City Council last Tuesday concluded its run of budget hearings for Mayor Annise Parker’s proposed spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Continue Reading »
The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is pleased to announce an additional 35,000 households (see list below) will be added to its popular automated curbside recycling program. As part of the expansion, residents in neighborhoods throughout Houston will receive one 96-gallon green automated cart similar to the black automated garbage cart. Continue Reading »
The regular Wednesday morning meeting June 5 was postponed until 2:00 PM.
Mayor Parker and all City Council members attended the memorial service for 4 fallen Fire department officers at Reliant Stadium at 10:00 AM June 5, the time normally scheduled for City Council meetings. Continue Reading »
At the Houston firefighter’s union hall the carefully crafted memorial ribbons number more than 10,000. It is a foreshadowing measure of homage to come. Continue Reading »
Hearings on Mayor Annise Parker’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 (which starts July 1) got underway this week, to a somewhat uneven start. Tuesday saw presentations from the departments of planning, public works and engineering, and housing and community development (links go to video of the presentations). Wednesday hearings covered the departments of health and human services, administration and regulatory affairs, neighborhoods, and the city controller’s office. Continue Reading »
Texas is killing it.
It dominated the recession, crushed the recovery, and in a new analysis of jobs recovered since the downturn, its largest city stands apart as the most powerful job engine in the country — by far. Continue Reading »
It is one of our enduring family photos from youth baseball: my sister dutifully in attendance, my father in a tie, my mother with a confectionary meringue of a bouffant. She looks like Peggy from “Mad Men,” and she is holding neither peanuts nor Cracker Jack but a can of bug spray.
Then the Astrodome opened in 1965, and we took a couple of eager vacation trips to Houston from south Louisiana, where the temperature and humidity seemed surpassed only by the cholesterol count. Continue Reading »