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City of Houston Receives Corporate Commitment Award for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

City of Houston Receives Corporate Commitment Award for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that the City of Houston recently received the Corporate Commitment Award from the Texas Diversity Council. The Texas Diversity Council and Gulf Coast Advisory Board give the award [...]

Houston Named Among Top U.S. Cities for Best Businesses and Careers by Forbes Magazine

Houston Named Among Top U.S. Cities for Best Businesses and Careers by Forbes Magazine

HOUSTON — Mayor Annise Parker today touted Houston’s strong economic climate and vitality as Forbes magazine places Houston among the top 20 cities in the nation in its 14th annual ranking of The Best Places for [...]

New Baggage Claim at Hobby Airport is Open

New Baggage Claim at Hobby Airport is Open

HOUSTON — Improvements continue to arrive at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), as the new baggage claim operation is opened to the public.  The renovated space offers passengers a number of improved features, including new terrazzo [...]

Mayor Parker Touts Houston City Gardens Mentioned in First Lady Obama’s New Book

Mayor Parker Touts Houston City Gardens Mentioned in First Lady Obama’s New Book

HOUSTON — Mayor Annise Parker today announced the Houston City Gardens are highlighted in First Lady Michelle Obama’s new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. The gardens, [...]

Mayor Parker Announces Federal Grant to Expand Solar Installations

Mayor Parker Announces Federal Grant to Expand Solar Installations

HOUSTON — The City of Houston has received $91,572.00 in grant funding to promote market readiness of solar technologies. Grant funding will be used to make installing rooftop solar photovoltaic easier, faster, and cheaper for homeowners and [...]

Mayor Parker, City Council Appoint Directors for Housing and Neighborhoods Departments

Mayor Parker, City Council Appoint Directors for Housing and Neighborhoods Departments

HOUSTON — Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council have confirmed the appointments of two directors – Neil Rackleff for the city’s Housing and Community Development Department and Katherine Tipton for the Department of Neighborhoods. Both [...]

Houston’s Mayor Parker, City Council Approve Southwest Airline’s International Expansion Proposal for Hobby Airport

Houston’s Mayor Parker, City Council Approve Southwest Airline’s International Expansion Proposal for Hobby Airport

HOUSTON — In an overwhelming vote of 16-1, Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council today approved Southwest Airlines' plans for international service at Hobby Airport. The expansion will mean flights to Latin America from Hobby [...]

Mayor Parker announces global care day project

Mayor Parker announces global care day project

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Annise Parker announces a volunteer-driven community service project benefitting persons with disabilities, scheduled to take place in observance of Global Care Day 2012, Saturday, April 14, at the City’s Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, located at 1475 [...]

Mayor Parker Signs Cooperative Agreement with Sao Paulo Mayor

Mayor Parker Signs Cooperative Agreement with Sao Paulo Mayor

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Annise Parker today signed a memorandum of understanding with Gilberto Kassab, mayor of Sao Paulo, Brazil, initiating cooperation between both cities to develop productive relations in different fields of mutual interest. “The hearts of Houston and [...]

Mayor Parker Announces City of Houston Receives IBM Grant

Mayor Parker Announces City of Houston Receives IBM Grant

HOUSTON — Mayor Annise Parker today(March 15 ) announced that City of Houston has been chosen to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant. The grant provides Houston with access to IBM’s top experts to analyze [...]

Texas Children’s Hospital Provides Simulation Training

Texas Children’s Hospital Provides Simulation Training

HOUSTON — The Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital has begun providing Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Pre-hospital Providers (Pedi-STEPPs) to members of the Houston Fire Department (HFD) EMS. A grant from the Cullen Trust for [...]

City of Houston Given Highest Award in Texas for Employer Support of National Guard, Reserve Employees

City of Houston Given Highest Award in Texas for Employer Support of National Guard, Reserve Employees

HOUSTON — Mayor Annise Parker today announced the City of Houston has been named the 2012 Pro Patria Award Recipient for Texas, the highest award given to an employer by the Texas Committee for Employer Support [...]

Texas Warrant Round Up Grace Period Ends February 24

Texas Warrant Round Up Grace Period Ends February 24

HOUSTON — The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department, HPD, and several Harris County Constables, along with dozens of Gulf Coast law enforcement entities, announced their participation in the upcoming “2012 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up” Friday, [...]

Houston Joins New Nationwide Energy Efficiency Challenge

Houston Joins New Nationwide Energy Efficiency Challenge

HOUSTON — Mayor Annise D. Parker today announced the City of Houston’s participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC), a nationwide public-private partnership that seeks to improve energy efficiency 20 percent by [...]

Houston Airport: Groundbreaking Starts Construction of New Terminal B

Houston Airport: Groundbreaking Starts Construction of New Terminal B

HOUSTON —  Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System in partnership with United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today broke ground on the first phase of a three-phase redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental [...]

Mayor Parker Selects New Leadership for City IT, Fleet Departments

HOUSTON — Mayor Annise Parker today announced two new directors for the City of Houston’s Information Technology (IT) and Fleet Management Departments. Charles Thompson will head IT while Kenneth Hoglund will oversee Fleet Management. “We did [...]

Mayor Parker Rescinds Stage Two Water Shortage Measures Water Wise Methods Still Required

Mayor Parker Rescinds Stage Two Water Shortage Measures Water Wise Methods Still Required

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Public Works and Engineering Department announce the City of Houston is lifting the mandatory water conservation measures imposed last summer.  The move follows recent rains and cooler temperatures, [...]

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