Voters’ approval this month of a $1 billion bond issue locking in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s landmark pension reforms spurred Moody’s to issue a report upgrading the city’s credit outlook Monday. Continue Reading »
This Week: Houston Observes Veterans’ Day; Reminder: Recycling Resumes Monday; Quality of Life Committee to Meet.
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Houston residents can look forward to a smattering of facility upgrades – including repaired libraries, new community centers and renovated fire stations – thanks to what appeared to be overwhelming voter support for $495 million in public improvement bonds. Continue Reading »
In 1977, the first-ever National Women’s Conference took place in Houston.
This came after the United Nations proclaimed 1975 as the International Women’s Year, which spurred then-President Gerald Ford to create a commission promoting equality between genders. President Jimmy Carter continued that initiative, which eventually lead to the first conference. Continue Reading »
This Week: Recycling Resumes on November 13th; Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston’s non-profit cultural sector; Festival of Abilities; Midtown Super Neighborhood. Continue Reading »
Houston, Texas, October 25, 2017: After a 2-and-a-half-month suspension due to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will resume its curbside recycling collection schedule starting Monday, November 13, 2017. Continue Reading »
Houstonians stockpiling cardboard and aluminum cans, rejoice: the city will resume curbside recycling service next month.
Recycling service has been suspended since Aug. 30, when city waste crews dropped all efforts other than weekly trash pickup to focus on removing the thousands of piles of debris resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Continue Reading »
In this year’s election, Houstonians are asked to cast their ballots on several bond proposals set forth by the City of Houston. These propositions are of the utmost importance to the financial future of our city: Continue Reading »