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  • Harris County District Attorney

    Two “Bank Juggers” Charged by The Harris County District Attorney’s Office

    The Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s Office has charged Jamarcus Marcel Wilson, and Ricky Harrell, with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, after they were caught committing a burglary in a manner commonly known as “jugging.” The two men were arrested by officers with the… Read More
  • World Corporate Games

    World Corporate Games, Nov. 16-19

    To learn more watch this video or visit Read More
  • 2017 Home Elevation Grants

    The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, will submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant. This grant will request funds for elevation of… Read More
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    Tools for Starting or Growing Your Business?

    Join the SBA Houston District Office and FranNet for a FREE WEBINAR. If you would like to start or expand your small business, SBA has the resources to help. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer, we're here to help you succeed. Wednesday, August 16, 2017* - The Ins… Read More
  • Louisiana Floods One Year Later

    A year after floods devastated Southern Louisiana, generous support from our donors has empowered the American Red Cross to help thousands of people affected by this destructive disaster. Our volunteers and employees provided food, shelter, relief supplies and support for months following… Read More
  • Sales Tax Free Weekend is August 11-13

    Support your favorite local business and save $$ - Sales Tax Free Weekend is August 11-13. School Supplies Clothing and Footwear FAQ Texas Administrative Code Read More
  • McDonalds Education Workshop

    McDonald's Education Workshop, Aug 26

    Helping you to achieve a better future through education. Free admission. Free lunch. Early registration welcome! Read More
  • Houston’s Best Indian Food, According to Chef Kiran Verma

    By Julia Gsell, Houstonia From Hillcroft to Sugar Land and beyond, Houston’s best Indian dishes are everywhere. WHO KNOWS NAAN AND SAMOSAS better than the queen of the kitchen herself? We asked head chef and owner Kiran Verma of Kiran’s where she goes to get her favorite Indian food… Read More
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    Severe overcrowding at BARC: More than 500 dogs and 200 cats in animal shelter's care

    Special $1 Pet Adoptions This Weekend to Help Save Lives HOUSTON- BARC is bursting at the seams with dogs and cats: More than 500 dogs and 200 cats are at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions. The shelter's capacity is 550 and over 720 animals are currently in its care. With shelter intake… Read More
  • Raise Awareness: Sound the Alarm - Save a Life

    Every day, 7 people die from home fires. Home fires kill more people every year than all other disasters combined. Smoke alarms cut the risk of death from a fire in half. Red Cross and partners are installing free smoke alarms in at risk communities Sound the Alarm to save lives from home… Read More
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    HUBZone Set-Aside Program Webinar

    What is the HUBZone Set-Aside Program Join the SBA Houston District Office Business Opportunity Specialists for a webinar about the HUBZone Set-Aside Program. Register for this webinar to find out about the Program and the many tools available to help small businesses build and… Read More
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    District J Journal -July 27

    Just Say No - Part II... On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, City council approved the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2018-2022. For the second time in two years I voted "No." The CIP is a 5 year plan of all public works and infrastructure construction projects that are scheduled… Read More
  • Please Join Us: Floods & Wildfires Red Cross Donor Call

    Dear Red Cross Partners and Friends, The American Red Cross is supporting thousands of people impacted by recent floods in the Midwest and wildfires out West. We have been on the ground for nearly two weeks helping as wildfires continue to burn in California, and residents of Illinois and… Read More
  • Watch Visit Houston's Pack Your Bag Challenge visits Southwest Management District

    Great Day's Cristina Kooker visited Bridals N More at 5711 Hillcroft, Suite C4 for Visit Houston's Pack Your Bag Challenge, it's your chance to win a staycation! Visit KHOU's website to watch the segment. Read More
  • Mayor's Annual Back2School Fest - Registration required

    Mayor's 7th Annual Back 2 School Fest Location: George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 Serving 25,000 pre-registered children from Houston area school districts Free: • Backpacks • School Supplies • Immunizations • Vision Screenings • Dental… Read More
  • Free Back-to-School Vaccinations

    Children’s Museum of Houston offers free immunizations Every Thursday Free Family Night in August 2017 Limit first 150 children each offered day Administered by Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program WHAT: Children, 6 weeks to 18 years of age, who need immunizations will have the… Read More
  • Children's Museum August Happenings

    Children’s Museum of Houston expands beyond the limits of your imagination during Sci-Fi Summer Don’t miss an action-packed live production every day! Open seven days a week, NOW to Labor Day HOUSTON (July 14, 2017) – The Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Sci-Fi Summer” will take you to… Read More
  • Pictures of the SBA Workshop

    Take a look at the pictures of the SBA Workshop. SBA Workshop 06-2017 Read More
  • Check it out! Red Cross/Houston Fire Department Kick Off Partnership, July 15

    Volunteers and leaders from the American Red Cross of Greater Houston and the Houston Fire Department (HFD) will be going door-to-door in historic Third Ward this Saturday, July 15, to install free 10-year lithium ion battery smoke alarms and educate residents about fire safety. It marks… Read More
  • HPD's new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”

    In an effort to enhance language access between officers and community members, the Houston Police Department is in the process of developing a new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”. Community members would serve as volunteer translators and assist patrol officers… Read More
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  • Pack Your Bag Challenge is coming to the Southwest Management District

    The 2017 Pack Your Bag Challenge from Visit Houston and Channel 11's Great Day Houston is coming to the Southwest Management District on: Friday, July 21, 2017 Set up at 8 am Participants please arrive by 8:30 am The segment will air live at 9 am @ Bridals N More 5711 Hillcroft, Suite C4… Read More
  • 'Starbucks of Taiwan' opens Houston location

    by ABC13 Eyewitness News So fresh, it's still piping hot. That's the promise of 85C Bakery Cafe, which recently opened its first outpost in Houston. This store is their 1,000th location globally. Learn more at ABC13 Eyewitness News Read More
  • The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Chinatown

    by Michael Shum, Houston's Dining Magazine My Table The Chinese diaspora has been Houston’s gain. Here in this city – and in particular here in the Chinatown section of our sprawling Asiatown – we enjoy hundreds of Chinese food outlets. To get you oriented, we have an overview of the… Read More
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    District J Journal -June 30

    Nuisance Nightclubs Closed The strip center on Bellaire and Gessner has long been the location of an ever-changing afterhours club. The residents in Sharpstown who live behind it have often voiced concerns with the club to your District J office. After hearing from the District J office,… Read More
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    Tropical Depression Cindy Still Flooding Threat in Southeast US

    While we clearly dodged the bullet from having a significant hurricane make landfall along the Gulf Coast, now Tropical Depression Cindy is still causing havoc and disruptions for many in the southern US. Cindy remains an inland tropical depression early Friday and is spreading rain from… Read More
  • METRO Next

    What's Next for METRO .... It's Up to You!

    METRO is embarking upon the development of a new regional transit plan – METRONext – and they need you to be a part of it! Their transit system must help people get to where they need to go today, as well as in the future. They welcome your ideas on how to better serve the needs of our… Read More
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    Tropical Storm Alert! Cindy's Severe Flood Threat

    Since June 1st was the beginning of hurricane season, we have not had to wait long for Tropical Storm Cindy to develop in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, Cindy has sustained winds of 60 mph and is located in the northwestern Gulf with a projected landfall somewhere between Galveston, Texas… Read More
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  • Review Latest Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Resources

    With hurricane season underway, we encourage you to review the 2017 Hurricane Preparedness and Safety page. Flood Safety Checklist Hurricane Safety Checklist Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood If you have any questions and concerns please contact Mark Baker, Senior Corporate Major… Read More
  • Get your mangonada fix at El Roli’s Bites

    Get your mangonada fix at El Roli’s Bites, a new refresquería at 14915 Bellaire Boulevard serving Mexican snacks and ice cream creations in the Sharpstown area. Read More
  • Twistee Treat opens location in Sharpstown

    Grab a cool treat and a selfie at Twistee Treat, an ice cream cone-shaped soft serve stand now open at 8880 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite P, in the Sharpstown area. This location marks the Orlando-based chain’s third Houston outpost. Read More
  • Ohn Korean Eatery finally arrived in Chinatown

    After months of teasing dishes on Instagram, Mike Tran’s late-night haunt Ohn Korean Eatery finally arrived in Chinatown with a full lineup of Korean bar food and soju. Located in the Yun-Lu Center at 9630 Clarewood Drive, Suite 116, next to sister establishment Mein, the clubby-chic… Read More
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    Dump the Pump - Thursday, June 15th - FREE Rides on METRO

    On Thursday, June 15th, “Dump the Pump” Day will be held. This annual national initiative raises awareness about the benefits of using transit and encourages people to ride transit instead of driving and save money. METRO will provide FREE rides on local, park and ride and light rail… Read More
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    District J Journal -June 9, 2017

    City Council Passes 2018 Budget On Wednesday, May 31st, City Council adopted its General Operating Budget for FY 2018. The $2.38 Billion General Operating budget is funded in large part by ad valorem real property taxes, sales taxes and some fees. The City's CIP (Capital Improvement Plan)… Read More
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    BARC Participating in National No-Kill "Just One Day" Event on Sunday, June 11

    The animal shelter is featuring $5 and $1 Adoption Specials June 10 - 11 BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will join numerous animal shelters and organizations across the U.S. for the national no kill “Just One Day” event. BARC will not euthanize any animals that can be saved. This is the… Read More
  • Houston children to get free summer meals during appointments at nine WIC centers

    The Houston Health Department’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and the Houston Food Bank will provide free healthy meals to children during summer appointments at nine WIC centers across the city. Children up to age 5 with a WIC appointment will receive breakfast or lunch… Read More
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    City of Houston Announces “Liftoff Houston” 2017 Start Up Business Plan Competition

    Capital One Bank Sponsors Business Plan Competition – Celebrating Fifth Year HOUSTON - (June 7, 2017) – The City of Houston and Capital One Bank are pleased to announce the 2017 launch of the “Liftoff Houston” Start Up Business Plan Competition; a program that is helping to launch new… Read More
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    Reporting Suspicious Activity Helps Keep Houston Safe

    While there are no specific or credible threats to the Houston area, the Mayor's Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security wants to remind residents of their role in preventing terrorism. Preventing Terrorism The best way Houston area residents can help prevent terrorist attacks from… Read More
  • Mayor Turner Announces Meaningful Change for Veterans

    HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner announces a $2.3 million mental health grant for local veterans has been secured by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant was awarded by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission and will fund… Read More
  • METRO Summer of Fun Pass/QR Card for K-12 Students

    Get ready for a summer of fun! METRO is taking students to all the fun for FREE with the Student Summer of Fun Pass. It gives K- 12 students free rides on METRORail, local buses and Park & Ride services June 1, 2017 through Sept.1, 2017. The fun continues even when students head back to… Read More
  • AREAA Houston affordable homeownership June13 2017

    Free: AREAA Houston Affordable Homeownership Luncheon

    Join us to learn about the programs and tools that are available for your clients. Meet with industry partners and professionals who will share their expertise and experiences. Read More
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    City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App

    The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using… Read More
  • 'The best Sichuan restaurant in America' quietly arrives in Houston with Chinatown location

    By Eric Sandler, CultureMap Houston A critically-acclaimed Chinese restaurant with roots in another city recently opened a Houston location. Before heading to the comments section to respond with an angry diatribe about how overhyped Yauatcha is, know that this article isn’t about the dim… Read More
  • Fox26's Hometown Friday Series featuring local businesses

    Fox26's Hometown Friday published several videos that feature local businesses. Click on the links below to take a look... Hometown Friday - Class 502 Hometown Friday - Mein… Read More
  • Fox26: Business development in 'New' Chinatown

    Fox26 reported today about business development in 'New' Chinatown. Head over to their site to watch the news clip. Read More
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    The City of Houston requests your feedback

    The City of Houston is collaborating with Rice University to study how people respond to severe weather. We are asking for your help with a study that will take less than 2 minutes. Your information will valuable for helping the City understand how people cope with severe weather. The… Read More
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    Southwest Houston District J

    Welcoming our New HPD Chief and Captains District J has been blessed in the past with a great team of Houston Police Department personnel in Southwest Houston. Recently, Chief Provost, of our area's overarching Patrol Region 3, and South Gessner Division's Captain Robertson retired from… Read More
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    GO Neighborhoods is expanding

    GO Neighborhoods is Growing! Dear Partner, We are excited to share that LISC's Great Opportunities (GO) Neighborhoods initiative is expanding in 2017! JOIN US - we are hosting one of two information sessions this Thursday. GO Neighborhoods is a multi-year, place based approach to… Read More
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    Storm Update Appeal

    Here’s the latest information I have on Red Cross disaster relief efforts in northeast Texas. We have called our teams in, out of the field in anticipation of more dangerous weather this afternoon, but are still working to set up our Multi Agency Resource Centers (MARC) in Canton and… Read More