Go Red For Women

Ellen joined Mayor Parker & the American Heart Association to proclaim "Wear Read Day" in Houston. February is National Heart Month. #GoRed

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High-Tech Tools Let More Houstonians Live Car-Free

New study shows Houstonians have more options for getting around if they don't own a vehicle.

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MFAH unveils $450 million redevelopment plan

Project intends to reframe institution as heart of city's cultural life.

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Feb. 25, 2015Houston Public Media

Houston City Council Approves Police Labor Contract

The 3 ½-year contract will bump up entry level salaries for Houston police officers by 20 percent to $42,000. There will also be across-the-board pay raises. Continue Reading »

Feb. 24, 2015Huffington Post

850 DNA Matches In FBI Database After Houston Clears Rape Kit Backlog

Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years in Houston have turned up 850 hits in the FBI’s nationwide database of DNA profiles, marking a major step in the city’s $6 million effort to address the backlog, officials announced Monday. Continue Reading »

Feb. 24, 2015City of Houston

BARC, Friends for Life Partner with Mayor Parker to Introduce Pet Mobile App

Today, Mayor Annise Parker joined BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions and Friends For Life No-Kill Animal Shelter (FFL) to introduce Finding Rover’s revolutionary facial recognition service that helps reunite lost pets with their owners. The two shelters are the first in Houston and fourth in the nation to incorporate the software, which could revolutionize the way shelters are used across the country.  Continue Reading »

Feb. 23, 2015City of Houston

HPD: Help Us, Help You Be Safe on the Sidewalks

Houston police are urging pedestrians to be cautious in and around Houston’s roadways, especially at night.

HPD Captain Matt May of the Traffic Enforcement Division urges pedestrians to follow common sense safety tips to avoid becoming victims of traffic accidents on the HPD YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkTv0cO8lDY. Continue Reading »