- A candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Frank Frazier, an Alief Elsik High School student who has been missing since 1990. More
November 08, 2014 -- Change Happens, which was named Families Under Urban and Social Attack (FUUSA), when it was established in Houston's Third Ward by Reverend Leslie Smith II in 1989, celebrated its 25th Anniversary. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that a total closure of all westbound and eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway at US 59 near downtown Houston will take place over the weekend starting November 7 at 9 p.m. until November 10 at 5 a.m. More
November 07, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan recently appointed Lisa L. Dahm Assistant County Attorney to work in the Public Law Group and serve as the Privacy Officer for Harris County. More
November 07, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday published the 1st Quarter FY2015 Performance Insight, a quarterly performance management report designed to provide City leaders and the public with Insight into the outcomes of City policies and budgetary decisions. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted it’s State of the Port Address featuring an address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free rides to veterans and active military personnel on Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 07, 2014 -- The AIA Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a panel discussion on coastal resiliency on Monday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
November 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast live video on Sunday of the return of the crew of Expedition 41 from the International Space Station to Earth. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for road maintenance projects in Harris and Fort Bend counties. More
November 07, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green and other officials will host a re-dedication ceremony on Monday in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 07, 2014 -- Zachry Odebrecht Parkway Builders will hold a job fair on Saturday for workers to build segments of the Grand Parkway. More
November 07, 2014 -- Preservation Houston will host an architectural walk of the Courthouse District in Houston on Sunday. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Jazmin Almlie-Ryan, who participates in the department's Adaptive Recreation Section, has been named to the United States Paralympic shooters team. More
November 07, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on Galveston's Lone Star Rally, the 19th Annual Children's Festival in the Woodlands, an exhibit of "lost photos" of Marilyn Monroe in Houston's Bisong Art Gallery, the 2nd Festival of African Arts, Culture and Entertainment at Houston Baptist University and the Houston Cinima Arts Festival. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on the State Highway 249 Access Management Study on November 13 at 6 p.m. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum has invited service members and their families to enjoy the museum without charge. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has received a two-year grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation to continue to offer the Soccer for Success program to 1,000 children ages 6 – 14 at 13 schools and area parks. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Houston Mayor's Office announced that the petition for a ballot initiative to amend Houston’s City Charter to allow free food sharing without following the requirements of the City’s Charitable Feeding Ordinance has fallen short of the required number of valid signatures. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host the Fifth Annual History Book Fair and Symposium on Saturday. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education today announced that Brenda Mullins has been named director of curriculum and compliance services for the department's Special Schools division. More
November 06, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Vice President of Public Affairs Michelle Hundley will be recognized on November 12 as one of Houston's Top 25 Business Women during the inaugural Houston Women's Conference. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Jason French, director of government and public affairs for Cheniere Energy, on November 18 for an industry lecture on LNG exports. More
November 06, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to name Mitch Youts as representative and Aaron Jordan, the city's building official, as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2015 General Assembly. More
November 06, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to continue the city's membership with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, and to pay annual dues of $2,000. More
November 06, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on first reading, contribution rates for medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment for active employees and retirees for 2015. More
November 05, 2014 -- The City of Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown, along with Boston-based non-profit organization Interise, have teamed up to launch the city's new executive education program that supports construction companies currently operating and doing business in Houston. More
November 05, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed November 2014 as Citizenship Month, inviting all Houstonians to enjoy many events highlighting the city's diverse cultures. More
November 05, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to rehabilitate the historic Gus Wortham Golf Course. More
November 05, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today warned the public of a scam involving criminals impersonating members of the district attorney's office attempting to gather information on loans they have open. More
November 05, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance removing a clause that some individuals, firms or corporations have used to seek city council approval for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in city parks for private events. More
November 05, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0-1,with Thane Harrison recusing himself due to a conflict of interest, to amend the city's solid waste fees. More
November 05, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance appropriating an amount not to exceed $400,000 for the repair and emergency bypass to a network of manhole connections at the lift station at 1904 Lakeside Drive. More
November 04, 2014 -- Rice University's James Baker, III Institute of Public Policy will host a panel on November 12 on whether the Texas is ready to accept marijuana as a form of medical treatment. More
November 04, 2014 -- MEI Technologies, Inc. in Houston has been awarded a $9,700,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for services supporting the United States Department of Defense Space Test Program manned missions that fly to the International Space Station and their associated re-supply launch vehicles. More
November 04, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently promoted Vera Bumpers to its police force's top post, making her the first African American to serve as Chief of Police. More
November 04, 2014 -- The City of Houston is monitoring for potential heavy rain which could impact the greater Houston area tonight and on Wednesday morning. More
November 04, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of "Buy Into Bay Area", an initiative encouraging citizens "not only to buy local but think local". More
November 04, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital today announced that it has received Chest Pain Center reaccreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. More
November 04, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued an advisory that showers and thunderstorms moving into Southeast Texas ahead of a cold front tonight could bring heavy rains to the county. More
November 04, 2014 -- The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the library on November 8. More
November 04, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that Jessica Holloway has joined his office as the new outreach manager. More
November 04, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioner Jack Cagle were reelected and District Attorney Devon Anderson won election to a full term. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Harris County Clerk's Office has released an updated list of Election Day polling locations for the November 4, 2014 general and special elections, as well as reminded voters to bring some form of photo identification. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved roadway upgrades to the IH 10 East/IH 610 East Loop interchange at its October meeting held last week. More
November 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will host a signing ceremony on Thursday with Lisa Saffidi, Lord Mayor of Perth, Australia, to reaffirm the Sister City relationship between the two cities. More
November 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in announcing the grand opening of the first in-house, low-cost dog and cat municipal spay/neuter clinic in the state. More
November 03, 2014 -- The City of Houston's Municipal Courts Department will host municipal court clinics this week in observance of Municipal Courts Week. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that all through lanes of Buffalo Speedway at United States Highway 59 will be reopened today following completion of the reconstruction of the intersection. More
November 03, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that Deborah Hill, one of the office's most wanted fugitives, has been apprehended in Mexico and is awaiting extradition to Texas for prosecution. More
November 03, 2014 -- Special Spaces Houston recently helped provide a room makeover for a Clear Brook High School student diagnosed with brain cancer. More
November 03, 2014 -- Traders Village in Houston will host the 25th Annual American Indian Pow Wow on November 15-16. More
November 02, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees on Friday hosted a State of the College program titled San Jac Tomorrow, featuring an address by Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. More
November 01, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries but significant damage in a one alarm warehaouse fire in East Houston near Brays Bayou. More
November 01, 2014 -- The City of Houston will celebrate Veterans Day on November 11 with a Veterans Job & Resource Fair, a Veterans Health Fair and a Parade of Heroes. More
October 31, 2014 -- Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., area commanders and officers from the Houston Police Department Community Services teamed up with representatives from McDonald's on Thursday morning to invite citizens to have ""Coffee With a Cop." More
October 31, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Police Department and Houston Police Department is investigating a stabbing incident involving a student near James Madison High School. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Metroplitan Transit Authority of Harris County will provide free rides to the polls during the November 4 General Election to those who show a valid voter registration card. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Houston Library will host the Fifth Annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium on November 8 at the Julia Ideson Building. More
October 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of Halloween and other fall activities around the Gulf Coast region including trick-or-treating locations, scarecrow displays and hayrides and how other cultures remember their ancestors. More
October 30, 2014 -- The Center for Public Deliberation at the University of Houston-Downtown recently hosted an interactive forum for more than 150 Houston-area leaders, legislators, students, faculty and community members to discuss various solutions to the nation’s current immigration reform debate. More
October 30, 2014 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake invites the public to its Veterans Day Celebration at the school's Liberty Park on November 11 at 10:30 a.m. More
October 30, 2014 -- Houston police reported on Thursday that a man who was arrested in a 2012 fatal stabbing at 5400 Telephone Road has been charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. More
October 30, 2014 -- Early voting for the November 4 General Election ends on Friday, with polling locations open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the last opportunity to vote early in the election. More
October 30, 2014 -- Comcast and The Center, a non-profit agency offering day services, residential and vocational programs and respite care, recently announced a new partnership to provide full, daytime employment to participants in the Center's vocational program in Houston. More
October 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an open house and public meeting on November 13 to gather comments regarding the State Highway 249 Access Management Study. More
October 30, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will host a School Choice Open House on Saturday at Northwest Mall. More
October 30, 2014 -- The City of Morgan's Point will host a dedication ceremony for Freedom Park, the city's newest park, on November 9. More
October 30, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook has announced polling locations and hours for the city's November 4 bond election. More w/Video
October 30, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office will have extra prosecutors on duty to assist area police in the enforcement of DWI no refusal laws during the Halloween weekend. More
October 30, 2014 -- Mercy Ships founder Don Stephens recently received the Daily Point of Light Award from Points of Light, an organization dedicated to volunteer services. More
October 29, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced on Wednesday that in its first year of implementation, the Capital Murder Project Court has reduced the number of older capital murder cases awaiting resolution. More
October 29, 2014 -- Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. on Wednesday announced that its subsidiary, FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, has entered into definitive agreements for the debt financing of approximately $3.85 billion of capital required for the development of Freeport LNG’s first train facility at its proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. More
October 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded Houston Mayor Annise Parker's announcement that the city will withdraw subpoenas of five local pastors. More
October 29, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host the city's annual "Houston Salutes American Heroes" Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at Houston City Hall. More
October 29, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded voters to bring an acceptable form of photo identification to vote in the November 4 election. More
October 29, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to submit a Continuation Grant Application to the Merck Company Foundation for the Expanded Linkage to Care Initiative. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today reported that Sheriff's Deputy Jesse Valdez, III died this morning after a vehicle struck his patrol car head-on while traveling on East Wallisville Road. More
October 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today directed the city's legal department to withdraw subpoenas filed against five local pastors for copies communications they made regarding the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
October 29, 2014 -- Executive Director Roger Guenther announced at Monday's meeting of the Port of Houston Authority that September cargo at port facilities continued the positive trend for the year and the outlook continues to be good through the remainder of 2014, More
October 28, 2014 -- The University of Houston and the University of Houston Alumni Association will host the inaugural Cougar 100 Luncheon on November 6 at 11:30 a.m. More
October 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction to complete the first phase of a new stormwater detention basin on Langham Creek in the Addicks Reservoir watershed, designed to anchor a regional drainage infrastructure plan for a fast-developing area of northwest Harris County. More
October 28, 2014 -- The Honorable Stéphane Dujarric - spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon - recently addressed students and community members on global citizenship and world affairs at the University of Houston-Downtown. More
October 28, 2014 -- Lone Star College will be hosting a Professional Careers and Administrative Services Career Fair on November 5. More
October 28, 2014 -- United States Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olson will participate in a round table discussion with physicians and research experts from the Texas Medical Center on October 30. More
October 28, 2014 -- Houston TranStar today advised that the center's Internet service will be interrupted for upgrades on Wednesday, with the website and other services to be offline for approximately two hours. More
October 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today announced that it has been awarded three grants totaling more than $700,000 to support forensic science testing and investigation services for the county. More
October 28, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the East Aldine District for the county to accept land in the district’s proposed Town Center to build a Harris County 9-1-1 call center for the Sheriff’s Department in Precinct 2. More
October 28, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday for the new school building at Condit Elementary School. More
October 28, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $98,900 contract, including contingency, to Brooks Construction, Inc. for the West D Street Drainage Improvements Project. More
October 28, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city’s prohibition of wooden roof coverings to allow for some structures to utilize wooden roof materials. More
October 27, 2014 -- The City of League City and Houston Technology Center have partnered to bring new resources to League City’s small businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors. More w/ Video
October 27, 2014 -- A campus director at The Varnett Public School shared her experience with breast cancer as the school observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More
October 27, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Monday at 9100 North Loop East. More
October 27, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The American Diabetes Association will host the third annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, November 1 at Walter Hall Park at 9 a.m. More
October 27, 2014 -- The City of Houston, Gulf Coast Water Authority, and the City of League City will end on-going water quality maintenance of the transmission and associated distribution systems served by the City of Houston’s Southeast Water Purification Plant, including the City of League City, on October 29. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host a lecture on security at the Port of Houston, presented by Texas Security Forum Director Joan Neuhaus Schaan, tonight at the Julia Ideson Building. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued an advisory regarding the formation of Tropical Storm Hanna, which poses no threat to Texas. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a Drayage Truck Event on Saturday to provide information to local truck owners and operators regarding assistance options for replacing older, diesel-powered, heavy-duty port vehicles. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters Center at Rice University has published a report that contends that the building of a Coastal Spine such as the proposed Ike Dike would not protect areas around Galveston Bay from storm surges. More
October 27, 2014 -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Scott Kelly on Friday released a video message in observance of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. More w/Video
October 27, 2014 -- The Christian Defense Coalition, the National Clergy Council and the League for the Defense of Pastors will hold a news conference in Houston on Tuesday regarding the city's supoena of speeches, presentations and other materials by pastors related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
October 26, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman at 12315 Pineknoll whose body was found by her middle school age children on Friday. More
October 26, 2014 -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station. More
October 24, 2014 -- College of the Mainland has been recertified as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, part of a national initiative to ensure that all students can reach their goals. More
October 24, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington today reminded residents that early voting is ongoing for the November 4 General Election. More
October 24, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today issued a statement regarding litigation that has delayed the construction of the Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men. More
October 24, 2014 -- Barrios Technology on Thursday announced that Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Rsearch Communications Managing Editor, has been presented the Space Flight Awareness Trailblazer Award by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
October 24, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday launched a mobile-friendly website that allows parents to track their child's school bus along its route. More
October 24, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier has been named the 2014 Urban Educator of the Year by the Council of the Great City Schools. More
October 24, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities this weekend including Asia Society Texas' Night Market; entertainment at Miller Outdoor Theatre; the Claude Monet opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash in Galveston. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects in the October 7 robbery of three individuals at the Hillcroft Transit Center and a convenience store robbery near the transit center on October 20. More
October 23, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital was recently recognized with the "Excellence through Insight" award by HealthStream, Inc. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to use eminent domain to condemn property at Cullen Boulevard for the southeast corridor. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Interjet has launched service connecting Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport with Monterrey International Airport in Monterrey, Mexico. More
October 23, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that she has instituted an open data policy for the city to allow for greater public access to city data. More
October 23, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Jonathan Newport has been named as the corporation's director of government affairs. More
October 23, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage of the October 27 launch of a resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corporation. More
October 23, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station on October 27, and the docking of its replacement on October 29. More
October 23, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve a $1,150,000 contract with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation for architectural and engineering services for the former AT&T Building. More
October 22, 2014 -- The City of Houston and Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a special waste collection event at the Kingwood METRO Park & Ride, located at 3210 W. Lake Houston Parkway, on October 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences on Wednesday broke ground on the construction of its new forensic facility. More
October 22, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has posted a reminder that Friday is the deadline to receive mail ballots for the November 4, 2014, election. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for six deceased individuals. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund was recently ranked fourth in a top 10 list of large public pension funds by the Private Equity Growth Capital Council. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Leipzig (Germany) Sister City Association and the Houston Symphony will present the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra on November 3 for a concert commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More w/Video
October 22, 2014 -- Houston City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Harris County Department of Education for the CASE for Kids City Connections Program. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Texas Secretary of State's Office today announced that a mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates will be in Houston for six days in October and November. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to name James Colbert, Jr. as the lone finalist for the superintendent of the department. More
October 22, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.64003 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 22, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Thane Harrison opposed, to approve a letter to be sent to federal officials calling on the federal government to secure the country’s borders. More
October 22, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance removing a clause that some individuals, firms or corporations have used to seek city council approval of the consumption of alcoholic beverages in city parks for private events. More
October 21, 2014 -- Joe Turner, director of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, was elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Texas Foundation for the Arts will premiere its newest documentary film, "Houston Ship Channel: Deep Water Centennial" on November 10, the day of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the channel, on Houston Public Media TV 8. More
October 21, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received $252,623 in sales tax revenues for October. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that closures will begin on Wednesday for the United States Highway 59 frontage road reconstruction project at Buffalo Speedway, and that an incentive has been offered to the contractor to complete the project ahead of schedule. More
October 21, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host his annual fall town hall meeting tonight at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Garden Room. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today considered, then voted unanimously to defer until next month, a proposed change in the organization’s 401K policy to accommodate same sex marriages. More
October 20, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will hold a public meeting on October 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Community Center, located at 16001 Clay Road in Houston, to update area residents and business owners about the Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Program and the 2015 Addicks and Barker construction plans. More
October 20, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with officials from Shanghai, China, in an effort to renew comprehensive city-to-city ties. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education board of trustees last month voted to approve the proposed “effective tax rate” for fiscal year 2014-2015, a move resulting in a tax decrease for Harris County homeowners. More
October 20, 2014 -- Houston police have arrested one suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man found at 218 Plaza Verde about noon on August 15; and additional arrests are possible. More
October 20, 2014 -- District G Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington on Friday called on Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman to withdraw the subpoenas issued to five Houston area pastors for communications with their congregants. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Lights On Afterschool Alliance will host a rally on Thursday at Houston City Hall. More
October 20, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating the deaths of two people in an apparent murder/suicide at 9523 Garden Bridge after midnight Sunday morning. More
October 20, 2014 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “The Addams Family: The Musical” hosted by Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Sister Act” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
October 19, 2014 -- The Honey Hope Brown Foundation hosted a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act Saturday night. More
October 19, 2014 -- More than 20 researchers from Swansea, Wales will visit Houston, College Station and Austin for the Texas Research Showcase, which begins on Sunday, October 26. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will cut the ribbon on the Phase III Park Improvements Project to Keith-Wiess Park at the Fun Fall Festival on October 18. More
October 17, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has reminded those who will go to the polls during the early voting period of October 20-31 that photo identification is required. More
October 17, 2014 -- The San Jacinto Museum of History Association will host its "Special Evening with Texas History" on November 6. More
October 17, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast live coverage on of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station scheduled for October 22. More
October 17, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an expenditure not to exceed $3,000 to replace the freezer in the Event Room kitchen. More
October 17, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host his annual fall town hall meeting on October 28 at the Kingwood Community Center. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has completed construction on a maintenance project to repair erosion and restore the stormwater capacity of a section of Seals Gully. More
October 17, 2014 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has announced that Robert Hawn, who currently is the general manager of Inchcape Shipping Services in Houston, will join the WGMA as director of maritime affairs. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that the Houston region has added 628,000 new jobs since January 2005. More
October 17, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor addressed the Harris County Mayors’ & Councils’ Association at its monthly meeting on Thursday. More
October 17, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that city has revised subpoenas in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance repeal petition case, narrowing the request to "focus solely on communications related to HERO and the petition gathering process". More
October 17, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the November 4 General Election, with federal, state, county and local races on the ballots in the Texas Gulf Coast region. More
October 17, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green recently participated in a panel hosted by the National League of Cities to answer questions regarding a study of American cities in recovery from recession. More
October 17, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to adopt an overall property tax rate of $0.62998 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin's weekend leisure activity report includes art fairs, a new art exhibit and a pumpkin patch. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the 103rd American Association of Port Authorities Convention November 9-13 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. More
October 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will deliver remarks on Friday at the Houston Consular Business Forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees has approved a tax rate of $0.0059999 per $100 valuation. More
October 16, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that a preliminary review of the district's magnet schools shows improvement among probationary programs, with three of the programs to have their status restored. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host a Child Nutrition Food Spectacular on October 23, offering area school district food directors and students an opportunity to sample offerings from food vendors. More
October 16, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2015 Budget. More
October 15, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.72 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 15, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District today announced that Superintendent Terry Grier has been named one of five finalists for the annual Green-Garner Award by the Council of the Great City Schools. More
October 15, 2014 -- Houston Emergency Medical Services Director Dr. David Persse and Houston Department of Health and Human Services Director Stephen Williams on Wednesday updated Houston City Council on the city's Ebola readiness and response. More
October 14, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed October 2014 as "National Bullying Prevention Month in Houston" and announced Houston's participation in the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying, a national initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors sponsored in partnership with the Bully Project. More
October 14, 2014 -- Sharon Adams, chief communications officer for Houston First Corporation, has joined the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee as senior vice president for corporate affairs. More
October 14, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to recognize Judge Richard Vara for 40 years of providing "outstanding public service, dedication, and leadership to the people of Harris County" while serving as Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 1. More
October 14, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will participate in the Governor's Small Business Forum on Friday in Houston. More
October 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has issued a reminder that a public meeting will be held tonight regarding the Kingwood Mobility Study. More
October 14, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted 8-1, with Danny Earp opposed, to authorize the city manager to move forward with a concept regarding a proposed LED digital billboard and to gather pricing information to bring back to the city council. More
October 14, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted 5-2, with Mayor Mark Denman and Bob Warters opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $0.74212 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
October 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello and Isaac Ramirez, chief transportation planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council provided an overview of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan in a video program hosted by H-GAC Director of Transportation Alan Clark. More w/Video
October 14, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday heard a presentation and received recommendations regarding the design of the Miramar Coastal Erosion Project. More
October 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston will host a conference on Tuesday to discuss best practices for advanced practice registered nurses. More
October 13, 2014 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association recently raised more than $100,000 in scholarship funds for the Lee and San Jacinto college foundations during its inaugural Scholarship Golf Tournament. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Port of Houston on Saturday welcomed the Norwegian Jewel to the Bayport Cruise Terminal, kicking off cruises to take place from the terminal through April 2015. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that ridership is increasing, including a 12.1 percent increase in passengers using the METRORail system. More
October 13, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, in a meeting last week, adopted a property tax rate of $0.185602 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 11, 2014 -- Tropical Storm Fay has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. More
October 10, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences' Forensic Genetics Laboratory has been selected as part of a group of seven DNA labs nationwide to take part in a revolutionary study that will expand the power of DNA testing and help investigators solve more crimes. More
October 10, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that Debra J. Justice has been named general manager of the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. More
October 10, 2014 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson on Thursday announced that Marcos E. Carrion, a former Houston Police Department officer, has entered a guilty plea in a drug conspiracy. More
October 10, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently worked with a local artist through the Adopt-a-Stop/Shelter program to incorporate art into a stop at the East End. More
October 10, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook has advised that the westbound lanes of Port Road just off of State Highway 146 will be closed beginning tonight due to road improvements by the Texas Department of Transportation. More
October 10, 2014 -- The Houston Chapter of American Institute of Architects and the Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a panel discussion on November 10 regarding coastal resiliency. More
October 10, 2014 -- Barrios Technology's James Milhoan recently received the Exceptional Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More
October 10, 2014 -- Boys & Girls Harbor recently held its 2014 Good Skipper Luncheon at the Lakewood Yacht Club, honoring the Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance event. More
October 10, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had scheduled a meeting of the six county Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District for Thursday afternoon in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom, in order to hear a presentation to provide details about the GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
October 10, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published on Thursday reports that APM (Atlantic Plant Maintenance) is in the process of completing construction on an 80,000 square foot Training and Development Center at the company’s Pasadena Boulevard location in Pasadena. More
October 10, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 7-1, with Greg Meyers opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $1.1967 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 10, 2014 -- A Harris County Sheriff's Deputy was injured in a vehicle accident that left one woman dead on Friday on Highway 6 and Clay Road. More
October 10, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on food and festivals, films and fine arts events that are on tap this weekend around the Gulf Coast region. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday voted 7-1, with Greg Meyers opposed, to adopt a one cent property tax increase. More
October 09, 2014 -- One person was reported killed in a head on collision in Webster that sent others to the hospital. More
October 09, 2014 -- The City of Shoreacres will host a meeting of the Miramar Shoreline Restoration & Improvement Advisory Group on Monday to hear the group's recommendations to the Shoreacres City Council. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning recently hosted its second annual Out-of-School Time Conference and State of Afterschool Address. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host the APTA Expo, the "transit industry's premier showcase for technology, products and services", on October 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Honey Brown Hope Foundation will host a banquet on October 18 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. More
October 09, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve industrial district agreements with industries located in the Deer Park Industrial District. More
October 09, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on final reading, a property tax rate of $0.576904 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Head Start program accepted a donation of 1,200 uniforms from the Assistance League of Houston. More
October 08, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today released a video detailing the Orion spacecraft's critical systems engineers will evaluate during its December 4 test flight. More w/Video
October 08, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to amend the Code of Ordinances relating to the prohibition of illicit synthetic drugs. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host several programs in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. More
October 08, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the United States Department of Education has approved a new $749,982 grant to fund "Project REALITY" family library activities at 10 Houston elementary schools. More
October 08, 2014 -- The City of Houston today unveiled a redesigned website for the city, which includes technology to respond and adapt to user's needs regardless of whether the site is being accessed via smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. More
October 08, 2014 -- The City of Houston will re-launch Sunday Streets Houston this fall, with three areas targeted for "no cars on the road". More
October 08, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is accepting submissions for a "personal boarding pass", which will place entrants' names on microchips that will fly aboard the December 4 test flight of the Orion spacecraft and possibly future missions. More
October 08, 2014 -- Space Center Houston today announced that it has been designated a Smithsonian Affiliate, Houston's first museum to receive such a designation, allowing it access to the national archive of artifacts and traveling exhibitions developed by the Smithsonian Institution. More
October 08, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.24874 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 08, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a three-year, $20,000 per year contract between the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation and the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership for economic development services through 2017. More
October 07, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston recently held its Leading Edge Luncheon, celebrating its 30th anniversary, at The Junior League of Houston. More
October 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. will host a public information session on Thursday at the Harris County Commissioners Court Courtroom to provide details about the district's Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has received a $38,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to support the Houston PARKS Adventure Program. More
October 06, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker hosted White House Council on Environmental Equality Director Mike Boots for a tour of the Buffalo Bayou Park construction project and briefing on the Bayou Greenways 2020 project and Houston’s efforts to use green infrastructure to combat climate impacts. More
October 06, 2014 -- Volunteer Houston will host its 40th Birthday Celebration and Volunteer Fair event on October 26 at Discovery Green. More
October 06, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday announced that NASA's Human Research Program will fund nine proposals for research on reducing the health risks posed by space radiation. More
October 06, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host his annual fall town hall meeting on October 21 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Garden Room. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has begun excavating the first phase of the South Belt Stormwater Detention Basin, a project that will reduce flooding risks in the Clear Creek watersheds of south Harris and Galveston counties. More
October 06, 2014 -- Transnetwork Corporation, a Houston-based electronic domestic and cross-border processing and payment platform, today announced that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Citi Remesas, Inc., a subsidiary of Citibank. More
October 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, on the last of her trade mission with the Greater Houston Partnership, will ride Japan's bullet train, which utilizes the same technology as the Texas high-speed rail project endorsed by Parker and mayors of Dallas and Ft. Worth this year. More
October 03, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District has launched its second annual Green Schools Challenge in an effort to decrease the district's energy consumption. More
October 03, 2014 -- Monday is the final day to register to vote in the November 4 General Election, which includes a United States Senate seat, Texas Governor, county judge races and local city, school board positions and bond and charter propositions. More
October 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the return of some popular fall events like Houston's oldest Greek festival and a family festival for hands-on art, as well as few new events. More
October 03, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday announced that its first light rail car built by CAF USA has completed its "burn-in" period, traveling the required 4,000 miles for being put into service. More
October 03, 2014 -- JAMSS America, Inc. in Houston received a grant from The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to conduct research utilizing the International Space Station to improve maritime operations. More
October 03, 2014 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region and Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted the Mobility Matters Symposium on Thursday. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Varnett Public School has posted an essay on The EXPO Inspire! 2014 Public Symposium at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Galveston Bay Foundation and the City of La Porte are launching a Clean Water Partnership to improve the water quality in Galveston Bay. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently earned three awards for financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association and Association of School Business Officials International. More
October 02, 2014 -- Music Doing Good has announced that the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society will accept donations of instruments during its concerts on October 14 and January 6. More
October 02, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will present "The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth", an exhibit on the achievements and future of space travel, October 8 through January 18. More
October 02, 2014 -- Barrios Technology Mission and Program Integration Increment Engineer Maria Baugh-Horstman recently received a Silver Snoopy Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration . More
October 01, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today launched the First Chance Intervention Program, which gives non-violent first-time offenders arrested on marijuana possession charges an opportunity to avoid a criminal conviction. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 10-3, with C.O. “Brad” Bradford, Jerry Davis and Brenda Stardig opposed, to the city's Code of Ordinances to expand smoke-free zones to include public pedestrian walkways, as well as address non-tobacco smoking products, such as synthetic marijuana, by expanding the definition of smoking to include plant material and other combustible substances. More
October 01, 2014 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Mormon today announced that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed October 16 through November 2 for road repairs. More
October 01, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve a $7,763 contract with Harris County for election services for the city’s November 4 special bond election. More
October 01, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded residents that October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 election. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District's Family Learning Academy will host "Super Saturday" events, beginning October 4, featuring parent workshops and resource fairs to assist parents in preparing their children for college and a career. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today signed documents reaffirming Houston's Sister City agreement with Chiba City, Japan. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission trip to Japan and South Korea, today announced that she has signed an agreement for "friendly exchanges and cooperation" with the mayor of Seoul, South Korea. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it is now operating the only Level II trauma capable facility in the Houston Bay Area. More
September 30, 2014 -- The visit to the Netherlands by a group of Texans to tour the storm surge protection system that the Dutch launched after the disastrous 1953 flood wrapped up on Tuesday. More
September 30, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that construction of a new concrete sidewalk and wheelchair ramps along Kingwood Drive will begin on October 6. More
September 30, 2014 -- The City of Shoreacres has advised that Harris County will be conducting mosquito spraying this week. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Exploration Green Conservancy will host an open house on Saturday for its Tree and Wetland Nurseries. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Korea International Trade Association during the partnership's trade mission to South Korea. More
September 29, 2014 -- The City of La Porte Purchasing Department has been awarded the prestigious 19th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute. More
September 29, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that a public stakeholder meeting regarding the Kingwood Mobility Study will be held on October 14 at the Kingwood Community Center. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has started construction to complete the Kluge Stormwater Detention Basin, which will reduce flooding risks in the Little Cypress Creek and Cypress Creek watersheds in northwest Harris County. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District will host a series of community meetings in October to discuss the progress made on projects under the 2012 bond program. More
September 29, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced that the city has signed an agreement with the Institute of Real Estate Management to boost local whole-building sustainability efforts. More
September 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz are meeting with representatives from Korean Air on the first day of their comprehensive trade mission to South Korea and Japan. More
September 28, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Antwerp will sign a memorandum of understanding on Monday to kick off the 2014 Breakbulk Americas Conference in Houston. More
September 28, 2014 -- The delegation of Texans visiting the Netherlands to tour the storm surge protection system installed after the disastrous flood of 1953 on Sunday visited the Maeslant Barrier, a huge flood gate the size of the Eiffel Tower if laid on its side, to observe the annual test closing. More
September 28, 2014 -- Report from the Netherlands: Jim Guidry reports that the delegation from Texas has arrived in the Netherlands. More
September 27, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today departed with a 30-member delegation of local elected officials and business and community leaders for a week-long investment and trade mission to South Korea and Japan. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston, in partnership with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance, is leading a delegation from Southeast Texas that is visiting Netherlands this weekend for a tour of the Delta Works, a series of construction projects that consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levees, and storm surge barriers. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has experienced project delays during the reconstruction of the bridge that crosses Sims Bayou at South Post Oak Road, between Heatherbrook Drive and Trafalgar Drive. More
September 26, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 4-1, with Jeff Tave opposed, to adopt the city's FY2015 Budget. More
September 26, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has reported that three crew members have departed to serve as Expedition 41 aboard the International Space Station. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau recently testified to Texas State Representatives regarding the positive impact of cultural heritage tourism. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday announced that the opening of the new East End and Southeast METRORail Lines has been moved to April 2015 due to construction issues. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors today voted 7-1, with Allen Watson opposed, to approve a motion that moved forward with METRO's System Re-imagining Plan for changes to METRO bus service, but not to finalize any schedule or route changes associated with the plan while the organization meets with residents and bus drivers to discuss aspects of the plan. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society today announced that more than 350 men and women have benefited from its "Operation Gang Together D-Tag" Tattoo Removal Program to remove gang tattoos from former gang members who participate in the program. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission on Tuesday received a report that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has approved the dredging of the Bayport channel. More
September 24, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will depart on Saturday to lead a delegation of local elected officials and business and community leaders on a week-long Greater Houston Partnership investment and trade mission to South Korea and Tokyo. More
September 24, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a contract with Selex ES Inc. for an automatic license plate recognition solution for the Houston Police Department. More
September 24, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently recognized Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, for his role in the development of private sector spaceflight. More
September 24, 2014 -- The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network today announced that it has started to phase in text-to-9-1-1 service for its territory. More
September 23, 2014 -- The Houston History Association will host its fourth annual Houston History Conference, "Houston: Born on the Bayou, Built on the Port", on October 11 at the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library. More
September 23, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a recommended merger of the Harris County Health Facilities Development Corporation and the Harris County Cultural Corporation. More
September 23, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a motion to authorize the La Porte Economic Development Corporation to expend $426,000 for an economic incentive project benefiting ACT Independent Turbo Services, Inc. More
September 23, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Nancy Schnell and Neil Moyer opposed, to adopt the city’s General Fund and Utility Fund operating budgets for FY2015. More
September 23, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 22, 2014 -- Aid for Victims of Domestic Abuse will host its Ninth Annual Home Safe Home Event on October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Houston home of Marie and Dr. Ed Bosarge. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Monday held a special meeting to discuss the framework and schedule for port authority strategic planning activities, to receive a staff update on the recent review overseen by the Sunset Advisory Commission, and to discuss state and federal legislative matters. More
September 22, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will participate in the third annual "Green Apple Day of Service" on Saturday, with schools hosting community service events throughout the district. More
September 22, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the launch of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda with the mayors of Los Angeles and Philadelphia to address climate change. More
September 22, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan will hold a kick-off event for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday to encourage voters in Harris County to register for the November 4 election. More
September 22, 2014 -- The City of League City has announced that a temporary change will be made to the disinfection process for drinking water provided through the Southeast Water Purification Plant in Houston. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that free Wi-Fi access is now available at both at all terminal areas at William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport terminals A and D. More
September 22, 2014 -- The City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department today announced that the drinking water disinfection process will be temporarily modified for some areas of City Council District E served by the Southeast Water Purification Plant. More
September 21, 2014 -- Midtown Community Festival And Events Proudly will host the 21st Annual MLK Grande Parade On January 19, 2015. More
September 21, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports extensive damage to one apartment building but no injuries in a fire on 12000 MLK early this morning. More
September 20, 2014 -- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Director Gary Tinterow has announced the appointment of Aimée E. Froom as curator of Islamic art. More
September 19, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett took issue with a Guidry News report on Thursday’s meeting of the Harris County Mayors’ & Councils’ Association that said he urged elected officials to not support the resolution in favor of a Coastal Barrier System. More
September 19, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders have announced that closures of northbound Interstate 45 frontage road lanes from FM 290 to Spring Crossing will be extended due to recent heavy rains. More
September 19, 2014 -- Alan Clark, director of Houston-Galveston Area Council’s metropolitan planning organization, on Thursday presented an overview of the 2040 regional transportation plan to the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has issued an update regarding flooding conditions, reporting that South Mayde Creek remains out of banks near Greenhouse Road, but that water levels are falling. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast live coverage of the September 25 launch of three crew members of Expedition 41/42 to the International Space Station. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Harris County Mayors’ & Councils’ Association on Thursday voted unanimous support for a Coastal Barrier System. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that it has extended a contract with Barrios Technology, Ltd. of Houston to provide support to International Space Station activities at NASA's Johnson Space Center. More
September 19, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $2.1 million contract to Affolter Contracting Company, Inc. for containment dike raising at the Peggy Lake Dredge Material Placement Area in Harris County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for north and northwestern areas of Houston, effective until noon. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Halo House Foundation will host its Fourth Annual Halo House Gala on November 1 in Houston. More
September 19, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new art exhibits around the Gulf Coast region including the works of dozens of artists in Houston, historic pottery in Orange and a reading of the classic works of a famous Latin American author. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for much of the western portions of the City of Houston, especially areas west of downtown. More
September 19, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for much of the city of Houston until 10:45 a.m. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District reports that as of 7:30 pm all bayous and creeks were falling, including those most affected by heavy rainfall. More
September 18, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced the return of SundayStreetsHTX for October, November and December in The Heights, Third Ward/Museum Park and East End/Fifth Ward areas. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team is monitoring rainfall rates and bayou levels at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, along with other emergency management partner agencies. More
September 18, 2014 -- The National Weather Service says that the potential for heavy rain will continue throughout the afternoon and into this evening. More
September 18, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the board of education has approved a settlement to allow the district to move forward with the construction of the Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men at the site of the former Wheatley/E.O. Smith building. More
September 18, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the FY2015 Budget for the city, which includes total projected spending of $56,757,186. More
September 18, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston today announced that it is offering a free Nurse Health Line to provide assistance with health needs and advice. More
September 18, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to suspend the October 1 effective date of a rate change request by CenterPoint Energy Houston, LLC. More
September 18, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-2, with Ornaldo Ybarra and Pat Van Houte opposed, to propose the adoption of a tax rate of $0.576904 per $100 valuation for 2014, on first reading. More
September 17, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning effective until 4:15 p.m. for areas of southeast Houston. Rains are expected to continue through Thursday evening. More
September 17, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecth Parkway Builders has announced that closures will take place for Interstate Highway 45 North during the weekend due to construction related to a future interchange between the freeway and the Grand Parkway. More
September 17, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that she has joined "Prosecutors Against Gun Violence", a coalition organized to identify and promote solutions to national issues of gun violence. More
September 17, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to appropriate $5,011,250 for the purchase of automated recycling containers for the Solid Waste Management Department. More
September 17, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 17, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed new rule on carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources, specifically electric utility generating units; but the item was worded to express concerns about the federal intrusion. More
September 16, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX to carry United States astronauts to and from the International Space Station. More
September 16, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that more than 300 people attended his biannual Paying for College Workshop and Academy Day at North Shore Senior High School. More
September 16, 2014 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises, LLC, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations into violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. More
September 16, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced the launch of a new online tool to report animal cruelty, and a new pilot program designed to educate elementary school aged children on how to properly care for their pets. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will hold a meeting on October 7 in Baytown to discuss the progress in reducing bacteria in the watershed. More
September 15, 2014 -- A delegation from the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America will dedicate the new William A. Lawson Chapel on September 27. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host its Third Annual Houston LibroFEST on September 27 at the Central Library and the Flores Neighborhood Library. More
September 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the recipients of the 2014 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards. More
September 15, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston will host Greater Houston Partnership Chair Paul Hobby to deliver the keynote address at the Leading Edge Luncheon on Tuesday. More
September 15, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city collected a total of $253,543 in sales tax revenue for the month of September. More
September 14, 2014 -- The Houston Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday will host a town hall for Veterans, family members, survivors and the public to provide feedback on VA operations and recommendations for VA programs. More
September 14, 2014 -- What is billed as the nation’s first anti-bullying policy for school employees was announced on Friday in Houston, an effort initiated by Houston educational support workers, developed collaboratively with school administration and now part of the district’s standards of conduct for all employees. More
September 14, 2014 -- "The Friends of Freeman Library elected a new Board of Trustees in the beginning of the summer. More
September 14, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College North Campus Science and Allied Health Building has received the Associated General Contractors APEX Award, "based on meeting or exceeding stringent and comprehensive criteria". More
September 14, 2014 -- The University of Houston reports that preliminary fall enrollment, based on the 12th day of classes, is 40,959, the largest in the history of the institution. More
September 13, 2014 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and other members of the Healthy Pets Healthy Streets coalition such as Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Friends For Life No Kill Animal Shelter and Rescue, Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez have announced expansion of the strategic spay/neuter initiative. More
September 12, 2014 -- The MLK Parade Foundation has announced that the 9th Annual MLK Youth Parade will be on January 17, 2015. More
September 12, 2014 -- Friends of the Houston Public Library is hosting its Children's Book Sale through Saturday. More
September 12, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that it has extended its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at the Johnson Space Center. More
September 12, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that the Orion spacecraft is ready to be joined to its rocket and fueled for its launch in December. More
September 12, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education's CASE for Kids today held a swearing-in for local AmeriCorps members. More
September 12, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a dedication ceremony on September 20 at the Northline Transit Center. More
September 12, 2014 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston on Thursday hosted a program on Ports and Prosperity featuring a speech by Seth Cropsey, director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. More
September 12, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a plan for redistricting the trustee single member districts in order to balance out voting populations in districts after annexing North Forest Independent School District. More
September 12, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on activities available around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a photo exhibit featuring the open roads of the U.S., a parade on the waters of Houston and free music in Galveston. More
September 12, 2014 -- An 18-wheeler was totally destroyed but there were no injuries in an early morning accident and fire inbound on the Southwest Freeway at Spur 527, over Main Street. More
September 11, 2014 -- Webster City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to proposed a property tax rate of $0.24874 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
September 11, 2014 -- Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Guidry News Service has posted interviews with those who were there on that day, as well as two PowerPoint presentations and a recording of Lucky Boyd's "In the Blink of an Eye". More
September 10, 2014 -- All northbound mainlanes of the US 59 Eastex Freeway at IH 610 North Loop remain closed as crews work to clear the remnants of an earlier accident involving an 18 wheeler. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services today announced that it has received a $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to help uninsured area residents sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. More
September 10, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the Houston Public Library has launched its MY Link Library Card Sign-Up Campaign. More
September 10, 2014 -- Houston TranStar today advised travelers to avoid the US 59 Eastex Freeway at the North Loop 610 interchange due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler caused the closure of US 59 in both directions. More
September 10, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve a water conservation plan for municipal uses and an updated drought contingency plan for the city. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Coast Guard assisted two people to safety after their plane crashed in a field 3 miles northeast of Ellington Field on Tuesday. More
September 09, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance is still seeking participants for Afloat!, the first in a series of parades, as part of its three-month Transported + Renewed project. More
September 09, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept receipt of the 2014 effective and rollback tax rate calculations for the 2014 tax year. More
September 09, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously approve the selection of Edward Melton as head county librarian on the recommendation of a selection committee. More
September 09, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Nancy Schnell opposed, to propose a property tax rate of $0.844381 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
September 09, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting and open house on Wednesday to receive comments regarding the US 59/IH 69 Rider 42 Corridor Congestion Mitigation Study. More
September 09, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget, which includes total projected expenditures of $78,106,564. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Transportation Commission has approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area, construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties, a road widening project on Interstate 69/United States Highway 59 in Fort Bend County and four projects in Montgomery County worth approximately $30 million. More
September 08, 2014 -- Interjet has formally announced the start of operations for its direct Monterrey - Houston – Monterrey service starting on October 23. More
September 08, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook will conduct mosquito spraying every evening through Saturday due to recent increases in the mosquito population. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Get Together-Bay Area will launch its 2014-2015 monthly networking luncheon meetings on September 18. More
September 08, 2014 -- The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has announced that it is offering grants to families in need to help pay for their child's health care treatments. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition reports that it now has the support of 14 cities, counties and economic development groups throughout Waller, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. More
September 05, 2014 -- United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited the Harris County Department of Education to meet with YouthBuild of Houston students enrolled in general educational development and job skills classes. More
September 05, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there was heavy fire and smoke damage to an apartment building at 14000 Pershire, but no injuries were reported. More
September 05, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the Annual Northside Job Fair on Monday at the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston. More
September 05, 2014 -- The Prescription Drug Advisory Committee of the Bay Area Alliance will host a conference on September 18 to discuss the problems associated with prescription drug abuse. More
September 05, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced her appointments to the newly-formed General Plan Steering Committee, which will prepare a general plan to make Houston "a prosperous, healthy and sustainable city". More
September 05, 2014 -- Sharpstown High School in Houston will host a food drive on Saturday. More
September 05, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a lawsuit against the owner and landlord of an after-hours night club on complaints that the business is serving alcohol without a permit and harboring criminal activity. More w/Video
September 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has started construction of the South Richey Stormwater Detention Basin, a project that will reduce flooding riskis and damages in the Berry Bayou watershed area. More
September 05, 2014 -- Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries participated in the fifth annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday. More
September 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports there is a full slate of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a contemporary arts fair, a gathering for train enthusiasts, live music and free movies. More
September 04, 2014 -- Boys & Girls Harbor will host their 2014 "Good Skipper" Luncheon on October 3 at 12 p.m. at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. More
September 04, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that more than $2.33 million have been awarded in additional premiums to junior auction exhibitors. More
September 04, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced the launch of "Read Houston Read", a new volunteer program to address literacy. More
September 04, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 4-1, with Jeff Tave opposed, to approve the proposed FY2015 Budget. More
September 04, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to propose a tax rate of $0.3306 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
September 04, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Pat Van Houte opposed, to approve the first reading of the city's FY2015 Budget. More
September 04, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports heavy damage but no injuries in a fire at 4920 Marable Drive on Wednesday evening. More
September 03, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it is kicking off a new sustainable schools initiative with CenterPoint Energy to involve students in reducing energy use on high school campuses. More
September 03, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Robert Llorente opposed, to propose a tax rate of $0.640030 per $100 valuation. More
September 03, 2014 -- The Texas Education Agency today released a study regarding the impact of potential school district consolidation in the state's five largest counties, including Harris County. More
September 03, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education on Tuesday announced that it has received a $384,000 grant from the Houston Endowment for funding programs at 38 after-school sites through the department's Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids. More
September 03, 2014 -- Harris County today announced that the county offers a down payment assistance program for first time homebuyers. More
September 03, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a tax rate of $0.72 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
September 03, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Dale Rudick, P.E. as Director of the Department of Public Works & Engineering. More
September 03, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances to allow the city to determine the number of ambulance company permits issued as needed. More
September 03, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize an agreement with the Galveston Area Ambulance Authority, a division of the Galveston County Health District and Galveston County, for the provision of ambulance services for the Galveston County Jail. More
September 03, 2014 -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named the Houston Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP) project as a Senior Alliance for the 2014-2015 academic year. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance, in collaboration with local artists and community partners, is hosting Transported + Renewed, a bold mix of community-based and contemporary art projects, through November 30. More
September 02, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced the results of the "No Refusal" initiative that took place during the Labor Day holiday weekend. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has joined efforts with the "Ready" Campaign to promote emergency preparedness as part of "National Preparedness Month", which is observed in September. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Bay Area Regional Medical Center has announced that it has received The Joint Commission's "Gold Seal of Approval" for accreditation. More
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
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
August 21, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today issued a news release regarding his appointment to the Houston First Board of Directors. More
August 21, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a lawsuit seeking to force a northwest Houston game room to follow county regulations or shut down. More
August 21, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 3-2, with Jeff Tave and Carolyn Stanley opposed, on a motion to grant a variance request for use of the Event Room at no cost by the Bay Area Charter Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization. More
August 21, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $632,126 contract to Metro City Construction, LP for the 2013 Water Line Improvement Project. More
August 21, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $1,859,634 contract with D & W Contractors, Inc. for the Strawberry Road Improvements Project. More
August 20, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department have announced that the After-School Meal Program will be offered at 76 sites across the city this year. More
August 20, 2014 -- Tilman J. Fertitta has been elected chair of the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
August 20, 2014 -- AARP will host a screening of the film Cantiflas, staring ?scar Jaenada, as part of its AARP Movies for Grownups series on Thursday, August 28 at Marq'E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX at 7600 Katy Freeway in Houston. Flyer
August 20, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a contract with the Department of State Health Services to provide ten Health & Human Services contract programs for Fiscal Year 2015. More
August 20, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of global positioning system pre-emption vehicle equipment from Consolidated Traffic Controls, Inc. for installation on traffic signals within the city. More
August 20, 2014 -- The City of Houston today issued a news release on Mayor Annise Parker's selection of Dale A. Rudick as director for the Department of Public Works and Engineering. More
August 20, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Scandinavian Airlines has launched a service connecting Houston with Stavanger, Norway. More
August 20, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $525,000 contract to Pepper-Lawson Waterworks, LLC for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Improvements Project. More
August 19, 2014 -- The La Porte Police Department recently hosted its first Youth Explorer Academy. More
August 19, 2014 -- Benoit Premium Threading, LLC of Houma, Louisiana has announced that it will be expanding its operations to Houston. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it has installed single-touch emergency call areas at METRORail stations for riders to contact emergency responders. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Director today voted unanimously to approve mid-year revisions to the H-GAC 2014 Budget. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library's World Cafe will host Laurence "Larry" J. Payne on Thursday to discuss his book "The Heart of Houston: Lessons in Servant Leadership". More
August 19, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that an August 12 issuance of refunding bonds will save the city $6.1 million through lower interest rates. More
August 19, 2014 -- Update: The United States Coast Guard has suspended a search for a missing man near Cedar Bayou in the Houston area, after the fishing vessel he was on capsized on Monday afternoon. More
August 18, 2014 -- The City of La Porte, along with the La Porte Emergency Planning Committee and the La Porte Independent School District, will host the annual La Porte Health and Safety Fair on September 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Porte High School. More
August 18, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that Houston is one of five cities to participate in the National League of Cities "LIFT-UP" pilot program to assist low-income families in paying their utility bills. More
August 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Saturday welcomed thousands of students and their parents to the 4th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest, held in the Athletics/Alumni Center and Hofheinz Pavilion on the University of Houston Main Campus. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department unveiled their Art Recycling Trucks project with six working City of Houston recycling trucks that have been transformed into mobile artworks by local artists. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Texas Stallions Track Club recently sent a delegation to compete in the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. More
August 15, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 33-year-old crew member off a bulk freighter, Friday, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the vessel, 172 miles offshore of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District's Transportation Department won two awards from the annual statewide Mechanics Rodeo, which was held July 30-August 2. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday hosted a presentation on a proposal by Texas A&M University at Galveston for a coastal spine system of storm surge barriers to protect Galveston Bay. More
August 15, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that its Stardust Team is issuing a report on the discovery of interstellar dust particles in samples from the Stardust spacecraft, which returned to Earth in 2006. More
August 15, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today held a 41 second special meeting to vote 3-0 to canvass the results of the August 5 State Senate District 4 Special Runoff Election. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to rename the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to the High School for Law and Justice. More
August 15, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region, including a new art exhibition at the University Museum at Texas Southern University, Shark Weekend at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, the "Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and an evening of music and dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to rename the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to the High School for Law and Justice. More
August 14, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has invited Harris County citizens to enroll in an upcoming Citizen's Police Academy set to begin September 4. More
August 14, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Head Start received $766,419 in a federal grant award this summer which restores funding from 2013 sequestration cuts and allows for a 1.3 percent cost of living adjustment for staff. More
August 14, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports heavy smoke damage to a strip shopping center in Southwest Houston, but no injuries. More
August 14, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook will host Community Emergency Response Team training by BayCERT beginning October 2 at the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Station. More
August 14, 2014 -- Space Center Houston today hosted a ceremony for lifting the space shuttle replica Independence onto the shuttle carrier aircraft, where it will be on display. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Randle Law Office has announced that its appeal to the Houston City Council on behalf of a Heights property owner was successful. More
August 13, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast live coverage on August 18 of a spacewalk to be performed by two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $1.5 million in preparedness funding to the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston to address the health of volunteer firefighters. More
August 13, 2014 -- The West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women will host a coffee for prospective members on August 23 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church. More
August 13, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize payment of $1,646,624 to the Houston Recovery Center LGC for full Fiscal Year 2015 Operational Expenses for the Houston Center for Sobriety pursuant to an interlocal agreement between the city and the HRC. More
August 13, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook on Tuesday reported that the city's sales tax revenues in August total $327,400, reflecting an 8.89 percent increase from August 2013. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Houston First Corporation today announced that it has issued a request for proposals for the design and development of a hotel that would be located on top of the new parking garage and office building planned for just north of the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
August 13, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to call an election for November 4 for a total $8,550,000 bond referendum. More
August 13, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that an agreement has been reached with the Houston-based Lincoln Academy to permanently shut down due to the academy falsely claiming to be an accredited educational institution. More
August 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has announced that it offers transradial cardiac catheterization, a new technique allowing access to a patient's heart through the wrist, instead of groin. More
August 13, 2014 -- Skybox Datacenters on Tuesday announced that it is building an 86,960 square foot data center facility in Katy. More
August 13, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday received a visit by the Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps, which provided a presentation regarding its equipment and training. More
August 13, 2014 -- One person was killed and two others were injured in a traffic accident after a chase by police on JFK Boulevard near George Bush Intercontinental Airport last night. More
August 12, 2014 -- Discovery Green has announced its fall 2014 programming season, which includes interactive art, entertainment and “family-friendly” activities. More
August 12, 2014 -- University of Houston mathematician Suncica Canic was recognized as a Society of Industry and Applied Mathematics fellow for her "outstanding contributions to the development of mathematical theory and applications to the life sciences". More
August 12, 2014 -- Update: The Houston Fire Department reports that a suspect has been arrested on arson charges in connection with Tuesday's three-alarm fire at the Mar Del Sol Apartments. More
August 12, 2014 -- One person injured today in an industrial accident at the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 12, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council is hosting events this month in celebration of Commute Solutions Month. More
August 12, 2014 -- El Lago City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 4-1, with Jeff Tave opposed, to approve the installation of bullet proof glass at 98 Lakeshore Drive, which houses the city's municipal court. More
August 12, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today discussed a proposal by Commissioner Jack Morman that the county provide its law enforcement officers with bulletproof vests, then voted unanimously to forward the item to the Budget Office for review. More
August 12, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order a special election for November 4 to present propositions for re-authorizing a one-fourth of one percent sales tax for street maintenance and five charter amendments. More
August 12, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to establish a speed limit of 25 miles per hour for all streets within the Shady River Subdivision. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation has announced that President George H.W. Bush will serve as an honorary chairman for the foundation's Jump! Shout! Skydive fundraiser on September 27 at Skydive Spaceland Houston as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today issued a notice regarding severe thunderstorms predicted to move through the area tonight. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Director of Compliance for the Office of Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has taken issue with a criticism of the office that was published in the Guidry News report on the August 5 meeting of Webster City Council. More
August 10, 2014 -- The Friendswood Police Department has warned residents of a burglar who disguises himself as a security lighting contractor or a surveyor. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 08, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced several closures, starting tonight, at the Interstate Highway 610 North Loop and Interstate Highway 45 in Houston for repairs. More
August 08, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to deny an expenditure of $15,800 for the installation of bullet proof glass at 98 Lakeshore Drive by Installations, Inc. More
August 08, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System has announced the launch of a new free Nurse Health Line for parents. More
August 08, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced that Houston Television was recently named a silver and bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Equal Rights Houston Campaign has responded to the temporary restraining order preventing the City of Houston from Implementing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
August 07, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston will mark its 30th anniversary on Tuesday, September 30 with a luncheon, featuring Greater Houston Partnership Chair Paul Hobby as the keynote speaker. More
August 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the docking of a European Space Agency cargo spacecraft with the International Space Station on August 12. More
August 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently tested the Orion spacecraft for recovering the craft following its splashdown in the ocean. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Houston Ship Channel will host the Centennial Family Festival on September 6 at the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
August 07, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to order a special bond election to be held on November 4 for voter ratification of four bond propositions totaling $8,550,000. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a grand opening celebration on Friday for new parking available at the Houston Community College Northeast-Nortline Campus. More
August 07, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to schedule a public hearing for August 19 to receive comments regarding the proposed FY2015 Budget. More
August 07, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a $6,000 quote from Texas Veteran Roofing for the replacement of the park house roof. More
August 06, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 10-5, with Jerry Davis, Mike Laster, Michael Kubosh, C.O. "Brad" Bradford and Jack Christie opposed, and Dave Martin and Oliver Pennington out of the room and not voting, to amend the Code of Ordinances relating to vehicles for hire to provide for businesses like Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to connect drivers with riders, using the driver’s personal car. More
August 06, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host the "Mars Food Face-Off", a competition providing a lesson in preparing meals from food that could be grown on Mars by future explorers, on Saturday. More
August 06, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $74,000 contract to Comex Corporation for the construction of the Fire Station No. 2 Building Addition. More
August 06, 2014 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that it is expanding its traffic ticket payment kiosk service to police substations in Clear Lake and Kingwood. More
August 06, 2014 -- The Equal Rights Houston campaign today issued a statement in response to a legal challenge filed by opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
August 06, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution seeking support from the Texas Municipal League for legislative action to change the deadline for posting the proposed property tax rate notice as required by the state. More
August 05, 2014 -- Brandon Creighton defeated Steve Toth in the Texas Senate District 4 race. More
August 05, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating a shooting incident that began with a chase in League City. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Attorney's Office today announced that a judge has denied a challenge to the county's game room regulations. More
August 05, 2014 -- Voters are casting their ballots today in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
August 04, 2014 -- Houston City Attorney David Feldman reports that the petition to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance adopted by City Council in May has fallen short of the City Charter and Texas Election Code requirements for a voter referendum, thus the ordinance will not be reconsidered by City Council or placed on the ballot. More
August 04, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will host a Family Health Evening on August 11. More
August 04, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District's Transportation Services will host a safety expo for bus drivers and attendants on Thursday. More
August 04, 2014 -- The Harris County Clerk's Office has issued a reminder that Tuesday is Election Day for the Texas Senate District 4 Special Runoff Election between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
August 03, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff's deputies report that a bank robbery suspect injured in a shootout at 13400 West Road on Sunday has died. More
August 02, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department Arson Bureau is investigating a Saturday evening warehouse fire in Southeast Houston. More
August 02, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a contract extension to Lockheed Martin Corporation of Gaithersburg, Maryland, for the Facilities Development and Operations Contract at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
August 02, 2014 -- San Jacinto College announced on Friday that seven San Jacinto College administrators have been promoted to key positions. More
August 02, 2014 -- Rice University researchers suggest that people who are politically liberal and conservative may be "hardwired to disagree". More
August 02, 2014 -- Texans Together and the San Jacinto River Coalition today is hosting environmental leader Lois Gibbs for a community workshop at Lee College’s Tucker Hall. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department today responded to a gas leak at a construction site in the 1700 block of Fannin Street, and called for the evacuation of the Houston House Apartments due to the leak. More
August 01, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has extended a contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation for the Facilities Development and Operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education has released the comprehensive calendar for 25 Harris County school districts. More
August 01, 2014 -- Representatives from various environmental organizations will host a "Waste and Environmental Justice Summit" on Saturday at the McCoy Auditorium at Texas Southern University in Houston. More
August 01, 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
August 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management today issued an advisory regarding the formation of Tropical Storm Bertha in the Atlantic Ocean, stating the storm poses no threat to the Gulf of Mexico, but advising residents to monitor tropical weather updates. More
August 01, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on the return of some popular annual events around the Gulf Coast region, including Houston Restaurant Weeks and the Houston Shakespeare Festival. More
August 01, 2014 -- The National Weather Service reports that areas of north Houston received over five inches of rain in three hours overnight. More
July 31, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker released a statement on the impasse in negotiations with the Houston Fire Department's union. More
July 31, 2014 -- Friday is the last day of early voting in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 31, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston was recently named as the nation's "Most Wired", according to a survey by the American Hospital Association. More
July 31, 2014 -- The Exploration Green Conservancy today announced that it has received its official non-profit status and can receive tax deductible contributions. More
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
July 25, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there were no injuries in a house fire at 1930 Manila Lane Thursday afternoon, but one citizen was transported to a nearby hospital for reasons not related to the fire. More
July 24, 2014 -- The AIA Houston Design Awards for design excellence in architecture, residential architecture, interior architecture, restoration/renovation, and urban design, were announced on Wednesday, July 23 at the Houston Petroleum Club. More
July 24, 2014 -- Texas A&M University has announced that a documentary celebrating the life of TAMU graduate and energy pioneer George P. Mitchell will debut on August 3 on Houston's Channel 8. More w/Video
July 24, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that it is launching DocbookMD, a "physician-centric" mobile communications solution application to enhance communications between its doctors. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to extend time for further discussions with the City of Houston regarding the overpass for the East End Light Rail Line on Harrisburg at Hughes, before proceeding with a “rail only” overpass. More
July 24, 2014 -- Early voting for the Texas Senate District 4 Special Election begins on Monday. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office is removing derelict pilings along the western shore of Galveston Bay, with removals expected to begin in Seabrook in August. More
July 24, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the launch and docking of the European Space Agency's cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on July 29. More
July 24, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host an event on August 14 to mark the raising of the space shuttle replica "Independence" to be placed atop the shuttle carrier aircraft. More
July 24, 2014 -- United States Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday announced that it has made initial selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. More
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 -- 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
July 16, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker began today's meeting of Houston City Council with a report on the unaccompanied immigrant children crisis and its impact on Houston. More
July 16, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with PM Construction for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project to increase the contract amount by $48,750 in order to make emergency repairs to a collapsed 21 inch clay sewer pipe. More
July 16, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the FY2015 Budget for the Webster Economic Development Corporation. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in its investigation of the murder of a 23-year-old man over the weekend at a north Harris County apartment complex. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area recently assisted with Kids U 2014 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the submission of a voluntary “Path Forward” to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of very small particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library today announced that the Central Library now offers a free service to allow customers to make video calls using Skype. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today reported that the number of bicycle riders boarding METRO buses has increased by 50 percent compared to the same nine months of the previous fiscal year. More
July 15, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city code provisions related to overtime authorization and records of employee time worked. More
July 15, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an $18,268 agreement with Shrader Engineering for design and basic construction coordination services for the first phase of the Hillridge Water Plant Improvements Project, and to increase the FY2014 Budget from $231,000 to $306,000 for the project. More
July 15, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the 2013 Flood Elevation Project Grant Agreement with the Texas Water Development Board. More
July 14, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today spoke at an update regarding the progress of construction for a new adoption center for Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions. More
July 14, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Cindy Puryear has been named the district's literacy director. More
July 14, 2014 -- BP today announced that BP America Chair and President John Mingé will sign a statement at a ceremony in Houston on Tuesday to reaffirm the company's support of employees serving in the military. More
July 13, 2014 -- Update: The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries have been reported in a three-alarm,building fire in southeast Houston. More
July 13, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees last week approved Paul House as the new principal of Clear Falls High School. More
July 13, 2014 -- Approximately 120 high school students from Houston Independent School District, as well as other local school districts and private schools, convened at the University of Houston-Downtown on July 9 in a celebration of diversity, manhood, culture and community, as championed in Ernest J. Gaines’ classic book, A Lesson Before Dying. More
July 13, 2014 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department is now offering Alcohol Education Program for Minors and the Texas Tobacco Awareness Program education to minors via the Juvenile Case Manager Program. More
July 13, 2014 -- Rice University reports progress that may lead to mass production of the university's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory. More
July 13, 2014 -- Artist Expo Houston will present The HeART of Giving Gala, benefiting The Woodlands Children's Museum on July 18. More
July 11, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson will try will try her first capital murder case since taking office in September, the trial of Harlem Lewis for the murder of a Bellaire police corporal in 2012. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged Chad James Goodeaux for the fatal stabbing of a man found at 1200 State Highway 6 North on Wednesday. More
July 11, 2014 -- The City of Houston has received five proposals for the One Bin for All initiative. More
July 11, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood and the Friendswood Rotary Club are hosting the free 2014 Movies in the Park outdoor movie series July 11 through August 15 at the Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater in Centennial Park. More
July 11, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook and the Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday, July 24 to discuss the expansion of State Highway 146 in Seabrook. More
July 11, 2014 -- Preservation Houston's Architecture Walks Program will feature Woodland Heights, "one of Houston's most charming early 20th century suburbs," on Sunday evening. More
July 11, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green has applauded the United States Senate confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. More
July 11, 2014 -- The University of Houston's new Innovation Center will host an eight week class for Houston Health Venture’s NextHIT accelerator program in the fall. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that rail expansion construction will require the partial shutdown of METRO's Red Line over the weekend. More
July 11, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill with a vote of 253-170. More
July 11, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson released a new public service announcement video today featuring information on protective orders. More w/Video
July 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on art gallery shows and music and dance events this weekend in the Gulf Coast region, including ArtHouston, a 12-gallery art walk in Houston and ArtWalk in downtown Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- Roger Lyon, father of Katie Stay who was among six people shot to death Wednesday at a home in Spring has posted a statement. More
July 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS official Lois Lerner on charges of Contempt of Congress. More
July 10, 2014 -- The University of Houston today was designated as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, a designation acknowledging universities working with public and private sector partners to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and community development. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Alley Theatre celebrated the groundbreaking for its $73 million capital campaign on Tuesday. More
July 10, 2014 -- Ronald Lee Haskell has been charged with one count of Capital Murder in the murders of six members of a family in north Harris County on Wednesday. More
July 10, 2014 -- Houston firefighter Daniel Groover died fighting a two-alarm house fire in the 1400 block of Mistletoe on Wednesday. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition will hold two public awareness events surrounding the preservation of bricks placed in the first established community by former slaves in Houston. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Zero Waste Houston Coalition, including Texas Campaign for the Environment, Sierra Club Houston Regional Group, Houston Peace and Justice Center, San Jacinto River Coalition, and “Father of Environmental Justice” Robert D. Bullard, has published a research report on “One Bin for All” technology for recycling. More
July 10, 2014 -- UPDATE:The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirms the death of two adults and four children in a shooting at a residence located at 711 Leaflet Lane in Spring, Texas. More
July 10, 2014 -- Change Happens! will hold its 11th Annual Kids' University Graduation on July 18 at The University of Houston Alumni Center. More
July 09, 2014 -- The City of Houston has received twenty-four recycling bins to place in five city parks from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program. More
July 09, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green reports that the House of Representatives has amended the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, adding $57 million to the Operation and Maintenance Account within the Army Corps of Engineers budget for harbor maintenance projects. More
July 09, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve and authorize agreements to reimburse 17 schools/districts in relation to the School Crossing Guard Program. More
July 09, 2014 -- Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man in a fatal traffic accident at 1900 Binz about 9:45 a.m. today, More
July 09, 2014 -- Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect charged and wanted for stealing thousands of dollars from north Houston area companies since March. More w/Photo
July 09, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department reports that seven people suffered minor injuries in an accident that sent a vehicle into a bayou near the North Freeway at Calvadade. More
July 09, 2014 -- United States Representative Gene Green reports that on Tuesday the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act on a voice vote. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department on Tuesday responded to a house fire in the 4600 block of Terry Street. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has posted a news release regarding the deputy who was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver following an investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General’s Internal Affairs Division. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that County Sheriff Deputy Christopher Ellis was arrested while working his patrol shift on Monday and has been charged with two counts of 'possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver'. More
July 08, 2014 -- Complete road closures have been scheduled at I-45 North, US 59/I-69, and US 290 this weekend for Grand Parkway construction. More
July 08, 2014 -- Houston Early Music has announced its 2014-2015 Concert Season. More
July 08, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Dr. Allen A. Malone as the Harris County Agriculture Extension Director. More
July 08, 2014 -- Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation reports that many Texans eligible for subsidies from Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace still believe coverage is too expensive. More
July 08, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green has condemned the kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian youth. More
July 08, 2014 -- Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company, which was created in 2012 through a split with ConocoPhillips,has made a $100,000 donation to the University of Houston to support programs in engineering and busienss. More
July 08, 2014 -- Penny Westerfeld has been named interim president of Lone Star College-North Harris. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect who is believed to be involved in several robberies that took place on Monday in west Harris County. More
July 07, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with noted Houston periodontologist, Dr. Todd Scheyer, about the American Academy of Periodontology’s “Love the Gums You’re With” campaign. More
July 07, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today denounced a preliminary ruling issued late Friday by State District Judge Bret Griffin allowing plaintiff attorney and Democratic Party mega donor Steve Mostyn to take Taylor's deposition in a lawsuit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 07, 2014 -- Update: Due to a change in the train’s arrival time on the Union Pacific rails, this evening’s Ringling Bros. Animal Walk has been cancelled. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that the combined efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in Harris County resulted in the arrest of 192 individuals suspected of driving drunk during the holiday weekend. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy has invited the public to participate in its Great Grow Out program, a citizen conservation project involving scouts, schools, garden clubs, families, and individuals. More
July 07, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced today the results from this past weekend's no refusal initiative. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department reports the arrest of a suspect in a fatal shooting on Sunday; a shooting at the Carribean Festival on Saturday; and updates on other police news events that occurred last week and over the weekend. More
July 06, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department today responded to a one alarm fire at 2000 Woodhead, which caused significant damage but no injuries. More
July 04, 2014 -- An armed suspect died after a shootout with Harris County deputies responding to an armed robbery of the Woodforest Bank in the 12500 block of FM 1960 on Sunday. More
July 04, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday announced that the city will mount a vigorous effort to defend Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance from being repealed. More
July 04, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that a 67 year old woman suffered burns to her hand in a house fire in northwest Houston Thursday night. More
July 03, 2014 -- UPDATE: The Houston Fire Department now reports that there was one injury in a two-alarm apartment fire on Houston's west side, and there was significant damage reported. More
July 03, 2014 -- Grants funded through Houston Endowment, Inc. to the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment were awarded to 19 Houston-area nonprofit organizations for providing out-of-school time enrichment ranging from gardening to fencing to music lessons. More
July 03, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for areas of southwest Houston (particularly south of I-10 and west of the 610 West Loop) until 5:30pm due to a strong thunderstorm moving through the area. More
July 03, 2014 -- Clemente Davila, 27, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Wednesday morning in Houston. More
July 03, 2014 -- Last weekend, approximately 100 middle and high school students from Houston PREP (Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program) at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) learned how math and science power motorsports firsthand from Team Penske Driver Will Power and engineers at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club Rose Cup Team comprised of Dane Byerly, Howdy Hughes and Collin Scoville last week received the United States Sailing Nick Scandone sportsmanship/Leadership Award. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission identifies priority projects IN Houston to reduce congestion and improve mobility; and also approved additional funding for Grand Parkway between the Beaumont and Houston districts to expedite frontage road project construction. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department has posted a reminder to citizens that fireworks are not only illegal to use in the City of Houston but they are also are very dangerous. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has posted a warning to citizens conducting business in area banks to be alert and attentive to their surroundings to avoid becoming a victim of "juggings." More w/Video
July 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on options for the 4th of July weekend, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a chance to support local artists and a classic movie. More
July 03, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint members to the Master Plan Review Committee and the Charter Review Committee. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating 82 year old Bivins Hicks Jr. "Toby" Williams, who was last seen in the 13800 block of Balmore Circle on Tuesday. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences has identified one of the victims in a traffic accident that took place on June 29 at Beltway 8 and Wilson Road. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there were no injuries in a two-alarm apartment fire in southwest Houston this afternoon, but there was significant fire and smoke damage. More
July 02, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson on Wednesday announced a multi-agency no refusal initiative ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More
July 02, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, in partnership with The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston, on Thursday will graduate a class of inmates in the Sheriff's Office Mentoring Moms program. More
July 02, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association President Bryan Sky-Eagle have agreed to renew talks about a new contract for the rank and file at the Houston Fire Department. More
July 02, 2014 -- Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Dr. will be closed for the remaninder of the week, and through the weekend, in preperation for the City's annual 4th of July Celebration. More
July 02, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management has joined the Houston Urban Area Security Initiative, Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative, and Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council in hosting a seminar on accessibility in emergency response at the West Gray Multi-Service Center in Montrose. More
July 02, 2014 -- Researchers from Rice University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have found that hormone levels can affect voter turnout. More
July 02, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today filed suit against ten companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
July 02, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Alexandra Dietrich as mayor pro tem. More
July 02, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve on first reading a $1,238,527.50 contract with MetroCity Construction, L.P. for Garner Road water well and booster pumps, Deepwater Water Plant improvements and Red Bluff Water Plant improvements. More
July 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has authorized a request for qualifications for the development, design, construction, and maintenance of Segments H, I-1, and I-2 of the SH 99 Grand Parkway in Houston. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society recently held the 22nd annual Boy Scout Physicals program at the Boy Scout Headquarters in Houston. More
July 01, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced today that owners of vicious dog that cause serious bodily injury or death will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. More
July 01, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District announced two major appointments to its leadership team today, Dr. Andrew Houlihan will move into the role of chief human resources officer and Chief High Schools Officer Dr. Shonda Huery Hardman will step into Houlihan’s current position of chief school support officer. More
July 01, 2014 -- Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season, has formed in eastern Florida coast. More
July 01, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker is included in the 2014 Texas Executive Women Class of “Women On The Move” and Rising Star. More
July 01, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man and a woman and apparent suicide of a male suspect at 10950 Fullerton about 7:30 p.m. on Monday. More
July 01, 2014 -- The La Porte Police Department has honored the late Jeanne Zemanek for her service as a dedicated police volunteer and member of the La Porte Police Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education earned eight national awards from the 2014 National School Public Relations Association and will be recognized for achievement at the NSPRA conference July 13 in Baltimore, Maryland. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has published its Fourth of July schedule. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition last week urged the Texas Transportation Commission meeting at the Bayport Cruise Terminal to support a $2 million study of potential routes for the proposed corridor. More
June 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston is currently recruiting veterans as new employees. More
June 30, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will hold four public meetings regarding the draft redistricting plan throughout the month of July at various locations. More
June 30, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation, which operates the city’s convention and theater facilities, today announced that it is branching out to offer the convenience of car sharing from Zipcar by adding two Zipcar locations downtown. More
June 30, 2014 -- Harris County Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen reports that he has arrested 25 Harris County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. More
June 30, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will be recognized tonight for its efforts "to embrace and advance digital content and curriculum" at the International Society for Technology in Education 2014 conference in Atlanta. More
June 30, 2014 -- A Texas Southern University team of researchers consisting of Dr. Xin Wei, Dr. Yuanjian Deng, Dr. Renard L. Thomas, and Dr. Bobby Wilson recently received a patent entitled “Instantaneous Electro Deposition of Metal Nanostructures on Carbon Nanotubes.” More
June 30, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, council members Stephen Costello and Dwight Boykins, representatives of the Houston Redevelopment Authority and others today broke ground on the first project to target a Houston food desert. More
June 30, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male at 6301 Ranchester #56 about 12:35 a.m. today. More
June 30, 2014 -- A 34 year old man has been charged with five counts of Intoxication Manslaughter and one count of Intoxication Assault in the deaths of at least five people, including four adults and one child, who were killed in a traffic accident this early morning after their vehicle was struck by a driver going the wrong way. More
June 30, 2014 -- Rice University scientists report that they can unzip nanotubes into graphene nanoribbons without chemicals by firing them at a target at 15,000 miles per hour. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department Traffic Enforcement Division is enforcing the Impaired Driving Mobilization 4th of July DWI initiative in various areas throughout the city. More
June 29, 2014 -- The Houston-Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to submit its Voluntary Fine Particulate Advance Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 28, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered todays runoff election between Cal Jones and Tiffany L. Hamilton for Port Arthur City Council. More
June 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker this week was the guest of the Houston Pilots aboard the pilot boat BAYOU CITY, bound for their ship boarding assignments. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's help with reaching the next of kin of five individuals. More
June 27, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston has opened a Medication Therapy and Wellness Clinic. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission met on Thursday at the Port of Houston’s Bayport Cruise Ship Terminal. More
June 27, 2014 -- BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions is offering $20 adoptions for all pets on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently received awards in the Social Media Marketing and Communications, Brochures and Outstanding Traditional Marketing Campaign categories at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Excellence Awards. More
June 27, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today issued a reminder regarding the city's ordinance prohibiting fireworks. More
June 27, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities ranging from fast cars and parades to contemporary art. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently enrolling for its Citizen's Police Academy, which will begin on August 14. More
June 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently hosted Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez for a visit to the Pugh Head Start Center. More
June 25, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to amend sections of the city's Code of Ordinances pertaining to game rooms to allow for the city to enforce Harris County's regulations within city limits. More
June 25, 2014 -- Several organizations, including the International Economic Development Council, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and CenterPoint Energy on Tuesday hosted a crisis management workshop for industry and government in Greater Houston. More
June 25, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $4,104,100 contract with Omega Engineers for the design of the Harrisburg Overpass. More
June 24, 2014 -- Executive Director Roger Guenther on Monday told the Port of Houston Authority Commission that the port "reached a new milestone" in the month of May, earning a record $23 million in operating revenue. More
June 24, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston has again been awarded a full three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking information on Brandon Perot, a suspect who is believed to be responsible for several gas station robberies in west Harris County. More
June 24, 2014 -- The 4th Annual Caribbean RumFest will take place on August 16 and 17 at Jones Plaza in Houston. More
June 24, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today warned the public about a scam involving thieves posing as law enforcement and telling residents they must pay money to dismiss a warrant issued for their arrest. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently hosted a completion of course ceremony for students in its sales and service adult education course. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a donation in the amount of $36,000 from the Harris County Drug Court Foundation to provide transitional housing support for participants in the STAR Drug Court Program. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that it has joined with other organizations in sending a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Houston Controller's Office today announced that the city's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. More
June 24, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept the FY2013 financial audit as presented by Pattillo Brown & Hill, LLP. More
June 24, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the La Porte Fire Control, Prevention and Emergency Medical Services District’s proposed FY2015 Budget. More
June 23, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston has launched its new free Nurse Health Line which allows callers to talk directly with a registered nurse, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. More
June 23, 2014 -- NRG Park in Houston recently hosted a Jehovah's Witnesses Bible convention. More
June 23, 2014 -- UPDATE: The Houston Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a child kidnapping suspect. More w/Video
June 23, 2014 -- Leaders of the Greater Houston Partnership today announced details about UpSkill Houston, a comprehensive, industry-led approach to filling gaps in the Houston region’s workforce. More
June 23, 2014 -- Top Dog Fireworks has announced that the fireworks selling season for the Fourth of July holiday begins on Tuesday. More
June 23, 2014 -- El Lago City Council last week voted unanimously to amend a Lakeview Police Department general order regarding leave with and without pay to include regular pay for officers who are called to serve jury duty. More
June 23, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann's Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center in Houston has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime History Lecture on Tuesday, July 1 will feature Peter Noble, who will speak on "Adventures in Arctic Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering”. More
June 23, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Channelview industrial tank and container cleaning business to force the company to obey pollution laws at its facility. More
June 23, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published on Friday reports that INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Sasol Chemicals North America LLC have announced that they have reached a final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene plant in La Porte. More
June 21, 2014 -- The International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses is underway in Houston. More
June 21, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will sponsor the Fourth Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade today. More
June 20, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann on Friday announced that six of its hospitals have achieved Healthgrades' 2014 Maternity Care Excellence Award. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 9800 Westpark on Friday. More
June 20, 2014 -- Voters will cast ballots on Saturday to decide runoff races in Webster, Alvin, La Marque, Galveston, and Galveston College. More
June 20, 2014 -- Congressman John Culberson on Monday hosted a reception honoring appointees to military service academies. More
June 20, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Harris County Department of Education has received a $6.3 million Head Start grant award. More
June 20, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights weekend events including free films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, "Friday Night Creature Features" at the historic downtown Depot in Tomball, Summer Solstice at the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Juneteenth Parade in Galveston. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the district's more than $1.6 billion FY2015 Budget. More
June 20, 2014 -- The new Harris County Eastgate Cemetery in Crosby officially opened on Wednesday. More
June 19, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green recently sent a letter to an Environmental Protection Agency chair regarding the removal of dioxin waste from the affected areas in the San Jacinto River. More
June 19, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department on Thursday responded to a fatal apartment fire at 6500 W. 43rd Street. More
June 19, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that the university has received a $1 million grant from Houston Endowment, Inc. to conduct a study on how urban development is affecting neighborhoods and residents in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. More
June 19, 2014 -- Kaneka North America, LLC on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its new Learning and Education Center. More
June 19, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today issued a news release regarding the Houston City Council's approval of funding and a plan for a new international terminal building at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
June 19, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $678,912 contract with Mar-Con Services, LLC for the Finfrock Road Reconstruction from Thomas to Harris Project. More
June 18, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County President Tom Lambert at its monthly membership meeting. More
June 18, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 14-3 to approve Mayor Annise Parker's $5.2 billion budget at the end of a marathon meeting that adjourned at 8:16 p.m. More
June 18, 2014 -- Morgan's Point City Council recently recognized the accomplishments of five graduates of Morgan's Point High School, and recognized former mayor Milo Strickland for his 11 years of service to the city. More
June 18, 2014 -- Harris County Department of Education Superintendent of Schools Dr. John E. Sawyer has announced his retirement and resignation. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the Houston Metroplex NextGen airspace redesign project has been implemented, which will result in more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution. More w/Video
June 18, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the Seabrook Strategic Plan 2014 as presented by Ron Cox Consulting. More
June 18, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Mayor Donna Rogers to the Webster Economic Development Corporation. More
June 18, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that a recent bond sale by the city's Combined Utility System to refinance previous bonds and commercial paper will generate savings of approximately $34.8 million for the system. More
June 18, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $283,260 contract to Metro City Construction, LP for the East Highline Drive Street and Drainage Project. More
June 17, 2014 -- Houston City Council member Stephen Costello has offered nine amendments to the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget. More
June 17, 2014 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston celebrated its 60th Anniversary with an annual meeting and reception on June 5, 2014. More
June 17, 2014 -- The The Harris County Community Services Department reports that for the first time since 1923, a new indigent cemetery is opening to serve residents of Harris County. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a sub-agreement with United Parcel Service for acquisition and deployment of all-electric delivery vehicles, in an amount not to exceed $2,319,696. More
June 17, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann today announced that it has received the 2014 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Miramar Shoreline Restoration and Improvement Advisory Group in Shoreacres will host a public meeting on Wednesday at the Houston Yacht Club to discuss a proposed plan to protect the Miramar shoreline. More
June 17, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2014 Bay Cup II Regatta August 2 on Galveston Bay. More
June 16, 2014 -- The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and the Houston Refugee Consortium invite the public to celebrate World Refugee Day Houston, Saturday, June 21, 2014, 3-7 p.m. at the Raindrop Foundation Turkish House, 9301 W. Bellfort Avenue 77031. More
June 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today released a statement on the passing of former city council member John Castillo. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident at 1200 Mitchell on Sunday that killed the driver and sent his passenger to the hospital. More
June 16, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann staff with its Southeast Hospital and Pearland Convenience Care Center will participate in the Eighth Annual Vic Coppinger YMCA Freedom Triathlong event on June 29. More
June 16, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has obtained a permanent injunction that will stop 47 named members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs from entering the Aldine community. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that United Airlines plans to introduce service to Santiago, Chile from George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning in December. More
June 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today applauded the redesign of Bagby Street, a project meeting with the goals of the city's "Complete Streets" initiative. More
June 16, 2014 -- Harris County will host a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for a new indigent cemetery in Crosby. More
June 16, 2014 -- Seabrook will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for Tires By Design. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club's Youth Seahorse team has been invited to participate in the 2014 Rose Cup being held this week, and at the Sears Cup in August. More
June 14, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced that residents can subscribe to receive information about hurricane-related news and preparedness on their mobile phones. More
June 13, 2014 -- Mark Lardas, author of the new book "The Port of Houston", will host a book signing on Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Webster. More
June 13, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage of a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk to be performed by two Russian members of the International Space Station crew on June 19. More
June 13, 2014 -- Preservation Houston will host an architecture walk of Houston's downtown skyline on Sunday. More
June 13, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to name a new elementary school to be built at Old Farm Road between Buffalo Bayou and Westheimer in honor of former Texas governor Mark White. More
June 13, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today expressed his condolences on the passing of Dan McCool of Pasadena. More
June 13, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin lists an art show, a boat show, and a music show as just some of the ways to pass the time this week around the Gulf Coast region. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Friends of the Houston Public Library will host its Summer Book Sale this weekend at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently presented METRORail safety patches to Girl Scouts participating in METRO's "Think Rail" awareness program. More
June 12, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined former secretary of state James A. Baker, III in announcing a special concert by the Houston Symphony to be held on November 3 marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More
June 12, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 20th Annual Citizenship Day on June 21 at the Houston Community College Northline Campus. More
June 12, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to revise the disk golf course, placing the course in the front of the city's park. More
June 11, 2014 -- Scientists at Rice University have published research regarding an invention called a hygroscopic scaffold which allows “Nanotube forests” to drink water from arid air. More
June 11, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday announced the second year launch of the "Liftoff Houston!" 2014 Business Plan Competition. More w/Video
June 11, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions on Tuesday called for volunteers to serve as foster pet parents to temporarily take in pets that are not ready for adoption. More
June 11, 2014 -- INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Sasol Chemicals North America, LLC have announced a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene plant in La Porte. More
June 11, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to amend Chapter 26 of the Code of Ordinances relating to parking benefit districts. More
June 11, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today participated in the "Just One Day" national no kill event, providing a special adoption offer. More
June 11, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that engineers have started the process of "stacking" the modules of the Orion spacecraft for its first trip into space. More
June 10, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association President Bryan Sky-Eagle have announced a proposed new contract for the rank and file at the Houston Fire Department. More
June 10, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos today announced his support of a proposed $2.9 million increase in the FY2015 Budget for Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions. More
June 10, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution welcoming the 2014 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix to the county. More
June 10, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation on Monday announced that Vivian Montejano has been named general manager of the Wortham Theater Center. More
June 10, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted 6-0-1, with David Braun abstaining, to elect Braun as mayor pro tem. More
June 10, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the issuance of private activity tax exempt bonds by Education Media Foundation for local radio station Air One/K-Love. More
June 10, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint former city council member Steve Jones to Position 6 on the Planning and Zoning Commission. More
June 10, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member David Robinson reports that the city council has approved an agreement for Hike and Bike Trails with CenterPoint Energy that will allow the City to construct pedestrian and bicycle trails on CenterPoint’s Transmission Corridors. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged Morgan E. Steffan with intoxication manslaughter for a fatal traffic accident that took place on June 7 at 8500 Richmond. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Monday in College Station awarded seventy Texas 4-H members with college scholarships totaling $1.26 million. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating the fatal shooting of one male and the wounding of another at 5801 North Houston Rosslyn on June 7. More
June 09, 2014 -- Early voting kicked off today for election runoff races in Webster, Alvin, La Marque, Galveston, and Galveston College. More
June 09, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today urged taxpayers who did not pay their 2013 property taxes to set up a payment plan as soon as possible. More
June 09, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management will host its annual Houston Healthcare Hurricane & Emergency Preparedness Summit on Tuesday at the George R. Brown Convention center. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Houston Mayor's International Trade and Development Council for Africa is hosting a delegation of energy leaders from the Republic of Niger to share information about opportunities available to oil exploration and development companies. More
June 07, 2014 -- Nine tenure-track assistant professors in Texas have been awarded $173,250 in grants by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to conduct innovative research in mental health. More
June 07, 2014 -- A Coast Guardsman assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Houston was formally recognized as the 2013 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Friday. More w/Photos
June 07, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that two people died and one was injured in a house fire in the 3200 block of Florida Street early this morning. More
June 06, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city will host the 2014 Houston Consular Forum on October 17-18 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Honorable Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, today presented the "Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur" medal to 30 World War II veterans at the Battleship Texas State Historic Site in La Porte. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday announced that it will use AXS Ticketing as the ticketing company for the 2015 rodeo. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Board of Directors on Thursday elected the show's leadership for 2015, including election of Jack A. Lyons as chair of the board. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Al Meyer of the Gulf Coast Ship Modelers Society on June 10 to present a lecture on traditional knotwork on small craft. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced partial closures of the METRORail Red Line during the weekend. More
June 06, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on Monday of the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo vehicle from the International Space Station. More
June 06, 2014 -- George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston will host a free party on Saturday to celebrate the airport's 45th anniversary. More
June 06, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor activities around the Gulf Coast region including a disc golf tournament, movies and musicals. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday announced that criminal charges have been filed in two unrelated cold case murders, and is seeking the public's help in locating the suspect in one of the cases. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a series of construction projects to improve and enhance hike and bike trails in the Spring area. More
June 05, 2014 -- The American Festival for the Arts will host its first concert of the summer with the Middle School Festival on June 21 at Pershing Middle School in Houston. More
June 05, 2014 -- Houston Public Library will host various events in commemoration of Juneteenth at the African American Library at the Gregory School. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host former Houston mayor Bill White on June 18 for its World Cafe event. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host the 10th annual Clean Fleet Technologies Conference on June 10 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. More
June 05, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that engineers have completed installing the heat shield on the Orion spacecraft for the ship's first trip to space in December. More
June 05, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has exercised a contract option with Raytheon Technical Services Company of Houston to provide continued support of operations, training and mission planning of NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility More
June 05, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the “Ike Dike” storm surge protection concept proposed by Texas A&M University. More
June 05, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, a $1,948,775 contract with McKinney Construction, Inc. for the Citywide Waterline Replacement Project. More
June 04, 2014 -- The Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance today held a news conference to promote a storm surge protection coastal barrier concept designed to protect the entire Houston-Galveston region from a direct hit by a hurricane. More
June 04, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has unveiled a new community image campaign, "Houston: The City with No Limits", to highlight the "vibrancy of the Houston region and its position as a great place to live and work". More
June 04, 2014 -- Funeral services for Father Rivers Aristide Patout III, chaplain of the Houston International Seafarers’ Center, which he helped found more than 45 years ago, will be held on Friday at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. More
June 04, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Gary Johnson as mayor pro tem. More
June 04, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Houston Parks Board LGC for the provision of local matching funds and other costs related to the construction of four bicycle/pedestrian projects. More
June 04, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to include a splash pad at Texas Avenue Park in the city’s Capital Improvements Program. More
June 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined Texas Governor Rick Perry and other officials in launching the "Texans United Against Human Trafficking" campaign. More
June 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined officials in Houston to announce the launch of a statewide advertising campaign to combat human trafficking in Texas. More
June 03, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today warned the public of a scam involving criminals impersonating members of her office's Check Fraud Division calling residents in attempts to obtain credit card information. More
June 03, 2014 -- City of Houston officials have closed South Post Oak Lane at Riverway due to the collapse of the top floor of a parking garage. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating the next of kin for a man who died in a traffic accident on May 18. More
June 02, 2014 -- Discovery Green in Houston will host "Maravilloso!", a two-day circus event, on July 3-4. More
June 02, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and TranStar officials hosted a media preview of the new Emergency Operations Center this morning. More
June 02, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook is urging residents to participate in city government by applying for open positions on the city's boards and commissions. More
June 02, 2014 -- The La Porte Masonic Lodge hosted a trash pick-up along a portion of Spencer Highway during the Memorial Day weekend. More
June 01, 2014 -- Patrick O’Connor has posted a message to the GuidryNews.com Forum that is critical of the values set by the Harris County Appraisal District. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's help with reaching the next of kin of ten individuals. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District designated the City of Nassau Bay as its official lodging sponsor for the 2014-2015 academic year. More
May 30, 2014 -- The City of Houston's Parks and Recreation Department will kick off the 2014 summer season this weekend with activities and classes for all ages and abilities. More
May 30, 2014 -- Galveston’s Henry Freudenburg Insurance Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday with clients, friends and officials from federal, state and local governments taking part in festivities recognizing the agency for five decades of service. More
May 30, 2014 -- Preservation Houston has rescheduled its "Downtown's Evolving Skyline" tour to June 15. More
May 30, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city has formed agreements with CenterPoint Energy to convert approximately 165,000 streetlights to LED lighting and to allow hike and bike trails along CenterPoint's utility rights-of-way. More
May 30, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will offer $20 adoption fees for all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens during the weekend. More
May 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System on Thursday announced that both its Southwest Hospital and Memorial City Medical Center received three-star ratings for their heart bypass surgery procedures from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. More
May 30, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will recognize student finalists in the 2014 Houston/Harris County Do the Write Thing Challenge on Sunday. More
May 30, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that art in a variety of media, ranging from exhibitions at galleries in Houston to sand sculptures on Galveston's East Beach is available this weekend. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in Northwest Houston this afternoon. More
May 29, 2014 -- Attorneys for Jaime Arturo Zamora have announced that a capital murder conviction against Zamora for the May 20, 2006 murder of Jose Perez has been reversed, and a retrial granted. More
May 29, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today attended the 2014 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner in Houston. More
May 29, 2014 -- The City of La Porte recently received a 2014 Arbor Award from Trees for Houston. More
May 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today hosted a veterans roundtable with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Houston. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the METRORail Red Line will be partially shut down during the weekend due to work on the rail expansion project. More
May 29, 2014 -- Port of Beaumont Director and CEO Chris Fisher was the featured guest at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will host a dedication ceremony on Friday for the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center. More
May 29, 2014 -- Houston City Council on Wednesday voted 11-6, with Michael Kubosh, Brenda Stardig, Dave Martin, Dwight Boykins, Jack Christie and Oliver Pennington opposed, to approve the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Teen Ambassador Program. More
May 29, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that Ashley Richards has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with charges of animal cruelty related to the production of "crush" videos. More
May 29, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today reported that the Houston Police Department bomb squad and HISD police responded to a call regarding a suspicious backpack found near Bush Elementary. More
May 29, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan on Wednesday announced that a judge has denied a game room owner's request to delay enforcement of the county's game room regulations. More
May 29, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected L-3 National Security Solutions, Inc. to provide simulation and software technology support to the Engineering Software, Robotics and Simulation Division at the Johnson Space Center. More
May 28, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management has advised residents near the west fork of the San Jacinto River to be prepared for flooding conditions to begin overnight and continue into Thursday morning. More
May 28, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will host a town hall meeting in Houston tonight to discuss school choice and local control of education. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today warned that subdivisions adjacent to the west fork of the San Jacinto River could experience street flooding due to potential weather conditions later today. More
May 28, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the west fork of the San Jacinto River. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has formally removed the city of Port Arthur and the Lynchburg Ferry from the Air Pollutant Watch List. More
May 28, 2014 -- Dr. Brian Babin, a former mayor of Woodville, on Tuesday won the Republican Party Runoff election for the 36th Congressional District of Texas; and will face Democrat Michael Cole in November. More
May 28, 2014 -- Harris County has received 6-8 inches of rain across the northern and western parts of Harris County over the past 48 hours, with 1-2.5 inches in less than an hour this morning. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District advises that as of 5 p.m., the west and northwest portions of Harris County have received 4-6 inches of rainfall and the remainder of the county has received 2-4 inches widespread; and advises residents to be aware of potential flooding conditions. More
May 27, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones, leader of a team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who last week announced their finding that a full serving of protein is needed at each meal for maximum muscle health. More
May 27, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management advises that a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. More
May 27, 2014 -- Kuraray America, Inc. today issued an update regarding a weather-related incident near La Porte, where a tent at a construction site collapsed during high winds. More
May 27, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Clear Lake High School campus. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today reminded residents to be mindful of flood risks due to heavy rainfall continuing to move through the county this week. More
May 26, 2014 -- Severe thunderstorms in the region continue and hazardous conditions will persist in Harris County overnight and during the next few days. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Lone Star College System Leadership North Houston honored Darcy Mingoia and Mike Sullivan during its 19th annual graduation and awards dinner. More
May 26, 2014 -- Autonomous robots programmed and built by 289 teams of four members competed in the EcoBot Challenge hosted by the Education Foundation of Harris County on May 17 at Reliant Center. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education has announced a program to support free after-school services for families in nine Houston-area school districts. More
May 26, 2014 -- Race Coordinator Lisa Tilton and City of La Porte Spokesperson Jaree Hefner have posted a guest column on the Sylvan Beach Triathlon, which now includes a Kids Triathlon & Kids Clinic. More
May 26, 2014 -- Severe Thunderstorms have already begun impacting the City of Houston this evening, and should continue throughout the night. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
May 25, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department reports that one person was killed and another taken to the hospital after an automobile accident this morning on Interstate 10 eastbound at the McCarty exit ramp. More
May 23, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today received the Who's Who in America's Neighborhood award at the Neighborhoods USA Annual Conference in Eugene, Oregon. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today warned that the grace period for game room operators will soon expire. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today reported that the use of the iWatch Harris County smartphone application led to the arrest of three men on numerous drug charges at a residence in the 18600 block of Artesian Way in north east Harris County. More
May 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department will open the city's swimming pools on Saturday. More
May 23, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced the launch of a website to provide information and gather feedback for the Kingwood Mobility Study. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today urged residents to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. More
May 23, 2014 -- Early voting ends today for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with candidates for state and federal offices, as well as county positions in some Gulf Coast counties, trying to clench the nomination of the Republican and Democratic parties. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the METRORail Red Line will be partially shut down during the weekend due to work on the rail expansion project. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $639,280 in self-sufficiency funding to a consortium made up of Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, Lone Star College and San Jacinto College to provide job training in support of petrochemical employers. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees on Thursday named Dr. Michael L. Burke and Dr. Stephen C. Head as the finalists for the college's next chancellor. More
May 22, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart encouraged voters to take advantage of what remains of the early voting period for the May 27, 2014 Primary Runoff Elections. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has recently hosted various events through its "Think Safety" program to increase safety awareness in areas around METRORail construction and operations. More
May 22, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will offer "name your price" adoption fees for dogs and cats during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. More
May 22, 2014 -- Flags for Fallen Vets will host a ceremony at the Houston National Cemetery on Sunday to place flags on the graves of fallen soldiers. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today, after lengthy input from citizens and other elected officials and discussion among board members, voted unanimously to approve moving forward with a design option to build an overpass, as opposed to an underpass, for the East End Light Rail Line on Harrisburg at Hughes. More
May 22, 2014 -- Morgan's Point City Council recently hosted a ceremony to administer the oath of office to newly elected Mayor Michel Bechtel as well as council members Thomas Sheffield, Dick Wright and Craig Bland. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday hosted a banquet to present more than $7 million in scholarships to Texas high school graduates. More
May 22, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court recently declared May 25-31 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. More
May 22, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $1,948,775 contract with McKinney Construction, Inc. for the Citywide Waterline Improvement Project. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Regional DWI Task Force will be in force over the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 21, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Johnson Space Center for emergency response. More
May 21, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to canvass the results of the May 10 General Election, with three council members taking their oath of office for new terms on the city council. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Houston-based Asakura Robinson to conduct a livable centers study in the East End and Fifth Ward of Houston for an amount not to exceed $287,500. More
May 21, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on May 28 of the next launch of a crew to the International Space Station. More
May 21, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the City of Houston will host its second annual “Open Innovation Hackathon” on May 31-June 1 at the Houston Technology Center. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission opened today’s meeting with a special tribute to former chair Jim Edmonds, who died last week. More
May 20, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of revisions to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act to increase the flexibility for use of Urbanized Area Formula Funding and eliminate the operating expense ceiling established by the Federal Transit Authority. More
May 20, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has won a court order requiring FunPlex, an entertainment complex in the county, to correct fire hazards in its building. More
May 20, 2014 -- Preservation Texas, Inc. today released its annual list of the state's "Most Endangered Places", with the Camp Logan/Hogg Bird Sanctuary in Houston listed as one of the sites. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the Interstate 45 High Occupancy Vehicle lane will be open during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. More
May 20, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to canvass the results of the May 10 General Election, and administered the oath of office to newly-elected Mayor Rick Moses and council members Richard Adams and Mike Wheeler. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Webster Police Department has initiated an investigation of child pornography based on information from the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. More
May 19, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos today announced that the general contractor for the Broadway Street Reconstruction Project has been given notice to proceed with the $17 million project. More
May 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host the third annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference June 17-19 in Chicago. More
May 19, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook will host a grand opening on Thursday for its first Little Free Library, where residents can pick up a book or leave books for others to read. More
May 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Sunday reported that the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft has returned to Earth from the International Space Station, bringing back more than 3,500 pounds of cargo and science samples from the station. More
May 19, 2014 -- Space Center Houston is hosting a live video stream of the reassembly of the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, which will be placed on display at Space Center Houston along with the shuttle replica. More
May 19, 2014 -- The United States Postal Service last week dropped its plan to move the Southmore Station from its current location, following a strong protest from the community. More
May 18, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker took command of the bulldozer controls on Saturday to deliver the first blows to a blighted residential building in Independence Heights, kicking off the city's 5th Annual Demolition Day. More
May 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Political Protocol Committee hosted a forum featuring the candidates in the Republican Party Primary Runoff Election for Congressional District 36, Dr. Brian Babin and Ben Streusand. More
May 17, 2014 -- University of St. Thomas President Robert Ivany today announced the largest gift in the University's history. More
May 17, 2014 -- The United States Trade and Commerce Institute has selected Houston Independent School District for a 2013 Texas Excellence Award to recognize the district's Office of Business Assistance. More
May 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Friday released a statement regarding the death in custody of inmate Kenneth Christopher Lucas. More
May 16, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will host a series of community meetings June through August to discuss the progress of the 2012 bond program. More
May 16, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green today issued a statement expressing his gratitude for the preservation of the Historic Southmore Station Post Office in Houston. More
May 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will kick off the city's Fifth Annual Demolition Day on Saturday. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the fourth Hatteras Rendezvous June 26-29. More
May 16, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with members of both the Republican and Democratic parties selecting their final nominations to run in November's general election. More
May 16, 2014 -- The 9th Annual State of the Lake Tourism Address, co-hosted by Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, was held on Wednesday at Butler's Courtyard in League City. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Clerk's Office has announced that information regarding the May 27 Primary Runoff Election is available on the county's election website. More
May 16, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that leisure activities in the Gulf Coast Region include the 6th Annual Galveston Beach Revue, the 5th Annual Red, White & Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival in Dickinson and and the The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston event. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating the fatal shootings of Desmond Akens and Keivan Breaux on Wednesday at 14647 South Main. More
May 15, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green will support the Bring Back Our Girls Project march and rally on Friday beginning at the corner of Travis and Main streets. More
May 15, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin reminded Kingwood residents to complete an online survey regarding area mobility improvements, which is available until May 20. More
May 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today unveiled a $5.2 billion proposed budget for FY2015. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department today announced that it has received a $30,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association in support of the out-of-school time food and nutritional literacy programs. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced partial and full service shutdowns of its METRORail service during the weekend due to rail construction activities. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today received a presentation of the budget proposal for FY2015. More
May 15, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday canvassed the results of the May 10 General Election. More
May 15, 2014 -- Space Center Houston today announced that Dr. Melanie Johnson, the center's education director, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence. More
May 15, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has obtained a court order barring the "Slots of FuN" game room from operating as a gambling parlor. More
May 14, 2014 -- The City of Houston's Jungman Neighborhood Library will close from May 31 through Fall 2015 for an extended renovation project. More
May 14, 2014 -- Alternating lane closures for construction are scheduled on I-45 N from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing beginning on Friday and lasting until May 19. More
May 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 12-5, with Ellen Cohen, Dave Martin, Robert Gallegos, Stephen C. Costello and Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez opposed, to delay for two weeks consideration of Mayor Annise Parker's Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
May 14, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today issued a reminder that assistance is still available for those whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
May 14, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston has announced that it offers a full range of minimally invasive weight loss surgery options at its Southeast Hospital. More
May 14, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $94,249 contract to Emergency Communication Services, LLC for dispatch consoles for the police department, fire department and alternate dispatch in the emergency operations center. More
May 14, 2014 -- Annie's List held its annual Houston luncheon on Tuesday, which featured State Senators Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte, who are running for Texas Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, as the keynote speakers. More
May 14, 2014 -- The American Academy of Periodontology has launched a campaign urging people to "Love the Gums They're With", calling attention to the risk of periodontal disease. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the State Highway 36A Coalition. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has announced that it will remove approximately 1.25 million cubic yards of soil as part of the next phase Willow Waterhole Stormwater Detention Basin project. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Service on May 26. More
May 13, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that 30 high school seniors have been awarded scholarships from The Broad Foundation. More
May 13, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to again reschedule the second regular meeting of the month, moving the meeting from May 27 to May 19. More
May 13, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday applauded a ruling by the United States Supreme Court to order a lower court to reconsider the civil suit of Robert Tolan, who was shot by a Houston Police Officer in 2008. More
May 13, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve $10,000 in funding support of studies related to the proposed Ike Dike storm surge protection system. More
May 13, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to engage the firm of Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP for the audit of the city’s financial statements for 2014, 2015, and 2016. More
May 13, 2014 -- Heavy rain has already begun to fall across Houston as a storm system continues to move through most of Texas. Forecasts are predicting areas of heavy rain to keep falling throughout the morning, with moderate levels of rain continuing throughout the day. More
May 12, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday announced the addition of 62,000 homes to the City's automated curbside recycling program. More
May 12, 2014 -- Former Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds has died. More
May 12, 2014 -- An upper level disturbance will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon over mainly the northeast half of Southeast Texas. The National Weather Service predicts that rainfall amounts will average around a quarter of an inch. More
May 12, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that 62,000 more homes have been added to the city's automated curbside recycling program. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Greenspoint District in Houston recently hosted the Sino-U.S. Petroleum Industry Dinner, which included a delegation of Chinese petroleum industry executives who were in the city for the Offshore Technology Conference. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has permitted dredging of the port's Bayport and Barbours Cut channels. More
May 12, 2014 -- Texas State Representatives Senfronia Thompson and Alma Allen, as well as other area elected officials, will hold a prayer vigil for the kidnapped Nigerian girls this evening at Tranquility Park in Houston. More
May 12, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that it received $312,332 in sales tax revenues for May. More
May 12, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that a California man has entered a guilty plea in connection with stealing credit card information by using a credit card "skimming" device at gas stations in the Harris County area. More
May 12, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties on Saturday, as well as the special election for Senate District 4, which includes Jefferson, Chambers and portions of Harris, Montgomery and Galveston counties. More
May 11, 2014 -- Doug Peterson, vice chair of the Exploration Green Conservancy, reports that the two winning candidates in Saturday's Clear Lake Water Authority election were supporters of Exploration Green. More
May 10, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is requesting the public's assistance in locating next of kin for several deceased individuals. More
May 10, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office's Mentoring Moms program has partnered with the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston to provide basic computer literacy courses for Spanish speaking program participants. More
May 09, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart today issued a news release regarding Saturday's elections, including the special race for Texas Senate District 4 and more than 90 local elections. More
May 09, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today announced that Donna Warndof has been named the county's new director of Legislative Relations. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that METRORail service between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center will be closed during the weekend. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-4, with Juliet Stipeche, Anna Eastman, Michael Lunceford and Harvin Moore opposed, to approve the 2014-2015 Resource Allocation Handbook, with an increase in per-unit funding to each of the district's schools. More
May 09, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin showcases several events around the Gulf Coast region that she says will make a great Mother's Day outing including free ballet, artsy cars or a new interactive art exhibit. More
May 09, 2014 -- Representatives of several environmental organizations have signed a joint letter to Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier and the Board of Education regarding proposed budget cuts to programs at the Outdoor Education Center. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education unanimously approved $8.5 million to be spent with Scholastic, Inc. to provide student access to high-quality, leveled text. More
May 08, 2014 -- Harris County Department of Education Cooperative for After-School Enrichment AmeriCorps members recently held a wellness fair at Stehlik Intermediate School in Aldine. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced its Wanted Fugitives of the Week. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today unveiled its "Re-Imagining" of the METRO system, a draft five-year transit plan that would re-design METRO's bus network. More
May 08, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will hold an auction of memorabilia from North Forest Independent School District beginning on May 12. More
May 08, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to direct the city's attorney to move forward regarding enforcement of the city's regulations and a declaration of a public nuisance at 4207 Bradshire Court. More
May 08, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $1,218,977 contract with Mar-Con Services, LLC for the Martha Ditch Drainage Improvement and Concrete Lining Project. More
May 07, 2014 -- Galveston Island has scheduled festivities from June 7 to June 24 to celebrate Juneteenth, a commemoration of the arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas, on June 19, 1865. More
May 07, 2014 -- The City of Houston will hold its 5th Annual Demolition Day on May 17 at 323 Magnolia in Huffman. More
May 07, 2014 -- Five teachers will be recommended to the Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday for non-renewal of employment based on findings that the teachers were involved in testing improprieties on the spring 2013 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness at Jefferson Elementary School. More
May 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast coverage of the return of three crew members from the International Space Station on Tuesday. More
May 07, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute have selected 26 proposals for funding to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performances on future deep space exploration missions. More
May 07, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System storm water permit. More
May 07, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve and authorize an international facilities agreement between the city and Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management today released its 2013 Annual Report. More
May 07, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $51,999 services agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for service and maintenance alignment for the four dispatch radio consoles at the Webster Police Department. More
May 07, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council voted unanimously to award a $587,030 contract to Metro City Construction, LP for the Seascape I Street Paving and Water Line Improvements Project. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 06, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker has declared Friday as Bike to Work Day. More
May 06, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $990,000 increase to a purchase order through the county’s depository contract with Amegy Bank of Texas for merchant services fees related to the EZ Tag Program for the period ending May 31, and authorize the renewal of the contract and issue of a purchase order in the amount of $9.5 million for a one-year period beginning June 1. More
May 06, 2014 -- The American Festival for the Arts will host the Houston Girls Chorus in concert on May 18 at Covenant Church. More
May 06, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced he is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to require the complete removal of dioxin wastes at a Superfund site on the San Jacinto River. More
May 06, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host the launch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Houston Chapter's Annual Technical Symposium Thursday, featuring astronaut Chris Cassidy, who will discuss the dynamics of spacewalks. More
May 05, 2014 -- The City of Houston will move the City Hall Farmers Market to the Houston Central Library on Wednesday due to construction. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management has launched a digital countdown to the 2014 hurricane season via digital billboards in the county. More
May 05, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host the 12th Annual North Channel Job Fair on May 19 at San Jacinto College's North Campus. More
May 05, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Evita” presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “Dreamgirls”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players in Beaumont. More
May 05, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that his office will host a series of workshops to discuss property tax protests, exemptions and payment agreements. More
May 04, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will experience plenty of sun today and mostly cloudy conditions for the next few days but the week will end with showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe. More
May 03, 2014 -- At least four teenagers were injured this morning after someone opened fire during an 'after prom' party at a horse barn in north Harris County. More
May 02, 2014 -- Executive Service Corps of Houston will host the Leading Edge Luncheon to celebrate its 30th anniversary on September 30 at The Junior League of Houston. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department on Friday released a statement on the investigation into the death of Jason Lewis. More
May 02, 2014 -- As part of Mayor Annise Parker’s Sunday Streets HTX initiative, Westheimer, between Yoakum and McDuffie, will be open to cyclists and pedestrians on Sunday, May 4. More
May 02, 2014 -- The City of La Porte has received the Leadership Circle award for Fiscal Transparency's "Platinum" designation from the Texas Comptroller's Office. More
May 02, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced the launch of a new county-wide bilingual elder abuse prevention campaign. More
May 02, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday held its bi-monthly board and membership meeting at the San Jacinto College District Transportation Center. More
May 02, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on historic homes, dragon boats and a festival of words and pictures as just a few ways to pass the time this weekend. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Korean Air is now operating daily non-stop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. More
May 02, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District is accepting applications for the new Futures Academies at Jones High School. More
May 02, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston will celebrate National Nurses Week beginning on May 6. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will begin enforcing game room regulations on May 30. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is recommending an alternate route for HOV/HOT lane travelers on U.S. 290 to help ease congestion around the Northwest Transit Center. More
May 01, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast a music performance on Friday featuring students from Pearl Hall Elementary in Pasadena, Houston Symphony and astronauts at the Johnson Space Center, as well as Koichi Wakata, who will perform while on board the International Space Station. More
May 01, 2014 -- The American Federation of Teachers today issued a news release regarding a lawsuit filed by seven Houston teachers and the Houston Federation of Teachers against Houston Independent School District challenging the constitutionality of a new method for evaluating teachers at the district. More
May 01, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that a public meeting will be held on May 13 regarding the Kingwood Mobility Study. More
May 01, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the proposed Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
April 30, 2014 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in Houston will hold the first Adoption Block Party on Saturday at the Chase Bank on 500 W. 19th. More
April 30, 2014 -- Houston photographer Mieko Mahi will exhibit "The Offshore World" on May 4 and 8 at Silver Street Studios. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it has installed a metal sculpture by artist Paul Kittleson near the Magnolia Park Station as part of METRO's "Arts in Transit" program. More
April 30, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston today announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has named the hospital system as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year. More
April 30, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to award a $7,030,325 contract to Tommy Vaughn Motors, Inc. for automotive, Ford car/light truck, replacement parts and repair services for various departments. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft has reached its new home at Space Center Houston. Photos, Video and Interviews
April 30, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host its second annual "May Day Houston" event on Thursday to promote emergency preparedness as hurricane season approaches. More
April 30, 2014 -- Council Member Stephen Costello has come out in favor of allowing app-based transportation companies to operate in the City of Houston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Houston Museum District Association recently held its latest Houston Museum Experience, with visitors walking to various museums, including the Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Weather Museum and the Czech Center Museum Houston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage on Tuesday announced that it has received a $1 million gift from Union Pacific Railroad for the "Engines of Progress" railroad interactive experience exhibit at the center's future location in Houston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced that the bridge on Gulf Bank over the Hardy Toll Road will be closed for three weeks in order to make repairs to the bridge. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts presented achievement honors to former Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook and incoming Texas State Bar president Trey Apffel Tuesday during a Friends of Scouting breakfast at the Hometown Heroes Park in League City. More
April 29, 2014 -- Seven Houston teachers and the Houston Federation of Teachers will hold a press conference regarding the filing of a federal lawsuit on Thursday at 3100 Weslayan Street. More
April 29, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecth Parkway Builders has announced that complete closures are schedule for the eastbound mainlanes of U.S. Highway 290 during the weekend due to work on the future Grand Parkway interchange. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for several recently deceased individuals. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services and the Children's Museum of Houston will offer free immunizations to children at the museum on Thursday. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Varnett Public School in Houston recently incorporated the use of Promethean interactive tables to teach lessons and encourage student collaboration. More
April 29, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host activities on May 4 as part of International Star Wars Day, also called "May the Fourth Be With You". More
April 29, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $204,500 bid to Schier Construction Co. for the Water Tank Replacement Project at Water Plant No. 5. More
April 29, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday considered an ordinance requiring that recordings of council meetings be used to satisfy requirements of the Texas Government Code in lieu of written minutes approved by the city council, but the item died for lack of a second. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department reports that a man whose body was recovered from a car fire had been shot prior to the fire. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department is currently investigating a house fire that occurred on Monday in the 7900 block of Furlong Lane. More
April 28, 2014 -- BP America Chair and President John Mingé will deliver the opening-day keynote speech on May 5 for the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will get a preview of summer today as temperatures are projected to reach the low 90s. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department recovered a body from a car fire at 1000 Milby early this morning. More
April 26, 2014 -- The driver of a private vehicle was killed and two firefighters were taken to a hospital for observation when their fire truck was rear-ended on the Gulf Freeway today. More
April 26, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released video surveillance of an armed robbery that took place on Tuesday at the Denny's restaurant on 20015 Interstate 45 North. More w/Video
April 26, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday departed for a visit to Perth, Australia to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Houston-Perth Sister City relationship. More
April 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed an administrative report on 25 Transportation Improvement Plan projects, including a request to use transportation development credits for a project in Houston's East End Management District. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a General Membership Meeting featuring Dr. Alan Lumsden, co-founder and co-director of the Pumps & Pipes program. More
April 25, 2014 -- METRORail service will be unavailable between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center this weekend. More
April 25, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has appointed Julie Countiss as assistant county attorney to work in the office's Litigation Practice Group. More
April 25, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 10 General Election, which includes several mayoral and city council seat races, as well as bond referendums and city charter amendments. More
April 25, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that TAMU Regent Anthony G. Buzbee and his law firm have established a $1 million endowment for the university's School of Law. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Clerk's Office today announced that early voting will begin Monday for the May 10 Special Election for State Senate District 4. More
April 25, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman has announced that his office is accepting entries through May 5 from high school students for the annual Congressional Art Competition. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will host two locations accepting unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Rotary Club of Seabrook will host its 4th Annual Gumbo Cook-off and Family Fun Day on Saturday at Clear Lake Park. More
April 25, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports that weekend in the Gulf Coast region include the Sylvan Beach Festival on Galveston Bay, an opening reception at the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston and the Houston Improv Festival at Midtown Art Center in Houston. More
April 24, 2014 -- Houston Tomorrow President David Crossley reports that the Houston City Council Quality of Life Committee held its first meeting to hear about and discuss the initiative to create a General Plan for Houston’s Future. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously, after lengthy discussion, to authorize METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert to modify the METRO Rail Expansion Design-Build Contract with HRT. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation on Thursday unveiled "Houston's Literacy Crisis: A Blueprint for Community Action". More
April 24, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of three other persons at 9357 Richmond Avenue on Thursday. More
April 24, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host several drop-off locations for prescription drugs on Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More
April 24, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day event on Saturday. More
April 24, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook will host the 19th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor, on May 2-4. More
April 24, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 3-2, with Carolynn Stanley and Jeff Tave opposed, to approve amendments to the FY2014 Budget to fund the design, hosting and maintenance of a new web site for the city by Civic Plus. More
April 24, 2014 -- Rice University today presented the findings of its 33rd annual Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, among which found that city residents are evenly split on public versus private transportation, and that traffic is perceived as the city's top problem. More
April 24, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will offer two Physics Days and a Technology Career Day in May. More
April 24, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District Chief Operating Officer Leo Bobadilla has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Great City Schools. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System's Office of Business Opportunity will host its Eighth Annual Runway to Business Networking Fair on May 8 at the Humble Civic Center. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged Guillermo Correa in the deaths of two men on Tuesday at 1737 North West Loop. More
April 23, 2014 -- A Harris County District Court Judge on Wednesday ruled that the District Attorney's Firearms Training Simulator does not influence Grand Jurors. More
April 23, 2014 -- Harris County Department of Education Head Start will host the Art and Reading Showcase on Friday at the program's Fifth Ward location. More
April 23, 2014 -- Several Houston Independent School District high schools have been named to the 2014 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings. More
April 23, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced that closures will take place at the Interstate 45 and at US Highway 290 during the weekend due to work at interchanges with the Grand Parkway. More
April 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will host a "Watch Ur BAC" Alcohol Awareness Program on Thursday at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse. More
April 23, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today issued a warning regarding a group of thieves who are stealing purses then committing various identity theft crimes in Houston. More
April 23, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will host its School Choice Fair on Saturday at Northwest Mall. More
April 23, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the resale of tax foreclosed properties held in trust by the city. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced the launch of a pilot home security review program in two neighborhoods in northwest Harris County. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute on Tuesday hosted a Health Care Summit at the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Hospital in Webster. More
April 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston is asking citizens to participate in "LightsOut Houston", by pledging to conserve energy and to turn off their lights at night on Thursday through Sunday. More
April 22, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther today reported to the Port Commission that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the port with its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement Project; and the draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging will follow soon. More
April 22, 2014 -- George Scott has published a Tax Coverage Guide for Harris County residents. More
April 22, 2014 -- Katy Prairie Conservancy will hold its "Unplugged Adventure: Tropical Travelers" event on May 10 at Rock Hollow Creek on Warren Ranch. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that buses serving the US 290 corridor will be temporarily detoured beginning on April 28 due to demolition of the HOV/HOT lane that runs east of Dacoma to the Northwest Transit Center as part of the widening of 290. More
April 22, 2014 -- Space Center Houston has announced that road closures will take place on the nights of April 28-29 for the transportation of the shuttle carrier aircraft from Ellington Airport to the center. More
April 22, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority for being named Sports Commission of the Year by the National Association of Sports Commissions. More
April 22, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Administrator David Stall has been selected to speak at the Association of State Floodplain Managers 2014 conference in Seattle, Washington. More
April 21, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday released a draft of her proposed Equal Rights Ordinance. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested six teenagers in connection to the burglary of a home in the 900 block of Eagles Glide on Monday. More
April 21, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a celebration on May 1 for the opening of a new City of Houston Permitting Center location in Clear Lake. More
April 21, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today presented a progress report on the Hire Houston First program, which shows that more than $1 billion of city business has been awarded to designated Hire Houston First firms. More
April 21, 2014 -- Isolated showers and thunderstorms, some heavy, as well as dense fog in some areas, will begin the week in Southeast Texas, followed by a partly sunny weekend. More
April 21, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today provided suggestions on how property owners can reduce their tax bill. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 26. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office reports that the stolen vehicle involved the double murder of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson has been recovered in Houston. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound Interstate Highway 45 entrance ramp from State Highway 96/FM 646 in League City permanently on Monday to begin construction of a new exit ramp from that location. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has started work on a maintenance project to restore the stormwater capacity of an eroded section of Garners Bayou. More
April 18, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will offer half-price adoption fees for all adult female dogs and cats on Saturday. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation recently presented its Stellar Awards, honoring workers in the space industry. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host a prescription drug take back day on April 26 at four locations. More
April 18, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday announced that Rosen Publishing is donating 20,000 books to the Houston Public Library. More
April 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some family friendly activities for the Easter weekend around the Gulf Coast region including beach volleyball, releasing butterflies and beautiful music week. More
April 17, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested 18 year old Christopher Gomez who will be charged as the burglar seen on surveillance video peering at an infant in a crib. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the METRORail Red Line will be closed between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center during the weekend due to work on the rail expansion project. More
April 17, 2014 -- The West Harris County Branch of the American Association of University Women will host its next meeting on April 22. More
April 17, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Pat Van Houte, Cody Ray Wheeler and Don Harrison opposed, to approve the final reading of the district boundary lines to establish six single member council districts and two at large council districts. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve $1 million in funding from the Houston Endowment to support after-school programs and services through the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Houston Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta recently sponsored the Theta Charity Antiques Show, which benefits Mental Health America of Greater Houston. More
April 17, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the installation of crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Center Street and Pasadena Boulevard. More
April 16, 2014 -- Watershed Market, which launched on March 22 & 23 in Houston's East Downtown District, has scheduled its second urban market on May 10 and 11. More
April 16, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that the city will begin construction on a 24 inch water line tie-in on Kingwood Drive on April 23. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy will host its first Family Fit Day on May 3. More
April 16, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to convey a tract bounded on the east by U.S. Highway 59, on the south by Rusk Street, on the west by Avenida de las Americas and on the north by Capital Street on the north to Houston First Corporation. More
April 16, 2014 -- Music Doing Good in Schools will present the "Mostly Blues" concert on May 16 at The Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 16, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a special event permit for a Memorial Day event at the Veteran’s Memorial on Second Street on May 26. More
April 16, 2014 -- MSNBC kicks off its Growing Hope College Tour on Friday with a live broadcast from Texas Southern University in Houston. More
April 16, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a request from Space Center Houston for $211,000 from the city’s hotel occupancy tax fund. More
April 16, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook reports that year-to-date total sales tax revenue for fiscal year 2013-2014 is up 3.82 percent over last year. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect who crept into a baby's room in the 18200 block of Flint Hill Drive. More w/Video
April 15, 2014 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy will host its 2014 "Duck Duck Goose" Bash on May 1 at a private home in the Tanglewood area. More
April 15, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City and the National Naval Officer Association Greater Houston Chapter will unveil a special exhibit dedicated to the Pea Island Lifesaving Station on Friday at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to repair or replace failing on-site sewage facilities in the H-GAC region, in an amount not to exceed $492,000. More
April 15, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is offering reduced prices for microchips for pets through Sunday. More
April 15, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $118,125 contract with Exeter Architectural Products for the installation of permanent window coverings at City Hall. More
April 15, 2014 -- Representatives with the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of the region. More
April 15, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the issuance of a request for proposals and the creation of an advisory committee for the "One Bin for All" waste management and diversion project. More
April 15, 2014 -- Space Center Houston today announced that several agencies are working to take apart, relocate and reassemble a 747 Shuttle Carrier aircraft to be placed on display. More
April 15, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the “Ike Dike” storm surge protection concept for Galveston Bay proposed by Dr. Bill Merrell at Texas A&M University-Galveston. More
April 15, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reschedule the May 26 council meeting to Tuesday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day holiday. More
April 14, 2014 -- The 49th Annual Lunar Rendezvous Festival recently kicked off "Odysseys in Orbit" at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. More
April 14, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has announced that the first batch of over 38,000 postal ballots for the May 27 Primary Runoff Elections has been mailed and will be arriving in voters' mailboxes this week. More
April 14, 2014 -- Eye Care for Kids in Houston will host a gala and golf tournament on May 21-22 to raise funds for the non-profit's mission to provide free vision care for low-income children. More
April 14, 2014 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will host a live downlink on Friday with astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who will speak with students from the International Space Station. More
April 14, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Murder Ballad”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 14, 2014 -- Southeast Texas residents will experience a soggy start to the week leading up to Easter, which will also include chilly mornings and seasonably warm days, according to the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service. More
April 13, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement was presented to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Friday evening. More
April 12, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department is investigating a gas leak that required the evacuation of a motel and four nearby homes. More
April 12, 2014 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has released the results of testing on the Orion spacecraft. More
April 12, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has received the Suzanne McDaniel Award for Public Awareness from the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. More
April 12, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Friday at 1800 Lorraine. More
April 11, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will unveil new mascot names on April 15 for Lamar and Westbury high schools and Hamilton and Welch middle school. More
April 11, 2014 -- Houston BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a special on small breed dog adoptions on Saturday. More
April 11, 2014 -- State Representative Sylvester Turner will host his Family Day in the Park at Acres Homes in Houston on Saturday. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy will offer nature events on the Katy Prairie in May. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-3, with Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Juliet Stipeche and Wanda Adams opposed, to revise continuing contract teaching fields for the district's reduction in force policy. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department Arson Bureau is investigating a night club fire that occurred this morning in the 6200 block of Richmond. More
April 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events ranging from floating the bayou to flying the skies, dancing to a Jamaican beat and enjoying Japanese food. More
April 10, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson on Thursday announced that Juan Castillo has been arrested in El Salvador for the 2010 murder of Monica Leija. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to table indefinitely an agenda item to cancel the consolidation of Dodson Elementary with Blackshear, the Rusk School, and Lantrip elementary schools. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released new details regarding a child injury case against the child's mother, nurse Katie Alice Ripstra. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating two fatal shootings that were discovered on Wednesday at 5402 Renwick. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that portions of the Red Line will temporarily shut down over the weekend due to rail construction activities. More
April 10, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted its 15th Annual State of the Counties Address featuring the county judges of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties on Wednesday. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the system has signed a letter of intent with the Sierra Nevada Corporation to explore opportunities by a combination of a Houston-based spaceport and the company's Dream Chaser spacecraft. More
April 10, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve holding the XLR8 Summer Camps at the city. More
April 09, 2014 -- The White House Press Office is providing media pool reports of President Barack Obama's visit to Houston. Media Pool Reports
April 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Wednesday sold $130.6 million of bonds. More
April 09, 2014 -- The City of Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities will host a Financial Empowerment Forum, "Banking GPS", on April 29 at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center. More
April 09, 2014 -- Houston City Council discussed but took no action on a proposed ordinance conveying a tract of real property bounded by U.S. Highway 59, Rusk Street Avenida de las Americas and Capital Street Houston First Corporation. More
April 09, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that evidence from an investigation into testing irregularities at Atherton Elementary School has implicated three teachers of testing improprieties during the spring 2013 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and the University of Houston-Downtown's Criminal Justice Training Center have partnered to train cadets for new law enforcement positions. More
April 09, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Durham Elementary School has been authorized to operate as an International Baccalaureate World School. More
April 09, 2014 -- A partnership of veterans organizations will host the third annual "Run as One" run at locations across the country on Saturday, with the Houston event to kick off at Memorial Park. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas Central Railway Co. President Robert Eckels, a former Harris County Judge, on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on the proposed Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail project. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to endorse the $590 million Houston Import Project. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education has received exemplary bond ratings from both Moody's Corporation and Standard and Poor's. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced downtown Houston street closures that will take place from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning due to a visit from United States President Barack Obama. More
April 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for Nancy Holcomb. More
April 08, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement regarding equal pay laws in Texas. More
April 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has started construction to complete the Crenshaw Stormwater Detention Basin. More
April 08, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that his office has processed more than 100,000 credit and debit card transactions for automobile transactions, such as registration, license plates and titles, in less than six months. More
April 08, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve interlocal agreements between the Harris County Hospital District, doing business as Harris Health System, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
April 08, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education today announced that 44 Harris County students were named winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More
April 08, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it has been recognized by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association for its efforts to expand the use of technologies district-wide as well as in the classroom. More
April 08, 2014 -- The Bay Community Emergency Response Team and the American Red Cross are seeking volunteers for a mock emergency shelter drill on May 29 in Seabrook. More
April 08, 2014 -- The YWCA of Houston has named Allison Booker-Brooks as executive director. More
April 08, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena will host its first-ever Volunteer Expo tonight at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
April 07, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System has launched the Nurse Health Line for Harris County citizens. More
April 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold three major traffic safety campaigns in Houston during the month of April. More
April 07, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management is participating in a regional emergency exercise this week to evaluate medical response plans. More
April 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series will feature a lecture on Eight Significant Events in Maritime History by guest lecturer F. Carrington Weems, II, on Tuesday, April 8. More
April 05, 2014 -- Shoreline clean-up efforts are continuing today along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- A Houston Fire Department HFD Ambulance was involved in a rollover accident today that injured two people. More
April 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking the public's help in locating Kenyatta Packnett and Sade Craig, who are wanted for a credit card fraud scheme. More w/Video
April 05, 2014 -- Houston Police Department Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. on Friday announced the results of an extensive Internal Affairs investigation into the Homicide Division. More w/Video
April 04, 2014 -- The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network will present an advertisement in movie theaters during April, which is National 9-1-1 Education Month. More
April 04, 2014 -- Change Happens!, which is celebrating 25 years as a nonprofit organization established to transform the lives of families and children in high-risk communities, held its 7th Annual Spring Breakfast this morning. More
April 04, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0, after one council member was removed from the meeting and another three members left in protest, to approve districting of the city's eight single-member council districts into six single-member districts to allow for two at-large positions. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host its Galactic Golf Tournament on May 12 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. More
April 04, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today reported that more than 5,500 employees of the district have signed up for HealthyWage Challenge, an incentive program to lose weight. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host the Public Poetry Third Annual Celebration and Kickoff of the Spring Series on Saturday at the McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library. More
April 04, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is accepting applications through April 30 for its fifth annual Exploration Habitat Academic Innovation Challenge. More
April 04, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is hosting the Conrad Foundation's 2014 Spirit of Innovation Challenge Sunday through Tuesday at Space Center Houston. More
April 04, 2014 -- Keep Houston Beautiful will host "Keep Houston Beautiful Day", a city-wide service day, at various locations on Saturday. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Reserve Corps will host a training class in La Porte on April 24. More
April 04, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office will host "Shoes without Souls", an event to honor crime victims, on Monday in recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. More
April 04, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities from Beaumont to Galveston including an old-fashioned baseball game, a free movie classic and a women's expo with food, fun and shopping. More
April 04, 2014 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston spotlights its Houston/Harris County Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative. More
April 03, 2014 -- More than 465 response contractors continued work on Thursday along the shores of Mustang and South Matagorda Islands and Padre Island National Seashore, employing conventional clean-up methods with rakes, shovels and buckets. More
April 03, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted the annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker. More
April 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker used her annual State of the City Address before the Greater Houston Partnership to announce that she will present a proposed Human Rights Ordinance to Houston City Council for approval in mid-May. More
April 03, 2014 -- The Houston City Controller's Office has provided the official "class photo" of the current City Council. Photo
April 03, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice will host a town hall meeting tonight at Texas Southern University. More
April 03, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today approved a resolution in support of a high school level Mexican-American history and culture course. More
April 03, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System on Wednesday announced that it has been named among the top 100 hospitals by research firm Truven Health Analytics. More
April 03, 2014 -- Webster City Council has confirmed the appointment of Daniel "Danny" Presley as the city's new chief of police. More
April 03, 2014 -- Exploration Green will host its groundbreaking celebration and Earth Day event on April 12. More
April 03, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an order canceling the city's May 10 General Election. More
April 02, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday released numbers showing a decline in Houston's homeless population. More
April 02, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt bylaws for the Parks and Recreation Commission. More
April 02, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to annex territory located in the vicinity of Aldine Westfield southeast of Richey Road. More
April 02, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1-2, with Natalie Dolan opposed and Larry Tosto and Bill Jones abstaining, to confirm the appointment of Daniel Presley as police chief. More
April 02, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has released the bridge audio recording of conversations between the pilot on the Summer Wind and the captain of the Kirby Inland towboat Miss Susan prior to the collision near the Texas City Dike on Saturday, March 22. More
April 02, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of $195,000 for the purchase of updated communications equipment for the Seabrook Police Department. More
April 02, 2014 -- Rice University's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center will host a workshop on Thursday about low-impact development, an engineering and land-planning approach to both slow stormwater runoff and clean stormwater before it enters waterways. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has taken a psychiatric patient into custody after the man stole an ambulance and led police on a chase. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Galveston-based response efforts for the Texas City collision on Tuesday completed the decontamination of approximately 300 boats that were oiled as a result of the maritime casualty. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will hold a free community electronics recycling event on April 12 in the parking lot at 6005 Westview in Houston. More
April 01, 2014 -- Clean-up efforts continue along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors work to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. More
April 01, 2014 -- The 28th Annual AIA Houston SandCastle Competition will be held on Saturday, May 31 on Galveston's East Beach. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host a prescription drug take-back event on April 26 at four locations. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will host its annual Fly In and Open House on April 12-13 at the West Houston Airport. More
April 01, 2014 -- Barrios Technology on Monday announced that Sandy Fletcher and the Extra Vehicular Activity 23 Console Team recently received the Eagle Manned Mission Award from the National Space Club. More
April 01, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Berry Elementary School has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver designation from the United States Green Building Council. More
March 31, 2014 -- Response teams were out early this morning to continue the aggressive removal of oiled debris and sand from South Matagorda and tar balls on Mustang Islands. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Smahrt Girl Foundation will host the "You Drop It, We Rock It" prom dress drive on April 26 at the Judson Robinson Center in Houston. More
March 31, 2014 -- La Porte City Council Member Dottie Kaminski was recently named a finalist for Public Official of the Year by the University of Houston. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports no injuries at a two-alarm fire at Woodlake Oaks Apartment in west Houston early this morning. More
March 30, 2014 -- Cleanup and response teams from the Matagorda Bay Incident Command Post are responding to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and along sporadic portions of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi. More w/photos
March 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed proposed amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan that will be considered for action at next month’s meeting. More
March 30, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, along with other city officials, invited elected officials, community leaders and neighborhood residents, launched the second year of Make Safe on Saturday. More
March 30, 2014 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the death of a woman found at 6821 South Gessner about 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. More
March 30, 2014 -- The Unified Command in Port O'Connor reports that it is overcoming logistical challenges posed by the remote island in order to clean up the migrating oil from the Texas City collision. More
March 29, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that the three weeks of Rodeo, Cook-off, and Spring Break activity combined pushed METRORail ridership past the 112 million mark. More
March 29, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continued to implement their aggressive plans to protect environmentally sensitive areas of Matagorda Bay, Friday, against impact from a portion of the oil spilled in the ship-barge collision near Texas City, and to anticipate potential impacts further south on the Texas coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Jail system on Friday was found by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to be in full compliance with state regulations for the fifth year in a row. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with Shred-It and hosting its highly popular shredding event tomorrow, Saturday, to help citizens permanently destroy old or unwanted personal documents. More
March 28, 2014 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen has issued a statement that Galveston beaches are open and that the majority of the oil spilled in last week's accident has moved south. More
March 28, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continue to implement their aggressive plans intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Matagorda Bay area against any impact from a portion of the oil spilled in last Saturday’s ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas. More
March 28, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will host a farmers market on Saturday at the Whole Foods Store in Montrose. More
March 28, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena will host a Volunteer Expo on April 8 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will open four of its multi-service centers on Sunday and extend business hours on Monday to assist those enrolling in a health insurance plan before the Affordable Care Act's March 31 deadline. More
March 28, 2014 -- Hydeia Broadbent will speak on Saturday in Houston in recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. More
March 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will hold neighborhood office hours on Saturday at the Johnson Neighborhood Library. More
March 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights a few of the events kicking off the spring including festivals featuring art, high flying kites and events for kids. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Unified Command for the Texas City Y Response reports that oil has made landfall on Matagorda Island off the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- City of Houston Council Member Stephen Costello released a comprehensive draft of the city’s financial policies at Thursday’s meeting of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has received access to the final appropriation of $187.3 million from the federal government for the North and Southeast Lines. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston has opened Galveston Bay to all traffic after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
March 27, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price in announcing their support for a high-speed rail route between Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More w/Video
March 27, 2014 -- The third annual "Give 5% to Conserve Houston" campaign will kick off on April 3 at Ruggle Green at City Centre in Houston. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will kick off its Public Poetry spring reading series on April 5 at the McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to accept the FY2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the 2013 Single Audit Report. More
March 27, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston on Wednesday announced that Angela A. Shippy has been named as the system's new chief quality officer. More
March 27, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Wednesday announced that Ryan Sullivan has joined his office's media relations and community engagement staff. More
March 27, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will launch the second year of the city's "Make Safe Saturday" on Saturday with a press conference and kickoff event. More
March 27, 2014 -- An elderly woman died in a house fire today at 1900 Jean in Houston. More
March 26, 2014 -- Oil spill responders established a Matagorda Bay Forward Branch in Port O’Connor, Texas, today to coordinate protection of the environment of the Matagorda Bay area, as a portion of the oil spilled on Saturday in a ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas, moves south along the Texas Coast. More
March 26, 2014 -- Crews from various City of Houston departments are continuing to work to secure the scene of Tuesday's five-alarm blaze at 2400 W Dallas Street in the Montrose neighborhood. More
March 26, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city ordinance regulating animals, including dogs and cats as well as chickens and livestock. More
March 26, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced closures scheduled for Interstate 45 this weekend due to the installation of girders at the future interchange between I-45 and the Grand Parkway. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard continues clean up operations in the Port of Houston/Galveston after having authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone for commercial ship traffic. Update 7
March 25, 2014 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Board of Commissioners, today voted unanimously to approve an agreement between the Houston Pilots Association and maritime industry stakeholders that was reached last Friday after extensive negotiations. More
March 25, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the launch of "Goal Zero", a bike safety campaign to educate motorists and cyclists about the existing Safe Passing Ordinance, and to create a bicycle master plan for the city. More
March 25, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the renewal of an agreement with the Social Security Administration for the Sheriff's Department's Cooperative Disability Investigative Unit to investigate cases of suspected disability insurance and medical program fraud. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone in the Port of Houston/Galveston for commercial ship traffic, which had been closed due to an oil spill that occurred on Saturday. Update 6
March 25, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the issuance of approximately $10 million in refunding bonds. More
March 25, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an amended motion to remove a representative position from the west side of the city for the Miramar Shoreline Advisory Group and appointed Charlotte Wells to serve in an at-large position to complete the membership of the group. More
March 25, 2014 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications through April 18 from qualified groups and organizations interested in becoming a 2014 Summer Food Service Program Site. More
March 25, 2014 -- The City of Houston recently broke ground on a garden and nature playground in the Gulfton community as part of the nationwide GRO1000 gardens and green spaces program. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that Galveston-Bolivar ferry has been given permission to operate and will be running between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and it is continuing to assess the situation with oil in the channel regarding 46 outbound vessels and 47 inbound vessels in the queue for transit to the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Houston. Update 5
March 24, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett reports that the Texas Attorney General's Office confirmed that last year's attempt to force a petition-initiated tax increase for the Harris County Department of Education violated state law. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services will open four of its multi-service centers on Sunday, and extend business hours on Monday, to assist those signing up for a health insurance plan before the Affordable Care Act's March 31 deadline. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that it broke its previous 20-day attendance record this year, with more than 2.48 million people attending rodeo events. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether the state's Education Code authorizes the citizens of Harris County to use repealed Chapter 18 of the code to increase the county equalization tax. More
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green has commended the Unified Command and the emergency responders "who are working tirelessly around the clock" to contain the oil spill. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday held its "Super Shootout: North America's Champions" event. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held its Junior Market Steer Auction on Saturday. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held its Junior Market Barrow Auction on Friday. More
March 24, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has dispatched investigators and staff from his Environmental Protection Division to the Galveston Bay oil spill site. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that cleanup continues in response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil. Update 4
March 24, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System's Ranger Program held an event on Saturday to celebrate its 10 year anniversary of providing mounted security patrols along the perimeters of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reported that progress continued throughout the day Sunday in response to a bunker fuel spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of product. Update 3
March 23, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry reports that he has directed "all necessary state resources" to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between vessels on Saturday. More
March 23, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has issued a bulletin to mariners regarding the collision in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday. More
March 23, 2014 -- The City of Galveston reports that all beaches are open while the Coast Guard responds to the oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 23, 2014 -- Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources. More
March 23, 2014 -- Response efforts continued overnight in response to a vessel incident, which occurred in the Houston Ship Channel Saturday afternoon. More
March 22, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard along with state and local partners are responding to a collision near Texas City, in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 22, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one person was killed in a fire at 3700 Terry early this morning. More
March 22, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating an incident in which an officer discharged his duty weapon at an armed suspect at 11050 Southwest Freeway on Thursday. More
March 21, 2014 -- Preservation Houston will host a lecture on March 25 featuring author Barrie Scardino Bradley, who will discus her book on the history of Hermann Park. More
March 21, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that the city received $205,563 in sales tax revenues for the month of March. More
March 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness hosted a Collaborative Access Event on Thursday, with presentations from community organizations highlighting their successes, current work and future plans for areas in the Sam Houston Greenbelt Network. More
March 21, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host a Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze and Electronic Recycling Collection event on March 29 at the Ellington Airport Neighborhood Recycling Center. More
March 21, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including one of the first crawfish festivals of the season, a new contemporary art exhibit and readings by a pair of critically acclaimed authors. More
March 20, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Thursday at Texas Southern University in Houston took part in the House Homeland Security Committee's field hearing entitled "Combating Human Trafficking in Our Major Cities". More
March 20, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating an incident in which an officer discharged his duty weapon at an assault suspect on Tuesday at 2219 Stevens Street. More
March 20, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today issued a statement in response to the discovery of a "stash house" in the Houston area with more than 100 people illegally in the country being held inside. More
March 20, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the FY2014 Budget by $3,120 to designate funds to continue the Senior Fitness Program at no cost to residents. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will host Easton Corbin in concert on Friday and The Band Perry on Saturday as part of the rodeo's final days for 2014. More
March 20, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast pre-launch activities for the next three crew members flying to the International Space Station beginning on March 25 on NASA TV. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce will present an award to Jho Low, CEO of Hong Kong investment firm Jynwel Capital, on April 3 during the 24th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner. More
March 20, 2014 -- Exploration Green in Houston will host its Groundbreaking Celebration on April 12. More
March 20, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Don Harrison, Ornaldo Ybarra and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve the final reading of a $26,000 contract with Loflin Environmental Services, Inc. for asbestos and mold consulting services for the former AT&T Building. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating an incident in which an officer fatally shot a robbery suspect at 9638 Plainfield on Monday. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Harris County Attorney's Office recently held the second class of Bandit Sign Rangers in Klein. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County reports that the METRORail in Houston broke the record for highest single day ridership on March 13. More
March 19, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against the Houston-based Lincoln Academy and the Brownstone Academy on charges that the academies falsely claim to be accredited educational institutions. More
March 19, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced the recipients of the agency's 2013 Small Business Industry Awards program. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applicants to fill open lifeguard positions at 37 of its pools for the 2014 swim season. More
March 19, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2, with Gary Johnson and Robert Llorente opposed, to approve recommendations for the allocation of funds for events through the Hotel Occupancy Tax for FY2014. More
March 19, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the FY2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the audit of the city’s financial statements, from Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP, the firm that conducted the audit. More
March 19, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2-1, with Larry Tosto and Bill Jones opposed and Mayor Floyd Myers abstaining, to approve the first reading of an ordinance regulating headshops, pawn shops, gold exchange stores, tattoo shops, smoke shops, bail bonds and payday lending within the city. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Houston Methodist Hospital have launched the Tactical Medicine School, a week-long course. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office conducted a street racing initiative this past weekend in west Harris County, resulting in the arrest of nine individuals. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a third year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service, with a total contract value not to exceed $1,013,834. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host its annual Festival Kick-Off event on April 14. More
March 18, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that Leslie Marc Jordan, former chief of the Katy Fire Department, has entered a guilty plea on charges stemming from providing Diazepam, a controlled substance, to his friend. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Western Air Defense Sector will conduct an air defense exercise over the Houston area on Wednesday. More
March 17, 2014 -- The University of Houston will host a lecture by John Wolf on April 14 in the Cullen Performance Hall. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Houston Methodist Hospital have launched the Tactical Medicine School. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host the Silver Stars Program, a series of programs for senior citizens, at the Ring Neighborhood Library on Thursdays in April. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has completed construction of additional stormwater storage along Hunting Bayou in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. More
March 17, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has offered a suggestion to election officials intended to improve their communication with the news media as well as voters and taxpayers. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District, in observance of National Flood Awareness Week, has issued a news release noting the district's work to help reduce the risks and damages from flooding. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy today announced that it has received a grant from the Brown Foundation to support the development of Evelyn's Park. More
March 17, 2014 -- The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management, in observance of National Flood Awareness Week, today issued tips to help residents prepare for flooding. More
March 17, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office is adding prosecutors to support expansion of the Harris County SOBER Court, a specialty program that provides DWI offenders with comprehensive alcohol treatment and intense supervision in lieu of jail time. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosted its Art Auction on Sunday. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has announced that its Junior Market Lamb and Goat Auction set record prices on Saturday for its Grand and Reserve Grand Champion animals. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one person was killed this morning in a fire in a mobile home at 5400 Van Zandt. More
March 16, 2014 -- The Battleship Texas Foundation hosted a public family festival at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site on Saturday as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship TEXAS. More
March 14, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday cut the ribbon on HTV Houston Television station's new facility at Houston City Hall. More
March 14, 2014 -- Air Alliance Houston will present the Earth Day Art Contest on April 24 at Skyline Art Services. More
March 14, 2014 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has extended a $22 million contract with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems to provide support to International Space Station activities. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosted the Junior Market Poultry Auction on Friday. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership reports that BAHEP and the National Flood Insurance Coalition has scored a major victory with the passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by the United States Senate. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for six deceased individuals. More
March 14, 2014 -- Traders Village Houston will host the 25th Annual Auto Swap Meet on Saturday and Sunday. More
March 14, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a judge has issued an order banning 37 members of the Crips and the Bloods street gangs from certain Aldine area neighborhoods. More
March 14, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart today announced that a majority of voters complied with the state's voter identification requirements during the 2014 Democratic and Republican Primary Elections, with less than 0.01 percent of voters not presenting a form of photo identification required to vote. More
March 14, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Don Hare has been named chief major projects officer. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-3, with Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Anna Eastman and Paula Harris opposed, to approve a motion to re-purpose the Jones High School campus into a specialized “Futures Academy”. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-3, with Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Anna Eastman, and Paula Harris opposed, to repurpose Jones High School into a specialized Futures Academy; and 5-4, with Eastman, killern-Jones, Harris and Wanda Adams to close Dodson Elementary. More
March 14, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including a crawfish and zydeco festival, a boat race down the Buffalo Bayou and where to find the best in St. Patrick's Day parades. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male on Thursday at a residence in the 22000 block of Bridgestone Ridge Drive. More
March 13, 2014 -- The University of Houston will present an exhibit entitled "Frontier Fiesta: The Greatest College Show on Earth" from March 18 through June 6 at the University's M.D. Anderson Library. More
March 13, 2014 -- BP today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency resolving all matters related to the suspension and debarment of BP, and will make the company eligible again to enter into new contracts with the federal government, including deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico. More
March 13, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that a bond sale of $1.3 billion by the city's combined utility system to re-finance previously issued bonds will save the city approximately $207.5 million. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Harris County Attorney's Office today announced that Donald Stricklin has been appointed as assistant county attorney in the Litigation Practice Group. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free parking on Sunday at the Northline Transit Center/HCC Station at Fulton for those attending the Houston Rodeo's "Go Tejano Day" event. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that its livestock show received more than 24,000 entries this year. More
March 13, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston has implemented the "Virtual Care Check" system, a remote patient monitoring system that provides patients with chronic medical conditions access to mobile health care services that sends updates to their providers. More
March 13, 2014 -- Houston BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a"March Madness" adoption event on Saturday. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site consisting of the San Jacinto Battleground, San Jacinto Monument and Battleship TEXAS were packed on Wednesday for a final crew reunion aboard the TEXAS. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District recently planted 786 trees along Cypress Creek at Meyer Park. More
March 12, 2014 -- City of Houston investigators report evidence that contradicts safety inspection promises made by Lyft, a new commercial transportation provider operating in Houston without a city license. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested Jeffrey Wayne Wilson for credit/debit card abuse and stealing more than $100,000 from a single client after portraying himself as a legal consultant. More
March 12, 2014 -- A hearing on the Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan lawsuit to ban members of the Crips and Bloods gangs from entering or committing crimes in a north Harris County community has been set for Thursday, March 13. More
March 12, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to appropriate $2,658,987.90 out of the Police Consolidated Construction Fund and approve and authorize an interlocal agreement between the city and Harris County for the purpose of completing the design phase of the proposed Law Enforcement Central Processing Center to be utilized by both entities. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Varnett Public School in Houston today announced that it is continuing to offer healthy meals and daily exercise to help reduce childhood obesity for its students. More
March 12, 2014 -- The West Harris County Branch of the American Association of University Women will host a meeting on March 22 at the Tracy Gee Community Center. More
March 12, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host two "Skywarn" storm-spotter training classes on March 20 and April 2. More
March 12, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will display a model of the future James Webb Space Telescope through April 15. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday to consider proposals to close Jones High School and Dodson Elementary School. More
March 11, 2014 -- Over 200 Christian leaders recently gathered to raise awareness of the upcoming Third Annual Holocaust March of Remembrance Houston, will will take place on April 26 and 27. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced that it spent less than the amount budgeted by Commissioners Court in Fiscal Year 2014. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation will recognize the dedication of the space workers at the annual awards banquet on Friday, April 11. More
March 11, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve overpass agreements with BNSF Railway Company for construction of direct connectors from southbound SH-249 to westbound North Sam Houston Tollway at two railroad mileposts. More
March 11, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the completion of all phases of the Dispatch Center Console/Workstation project by utilizing currently budgeted funds plus paying additional costs from the Capital Improvement Plan fund balance. More
March 11, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Michael Schnell to the Miramar Shoreline Advisory Group. More
March 11, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, an audit of the city’s financial statements for FY2013. More
March 11, 2014 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area has announced that Janice and Rick Gornto and Legend Health Care have underwritten the fifth annual Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament, which takes place on April 28 at Bay Oaks Country Club. More
March 11, 2014 -- Waste Management Earth Day, an event presented by Air Alliance Houston, will be held on April 12 at Discovery Green in Houston. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Exploration Green Conservancy recently hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the development and management of the recreation, conservation and flood-detention area. More
March 11, 2014 -- Quanell X of the New Black Panther Nation and New Black Muslims will hold a "community organized" search for the suspect(s) who murdered two young women on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged Karen Kiriago in the fatal stabbing of Van Rogers on December 31, 2013, at 7170 Parker. More
March 10, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard officials and other dignitaries from the region turned out this morning for the official ribbon cutting for the USCG Sector Houston-Galveston Maritime Interagency Operations Center at Ellington Field. More
March 10, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District will host Brighter Bites, a collaborative offering fresh produce and nutritional education to low-income children and their families, at Lantrip Elementary on Wednesday to provide fresh produce to students. More
March 10, 2014 -- Jim Guidry reviews his experiences with election returns throughout the years and contemplates improvements for the future. More
March 10, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that intoxicated manslaughter charges have been filed against Craig Welch in connection with the March 9 fatal traffic accident at the intersection of FM 1960 and West Lake Houston Parkway. More
March 09, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one person was killed in a house fire in South Houston this morning. Update
March 08, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff's Office detectives are conducting interviews of possible witnesses and running down the leads that have been received in the deaths of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson of Houston. More
March 08, 2014 -- A 69 year old man was found dead in a house fire in north Houston late Friday night. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Citizens Corps Community Emergency Response Team on Friday reached a milestone of 20,000 trained members with the graduation of its latest students from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. More
March 07, 2014 -- NASA's Human Research Program has selected ten proposals for a twin astronaut study. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department urges citizens to change the batteries in smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms when Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a silver 2006 Kia Sorento SUV that belonged to one of the women found murdered on the Bolivar Peninsula. UPDATE
March 07, 2014 -- The National African American Forum will host a free community health fair at the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center on Thursday, March 13. More
March 07, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host an Affordable Care Act Forum on March 29 in Houston. More
March 07, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston will host a ribbon cutting for its new Interagency Operations Center at Ellington Field in Houston. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently received several communications awards from the Texas School Public Relations Association. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday honored Reba McEntire with the establishment of the Reba McEntire Scholarship. More
March 07, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has obtained a two-year extension for a receiver to continue to manage the former Le Promenade Townhomes. More
March 07, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Port of Houston Commissioner John Kennedy at its monthly luncheon. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one body has been recovered from a house fire in northeast Houston and two people are still missing. More
March 06, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday in Houston participated in a press conference regarding the health coverage enrollment efforts in the faith community. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a suspect who impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman on Thursday in north Harris County. More
March 06, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday toured the Buffalo Bayou Park construction project. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that its Regional DWI Task Force, consisting of 17 law enforcement agencies throughout the Houston-Galveston area, will be operating during Spring Break. More
March 06, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-2, with Don Harrison and Ornaldo Ybarra opposed, to approve, on first reading, a $26,000 contract with Loflin Environmental Services, Inc. for asbestos and mold consulting services for the former AT&T building. More
March 06, 2014 -- YWCA-Houston recently elected six new members to its board of directors. More
March 05, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker has launched SundayStreetsHTX, which will open White Oak, Westheimer, and Washington/Market Square to bicyclists and pedestrians on the first Sundays in April, May, and June. More
March 05, 2014 -- The American Cancer Society in Houston spotlights author Carlos Wallace. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying and locating three suspects wanted for burglarizing several "La Michoacana" meat markets. More w/Video
March 05, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees will review proposals to close Jones High School and Dodson Elementary School during the March 13 board meeting. More
March 05, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded a decision by the Houston Independent School District to remove Port Houston Elementary from a list of schools being considered for closure. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that the 21st annual River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash will be held on March 29. More
March 05, 2014 -- The City of Houston today urged residents to be prepared for severe weather as part of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which is observed in the first week of March. More
March 05, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 14-1-1, with Larry Green opposed and Jerry Davis abstaining, to appropriate $51,359,572 out of the Houston Airport System Commercial Paper Fund and $795,392 out of the Airport Improvement Fund and to award a contract to Spawglass Construction, Corp. for the construction of a new parking garage at William P. Hobby Airport. More
March 05, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Margaret Hunt, Ed Muniz and Julia Poston as regular members and Robert Duncan, Jr. as an alternate member to the Board of Adjustment. More
March 05, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0-1, with Mayor Floyd Myers abstaining, to award a $225,255 bid to Mullen Asphalt Paving for parking improvements to serve Texas Avenue Park. More
March 05, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry won a close race against challenger Michelle Hatmaker in the Republican Party Primary on Tuesday; Matt Sebesta won the Republican nomination for Brazoria County Judge and will face Democrat Robert Pruett in November. Guidry News Service also covered elections in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
March 05, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint council members Thane Harrison, Sherry Garrison and Bill Patterson, as well as City Manager James Stokes, Assistant City Manager Gary Jackson and Director of Finance Donna Todd to the city's new Finance Committee. More
March 05, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson has launched a blog featured by Crime Stoppers of Houston to increase public awareness in battling crime. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Varnett Public School in Houston recently hosted a celebration and fashion show in honor of the final day of Black History Month. More
March 04, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart reports that Election Night returns for the Republican Primary election will come in later than usual due to the party’s precinct conventions which are scheduled to take place after the polls close. More
March 04, 2014 -- Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston has posted an essay detailing problems with the SSPEED Center approach to surge suppression barriers. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities today announced that it will offer free tax preparation assistance for eligible citizens with disabilities in March. More
March 04, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital today announced that Gary Kerr has been named CEO at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. More
March 04, 2014 -- METRO will extend Park & Ride morning service by one hour to accommodate customers who are delaying their morning start due to the severe weather. More
March 04, 2014 -- The City of Houston Emergency Operations Center has returned to normal operations, after spending the early morning monitoring the winter weather which impacted southeast Texas. More
March 04, 2014 -- The City of Houston has posted an update on the winter weather currently impacting the City. More
March 04, 2014 -- All METRO HOV/HOT lanes will open for the Tuesday morning commute except 59 North HOV; and Park & Ride bus service will be running but expect delays as buses will avoid overpasses and bridges. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is working on a "game plan" to adjust service due to a potential winter blast expected to hit the Houston area in the morning. More
March 03, 2014 -- The City of Houston will activate the Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 a.m. in response to the Winter Weather threat expected to impact the area in the morning. More
March 03, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Houston from 11:00 p.m. until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday due to the potential for icy roadways and freezing rain. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has issued news releases on the results of its "Uncorked!" Champion Wine Auction, and winners of the Bar-B-Que contest and the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department has advised residents to use caution when using heaters and when driving during winter weather conditions, which are expected to include freezing rain and ice tonight. More
March 03, 2014 -- Candidate filing for the May 10 General Election ended on Friday, leaving some cities with several contested races while others will look to cancel their elections due to no opposition to candidates on the ballot. More
March 03, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today is speaking at a graduation ceremony held for 18 defendants enrolled in the Harris County Success Through Addiction Recovery Court. More
March 03, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that he is activating a call center to answer voter questions for the March 4 Primary Election. More
March 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association President Bryan Sky-Eagle in announcing a tentative agreement that would avoid "brown-outs" of fire apparatus that had been proposed to solve an $8.5 million overtime shortfall at the Houston Fire Department. More
March 02, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that there were no injuries in a fire in a vacant warehouse at 4900 North Freeway on Sunday. Updated Report
March 01, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted 18-2, with Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria and Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb opposed, to approve a resolution that commits $500,000 for a feasibility study for the proposed State Highway 36A and calls for protection of the Katy Prairie Conservancy as well as other natural resources. More
March 01, 2014 -- Houston firefighters, families and friends will gather for the annual Houston Firefighters' Memorial Ceremony to honor the 68 members who have died in the line of duty. More
February 28, 2014 -- FrenetiCore is accepting applications for the Houston Fringe Festival through May 1. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Lone Star College System will participate in the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative exhibit in the Reliant Center from March 4 through 23 during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library is accepting film submissions through March 31 for its Sixth Annual Reel Teen Film Festival. More
February 28, 2014 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has issued a reminder that the Great Texas Warrant Round Up begins on Saturday. More
February 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including Mardi Gras and Rodeo parades and a new art exhibit and symposium on the artist. More
February 28, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett called for a new look at the roles of local and regional government in his State of the County Address to the Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday. More
February 27, 2014 -- Discovery Green in Houston will host the "Miracoco" luminarium by Britain's Architects of Air from March 15 through 23. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged Walter R. Sam, Jr. in the fatal stabbing of Raymond Thomas Stewart, Jr. on Wednesday at 2832 South Bartell. More
February 27, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart reminds voters that Friday is the last day to early vote in the Democratic and Republican Party Primary Elections. More
February 27, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, during his 2014 State of the County Address, called for a "re-examination of how local, regional and state governments provide necessary services for their constituencies". More
February 27, 2014 -- Friday marks important dates for both the March 4 Primary Election and the May 10 General Election. More
February 27, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host its second annual Investor Conference on Monday and Tuesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted 8-1, with Allen Watson opposed, to approve a $2,205,000 contract with Parkeon and SPX Genfare for the purchase of rail ticket vending machines. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert has officially accepted the position on a permanent basis. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Tuesday hosted its "Rodeo Roundup" rally to kick off the 2014 rodeo, with Houston Mayor Annise Parker proclaiming Friday as "Go Texan Day". More
February 27, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office is launching a "no refusal" initiative for every weekend in March during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and other festivities taking place during the month. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Office of the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Houston-area law enforcement agencies recently conducted a joint operation locating and arresting suspects who had outstanding felony family violence arrest warrants. More
February 26, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the that City of Houston is expanding its municipal energy efficiency program to retrofit libraries and other City of Houston facilities. More
February 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Beth Madison of Houston to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will provide round-trip shuttle service to Reliant Park beginning Thursday for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. More
February 26, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the City of Houston is expanding its municipal energy efficiency program to retrofit libraries and other facilities through the issuance of Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to amend the port’s existing professional services contract with TC&B/GBA, a joint venture of Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. (doing business as AECOM Technical Services, Inc.) and Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. for construction management and other support to Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvement projects in an amount not to exceed $2.1 million. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Municipal Police Association and The Houston Police Officers' Union have organized a blood drive for HPD Officer Linda Tweedie who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on February 22. More
February 25, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by the Houston Professional Firefighters Union in an attempt to block the removal of certain personnel, trucks and ambulances from service. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has announced the winners of its "Uncorked!" wine competition and Best Bites competition. More
February 25, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioner's Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with attorney Ted Whitmer for services in performing an appraisal ratio study to test the 2014 appraised commercial real property values set by the Harris County Appraisal District. More
February 25, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Kendall Pickett as a citizen member of the Miramar Shoreline Advisory Group. More
February 25, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted 7-0-1, with Tommy Moser abstaining, to award a $260,595 bid to Follis Construction for the construction of the Fairmont Park Pool Building. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that one person suffered critical injuries in a fire on Monday in the 7900 block of Booker Street. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that two people were injured in a fire on Monday at 16898 Blueridge Road. More
February 24, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting tonight at the Kingwood Community Center. More
February 24, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district's Houston Academy for International Studies has been nominated for the 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools award. More
February 24, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Gloria Milian Matt of Houston to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. More
February 24, 2014 -- Exploration Green in the Houston Bay Area will host a town hall meeting on Thursday. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library on Friday announced that it has been selected as one of five winners of the Toyota Family Learning Grant. More
February 23, 2014 -- Retired Houston police officer Dana Tweedie was killed in a motorcycle accident in Galveston Saturday night and his wife was critically injured. More
February 23, 2014 -- There will be a demonstration in front of the Harris County Jail this afternoon regarding the death of an inmate after an altercation with deputies. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council 2014 General Assembly Meeting was held on Friday. More
February 21, 2014 -- Change Happens! will hold its 7th Annual Spring Breakfast on April 2 at The Junior League of Houston. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston was recently re-designated as a magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host "Super Stars: A Star Studded Evening", a fundraiser celebrating 25 years of service, on April 5. More
February 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness on Thursday honored the legacy of George P. Mitchell with the inaugural Wild Life Award. More
February 21, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced that its rescue partner, Rescued Pets Movement, will host a "1,000 Lives Saved" Party and fundraiser on Saturday at Celtic Gardens. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation has selected former Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield as recipient of the 2014 Space Communicator Award. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host "Raising a Superstar", part of its health literacy program series, on Saturday at the Smith Neighborhood Library. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a public meeting on March 6. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the US 290 HOV inbound/outbound exit ramp to Dacoma will be closing permanently on Saturday due to the reconstruction and widening of US 290. More
February 21, 2014 -- Zachry-Odebrecth Parkway Builders has issued a weekend traffic alert regarding various lane closures for segments of the Grand Parkway. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking a group of armed suspects who robbed at least three different convenience stores on Wednesday night in northwest Harris County. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Thursday at 8700 Scranton. More
February 20, 2014 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson has announced that Calvin C. Braun, a Houston attorney who handles bankruptcy cases, has been arrested on charges of bankruptcy fraud and filing false declarations in bankruptcy court. More
February 20, 2014 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is seeking assistance from the public for Rescued Pets Movement, its largest rescue partner, to continue its service of transferring animals to Colorado for adoptions. More
February 20, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to pursue implementation of the Community Rating System Program for the city, at a cost not to exceed $600. More
February 20, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded residents to check their voter registration status before they vote. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority today reported that the port generated record container movement and cargo tonnage in 2013. More
February 20, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of a Channelview truck stop claiming the business is a public nuisance due to criminal activity at the location. More
February 20, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday 5-4, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Cody Ray Wheeler, Pat Van Houte and Don Harrison opposed, to approve, on second reading, an ordinance amending the city's procedures for city council and other meetings. More
February 19, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston has launched a comprehensive surgical Weight Loss Program. More
February 19, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the city’s ordinances regarding the regulation of peddlers, itinerant vendors, hawkers, solicitors and canvassers in order to exempt children engaged in fundraising activities for school or nonprofit organizations. More
February 19, 2014 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a conference on the “Winds of Change in Shipping” in Houston today. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the number of bike bus boardings increased by more than 47 percent in January versus the same month in 2013. More
February 19, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Jay Stiteley has been selected as the new manager of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. More
February 19, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to move forward with a complex $1.4 billion refinancing plan. More
February 19, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to engage Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP for professional auditing services for the city’s 2014-2016 audit reports. More
February 19, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $53,500 contract to IDS Engineering for the design of drainage improvement projects on East Oak Street, East Forrest Street and East Highline Street. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 21-7 to “accept” the Our Region 2040 Plan, a long range plan designed to help the region address critical challenges such as housing, transportation, economic development and the environment. More
February 18, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that PM Realty will cover the cost to move four Oak trees at 3737 Buffalo Speedway to a city park. More
February 18, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is urging residents to practice caution, especially at night, following the death of a third pedestrian in a five-block stretch on Bellaire Boulevard in the past month. More
February 18, 2014 -- The United Way of Greater Houston is offering free tax preparation services through the Neighborhood Tax Centers through April 15 at the United Way Bay Area Service Center. More
February 18, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host its "Operation Cinderella" boutique days on March 23-24. More
February 18, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today presented Jovanii Hernandez of Westbrook Intermediate School in Friendswood with the department's monthly "GROW" Award. More
February 18, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced that track maintenance will begin this week at the Hamblen Road and Kingwood Drive railroad crossings in Kingwood. More
February 18, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement opposing a proposal by the Houston Independent School District to close Port Houston Elementary, one of five campuses being considered for closure by the district. More
February 18, 2014 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host its Astronomic Aces Tennis Tournament on April 25 and its Galactic Golf Tournament on May 12. More
February 17, 2014 -- Harris County Department of Education Adult Education teacher Caroll Hodo has been named "Teacher of the Year" by the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education. More
February 17, 2014 -- The winners of the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan Contests, which were held on February 1 at The Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, have been announced. More
February 17, 2014 -- La Porte Firefighter John Glick has signed up to participate in the Texas Independence Relay in March. More
February 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently announced that HCDE Director Lidia Zatopek has been named president-elect of the Texas Alternative Certification Association. More
February 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Citizen Corps recently hosted its 2014 Community Emergency Response Team Rodeo Round-up. More
February 17, 2014 -- The City of Houston will launch its City Hall Farmers Market on Wednesday. More
February 17, 2014 -- Early voting in the March 4 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections begins on Tuesday, with offices including United States Senator, Texas Governor, and county leadership positions on the ballot. More
February 17, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today participated in a ground breaking ceremony for a project to convert the DeLuxe Theater in the city's Fifth Ward area into a 125-seat performing arts theater. More
February 17, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has issued a reminder that photo identification is required to vote at the polls when early voting begins on Tuesday in the March Primary Elections. More
February 16, 2014 -- Updated Report: The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Sunday at 7200 Gulf Freeway. More
February 16, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness’ annual luncheon on Thursday will honor the legacy of visionary philanthropist George P. Mitchell with the inaugural Wild Life Award. More
February 15, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team will offer 8-week “Hands Together” groups in Clear Lake, Dickinson, Galveston and Richwood this spring. More
February 15, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that a Cypress man shot and killed his pet peacock that had attacked a woman after a sheriff's deputy's taser failed to stop the bird. More
February 14, 2014 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Friday in Houston took part in a press conference on the Affordable Care Act alongside Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and others. More
February 14, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host 500 middle-school students through March 19 in the Exploration Academy program, funded by The Boeing Company. More
February 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting on February 24. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy Board of Directors recently elected new officers for 2014 term. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Automated Passport Control kiosks have been installed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for use by those arriving on international flights. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District recently hosted volunteer students from Clear Brook High School to help pot tree seedlings for its 10th annual volunteer seedling potting event. More
February 14, 2014 -- Candidate filing is at the midway point for the May 10 General Election, giving candidates two more weeks to apply for a place on the ballot in several cities and school district in the Gulf Coast area before the February 28 deadline passes. More
February 14, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation relocating its corporate headquarters to Houston. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District recently completed a project to create and restore approximately 95 acres of wetland habitat on the Katy Prairie. More
February 14, 2014 -- Reliant Center in Houston today launched "The Dinosauria Experience", which continues through Sunday. More
February 14, 2014 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has announced its participation the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up on March 1. More
February 14, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit against the Funplex entertainment complex to require the business to correct fire hazards in its building. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-2, with Juliet Stipeche and Rhonda Skillern-Jones opposed, to authorize possible reductions in force for continuing contract staff in certain employment areas. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying and locating the driver in a hit and run incident that took place on Monday on Barker Cypress Road. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Battleship Texas Foundation will host a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship TEXAS in March. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is closing the Interstate 45 southbound exit ramp to McKinney in Houston, effective immediately, due to repairs. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Wednesday featured Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recently picked up cookie orders from Sam Houston Race Park. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host several events on February 21-22, including presentations by genealogist Tony Burroughs. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host its fourth annual CRAZY Krewe fun run and umbrella walk event on March 1. More
February 13, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city's sales tax revenues for February totaled $313,665. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on February 27 regarding the South Montgomery County Mobility Study. More
February 13, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to call for an election for Mayor and council positions 1, 3 and 5. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will consider expanding the Academic Parent-Teacher Teams program at Thursday's meeting. More
February 12, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that a traffic study will begin in the Kingwood area this month. More
February 12, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green named Christian Menchaca as the recipient of the Sallie Mae Fund $500 scholarship during Green's Paying for College Workshop in Houston on Monday. More
February 12, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that "Houston FAFSA Day" will be held on February 20, providing assistance for area parents and students with completing financial aid applications. More
February 12, 2014 -- Houston City Council voted unanimously to work with Harris County on regulating game rooms within city limits. More
February 12, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that ridership in the first month of operation of its new METRORail North Line extension surpassed projections by 62 percent. More
February 11, 2014 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in Houston will hold a mega pet adoption event on Saturday at H-E-B Montrose Market at 1701 West Alabama. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday announced a campaign and reward program to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, reporting that the Houston area ranks second in the nation in air strikes against aircraft. More
February 11, 2014 -- A road widening project on US 59 in Houston is one of seven projects approved at a recent Texas Transportation Commission meeting. More
February 11, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District has scheduled community meetings to share design concepts and site plans for several schools slated for construction under the 2012 bond program. More
February 11, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the FY 2014-15 budgets for Harris County and the Harris County Flood Control District, which included pay raises for the four commissioners and county law enforcement personnel. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education elected Juliet Stipeche as president of the board during Monday's agenda review for the upcoming meeting on Thursday. More
February 11, 2014 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for the Farrington Boulevard reconstruction project. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host three public meetings in March to discuss the ongoing bacteria study for the watersheds of the East and West Forks of the San Jacinto River. More
February 11, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1,396,407 contract to C.F. McDonald Electric, Inc. for generators and switchgear. More
February 11, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Jeffrey S. Ward & Associates for grant consulting services for grant project management. More
February 11, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution creating the Miramar Shoreline Advisory Group to gather input from the public and provide stakeholder concerns, advice and guidance on issues related to proposed shoreline restoration and improvements for Galveston Bay. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged two suspects in the death of a female found at 16447 El Camino Real on February 8. More
February 10, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a joint Capital Improvement Project and Town Hall Meeting on February 17. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is hosting the "ReelAbilities" Houston Disabilities Film Festival for 2014 through Thursday. More
February 09, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that one person was taken to a hospital following the crash of a small plane near Boudreaux Road and Gleannoch Forest Drive in northwest Harris County. More
February 09, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook will host the 11th annual Lucky Trail Marathon on March 15-16. More
February 08, 2014 -- The 18th Annual Texas Lunar Festival is today at Amity Park in Houston. More
February 08, 2014 -- Two persons were injured in a house fire at 9800 Larson in Houston early this morning. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a two-year, $23 million contract to Texas Tree and Landscape, Ltd. to perform routine maintenance along 349 miles of Texas Department of Transportation roadways located inside of Houston's Beltway 8. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Wednesday launched "The Art of Transportation" (Four Decades of Transportation Planning) at Two Allen Center in Downtown Houston. More
February 07, 2014 -- A coalition of Latino activists joined more than a hundred other Americans today at a public hearing to support putting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. More
February 07, 2014 -- A federal judge today approved a consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review and, if necessary, update the standards controlling hazardous air pollution from oil refineries in 32 states, including Texas. More
February 07, 2014 -- Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz outlined the city’s vision for a licensed commercial spaceport as part of a week-long trade mission to South Africa. More
February 07, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green will visit veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Monday to present them with American flags flown over the Capitol. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education has announced the regional winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter has issued a news release regarding its lawsuit against ExxonMobil, charging the company with violations of the Clean Air Act at its Baytown manufacturing facility, which begins on Monday. More
February 07, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district's Transportation Department has been recognized as one of the nation's best in 2013, according to School Bus Fleet, a magazine for school bus transportation. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Citizen Corps will host its 2014 Community Emergency Response Team Rodeo Round-Up on Saturday. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District recently completed construction of the Jersey Meadows Stormwater Detention Basin. More
February 07, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Thursday expressed his concern regarding the city's budget process and "lack of budget integrity" following a report that the city's fire department may exceed its budget allocations by $8.5 million. More
February 07, 2014 -- Arts and culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights the wide variety of activities available this weekend around the Gulf Coast region, including a home show, a Native American art exhibit, and a showcase of international spiritual music. More
February 06, 2014 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker is currently in Johannesburg, South Africa for the biennial C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit. More
February 06, 2014 -- William Owuama, Marla Owuama, and Florida Holiday Island, all of Houston, have been indicted for health care fraud in a case investigated by state and federal officials. More
February 06, 2014 -- Moody Park Community Center in Houston will open to the public with a grand opening ceremony on Saturday. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, an event that had been rescheduled from last week because of inclement weather. More
February 06, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve moving forward with the City of El Lago Second Annual Fishing Tourney, and to provide $250 in advanced funding for the tournament. More
February 06, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his "Paying for College Workshop" on February 10 at Chavez High School in Houston. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library today announced that the Morris Frank Library will be closed temporarily beginning February 15 for renovations. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District has issued a call to artists for the eighth annual Midtown Art in the Park fine art festival. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that it is proposing the closure or re-purposing of five campuses at the end of the school year. More
February 06, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the rules of procedure regarding public speaking at city council and other meetings. More
February 05, 2014 -- The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has re-accredited the Harris County Jail through 2016 for the medical treatment of inmates. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Tejano Committee will hold the 30th Annual Scholarship Gala on Saturday at the Arabia Shrine Center. More
February 05, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington will host the Annual Capital Improvement Plan Meeting for District G on February 13. More
February 05, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will open the 20th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference on Thursday, with journalist Dan Rather providing the keynote address. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it is performing tests on the new East and Southeast light rail lines. More
February 05, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, speaking at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayor's Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, today committed to reducing the city's greenhouse gas emissions by another 10 percent. More
February 05, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve an ordinance related to retail utility rates of CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., doing business as CenterPoint Energy Entex and as CenterPoint Energy Texas Gas. The ordinance terminates the formal gas utility rate inquiry opened by a 2012 ordinance and postponing a new base rate case until November 2016. More
February 05, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 for three positions on the city council. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Korean Air is launching non-stop service in May between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. More
February 05, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington has expressed concern about the city administration’s failure to follow strict budget procedures. More
February 05, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution declaring March 17-21 and October 13-17 as “Webster Clean-Up Weeks”. More
February 05, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 for mayor and three city council positions. More
February 04, 2014 -- The 232nd District Court in Harris County has scheduled the execution of Suzanne Margaret Basso for Wednesday. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today released a report finding that combined passenger totals for William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport increased by 1.2 percent in 2013. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Texas Lunar New Year Festival will host its 18th annual celebration on February 8 at Amity Park in Houston. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Saturday co-sponsored an Arbor Day tree planting event, with more than 121 volunteers helping to plant 1,100 trees. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged Fernando Razo in a fatal traffic accident at 9800 South Kirkwood on February 2. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the deaths of four individuals found inside a home at 14015 Fosters Creeks Drive in northwest Harris County on January 30. More
February 03, 2014 -- The City of Houston has launched its Performance Improvement Portal website. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that at least five of the suspects arrested in a recent series of anti-prostitution sting operations have extensive criminal records. More
February 03, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today met with members of the media in South Africa as part of her trade mission to the country. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host author Matt de la Peña on February 11 to present two programs, a discussion of boxer Joe Louis and a Teen Tech Week challenge. More
February 03, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District on Friday announced that the district has awarded a total of $18.2 million to teachers and staff under the ASPIRE Awards Program. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that club racers John Barnett and Cran Fraser recently won first place in a race from Fort Lauderdale to Key West. More
February 02, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents meeting in Galveston last week approved an initial two-year ground lease in Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center to allow for expansion of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Houston campus and future construction of a multidisciplinary research and education building on the acquired land. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that 61 persons have been arrested in the latest wave of prostitution sting operations. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission this morning voted unanimously to promote Deputy Executive Director Roger Guenther as the new executive director of the port following the surprise announcement by Colonel Leonard Waterworth that he was resigning immediately More
January 31, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education has announced that its Cooperative for After-School Enrichment division has received a $390,000 grant from the Houston Endowment for enrichment activities through non-profit after-school providers to serve students in nine Houston-area school and community centers. More
January 31, 2014 -- Houston BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host its "Kitten Bowl and Pet Adoption" event on Saturday. More
January 31, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a judge has approved a restraining order he filed against an Airline Drive game room due to gambling and organized criminal activity at the location. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that it has received a $338,571 reward through CenterPoint Energy's SCORE Lite Program to improve energy efficiency at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
January 31, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today is leaving for a week-long visit to South Africa to represent Houston at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayor's Summit, and lead a trade delegation to the country. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District will sponsor volunteer events on February 1 and 8 to plant trees and pot seedlings along the county's bayous and stormwater detention basins. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Police Department and Aramark Education will launch "Kids with Character", a mentoring program recognizing elementary students who have displayed outstanding citizenship, on Monday. More
January 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of fine arts this weekend including dance, music and a drawing exhibition around Houston; as well as events to celebrate the Chinese New Year. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research will host a weekend series of presentations by Tony Burroughs on February 21 and 22. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership and Houston Mayor Annise Parker will travel with a delegation to South Africa from February 1 through 8 to discuss trade and investment opportunities. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will launch its series of programs in celebration of African American History Month in February. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Houston St. Patrick's Parade Commission will host the seventh annual Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-off and Music Festival on February 8. More
January 30, 2014 -- Space Center Houston has selected Gayden Cooper and Meg Naumann to director positions to lead expansions of the organization's programs. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council will receive delivery of Girl Scout cookies for the celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, which begins February 7. More
January 30, 2014 -- Houston S.H.O.P. (Sweet Hour of Prayer)Ministries Inc., a not-for-profit organization, will host the Houston Creole Heritage Festival and Mardi-Gras Parade this weekend at the Discovery Green Park in Houston. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of its 2013 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Harris County Tax Office is extending its office hours today and Friday to accommodate high volumes of customers anticipated due to Friday's property tax payment deadline. More
January 30, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today launched a public safety campaign to increase awareness of tax scams. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged Emil McMahon of Crosby with two counts of intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of Tania Vercher and Alejandro Vercher during a "road rage" incident in east Harris County in September 2013. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department is seeking help in the investigation into the death of David Alagoa-Oshodi at 2840 Shadowbriar in November 2013. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, in a special meeting on Monday, approved an updated procurement policy. More
January 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today launched a campaign challenging Houstonians to collectively lose one million pounds to reduce obesity in the city. More
January 29, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a $250,000 agreement with the Houston Downtown Management District for creation and implementation of a Homeless Transition Plan. More
January 29, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today issued a reminder that February 3 is the deadline to register to vote in the 2014 Primary Election in March. More
January 29, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Steve Radack opposed, to adopt a resolution designating February 21, 2014 as a special day of honor to recognize Stephen C. Costello as 2014 Engineer of the Year. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that all HOV/HOT Lanes will be open for the afternoon rush hour. More
January 28, 2014 -- As conditions across the Houston area improve, the City of Houston has deactivated the Emergency Operations Center. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that METRO plans to run normal service on Wednesday. More
January 28, 2014 -- NAPE has announced that former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will deliver the keynote at its annual NAPE Charities Industry Luncheon on February 6, 2014, during Winter NAPE in Houston. More
January 28, 2014 -- Exploration Green and the Clear Lake City Water Authority recently received the 2013 Planning Award from the Houston-Galveston Area Council. More
January 28, 2014 -- Candidate filing opens on Wednesday for the May 10 General Election, providing opportunities for those seeking office to file in various municipal and school district races. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency will host a public meeting on Thursday at the Highlands Community Center to discuss solutions to the toxic wastes at the San Jacinto Waste Pits superfund site. More
January 28, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has issued a reminder that February 3 is the deadline to submit applications for the 2014 Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars program. More
January 28, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 for the mayor and two city council positions. More
January 28, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to call an election for May 10 for three city council positions. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority has issued an updated service plan in response to inclement weather conditions moving through the area, including service for Wednesday. More
January 28, 2014 -- Due to inclement weather, the City of Houston Municipal Courts will be closed Tuesday. More
January 28, 2014 -- Update: The City of Houston is responding to winter weather conditions affecting the city, and has provided information on services impacted by the storm. More
January 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that the city will close all non-public safety services on Tuesday. Only those services (such as public safety) that are deemed "essential" will be operational. More
January 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker this evening announced a major new arts-related initiative for her final term in office - development of a new cultural plan for the city that she says will serve as a roadmap for the arts and solidify Houston’s reputation as a global destination. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Houston Museum District Association recently hosted the 18th Annual Houston Museum Educators Open House. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Houston Museum District Association recently hosted the year's first Museum Experience at several locations. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced the agency's service plan for Tuesday in response to anticipated winter weather conditions. More
January 27, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today named former Houston city council member Mark Goldberg as director of corporate sponsorships. More
January 27, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that the city's new soliciting ordinance requires solicitors to obtain a permit to operate within Seabrook. More
January 27, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced that the city has been awarded a "GRO1000" Gardens and Green Spaces Grant through the United States Conference of Mayors and the ScottsMiracle-Grow Company. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District Emergency Operations Center is monitoring forecasts of freezing weather moving into the Greater Houston area. More
January 26, 2014 -- Jackie Young, the current Miss Houston Rodeo and environmental activist was in Highlands, Texas on Saturday along with the San Jacinto River Coalition and Texas Campaign for Environment talking to local residents about an EPA meeting on January 30 that will discuss the possible fate of the Agent Orange in their local waterway. More
January 26, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department Arson Bureau is investigating an early morning fire in a parking garage at 1100 Milam today. More
January 24, 2014 -- Harris County Department of Education school board members were honored on Thursday at a reception in recognition of School Board Recognition Month in Texas. More
January 24, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday at Memorial Park, but has scheduled new times due to the weather. More
January 24, 2014 -- The City of Houston has canceled the document shredding and identity theft prevention event scheduled for Saturday due to weather conditions. More
January 24, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian members of the International Space Station on Monday. More
January 24, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host a preview performance of The Ensemble Theatre's production of "The Meeting" on Saturday at the Central Library. More
January 24, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host its next health literacy program on Saturday at the Smith Neighborhood Library. More
January 24, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to name Acting Police Chief Troy Harrison as the city’s permanent police chief. More
January 24, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights opera season around Houston this weekend with offering both professional and amateur and suggests taking in a foreign film festival at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston or a comedic look at motherhood down in Galveston. More
January 24, 2014 -- Update: The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has reported delays for its services, and closed HOV/HOT Lanes due to weather conditions today. More
January 23, 2014 -- R.C. "Rick" Mobley has joined the Houston Office of Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. as a Regional Director of Transportation and Planning. More
January 23, 2014 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association will hold a conference, "Winds of Change in Shipping", on February 19 in Houston. More
January 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday at Memorial Park. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced possible service adjustments due to severe weather expected in the Houston area tonight and on Friday. More
January 23, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a recommendation by the Public Safety Task Force on the expenditure of $112,502 in public safety funds for various items in 2014. More
January 23, 2014 -- The City of Houston will activate its Emergency Operations Center tonight in response to Winter weather conditions expected to impact portions of Southeast Texas. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to negotiate a contract with Interim President and CEO Tom Lambert to promote Lambert to the position permanently. More
January 23, 2014 -- The 5K FunD Run to benefit students attending the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will be held on March 8. More
January 23, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, a $557,271 contract with Mar-Con Services, LLC for the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Sidewalk Replacement Project. More
January 23, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning for Houston from 9 p.m. today until 3 p.m. Friday due to the mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow expected to impact the area. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine recently installed their new officers during an event at the Petroleum Club of Houston. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District Emergency Operations Center is currently monitoring the winter weather and making preparations for the anticipated freezing weather moving into the greater Houston area over Thursday night/Friday morning. More
January 22, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced five Earth science missions to be launched this year. More
January 22, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will speak on Saturday at the National School Choice Week Kickoff Celebration in Houston. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host its 2014 Annual Meeting on January 28. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the Pinemont Park & Ride lot will be closed permanently on Friday due to the reconstruction and widening of Highway 290. More
January 22, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker today informed Houston City Council that the city has filed a lawsuit against the Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund, seeking to enable the city to have the "same input on contributions and plan design" for the pension program that it has with other pension systems. More
January 22, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to add a full-time paramedic supervisor position to the city’s classification scale. More
January 22, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement to renew the city’s participation in an advertising/marketing program with Space Center Houston in the amount of $211,000. More
January 22, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston on Tuesday announced that it is one of the few hospitals in the country to partner with community agencies to offer a transitional, substance abuse rehabilitation program for teens and adults through the hospital's Prevention & Recovery Center. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement has selected National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. as recipient of the 2014 National Space Trophy. More
January 22, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city has filed a lawsuit against the Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund, seeking to enable the city to have the "same input on contributions and plan design" for the pension program that it has with other pension systems. More
January 21, 2014 -- City of Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. on Tuesday announced that a record low number of internal affairs complaints were filed by citizens against officers in 2013. More w/Video
January 21, 2014 -- The City of Houston Fire Department urges citizens to practice safety when using heating devices. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Harris County Attorney on behalf of the State of Texas on Tuesday dropped its request for a temporary order to keep David Wilson from serving as a Trustee for Houston Community College while the question of his residency was being resolved. More
January 21, 2014 -- Houston Public Library will launch the 2014 Winter Public Poetry Reading Series on February 1 at Park Place Regional Library. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to find a proposed extension of public wastewater service to the Tenaris Bay City plant site and the construction of new traffic lanes on State Highway 35 to be “consistent with regional plans and policies” to support a requested Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant application in the amount of $1.44 million for the grant request for the Colorado County project. More
January 21, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that more than 18,000 students are receiving laptops this month as part of the district's "PowerUp" initiative to provide every high school student a computer. More
January 21, 2014 -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation will host the Houston Energy for Life Walkathon on February 1. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Houston Health Department today announced that it is scheduling appointments with local "navigators" to assist consumers seeking health insurance through the government's health care Marketplace. More
January 20, 2014 -- Buffalo Bayou Partnership will begin work on the dog park at Allen Parkway and Montrose Street/Studewood in Houston on January 27. More
January 20, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's remarks regarding the use of marijuana. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival has named committee members for the planning of its 49th annual event. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph D. Morgan of the Highlands in east Harris County with cruelty to animal/torture with firearm following an incident along the San Jacinto River on Saturday. More
January 19, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented the Quasar Award to University of Houston Chancellor Renu Khator at its 2014 Annual Banquet on Friday at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. More
January 18, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating an incident in which an HPD officer discharged his weapon killing a suspect at 5700 West Little York about 8:40 p.m. on Thursday More
January 18, 2014 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and other members of the Healthy Pets Healthy Streets coalition such as Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), Friends For Life No Kill Animal Shelter and Rescue, Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez, District H, and others partnered to expand the strategic spay/neuter initiative in the Near Northside area today. More
January 17, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez has been reappointed by Mayor Annise Parker as the City Council Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee Chair. More
January 17, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has begun repair work to the Addicks and Barker dams in Houston. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area is accepting new and gently-used prom dresses at their resale shop in Webster for "Operation Cinderella", which provides dresses to high school students attending prom. More
January 17, 2014 -- Unity of Houston will host Dr. Maya Angelou for an evening lecture on March 27. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy will host "Pop-Up in the Park", a monthly market, on January 25 at Evelyn's Park in Bellaire. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark as the speaker for its monthly luncheon. More
January 17, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation today announced that construction has started on the renovation of the Sunset Coffee Building at historic Allen's Landing in downtown Houston. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will launch ticket sales on Saturday for the 2014 Houston Rodeo. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host the R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference on January 25. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced service changes on Sunday due to the annual Chevron Houston Marathon event. More
January 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights events in Galveston this weekend, including Restaurant Weeks and ArtWalk; and in Houston where Peter and The Wolf is featured at the Zoo and the Houston Auto Show is at the Reliant Center. More
January 17, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and her long-time partner, First Lady Kathy Hubbard, were joined in marriage on Thursday in a sunset ceremony held at a private home in Palm Springs, California. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 7-0-1, with Wanda Adams abstaining to approve, on final reading, a revision to the district's policy to prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots from being used at Houston schools. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has voted to approve the second reading of a policy update to prohibit the use of any race or ethnic group as a mascot or nickname. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit reports that 25 year-old Marcelino Osuna, and 30 year-old Richard Osuna, who have been charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of Jesus Valdez, surrendered Thursday night. More
January 16, 2014 -- Dr. Samuel L. Katz has been named the recipient of the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office is holding a series of meetings to discuss ammonium nitrate facility safety, with a meeting to be held in Pasadena on January 31. More
January 16, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a three-year engagement letter for auditing services from Belt Harris Pechacek. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Texas Veterans Land Board will host a free veterans benefits briefing on January 25 at the Bay Area Community Center in Seabrook. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Chevron Houston Marathon will hold its 2014 race event this weekend. More
January 16, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena will host its first public auction of the year on Saturday. More
January 16, 2014 -- The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods will hold its monthly free document shredding and identify theft prevention event on January 25 at the Houston Police Department Southwest Station. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet on February 3-6 in Houston. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet today to consider the final reading of a policy prohibiting offensive or culturally insensitive school mascots. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will present several programs in celebration of African American History Month in February at the African American Library at the Gregory School. More
January 16, 2014 -- Finalists have been announced for the inaugural Lloyd's List North American Marine Awards, with the winners to be named at the awards dinner on February 19 in Houston. More
January 16, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a license agreement with Verizon to construct an additional tower. More
January 16, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan sued a Sharpstown area shopping center today claiming that the center is a haven of criminal activity, including aggravated robberies, assaults, underage prostitution and human trafficking. More
January 15, 2014 -- The City of Houston Police Department is currently investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Wednesday at 9200 Bellaire Boulevard. More
January 15, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to appoint Board Member Jim Robinson to serve on the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors. More
January 15, 2014 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District Board of Directors on Tuesday elected Gary Scheibe as chair of the board for 2014-2015. More
January 15, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 15-1, with Oliver Pennington opposed, to appropriate $300,000 out of the Police Consolidated Construction Fund for professional legal services related to the proposed Justice Complex; and to authorize an agreement with Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP for legal representation of the city related to the complex. More
January 15, 2014 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association has launched a revitalized CAER Line with upgraded technology to better serve the community and inform residents about emergency and non-emergency events. More
January 15, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has issued a reminder that January 31 is the deadline to pay property taxes. More
January 14, 2014 -- J. Sam Lott of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on a Texas Department of Transportation study of requirements for a high speed rail terminal in Houston. More
January 14, 2014 -- Houston First Corporation and Food and Vine Time Productions on Tuesday announced that Big Brew, a week-long celebration of craft beer, will take place starting October 20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host the R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference on January 25 at the Kingdom Builders' Center in Houston. More
January 14, 2014 -- Air China on Tuesday announced that it will expand its nonstop Houston-Beijing service to daily beginning March 30. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Exploration Green Conservancy will host a town hall meeting on February 27 regarding Exploration Green, a 200-acres green space for flood water detention, conservation and environmental enhancement in the Clear Lake area of Houston. More
January 14, 2014 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $3,953,472 contract to Paskey Construction for the Third Street Pavement and Drainage Improvements Project. More
January 14, 2014 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a joint election agreement with Clear Creek Independent School District for the May 10 election. More
January 14, 2014 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to fund a shortfall and approve a $226,250 contract for the construction of an 8-inch water line and associated valves and fire hydrants. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department Arson Division is investigating a fire at 4500 Octavia this morning that left one female dead. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold open houses regarding the San Bernard River Watershed on January 23 at the West Columbia Civic Center and on January 30 at the Wharton Civic Center Duncan Auditorium. More
January 13, 2014 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman has announced that the Lynchburg Ferry will be closed for maintenance January 25-26. More
January 13, 2014 -- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials have announced the 2014 entertainer lineup. More w/video
January 12, 2014 -- The Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Medical Service reports that it has become a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site and now offers the comprehensive babysitting training program for young adolescents. More
January 11, 2014 -- Dave Norman, a candidate for the 36th Congressional District, has protested the prohibition of all firearms at Beaumont's Parkdale Mall. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged five men with aggravated robbery in two gameroom hold-ups that took place last summer. More
January 10, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday sent a letter to the Postmaster General asking for the United States Postal Service to reconsider plans to relocate the historic Southmore Station Post Office in Houston. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education has received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International. More
January 10, 2014 -- Space Center Houston will host an exhibit, featuring photographs captured by NASA-Johnson Space Center photographers and astronauts, January 17 through February 9. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council will begin selling Girl Scout cookies door-to-door on Saturday. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library will host its first "TEAM SPIRIT: Healthy Competition/How to Play Together" event on Saturday at the Carnegie Neighborhood Library. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership recently joined a delegation to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress regarding possible changes to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the National Flood Insurance Program. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the southbound mainlanes of IH 45 North Freeway at IH 10 near downtown Houston will be closed beginning tonight to make repairs to the Hogan Street Bridge. More
January 10, 2014 -- Memorial Hermann in Houston on Thursday announced that its hospitals will offer a free electronic video service for new parents documenting their child's first moments of life. More w/Video
January 10, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on several new exhibitions opening at art galleries around Houston and an opportunity to learn about the art of housing great art with a architect's tour of the Houston Museum District. More
January 09, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan is currently seeking a court order to ban members of the Crips and the Bloods gangs from the East Aldine Safety Zone. More
January 09, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced the successful launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. More
January 09, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host the Collaborating for Safe Places clean-up project on January 20, and is seeking volunteers to remove litter and debris from various illegal dump sites so that students can safely walk to and from school in southeast Houston. More
January 09, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city collected $202,463 in sales tax revenues for January. More
January 09, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced its revised 2014 race schedule. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an open house and public meeting on January 15 to receive comments on the West Houston Subregional Planning Initiative, also known as the West Houston Mobility Study. More
January 09, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith on Wednesday delivered the State of the District Address. More w/Video
January 09, 2014 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $987,130 contract with Horseshoe Construction, Inc. for the 2013 Golden Acres Wastewater Plant Rehabilitation Project. More
January 09, 2014 -- Ronald J. Neighbors, who was general manager of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District since it was created by the Texas Legislature in 1975, and the Fort Bend Subsidence District since its creation in 1989, was honored at a retirement party at the Alley Theatre on Tuesday. More
January 08, 2014 -- Preservation Houston will hold a walking tour of Main Street's 20th century architecture on Sunday. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound mainlanes of IH 45 North Freeway at IH 10 near downtown Houston beginning on Friday for repairs. More
January 08, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Superintendent Terry Grier has been named one of four finalists for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year. More
January 08, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city has approved an increase to energy efficiency requirements for new construction of residential developments. More
January 08, 2014 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 to elect the mayor and one council member. More
January 08, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance regulating peddlers, itinerant vendors, hawkers, solicitors and canvassers. More
January 08, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s ordinance relating to alcohol free zones to encourage grocery stores to locate in areas of the city identified as “food deserts”. More
January 08, 2014 -- The City of Shoreacres will host a candidate reception on Saturday to introduce the three finalists for the city's next chief of police. More
January 08, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the city’s sponsorship of the Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration, providing $30,000 in support of the event. More
January 07, 2014 -- Houston Arts Alliance will host "Voices of the Spirit" on February 8 and 9 at the Asia Society Texas Center. More
January 07, 2014 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Monday at the Houston Food Bank led a discussion about cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and renewal of Emergency Unemployment Insurance. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department today announced that it has been awarded a $4,500 grant by the National Recreation and Park Association's "Take Me Fishing" program. More
January 07, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Dale Wortham and Brandon Capetillo to the Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers. More
January 07, 2014 -- CHI St. Luke's Health today announced that it has formed enhanced partnerships with Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute. More
January 06, 2014 -- Former Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable Jimmy Drummond has been indicted by a Grand Jury for Official Oppression and will appear in the 208th District Court on Tuesday. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine will install their new officers during an event on January 17 at the Petroleum Club of Houston. More
January 06, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today are kicking off the Houston rodeo season by signing proclamations delivered by the Harris County Sheriff's Office Jr. Mounted Posse. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Houston Public Library today announced that it will provide free access to online movies, shows, music and audiobooks to library cardholders through its partnership with hoopla digital. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department today urged citizens to exercise caution and to follow safety guidelines when using space heaters, fireplaces and other heating sources during the current cold weather conditions. More
January 06, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on NASA TV of Wednesday's launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to resupply the International Space Station. More
January 06, 2014 -- Two persons were injured in an early morning house fire at 6900 Bellaire at Bentliff in Southwest Houston today. More
January 05, 2014 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Watch for Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, including the City of Houston from 3 a.m. until 9 a.m. Monday. More
January 03, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has published his comments on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting to move forward on storm surge protection on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
January 03, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello today announced that he has been reappointed as chair of the city council's Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee. More
January 03, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green will visit the Houston Food Bank on Monday to discuss cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program. More
January 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities this weekend, including a "geek festival with free parking" at Moody Gardens, an International Boat, Sport & Travel Show at Reliant Center and a performance of the Houston Symphony. More
January 02, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin was surrounded by family and friends as he took his oath and was sworn in for his first official term as a member of Houston's City Council on Thursday, January 2, at the Wortham Theater in downtown Houston. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's asisstance in locating Eli Hartshorn and Jaime Alvardo, men who described as having cognitive disabilities, who left their residence around 6:30 a.m. today while their caretaker was unavailable. More
January 02, 2014 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested Matthew Sowders on capital murder charges in the death of Melissa R. Sowders. More
January 02, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia has joined Senator Wendy Davis, a candidate for governor, in calling for the resignation of William White as Chair of the Finance Commission of Texas. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently performed minimally invasive vascular procedures on two veterans using a new type of stent graft. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Bob Pertierra has been joined the partnership as senior vice president and chief economic development officer. More
January 02, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, 16 members of Houston City Council and City Controller Ronald Green were administered oaths of office in a ceremony at the Wortham Center this morning, prior to the first official meeting of the new city council. More
January 02, 2014 -- UPDATED: The Houston Fire Department responded to a wind enhanced fire in a strip center on Dixie this morning. Report
January 01, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit will be featured in today's nationally televised Rose Parade. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 32 Texas Housing Authorities a total of $3,581,481 in grants "to help residents receiving housing assistance gain access to education, job training and employment opportunities". More
December 31, 2013 -- Marine Response Alliance has announced that it has relocated to Houston to be situated with international salvage partner, Titan Salvage. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library is accepting submissions for its Sixth Annual Reel Teen Film Festival. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Harris County Attorney's Office today reported that a state district judge has granted a temporary restraining order against Houston Community College Trustee-elect David Wilson until his residency can be determined. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today observed the 10 year anniversary of the Main Street Line, the first of METRO's light rail lines, which opened on New Year's Day in 2004. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in identifying three deceased individuals. More
December 30, 2013 -- The City of Houston will hold its Inauguration Ceremony for the mayor, city controller and council members who were elected or reelected in the recent municipal election and runoff at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 2. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has filed charges against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 6024½ Bobby Burns about 2 a.m. on December 26. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department has posted tips about how to enjoy a safe New Year's Eve. More
December 30, 2013 -- The 1995 Honda Accord driven by Melissa Rene Sowders, a missing 26-year-old woman, has been recovered and is being examined for evidence as the search for her continues. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that it will implement changes to its HOV/HOT Business Rules beginning January 6. More
December 30, 2013 -- Houston civic leader, oil executive and philanthropist Jack Sawtelle Blanton Sr. died Saturday at his Galveston residence at the age of 86. More
December 30, 2013 -- Dallas businessman Harold Simmons, a billionaire philanthropist who has been called one of the nation’s top political donors, died on Saturday at the age of 82. More
December 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of Melissa Rene Sowders, a 26 year old, white female. More
December 27, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free rides on its bus and rail system on New Year's Eve. More
December 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has extended its contract with DB Consulting Group, Inc. to provide information technology, multimedia, information management and external relations support services for the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
December 27, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on opportunities to welcome 2014 in the Gulf Coast region. More
December 26, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library has announced that it has several art and historical exhibits on display. More
December 26, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on Friday of a seven-hour spacewalk by two Russian members of the International Space Station crew on NASA TV. More
December 24, 2013 -- The Grand Opening of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County's new North Line attracted a large crowd to Houston's Moody Park on Saturday. More
December 23, 2013 -- The Midtown Men will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on December 29. More
December 23, 2013 -- Jerry Jeff Walker will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Saturday. More
December 23, 2013 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include continued performances of The Santaland Diaries and A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre in Houston; and and a concert by Jerry Jeff Walker at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
December 23, 2013 -- David Feldman of Long Island New York recently interviewed Jim Guidry via Skype. Feldman, who operates LongIslandNY.TV, a news website covering his area, is publishing a series of articles and interviews regarding the length of time it is taking for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. More
December 23, 2013 -- On Friday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office launched its “Soles for You” Boot Drive to help clothe Harris County’s homeless. More
December 23, 2013 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident at 200 North Loop East at about 2:20 a.m. on Sunday. More
December 23, 2013 -- Evelyn's Park Conservancy, with the support of individuals in the Greater Houston community, not only met but exceeded the match for the fundraising challenge grant of $500,000, announced EPC Board President Keith Rubenstein. More
December 21, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday at the Magnolia Multi-Service Center participated with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and others in a discussion and press conference on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. More
December 21, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Virginia Howell and Santa Claus on Friday performed an impromptu marriage ceremony for a homeless couple outside of the Office's dispatch center in downtown Houston. More
December 21, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has begun issuing watches for severe weather anticipated to impact southeast Texas today. The main threat for this system will be strong, damaging winds. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership announced today that Lilyanne McClean has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Communications, effective immediately. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering free travel through January on the new Segment E of the Grand Parkway, also known as SH 99. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today, on a motion by Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb, voted unanimously to approve a resolution for award of Transportation Development Credits in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office today announced that a grand jury no-billed the accused in two cases. More
December 20, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday Season events in the Gulf Coast region. More
December 20, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the Houston Endowment will release a $3 million payment for the district's Apollo school turnaround program in January. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday for the new MetroRail North/Red Line. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced its holiday schedule. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted 6-0-1, with Cristof Spieler abstaining, to extend a contract with AECOM for one year, at no additional costs, for engineering design services related to the METRO light rail line. More
December 19, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office will have extra prosecutors on duty to assist with the enforcement of DWI No Refusal laws during the Christmas and New Year holidays. More
December 19, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Seby Larsen, LLP for environmental legal services. More
December 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports on MARPOL reception facility inadequacies in the Sector Houston-Galveston area. More
December 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that its Sector Houston-Galveston Office will relocate from Galena Park to Ellington Field on January 27. More
December 18, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 15–2, with James Rodriguez and Helena Brown opposed, to approve an ordinance amending the city ordinance relating to consumer protection and regulation of credit access businesses, specifically payday and motor vehicle title loans. More
December 18, 2013 -- AARP Texas State Director Bob Jackson today issued a statement following Houston City Council's passage of an ordinance regulating the practices of payday and auto title lenders within the city. More
December 18, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded residents that they could receive a federal income tax deduction on property taxes paid by December 31. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District today announced that the district performed better than most large urban school districts in math, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress report. More
December 18, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that it is postponing an upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station and scheduling a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the station. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday announced that Colliers International has named the Port of Houston as the "Gulf's Darn Profitable" Port. More
December 18, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a planned unit development to create “The Commons at Seabrook”, a 14.734 acre development including a 416 unit luxury apartment complex, 6.58 acres of retail development and 1.295 acres for construction of a public street. More
December 18, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to apply for and accept funding through the Texas Department of Transportation’s Selected Traffic Enforcement Program grant for speed enforcement. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the 2014 H-GAC Budget and Service Plan, with a 2.75 percent increase in personnel compensation. More
December 17, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district has won nearly $30 million in federal "Race to the Top" funding. More
December 17, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook recently held its annual employee recognition dinner. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office today is joining in a ceremony to re-name the Success Through Addiction Recovery Court courtroom in honor of late District Attorney Mike Anderson. More
December 17, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt new regulations for game rooms following a series of public hearings on the issue. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve the design development of the Clear Lake High School Rebuild Project. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and CITGO Petroleum Corporation on Monday announced the launch of their "Kindling Young Minds" program aimed at boosting attendance at six Houston high schools. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the stabbing death of Caroline Stagner, whose body was discovered on December 13 after a house fire in the 800 block of Clear Lake Road. More
December 16, 2013 -- AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston hosted the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off Herman Square Park at City Hall Saturday afternoon. More
December 16, 2013 -- The City of La Porte has announced that it will sponsor a video for the upcoming Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration, which will be held in March. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council has announced that it will start selling Girl Scout cookies on December 21 utilizing the "Cookie Command" software and the "COCOdirect" mobile application. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area recently received grants from the Lunar Rendevous Festival, Target and the Employee Community Fund of Boeing Houston for the league's Operation School Bell program. More
December 16, 2013 -- Second Chance Pets has announced that it has three dogs who were pulled from an animal shelter in Manvel, Texas available for adoption or foster care. More
December 16, 2013 -- Incumbents lost all races in Saturday’s runoff elections for Houston City Council and the Houston Community College More
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December 14, 2013 -- The Houston Railroad Museum, after 36 years in an industrial park in northeast Houston, is scheduled to be moved to downtown Houston’s east end on Sunday, December 15. More
December 14, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host the Party on the Parkway event today to celebrate the upcoming opening of the Grand Parkway Segment E. More
December 13, 2013 -- Arnie Altsuler has joined KW Commercial, a division of Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan Market Center, as Commercial Managing Director. More
December 13, 2013 -- The City of Houston will celebrate the grand opening of its newest historic site, Bethel Park, on Saturday. More
December 13, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela on Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
December 13, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a "Home for the Holidays" Mega Pet Adoption Event on Saturday. More
December 13, 2013 -- The City of Houston has announced that a free training session regarding the Affordable Care Act, originally schedule for Saturday, has been postponed until January. More
December 13, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who traveled to Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the National Press Club. More w/Video
December 13, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a celebration on Saturday at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital as part of METRO's Blue Santa program. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a policy that prohibits the use of “any race or ethnic group as a mascot or nickname”, which will prompt the change of some of the district's mascot and team names. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its State of Transportation in Texas membership event on Thursday featuring State Representative Joe Pickett. More
December 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on holiday event options in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 13, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday took the first step in approving a measure that would prohibit "offensive or culturally insensitive mascots". More
December 13, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday agreed to authorize the district to negotiate contracts with five firms to provide construction manager at risk services on selected 2012 bond projects. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has completed a series of maintenance projects in seven watersheds throughout the county. More
December 12, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today announced that he has selected Dr. Regenia Hicks as director of Harris County's efforts to develop a mental health jail diversion program. More
December 12, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution appointing Jack Fryday as floodplain manager. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Houston Railroad Museum will move 17 of its vintage railcars on Sunday from the museum to a track at a warehouse to the east end of downtown Houston. More
December 12, 2013 -- University of Houston today announced that students from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture are designing items to be sold at PH Design Shop as Christmas gifts. More
December 12, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that the city collected $232,591 in sales tax revenues for December. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet tonight and consider approving a policy that would prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots. More
December 11, 2013 -- Texas Southern University has posted an article recalling Nelson Mandela’s visit to TSU In 1991. More
December 11, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide coverage of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to the International Space Station this month on NASA TV. More
December 11, 2013 -- Houston City Council Members Jerry Davis and Andrew Burks today used the city council tag rule to delay consideration of an ordinance relating to Consumer Protection and Regulation of Credit Access Businesses, the proposed payroll loan ordinance, until next week. More
December 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city has secured a $225,000 payment from Signature City Homes as part of a settlement involving the developer's removal of two protected trees in the public right-of-way. More
December 11, 2013 -- Exploration Green on Tuesday announced that it and the Clear Lake City Water Authority are receiving the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Parks and Natural Areas Award. More
December 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced a new competitive art scholarship today designed to recognize achievement and excellence in the visual arts among high school students and foster the arts as a means to strengthen relationships among students, communities and institutions of higher education. More
December 10, 2013 -- Reliant Park will hold an Astrodome seat sale on its website from Wednesday through December 16. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to renew professional membership contracts with 21 civic and professional organizations that work on cooperative projects with the port. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, today voted 5-1-1, with Dean Corgey abstaining and Theldon Branch opposed, to provisionally approve the pilots' requested 3.5 percent rate increase pending additional negotiations to resolve tariff issues and the number of pilots required for safe maneuvering of vessels. More
December 10, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday heard a presentation from Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia regarding a proposal by the sheriff’s office to provide law enforcement services in place of the city’s police department. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday to consider contracts with five firms for construction projects under the district's 2012 bond program. More
December 10, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announced that engineers are developing climbing legs for the International Space Station's "Robonaut 2". More
December 10, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, the rezoning of property at 2000 NASA Parkway from Urban to Commercial. More
December 10, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the proposed “Ike Dike” structural protection system to protect the Houston-Galveston region from hurricane storm surges. More
December 09, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart reminds voters that Tuesday is the last day of early voting for the City of Houston and Houston Community College System Runoff Election. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority and the Board of Pilot Commissioners will meet Tuesday morning. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Center for Search and Investigations today asked for the public's assistance in locating Elena "EJ" Fernandez, a 14-year-old girl from the Houston area who was reported missing on September 17. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Houston Student Government Coalition will host a candlelight vigil tonight in honor of Nelson Mandela at the Hermann Park Reflection Pool. More
December 09, 2013 -- Carole H. Allen, Gulf office director of the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, has requested the assistance of people who walk on the beaches to watch for sea turtles lying on the beaches if they have become too cold in shallow water. More
December 08, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green today joined with other Members of Congress to fast for a day to raise awareness on the need for progress on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. More
December 08, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green will attend the Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. More
December 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District is deploying crews and equipment to the Dallas and Fort Worth District’s to assist in efforts to clear roadways in the Dallas/Fort Worth area affected by the severe winter weather storm. More
December 06, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced on Friday that several assistant district attorneys will guide students through a series of mock trials in the civil and criminal courtrooms this week and next. More
December 06, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Friday in Houston hosted a town hall meeting on his recent Congressional delegation trip to survey the areas damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More
December 06, 2013 -- Three exterior ramp towers at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston will be felled by explosives on Sunday as part of ongoing site work. More
December 06, 2013 -- Houston reporters were invited to be the first passengers on the new North Line of the METRORail system. More
December 06, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Dickens on The Strand and other events in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 06, 2013 -- Candidate filing ends on Monday for the March 4, 2014 Primary Election, with positions on the ballot including a U.S. Senate seat, Congressional offices, Governor, as well as local county judges, commissioners and justices of the peace. More
December 05, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded residents casting votes in the December 14 runoff election that a valid form of photo identification is required for voting. More
December 05, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders today announced that lane closures will take place during the weekend on the southbound mainlanes of Interstate 45 north of the Hardy Toll Road to Spring Stuebner for work on the Stage Highway 99, the Grand Parkway, project. More
December 05, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, the purchase of stop loss insurance for calendar year 2014 from Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company, as submitted by Arbor Benefit Group, LP, for individual and aggregate stop loss insurance coverages for the city. More
December 05, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker will host the annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant on Friday evening at Hermann Square outside of City Hall. More
December 05, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to re-appoint Council Member Thane Harrison as representative and Council Member Beckie Stockstill-Cobb as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors for 2014. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department is investigating a December 1 hit-and-run traffic accident at 1600 Waugh that took the life of a bicyclist. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Official Kickoff of National School Choice Week will take place on January 25 at MinuteMaid Park in Houston. More
December 04, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman presented a proposed new ordinance to regulate payday loans to Houston City Council this morning. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors, comprised of the county judges of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties, voted unanimously to approve a $3.94 million contract with the Texas General Land Office on Tuesday. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership released its annual jobs forecast Tuesday estimating that the Houston metro area will create 69,800 jobs in 2014. More
December 04, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Tuesday presented the city's first "Champion of Diversity" Award to late city council member Ernest B. McGowen, Sr., and renamed the award in his honor. More
December 04, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a transit bus for 12 passengers and two wheelchair spaces for a total of $57,206. More
December 04, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Robert Llorente opposed, to maintain the city’s ordinance regulating the use of golf carts in its current form. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Center for Houston's Future today announced that Lumina Foundation has selected Houston as the first of 20 cities in the country to partner with the foundation in a mobilization effort to increase the number of area residents with post-secondary degrees and certificates. More
December 03, 2013 -- The City of Houston today announced that the city has joined as a partner in two of three new "Better Building Accelerators" that are part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan to cut building energy waste. More
December 03, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint the law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP as special counsel for the collection of delinquent taxes, toll road fines, fees and costs, and certain other debts owed Harris County, Harris County Hospital District, and Harris County Flood Control District. More
December 03, 2013 -- Early voting kicks off on Wednesday for the December 14 runoff election for seats on Houston City Council and the Houston Community College System Board of Trustees. More
December 02, 2013 -- Krispy Kreme on Monday announced that it has signed a development agreement with Dulce Restaurants to develop ten new shops in Houston over the next five years. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction in the Kingwood area on four maintenance projects. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a meeting on December 11 at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center in Baytown. More
December 02, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host a community meeting on Thursday to gather input concerning the rebuilding of the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. More
December 02, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson congratulated graduates of the county's "SOBER" Court, a specialty court program that provides DWI offenders with comprehensive alcohol treatment, supervision and accountability in lieu of jail time. More
December 02, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is enhancing its "Space Station Live" program on NASA TV, and will launch a new weekly web series called "Space to Ground" this week. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced that more than 135 acres of prairie wetland habitat has been restored near Houston utilizing a new restoration method. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host two programs this week at the African American Library at the Gregory School. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority will hold meetings of the Audit; Pension and Benefits; and Community Relations committees as well as the Dredge Task Force and Procurement and Small Business Development Task Force on Tuesday. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday. More
November 29, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights holiday events in the Gulf Coast region. More
November 28, 2013 -- Second Chance Pets of the NASA area is working to place over 150 dogs now in a privately held facility called the Brazoria County Humane Society. More
November 28, 2013 -- The City of Houston has designated various locations as drop-off points for recycling used cooking oils and greases. More
November 27, 2013 -- The City of Houston and 16 area adult clubs have entered into a settlement agreement to end litigation dating back to 1997 when Houston City Council imposed new regulations on sexually-oriented businesses. More
November 27, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Harris County, including the City of Houston from Midnight until 8 a.m. Thursday. More
November 27, 2013 -- Morgan's Point City Council recently presented Jimmy Burke a resolution commending him for his service on the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
November 27, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today released a new public service announcement video featuring information on credit card skimming rings. More
November 27, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is requesting the public's assistance in locating next of kin for several recently deceased individuals. More
November 27, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the city's FY2014 Budget, to include a transfer from the General Fund into the city's medical insurance fund to provide an additional share of costs for retiree health benefits. More
November 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged three individuals, and is seeking a fourth suspect in an elaborate check cashing ring believed to be operating since 2007. More
November 26, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has approved multiple construction contracts related to US 290 improvements. More
November 26, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today confirmed that Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison has reversed his decision to resign and will remain in his current position. More
November 26, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is authorized to use the job order contracting method of procurement for construction projects, including civil works projects. More
November 26, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city’s requirements for substance abuse testing to require that employees submit to testing after any recordable work-related injury. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office urges residents to exercise caution during the holiday shopping season. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host information sessions about its educator preparation program on December 5 and 10. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District recently completed the Carpenters Bayou Restoration Project, which was designed to stabilize the bayou in the Channelwood subdivision. More
November 25, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a groundbreaking ceremony today for the first of six projects under a $30 million effort to improve Houston regional bike/pedestrian connections to transit. More
November 24, 2013 -- Capital murder suspect Johnathan Sanchez has been captured by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force. More
November 23, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum hosted Gilligan’s Island – A Coastal Lagoon Adventure on Thursday. More
November 22, 2013 -- Beverly M. Good has been appointed as the Houston Service Port Director for the Service Port of Houston. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has filed charges against two suspects arrested in the death of an infant at 8125 Mills Road on Monday. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has released its Thanksgiving holidays schedule. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District Board of Directors, at its annual meeting on Thursday reviewed an ongoing study about a 5-year plan to find security gaps in the channel and surrounding communities. More
November 22, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today unveiled proposed regulations for payday lending in the city. More
November 22, 2013 -- AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson today issued a statement in support of the City of Houston's payday lending ordinance. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy on Thursday announced that Felipe Contreras has been named the winner of the "Imagine the Possibilities" Design Contest at Fashion Houston. More
November 22, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast region in the week before Thanksgiving. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education on Thursday announced that Derek Gillard has been named director of Choice Partners, the department's purchasing cooperative. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host Kaaran Thomas, author of "Trip in the Dark: It Began with the Kennedy Assassination", on Saturday at the Central Library. More
November 22, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the Monday launch and November 29 docking of an un-piloted Russian resupply spacecraft at the International Space Station. More
November 22, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday congratulated the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on two successful launches the agency conducted this week. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the death of a man on Thursday on the eastbound feeder road of Beltway 8 near Bammel Road. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating Johnathan Sanchez, who has been charged with capital murder in connection to a shooting that took place on Wednesday at 8200 Sunbury Lane. More
November 21, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 3-1, with Jeff Tave opposed, to approve opening a separate bank account with Wells Fargo to be designated for the deposit of PEG fees from the cable television franchise in the city. More
November 21, 2013 -- Several Houston Area business and industry groups hosted a forum for Republican candidates for Texas Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday voted unanimously to direct staff to draft policy for the agency's System Reimagining Project that divides METRO's general public resources devoted to the provision of local bus service such that 80 percent is dedicated to the goal of maximum ridership, and the remainder to the goal of maximum coverage of existing riders. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will present its "Fan Van" on Sunday in Houston to increase awareness about drunk driving. More
November 21, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve personnel changes. More
November 20, 2013 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in Houston will host an event launching a Colorado animal transport program on Thursday. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has filed capital murder charges and issued a warrant for the arrest of Camil Matase for the November 14 murders of his wife and son. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System has expanded the Ecopark 2 Parking Lot at William P. Hobby Airport. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston Library will launch its Third Annual "Season's Readings" program on December 7 with Kathy Duval, author of "The Three Bears' Christmas". More
November 20, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that the Association of Local Government Auditors has found his office's Audit Division is in full compliance with operating standards issued by the Government Accountability Office and the Institute of Internal Auditors. More
November 20, 2013 -- The City of La Porte will host the 2013 Christmas on Main Street Festival on December 5. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to find that a proposed landfill on Fairbanks N. Houston Road "is consistent with plans, policies and H-GAC review criteria". More
November 20, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District will host an informational meeting on December 17 to share details of a proposed restoration project on a section of Buffalo Bayou bordering Memorial Park. More
November 20, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve an ordinance relating to wage theft, illegal withholding of wages or the denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee, which has been the subject of public debate over the past few months. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District today announced that it has been named a finalist for federal "Race to the Top" funds. More
November 20, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city will begin offering benefits to all legally married spouses of city employees, including same-sex couples who have been married in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. More
November 20, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Gayle Cook as city manager and approve an employment contract between Cook and the city. More
November 20, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0-1, with Council Member Thane Harrison abstaining, to amend the city’s solid waste disposal fees to address rates and pass through fees to be charged for commercial trash pick-up service to be provided by Waste Management. More
November 20, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Mayor Floyd Myers opposed, to approve the employment contract of City Manager Wayne Sabo. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a local preference procurement program and policy. More
November 19, 2013 -- United States District Court Judge Keith P. Ellison has dismissed all claims in a lawsuit filed by a district contractor against the Houston Independent School District and Trustee Larry Marshall that had alleged bribery and manipulation of contracts. More
November 19, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will host its fourth annual "Can Do! Food Drive" on Thursday at Pasadena Veterans Memorial Stadium. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that the center offers Peer Support Groups for veterans at the center as well as the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently hosted a visit by Vice President Joe Biden, who discussed the importance of the ports and the Panama Canal expansion. More
November 19, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to canvass the results of the city’s November 5 Bond Election. More
November 18, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green has been elected to serve on the National League of Cities Board of Directors. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District will restore the magnet designation and funding for the 2014-2015 academic year at Burbank and Elrod elementary schools. More
November 18, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that he has been elected to serve on the National League of Cities Board of Directors. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that representatives from General Law Cities have elected City of Meadows Place Alderman Terry Henley and City of Waller Council Member Nancy Arnold to serve on the H-GAC Board of Directors. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Center for Grants Development is providing grant assistance through workshops and other resources to school districts and charter schools in the county. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education is seeking volunteers to participate in the "SuperMENtors Read" program, reading for an hour once a month to students at Head Start centers in the county. More
November 18, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to the Port of Houston, and challenged the Obama Administration to approve new infrastructure projects currently blocked by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
November 18, 2013 -- Southern News Group will host a delegation from China's Henan Province on Tuesday and Wednesday for the opening of a new Henan Tourism Promotion Center and Shaolin Temple Wushu Training Center in Houston. More
November 18, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday named Tom Macaluso's boat, "Pro Re Nata", as the Yacht of the Year for 2013. More
November 18, 2013 -- University of Houston's Community Design Resource Center recently contributed a play zone to DeZavala Park. More
November 18, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that it has received $304,932 in sales tax revenues for the month of November. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested eighteen people as a result of a two-day, street level prostitution investigation. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District reports today that independent investigators have uncovered information indicating possible student testing irregularities during the 2012-2013 school year at two elementary schools – Jefferson Elementary School and Atherton Elementary School. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is holding a 90-day appeal/comment period from November 14 to January 18 regarding the flood maps issued for coastal areas of Harris County. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Director of Aviation Mario Diaz has been named 2013 Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Port Address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria on Thursday. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a meeting on December 5 at the Eddie Gray Wetlands Center in Baytown. More
November 15, 2013 -- A Creole Sunday will be held on November 17 at the Langetree Retreat and ECO Center in Liberty, Texas. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the sale of the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice campus to St. Thomas High School for a total of $60 million. More
November 15, 2013 -- Diversions: As the holiday season approaches Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the growing list of entertainment and activities available around the Gulf Coast region. More
November 14, 2013 -- The City of Houston Fire Department has provided an update on the chemical spill that took place on Thursday in the JP Morgan Chase Tower Building. More
November 14, 2013 -- The City of Houston has been named as a US2020 City Competition finalist. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday authorized the sale of the campus housing the district’s High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. More
November 14, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that she has accepted the resignation of Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is responding to a bomb threat at Atascocita High School in Humble. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District on Tuesday was updated on Houston Region Freight Rail Activity by Brenda Mainwaring of Union Pacific, Rollin Bredenberg of BNSF and Brad Howell of Lodestar Logistics. More
November 14, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to grant on first reading a variance for a multi-family residential project planned for the east side of Beltway 8 along the south side of Crenshaw Road. More
November 13, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office is providing $50,000 in asset forfeiture funds to The Children's Assessment Center for improvements to the center's facility. More
November 13, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 15-1, with Mike Laster opposed, to award an $11,254,426.83 contract to McLemore Building Maintenance, Inc. for janitorial cleaning and associated services for departments managed by the General Services Department. More
November 13, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award an $86,804 contract to LECON, Inc. for the Lake Nassau Bank Stabilization Project. More
November 13, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $250,000 contract with Brooks & Sparks, Inc. for engineering services to achieve a better understanding of both the topographic and ground cover conditions, including trees, along the south bank of Buffalo Bayou between Eldridge Parkway and Wilcrest Drive on the south side of Terry Hershey Park. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office has announced the results of a Crosby-area initiative to cut animal abandonment. More
November 12, 2013 -- The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Education Initiatives and the Center for Houston's Future have announced the expansion of the My Degree Counts partnership. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Houston Association of Legal Professionals has partnered with Wreaths Across America to honor fallen military veterans at Houston National Ceremony this holiday season. More
November 12, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has reported that three Expedition 37 crew members returned to Earth on Sunday, after spending 166 days in space, and bringing home the Olympic torch launched November 6 and taken on a spacewalk as part of the torch relay. More
November 12, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that property tax bills are in the mail to property owners. More
November 12, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host its Asian-American College & Career Day event on Thursday at Bellaire High School. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Home Rule Cities recently elected members to represent their cities on the H-GAC's Board of Directors. More
November 12, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today issued a statement regarding an incident involving two Thomas Middle School students who were approached by a man who asked them to go with him. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s Strategic Planning Committee today heard a presentation regarding the System Re-Imagining Project concerning the division of METRO’s resources devoted to the provision of local bus service. More
November 12, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the “Centennial Gate Concept” in its current form proposed by the Rice University Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center. More
November 12, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $355,039 contract to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the reconstruction of two city streets and associated drainage. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Senate address by United States Senator Ted Cruz on Monday. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged Colt Morgan in the death of missing Cypress woman Wende Marshall. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Harris County to facilitate live streaming coverage of commission meetings, but deferred action on committing to spending an aggregate amount not to exceed $110,000 for the project. More
November 11, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today announced that the county will begin live online streaming of commissioners court meeting on Tuesday. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy will announce the winning design in its "Imagine the Possibilities" Design Contest at Fashion Houston on Thursday. More
November 11, 2013 -- Mark Lardas, author of "The Port of Houston", a book of vintage images showcasing the history and growth of the Port of Houston, will host a book signing on Thursday at the Houston Maritime Museum. More
November 11, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has issued a reminder to voters who did not provide photo identification in the November 5 election that Tuesday is the deadline to provide proper identification to the Voter Registrar. More
November 11, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has selected artwork by three of the district's students as finalists for the 2013 Houston ISD Holiday Greeting Card. More
November 11, 2013 -- Jamie Bruce McCoskey, who was found guilty of capital murder for the killing of Michael Keith Dwyer by a Harris County jury in November 1992, is scheduled for execution after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston is celebrating Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2013 -- A man and a woman are dead and at least 22 more people are injured following gunfire between 11 p.m. and midnight at a massive party at a house in the Cypress area of Harris County. More
November 09, 2013 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in Houston will celebrate Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month by offering reduced adoption fees through November 17. More
November 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host two public meetings, on November 14 at Aldine Ninth Grade School and November 19 at Jefferson Davis High School, to present information on the North Houston Highway Improvement Project. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has filed charges of criminal negligent homicide against two suspects wanted in the death of a man in an accident caused by electrocution at 9999 Westheimer on August 31. More
November 08, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that the fairings, or panels that will encase the Orion service module and shield it from heat during the spacecraft's trip into space, successfully separated during a recent test. More
November 08, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has announced that his office will launch a "Military Help Desk" on Veterans Day to offer customized services for military personnel and their families. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host the 28th Annual R.T. Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference on January 25. More
November 08, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host a tour of Founders Memorial Park Cemetery on Sunday. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host the Houston History Book Fair & Symposium on Saturday at the Julia Ideson Building. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved seven new construction projects in the Houston area. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Texas Secretary of State has announced that three mobile election ID stations will be in Harris County to issue Election Identification Certificates on Friday and November 12. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a "meet and greet" on Saturday for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to meet with various contractors working in the Houston area. More
November 07, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that Franchelle Craft, a civil engineer with the office, has been selected as a Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award recipient. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced it is conducting a project near the Willow Waterhole Stormwater Detention Basin to restore prairie habitat in the area. More
November 07, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday announced that three new crew members have launched from Kazakhstan on a mission to the International Space Station, carrying items including the Olympic Torch that will be used to light the Olympic flame at the start of the 2014 Winter Games. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Police Department is investigating an incident involving a suspected vehicle break-in at Barbara Jordan High School today. More
November 07, 2013 -- Occidental Petroleum will present the Astros Salute to Veterans on Monday at Minute Maid Park. More
November 07, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 3-1, with Jeff Tave opposed, to approve a contract with the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection and first responder services. More
November 07, 2013 -- Mayor Annise D. Parker and the City of Houston will host the annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration on Monday. More
November 07, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve regulations regarding dog leashes at the city's park. More
November 07, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Wednesday met in executive session to consult with the city attorney and other attorneys retained by the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool regarding pending or contemplated litigation. More
November 07, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Ornaldo Ybarra, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve on first reading a re-allocation of $987,130 from the 2009 and 2010 Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Action Plan funds to the 2013 Golden Acres Wastewater Rehabilitation Project. More
November 06, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker began today’s meeting of Houston City Council with the announcement that Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs Buddy Grantham is leaving that position to become assistant director of the city’s fleet management department, and that Carl Salizar will replace him in the Veterans’ Office. More
November 06, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $393,115 contract to Double Oak Construction, Inc. for the Pine Gully Channel Improvements, Phase II Project. More
November 06, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the issuance of $7.2 million in certificates of obligation to fund the third year of a 10-year water and sewer capital improvements plan. More
November 06, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a pipeline permit for Enterprise Crude Pipeline, LLC for the installation of a 2,800 foot section of 24-inch crude oil pipeline. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas voters approved nine amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday, including Proposition 6, which creates the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan. More
November 05, 2013 -- Texas Southern University will host the Invisible Houston Revisited Policy Summit on Thursday. More
November 05, 2013 -- Voters in Harris County are deciding bond referendums for an adult detention central processing center and conversion of the Astrodome, as well as elections for the Houston Mayor, City Council, City Controller, Houston ISD School Board, Houston Community College and Pasadena Charter Amendments. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department is conducting an investigation on the death of an infant on Tuesday at 18600 South Parkview Drive. More
November 05, 2013 -- The City of Houston today announced that Rebuilding Together, a national non-profit, is teaming up with Lowe's and Carter's Kids to help with improvements to the Magnolia Park neighborhood. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Caribbean Princess today launched the first of its three Caribbean cruise seasons sailing from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. The cruise ship arrived this morning with about 3,000 passengers from a 10-day Caribbean cruise originating from New York. More
November 05, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders will host a job fair on Saturday to hire heavy construction and equipment maintenance workers for the Grand Parkway Project. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department this week is participating in Police Station Visitors Week, and is inviting citizens to visit four stations in the city. More
November 05, 2013 -- Reliant Park has released the results of the Astrodome Yard Sale and Live Auction. More
November 04, 2013 -- President Barack Obama has officially endorsed Annise Parker for a third term as Mayor of Houston. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today provided tips to prevent becoming a victim of fraud. More
November 04, 2013 -- Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, CenterPoint Energy and the Houston SPCA will host collection locations in December for cat and dog food for the "aniMeals on Wheels" program. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it now offers "LenSx" laser technology to military veterans needing eye surgery. More
November 04, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that it is accepting applicants for its High School Aerospace Scholars program. More
November 04, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart today reminded voters in Tuesday's election to bring photo identification to the polls. More
November 04, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement regarding the passing of former City Controller Leonel Castillo. More
November 04, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today issued a statement regarding the passing of Leonel Castillo, former controller and Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization. More
November 04, 2013 -- The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods on Saturday joined several neighborhood organizations to host the Eastwood Park Community Cleanup in the Second Ward neighborhood. More
November 04, 2013 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that the department now performs wedding ceremonies. More
November 04, 2013 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department is hosting several events during the week in celebration of Municipal Courts Week. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department today advised citizens to be aware of a scam involving emails and phone calls by scam artists posing as relatives to request money in the form of an emergency loan, which has gained in popularity in the Houston area recently. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Harris County Clerk's Office has released a listing of polling locations for voting in Tuesday's election. More
November 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday hosted a media preview tour of the Bayport Cruise Terminal which is preparing for the first of its new cruise service on Tuesday. More
November 02, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday hosted the State of Cybersecurity panel and luncheon. More
November 01, 2013 -- Representatives from more than 100 schools in the Houston Independent School District will be on hand during a School Choice Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northwest Mall, 9500 Hempstead Highway. More
November 01, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that she has been selected as a member of President Barack Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. More
November 01, 2013 -- Let the Fashions Begin, Inc. will host its 17th annual Men of Style Gala, benefiting the Texas Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Center, on November 15 in Houston. More
November 01, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart urged voters to take advantage of early voting, which ends today. More
November 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Thursday announced that it has awarded a $178,798 contract to Quaternary Resources Investigations, LLC for routine soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Alexander Island Dredge Material Placement Area adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 01, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has announced that it is hosting three distribution sites as part of an exercise being conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services through Saturday. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will offer free transport to polling locations on Tuesday for citizens casting their votes in the election. More
November 01, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events featuring a variety of fine art festivals and performances around the Gulf Coast region. More
October 31, 2013 -- The City of League City today announced that it has been listed as the 31st safest city in Texas by Safewise. More
October 31, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has canceled all after-school activities for today due to severe weather. More
October 31, 2013 -- Early voting ends on Friday in the November 5 election for state constitutional amendments, as well as area bond referendums in Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties, and Houston's mayoral and city council races. More
October 31, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $1,014,410 contract with IPR South Central, LLC for the Vince Street Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. More
October 31, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast various launches, landings and relocations involving crews on the International Space Station on NASA TV during November. More
October 31, 2013 -- Update: The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring creeks and bayous and advises residents to use caution. More
October 30, 2013 -- The City of La Porte has been named the 25th safest city in Texas to live in. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has provided multiple libraries and schools in Houston with copies of the "Open Your Brain" safety book. More
October 30, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced the members of the 2013-2014 Mayor's Youth Council. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Houston Office of Emergency Management has issued an alert that heavy rainfall is expected today and on Thursday, and urges resident to take precautions. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce will host United States Senator Ted Cruz as keynote speaker during its community breakfast on Friday. More
October 30, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today released an audit by his office of the city's Public Works and Engineering Utility Customer Service, reporting that the department could have realized $2.6 million in savings if it implemented improved efficiency and processes. More
October 30, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that staff retention data shows that the highest-performing teachers at the district are more likely to continue teaching at Houston ISD. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and Baylor College of Medicine are seeking female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to participate in a study examining the role of a neuropeptide in causing PTSD symptoms. More
October 29, 2013 -- The City of Houston Police Department is currently investigating the death of a man on Monday at 6900 East Freeway. More
October 29, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for two individuals recently found deceased. More
October 29, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host the Ivy + College Night event tonight at Davis High School and Texas College Night on November 6 at Reagan High School. More
October 29, 2013 -- The Memorial Park Conservancy in Houston will host the first in a series of meetings tonight to receive input regarding the long-term master plan for the park. More
October 29, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined the Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department to offer Halloween safety tips. More
October 29, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announced that the Orion spacecraft was "powered on" for the first time last week for a series of systems tests at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. More
October 29, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $220,082 contract to Aztec Remodeling and Landscape for the construction of a parking lot and driveway at the new Fire Station No. 1. More
October 29, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance amending the city’s rates for water and sewer services. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement and Private Security program has received the 2013 Matthew Simeone Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence. More
October 28, 2013 -- Two University of Houston projects were winners at Keep Houston Beautiful's annual Mayor's Proud Partner Awards on Monday. More
October 28, 2013 -- Music Doing Good, Inc. will present "Miracle on 19th Street", an event celebrating the organization's musical outreach programs and featuring a holiday concert, on December 7 at Gallery M Squared in Houston. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted 6-1-1, with Cindy Siegel opposed and Jim Robinson abstaining, to authorize a contract modification with Houston Rapid Transit for construction of the MacGregor/MLK Memorial Infrastructure Project and the University Oaks Sound Wall Extension. More
October 28, 2013 -- League City City Manager Mike Loftin today announced his resignation, effective November 8. More
October 27, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alan Barrett, director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is senior author of a recent paper on West Nile Virus. More
October 26, 2013 -- Harris County and Texas State officials, as well as residents of the bay area, turned out on Friday for the official ribbon cutting for the restored Sylvan Beach Pavilion. More
October 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve three amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
October 25, 2013 -- The Astrodome yard sale and live auction will take place on November 2 in the Reliant Center. More
October 25, 2013 -- The National Weather Service says that due to a wildfire burning on High Island, Houston-area residents may see and smell smoke over the next 12 - 24 hours and beyond. More
October 25, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today led a celebration of White Cane Safety Day. More
October 25, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today presented its 2013 Hall of Fame awards during the district's Annual Partnership Appreciation Breakfast. More
October 25, 2013 -- University of Houston will host a prescription drug drop-off location on Saturday at the university's Recreation and Wellness Center. More
October 25, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today announced that it is extending its free mobile phone app, iWatch Harris County, to allow the public to report tips on crimes directly to the Houston Independent School District Police Department. More
October 25, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is hosting the "Howl-O-Ween" mega adoption event today through Sunday, with half-price adoption fees. More
October 25, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a ceremony on Saturday to break ground on a $33 million project to renovate Emancipation Park. More
October 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston will hold the Montrose Green Recycling Day event on Saturday at the H-E-B at 1701 West Alabama. More
October 24, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will host several events in celebration of Halloween next week. More
October 24, 2013 -- The Houston City Controller's Office today released an audit showing that Avis Rent a Car System, Inc., which operates at George Bush Intercontinental Airport has underpaid the city approximately $1.59 million in concession fees. More
October 24, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed Friday as "Go Purple Day" in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More
October 24, 2013 -- The National Wildlife Federation will host a "Hide & Seek" nature event on November 9 at Houston's Cullinan Oyster Creek Park. More
October 24, 2013 -- The Clear Lake City County Freeman Library will host a presentation on 3D printing on November 4. More
October 24, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted to approve, on first reading, an $85,000 contract with Gerry de Camp for traffic signal engineering services. More
October 23, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday in City Hall Council Chambers presented the 2013 Mayor's Disability Advocate of the Year Awards. More
October 23, 2013 -- Today the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recommended to Governor Perry that no regions in Texas be designated "nonattainment" under the new fine particulate matter (PM2.5) standard; but Air Alliance Houston remains concerned about the controversial Clinton Drive air monitor. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Harris County Community Services Department has published a review of the "Five Years After Ike" featuring the projects funded by $160 million in federal grants. More
October 23, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that all Harris County Tax Office locations will begin accepting credit and debit cards for automobile transactions, such as registration stickers, license plates and automobile titles. More
October 23, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve a 730 calendar day period for military leave pay differential for employees called to active duty status during a time of war or state of emergency. More
October 23, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Council Member Wanda Adams on Tuesday presented the 2013 Mayor's Disability Advocate of the Year Awards. More
October 23, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Deputy Director of Operations Roger Guenther reported to the port commission on Tuesday that proposed tariff rate increases of three percent will be presented for consideration at the November 18 meeting. More
October 22, 2013 -- Houston Community College will present the work of three local Hispanic artists through Friday at the West Loop Gallery. More
October 22, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Tuesday introduced six art parking meter sculptures in the Warehouse District. More
October 22, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today reported that the Cygnus spacecraft, sent to the International Space Station on a demonstration mission by Orbital Sciences Corporation, detached from the station today, completing the mission. More
October 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested one suspect and is searching for another in connection with the October 12 murder of a mobile food vendor operator. More
October 22, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Rich and Nancy Kinder are planning to donate $50 million through their family foundation for the Bayou Greenways 2020 Project. More
October 22, 2013 -- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Chair Gilbert Garcia and Interim President and CEO Tom Lambert delivered the keynote addresses at the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of METRO luncheon. More
October 22, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint TJ Tijerina, Jr. to the Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers. More
October 22, 2013 -- BP today announced that it has opened a new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged three individuals in a series of recent aggravated robberies and burglaries in west Harris County. More
October 21, 2013 -- The University of Houston Center for Creative Work will present the "Arts in Houston" lecture series throughout October and November in the Honors College. More
October 21, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the city's new "Mow-Down Program", an effort to address the issue of overgrown abandoned lots in Houston's neighborhoods. More
October 21, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has issued a reminder that early voting in the November 5 Election began today. More
October 21, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington will host a workshop on Tuesday regarding the Memorial Drive Reconstruction Project. More
October 21, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced that homes in District E have been added to the Single Stream Recycling Program. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. will host a panel discussion on Thursday at the Texas Southern University campus to discuss the issue of police brutality in Houston. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services will host "Connecting the Essentials of Life", an event "designed to build positive connections between communities and businesses to help people with disabilities", on October 24 at the Houston Food Bank. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Public Health Preparedness will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on November 2. More
October 19, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Department of Neighborhoods teamed up with community volunteers and supporters today to carry out a cleanup project in Denver Harbor. More
October 19, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Operations Unit this morning took into custody a male who had threatened his spouse with an AR-15 rifle. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Mayors and Councils Association on Thursday met in the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom of the Hilton Hotel at the University of Houston. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host its Gala Kick-Off Party on November 9. More
October 18, 2013 -- Computer recycling programs Comp-U-Dopt and TechnoCycle are donating 165 free, refurbished computers to students at Houston Independent School District on Saturday. More
October 18, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has issued a news release regarding the city council's approval of the city's 2013 tax rate. More
October 18, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will lead a neighborhood cleanup project on Saturday in the Denver Harbor neighborhood. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education Head Start Program and the Houston Department of Health and Human Services will sponsor a Health and Wellness Festival on Saturday at the Northeast Multi-Service Center in Houston. More
October 18, 2013 -- Early voting begins Monday for the November 5 General Election, which includes propositions to amend the Texas Constitution, as well as local bond referendums and elected offices, including the race for mayor of Houston. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department and the Houston Fire Museum will host its annual Fire Fest on Saturday at the Val Janke Training Facility. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Offshore Technology Conference for 2012 was recently named "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Trade Show Executive magazine. More
October 18, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders has announced that it will implement alternating lane closures during the weekend for the mainlanes of Interstate 45 from FM 2920 to Spring Crossing as part of construction of an interchange between the freeway and Segment G of the Grand Parkway. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that test trains are now traveling along the new North/Red extension of the Main Street Light Rail Line. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host the first SLAB Parade and Family Festival on Sunday at MacGregor Park. More
October 17, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it closing 20 of its magnet school programs due to under-enrollment. More
October 17, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today participated in the graduation of the first class of defendants in the county's Felony Mental Health Court program. More
October 17, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Gary Bielat, Rob O'Neal and Mike O'Brien to the Lakeview Police Department Commission. More
October 17, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that the county and the State of Texas has won a ruling in federal court to move an environmental penalty lawsuit against Waste Management, International Paper and McGinnis Industrial Services back to state court. More
October 17, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Ornald Ybarra, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on final reading, a variance from requirements that a hotel with more than 120 units be located only on a tract that is contiguous and abuts the right-of-way of a limited access highway, tollway, or major thoroughfare. More
October 16, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Helena Brown, who cast the only vote against a motion to set the tax rate, has posted a news release explaining her position. More
October 16, 2013 -- Next Day Access, a new national franchise business offering accessibility products such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, pool lifts, ceiling lifts, bathroom safety products and vertical porch lifts for residential and commercial environments, has launched its first location in Houston. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Police Department on Tuesday arrested Salvador Sanchez for graffiti tagging. More
October 16, 2013 -- Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish Corporate Personhood, will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” in Houston on Monday, October 28. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has completed construction of a maintenance project along a 3,200-foot section of Cole Creek. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Texas Secretary of State's Office has announced that two mobile stations will be stationed in Harris County through November 5 to issue election identification certificates. More
October 16, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.651229 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
October 16, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 14-1, with Helena Brown opposed, to approve a tax rate of $0.63875 per $100 valuation for FY2013. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Tuesday announced that the organization has surpassed $350 million in overall educational commitment to Texas students since 1932. More
October 16, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will hold its final public auction of the year on Saturday at the city's Maintenance Services Facility. More
October 16, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker and Wells Fargo & Company today announced the company will make donations totaling $760,000 over three years for two Houston-based nonprofits to help support Mayor Annise Parker’s goal of ending chronic homelessness. More
October 16, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that an audit by his office's audit division concludes that the city and plan participants "lost millions of dollars" in the city's self-insured prescription medication program. More
October 16, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a two-year lease agreement with the Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps for the lease of the city’s EMS facility at 104 Pennsylvania. More
October 16, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Sherry Garrison opposed, to amend the city’s contract with Deer Park City Attorney Jim G. Fox to reflect increases in Fox’s compensation. More
October 15, 2013 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that it has been re-accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. More
October 15, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today that it will close its Regulatory Branch Office due to the absence of available federal funding. More
October 15, 2013 -- The City of Houston will hold a free document shredding and ID theft prevention event on October 26 at the Houston Police Department's Westside Station. More
October 15, 2013 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman today announced that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed the night of October 26 to the morning of October 27 for an extended cleaning and maintenance. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly, with only League City City Council Member Heidi Thiess opposed, to approve a resolution in support of Proposition 6 on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 15, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the execution of land sale contracts and closing documents for properties at 509 North 7th Street, 513 North 7th Street and 222 North 5th Street as part of the city’s Neighborhood IV Project. More
October 15, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Steve Jones and Nancy Schnell opposed, to adopt the city’s FY2014 Budget. More
October 15, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted 5-1, with Bob Warters opposed, to continue the city’s current property tax rate of $0.73212 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
October 15, 2013 -- City of Houston Council Member Mike Laster and the District J office have announced that a number of neighborhoods will receive Single Stream recycle before the end of the year. More
October 14, 2013 -- City of Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland on Monday welcomed the 218th Police Academy Cadet Class. More
October 14, 2013 -- Harris County Precinct Two will hold a Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting at the Sylvan Beach Pavilion and Texas Historical Marker on October 25. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has released an update regarding the fatal shooting at 8510 Almeda Genoa on August 30. More
October 14, 2013 -- More than 600 people turned out on Saturday for Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause 2013 at the Bayou City Events Center on Knight Road. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Texas Center for the Missing will host "Under the Italian Stars", a gala benefiting the center, on Thursday at the home of Stephanie and Mark Deverka. More
October 14, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded voters who are disabled that they may apply for an exemption to the new photo identification requirement to vote. More
October 14, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received $220,595 in sales tax revenue for October. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, will meet next week, on Tuesday, October 22, to consider an application by the Houston Pilots for a change in pilotage rates. More
October 14, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday announced that it has been named the "Marina of the Year" for 2013 by the Marina Association of Texas. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Center for Houston's Future on Friday announced that John Wilburn has been named the center's director of strategic initiatives. More
October 14, 2013 -- Oceaneering International, Inc. has announced that it will sponsor the Sixth Annual All-Earth EcoBot Challenge, which takes place in May at the Reliant Center in Houston. More
October 13, 2013 -- John G. Hill, a reserve officer for the Harris County Sheriff's