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Harris County

August 30, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department is investigating a puddle of unknown chemical at 4700 Griggs in Houston. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that Dan Cheney will join the organization in October as vice president and chief operating officer. More
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August 29, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today announced that her office is launching a "No Refusal" initiative for the Labor Day weekend to prevent drunk driving. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host its Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference on September 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
August 29, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights some fun Labor Day Weekend activities around the Gulf Coast region including movies, outdoor music and dance with international flair; and a chance to learn all about beer. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is inviting residents of Houston's East End to share their views on the Harrisburg Overpass in a series of meetings which begin again on September 2. More
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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
December 14, 2013 -- Votes are complete in the Runoff Election for Houston City Council and the Houston Community College System Board of Trustees. Vote Tally
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 Office for 34 years, died Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving hit a deer on a roadway near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Greater Lights On Alliance will host a "Lights On Afterschool!" rally and press conference on October 17 at the Houston City Hall Rotunda. More
October 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will host "Three Minutes with the Mayor", an opportunity for residents to meet with her, on Saturday at the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library. More
October 11, 2013 -- The AARP on Thursday issued a statement in support of Houston Mayor Annise Parker's executive order for the Complete Streets initiative. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Midtown Redevelopment Authority joined the City of Houston and Greenroads Foundation on Thursday in announcing that the Bagby Street Greenroads Project has received Silver Certification as a sustainable roadway construction project. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 4-3, with Anna Eastman, Juliet Stipeche and Michael Lunceford opposed, to approve, after lengthy discussion and amendment, a property tax rate of $1.1867 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year, an increase of three cents compared to 2012. More
October 11, 2013 -- More than 2,500 municipal officials, staff and employees converged on the Austin Convention Center this week during the Texas Municipal League’s 101st annual conference. More
October 11, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a one-year contract extension with Graphic Packaging International for the purchase of paper refuse bags. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday authorized the district to negotiate contracts with seven firms to provide construction manager at risk services on selected 2012 bond projects. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday adopted a 3-cent property tax rate increase. More
October 10, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday announced the Complete Streets and Transportation Plan. More
October 10, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a stakeholders meeting regarding animal-related regulations on October 15 at the Houston Permitting Center. More
October 10, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green recently participated in a panel of municipal finance experts to answer questions regarding the findings of a study by the National League of Cities concerning challenges facing American cities. More
October 10, 2013 -- The City of Houston Airport System and the Houston Arts Alliance will present the Portable Art Collection at the William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental Airports. More
October 09, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced a comprehensive electronics waste products stewardship program for Houston residents, which includes a partnership with CompuCycle and GreenSpot DROPoff. More
October 09, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today a more comprehensive electronics waste products stewardship program for Houston residents. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday will consider contracts for projects under the 2012 bond program, as well as for projects related to improvements in the former North Forest Independent School District, which was annexed into Houston ISD this year. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to negotiate a contract for Rail Network Analyses with a team composed of Kimley-Horn and Associates, TransSystems, Inc., URS Corporation, R.L. Banks & Associates, Inc., Quadrant and C J Hench & Associates, Inc. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department today closed the South Sam Houston tollway near Almeda Road due to a gas main leak in the area. More
October 08, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green was the first of eight Members of Congress and at least 100 other individuals arrested in front of the Capitol while protesting "the government’s inaction on reforming our nation’s immigration system". More
October 08, 2013 -- Texas Southern University will hold its annual President's Gala on October 18 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education Cooperative for After-School Enrichment recently hosted the Out-of-School Time Conference. More
October 08, 2013 -- LINC Houston has announced that the organization's executive director, Mark Junkans, will attempt to run 24 hours straight on Saturday to raise $100,000 for LINC Houston programs. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department today announced the department's participation in Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods which "facilitates a virtual neighborhood watch program". More
October 08, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve tax rates for 2013 for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Port of Houston Authority and the Harris County Hospital District. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department this week is hosting the National Recreation and Park Association's annual convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy today announced that it has received a grant from The Wortham Foundation. More
October 08, 2013 -- El Lago City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 3-1, with Jeff Tave opposed, to authorize Mayor Robert White to terminate a contract with the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection services if negotiations regarding the contract do not succeed. More
October 08, 2013 -- Signature City Homes has responded to a news release from the City of Houston related to newly filed litigation against Signature City Homes More
October 07, 2013 -- Space Center Houston will present San Jacinto College's The Art of Space and Science exhibit from October 16 through November 6. More
October 07, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District will host twelve school choice fairs throughout October and November across the district. More
October 07, 2013 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area recently named four new members to its board of directors and installed the board's new executive committee. More
October 07, 2013 -- The City of Houston today announced that the city has filed a lawsuit against Signature City Homes in connection with the removal of two trees in the city's public right-of-way. More
October 07, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting tonight at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Garden Room. More
October 07, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today posted a warning to the public about an international extortion scam that is now targeting Harris County residents. More
October 06, 2013 -- Immigration Reform supporters marched in more than 160 cities, including in the state of Texas, on Saturday. More
October 05, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker led a cleanup and beautification project sponsored by the Department of Neighborhoods in Shepherd Park, at 4725 Brinkman in Shepherd Park Plaza. More
October 05, 2013 -- BARC in Houston has announced Mayor Annise Parker's Pets of the Week. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold the Governor's Small Business Forum on October 7 at the JW Marriott Houston. More
October 04, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has posted an essay describing the benefits of a county/city inmate processing center which would be financed by a bond issue on the November 5 ballot. More
October 04, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will is hosting a series of community meetings for the first 17 schools slated for construction in the 2012 bond program. More
October 04, 2013 -- Service Employees International Union will hold a march in support of immigration reform in several cities, including in Houston, on Saturday. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that Marcus Edward Clyburn of Houston has been convicted on felony offenses as the result of an environmental crimes investigation concerning hazardous waste materials abandoned in warehouses in the Houston area. More
October 04, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today hosted a kick-off event for the city's Fifth Annual Disability Awareness Month. More
October 04, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a Healthy Pets, Healthy Streets spay/neuter event on Saturday. More
October 04, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, is inviting residents to participate in the "Over the Edge" event on November 16 to raise funds for Special Olympics Texas. More
October 04, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including food festivals, art festivals and car racing around the Gulf Coast Region. More
October 03, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.6142 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Houston Parks Board today broke ground on the first segment of the Bayou Greenways 2020 Project, which will connect greenspaces and trails along Houston's bayous. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will host a celebration on Saturday for the re-opening of the Sharpstown Park Golf Course. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced the bridge at San Felipe Street just east of Mid Lane has re-opened. More
October 03, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to continue a property tax rate of $0.3486 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
October 03, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday joined the Houston Association of Realtors to announced the release of a new mobile app designed to provide consumers access to information about city government, local amenities and events, real estate and more. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors on Wednesday hosted a reception in the Alley Theatre Board Room to welcome Michael Turco, the new general manager of the district. More
October 03, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt, on first reading, a property tax rate of $0.591593 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department reports that charges have been filed against a suspect, Nicole Moser, in a fatal traffic accident in the 500 block of Chartres on Wednesday. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Houston District office has delivered a record $1.3 billion in construction projects in FY2013. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Paralympic Military Sports Program will host the Fifth Annual Metal and Muscle Expo Friday through Sunday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
October 02, 2013 -- Jon Lindsay, who was Harris County Judge from 1975 to 1995 has posted a message in support of the bond referendum to save the Astrodome. More
October 02, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today issued a statement regarding an altercation between a suspect and a Houston ISD police officer at Chavez High School. More
October 02, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $538,450 contract to Horseshoe Construction for the third year Storm Sewers Overflow Project. More
October 02, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that City Manager Kelly Templin is resigning from the city effective December 1. More
October 02, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to instruct the city attorney and city secretary to draft a resolution for consideration on October 15 to accept the resignation of City Manager Kelly Templin. More
October 02, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a $100,000 funding agreement between the city and the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park for the repair and preservation of the 1847 Kellum-Noble House, the oldest surviving masonry house in Houston on its original site. More
October 02, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that mobile stations will be available in Senate District 11 Wednesday through Friday to provide Election Identification Certificates to voters. More
October 02, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated it's members on the impact of the government shutdown. More
October 02, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Mayor Floyd Myers opposed, to adopt a total property tax rate of $0.2696 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold a public meeting on the West Houston Subregional Planning Initiative on October 15 at Wolf Elementary School. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority has introduced a smart-phone mobile application that enables customers to check on the status of containers and their availability for pickup at the Port Authority's Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals. More
October 01, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green has posted a news release on the Affordable Health Care plan. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services today announced that it will participate in the Gulf Coast Health Insurance Marketplace Collaborative in assisting residents "explore affordable health insurance options" through the Health Insurance Marketplace. More
October 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is modifying its operations as a result of the federal government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Monday announced that Citizens for Animal Protection in Houston has won the Division Four prize for the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, receiving a $40,000 grant to support the organization. More
October 01, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan on Monday issued a reminder that photo identification will be required to vote in person during the upcoming election. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus to the State of Water membership luncheon on Monday. More
September 30, 2013 -- U.S. Congressman Gene Green expressed his frustrations about the pending government shutdown, submitted a statement to the official Congressional record. More
September 30, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that astronauts Gregory Chamitoff and Ronald Garan are leaving the agency. More
September 30, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its international partners today appointed future crew members for missions to the International Space Station. More
September 30, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo resupply craft was attached to the International Space Station on Sunday as part of its demonstration mission. More
September 30, 2013 -- "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause" charity gala will celebrate its third year on Saturday, October 12 at the Bayou City Event Center at 9401 Knight Road in Houston. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has announced that it will participate in various neighborhood gatherings on Tuesday as part of National Night Out. More
September 30, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin recently joined in presenting The Boeing Company a proclamation for "Boeing Space Exploration Day" and recognized the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering's Trailblazer II mobile exhibit. More
September 30, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined representatives from Southwest Airlines for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $156 million international terminal at William P. Hobby Airport. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently received a donation of 6,000 books to its Head Start centers from a local Houston high school senior. More
September 30, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1,369,515 contract to Integris Projects, LLC for dewatering of the Alexander Island Placement Area to increase the area's capacity for dredge material. More
September 28, 2013 -- Kim Ogg will announce her candidacy for Harris County District Attorney in the Democratic primary on Monday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. on the west steps of the Harris County 1910 Courthouse at 301 Fannin Street. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve a new policy on Transportation Development Credits which are used as local match for federal transportation grants. More
September 28, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker kicked off the City’s third Make Safe Saturday today at the site of a blighted abandoned property at 9504 East Avenue I in Manchester. More
September 28, 2013 -- Operation School Bell recently delivered over 1,000 school uniforms to fourteen Harris County Department of Education Head Start centers. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on a proposed property tax rate increase on October 10 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
September 28, 2013 -- The University of St. Thomas in Houston will host the Italian Festival from October 10 through 13. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District recently broke ground on South Early College High School, the first new school within the 2012 bond program. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District will celebrate its win of the Broad Prize for Urban Education on September 30 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. More
September 27, 2013 -- Houston Tomorrow, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, presented its first annual Catalyst Awards on Thursday. More
September 27, 2013 -- The City of Houston is conducting a survey as part of a review of the city's taxi services. More
September 27, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston will receive $1.5 million in funding through the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing to pay for law enforcement positions. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place beginning tonight at United States Highway 290 at Bauer and at West Little York. More
September 27, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green on Thursday reintroduced his Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Act to designate Houston's Buffalo Bayou as a National Heritage Area. More
September 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that astronauts are practicing simulated launches with the Orion spacecraft. More
September 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has approved Sunday as a date for the rendezvous of Orbital Science's Cygnus spacecraft with the International Space station on its demonstration cargo resupply mission. More
September 27, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and The Gulf Coast Health Insurance Marketplace Collaborative, a group of local agencies assisting area residents sign up for health care insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, will unveil local plans to help residents learn about insurance policies that will become available to the Gulf Coast area on October 1. More
September 27, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and members of the sheriff's office will participate in the annual Blue Mass on Saturday at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. More
September 27, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will offer half-price pet adoptions on Saturday. More
September 27, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a report by the Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas research group has found that cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic Texans. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, to speak at the partnership's State of Water event on Monday. More
September 27, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including theater and music offerings at area universities, food festivals and the final Houston Museum Experience of 2013 this weekend. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has begun deploying Crisis Intervention Response Teams to cases involving mental health crises. More
September 26, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commission Chair Janiece Longoria has established a Chairman's Citizens Advisory Council. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted to adopt METRO's FY2014 Operating, Capital, General Mobility and Debt Service budgets. More
September 26, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today reported that a Westside High School student was cut with a knife while helping fight off a man who was trying to abduct a fellow student at a bus stop at Waldemar and Bentworth. More
September 26, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has provided an update on its flood control and trail improvements project. More
September 26, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will hold a stakeholder meeting on October 1 to gather input on revisions to the city's animal regulations. More
September 26, 2013 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Thursday issued a statement regarding Houston Independent School District's receipt of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education. More
September 26, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Wednesday spoke at the Fisher House II Dedication Ceremony at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
September 26, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that three crew members launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday on a mission to the International Space Station. More
September 26, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a workshop September 30 through October 2 in Houston to examine ideas regarding the agency's asteroid initiative. More
September 26, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend a temporary concession agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC for alcohol sales at the Battleground at Deer Park Golf Course and the Republic Grill. More
September 26, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-2, with Ornaldo Ybarra and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve, on first reading, a $4,487,343 contract with T&C Construction, Ltd. for the construction of the Guthrie Ground Storage Tank and Airgap facility. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will hold the first SLAB Parade and Family Festival on October 20 at MacGregor Park. More
September 25, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has been named as one of seven cities in Texas to be awarded the Scenic City Certification by Scenic Texas. More
September 25, 2013 -- Houston City Council today unanimously approved the confirmation of the reappointment of J. Kent Friedman as chair of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, for a term to expire August 31, 2015. More
September 25, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker kicked off the "Shine a Light on Human Trafficking" campaign on Tuesday. More
September 25, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting on October 7 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Garden Room. More
September 25, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that it has been awarded the Broad Prize for Urban Education, which provides $550,000 in college scholarships. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District has named Michael J. Turco as general manager. More
September 25, 2013 -- The next Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is Saturday at 28 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 24, 2013 -- Two new commissioners took their seats at the Port of Houston Authority Commission table today and a third was appointed by Pasadena City Council. More
September 24, 2013 -- Music Doing Good has received two grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts. More
September 24, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has suspended the search for the missing male and female whose vehicle left the roadway and entered White Oak Bayou on late Friday, September 20. More
September 24, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday advised of upcoming street closures associated with two projects along United States Highway 290, one at the Grand Parkway interchange and another at the West Little York Bridge. More
September 24, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating the next of kin for several deceased individuals. More
September 24, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Devon Anderson, widow of late District Attorney Mike Anderson, to serve as district attorney for Harris County until the next general election. More
September 24, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to provide members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, at the rank of captain and below, a four percent pay increase. More
September 24, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Steve Jones and Mike Wheeler opposed, to postpone further consideration of amendments to the city’s proposed FY2014 Budget and schedule a workshop for September 30. More
September 24, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to affirm the La Porte Development Corporation approval of an incentive grant request not to exceed $66,000, to Rob Johnson Interests. More
September 24, 2013 -- A VIP Party for the Houston Tomorrow Catalyst Awards finalists, sponsors, members of the host committee and special honored guests was held on Monday. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday will continue the search for two teens who went missing from a vehicle that went into White Oak Bayou last Friday. More
September 23, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello and various partners will host Falls and Flu Prevention Day on Thursday at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on 1475 West Gray. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will begin construction on the US 59 Southwest Freeway northbound mainlane bridge at Beltway 8 on Saturday. More
September 23, 2013 -- The 3rd Annual Houston Fine Art Fair was held over the weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that crews will start work on reconstruction and repair of the United States 59 Freeway northbound mainlane bridge at Beltway 8 in Houston, with closures associated with the project beginning on Saturday. More
September 23, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a ceremony to swear in recently appointed commissioners Theldon R. Branch, III and Stephen H. DonCarlos on Tuesday prior to the commission's regular meeting. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Stephen H. DonCarlos has been appointed to the Port Commission by the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association. More
September 23, 2013 -- Space Center Houston will hold a ceremony on October 5 to announce the winning entry in the "Name the Shuttle" contest for the space shuttle replica to be on display in Houston. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a speech by Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Thursday. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Counties program featuring Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. More
September 21, 2013 -- Due to weather delays, the Harris County Flood Control District has postponed the scheduled Sunday closure of the San Felipe Street bridge located at the railroad tracks just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area until Monday after the morning rush hour. More
September 21, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office marine units are searching for signs of an 18-year-old man and a female passenger who were in a pickup truck that left the roadway around midnight and went into White Oak Bayou near Fairbanks North Houston and Emmott roads in northwest Harris County. More
September 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District reports that bayous are responding to the heavy rainfall and all are within their banks. More
September 21, 2013 -- The Katy Prairie Conservancy will present Bioblitz, the "ultimate scavenger hunt", on October 12 at the Conservancy's preserves in west Houston. More
September 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District will close the San Felipe Street bridge on Sunday for construction, weather permitting. More
September 20, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the United States Army Corps of Engineers today formalized an agreement to build nearly 14 miles of new hike and bike trail along Sims Bayou. More
September 20, 2013 -- Minute Maid has announced that it is endorsing reitred Houston Astros player Craig Biggio in his bid for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. More
September 20, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday received an update regarding the progress on the district's capital building programs. More
September 20, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Carolynn Stanley as representative and Robert Kumar-Misir as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
September 20, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including several regional fine arts fairs, events at Houston's Discovery Green, the Galveston Art Center shows art on the building instead of inside and a film retrospective of James Gandolfini. More
September 19, 2013 -- Supporters of Herman Park turned out on Wednesday for the groundbreaking ceremony for the McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion. More
September 19, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena recently received the Community Economic Development Award for 2013 from the Texas Economic Development Council. More
September 19, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance adopting the city's FY2014 Budget. More
September 19, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2014 Budget. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department on Tuesday arrested nine suspects believed to be responsible for more than twenty robberies and assaults in the south central area since May. More
September 18, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Eliot L. Doucet and Reginald W. Comfort to the Electrical Board and her appointments to Independent Police Oversight Board and the Midtown Management District Board of Directors. More
September 18, 2013 -- The League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund has announced the Rising Stars Class of 2013-2014. More
September 18, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today launched "Mayors United Against Texting While Driving", a social media campaign challenging Texans to pledge not to text and drive. More
September 18, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation has successfully launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft for a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. More
September 18, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont has been listed as a leading Texas law firm by Litigation Benchmark Plaintiff. More
September 18, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2014 Budget. More
September 18, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Mayor Floyd Myers, Diana Newland and Alexandra Dietrich opposed, to adopt the city's FY2014 Budget on first and final reading. More
September 17, 2013 -- Houston First Corporation has introduced its online diversity registration program for vendors. More
September 17, 2013 -- The 3rd Annual Houston Fine Art Fair will take place on Friday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
September 17, 2013 -- A dialogue on subsidence and rising sea waters between Dr. Kelly Hejtmacik and Ron Neighbors is continuing on the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
September 17, 2013 -- Harris Galveston Subsidence District Director Ron Neighbors has responded to Dr. Kelly Hejtmancik’s latest questions concerning subsidence. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department has issued an advisory regarding the planned implosion of the Downtown Macy's building on Sunday. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a solid waste administration and implementation contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for continued operation of the H-GAC’s regional solid waste implementation activities. More
September 17, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the recipients of the 2013 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education today honored Jim Guidry and Guidry News Service, along with two other area journalists, with Media Honor Roll awards for 2013. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education has named Trisha Jensen as food contracts director and assistant director for the department's Choice Partners cooperative. More
September 17, 2013 -- The City of Shoreacres has advised that street repair work will begin on Wednesday at Shore Acres Boulevard. More
September 17, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District is hosting a series of parent orientation sessions to discuss school choice options and to introduce its new online application for magnet programs. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office today announced that Assistant District Attorney Ann Johnson will serve as guest speaker at the 43rd Annual Congressional Black Caucus' Legislative Conference. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Dutch Delft University of Technology, Royal HaskoningDHV and Iv Infra are exploring possible designs for a storm surge barrier off the coast of Houston and Galveston. More
September 16, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will participate in National Night Out on October 1, with neighborhoods around the city hosting parties, parades, and other activities and visiting with members of the Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department. More
September 16, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his "Paying for College Workshop and Academy Day" tonight at Jeff Davis High School in Houston. More
September 16, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Council Member Jerry Davis today launched a pilot project to catch those conducting illegal dumping. More
September 16, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently held its Skippers Meeting for the 27th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta, which will be held on October 11. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that Rodney Johnstone, co-founder of J/Boats, Inc., will attend and participate in this year's J/Fest Southwest Regatta in Galveston Bay on November 3-4. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will serve samples of food from its cookbooks at the BellaVita Mistletoe Market in Pearland on October 5, and host its fashion show on October 9. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced service changes to take place during the weekend due to the planned implosion of the downtown Macy's building in Houston. More
September 14, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has received the Gold Leadership Circle Award for the fourth year in a row from the Texas State Comptroller. More
September 14, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released video from a security camera in the search for a suspect in a robbery that took place on August 23 at the Walgreens on 12097 Veterans Memorial. More w/Video
September 13, 2013 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil, who documented the damages caused by Hurricane Ike, reports that after five years Galveston Island is "looking pretty good". More
September 13, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on September 25 of the launch of three crew members to the International Space Station. More
September 13, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently tested communications with a commercial, crew-capable spacecraft being designed and built by The Boeing Company. More
September 13, 2013 -- The Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston recently hosted the First Responders Answering the Call Luncheon. More
September 13, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his "Paying for College Workshop & Academy Day" on Monday at Jeff Davis High School. More
September 13, 2013 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services today announced that it has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama in the "Drink Up" initiative aimed at encouraging residents to drink more water. More
September 13, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize the negotiation and execution of contracts for the demolition of the Delmar Fieldhouse facility to fast track the replacement of the fieldhouse. More
September 13, 2013 -- Houston BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a mega adoption event on Saturday at the H-E-B Montrose Market. More
September 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; biking to the Farmer's Markets of Houston; and a tour of the Ocean Star offshore museum in Galveston. More
September 13, 2013 -- FrenetiCore will hold the 6th Annual Houston Fringe Festival from October 2 through 6 at various East End venues. More
September 13, 2013 -- The assistant director of the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday spoke during the Center for Safe and Secure Schools operations board meeting at the Harris County Department of Education. More
September 13, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved the motion to fast-track the construction of a new Delmar-Tusa Fieldhouse by demolishing the existing facility while design for the new facility is underway More
September 12, 2013 -- The crew of Expedition 36 from the International Space Station returned to Earth on Tuesday after spending 166 days in space. More
September 12, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide launch coverage of the Orbital Sciences Corporation's cargo resupply demonstration mission to the International Space Station on September 17. More
September 12, 2013 -- El Lago City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, postponed action regarding a contract for city attorney services. More
September 12, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance adopting the city's FY2014 Budget. More
September 12, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to propose continuing the city's current property tax rate of $0.3486 for the 2013 tax year. More
September 12, 2013 -- The Memorial Park Conservancy has announced that Nelson Byrd Woltz has been selected as the lead landscape architectural firm for Memorial Park's Long-Range Master Planning. More
September 11, 2013 -- The American Institute of Architects Houston will hold its 2013 Annual Home Tour on October 26 and 27 at seven locations. More
September 11, 2013 -- The New Dome Political Action Committee will host a news conference on Thursday to announced the new strategic plan for the historic Astrodome. More
September 11, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Theldon Branch to the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
September 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the lineup of several literary events to be held in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. More
September 11, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has issued an advisory that it will close the San Felipe Street bridge inside West Loop 610 beginning approximately September 22 in order to demolish and replace the bridge. More
September 11, 2013 -- Theldon R. Branch, III, managing partner at Dufry Houston, today was appointed to the Port of Houston Authority Port Commission by the Houston City Council. More
September 11, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to propose the continuation of its current property tax rate of $0.844381 per $100 valuation through the 2013 tax year. More
September 10, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday announced that the Friends of the Lee LeClear Tennis Center, Inc. has begun a $5.4 million fundraising campaign to renovate the Lee LeClear Tennis Center at 9506 South Gessner. More
September 10, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has been recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization by the International Economic Development Council. More
September 10, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host a series of events for National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15. More
September 10, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that it has awarded more than $1.72 million to 1,800 auction exhibitors through additional premium funds. More
September 10, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to add the 100 Club, Inc. to the list of available charities for jurors who wish to donate their daily reimbursement for jury service, and also received notice that effective September 1, the fee paid to jurors has increased. More
September 10, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently launched Houston's fall arts season and encouraged the community to experience the city's museums, theaters, galleries and cultural centers as part of the "Houston Is Inspired" awareness campaign. More
September 10, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today launched the implementation of a brand new project to simplify Houston's downtown parking system by installing improved signage, meters, mobility lanes, commercial zones and parking communications. More
September 10, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 2-1, with Bo Bunker opposed, to adopt a resolution opposing implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
September 10, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2014 Budget. More
September 10, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to receive calculations for the city’s effective and rollback tax rates for the 2013 tax year as provided through the Harris County Appraisal District. More
September 09, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Flea in Her Ear”, at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay, and “Taking Sides” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City. More
September 09, 2013 -- A delegation of public officials from Harris and Galveston counties visited New Orleans last week to tour the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that was installed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. More
September 09, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating an incident in which an armed suspect was fatally shot by police officers in the 2000 block of Allen Parkway on Monday. More
September 09, 2013 -- The University of Houston Moores Opera Center will hold their annual fundraiser "What's Opera, Duck?" on September 24 at The Mucky Duck. More
September 09, 2013 -- Houston City Attorney David Feldman today issued a statement in response to a jury's findings in a case filed by Houston Police Officer Christopher Zamora claiming retaliation by the city against him. More
September 09, 2013 -- University of Houston will host its Scholarship and Community Conference on October 4, with discussions focusing on urban health care, at the Hilton University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center. More
September 09, 2013 -- El Lago City Council, in an emergency meeting on Friday, voted unanimously to direct Mayor Robert White to research options for the city’s firefighting service. More
September 09, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center will host "Silent Killer: Cruel Lessons, Critical Practices", a free event with a panel discussion regarding sepsis, on Friday at the UTHealth Medical School in Houston. More
September 09, 2013 -- Attorneys for Houston Police Officer Christopher Zamora on Friday announced that a federal jury has awarded Zamora $150,000 in damages in a case regarding charges of retaliation against Zamora by the Houston Police Department. More
September 08, 2013 -- Wednesday is the 11th 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 06, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events at Discovery Green, the Hobby Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre and Jones Plaza in Houston and The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Third Annual Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run is Saturday morning at Ellington Airport. More
September 06, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has named Daniel Gohl Chief Academic Officer. More
September 06, 2013 -- LINC Houston will host "Run 4 the City", with Executive Director Mark Junkans attempting to run for 24 hours straight to raise $100,000 for LINC Houston programs. More
September 06, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Daniel Gohl has been named the district's chief academic officer. More
September 06, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host a walking tour of Allen's Landing on Sunday. More
September 06, 2013 -- Houston area groups are hosting a rally on Saturday near the Galleria to oppose military action with Syria. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education has announced that it is operating two Academic and Behavior Center schools to provide special needs students with intellectual, developmental and behavorial disorders with a flexible education environment. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority has issued a news release regarding a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to the port for expansion of the berth at its Bayport Container Terminal. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference took place on Thursday at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday responded to a deputy-involved shooting in the 9800 block of Ribbonwood in northeast Harris County. More
September 05, 2013 -- A Coast Guard aircrew on Thursday medevaced a man from a tanker twelve miles off Galveston. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Wednesday unveiled the first of a new fleet of high-performance emergency response vessels. More
September 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide NASATV coverage on September 10 of the return to Earth of three crew members from the International Space Station. More
September 05, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today announced that it is spraying for mosquitoes in the evenings, with the next spraying tonight, to combat recent increases in mosquito population. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and Yellow Cab have partnered with the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network to publicize a new registration feature for wireless phones to receive emergency alerts. More
September 05, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today applauded the award of a $10 million grant to the Port of Houston by the Department of Transportation to improve the port's Bayport Terminal. More
September 05, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously, following an executive session discussion, to provide issue a letter proposing a rate of $150 per hour for regular services and litigation for a new contract for the city attorney. More
September 05, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a lawsuit to force the Houston Dolls Cabaret to stop illegal activity at the business. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System on Wednesday unveiled renderings of a proposed spaceport at Ellington Airport. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will hold a meeting on October 3 in Baytown to discuss project progress, partner efforts and preliminary sections of the Watershed Protection Plan for Cedar Bayou. More
September 05, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, a $658,000 contract with HR Green, Inc. for water system improvements. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has reached the milestone of enrolling 10,000 participants in the Million Veteran Program: A Partnership with Veterans. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has begun the Cypress Creek Site Improvements and Wetlands Construction Project. More
September 04, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Al Hoang today issued a statement regarding the city's lawsuit aimed at shutting down a strip club in southwest Houston. More
September 04, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it will fund 11 research proposals through its Human Research Program to better understand the risk of space radiation poses to humans. More
September 04, 2013 -- The City of Houston Controller's Office today unveiled a new Investor Relations web site, offering information for potential investors in the city's municipal bonds as well as those interested in the city's finances. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Rothko Chapel in Houston will host the "Moonrise Party on the Plaza", its fall fundraiser, on October 19. More
September 04, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to appropriate $318,863.00 for the purchase of Key Maps for various departments. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center will host "Sepsis Awareness Day" at Minute Maid Park, and hand out free hand sanitizer spray pumps during the Astros game at the park. More
September 04, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today called on residents to participate in a campaign to increase awareness and community engagement in combating human trafficking. More
September 04, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a tax rate of $0.72 per $100 valuation for the 2012 tax year. More
September 04, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a 2013 tax rate of $0.651229 per $100 valuation. More
September 04, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Mayor Floyd Myers, Diana Newland and Alexandra Dietrich opposed, to approve a five percent merit pay increase for City Manager Wayne Sabo. More
September 03, 2013 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association in Houston has partnered with San Jacinto College and Lee College to establish twelve $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston is currently conducting a study on the use of treadmill training to treat symptoms related to Parkinson's disease. More
September 03, 2013 -- American Maritime Safety, Inc. today announced the recipients of its 2013 safety awards. More
September 03, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced the he has appointed Jennifer H. Davidow of the FisherBroyles law firm to serve as an assistant county attorney under the Lawyers on Loan Program. More
September 02, 2013 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of an armed suspect by an HPD officer at 9290 Woodfair about 7:10 p.m. on Sunday. More
September 02, 2013 -- Target Corporation has made a grant to provide books for the Houston Independent School District's THINK Literacy program at the Apollo 20 elementary schools. More
August 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $13,287,950 to Seattle, Washington-based Manson Construction Company to perform maintenance dredging within the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and a portion of the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 31, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson has passed away after a battle with cancer. More
August 31, 2013 -- Public Officials are posting condolences on the passing of Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson. More
August 30, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will participate in Operation Safe and Sound 2 in Houston and Galveston during the Labor Day weekend. More
August 30, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on Labor Day Weekend events around the Gulf Coast region. More
August 30, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker invites the community to submit nominations for the 2013 Mayor's Disability Advocate of the Year Awards through September 30. More
August 30, 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Port of Houston Authority Thursday as she continued her nationwide listening tour, where she participated in a roundtable with Houston area business leaders sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Bay Are Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a reception for Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on Wednesday. More
August 30, 2013 -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Space Station Flight Controller Diane Dailey will speak at the 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair on September 28 in Fredericksburg, Texas. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Houston Fine Art Fair will host its third annual event at the George R. Brown Convention Center on September 19-22. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a forum entitled, "The Chemical Industry Drives the Economic Recovery" on Wednesday. More
August 30, 2013 -- Houston will serve as a host city the Patriot Day 5K on September 28 to help educate people about Patriot Day, designated as a day of remembrance honoring those killed by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. More
August 30, 2013 -- H-E-B will host the ninth annual Helping Heroes event, its company-wide volunteer service project, on September 11 at 193 fire stations across Houston. More
August 29, 2013 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a $2 plant sale on September 6 and 7 at the Houston Garden Center. More
August 29, 2013 -- United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Thursday visited the Port of Houston. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Texas Department Of Transportation Commission approved a contract with Port Freeport to establish a truck corridor that Port Director Glenn Carlson says will have positive effects for years to come. More
August 29, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast video on NASA TV of a Japanese cargo ship as it departs the International Space Station on September 4. More
August 29, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
August 29, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Don Harrison opposed, to approve the first reading of a $1 million contract with Brooks & Sparks, Inc. for design services for the paving and drainage program management. More
August 29, 2013 -- Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson has announced his office will participate in the DWI "No Refusal" program during the Labor Day holiday weekend. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is advising visitors to Hermann Park during the Labor Day weekend to utilize METRO or METRORail to avoid heavy traffic in the area. More
August 29, 2013 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that it will begin holding jury trials on Tuesdays at the North Command Court 20. More
August 28, 2013 -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed to approve the State of Texas' plan for the Houston area to attain the 1997 standard for ground-level ozone pollution by 2018. More
August 28, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce has announced that Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Houston on Thursday as part of a nationwide "listening" tour. More
August 28, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a $2,396,542 professional engineering services contract between the city and TLC Engineering Services for an open drainage assets inventory and survey project. More
August 28, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed Tuesday as Bank of America Day for the bank's Summer Youth Initiative. More
August 27, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to settle the redistricting lawsuit styled James Rodriguez, et al. v. Harris County, et. al. in federal district court and also voted unanimously to retain attorneys to defend the rejection of the Early to Rise election petition by County Judge Ed Emmett. More
August 27, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that she has hired Lourdes Coss as the city's chief procurement officer. More
August 27, 2013 -- Candidate filing for the November 5 General Election ended on Monday, with a few additional candidates placing their names on the ballot before the deadline. More
August 27, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Steve Jones opposed, to propose a property tax rate that exceeds the city’s effective tax rate for 2013, allowing for a tax increase. More
August 27, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted 5-4, with Mayor Louis Rigby, Mike Mosteit, Jay Martin and Mike Clausen opposed, to discontinue funding for the Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. More
August 26, 2013 -- The City of Houston has been selected by the National League of Cities to receive technical assistance and grant funding as part of a national initiative to reduce childhood hunger. More
August 26, 2013 -- Westway Terminal Company LLC, a provider of bulk liquid storage and related services throughout the world has announced an expansion of its Houston operation. More
August 26, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will hold a forum on the Affordable Care Act tonight at Milby High School in Houston. More
August 26, 2013 -- Today is the final day for candidates to file in local elections on the November 5 election ballot, which include the entirety of Houston’s city council seats as well as mayor, five position on Houston Independent School District’s board of trustees, and two positions in Galveston ISD. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday held a spirited discussion of a plan by the Texas Department of Transportation to abandon maintenance of 1,897 miles of state highways in urban areas as a cost-cutting measure and to shift those costs to the cities and counties. More
August 24, 2013 -- A federal court on Friday in Washington, D.C. ordered the Nepali human trafficking case against Houston-based KBR to proceed to trial. More
August 23, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will start the 2013-2014 school year on Monday with several events, including the opening of two new school buildings, and two new specialty magnet schools. More
August 23, 2013 -- The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period to September 23 for the proposed cleanup plan amendment for the South Cavalcade Street Superfund Site in Houston. More
August 23, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 18th Annual Immunization Day and a press conference on Saturday at Davila Elementary School in Houston. More
August 23, 2013 -- El Lago City Council canceled its Wednesday meeting, and has rescheduled the meeting for August 28. More
August 23, 2013 -- Balfour Beatty Construction today announced that it has been selected as a joint venture partner with WELBRO Building Corporation to build a new $324 million Houston Convention Center Hotel in downtown Houston. More
August 23, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the Houston Design Center AnnualSample Sale, the 11th Annual Fall Home and Garden Show in The Woodlands, ArtWalk in Galveston, the 20th Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House and an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. More
August 22, 2013 -- Harris County Department of Education's Center for Safe and Secure Schools urges parents to discuss school bus safety measures with their children. More
August 22, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker has been elected to serve on the Steering Committee of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. More
August 22, 2013 -- Music Doing Good with Instruments in Houston is currently accepting donated instruments near Richmond and Montrose. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize an agreement with 806 Main Hotel, LLC for modifications to METRO's overhead catenary system for the light rail. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council is hosting events through August and September to increase awareness of commuting solutions available in the region. More
August 22, 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 an order calling a special election for November 5 for various propositions that would amend the city's charter, including a provision to change two of the city's district council seats to at-large positions. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Land Board will host a free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans on Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a contract in an amount not to exceed $300,000, with one of four recommended consultants for the Woodlands Township Transit Plan. More
August 21, 2013 -- NASA has awarded a human health and performance contract to Science Applications International Corporation of Virginia in support of the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Thursday in Houston will close the bridge that crosses Sims Bayou at South Post Oak Road for five months of construction. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice and other groups will host a public forum tonight to discuss issues following the court decision in the case involving the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida. More
August 21, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will celebrate its mascot Alf's birthday on Saturday with an event that includes half-price adoptions of pets. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that it has awarded $1.2 million in new achievement scholarships to more than 100 students entering their junior or senior years of college. More
August 21, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
August 21, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker reported today that she has approved a reduction in health insurance premiums for city workers, rolling back last spring’s increased rates from 14.9 percent to 8.7 percent. The premium reduction is in addition to lower copays and reduced prescription drug costs. More
August 21, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint council members Thane Harrison, Sherry Garrison and Bill Patterson to the Budget Advisory Committee. More
August 21, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker reports that she has approved a reduction in health insurance premiums for city workers, rolling back last spring’s increased rates from 14.9 percent to 8.7 percent. More
August 21, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Mayor Floyd Myers opposed, to approve the first reading of an ordinance adopting the annual schedule of rates charged for water, wastewater and drainage utility services. More
August 20, 2013 -- The City of Houston's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, published by the Controller's Office, has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
August 20, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green recently hosted his ninth annual "Green Light to Healthy Living" health fair at Westbury High School in Houston. More
August 20, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will hold a tele-town hall meeting for North Forest parents on Thursday. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve new Promotion and Development Fund Policy and Standards. More
August 20, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today introduced eight new candidates in the astronaut corps and unveiled a space exploration "roadmap". More
August 20, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Southeast Texas Senior Regional Director Tim Soderquist the 2012-2013 National Regional Director of the Year Award. More
August 20, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the Children's Assessment Center and YMCA of Greater Houston will host training on Wednesday for more than 600 Region 4 public school teachers in child sexual abuse prevention and response. More
August 20, 2013 -- The League of Women Voters of Houston will celebrate its 93rd anniversary on Thursday, September 26 More
August 19, 2013 -- The City of Houston has recovered $300,000 to restore recent damage to Woodland Park by a private developer. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Halo House Foundation is preparing for its annual fundraiser “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause”. Guidry News Service recently visited with Halo House co-founder Dr. Nathan Fowler. More
August 19, 2013 -- Houston TranStar has announced that the northbound exit ramp from Interstate Highway 10 to United States Highway 59 has been closed due to an overturned commercial truck. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs will host a workshop at its Houston Regional Office on August 28 on the Fully Developed Claims Program. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Clear Lake City Water Authority today announced that it is making plans to develop a nearly 200-acre site into "Exploration Green", a dual use flood detention and recreational green space area. More
August 18, 2013 -- Kai Yoshinaga, who describes himself as a poet that composes life to a word craft, has contributed a poem for publication on GuidryNews.com. More
August 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that a 51-year-old man is safe after falling off his sailboat and swimming appoximately 3 miles to shore near Freeport Saturday night. More
August 18, 2013 -- LULAC Council #60 will host an event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's visit to LULAC in Houston on Thursday November 21. More
August 17, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker's campaign has posted a news release on the Baptist Ministers of Houston and Vicinity's mayoral debate. More
August 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Friday to discuss several issues. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education today delivered a draft proposal from the Harris County School Readiness Corporation to the department's board of trustees detailing the proposed structure for governance and a work program to improve early childhood care and education. More
August 16, 2013 -- Space Exploration Technologies, a partner in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Commercial Crew Program, has completed a review of systems critical to sustaining crews in orbit and for returning them safely to Earth aboard the company's Dragon spacecraft. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Thursday featured Port Freeport. More
August 16, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host a walking tour of the historic Glenwood Cemetery, featuring "The Women of Glenwood", on August 24. More
August 16, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host an immunization day, Affordable Care Act Forum, and a Senior Issues Forum in Houston during the Congressional recess this month. More
August 16, 2013 -- The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a Veterans Mental Health Summit on Tuesday at the University of St. Thomas. More
August 16, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new exhibitions at art galleries in the Gulf Coast Region. More
August 15, 2013 -- BARC in Houston reports that the number of animals transferred to rescue groups is growing thanks to the Transfer-To-Rescue team and various partnerships. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host poet Gwendolyn Zepeda on September 19 at the Julia Ideson Building as part of the library's "An Evening with..." series. More
August 15, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to place a four-proposition, $106 million total bond package referendum on the November 5 election ballot. More
August 15, 2013 -- Special Olympics Texas has announced that Houston attorneys Amber and Steve Mostyn have donated $2 million to the organization's capital campaign. More
August 15, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has advised that portions of Waterfront Drive and 10th Street will be closed beginning Friday for approximately eight weeks due to construction. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has launched a tailored weight loss program for veterans. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission has called a special meeting for Friday. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has completed the final phase of a channel restoration project on Cypress Creek. More
August 14, 2013 -- United States Vice President Joe Biden will be the featured speaker at The American Legion's 95th National Convention on August 27 in Houston. More
August 14, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, flanked by Houston Forensic Science Center Chair Scott Hochberg and members of the center’s board of directors, today announced the selection of Daniel Garner as president and CEO of the center. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Tuesday announced that it has completed a project to mitigate erosion in a drainage channel in Jersey Village. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Houston Forensic Science LGC, Inc. has announced the selection of Dr. Daniel Garner as its President and CEO. More
August 13, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to put bond issue, in an amount not to exceed $217 million, to fund the conversion of the Astrodome into a multipurpose event center; and a bond issue of up to $70 million for the construction of a joint processing center with the City of Houston, on the November 5 ballot. More
August 13, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has issued a statement regarding the Harris County Commissioners Court's decision today to place a bond referendum on the November 5 election ballot for financing a county-city inmate processing center. More
August 13, 2013 -- The City of League City today advised that road closures will take place along Marina Bay Drive and Egret Bay on August 24 due to the Clear Lake International Triathlon. More
August 13, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order the issuance of $1.6 million in bonds to fund the construction of a portion of the new City Hall building. More
August 13, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the solicitation and collection of voluntary contributions through the city’s utility billing to benefit the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. More
August 13, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade has received funding pledges from various sources. More
August 13, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today approved placing a $217 million bond referendum on the November 5 election ballot to fund the conversion of the Astrodome into a multipurpose event center. More
August 13, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently hosted a training course in combating violent intruders for school districts and local first-responder agencies. More
August 13, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to establish a franchise fee equal to the current fee of 11 percent for commercial solid waste collection services, and to enter into an exclusive franchise contract with Waste Corporation of Texas, LP for commercial solid waste collection services. More
August 12, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education has published a calendar featuring important dates for 25 Harris County school districts. More
August 12, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia will host a public forum on Thursday to discuss education and opportunity. More
August 12, 2013 -- Seabrook will host a celebration of the Seabrook Pelican Path Project on September 7 at the Art Consortium's 2nd Street Gallery. More
August 12, 2013 -- Houston Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security Dennis Storemski has been selected to serve on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council. More
August 12, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday hosted the Third Annual Mayor's Back to School Fest. More
August 09, 2013 -- The City of Houston, presenting sponsor Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC and event host University of Houston, will present the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest, on Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Athletics/Alumni Center and Hofheinz Pavilion on the University of Houston Main Campus. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that a team of local disabled veterans received medals during the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. More
August 09, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston will host "Voyage Back to School", a free event with exhibits and hands-on activities to generate excitement for the upcoming school year, on August 15. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center will host an informational session on September 13 to promote awareness of sepsis, a condition that causes the body's response to an infection to injure its own tissues and organs. More
August 09, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today announced reported that the city collected a total of $300,702 for its share of sales tax revenues for August. More
August 09, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed the city's AAA rating for the Houston General Investment Pool and four bond funds. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to seek independent third-party academic reviews of the Apollo 20 program's evaluation report. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host an economic outlook conference on September 5. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced an updated schedule of closures for Highway 290 and the Interstate Highway 610 Loop due to construction. More
August 09, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region including the METRORailArts in Transit Exhibition: Art Architecture and Transit, the 3rd Annual Architecture Center Houston Film Festival, "From Bach to Ellington" at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the Golden Dragon Acrobats at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
August 08, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia will host an open-to-the-public forum, "Education and Opportunity", on August 15 at the Neighborhood Centers Inc. Ripley House in Houston. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to open the campuses on January 2014 at the Felix Fraga Academic HCC campus and the Gulfton HCC campus for students who are in danger of dropping out of school or who have already dropped out. More
August 08, 2013 -- Harris County Department of Education Adult Education manager May O'Brien has achieved the Certified Manager in Program Improvement certification, becoming one of the 75 Texas adult education administrators to do so. More
August 08, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district earned an overall "Met Standard" rating under the state's new accountability system. More
August 08, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that families must complete an application for their children to qualify for free and reduced-price meals. More
August 08, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed Friday as "Houston Shakespeare Festival Day", recognizing University of Houston's production of Shakespeare plays during the festival, which takes place at Miller Outdoor Theatre during the weekend. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet today and consider a partnership with Houston Community College to open two middle college high schools. More
August 08, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership recently hosted representatives from cities in the Brazoria, Harris and Galveston county region to discuss the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
August 08, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to schedule a public hearing for August 20 to receive comments on the proposed FY2014 Budget. More
August 08, 2013 -- AVANCE in Houston has received a donation from the Indo American Charity Foundation in support of the agency's Parent-Child program. More
August 07, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston on Wednesday announced the launch of its Neuroendocrine Tumor Program, the first in the state. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Police Department has been awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies accreditation. More
August 07, 2013 -- A memorial tribute hosted by The Mitchell Family and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, "with special thanks to The Woodlands Development Company", will honor George P. Mitchell Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. More
August 07, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement concerning the pull out of the company that produces the city's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. More
August 07, 2013 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association recently participated in a science teachers and industry workshop to provide teachers with resources and information to help them guide students who are interested in pursuing careers in the chemical and petrochemical industry. More
August 07, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has provided updated times for NASA TV coverage of spacewalks planned for August 16 and August 22 outside of the International Space Station. More
August 07, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend terms of the Crime Control and Prevention District Board of Directors. More
August 07, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to designate Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 25, the Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Zone, in an area bounded by South Main Street on the north, McHard Road on the south and Highway 288 on the east. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Tamara Nicholl-Smith has been named the economic alliance's new director of communications. More
August 07, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host an architecture walking tour of the University of Houston campus on August 11. More
August 07, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city will host a bell-ringing ceremony on August 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. More
August 07, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2, with Mayor Floyd Myers and Diana Newland opposed, to amend the city’s water and wastewater agreement with the City of League City. More
August 07, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the $900,000 purchase of a 25.23 acre tract of land to serve as the site of the city’s future Public Works Facility. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a 15-17 year old female whose body was found in October at 12755 Walters Road in Houston. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation in Houston has announced the appointment of Lily Paxson as Executive Director. More
August 06, 2013 -- Cenikor Foundation in Houston has received its third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its commitment to accountability and transparency and efficient financial performance. More
August 06, 2013 -- The City of Houston today activated its Heat Emergency Plan, and urged residents to take precautions to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised of several scheduled closures to take place along United States Highway 290 during the weekend. More
August 06, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 2-4, with only Billy Enochs and Jim Hill voting in favor of approval, to deny a motion to place a sales tax referendum on the November 5 election ballot. More
August 06, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today urged families in the North Forest area to complete their applications for the district's free or reduced price meals program. More
August 06, 2013 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published this week reports that construction will start this fall on Teadit North America’s new headquarters operation, a 110,000 square foot office/warehouse, in Bayport South Business Park on Red Bluff Road in Pasadena. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host a series of beginner poetry workshops, featuring Houston's first Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda, on Wednesdays this month. More
August 06, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Texas and the southwestern United States to feature the "BodyTom" CT Scanner, a portable scanner that can be used to provide real-time imaging without leaving the operating room. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation will host a "Business Morning Brew" on August 21 at the Seabrook Community House. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston is now offering extended clinic hours. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting on Monday voted unanimously to authorize another $296,000 for dredging at the Bayport Cruise Terminal, which increases the authorized expenditure to an amount not to exceed $700,000. More
August 05, 2013 -- One child was transported to the hospital following a house fire in the 5200 block of Kelling in Houston. More
August 05, 2013 -- Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, the contractor building Segments F-1, F-2 and G of the Grand Parkway, have advised that street closures will take place on United States Highway 59 beginning Saturday for work associated with the Grand Parkway project. More
August 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage of spacewalks by Russian cosmonauts to take place outside the International Space Station on August 16 and August 22. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that Joel Cowley has been named as the rodeo's President and CEO. More
August 05, 2013 -- Texas Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Robert Robbins today noted the steps hospitals in the medical center are taking to prepare for disasters. More
August 05, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host emergency and rescue training on Tuesday for all of the district's bus drivers and attendants. More
August 05, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate improvements to Sylvan Rodriguez Park. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Foundation on Sunday presented several prizes, including a new car to a Bellaire High School graduate, during the foundation's "Cool to be Smart" celebration. More
August 04, 2013 -- One firefighter was transported to the hospital for evaluation after a Three-Alarm Fire at Memorial Southeast Hospital on Sunday. More
August 04, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider a proposed amendment to the memorandum of agreement regarding the maintenance dredging of the Bayport Cruise and Container Terminal berths. More
August 02, 2013 -- Thirty-four cadets from the San Jacinto College Firefighter Training Academy have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection's Basic Suppression exam, marking the 29th class to do so over the course of nine years. More
August 02, 2013 -- FrenetiCore and Houston Zombie Walk will present the 2nd Annual Apocalypse Ball on September 7 at the Frenetic Theater in Houston. More
August 02, 2013 -- The City of Houston Airport System has been chosen by the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency to take part in a pilot program designed to increase the level of service during key designated periods. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a deceased man whose remains were found on June 21 in a wooded area in the 17000 block of East Strack Drive in Spring, Texas. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office today announced that Jeff McShan and Camille Hepola have joined the office, with McShan serving as public information officer and Hepola handling public relations and outreach. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education recently hosted a seminar on cyber security for area leaders. More
August 02, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to schedule a public hearing for August 6 to receive public comment regarding the proposed budget for the Pasadena Crime Control and Prevention District. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University hosted a region-wide meeting of community stakeholders in Central-East Texas to discuss regional economic development on Thursday. More
August 02, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region, including the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hands-On-Houston at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Summerfest and Movie Night on The Strand in Galveston and White Linen Night in the Houston Heights. More
August 01, 2013 -- The Lunar Rendezvous recently hosted several events for the last week of the 48th annual festival. More
August 01, 2013 -- Sea Lake Yacths at Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Beneteau Rendezvous September 20-22. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District is seeking Construction Manager at Risk services for the 2012 bond program projects. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Texas Hurricane Center will present the fifth annual conference, "Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and the Gulf Coast Region", on Friday at the University of Houston. More
July 31, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve a naming rights agreement between Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. , Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the City of Houston for funding construction of improvements, including a pavilion and amphitheater in Eleanor Tinsley Park. More
July 31, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today signed an executive order establishing a policy calling for the translation of essential public information into five languages other than English. More
July 31, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft on Saturday, as well as the craft's arrival at the International Space Station on August 9, on NASA TV. More
July 31, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a five-year, $25 million contract to Gilbane Building Company of Houston to provide construction management and professional engineering services at the Johnson Space Center. More
July 31, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the city's Board of Adjustment. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department will begin installing new upgraded couplings on all city fire hydrants on Saturday. More
July 31, 2013 -- The annual Houston Abilities Expo will take place from Friday through Sunday at the Reliant Center. More
July 31, 2013 -- The City of Houston will close the Houston Garden Center on Thursday for the first step in the creation of the Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved eighteen projects in the Houston District, including eight in Harris County, at the July 25 meeting. More
July 30, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will sign an executive order on Wednesday calling for the translation of essential public information from the city into the five most commonly spoken languages in Houston. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department today announced that it will continue to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program, which provides free lunches to youth, through August 23. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Houston Museum District Association recently hosted "The Museum Experience" in Zone 3. More
July 29, 2013 -- Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating a victim and suspects wanted in a possible kidnapping in the 300 block of Shotwell about 11:30 a.m. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host programs in August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. More
July 29, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited the headquarters of the Halo House Foundation near Houston's Texas Medical Center and M.D. Anderson Hospital to discuss its upcoming fund-raiser, "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause". More
July 29, 2013 -- The West Harris County branch of American Association of University Women will host a meeting for prospective members on August 24 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District will hold a press conference on Tuesday to announce the new >FUTURES Academy of Health Science Careers at Westside High School, a partnership with Houston Community College and the University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Professions to expose students to career fields in the health arena. More
July 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its monthly luncheon in Pasadena last week, featuring a speech by Wayne Klotz on sustainability. More
July 27, 2013 -- The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by United States Representatives Gene Green, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson of Pennsylvania, Tom Reed of New York and Jim Costa of California, convened a congressional field hearing on Friday at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. More
July 26, 2013 -- Alliance Fencing Academy reports that students from Houston and the Woodlands have won a number of medals during the Summer National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council voted unanimously to approve a request to the Texas Department of Transportation to award transportation development credits that does not include hike and bike trails in Galveston. More
July 26, 2013 -- The City of Houston today filed a lawsuit against the city's former emergency medical service billing and collections vendor, ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc., now doing business as Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. More
July 26, 2013 -- The City of Galveston and the Galveston Police Department hosted a media availability opportunity addressing the launch of the paid Seawall Boulevard Parking Program at Fort Crockett Seawall Park at 4550 Seawall Boulevard. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will hold training for threat assessments, such as active shooter threats, on August 6. More
July 26, 2013 -- George P. Mitchell, heralded businessman and Galveston native, passed away this morning at his home in Galveston at the age of 94. More
July 26, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host its Third Annual Cool to be Smart celebration on August 4 at the Bayou City Event Center. More
July 26, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on events at the Glassell School of Art, the Jung Center of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as well as exhibits throughout the Gulf Coast Region, a performance of the Houston Symphony and the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office, acting on an anonymous iWatchHarrisCounty tip, destroyed a marijuana field on Tuesday near Highway 288. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Harris County Tax Office reminds residents that property tax account holders with disabled or over 65 homestead exemptions have until July 31 to make their last installment payment. More
July 25, 2013 -- Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, announced today the expansion of the Golden Nugget brand into the Louisiana and South Texas market with the acquisition of the Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to L’Auberge Lake Charles Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
July 25, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan reports a ruling from an appeals court allows his legal team to proceed with a lawsuit alleging that the San Jacinto River has been polluted with the dangerous chemical dioxin. More
July 25, 2013 -- Craig Bland was sworn in as a new council member for the City of Morgan's Point during Tuesday's meeting of the city council. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has started construction on a project to widen a section of Hunting Bayou in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood in order to reduce flood risks in the area. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract modification for Houston Rapid Transit, contractor leading the expansion of the METRORail lines, for emergency testing of the rail and related systems on the Southeast Line due to a downed power line at Scott and Coyle streets that came in contact with the rail. More
July 25, 2013 -- Houston Public Library will host the next event in its Public Poetry Summer Series on August 3 at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. More
July 25, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the financial report of investment activities for the fiscal quarter ending June 30. More
July 25, 2013 -- Emergency responders from the public and private sectors in Harris County recently participated in a regional hurricane exercise to test emergency public information. More
July 25, 2013 -- Several Houston-area nonprofit animal welfare groups have launched the Unity 1000 Challenge, a free spay and neuter program. More
July 24, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions to celebrate the "Pets of the Week" program. More
July 24, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve an ordinance relating to boarding homes, also called "group" homes. More
July 24, 2013 -- Houston City Council has unanimously approved a Boarding (Group) Homes ordinance. More
July 24, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has appointed a board to investigate the early termination of a spacewalk that took place on July 16 outside the International Space Station due to an issue with a spacesuit worn by one of the astronauts. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction on a bridge and channel widening at Brays Bayou. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday broke ground on the latest segments of the Houston-area SH 99/Grand Parkway. More w/Video
July 23, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited recently completed the first phase of a wetlands restoration project at Brazos Bend State Park. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today approved a new agreement with Princess Cruise Lines to operate from the Bayport Cruise Terminal for an additional two years. More
July 23, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Tiffany Dávila-Dunne has been named chief communications officer for the district. More
July 23, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District recently received a grade of "B-" in a stakeholder satisfaction survey of the district. More
July 23, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted 3-2, with County Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioner Jack Cagle opposed, to retain the Jan Woodward Fox, Reich & Bilstock and Norman Jolly as special counsel for the county in litigation to collect money owed to the county as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
July 23, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted 5-4, with Mayor Louis Rigby, Mike Clausen, Jay Martin and Chuck Engelken opposed, to adopt an ordinance establishing an ethics and conflict of interest policy applicable to city officials and employees. More
July 23, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to designate the Riveron Corporation as the city’s grant administrator for Coastal Impact Assistance grant funds awarded to the city for the erosion control project at Miramar Park. More
July 23, 2013 -- The City of Houston today filed a lawsuit against 16 current and former banks to make claims of financial damages to the city resulting from interest rate manipulation by the banks. More
July 22, 2013 -- A charge of felony escape was filed Monday night against a handcuffed man who escaped from custody while being booked into the Harris County jail and was captured later along Buffalo Bayou downtown. More
July 22, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 6 to celebrate recent improvements to Sylvan Rodriguez Park. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Texas Stallions Track Club will host a childhood obesity awareness race and free "FitZone" set on September 1 in Spring, Texas. More
July 22, 2013 -- St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Texas to receive three Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education is hosting a "Science Teachers and Industry" workshop this week to help science teachers gain a better understanding of the chemical industry and area chemical plants. More
July 22, 2013 -- AeroMexico today announced that it has added a fourth daily flight between Houston and Mexico City. More
July 22, 2013 -- Space Center Houston will host a "Stuff the Truck" event on Friday as part of the Johnson Space Center Feeds Families food drive benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank and Clear Lake Food Pantry. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a luncheon and groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the start of construction on three segments of the Grand Parkway that will connect Highway 290 in Harris County to Highway 59 in Montgomery County. More
July 21, 2013 -- Houston Community College Southwest has selected Betty Fortune to a newly created position—Executive Dean of Instruction and Student Services. More
July 20, 2013 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested following the discovery of individuals found malnourished in a residence at 8646 Whitecastle about 8:25 a.m. on Friday More
July 19, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will sponsor a “Science Teachers and Industry” workshop next week to address the chemical industry’s concern for the health and safety of its workers, community and the environment. More
July 19, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the final reading of an ordinance to approve a $34,987.43 advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the installation of brick pavers in the median islands at the intersection of Pasadena Boulevard and Red Bluff. More
July 19, 2013 -- The Cooperative for After-School Enrichment received $326,618 from the OneStar Foundation to support 32 AmeriCorps members who work in after-school programs throughout Harris County. More
July 19, 2013 -- United States Congressman John Culberson issued a statement after the House passed his amendment to H.R. 5, the Student Success Act by a vote of 227 to 196. More w/Video
July 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau this week completed a $140,000 tourism signage project, "bringing high-tech pedestrian maps to hotspots throughout the island". More
July 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has posted a reminder to visitors to the island to remain vigilant against vehicle burglaries. More
July 19, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0, with Thane Harrison abstaining, to award a contract to Waste Management for commercial garbage collection services. More
July 19, 2013 -- United States Congressman Al Green posted a statement on the Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More
July 19, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office presented Crime Stoppers of Houston with a check in the amount of $100,000 this week. More
July 19, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several opportunities to enjoy movies in the Gulf Coast Region in the next few days. More
July 18, 2013 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted the 83rd Legislative Session Update with Senators Larry Taylor and Sylvia Garcia, and Representatives Greg Bonnen, M.D., John Davis, Craig Eiland, Mary Ann Perez, and Ed Thompson. More
July 18, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has published results of a survey of parents, students and staff. More
July 18, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Wesley Kyle Stilwell as a full time officer for the Lakeview Police Department. More
July 18, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a long term lease with the Galveston Bay Foundation for a portion of an undeveloped portion of Pine Gully Park. More
July 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has charged a suspect in the alleged kidnapping of two children in an apparent custody dispute on Wednesday in north Harris County. More
July 18, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education this morning is considering staff recommendations on construction manager at risk services on bond projects approved by the voters in 2012. More
July 17, 2013 -- VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Texas has partnered with Houston Community College to provide job training using a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
July 17, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted to establish Ellington Airport as a licensed spaceport. More
July 17, 2013 -- A Rice University/City of Houston study being published in the August edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds greater risk of cardiac arrest and lower cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a corridor of Houston that runs right down the middle of the city. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit has released a surveillance video of a missing 49- year-old woman who was last seen Sunday, July 14 at around 7:15 pm. More
July 17, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 12-3, with Andrew Burks, C.O. Bradford and Larry Green opposed, to approve an economic development agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation to facilitate development of a 149,000 square foot warehouse retail facility and other improvements on 14 acres at the intersection of the Grand Parkway and I-10, in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. More
July 17, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to create a Citizens Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Plan Update for the City of Webster. More
July 17, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green and Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania today re-introduced the Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2013, a measure they say will break down the barriers to doctor volunteerism at community health centers. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Monday. More
July 17, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman said today that he will seek to force a vote in Congress on creating a select committee to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Green Report by Houston City Controller Ronald Green reports that Houston's economy remains strong. More
July 16, 2013 -- Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office's Cold Case Unit have charged Roman Martinez with Capital Murder for the 1987 death of Jacqueline Anderson in Houston. More
July 16, 2013 -- Update: The Houston Police Department has arrested 45 year old Alain Delon Bell, who is charged in the fatal shooting of a man in the 500 block of West Troy on Monday. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew an existing agreement with the World Corporation to promote teleworking, working entirely from home. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on September 5 will host an economic outlook conference for petrochemical and maritime experts to share plans for for unprecedented growth of the Houston Ship Channel region. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Houston Urban Food Production Conference will take place on August 17 at the United Way of Greater Houston. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has received a $3 million grant from GE for the "Opportunity Houston 2.0" campaign. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center in Houston reminds parents to vaccinate their children before school starts. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in September will feature Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907, an exhibition that debuted at the Neue Galerie New York in May and that spotlights "one of the most significant designers" of the early 20th century. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Railway Industrial Clearance Association has recognized the Port of Houston Authority as "the nation's best" after evaluating Houston and 25 other U.S. ports in the areas of overall quality, customer service, customer satisfaction and quality of facilities. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Cote d’ Ivoire International Trade & Development Conference will be held at the Westin Oaks Hotel in the Galleria next week. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Houston Advanced Research Center will host a second public meeting of the Double Bayou Watershed Partnership on July 18. More
July 15, 2013 -- Houston's premier young choral group will appear at the Grand 1894 Opera House Sunday, July 21 at 4 p.m. More
July 15, 2013 -- Six Houston-area educators have been selected to attend the Fifth Annual Teachers’ Law School in Austin. More
July 15, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “Young Frankenstein” at Island etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston, and “A Chorus Line” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
July 15, 2013 -- Research at Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that long term success in college may be better predicted with Advanced Placement exams and personality traits in combination with standard admission practices. More
July 15, 2013 -- The American Institute of Architects, Houston reports that a panel of three internationally recognized architects met last week to select the "best of new Houston architecture" from among 122 entries. More
July 15, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook reports that it has collected this month’s revenue from the State Comptroller’s Office totaling $226,268.79. More
July 14, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council last week voted 5-4, with Orlando Ybarra, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to reappoint former city council member Jackie Welch to the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Second Century Corporation, the city’s economic-development entity. More
July 14, 2013 -- The Houston Symphony Orchestra launched its Celebratory Centennial Season with a day long event at Jones Hall and Jones Plaza. More
July 13, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has posted a special feature on its website spotlighting Guidry News Service coverage of its researchers. “Over the course of the past year Spotlight on Research has generated more than 225,000 clicks through the UTMB home page banner into the Guidry news website," UTMB said. "A great partnership!” Spotlight on Research
July 12, 2013 -- United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki on Friday announced the award of more than $6 million in homeless prevention grants to six Houston area organizations. More
July 12, 2013 -- Twenty-three new sheriff's patrol deputies swore an oath to protect Harris County today at graduation ceremonies at the HCSO's academy. More
July 12, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating two suspects who carried out five robberies in 35 minutes on Friday in northeast Harris County. More
July 12, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green released the following a statement upon the announcement of the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. More
July 12, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood recently contracted with a local survey research firm to conduct a citizen survey of Friendswood residents that was designed to determine residents’ overall satisfaction with living in Friendswood. More
July 12, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several opportunities to enjoy art and music this next week in and around the Gulf Coast region. More
July 12, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $9.9 million in federal grant assistance to Texas health centers to aid in health insurance enrollment. More
July 11, 2013 -- The City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services has received a Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for its Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization initiative. More
July 11, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday released a statement regarding five Houston/Harris County organizations receiving $6 million in grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. More
July 11, 2013 -- Air China on Thursday began its four weekly nonstop services between Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday awarded a total of $1.26 million in college scholarships to seventy high school seniors during the Texas FFA Convention in Dallas. More
July 11, 2013 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration today announced new data that show the Houston metropolitan area became the top metropolitan area for exports in 2012. More
July 11, 2013 -- Houston Community College Southwest is showcasing the wooden works of sculptor James Phillips through July 31 in its West Loop Gallery. More
July 11, 2013 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is partnering with some of Houston's pet advocates to launch a strategic spay/neuter effort in Houston. More
July 11, 2013 -- Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum is now offering iPad enhanced tours to visitors. More
July 11, 2013 -- A benefit luncheon for the family of Harris County Sheriff's Sergeant Dwayne Polk, who was killed by a drunk driver, will be held on Friday, July 12. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice University has received a $1.8 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. More
July 10, 2013 -- Texas A&M University professor Richard Orville has upgraded the Lightning Mapping Array system in the Houston area. More
July 10, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council have confirmed the appointment of Music Doing Good Executive Director David LaDuca and Roland Garcia to the Board of Directors of the Houston Arts Alliance. More
July 10, 2013 -- Houston City Council today held an extensive discussion on a proposed ordinance relating to boarding homes, and other group homes such as halfway houses, but the item was delayed for one week by Mike Laster using the tag rule. More
July 10, 2013 -- Houston police have arrested the third and final suspect wanted in the assault and kidnapping of a female at 8800 Lake Forest Boulevard on June 30. More
July 10, 2013 -- A team at Rice University has built a one-kilobit rewritable silicon oxide device with diodes that eliminate data-corrupting crosstalk,memory devices and silicon oxide. More
July 09, 2013 -- Creedence Clearwater Revisited will perform on October 4 during the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park. More
July 09, 2013 -- Houston Community College recently hosted an exhibit by local artist Akua Fayette at the Southwest campus's West Loop Gallery. More
July 09, 2013 -- Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County has announced that two families will be given keys to their new homes on July 20. More
July 09, 2013 -- Twenty teachers from grades K-16 schools and colleges in Texas are participating in a two-week residential program for instruction on teaching Chinese as a second language funded by a $92,050 STARTALK grant at the University of Houston. More
July 09, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Houston Advanced Research Center to extend the performance period to August 31, 2014 for the FY 2008 Analysis of the Hurricane Ike Storm Surge project. More
July 09, 2013 -- Eleven (correct) members of the Houston Fire Department are assisting with the memorial and funeral services throughout this week for the 19 Prescott, Arizona firefighters killed in the line of duty. More
July 09, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted to appoint five members and an alternate to the new Charter Review Commission. More
July 09, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted 6-1, with Jay Martin opposed, to approve a lease for the property at La Porte Airport to the Texas Military Forces. More
July 09, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 3-1, with Steve Jones opposed, to elect Mike Wheeler as the new member of the city council to fill the vacancy created when Matt Webber was appointed mayor. More
July 09, 2013 -- Houston police have arrested two suspects and are asking for assistance in locating a third suspect wanted for questioning in the assault and kidnapping of a female at 8800 Lake Forest Boulevard about 2 a.m. on June 30. More w/photos
July 09, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and the Sharpstown Management District on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Red Carpet Inn. More
July 08, 2013 -- Today is the 17th anniversary of the launch of Guidry News Service as a provider of news on the Gulf Coast. More
July 08, 2013 -- Houston Road Report: Beginning tonight from 10 p.m., to 5 a.m., Tuesday, the US 290 westbound mainlanes from Gessner to Beltway 8 will be closed for the construction phase of the S 290 Project at Beltway 8. More
July 08, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, hosted a hurricane season briefing for southeast Texas officials today at the Reliant Center. More
July 08, 2013 -- FrenetiCore will premier The Rite of Summer at Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater on August 29-31, featuring performances by guest companies Psophonia Dance Company and Urban Souls Dance Company. More
July 08, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the next HCSO Citizens Police Academy will begin on August 15, 2013. More
July 08, 2013 -- Researchers at Rice University have created a new material with graphene oxide flakes which they say is unique for the strength of its knots. More
July 08, 2013 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9489 Pagewood about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday. More
July 08, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “Wicked” at The Hobby Center in Houston, and “Lil' Abner” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
July 07, 2013 -- Frontiers International, Inc., will hold its 72nd National Convention at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel the week of July 15-21. More
July 07, 2013 -- Harris County Department of Education science specialist Lisa Felske recently visited the White House for a presentation of the Champion of Change Award to Sandra Henderson who created the research-based Project BudBurst. More
July 05, 2013 -- Houston Community College District VII Trustee Neeta Sane has been awarded the Greater Houston Service Award from Volunteer Houston 2013. More
July 05, 2013 -- Houston police have identified a man found dead at 3424 Airport Boulevard on June 28 as Gerald Clark Roy, 45, of Houston. More
July 05, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has advised residents and visitors to be aware of recent gunshot incidents, which have been reported along Todville Road. More
July 05, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Operations Unit has successfully taken into custody a 27 year old male who barricaded himself in his home after throwing a Molotov cocktail at a neighbor’s home today in the 18800 block of Timber Drive in northeast Harris County. More
July 05, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that weekend events at Miller Outdoor Theatre include Asleep at the Wheel and a Houston Symphony rock and roll tribute to the Rolling Stones. More
July 04, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has applauded Chevron’s recently announced building and workforce expansion plans. More
July 03, 2013 -- Houston’s Official Fourth of July Celebration featuring live music, family activities and a “Stunning Fireworks Extravaganza” will be held on Thursday, July 4 at Eleanor Tinsley Park from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education gained 12 national awards from the 2013 National School Public Relations Association and will be recognized for achievement at the NSPRA conference in July in San Diego, California. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will participate in the No Refusal program for motorists and boaters during the Fourth of July Holiday. More
July 03, 2013 -- Houston Fire Department Arson Investigators have arrested and charged Dwight Herman Albert in connection to a fire at 4601 Reed which occurred on June 19. More
July 03, 2013 -- Texas State Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams of The Woodlands announced Wednesday he will not run for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the 2014 Republican primary. More
July 03, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a pair of men believed to be responsible for over a dozen car burglaries in northwest Harris County since yesterday evening and as recent as this morning. More
July 03, 2013 -- University of Houston President Renu Khator has been named to the Presidential Innovation Lab, a program of the American Council on Education to examine possible models inspired by "the disruptive potential of new educational technologies such as massive open online courses" to boost the number of Americans able to earn a college degree. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that construction will begin this month on improvements to Hempstead Road from Mangum to Brittmoore in Houston. More
July 03, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Don Harrison, Ornaldo Ybarra, Cody Wheeler and Pat Van Houte opposed, to name Phil Cayten as mayor pro tem until June 30, 2015. More
July 03, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has announced that summer school instruction will be offered for students in the North Forest community from July 8 through August 1. More
July 03, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $250,000 bid to Crawley Shoreline Construction for the Pine Gully Jetties Project. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center in Houston has announced that CenterPoint Energy recently completed a project to extend its underground electrical grid to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. More
July 03, 2013 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has announced new hours of operation for the Kingwood Annex Court. More
July 03, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase and installation of a standard water meter for the city’s water treatment plant from CC Lynch & Associates for a total of $30,780. More
July 03, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with the City of Nassau Bay for detention and dispatching services. More
July 02, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today announced that Houston-based Gateway to Care has been named the recipient of a $998,784 grant through the Department of Health and Human Services to continue outreach and enrollment efforts for children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. More
July 02, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today provided tips for pet owners to keep their pets safe during the Fourth of July holiday. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office today announced that it will be working with the Houston Police Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to conduct a boating while intoxicated initiative during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Rotary Club of Bellaire/Southwest Houston recently elected Trung Doan, founding partner of StudioRed Architects, as president and chair of the club's board. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance has announced The Blue Trees In Bloom Photo Contest with a Chairman’s Award of $2,500 To Nonprofit Arts Organization of the winning photographer’s choice. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved two landscaping projects in Galveston and Houston at the June 27, 2013 meeting. More
July 01, 2013 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect in the death of a female found at 1300 Lorraine on February 22. More
July 01, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today officially annexed the North Forest Independent School District and notified the students in that district that they will be able to participate in the Houston ISD’s free summer meal program from July 8 to August 1. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced that an initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims for veterans has resulted in clearing more than 65,000 claims, including more than 8,000 Texas veterans. More
June 29, 2013 -- J. A. Billipp Company in Houston has announced the future development of Ellington Air Commerce Center adjacent to Ellington Airport. More
June 29, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced the implementation of Budget Bootcamp, the first Houston Hackathon project. More
June 29, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has released surveillance video and photos of one of two suspects wanted in the robbery and kidnapping of two males at 700 Washington on June 23. More
June 29, 2013 -- The City of Texas City will host the 7th Annual Texas City Music Fest by the Bay on September 13 and 14 at Carlos Garza Sports Park. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is advising residents to prepare for parking delays and to consider using METRO to visit Hermann Park. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted 15-2-1, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who chairs the TPC, and Harris County Engineer Art Storey opposed; and Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria abstaining, to approve project selections from the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a safety block party on July 4 following the 14th Annual Lindale Park Fourth of July Parade. More
June 28, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has issued a reminder that the city will be enforcing its no fireworks ordinance. More
June 28, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued four people from the water and medevaced a fifth person after responding to a boat that became swamped just off Morgan's Point in the Houston Ship Channel. More w/Video
June 28, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration held a ceremony on Thursday for a strategic partnership with Deloitte for advanced risk management services to oil and gas companies. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Arthritis Foundation today advised that juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, but is often undetected or misdiagnosed. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that lane closures are scheduled for the Interstate Loop 610 and United States Highway 290 interchange during the weekend due to work in preparation for bridges to be placed at the intersection. More
June 28, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Entertainment Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities including the Festival of Aerial Arts, the Upscale Artists Garage Sale at the Summer Street Studios, the Bow Wow Meow Luau Mega Adoption Event, the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration Festival and Parade and other Independence Day events in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department on Thursday presented the 100 Club with needs assessments for the families of the four "Fallen Firefighters" who were killed in the line of duty on May 31. More
June 27, 2013 -- Saul Serna on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison by a Harris County jury for the 1998 murder of Ali Scott in north Harris County. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports is requesting public comments on proposed revisions to Section 9 Pilotage Charges of the Rules and Regulations Governing Pilots and Pilotage on the Houston Ship Channel between the Galveston Bar and Turning Basin. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences today issued a notice seeking assistance in locating next of kin for several deceased individuals. More
June 27, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today advised that construction will begin July 1 on a dedicated left turn lane at the intersection of Northpark Drive and Woodridge Parkway/Hidden Pines. More
June 27, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order the canvassing of returns and declare the results for the June 15 Runoff Election for District B on the city council. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a real estate exchange and credit agreement with the City of Houston. More
June 26, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group in Houston on Wednesday announced a contract award of approximately $20 million to construct and dredge a new ship dock for a private customer in the Gulf Coast region. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced a METRORail shutdown and traffic changes that will take place in downtown Houston this weekend. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District will hold summer school for North Forest at four campuses from July 8 through August 1. More
June 26, 2013 -- United States District Court Judge David Hittner today denied the North Forest Independent School District’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop the merger with Houston ISD. More
June 26, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has selected 14 undergraduate student teams to test experiments under microgravity conditions. More
June 26, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Program; and also voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement between the city and the Houston Parks Board LGC, Inc. for the Bayou Greenways 2020 Project, a $205 million project to create a 150-mile greenway system within the city. More
June 26, 2013 -- Space Center Houston will launch a contest on July 4 to name the NASA Space Shuttle replica that will be part of a new attraction under development. More
June 26, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the start of the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative, a $205 million project to create a 150-mile greenway system within the city. More
June 26, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has announced that temporary closure of trails at Robinson Park and Wildlife Park begin today for improvements to the Pine Gully Channel and the Hike and Bike Trail. More
June 26, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement applauding the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with the City of Seabrook and Galveston Bay Foundation regarding Phase III of the Pine Gully Project to investigate and mitigate sedimentation at Pine Gully. More
June 25, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today appointed longtime labor leader Clyde Fitzgerald to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 25, 2013 -- Leah Cast, the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau's public relations manager, has been named the Houston area's "Young Public Relations Professional of the Year". More
June 25, 2013 -- Nelda Luce Blair of The Blair Law Firm has been honored as the "2013 Breakthrough Woman in Education" in Houston. More
June 25, 2013 -- The American Festival for the Arts will present its second annual Collaborations Concert on July 12 at Anderson Fair in Houston. More
June 25, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today agreed to a landmark settlement in a lawsuit that will result in greater accuracy of county real property records. More
June 25, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $435,986 contract with Forde Construction Company, Inc. for asphalt street resurfacing. More
June 25, 2013 -- Gina Spagnola of Galveston and Kevin Prothro of Houston recently began rehearsals of the dance routine they will perform on Saturday, October 12 as contenders in the 3rd annual “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause” gala and dance competition. More
June 25, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder. More
June 25, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host its annual emergency planning summit for healthcare agencies on Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
June 25, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to name Clyde Fitzgerald to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority to fill an unexpired term. More
June 25, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Mayor Pro Tem Matt Webber as mayor. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 6-3, with Anna Eastman, Juliet Stipeche and Michael Lunceford opposed, to approve the district’s $1.62 billion FY2014 Budget. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged Marcus Trahan in the burglary and assault of a man at 8210 Richmond on February 14. More
June 24, 2013 -- Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll has launched a project called “PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0 for Prospect.3 New Orleans” utilizing unused TV channels, emblematic cultural symbols and cutting-edge wireless technology from Rice University. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Harris County Tax Office reminds residents that the deadline for 2012 delinquent property taxes is July 1. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education approved today a $1.62 billion budget for the 2013-2014 academic year that includes $16 million to provide additional support to students at struggling schools and 2-percent pay raises for all HISD employees. More
June 24, 2013 -- U.S. Judge David Hittner issued no ruling today in North Forest Independent School District’s request for a temporary restraining order, announcing that he would rule later this week. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority on Friday announced that it has made a "senior call" on its surface water rights on the Brazos River. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival recently received a $5,000 sponsorship donation from Honeywell for the festival's 5K Run, which will be held on July 20. More
June 24, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has announced that construction has started on the Pine Gully Improvement Project, part of the city's Waterfront Improvement Project. More
June 24, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a hearing on a lawsuit he filed against a Sharpstown motel, seeking an order to stop criminal activity at the motel, has been postponed to July 12. More
June 23, 2013 -- The First Annual Houston Maritime Museum Family Festival on Sunday attracted a large crowd to the Sam Houston Pavilion at the Port of Houston where the new Maritime Museum will be built. More
June 21, 2013 -- Several entities covered by Guidry News Service which are involved in transportation/rail projects have similar names and missions. Jim Guidry has prepared an analysis of the entities. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will unveil a new library catalog and customer accounts system on July 11. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested and charged three suspects in the death of a man found on Monday at 1326 Roper. More
June 21, 2013 -- The North Forest Independent School District will go to Houston federal court before Judge Hittner on Monday to request a temporary restraining order to restrain the Texas Education agency from implementing the closure or abolition of the North Forest District into the Houston ISD and to restrain TEA from abolishing the North Forest ISD Board of Trustees. More
June 21, 2013 -- Houston Wilderness will host a forum to unveil The Conservation Fund’s release of a Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services Assessment for the 13-county region around Houston on Tuesday June 25 at the United Way offices on Waugh Drive in Houston. More
June 21, 2013 -- Top Dog Fireworks has announced that firework sales will begin on Monday for the Independence Day selling season. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Halo House Foundation will host its "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause" fundraising gala on October 12. More
June 21, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez today issued comments regarding the city's $4.5 billion budget, which was approved by council this week. More
June 21, 2013 -- Morgan's Point recently held a ceremony to administer the oath of office to newly elected council members Richard Helmle, Mike Fowler and Michel Bechtel. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a public meeting on Tuesday in Webster to present preliminary flood maps for Chambers and the coastal Harris County area. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding METRORail closures and traffic changes for the weekend. More
June 21, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard's Air Station Houston recently held a change of command ceremony to welcome Commander Scott E. Langum, who relieved Commander Eric S. Gleason at the unit. More
June 21, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Johnson Space Center and Deloitte, LLP will hold a signing ceremony on June 27 for the Reimbursable Space Act Agreement, which will provide a strategic alliance offering advanced risk-management services to oil and gas companies. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday postponed action on the district's $1.62 billion FY2014 Budget until a special meeting on Monday. More
June 21, 2013 -- Diversions: It's the first official weekend of summer and Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some of the Gulf Coast region's best leisure activities. More
June 21, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Don Harrison opposed, to approve the first reading of an amendment to the city's FY2013 Budget. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will recommend an alternative for the SH 288 direct connectors to the Texas Medical Center on Thursday, June 27 at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals at 3100 Shenandoah in Houston. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Houston ISD Board of Education’s scheduled vote on the 2013-2014 budget has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department today reported that Rosa San Miguel Aguilar has been arrested in connection with the 1990 murder of Gregorio Cardoza. More
June 20, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint members to the city's Emergency Management Committee. More
June 20, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington today announced that his amendment to the city's FY2014 Budget to limit spending was approved by the council. More
June 20, 2013 -- The City of Houston today announced that it has signed an agreement with Reliant Energy for the purchase of more than 140 Megawatts of power for the next two years, making it the largest municipal purchaser of renewable power in the country. More
June 20, 2013 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 27 for the opening of the Dolphin Lagoon Splash Park at Clear Lake Park in Seabrook. More
June 20, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to increase parking fines from $15 to $20. More
June 19, 2013 -- Houston City Council has voted unanimously to approve Mayor Annise Parker’s $4.5 billion budget. More
June 19, 2013 -- Houston City Council passed the Bradford-Burks-Brown Amendment to raise the City of Houston property tax homestead exemption for senior citizens. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation has agreed to forward a staff recommendation to Harris County Commissioner’s Court regarding the Reliant Astrodome. More
June 19, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today praised a proposal unveiled by the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation to renovate the Astrodome and convert it into a conference and exposition center. More
June 19, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage of a space walk by two members of the International Space Station crew on June 24. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it is updating flood maps for Harris and Chambers counties following the release of a new comprehensive storm surge study. More
June 19, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $35,500 contract to Fox Lawson to conduct a compensation and benefits survey and analysis. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum Family Festival takes place on Sunday, June 23 at the Port of Houston Authority's Sam Houston Pavilion from 2 pm to 5 pm. More
June 19, 2013 -- Rhodri Morgan, former First Minister of Wales and current Chancellor of Swansea University, recently visited Texas for the launch of the George Abbey Fund, an endowment to provide scholarships to students from Swansea University and its partner institutions in Texas, in honor of George Abbey, former director of the NASA Johnson Space Center. More
June 19, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a five-year rate structure for the city’s water and wastewater utility rates. More
June 19, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Laura Davis opposed, to grant an applicant’s request to withdraw a proposed zone change for 16.27 acres of the Ruggle’s Subdivision from a Medium Commercial District to a Residential Medium Density District. More
June 18, 2013 -- Tim Carter will host the First Annual Carter's Kids Charity Benefit on Saturday at Mosaic Bar and Lounge in Houston. More
June 18, 2013 -- AARP has named the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and MEI Technologies, both based in Houston, to the 2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Tuesday selected Richard D. Kinder as its Chairman. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 23-3, with League City Council Member Heidi Thiess, Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark and Brazoria County Commissioner Larry Stanley opposed, to authorize staff to develop voluntary particulate matter reduction strategies as recommended by the H-GAC Regional Air Quality Planning Committee. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy in Bellaire has launched a Teen Ambassador program to raise awareness about the new park. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department today announced that free meals are available for youth through August 23 at 450 sites across the city through the Summer Food Service Program. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently hosted its fourth Leadership Forum Graduate Reunion. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host its final documentary film screening series with a presentation of "Love Free or Die" on Wednesday at the Central Library. More
June 18, 2013 -- The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has announced that it has grants available for families in need of financial assistance to help pay for children's health care not covered or fully covered by a commercial health insurance plan. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center today issued a news release regarding a recent finding by a Harvard University study showing that most Americans underestimate the number of calories they eat daily. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office today announced that the United States Supreme Court ruled in concurrence with an argument made by the office's Appellate Division before the court in the matter of Salinas vs. Texas. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday to consider adopting the $1.62 billion 2013-2014 budget. More
June 17, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green has released The Green Report for June 2013. More
June 17, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green today announced that his office's Audit Division has recovered more than $800,000 in overcharges and unsupported costs associated with the Hobby Airport New East Concourse construction project. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area recently presented awards to three Bay Area businesses that have contributed to the organization for several years. More
June 15, 2013 -- Voters in Pasadena and Missouri City made their final decisions on council seats in their cities during runoff elections on Saturday. More
June 15, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker was joined today by civic leaders and residents in Near Northside for the City’s second Make Safe Saturday, a quarterly neighborhood cleanup initiative. More
June 15, 2013 -- Captain Brian Penoyer relieved Captain James Whitehead as commander of Coast Guard units in the Houston-Galveston area on Friday. More
June 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System reports that it is receiving international acclaim for its Ecopark parking operation, located at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
June 15, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office issued news releases on the arrests of six suspects on Friday. More
June 15, 2013 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions reports that it has hundreds of animals ready for adoption. More
June 15, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department has posted a reminder to citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies. More
June 15, 2013 -- The Architecture Center Houston Foundation Board of Directors voted this week to grant $15,000, proceeds from the annual Celebrate Architecture Gala: Bayou Ball, to Houston’s Bayou Greenways Initiative. More
June 15, 2013 -- The Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation will formally consider recommendations regarding the future of the Reliant Astrodome at the June 19 Board of Directors meeting. More
June 14, 2013 -- Residents in the OST/South Union area of Houston recently met to begin creating their Quality of Life Agreement with the Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance. More
June 14, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions on Thursday announced that the shelter took in a record amount of cats and dogs on Tuesday and Wednesday, exceeding its capacity. More
June 14, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a memorial service on June 20 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to honor the life and achievements of astronaut Neil Armstrong. More
June 14, 2013 -- A state district court judge in Austin today dismissed the North Forest Independent School District's lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency to prevent North Forest's merger into Houston ISD. More
June 14, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green today congratulated Houston's Greater East End Management District on receiving a $5,255,000 grant awarded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the expansion of transit projects. More
June 14, 2013 -- The City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department on Thursday announced that an additional 35,000 households will be added to the city's automated curbside recycling program. More
June 14, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will host a news conference and neighborhood cleanup on Saturday for the second "Make Safe Saturday" event. More
June 14, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Juneteenth activities in Galveston, Beaumont and Houston, as well as other cultural activities in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 14, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve changes to the boundary of the school district contingent upon the annexation of the North Forest Independent School District into Houston ISD. More
June 14, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has scheduled a series of public meetings to discuss the proposed annexation of the North Forest Independent School District. More
June 13, 2013 -- News 92 FM will host a Radiothon for The Star of Hope on Friday. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that NYK Line is launching a new roll-on/roll-off service connecting Houston to the west coast of South America from the Turning Basin terminals in Houston. More
June 13, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an appropriation of $81,574 for payment to Bay Bluff, LP. More
June 12, 2013 -- The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department on Monday stopped the removal of vegetation from Woodland Park property. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will initiate "SuperMENtors Read" at all sixteen Head Start centers throughout the county in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has completed construction on the Bretshire Stormwater Detention Basin. More
June 12, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city is requesting qualifications from firms for the city's "One Bin for All" program. More
June 12, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city received a total of $221,879 in sales tax revenue this month, reflecting an 11.13 percent increase from June 2012. More
June 12, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to award the sale of $180 million in tax revenue anticipation notes to five bidders. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to enter into a contract for a West Belt Improvements Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Assessment. More
June 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to include funding for transportation in the call for the 83rd Legislative Session was in part a response to a letter initiated by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and signed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and several other elected, appointed and civic officials in the Greater Houston Region. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that it has awarded more than $1 million in college scholarships to Texas 4-H members. More
June 11, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $2,000,500 contract to T&C Construction, Inc. for construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project. More
June 11, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced the preliminary results for the 2013 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STARR, exam. More
June 11, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to designate Ron Lucik as the interim director for the Harris County Library. More
June 11, 2013 -- Texans for Lawsuit Reform posted a statement on the passing of TLR's Senior Chair Leo Linbeck, Jr. More
June 11, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday announce that Science Applications International Corporation has been selected to provide safety and mission assurance engineering support services for the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
June 11, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize supplemental down payment assistance for three homes in the first phase of the Northside Neighborhood IV Program. More
June 11, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council Member Nancy Schnell has posted a report on Monday's meeting of the city council. More
June 11, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Steve Jones opposed,to name the city’s new police station as the “Randall J. French Police Station”. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences recently received a visit from United States Senator John Cornyn, to discuss DNA testing and the victims of crimes. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting this morning regarding a special claim involving former PHA employee Ronald Levine. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Mediterranean Shipping Company is providing a new weekly direct container service between Houston and Brazil. More
June 10, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has provided an updated list of locations that will offer free summer meals to children. More
June 10, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will participate in the National No Kill "Just One Day" event on Tuesday, and will not euthanize any animals that can be saved on that day. More
June 10, 2013 -- University of Houston will host a discussion on June 15 focused on building healthy communities. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy in Bellaire today announced that it has received a fundraising challenge grant, which will provide a dollar-for-dollar match to contributions from individuals up to $500,000. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees has appointed Howard Jefferson to serve the remainder of the term for Position 7. More
June 07, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host 41 commencement ceremonies during the weekend for nearly 9,000 students graduating from Houston high schools. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and the Harris County Sheriff's Office Foundation will co-sponsor the 2013 Texas Police Games, which take place Monday through Friday at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Hotel. More
June 07, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will launch its free summer meals program on June 11 at more than 200 schools across the district. More
June 07, 2013 -- A panel of judges from the First Court of Appeals last week ruled against former ILA Local 20 President Ted O’Rourke in his lawsuit against the Port of Galveston and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
June 07, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today applauded ExxonMobil for the company's funding of a $500,000 workforce training program for Houston area community college students seeking chemical manufacturing jobs. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Houston Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office will host a free document shredding and identity theft prevention services event on June 29 at the Kingwood METRO Park and Ride. More
June 07, 2013 -- Music Doing Good has announced that it will accept donations of instruments for underserved students during the Houston Symphony's ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights concerts this month at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
June 07, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has presented the Mayor's "Pets of the Week" available for adoption. More
June 07, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to make various appointments to city positions and boards and commissions. More
June 07, 2013 -- Two men were rescued Thursday evening, after their boat capsized from severe weather in northwest Trinity Bay. More
June 07, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin has reviewed opportunities for leisure activity around the Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
June 06, 2013 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman will host a "Beach Bash" on Saturday event to showcase the improvements at Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Houston Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will distribute more than 100 portable air conditioners to Houston-area needy seniors. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library today announced that the winning videos of its Fifth Annual Reel Teen Film Festival are now available for viewing online. More
June 06, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that its Orion crew module has successfully passed its static loads tests. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding METRORail service closures and traffic changes planned for the weekend due to maintenance and construction of new rail lines. More
June 06, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution nominating Celanese, Ltd. to the Texas Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism as a participant in the Texas Enterprise Zone Program. More
June 06, 2013 -- Houston City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appropriate funds for the purchase of automated refuse and recycling carts for the Solid Waste Management Department; and to purchase the carts from Toter Incorporated through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the City of Tucson, Arizona. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosted the presentation of a proclamation from Mayor Annise Parker’s office that declared June 4 as “Dr. Ruth Westheimer Day” in Houston and renamed for the day Farm to Market Road 1093 “Westheimer”. More
June 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that a new fiber-optic monitoring system developed through a Space Act Agreement with Astro Technology, Inc. of Houston has helped increase safety for workers and reduced the risk of leaks and spills for offshore oil platforms. More
June 05, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host a architecture walk touring the University of St. Thomas and the Menil campus on Sunday. More
June 05, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today reported that more than 275 cats and kittens are at the shelter, which received 82 cats in one day. More
June 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today delivered remarks at a memorial service for four Houston firefighters who died while responding to a fire in southwest Houston on May 31. More
June 05, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0-2, with Mayor Glenn Royal and Laura Davis abstaining, to reappoint Davis as mayor pro tem. More
June 05, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0-1, with Mayor Floyd Myers abstaining, to approve an agreement with the City of League City for the Gulf Coast Region Information and Dispatch System. More
June 05, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a contract to Belt Harris Pechacek, LLP for auditing services for the city. More
June 05, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement honoring the four firefighters who died while responding to a fire in southwest Houston on Friday. More
June 05, 2013 -- Twenty-nine students from the University of Texas who are participating in the Texas 4000 bike ride from Austin to Anchorage as part of the fight against cancer visited Houston City Hall on Tuesday. More
June 04, 2013 -- A team from Houston Independent School District's Reagan High School has been declared the UIL State Mathematics Champion. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Friends of Emancipation Park have posted an invitation to Juneteenth Celebration events in Houston. More
June 04, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 19th Annual Citizenship Day on Saturday in Houston. More
June 04, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a reception so that maritime industry stakeholders could thank Captain James H. Whitehead, III for his five years of service to the maritime community in Sector Houston-Galveston; and to welcome to Captain Brian K. Penoyer who succeeds Captain Whitehead as the Commander of Sector Houston-Galveston. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department has announced details of a public memorial service to be held on Wednesday for four Houston firefighters who died during a fire in southwest Houston on Friday. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Texas Wildlife Association has announced that six Harris County youth have been selected to participate in the Texas Brigades program during the summer. More
June 04, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined the Houston Housing Authority to begin demolition of vacant buildings to create a community park next to the Kelly Village Apartments in the city's Fifth Ward. More
June 04, 2013 -- Houston City Council's Wednesday meeting has been postponed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to a memorial service for the four Houston firefighters who died in a fire on Friday. More
June 04, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Monday announced that Dr. Arun and Dr. Kiran Sharma, of Houston, have been ordered to pay more than $37 million in restitution in connection with charges of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. More
June 04, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host the next installment of its "History in Print" author series on June 11 with a presentation by Steven Fenberg on his book "Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good". More
June 04, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department is responding to provide clean-up at an 18-wheeler tanker truck accident at the Interstate 610 West Loop Ramp to Highway 59. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy recently hosted a picnic in the park event to celebrate the future park site. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Harris County Tax Office has mailed over 105,000 delinquent property tax notices. More
June 03, 2013 -- Houston police are investigating an incident in which a suspect fled Houston police officers resulting in a fatal traffic accident at 9600 Hirsch about 12:55 p.m. More
June 03, 2013 -- Jeri Brooks, lead strategist with One World Strategy Group, LLC, has been appointed to the ReBuild Houston Advisory Committee by Mayor Annise Parker. More
June 03, 2013 -- Coast Guard crews along the Texas Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted. More
June 02, 2013 -- The Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston has provided information on how the public may contribute to the support of the fallen fighters. More
June 02, 2013 -- The Coast Guard is responding to a collision between a tug pushing barges and a tanker in the Houston Ship Channel. More
June 02, 2013 -- Update: Three Houston Firefighters remain in the hospital from Friday's deadly fire. More
June 01, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department has provided photos of firefighters who died in a fire in Southwest Houston Friday afternoon. More
June 01, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department has posted an update on Friday's multiple fatality fire in Southwest Houston. More
May 31, 2013 -- A total of 13 Houston Firefighters have now been transported to the hospital from this afternoon's deadly fire in Southwest Houston which claimed the lives of four Houston Firefighters. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Response Team and the High Risk Operations Unit safely took into custody a distraught woman armed with a rifle. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas today finalized the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives. More
May 31, 2013 -- The North Forest Independent School District today won a temporary restraining order halting plans to merge the district with the Houston Independent School District. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation Houston District today reported that it has completed improvements to the intersection of the United States Highway 290 westbound frontage road at Barker Cypress. More
May 31, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced the Mayor's Pets of the Week, and will appear at various locations in the city during the weekend with animals available for adoption. More
May 31, 2013 -- Congressman Gene Green will host his 19th Annual Citizenship Day on June 8 in Houston. More
May 31, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Francisco Sánchez, the public information officer for the Harris County Office of Emergency Management, today scheduled tours of the Transtar facilities and meetings with reporters on the eve of the 2013 Hurricane Season, which officially begins on Saturday. More
May 31, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on opportunities to experience art in many formats this first weekend of June, all around the Gulf Coast Region. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County tested the rails on the new north line this week. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed four Houston-Galveston area residents to serve as members of the Judicial Compensation Commission. More
May 30, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is participating in the Houston/Galveston National Weather Workshop on Saturday to talk to Houston residents on how to prepare their pets for an emergency. More
May 30, 2013 -- Houston Public Library will host a screening of the documentary "Love Free or Die" on June 19 at the Central Library. More
May 30, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will hold a roundtable at the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences Forensic Genetics Laboratory on Friday to discuss new resources to identify and prosecute perpetrators of sexual assault and other crimes. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department will host a free movie showing at Memorial Park on Friday. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced METRORail service shutdowns and traffic changes to take place during the weekend due to maintenance and construction of new light rail lines. More
May 30, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement for bus usage with the Pasadena Independent School District. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday awarded $1.296 million to students during the Area Go Texan scholarship banquet. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Houston Free Thinkers is accepting the donation of supplies through tonight to support recovery efforts in Oklahoma following tornadoes that struck the area. More
May 29, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to designate five properties as historic landmarks. More
May 29, 2013 -- Shoreacres Mayor Dolly Arons announced her resignation following swearing in newly-elected members of the city council during a meeting on Tuesday. More
May 29, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that Expedition 36, carrying three new crew members, has launched from Kazakhstan, and are expected to dock with the International Space Station tonight. More
May 28, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host tele-town hall meetings for North Forest parents on Wednesday. More
May 28, 2013 -- County Attorney Vince Ryan reports that Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, 164th District Court, today issued a permanent injunction ordering 16 gang members to stay out of a 0.734 square mile area dubbed “the Bray’s Oaks Safety Zone" in southwest Houston. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Harris County Public Library have formed a partnership to promote hurricane preparedness as the 2013 Hurricane Season begins on June 1. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold information sessions in Webster and Baytown in June regarding the new floodplain maps for Harris County. More
May 27, 2013 -- A trial in the lawsuit filed by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan in coordination with the Brays Oaks Management District against key members of the Crips, Bloods and Most Wanted criminal street gangs will be held before Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan on May 28, 2013 at 9:00 am in the 164th District Court, 201 Caroline, Houston Texas. More
May 25, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has given final approval for a new two-year state budget that meets essential needs while keeping spending below the rate of population and inflation growth. More
May 25, 2013 -- A special Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Houston VA National Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. More
May 24, 2013 -- NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and The University of Texas Arlington on Thursday signed a Space Act Agreement. More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston will open twenty city pools during Phase I of the summer swim season on Saturday. More
May 24, 2013 -- Administrative Law Judge William G. Newchurch of the State Board of Administrative Hearings today ruled against the North Forest Independent School District in its appeal of the closure order from the Texas Education Agency. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host a poetry reading for its 2013 Public Poetry Reading Series on June 1 at Oak Forest Neighborhood Library. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to refer a draft Transportation Development Credit Policy back to the administration for additional work before it is considered again for action. More
May 24, 2013 -- The YMCA of Greater Houston, Houston Apartment Association and Clear Channel Outdoor have launched a summer-long educational water safety program. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently announced that Jack and Jan Cato of Houston have received the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award for their land conservation efforts. More
May 24, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today announced the Mayor's Pets of the Week, and reported that the shelter being at capacity for animals. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will host a free document shredding event on Saturday at its substation in east Harris County. More
May 24, 2013 -- Preservation Houston has announced it is competing in a fundraising competition at the Original OKRA Charity Saloon in Houston during the weekend, with the non-profit receiving the most votes winning the bar's proceeds from the month of June. More
May 24, 2013 -- The African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston will present its Lunch with a Legacy Program on Saturday as part of its art exhibit, "Negro Spirituals: A Triple Middle Passage". More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department has announced its schedule of trash collection service for the Memorial Day holiday. More
May 24, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has provided advice on how to prevent dog bites in efforts to increase awareness as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will begin testing the new North/Red Line of its METRORail service. More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a special Memorial Day Service on Monday at the Houston Veterans Administration National Cemetery. More
May 24, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor, Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region this Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston advises visitors to ride METRO or METRORAil to Hermann Park during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. More
May 24, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director and United States Army veteran Len Waterworth will deliver the keynote address at the annual Memorial Day ceremony in honor of Harris County veterans, which will be held on May 27 in Bear Creek Pioneers Park. More
May 23, 2013 -- Evelyn's Park Conservancy will host a public picnic event on May 30 at 4400 Bellaire. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating family or friends for two deceased individuals who passed away in Harris County recently. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department has arrested all four suspects wanted in the fatal shootings that took place on May 13 at 6634 Westwick Drive. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has started the second phase of construction for the Homestead Stormwater Detention Basin. More
May 23, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman and members of the Texas Congressional delegation will hold a Service Academy Day informational event on June 8 at San Jacinto College in Pasadena. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Friends of Sylvan Beach Park & Pavilion will host the "Moonlight Modness Ball" on June 8. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that the Silver Eagles, a team of veterans who receive care at the center, will participate in the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Buffalo, New York May 30-June 4. More
May 23, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Sloan will host a news conference on May 31 to discuss preparations for the 2013 hurricane season. More
May 23, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host a dedication ceremony for the new Neff Elementary School campus on Friday. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today voted unanimously to expand METRO's Guaranteed Emergency Ride Home service to allow all METRO customers to participate, adding local customers to the program. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding METRORail closures and traffic changes during Memorial Day weekend. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday hosted its scholarship banquet, where more than $7 million was awarded to 396 students. More
May 23, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today will host a "Google+ Hangout" with three astronauts who recently returned from the International Space Station. More
May 23, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Leroy Stanley voting no, to adopt an order canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the May 11 election, and to call a runoff election for June 15. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that its Regional DWI Task Force will operate throughout Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Tax Office has launched its new website. More
May 22, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has congratulated Texas State Senator Joan Huffman on passage of Senate Bill 1185, to allow Harris County to begin a unique pilot program aimed at diverting mentally ill residents away from the Harris County Jail and into appropriate medical and social programs for treatment. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Tax Office today announced the launch of its new website. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System on Tuesday announced that its Aviation Club, which encourages students to explore possible careers in the field of aviation and aerospace, has provided scholarship assistance to four members of its inaugural class. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that Russell Callender, a physician assistant at the medical center, has received the 2013 Outstanding Physician Assistant Leadership Award from the VA Physician Assistant Association. More
May 22, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the May 11 election. More
May 22, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District on Tuesday named Paige Fernandez of Neff Elementary School and Kay Kubena of Bellaire High School as the district's 2013 Teachers of the Year. More
May 22, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct information sessions regarding new floodplain maps in Harris County on June 25 and 26. More
May 22, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart today announced that, through a partnership with Bellaire High School, students will utilize voting equipment used in Harris County elections to vote for their student government in an effort to educate students on voting. More
May 22, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Alexandra Dietrich as mayor pro tem. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $18,045,926 in contracts for housing construction management services associated with the H-GAC's Round 2 Chambers County Disaster Recovery Program. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Monday conducted a raid on the CWM Body Shop at 11856 Zuinn Street. More
May 21, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today applauded Texas State Senator Joan Huffman on the passage of legislation she introduced to allow the county to begin a pilot program aimed at diverting mentally ill residents away from jails and into medical and social programs for treatment. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Southwest Airlines will launch a new nonstop flight service between William P. Hobby Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in August. More
May 21, 2013 -- Reliant Park today announced that Houston has been chosen to host the Superbowl in 2017. More
May 21, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve $456,000 in annual agreements with various economic development organizations for economic development services. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to enter into a memorandum of agreement with United States Customs and Border Protection to reimburse the agency in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for costs in connection with work required for inspection services at the port’s Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Offshore Technology Conference Board of Directors has elected Edward "Ed" G. Stokes as chair of the OTC and Dr. Joe Fowler as vice chair. More
May 21, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Helena Brown will host a meeting on June 3 regarding the expansion of the urban planning definition from inside Loop 610 to the entire city. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the first of three new fireboats to be placed in service at the port is departing Lake Ontario on Wednesday on a two-week journey to Houston. More
May 20, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook will host the Bay Area Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony on May 25. More
May 20, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia today issued a statement on the death of Sergeant Dwayne Polk, who died in a car accident on Sunday involving a drunk driver. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library and the city's Office of Business Opportunity on Saturday launched orientation sessions for the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition, and will host another session tonight at Park Place Regional Library. More
May 19, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today kicked off the city's Fourth Annual Demo Day by taking the first "bulldozer swipe" at a property to be demolished at 4522 Lavender Street. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District on Friday released a statement regarding the Texas Legislature's budget agreement. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District has received the 2013 Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability award from the National Association of Fleet Administrators. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the port will launch a new all-water service connecting Houston with San Juan, Puerto Rico from the Jacintoport terminal on May 29. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Bahri, formerly the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, is providing monthly roll on/roll off service at the port's Turning Basin. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host its Fifth Annual Reel Teen Film Festival on Saturday at the Julie Ideson Building Auditorium. More
May 17, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced the Mayor's Pets of the Week, Ringo and Penny, who will be at the SportsRadio 610 Fan Fest on Sunday. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Board of Directors on Thursday elected new officers, re-electing R.H. "Steve" Stevens, Jr. as chair of the board. More
May 17, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will launch the city's Fourth Annual Demo Day on Saturday, with volunteers from the Houston Contractors Association to demolish 39 buildings as part of Parker's demolition initiative. More
May 17, 2013 -- University of Houston today announced the opening of its Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory - Substance Use Treatment Clinic to provide free evaluation and treatment for anxiety and substance use. More
May 17, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on fun activities to kick off the summer with in the Gulf Coast region. More
May 17, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance reallocating $250,070 from Community Development Block Grant funds the city has received to create a new energy efficiency program. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office now offers an online misdemeanor warrant information search. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department is seeking a vehicle in the investigation into two fatal shootings that took place on Monday at 6634 Westwick Drive. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Texas Water Development Board today approved a resolution to loan $1,350,000 to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 50 to finance water and wastewater system improvements. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library is holding registration for its 2013 John P. McGovern Foundation Summer Reading Program. More
May 16, 2013 -- Houston TranStar has advised that the mainlanes and frontage road for United States Highway 59 southbound at West Bellfort have been closed due to an accident investigation. More
May 16, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to re-elect Jeff Tave as mayor pro tem. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted Houston Mayor Annise Parker as speaker for its General Membership Meeting at the Bay Oaks Country Club. More
May 16, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a lawsuit against the Plainfield Inn in the Sharpstown area, where Houston police recently arrested approximately 50 prostitutes, to stop criminal activity at the hotel. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today applauded the passage of legislation by the United States Senate to increase funding for inland port dredging to be released from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund through the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will hold the Energy City of the Future 2050 event on Friday at the University of Houston. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Texas Center for the Missing recently received more than $56,000 through the Ninth Annual Golf Challenge for Children Tournament. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that High Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll lanes will be opening for weekends and holidays along a 15.5 mile portion of Interstate Highway 45 South beginning on Saturday. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced a regional workforce development initiative during a Global Cities Initiative event presented by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. More
May 15, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 16-1, with Helena Brown opposed, to approve an ordinance enlarging the boundaries of Reinvestment Zone No. 16, the Uptown Zone, to include Memorial Park to allow the reinvestment zone to make improvements in public infrastructure, mobility and pedestrian infrastructure at the park. More
May 15, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Jon Keeney, husband of former Council Member and mayoral candidate Lilian Norman-Keeney, as mayor. More
May 15, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today released the results of a survey from Houston Registry Week, an initiative to launch the city's plan to assist 2,500 chronically homeless persons in getting off the streets by 2016. More
May 15, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced a partnership with Texas Southern University's Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs to enable city employees who complete courses offered at the E.B. Cape Center the opportunity to receive credit towards obtaining a Master of Public Administration degree. More
May 15, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District members of the Board of Education Anna Eastman and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr., during the May edition of HISD Up Close, are encouraging parents, teachers and principals to return the district's customer satisfaction survey by May 20. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that the United States Highway 290, Northwest Freeway, High Occupancy Toll Lanes will open on May 20 to drivers, allowing solo drivers with toll tags use of the lanes by paying a toll during specific hours. More
May 15, 2013 -- Houston Public Library and Workforce Solutions will host free job search seminars at the Central Library in May. More
May 14, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement regarding property tax fairness. More
May 14, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that three members of the International Space Station Expedition 35 crew returned to Earth on Monday, completing a five-month mission. More
May 14, 2013 -- The Young Women's College Preparatory Academy in the Houston Independent School District will host its inaugural National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony tonight. More
May 14, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today unveiled a proposed $4.9 billion total city budget for FY2014 that requires no tax increase and includes $2.2 billion in General Fund expenditures. More
May 14, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Jay Martin as mayor pro tem. More
May 14, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the city’s regulation of golf carts to allow operators with a valid driver license to teach younger drivers how to operate a cart. More
May 14, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to nominate Phil Yovino for reappointment as a representative on the Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors for a two-year term. More
May 13, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker and District B Council Member Jerry Davis on Monday celebrated the near completion of the first phase of Leland Woods, an affordable housing neighborhood located east of Highway 59 off of Little York. More
May 13, 2013 -- Houston Attorney Terry Bryant has been retained to represent the family of two Brazos County boys fighting E. coli infections. More
May 13, 2013 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man who jumped off the 14th floor of the Walker at Main Parking garage at 820 Main at about 11 a.m. More
May 13, 2013 -- Houston Controller Ronald Green today announced that his office has launched an improved online vendor disbursement page to provide increased transparency in disbursements made by the city. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office Appellate Division recently argued a case before the United States Supreme Court. More
May 13, 2013 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will host mini municipal court clinics this week in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods to help citizens understand how to handle court business. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Community Council of PTAs recently held their Annual Presidents' Dinner. More
May 13, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More
May 13, 2013 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston will host Emmy Award-Winning Bilingual Journalist Patricia Gras as master of ceremonies for its "Ribbons and Roses" celebration of women's mental health on May 22 at the River Oaks Country Club. More
May 13, 2013 -- The West Harris County Branch of the American Association of University Women will host its final meeting of the year on June 1 at Lakeside Country Club. More
May 12, 2013 -- Guidry News Service covered Saturday elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
May 12, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that a man died in a house fire in the 800 block of North Loop near North Main Near N. Main. More
May 11, 2013 -- Guidry News Service is covering elections in several Bay Area Houston cities. More
May 10, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced Mayor Annise Parker's Pets of the Week. More
May 10, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has urged all eligible voters to vote in Saturday’s elections. More
May 10, 2013 -- Voters in the Gulf Coast area will cast their ballots on Saturday in the election for various city and school leadership positions, as well as some special county propositions. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the selection of six firms to perform design work for various projects from the 2012 bond program. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has advised that severe weather conditions are causing delays to bus and rail service. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has reported that heavy rains have been common during the past hours but that bayous, creeks and tributaries in the area remain within their banks. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center today announced that the center's President and CEO Dr. Robert C. Robbins has been appointed as honorary chair of the 2014 Transplant Games of American Local Organizing Committee by the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority. More
May 10, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced that Astronaut Rick "CJ" Sturckow has left the agency to accept a position with Virgin Galactic as pilot on their commercial flight team. More
May 10, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities for the Mother's Day Weekend. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted 63 - 44 to adopt the Senate version of the Port of Houston Sunset Bill. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has authorized the district to negotiate design contracts with six firms on selected 2012 bond projects, including two of the district’s renowned specialty high schools – DeBakey High School for the Health Professions and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. More
May 09, 2013 -- Houston Fire Department Arson Investigators have arrested Raul Garcia in connection with the fire that occurred on Wednesday at 2314 Wheeler. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has completed the final construction phase of the Stormwater Detention Basin at Cypress Park. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded the University of Houston-Downtown and the University of Houston-Clear Lake with $90,000 in scholarships for summer camps emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. More
May 09, 2013 -- The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today announced that the National Rifle Association had record attendance for its convention, which was held May 3-5 at the convention center. More
May 09, 2013 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that Associate Presiding Judge Maria Casanova has been selected as the 2012 Jurist of the Year by the Texas Municipal Courts Association. More
May 09, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded an approximately $9 million contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Houston Ship Channel. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced shutdowns of the METRORail service and traffic changes during the weekend due to construction on new light rail lines. More
May 09, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced that 10 seniors from five of Houston's high schools have been named National Merit Scholarship winners. More
May 09, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green on Wednesday announced that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the city's Combined Utility System debt from an Aa2 to an Aa1 rating. More
May 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the state is providing a $1 million investment through the Texas Enterprise Fund for the proposed expansion of Emerson Process Management's facilities in Houston. More
May 09, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena has been declared a "City of the Future" in the American Cities of the Future 2013/2014 ranking by fDi Magazine from the Financial Times. More
May 09, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a reallocation of $205,070 from Community Block Grant funds from the 2006, 2007 and 2011 action plans to create a new energy efficiency program. More
May 09, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan reports that he has reached an agreement with the property owners and the owners of two Brays Oaks convenience stores to help fight crime that occurs around those businesses. More
May 09, 2013 -- Two Houston firefighters suffered injuries on Wednesday evening in a house fire at in the 2300 block of Wheeler at Dowling. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that Houston has maintained its position as Brazil's largest U.S. seaborne trade partner by value and weight according to newly compiled statistics. More
May 08, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with CDM Smith for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Renovation Project. More
May 08, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve an ordinance relating to the protection of “vulnerable road users” as well as an ordinance providing enhancements to the city's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise contracting program. More
May 08, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city council has approved her recommendations for enhancements to the city's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise contracting program. More
May 08, 2013 -- Houston City Council today approved an ordinance implementing a minimum distance vehicles must keep from cyclists and other "vulnerable road users" while passing them on the road. More
May 08, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a free document shredding and identity theft prevention services event on May 18 for Houston residents in Fort Bend County. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston is recognizing the work of its nurses as part of National Nurses Week. More
May 08, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Wayne Sabo and staff to further negotiate and bring back to city council items regarding real estate transactions and economic development negotiations concerning a business prospect as discussed in executive session. More
May 08, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $4,329,579 contract to Angel Brothers Enterprises, Ltd. for the Waterfront Drive Improvements Project. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department reports that Joshua David World, a suspect wanted and charged in the recent shooting of a woman, was found deceased on Monday in Webster. More
May 07, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Tuesday participated in a Houston Registry Week event on the streets of downtown. More
May 07, 2013 -- A ten-member team will conduct an Access Management Study of US 90A, FM 1640, and FM 762, and will hold a public meeting on May 15 at the George Memorial Library in Richmond. More
May 07, 2013 -- Houston police have released surveillance video in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a man at 10910 Gulf Freeway #195 about 1:30 a.m. last Saturday. More w/Video
May 07, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has announced the passage of SB 1700, which significantly reforms the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, through the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. More
May 07, 2013 -- Houston’s arts and culture community launched a major awareness campaign today themed “Houston Is Inspired”. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross today announced that David Dunn has been appointed as executive director to oversee the organization's offices in Angleton, Texas City and across the Galveston Bay. More
May 07, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $228,150 contract with Pierce Goodwin Alexander and Linville, Inc. for architectural and engineering services to provide a programming update for the Joint County/City Processing Center for the City of Houston and Harris County. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System has announced that Mayor Annise Parker will join officials on Wednesday for the presentation of a Guinness World Record for a vehicle that set a speed record at Ellington Airport earlier this year. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently enrolled its 8,000th participant in the Million Veterans Program, making it the leading site in the nation in enrollment into the national voluntary research program. More
May 07, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host a job information session on Friday and a job fair on May 18 for North Forest Independent School District employees interested in applying for positions in Houston ISD, which will be annexing the North Forest school district effective July 1. More
May 07, 2013 -- Artist Boat will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at Morales Elementary School in Pasadena on May 30 in celebration of the creation of artwork and "nativescape" gardening by Richey Elementary students. More
May 06, 2013 -- Students in University of Houston affiliate artist Natali Leduc’s Intermediate Sculpture course created art bikes that will be featured in the May 11 Art Car Parade on Allen Parkway. More
May 06, 2013 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston has posted an essay on the importance of striving for "Wellness" to lead a full and productive life. More
May 06, 2013 -- Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force tracked down wanted fugitive Joshua World to a vacant home in the 2600 block of Heritage Colony in southeast Harris County this afternoon. More
May 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, speaking at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, today renewed his call for more offshore energy development and consistent federal regulations in order to help our nation reach its goal of energy independence. More
May 06, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will lead volunteers on Tuesday in canvassing downtown Houston to interview and gather information from homeless individuals in order to provide assistance. More
May 06, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook will present a proclamation in honor of Municipal Clerks Week, which is observed May 5-11, at the city's city council meeting on Tuesday. More
May 06, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has issued a reminder that early voting ends on Tuesday for the May 11 General Election. More
May 06, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions on Friday announced its latest "Pets of the Week". More
May 03, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department is currently investigating the fatal shooting of an armed suspect, Carnell Marcus Moore, on Thursday at Bush Intercontinental Airport. More
May 03, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will hold a District IV Community Budget Meeting on May 7 at Jones High School. More
May 03, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today delivered remarks at the 2013 National Rifle Association Convention in Houston. More
May 03, 2013 -- The Houston Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting regarding the US 90A Access Management Study on May 15 at the George Memorial Library in Richmond. More
May 03, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday presented a proclamation to Dig 'n Design Garden Club in recognition of the club's 50th anniversary. More
May 03, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed a lawsuit against the Mint Apartments to force the apartment's owners to take steps to reduce crime. More
May 03, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that Egypt, Mexico and the countries of Asia all provide entertainment and cultural exposure to people in the Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
May 02, 2013 -- Terry Arnold, founder of The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network, has announced a donation for the funding of a statin trial at MD Anderson in Houston. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education's Cooperative for After-School Enrichment will host a student culinary competition on Friday. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System will host the fifth annual Aeros & Autos event, presented by the Texas Flying Legends Museum and Ellington Air Commerce Center, on May 11 at Ellington Airport in Houston. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps today announced that it has placed a new ambulance on duty through assistance from a $30,000 grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
May 02, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that two ultrasound devices developed by NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and Mediphan of Ontario, Canada were inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. More
May 02, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with Don Harrison opposed, to approve on first reading a $776,110 policy with McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas, Inc. for the renewal of property and windstorm insurance coverage for one year. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Constable Precinct 3 on Wednesday announced the results and expansion of the Harris County Joint Task Force in east Harris County. More
May 01, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that the latest test of the Orion spacecraft's parachute system ended successfully. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has issued an advisory regarding street closures and rail service interruptions during the weekend due to construction of the new METRORail lines in Houston. More
May 01, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve a development and lease agreement between the City of Houston and Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston for a $12.5 million investment to develop, construct and operate a multi-tenant performing arts facility. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Texas Center for the Missing, administrator of the Houston-Galveston Regional Amber Alert system, is hosing a golf tournament fundraiser on May 7 at the Wildcat Golf Club in Houston. More
May 01, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that a team of eight nationally-recognized scientists have joined the Houston Forensic Science Local Government Corporation's Technical Advisory Group to advise the corporation's board on best practices on forensic science and laboratory operations. More
May 01, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city will host a 24-hour "Open Invitation Hackathon" on May 17-18 at the Houston Technology Center to gather ideas, form teams and develop new websites, mobile applications and data visualizations to address community and city problems. More
May 01, 2013 -- The American Cancer Society has partnered with 19 community organizations to establish a National Cancer Prevention Study in Greater Houston, with enrollment on May 21 for citizens in the Galveston area interested in participating in the study. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Houston Community Preparedness Collaborative today launched its inaugural "May Day Houston" event as an official preparedness day, with Houston fire stations open to citizens tonight. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Arthritis Foundation today announced the launch of a multi-year public awareness campaign in conjunction with Arthritis Month in May. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Armand Bayou Watershed Partnership will host its next partnership meeting on May 14 at the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation will host its seventh annual "It's Our Time to Shine" Fashion Show on May 19 at the South Shore Harbour Resort. More
May 01, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and the Houston Police Department on Tuesday asked residents to help reduce animal cruelty by reporting cases to the police. More
April 30, 2013 -- The public is being asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers of Houston with information about the fugitive suspect in a robbery at the Community Bank of Texas at 14100 FM 2100 in Crosby on Tuesday. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will launch its virtual countdown to the 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1, on Wednesday via digital billboards in the area. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host a poetry reading on Saturday at the Oak Forest Neighborhood Library as part of the Public Poetry Reading Series. More
April 30, 2013 -- The City of Houston has announced that the city's first Parking Benefit District, which is along the Washington Avenue Corridor, will take effect on Wednesday, with parking meters to be operated Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. More
April 30, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that it has signed a $424 million contract modification with the Russian Federal Space Agency to extend full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017. More
April 30, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook will host a Hurricane Preparedness Workshop on May 11 at Seabrook City Hall. More
April 29, 2013 -- The University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Drama Department and the A.D. Players in Houston will present "Malcolm and Teresa" from May 22 through June 23 at 2710 West Alabama. More
April 29, 2013 -- NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute of Houston will fund twenty-three proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement Foundation recently presented the National Space Trophy to former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison at the Houston Hyatt Regency. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that it has received the Environmental Investigative Organizational Service Award from the Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association. More
April 29, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has appointed Patrick Nagorski to serve as assistant county attorney in the County Attorney's Litigation Practice Group. More
April 29, 2013 -- Clear Creek Independent School District has provided early voting information for the district's school board and bond referendum election. More
April 29, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Mike Laster today announced that University of Houston Downtown's Student Government Association will join in a litter pick-up event on May 4 in District J. More
April 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will hold a blood drive honoring Deputy Brian Bevil, a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, who is currently battling colon cancer on Monday, April 29 701 N. San Jacinto. More
April 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District reports that heavy and persistent rainfall in the past 24 hours resulted in an average 3-5 inches of rain reported from Katy to Pasadena, with 7-8 inches recorded over portions of southwest Houston and the Sugar Land area. More
April 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring the levels of bayous and creeks. More
April 28, 2013 -- Significant amounts of rainfall have fallen across the Houston area, and forecasters with the National Weather Service expect this weather to continue overnight. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve several projects for inclusion in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects, but deferred action on a recommendation by the H-GAC Technical Advisory Committee to not include Uptown Houston’s proposed transit system that includes dedicated bus lanes on Post Oak Boulevard and a connection at transit centers to the METRO system and to freeways for commuters. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday. More
April 26, 2013 -- A Harris County jury on Friday sentenced Norma Jean Clark to twenty-five years in prison for the 1987 murder of her husband, Edmund Clark, in north Harris County. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating family or friends for six deceased individuals who passed away in Harris County recently. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office captured two bank robbery suspects and two off-duty Houston Police Department officers killed another suspect on Friday at the Regions Bank at 7044 East FM 1960. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday conducted an operation at two southwest Harris County game rooms. More
April 26, 2013 -- Representatives from more than 70 Houston Independent School District schools will be available to talk to parents at the HISD School Choice Fair on Saturday, April 27 at the Hattie Mae White Education Support Center at 4400 West 18th Street. More
April 26, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff's deputies captured two bank robbers after an off-duty Houston Police Department officer shot and killed their accomplice around 2 p.m. today. More
April 26, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker announced the launch of a new citywide online jobs platform to help Houstonians find work during her State of the City address. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library today announced that registration is open for the "Liftoff Houston!" Business Plan Competition. More
April 26, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced this week's Mayor's Pets of the Week, and will host a pet adoption event on Saturday and Sunday. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Houston Mayor's Anti-Gang Office and Volunteer Initiatives Program will host its Global Youth Service Day on Saturday at Burnett Bayland Park. More
April 26, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia today issued a statement regarding the Health Port Communities Coalition town hall meeting that took place on Thursday. More
April 26, 2013 -- Early voting kicks off on Monday for the May 11 General Election, with voters in the Gulf Coast region able to get an early start on casting their ballots in various elections. More
April 26, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that this weekend offers a wide variety of activities to "kick off the dust of the work week". More
April 26, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District is holding a series of community meetings in April and May to outline the district's budgeting process. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that Mark Penner and Andrew Spiegleman, two of the center's employees, have earned certification in Healthcare Analytics through the VA Office of Information and Analytics Field Analytics Program. More
April 26, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has announced that his office's election web site, www.HarrisVotes.com, will provide information on political entities holding elections on May 11, but not being conducted by the county. More
April 26, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a contract with Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP for auditing services for the city for 2013 and an option for 2014. More
April 25, 2013 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has extended a mission operations support contract with Lockheed Martin. More
April 25, 2013 -- A Harris County jury has sentenced Manuel Richard Pena to life in prison for the 1982 murder of Sherri Strong. More
April 25, 2013 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue swimmer on Thursday medevaced a man from the Gulf of Mexico to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve an increase in the FY2013 project budget for the Redline-Station Platform Upgrade Project from $2,060,000 to $3,855,000. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced the launch of its new METRO T.R.I.P. application, mobile application to help travelers plan their trips on the METRO system. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Houston Museum of Natural Science Energy Conservation Club will host its Earth Day 2013 celebration on Saturday at the museum. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities today announced a schedule of events taking place Saturday and on Wednesday as part of the "May Day Houston" celebration. More
April 25, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host its School Choice Fair on Saturday at the Hattie Mae White Education Support Center. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center in Houston on Tuesday announced that more than 1,000 veterans have found jobs through its "Hiring: Red, White & You!" job fairs, and will host another job fair on May 8. More
April 25, 2013 -- Main Street Theater in Houston has announced the launch of the public phase of its capital campaign to renovate its Rice Village location. More
April 25, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a sponsored adoption event on Saturday and Sunday at its facility. More
April 25, 2013 -- Tammie Lang Campbell, founder and executive director of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, will serve as keynote speaker at the University of Houston Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's seventh annual Gala on Sunday. More
April 24, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 14-3, with Helena Brown, Andrew Burks and Jerry Davis opposed, to approve amendments to the City Code related to density in subdivisions and developments. More
April 24, 2013 -- The American Lung Association today released its "State of the Air 2013" report, with findings that Harris County's air quality has improved despite "spikes" in unhealthy air days. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Houston City Controller's Office today announced that Houston has been selected as one of five cities to participate in a pilot program by the National League of Cities to assist low-income families in paying their utility bills. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas Senate unanimously approved a plan Tuesday night to help finance the state's water and transportation needs and also provide more school equity by asking voters to dip into the Rainy Day Fund for $5.7 billion. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Tuesday announced that the Houston Zoo has been granted accreditation by the association's independent Accreditation Commission. More
April 23, 2013 -- The City of Houston celebrates the first anniversary of the Free Document Shredding and ID Theft Prevention initiative and will hold the next free document shredding event on Saturday at Houston Police Officers' Union Hall. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a missing east Harris County woman has been found deceased in Jefferson County. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office is celebrating the first anniversary of the city's free document shredding and identity theft prevention initiative this month, and will host its next free document shredding event on Saturday. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that it has selected executive search firm Witt/Kieffer to lead the search for the next president and CEO of the rodeo. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize applications to the Foreign Trade Zone Board for an expansion of FTZ No. 84 and for a subzone site for Frontier Logistics on behalf of Sage V Foods. More
April 23, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a new excavator for use by the city. More
April 23, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Umair Shah as executive director for the Harris County Public Health Services Department. More
April 23, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the La Porte Development Corporation to appropriate $570,000 in development corporation funds for improvements to Lomax Park. More
April 22, 2013 -- The University of St. Thomas in Houston spotlights Dr. Glenn Garrido, chair of music at the university and conductor of the Houston Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Varnett Charter School in Houston recently hosted a reading workshop for parents. More
April 22, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green recently participated in the Ninth Annual Sarcoidosis Walk for a Cure in Houston. More
April 22, 2013 -- The NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston has been recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a Federal Green Challenge National Award winner. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office today reported that J.C. Godby, a detention officer with the sheriff's office, died following a traffic accident while on a motorcycle on Saturday. More
April 22, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today reported that the maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel barge lanes between Bayport and Morgan's Point have been completed. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that George Bush Intercontinental Airport has conducted a precision approach flown by a plane using the Smartpath Ground Based Augmentation System, a new system aimed at increasing airport capacity. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Center and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the Human Genome Meeting will be held for the first time in the United States on June 12-14, 2016 in Downtown Houston. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System will host its "HobbyFest" event on May 4 at William P. Hobby Airport. More
April 22, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district holds half of the top 30 rankings of schools in the eight-county area, according to a ranking of the Greater Houston area by Children at Risk. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the 57th Annual Sylvan Beach Festival will be held on Saturday in La Porte. More
April 19, 2013 -- Lemonade Day Houston will host a city-wide tasting contest on Saturday to kick-off Lemonade Day. More
April 19, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced the Mayor's Pets of the Week. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Department today announced that the Texas Commission on Jail Standards has found the Harris County Jail System to be in full compliance with state regulations. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas today approved an agreement for the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Evelyn's Park Conservancy has announced that Bellaire resident Luke Ritter, 7, will operate a cookies and lemonade stand on Saturday at Bellaire Whole Foods to raise funds for the conservancy program. More
April 19, 2013 -- Houston Municipal Court Associate Judge David Fraga is promoting a pledge to teenagers who visit his court to not text while driving. More
April 19, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that it will be a great weekend for going outside in the Gulf Coast Region, with events ranging from historical reenactments, to foreign food and "just a little wine". More
April 19, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday announced the winners of the 2013 Spirit of Innovation Challenge during the 2013 Innovation Summit, which gives students an opportunity to present their products and services to benefit humanity. More
April 19, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $200,000 contract with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation for design services related to the Finfrock Road Reconstruction Project. More
April 18, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Tuesday and Wednesday hosted tree planting ceremonies at Genoa Elementary School in Pasadena Independent School District, Deerwood Elementary in Humble ISD and Westbrook Intermediate in Clear Creek ISD to celebrate Earth Week 2013. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education has announced that the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment's AmeriCorps members will host a community garden party on Friday at Park Place Elementary in Houston. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host a tennis tournament on April 26-28 at the Fitness Center at South Shore Harbour. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Friends of Sylvan Beach Park & Pavilion will host the Moonlight Modness Ball on June 8 in Pasadena to raise funds to assist in the furnishing and outfitting of the pavilion for dancing events. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday hosted a live re-enactment of a work zone crash in Houston in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is April 15-19. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department today deployed 19 personnel to West, Texas to respond to an explosion that took place at a fertilizer plant in the early morning hours. More
April 18, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday took no formal action, but discussed the process to fill the upcoming vacancy for the city's mayor. More
April 17, 2013 -- The City of Houston has joined InternInHouston to promote student internships and sponsor a summer internship fair on Sunday at Crowne Plaza Houston-River Oaks. More
April 17, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested three individuals who they say robbed a pharmacy store in northwest Harris County on Tuesday. More
April 17, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 10-5, with Helena Brown, Dave Martin, Stephen Costello, Melissa Noriega and Jack Christie opposed, to authorize a contingent fee agreement for legal services with Jan Woodward Fox, P.L. C., Reich & Binstock, LLP and Norman Jolly, P.C. relating to the pursuit of damages , associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
April 17, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the public can vote on who among six nominees will be recognized during her speech at this year's State of the City. More
April 17, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today reported that the city has received $217,477 in sales tax revenues from the Texas Comptroller's Office, reflecting a 20.3 percent increase from April of 2012. More
April 17, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department for fire services. More
April 17, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve funding for various organizations and events through the city's hotel occupancy tax revenues. More
April 17, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance amending the Traffic Code to designate a portion of P Street as no parking. More
April 17, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Helena Brown posted a news release announcing that she will vote against an amendment to the City Code to move the city's urban density boundary from Loop 610 to the city limits. More
April 16, 2013 -- Students from the Yates Magnet School of Communications in Houston on Saturday will launch a regular one-hour radio program on KCOH 1230 AM. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a proclamation in honor of Frank Thompson, Jr., the chair of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, who died recently. More
April 16, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will host a groundbreaking event on April 24 for the construction of a combined park, walking trail and storm water detention facility at the site of the former Brandywood Apartment Complex. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a live re-enactment of a work zone crash on Wednesday in Houston in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week. More
April 16, 2013 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will host a free community CPR class on Saturday. More
April 15, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green on Monday in Houston met with the three 2013 Military Service Academy appointees from the Ninth Congressional District of Texas, all Strake Jesuit College Preparatory seniors. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that Southwest Airlines has launched direct flights to Houston's William P. Hobby Airport from Pittsburgh International Airport. More
April 15, 2013 -- Residents of Morgan’s Point, elected officials and the descendents of Colonel James Morgan turned out on Sunday for the dedication of a Memorial Medallion for a Defender of the Republic of Texas honoring Colonel Morgan. More
April 15, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district's police department has filed charges of indecency with a child against Devin Delarosa, a former school security guard. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation is scheduled to make a recommendation on the future of the Astrodome on Wednesday. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that the new Terminal B south concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will be opening to limited flight operations during the next two weeks, with 15 gates to be fully operational by May 1. More
April 14, 2013 -- Midtown Houston on Saturday hosted the 7th Annual Midtown Art in the Park as a part of Houston’s Urban Art Festival. More
April 14, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives last week approved a bill that preserves the right of Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Pasadena City Council and an organization of small cities on the ship channel to appoint members to the Port of Houston Authority Commission; but puts 12 year limits on their terms. More
April 12, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on April 19 on NASA TV. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host the All-Earth Ecobot Challenge on Saturday. More
April 12, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook today expressed its sympathies to the family and friends of Seabrook Police Officer Leon Waltman, who passed away on Thursday. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve contracts with 12 architectural design firms for projects under the 2012 bond program. More
April 12, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC to provide consulting services, including advice and representation of the city on a variety of legislative, executive branch and agency matters. More
April 12, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some of the great offerings around the area this weekend in her weekly column. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its annual State of the Counties program on Wednesday, featuring updates from the leaders of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties. More
April 12, 2013 -- Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has announced that it will severely limit smoking on its campus this year. More
April 11, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday authorized the district to negotiate design contracts with 12 firms on a dozen more 2012 bond projects, including 10 of the largest high schools. More
April 11, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to create two new magnet schools that will offer a highly rigorous curriculum emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More
April 11, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host its annual Houston Pet Expo at Reliant Center on Saturday. More
April 11, 2013 -- Several members of Congress on Wednesday introduced legislation directing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop a plan for returning to the Moon and establishing a human presence there. More
April 11, 2013 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness for Greater Houston will host its NAMIWalks event on May 4 at Tranquility Park in Houston. More
April 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the details of a plan to provide funding for improvements to Memorial Park and construction of a mass transit corridor on Post Oak Boulevard. More
April 11, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commissioner Jim Fonteno has resigned. More
April 11, 2013 -- Houston City Council on Wednesday held a lengthy discussion of a proposed amendment to the City Code relating to disturbing or removing contents of garbage containers, but action on the item was eventually delayed for one week by Larry Green using the city council tag rule. More
April 10, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced the traffic changes that will take place in downtown Houston from April 12 through 15 for light-rail construction. More
April 10, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Gwendolyn Zepeda has been selected as Houston's first Poet Laureate. More
April 10, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council, during a special meeting on Monday, voted 6-1, with Deirdre Carey Brown opposed, to challenge an appeals court decision regarding the matter of Wight Realty Interests, Ltd vs. City of Friendswood. More
April 10, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the activities of resupply ships departing and docking with the International Space Ship on NASA TV April 15 and April 24-26. More
April 10, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide NASA TV coverage of a test flight of the Antares rocket on April 17. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education will initiate "SuperMENtors Read" at all of its Head Start centers in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. More
April 09, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will participate in a tree planting ceremony at Genoa Elementary on April 17 in celebration of Earth Week. More
April 09, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize Director of Public Infrastructure Art Storey to negotiate an interlocal agreement with Harris Health System “for the provision of real estate analyses and engineering, architectural, surveying, project management and construction management services". More
April 09, 2013 -- The City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center for review and comments on the draft 2013 Action Plan. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the partnership, and the Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce is taking a delegation to Turkey April 13-20 to discuss expanding trade ties and business opportunities. More
April 09, 2013 -- Houston First Corporation and Houston Mayor Annise Parker today completed a development agreement for the construction of a new 1,000 room Marriott Marquis hotel next to the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
April 09, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city's regulations on smoking, but to provide a 60 day education period for local businesses before amendments to the ordinance are enforced. More
April 09, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept a $95,000 proposal from HDR for engineering services for bid and construction phase services associated with improvements to the waste water treatment plant. More
April 09, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize City Administrator David Stall to negotiate a contract for the replacement of a 12-inch waste water valve, in an amount not to exceed $12,000. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Houston Free Thinkers will present the premiere of the organization's first documentary on Thursday at the East End Studio Gallery. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and its "Don't Mess with Texas" Trash-Off recently participated in Keep Houston Beautiful Day as part of the Great American Cleanup. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education will consider 12 contracts for work related to the 2012 Bond Election at its meeting on April 11. More
April 08, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced today that a lawsuit has been filed against a northeast Houston game room where a security guard was shot on Sunday. More
April 08, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it will hold a public meeting in Houston on April 25 to receive comments on its proposed rule on Transportation Worker Identification Credential reader requirements. More
April 05, 2013 -- Farouk Systems has announced the launch of its CHI Cosmetic Import Export Industry and Trade Limited Company in Turkey. More
April 05, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged Anthony Tang with a second case of indecency with a child. More
April 05, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and Houston Police Department on Thursday stopped a security zone violator in the Houston Ship Channel. More
April 05, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District has formed a Bond Oversight Committee. More
April 05, 2013 -- Change Happens!, a local, community based, non-profit program primarily serving adults and at risk youth in Houston and Harris County, hosted its sixth annual Spring Breakfast today at the Junior League of Houston building on Briar Oaks Lane. More
April 05, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will launch its Third Annual Public Poetry Reading Series on Saturday at Oak Forest Neighborhood Library. More
April 05, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will host a news conference on Saturday during the Keep Houston Beautiful and "Don't Mess with Texas" Trash-Off events. More
April 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold a live talk between students with Mary Marek Elementary School in Pearland and astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday. More
April 05, 2013 -- Houston Arts and Media will host its Houston History Road Rally on May 5. More
April 05, 2013 -- The Women's Guild of Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc. in Houston will host a celebration of its 50 years of service to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church on April 27 at the Audrey H. Lawson IMPACT Awards Luncheon and Fashion Show. More
April 05, 2013 -- The Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District will host a series of events April 12-13 to celebrate the installation of a new mural at 2800 Main Street. More
April 05, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host a one-day pet adoption tour at various locations across Houston on Saturday. More
April 05, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin advises that better weather this weekend means a chance to get outside and enjoy a variety of activities in the Gulf Coast Region. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Harris County Tax Office has announced that the registration deadline for the May 11 elections in Harris County is April 11. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System will host a job fair on Friday at Lone Star College North Harris Campus. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host a Maritime History Lecture on April 11 and a Maritime Career Lecture on April 18. More
April 04, 2013 -- Young Life's first Color Blast 5K Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 11 at Friendswood's Centennial Park. More
April 04, 2013 -- Houston First Corporation has issued a news release announcing the appointment of Cecil C. Conner, Jr., Irma Diaz-Gonzalez and Winslow Albert Jeffries to the corporation's board of directors. More
April 04, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Mike Sullivan has issued a reminder that April 11 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 11 elections. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today reopened all lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610, following completion of a project to replace the bridge. More
April 04, 2013 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday reviewed the profit and loss statement for the city's new community center. More
April 04, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will host his Sixth Annual Family Day event on April 13 at Sylvester Turner Park. More
April 04, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city will build a bridge for pedestrians and bicycles to cross the railroad tracks at Bringhurst Street in the Fifth Ward. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education on Wednesday announced the launch of a new web site by the Texas Center for Grants Development, which provides information on grant workshops or webinars and grant resources. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host free rides for its METRORail service on Tuesday in celebration of reaching 100 million boardings and introducing two new rail cars into the service. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library on Wednesday announced its new schedule, with restored hours for 14 neighborhood libraries. More
April 04, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, a professional services agreement with TEDSI Infrastructure Group for preliminary engineering and traffic signal system consulting services. More
April 03, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced Mayor Annise Parker's Pets of the Week. More
April 03, 2013 -- The City of Houston will expand its Bike Share Program to include twenty-one B-cycle stations throughout the area. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership will host a "Growing Green" meeting on April 16 for agricultural producers and landowners in the Cedar Bayou watershed. More
April 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will host several meetings concerning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, with a meeting in Houston on April 25. More
April 03, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve an amendment by Oliver Pennington to a proposed ordinance related to city water service and water service charges; however, the ordinance itself, which would provide for additional hearing procedures for water bills with unusually large totals, was tagged, or delayed for one week, by Ellen Cohen and C.O. Bradford. More
April 03, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced the formation of a new committee to help advise the district on project team selection, facility planning and design of the construction or renovation of 40 schools through the district's 2012 bond program. More
April 03, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance regulating walking signs and panhandling within the city. More
April 03, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Rae Sinor, Chris Richey and Bill Patterson opposed, to approve an ordinance amending the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding political signs. More
April 03, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Robert Llorente opposed, to approve, on first reading, an ordinance prohibiting “human directional/sign spinners” in the city. More
April 03, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 5-2, with Jim Hill and Deirdre Carey Brown opposed, to approve a $35,000 contract with JET Civil Consulting, LLC and to name the Planning and Zoning Commission as the Impact Fee Advisory Committee for an update of the city’s impact fee schedule. More
April 03, 2013 -- The City of Nassau Bay has received the Distinguised Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the city's budget. More
April 02, 2013 -- Traders Village in Houston will hold the 18th Annual Bayou City Cajun Festival on April 13 and 14. More
April 02, 2013 -- Turkish Airlines officially launched new direct flights between Houston and Istanbul in a ceremony at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Monday evening. More
April 02, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has announced that it will schedule a meeting with the North Forest ISD community to gather input on its annexation into Houston ISD following a ruling by the Texas Education Agency to shut down the North Forest school district. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the Third Annual Maritime Youth Expo on April 6 at the port's Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced the availability of an online donation option that allows community members to pledge support to the fund of their choice. More
April 02, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today kicked-off the "It Can Wait, Houston" anti-texting while driving public awareness campaign. More
April 02, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Monday held its eighth annual April Pools Day, a water safety campaign, at the Houston Swim Club. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Arthritis Foundation South Texas Division recently appointed CenterPoint Energy Senior Vice President Jim Dumler as chair of the foundation's board, and named Molly Ellis, Keli Luce and Toni Moore as new members of the board. More
April 02, 2013 -- La Porte City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to award a $525,742 contract to Paskey, Incorporated for the Farrington Boulevard Utility Relocation Project. More
April 01, 2013 -- Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston will reopen on Thursday for a performance of "Thoroughly Modern Millie". More
April 01, 2013 -- The West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women will host a meeting on April 23 at the Harris County Tracy Gee Community Center in Houston. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for two recently deceased individuals. More
April 01, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District is hosting the first of its series of construction networking events on Wednesday. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is continuing its series of "Moving Forward" community workshops regarding METROLift with meetings tonight and on Tuesday. More
March 30, 2013 -- Friendswood Police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that occurred Friday night. More
March 29, 2013 -- The University of Houston System and Houston Community College-Northwest have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand higher education opportunities in the Katy/West Houston area. More
March 29, 2013 -- The City of Houston has announced that free tax preparation assistance remains available to eligible families and individuals at locations throughout Houston through March and April. More
March 29, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library has announced poet presentations in April, May and June as part of its Spring 2013 Public Poetry Reading Series. More
March 29, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin offers up a "buffet of activities, everything from Salad to Eggs", for the Easter holiday weekend. More
March 29, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a professional services agreement with TEDSI Infrastructure Group for traffic signal system consulting services. More
March 28, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputy S. Shaddox and his K-9 partner Mack on Thursday tracked down Montgomery County Jail escapee Britt Privatte in north Harris County. More
March 28, 2013 -- Lone Star College System reports that it has added 30,000 students in the past five years and now has 78,000 students enrolled in credit classes, and a total of 90,000 students including non-credit and continuing education. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $175,000 contract adjustment with ACS/Xerox to modify the existing Q-Card System to accommodate the reinstatement of a “Day Pass” feature. More
March 28, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today announced the Mayor's Pets of the Week. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership will host the 14th Annual State of the Counties Luncheon on April 10 at the Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby Street in Houston. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Houston Airport System today announced that JetBlue Airways will be adding two daily flights between Boston's Logan International Airport and Houston's William P. Hobby Airport beginning in July. More
March 28, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that his office has negotiated a settlement with the property owners of the Le Promenade condominium complex under which the owners agreed to a number of crime prevention measures. More
March 28, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that the district has been named as a finalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education for the second consecutive year. More
March 27, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently volunteered in support of Houston Arts Alliance's "The Blue Trees" project. More
March 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a contract with a potential value of $80 million to Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tennessee to provide environmental compliance and restoration services at the agency's White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. More
March 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautical and Space Administration will host a teleconference for media on Thursday regarding Tuesday's return of the Dragon spacecraft from a cargo mission to the International Space Station. More
March 27, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today proclaimed May 5 as "Lemonade Day Houston", when local children will set up lemonade stands at locations across the city. More
March 27, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 1-14 on two items, with Mayor Annise Parker the only member in favor, to defeat resolutions supporting development of affordable rental housing in two residential neighborhoods – Hurstbourne Crossing at the intersection of Oates Road and Interstate 10 and Mainstreet Kingwood at the intersection of Mills Branch drive between Kingwood Drive and North Park Drive. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Texas Dragon Boat Association and the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival on May 4 at Allen's Landing. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Armand Bayou Nature Center recently received a $30,000 donation from Green Mountain Energy's Sun Club to fund a solar array for the wildlife refuge and wilderness preserve. More
March 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics Space Administration on Tuesday reported that Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Dragon spacecraft successfully returned to Earth after completing its mission to the International Space Station. More
March 27, 2013 -- The City of Houston has secured a Temporary Restraining Order against Club Fetish. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Houston Port Authority Commission today voted 5-0-1, with Chair Janiece Longoria recusing herself, to approve a contract with CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for the rehabilitation of electric distribution lines at Bayport Terminal for a cost not to exceed $70,000. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a "Moving Forward" workshop tonight to gather suggestions from the community regarding the METROLift service. More
March 26, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew a $3,051,110 agreement with AON Risk Services Southwest, Inc. for property insurance for Reliant Park and Reliant Stadium. More
March 26, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host its first Investor Conference on Wednesday at the Hilton Americas Hotel. More
March 26, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $175,000 bid to Aztec Remodeling and Landscaping, Inc. for renovation of the Wave Pool Mechanical Building. More
March 26, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday took no action regarding a consumer price index adjustment to municipal telecommunications right-of-way access line rates, allowing the line rates to increase by the consumer price index amount of one cent per line per month for residential service. More
March 26, 2013 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Business Development Update published this week reports that Silver Eagle Distributors, the largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch, will build a distribution facility on SH 225 at Beltway 8 in Pasadena on approximately 50 acres of a 100-acre tract it purchased. More
March 25, 2013 -- University of Houston architecture students will unveil installation work on Tuesday at The Mullet on 10902 Kingspoint Road. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors today announced that Rania Mankarious has been appointed as executive director of Crime Stoppers of Houston. More
March 25, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has reported that the Dragon Spacecraft currently docked at the International Space Station will return to Earth on Tuesday. More
March 25, 2013 -- Houston's Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities has announced that physicist Stephen Hawking will address Houston from Cambridge, England on Tuesday as part of the Brilliant Lecture Series. More
March 25, 2013 -- The 2013 Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host its annual Golf Tournament on April 12 and Tennis Tournament on April 26. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is recognizing two patients at Texas Children's Hospital as "Honored Heroes" during the show's 2013 event. More
March 23, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office, with the collaboration of Clear Channel Outdoor, will feature composite sketches of a wanted serial rapist(s) on a digital billboard in north Harris County. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that crews are making progress constructing the new direct connector that will link US 290 to IH 10. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to solicit public comment on a new transportation conformity determination and proposed revisions to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update. More
March 22, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today announce that the shelter has taken in more than 100 puppies in the last week, and currently has 75 puppies for adoption. More
March 22, 2013 -- The University of St. Thomas will provide free tax return preparation to the community on Saturdays through April 13 through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. More
March 22, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced that the city will begin the process of installing emergency back-up generators at the Kingwood groundwater facilities on Monday. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation will recognize the "unsung heroes" of the space program during its gala on April 26 in Houston. More
March 22, 2013 -- Change Happens! a non-profit organization in Houston, will host its Sixth Annual Spring Breakfast on April 5. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education on Thursday announced that 37 Harris County students have earned Scholastic Art & Writing Portfolio Gold Awards. More
March 22, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District on Thursday announced that 32 of the district's schools now serve free dinners to students. More
March 22, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a $2,184,997 contract with D & W Contractors, Inc. for the 2013 Annual Storm Sewer and Pavement Replacement Project. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation hosted a media tour of the Reliant Astrodome on Thursday. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is now providing care to Veterans with sleep related breathing disorders in its rural areas with telemedicine technologies. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Arab Studies program and Arab Student Union at the University of Houston will hold a public screening of "Under the Bombs", a Lebanese film, on Friday in the Social Work Building. More
March 21, 2013 -- Representatives from well-known industrial companies participated in a “Reverse Trade Show” where their procurement or maintenance managers were available to answer questions and visit with attendees on "How to do Business" with their company. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Pregnancy Assistance Center North will host former Pennsylvania Rick Santorum on April 19 for the center's annual spring banquet. More
March 21, 2013 -- El Lago City Council City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to cancel the May 11 General Election. More
March 21, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced Mayor Parker's Pets of the Week. More
March 21, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage on NASA Television of the March 28 launch of three new crew members to the International Space Station. More
March 21, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has invited media to Johnson Space Center in Houston on April 4 to view the world's largest thermal-vacuum chamber, which is being used to test the agency's James Webb Space Telescope. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Texas Undocumented Youth Alliance will join Houston's undocumented community in front of the Houston Processing Center tonight to hold a rally. More
March 21, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept a proposal from Cahoon Consulting for consulting services for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Rating System. More
March 21, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host a walking tour of Courtlandt Place on April 14. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance has announced that the Stutz automobile will be featured at this year's event in Seabrook. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that President and CEO Skip Wagner has resigned from the organization to take the position of President and CEO of the 12th Man Foundation at Texas A&M University. More
March 20, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve ordinances enlarging the boundaries of Reinvestment Zone Number 20 and amending the project plan and financing for the zone, as well as an economic development agreement to accommodate major improvements to the campus of Houston Baptist University. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a public meeting on April 4 to receive comments on METRO's Bike and Ride Sub-Regional Planning Study. More
March 20, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the city has been named a winner of the fourth annual Sunny Awards by the Sunshine Review for the city's efforts in providing transparent government. More
March 20, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance creating regulations for mobile food trucks. More
March 20, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept a $113,820 proposal from Insituform Technologies, Inc. for the rehabilitation of 8-inch sanitary sewer mains on Killdeer Drive and North Heron Drive. More
March 20, 2013 -- Katie Rutherford has been appointed as Assistant Harris County Attorney. More
March 19, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a talk by Stephen Hawking for the Brilliant Lecture Series on March 26 at Jones Hall. More
March 19, 2013 -- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Associate Director Gwendolyn H. Goffe has announced that she will retire in June. More
March 19, 2013 -- Local recording artist Julia Cole made numerous performances of the National Anthem during the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew a contract with the Gulf Coast Center for the Victory Lakes Park & Ride service from the University of Texas Medical Branch medical campus in League City to Galveston’s employment and activity centers on weekdays during peak periods for another year. More
March 19, 2013 -- Officers of Houston's Federal Detention Center will host a news conference today and demonstrate against federal budget cuts made as part of sequestration that could affect the prison system. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Lone Star Veterans Association will host a one day fair and seminar in Houston on Wednesday for recently returned veterans. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library has issued a call for submissions for its Fourth Annual Children's Book Celebration children's illustration contest. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District, in observance of National Flood Safety Awareness Week, today provided another in a series of flood safety tips. More
March 19, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions today provided tips to prevent dog bites in response to a recent increase in cases of dog bitings. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will host its first document shredding event of the year on Saturday at the substation at 7900 Will Clayton Parkway. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo spotlights the 2013 Show highlights. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Houston Police Department is investigating an incident in which a police officer suffered gunshot wounds and an armed suspect was fatally shot at 600 Saddle Rock on Monday. More
March 18, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield is in command of the International Space Station, the first Canadian to serve as station commander, following Friday's return of three station crew members to Earth. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday announced that the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Steer entries drew more than $500,000 during the rodeo's Junior Market Steer Auction. More
March 18, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host Karen Hess Rogers and Lee Pecht for a discussion of their book, "Rice University: One Hundred Years in Pictures", on Tuesday as part of Preservation Houston's "History in Print" series. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region has announced that representatives from industrial companies will host a "reverse trade show" on Wednesday at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center in Deer Park. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that Sunday's concert-only performance by George Strait, Martina McBride and the Randy Rogers Band set a new paid attendance record for the rodeo. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday announced the winners of the 2013 RodeoHouston BP Super Series Championship. More
March 16, 2013 -- The University of Houston will present Verdi's "Rigoletto" on April 5 and 7 at the Moores Opera House. More
March 16, 2013 -- Galveston Arts Center will present "Marie Leterme: Memories, Ghosts and Shadows" from April 20 through May 26 on the corner of Market and 25th Streets. More
March 15, 2013 -- The Varnett Charter School in Houston students recently presented a $5,000 donation to the College of Education at Texas Southern University. More
March 15, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Barrows sold for new record prices at the show's auction. More
March 15, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena today announced that the final phases of improvements to Fairmont Parkway are underway. More
March 15, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host the launch of its "Open the Door" exhibit on Saturday at the Central Library Plaza. More
March 15, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday announced the winners of BP Super Series Semifinal 2, who will advance to the championship round with winners from the first semifinal. More
March 15, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday named the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion in the Junior Market Barrows. More
March 15, 2013 -- Houston Pilots Chair Captain Robert Thompson has written a letter to the Port of Houston Authority giving notice that the Houston Pilots has withdrawn its rate application. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a person of interest regarding the November 12, 2012 shooting death of Coty Beavers in northwest Harris County. More
March 14, 2013 -- Alliance Fencing Academy in Houston will send five athletes to the 2013 Cadet and Junior World Championships in Croatia from April 6 through 15. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will hold its annual Festival Kick-Off on April 7 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Turley Law Firm today announced that 17 Texans who were aboard the Carnival Cruise ship Triumph when it became disabled have filed a lawsuit against the cruise line. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Nassau Bay Garden Club has announced that Ann Gay, a member of the club, has been installed as director of District IV for Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Friends of the Houston Public Library will host the 35th Annual Bargain Book Sale on March 22-24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
March 14, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an agreement with the Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation for the disbursement of Home Investment Partnership Program funds to operate the finance corporation's first-time homebuyer program. More
March 14, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia, who was officially sworn into office on Monday, has scheduled a public ceremony in Austin on Thursday, March 21. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will hold the 27th Annual AIA Houston SandCastle Competition on June 1 on East Beach in Galveston. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will present "Negro Spirituals: Triple Middle Passage" at the African American Library at the Gregory School through May 25. More
March 13, 2013 -- Deborah January-Bevers has been elected by the Houston Wilderness Board of Directors to be its President and CEO. More
March 13, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced the Mayor's Pets of the Week. More
March 13, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host Space Week Texas on March 18-22 in Austin. More
March 13, 2013 -- Attorney Chris Tritico, representing the North Forest Independent School District, has filed a motion with the Texas Education Agency asking that the deputy commissioner hearing NFISD’s appeal of closure be recused because he alleges she is biased against the district. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday officially welcomed Bert Keller as its new chair following his appointment by Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court. More
March 13, 2013 -- Channel Biorefinery & Terminals, LLC will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new clean fuel facility on Greens Bayou near the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 13, 2013 -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced that the City of Houston is a winner of the Mayors Challenge, a Bloomberg Philanthropies competition intended “to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities to improve the well-being of the nation”. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Tuesday announced the winners of the RodeoHouston BP Super Series V competition. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Tuesday announced the winners of the second annual Rodeo Rockstar competition. More
March 13, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that astronauts George Zamka and Lee Archambault are leaving the agency. More
March 13, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has been named one of five winners in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge through the city's "One Bin for All" concept. More
March 12, 2013 -- The City of Houston will provide free tax preparation assistance to eligible residents at fifteen locations throughout Greater Houston during March and April. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of certain persons to direct the disposition of blood seized during the investigation of an intoxication-related offense. More
March 12, 2013 -- Nassau Bay City Council on Monday voted unanimously to declare candidates for the May 11 General Election as unopposed and to cancel the city’s elections for those positions. More
March 12, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to publish a request for qualifications for an architect or architectural firm to prepare an initial program for the design of the proposed law enforcement Joint processing center. More
March 12, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced that NASA researchers and other scientists will present scientific results and contributions from current and past Mars and moon missions at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, which takes place March 18-22 in The Woodlands. More
March 12, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide live coverage beginning Wednesday of the return of three crew members from the International Space Station to earth. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking input from the public regarding the preliminary flood maps for Harris County. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday announced that it has resolved an enforcement action against Houston-based tanning salon Darque Tan regarding charges that the business unlawfully claimed that indoor tanning beds can increase the levels of Vitamin D in the body and have health benefits. More
March 12, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance amending the city’s Code of Ordinances to require the removal of dead trees and providing for the city to abate dead trees declared as a “nuisance” if action is not taken by the property owner. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Monday announced that the center has been named a recipient of the 2013 Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction Award from the American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition. More
March 12, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a grant application for the acquisition of a license plate reader through the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor’s Office. More
March 12, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited chapters in Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Galveston, San Antonio, Mexia, Midland, Navasota, Big Thicket and Sabine have been recognized as President’s Elite by Ducks Unlimited, as "the most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation". More
March 11, 2013 -- The University of Houston will host a lecture by Dr. Richard Fish on April 8. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Texas Renaissance Festival recently purchased one of the top turkeys at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office on Monday announced the passing of Hunter, the Accelerant Detection Canine. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded six grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, including Mental Health America of Greater Houston, for mental health policy projects. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday announced the selection of the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Lambs and Goats. More
March 11, 2013 -- The League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund today released its 2013 Directory of Elected Officials. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday held its School Art Auction, with record prices offered for its Grand and Grand Reserve Champion works of art. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo set a new attendance record on Sunday. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has announced the champions of Friday's BP Super Series IV, and Saturday's Super Shootout. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo set records with its Junior Market Lamb and Goat Auction on Saturday and Junior Market Poultry Auction on Friday. More
March 11, 2013 -- The West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women will host Dr. Jeffrey Fleisher of Rice University at its March 23 meeting to discuss the Houston Freedmen's Town Project. More
March 11, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday announced that the Retail Task Force has found that there is demand for retail stores in downtown Houston following a survey of the community. More
March 09, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District on Monday will close two lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge located just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area. More
March 09, 2013 -- A shrimp boil fundraiser benefiting the family of Jerry Nagel was held on Saturday at the Stags Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth in Houston. More
March 08, 2013 -- The University of Houston, Air Alliance Houston, and the American Lung Association's Plains-Gulf Region will unveil the "Ozone Map" smartphone application on March 22 at Spring Branch Community Health Clinic. More
March 08, 2013 -- City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday cut the ribbon at the Houston Recovery Center. More
March 08, 2013 -- Jim Guidry has prepared a special six-minute Webio Report about transportation issues in Houston this week. Listen
March 08, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host a news conference on March 19 with the crew of the upcoming mission to the International Space Station. More
March 08, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Lockheed Martin Corporation will host an Exploration Design Challenge, which will involve students in a flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft, on Monday in Houston. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Pasadena Public Library will host a series of events during the week of spring break. More
March 08, 2013 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has announced the Mayor's Pets of the Week. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-3, with Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Juliet Stipeche and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. opposed, to approve the consolidation of James D. Ryan Middle School and Ezekiel Cullen Middle School. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Texas Southern University Department of Transportation Studies on Thursday hosted a conference titled, “Effectively Planning for Freight Traffic in the Houston Region as a Result of the Panama Canal Expansion". More
March 08, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has released a video featuring Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, who discusses how the school district impacted his life. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today announced that it is introducing a new, smaller, 27-foot bus on 13 of its routes. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority held a special meeting on Thursday to approve two items amending construction services contracts with Level Infrastructure, Inc. and Trans-Tel Central, Inc. for projects at the North Turning Basin terminals and Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday announced the selection of the Junior Market Poultry Grand Champion. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that its Thursday rodeo event set a new all-time paid attendance record. More
March 08, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin reviewed options for those "headed to nearby beaches or enjoying a stay-cation this Spring Break". More
March 07, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved a transition plan that will allow historic Ryan Middle School to be re-purposed as a magnet school designed to attract students from throughout the city. More
March 07, 2013 -- Asia Society Texas Center in Houston reports that Martha Blackwelder has announced her plans to step down as Executive Director in March. More
March 07, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host a gallery talk on Saturday in conjunction with its exhibit, "Emma Richardson Cherry: Houston's First Modern Artist", at the Julia Ideson Building. More
March 07, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the completion of renovations for the Houston Recovery Center. More
March 07, 2013 -- The Center for Houston's Future recently hosted the 2013 Healthy Communities Indicators Symposium. More
March 07, 2013 -- Uptown Houston, originally formed in 1975 as a voluntary association of businesses and property owners in the Galleria area, and officially approved by the Texas Legislature and the governor as a management district in 1987, is now embarking on a major new amenity for its members – a plan to improve mobility in the area. More
March 07, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan on Tuesday hosted the grand opening of the recently renovated and upgraded County Law Library. More
March 07, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the Airports Address on Wednesday. More
March 07, 2013 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Matthew Noll as judge of the Municipal Court. More
March 07, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, to approve a $68,124 agreement with CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC for upgrading of the electrical service at the Pasadena Convention Center Fairgrounds. More
March 06, 2013 -- Frenetic Theater in Houston will host a "Music for Silent Films" performance by Chris Becker on March 24. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that the Regional Driving While Intoxicated Task Force will operate on Friday and Saturday and again on March 15 and 16. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Houston Police Officers’ Union Political Action Committee has endorsed Houston Mayor Annise Parker for reelection. More
March 06, 2013 -- Preservation Houston will host a new walking tour of the Civic Center and Theater District on Sunday. More
March 06, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted 14 – 2, with Jerry Davis and Helena Brown opposed, to approve a new parking ordinance relating to off street parking and loading facilities. More
March 06, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia today applauded new legislation introduced by State Senator Joan Huffman to establish a pilot program to treat and provide social services for people with mental illness rather than incarcerate them for low-level crimes. More
March 06, 2013 -- Intercontinental Terminals Company today announced that construction has started on a new bulk liquid terminal on the Houston Ship Channel in Pasadena. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday will consider an additional three contracts for work related to the 2012 bond issue. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Tuesday announced the winners of the BP Super Series III events. More
March 06, 2013 -- Seabrook City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance amending the membership of the Ethics Review Commission to reduce the number of members from seven to five regular members and changing the required quorum. More
March 06, 2013 -- Deer Park City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize negotiations with a proposed vendor for the lease of the Battleground Golf Course. More
March 06, 2013 -- Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0-1, with Mayor Floyd Myers abstaining from the item, to approve the first reading of an ordinance revising the city’s land use assumptions, capital improvement plans and impact fees for water and wastewater facilities. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Houston Arts Alliance will host a series of events for "¡Uno, Dos, Tres!: The Many Musics of Houston’s Latino Community" from March through May at various locations around Houston. More
March 05, 2013 -- Due to dry and windy weather conditions, the National Weather Service has been issuing Fire Weather Warnings (Red Flag Warnings) and related advisories for our area much of this week. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will present "Reflections on the December 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor" with Thomas Gillette, whose father served as manager of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, on March 14. More
March 05, 2013 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston will host Sarah Cook, senior research analyst for Freedom on the Net, on Wednesday to discuss censorship and the state of the Internet in China. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host a series of virtual teen author presentations during the month, with the first event in the series on Thursday with author Dan Krokos. More
March 05, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin today announced that construction on the South Shaver Road Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin in the summer. More
March 05, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded Wyle Laboratories, Inc. of Houston a $1.76 billion value contract for the company to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. More
March 05, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting on March 18 at the Kingwood Community Center. More
March 05, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Monday announced that street closures are underway at Kingwood Drive due to the work to replace a segment of the Kingwood Lift Station No. 21 force main pipe. More
March 04, 2013 -- The University of St. Thomas' Center for International Studies in Houston and the American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C. have announced the formation of a partnership to promote and deepen public understanding of United States diplomacy. More
March 04, 2013 -- Applications are open for performers and companies from any city or country to present original artistic work in the 2013 Houston Fringe Festival in Houston’s East End. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at 2 p.m. More
March 04, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Dragon spacecraft berthed with the International Space station on Sunday in a mission to resupply the station. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced that it is operating extended schedules for the spring break holiday. More
March 04, 2013 -- Candidate filing for the May 11 General Election ended on Friday, with several candidates moving forward to May unopposed for various positions in the Gulf Coast area. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday unveiled its Grand and Reserve Champion Best of Show artwork at the School Art Awards. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday announced that the award-winning wines at its 2013 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction and Dinner sold for record-breaking prices. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston will host a celebration of the lives of Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks, a two-woman show written and performed by M. Waddy-Thibodeaux, on Sunday, March 10. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday announced the champions of the RodeoHouston BP Super Series II event, with the winners advancing to the semifinals. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that the Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land area as the 2012 "Top Metro" area in the nation for corporate relocation and expansions by Site Selection Magazine. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Methodist Hospital System has partnered with Houston Community College to provide job training through a $902,965 grant provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. More
March 04, 2013 -- Houston radio station 1430 KCOH-AM has changed its frequency from 1430-AM to 1230-AM as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 1, due to a change in ownership, but is continuing to operate from its "Looking Glass Studio" on Almeda in Midtown Houston. More
March 04, 2013 -- Due to construction delays, the Harris County Flood Control District has postponed the closure of two lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge located just east of Mid Lane inside West Loop 610 in the Galleria area until March 10. More w/Map
March 03, 2013 -- The Family Fun Day In The Park and Vendor Show will be held in Dupree Sculpture Park, 2521 Holman on Saturday March 9. More
March 03, 2013 -- Sylvia Garcia was elected to the vacant Texas Senate District 6 position on Saturday, following a spirited runoff election with State Representative Carol Alvarado. More
March 03, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has posted a Guest Column for the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
March 02, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker was joined today by civic leaders and community volunteers in Sunnyside for the launch of Make Safe Saturday, a new neighborhood cleanup initiative that will occur every quarter in communities throughout the city. More
March 01, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast. More
March 01, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will kick off "Make Safe Saturday" with a press conference and neighborhood cleanup on Saturday. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Thursday announced that it is providing robot-assisted walking therapy to help veterans suffering from stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other conditions. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston today announced that it has received a two-year recertification for its Advanced Primary Stroke Center. More
March 01, 2013 -- DIVERSONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin's preview of leisure events in the Gulf Coast Region includes cooking classes at Central Market in Houston,dinner and a movie in Galveston's Saengerfest Park, classical music at Cullen Hall at the University of St. Thomas, the Faculty Brass Quintet at Lamar College in Beaumont; and other diversions. More
March 01, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan recently hosted a visit from Environmental Protection Agency Director of External Affairs David Gray, who joined in an inspection of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site. More
March 01, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington has issued a reminder to residents of District G that the closure of the Westheimer Road bridge near Mid Lane has been postponed to March 10. More
March 01, 2013 -- Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to call an election for May 11 to elect the city's mayor and eight council positions. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is seeking the public's assistance in locating next of kin for a deceased individual. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday presented the winners of the BP Super Series I event. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present a $902,965 grant on Friday to Houston Community College and the Methodist Hospital System to fund job training courses. More
February 28, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District will host the seventh annual Public Montessori Educators of Texas conference Friday through Sunday at Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Harris County Flood Control District today announced that it has postponed Sunday's closure of two lanes of the Westheimer Road Bridge east of Mid Lane due to construction delays, with the lane closure now anticipated to begin on March 10. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the payment of $1,784,856 for insurance premiums for property and windstorm insurance. More
February 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers - Galveston District today announced that it has awarded three contracts for geotechnical services at dredging placement area sites along the Texas coast. More
February 28, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook is seeking applications from residents to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions. More
February 28, 2013 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart today issued a reminder that Saturday is Election Day in the Senate District 6 Special Runoff Election. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Houston Public Library will host a kick-off celebration for "Open the Door", an exhibit of doors created by professional artists from France and Texas, on March 16 at the Central Library Plaza. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday held special events honoring members of the military during its Armed Forces Appreciation Day. More
February 28, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed February 26, 2013 Joe Mayer Day in Houston, recognizing his “16 years of service to the community through his 33 years of experience in public policy, government relations, community affairs and marketing development”. More
February 27, 2013 -- Houston City Council today voted unanimously to approve a professional service agreement with Bode Technology Group, Inc. and Sorenson Forensics, LLC for DNA Analysis for untested rape kits, which had been delayed last week by Council Member Helena Brown using the city council’s “tag rule”. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Tuesday announced that Dana Tyson with Sunny 99.1 won the Celebrity Dairy Goat Milking Contest, making it her fifth win. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is seeking volunteers to serve as backyard data collectors. More
February 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Tuesday announced that commercial partner Orbital Sciences has successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket. More
February 27, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast the second SpaceX mission to the International Space Station on Friday on NASATV and online. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation has announced that Gemini and Apollo Astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan will present the National Space Trophy to retired United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on April 26. More
February 27, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Warning, or Red Flag Warning, for a portion of southeast Texas including Houston from noon until 6 p.m. today. More
February 26, 2013 -- BARC in Houston spotlights Mayor Annise Parker's Pets of the Week. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2013 Operating and Capital Budget. More
February 26, 2013 -- The United States Contract Tower Association on Monday issued a statement in response to warnings from the Department of Transportation that Federal Aviation Administration contract towers and FAA-staffed towers could be closed due to budget cuts associated with sequestration. More
February 26, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the FY2013-14 budgets for the county and the Harris County Flood Control District. More
February 26, 2013 -- La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution confirming that the Mariposa at Pecan Park development contributes to the city’s revitalization efforts. More
February 26, 2013 -- Shoreacres City Council on Monday took no formal action, but directed staff to draft an ordinance to amend the city’s policy regarding dead trees on private property. More
February 26, 2013 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green will participate in a press briefing on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the impacts of the possible federal sequestration budget cuts on cities. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the County Address by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Monday. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Main Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou has reopened after METRO expansion related to construction of the North (Red) Line in the light rail system. More
February 25, 2013 -- The University of Houston will host the 54th Annual Science Engineering Fair of Houston Awards Ceremony on Saturday in the Cullen Performance Hall. More
February 25, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has filed an objection to the Houston Pilot's February 18, 2013, application for pilotage rate change. More
February 25, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Al Hoang will host a community meeting for District F on March 4 to provide an update on the Capital Improvement Plan. More
February 25, 2013 -- Filing ends on Friday for those seeking local elected offices in the May 11 General Election, with races forming in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Galveston and Jefferson counties. More
February 25, 2013 -- The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning and a wind advisory for much of southeast Texas, effective noon through 9 p.m. tonight. More
February 25, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Helena Brown today issued a news release regarding efforts to clear a backlog of sexual assault kits at the Houston Police Department. More
February 24, 2013 -- Top barbecue teams from all over the state and nation are participating the 2013 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest at the Houston Livestock Show and Rod