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Mayor Sylvester Turner urges unity at prayer vigil for Hurricane Harvey victims

Sep. 17, 2017Houston Chronicle

Mayor Sylvester Turner and religious leaders urged the city to stay united at a prayer vigil Sunday on the steps of City Hall, as the crisis sparked by Hurricane Harvey has ebbed and local governments return to more normal schedules. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Sep. 15, 2017 in News Articles, This Week at City Hall

This Week: One Year Revenue Cap Suspension Proposed for Harvey Recovery; District C Observes Rosh Hashanah; Resources: Hurricane Harvey Aftermath Continue Reading »

Houston’s ‘Flood Czar’ Says Harvey Has Brought The City To A Decision Point On Flood Control

Sep. 14, 2017Houston Public Media

When we caught up with Houston’s newly-appointed “flood czar” last year, he told us he had no money and no staff.

That’s still largely the case, Stephen Costello told us in an interview on Tuesday at his Houston City Hall office. He now has one paid staff member. Continue Reading »

Updated Resources: Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

Sep. 8, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

**Please report ALL home flooding to the City’s 311 hotline. These reports are critical because they determine the recovery resources Houston may receive from FEMA.**
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Harvey Relief: Local Houston Charities

Sep. 5, 2017Houstonia Magazine

THERE’S THE OLD SAYING that charity starts at home — this is a list of local organizations providing services to residents following Hurricane Harvey. Continue Reading »

Recovery resources for Harvey victims

Aug. 31, 2017Houston Chronicle

Find a comprehensive list of recovery resources below. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Aug. 24, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Severe Weather Predicted: Be Prepared; Last Chance to Apply for 2017 Home Elevation Grant; Public Meeting Materials: Greenbriar Reconstruction Continue Reading »

Artist Celan Bouillet Enlivens New Parking Meters along Allen Parkway

Aug. 23, 2017City of Houston

The City of Houston’s Civic Art Program has completed installation of ten new solar-powered parking meters along Allen Parkway that have been enlivened with artwork by Celan Bouillet. Located between downtown and Taft Street, alongside Buffalo Bayou Park, the parking meters transform once-muted objects into art pieces that all Houstonians can enjoy. Continue Reading »

This Week at City Hall

Aug. 18, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This week: Houston Responds to Charlottesville Violence; Public Meeting: Greenbriar Reconstruction; “Play Everywhere Challenge” Neighborhood Grant Opportunity Continue Reading »

Initial Agreement With Company Building High Speed Rail Line Between Houston And Dallas

Aug. 17, 2017Houston Public Media

Houston is a step closer to getting high-speed rail with City officials and planners working out the details to bring to the Bayou City the bullet train that would eventually connect with Dallas. Continue Reading »