Brays Bayou Flood Relief on Fast-Track

Coalition of federal, state, and county levels of government will fast-track long-awaited flood relief for Houston families along the Brays Bayou watershed.

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Brays Bayou

Taiwanese President Visits Houston

Ellen was honored to meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the first female President of Taiwan.

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President of Taiwan!

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Feb. 13, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

Annual Service Changes to METRO Routes

Service changes are coming to more than two dozen METRO bus routes beginning Feb. 12, 2017. The primary goals of the adjustments are to reduce crowding and improve on-time performance.  Continue Reading »

Feb. 13, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

Annual District C CIP Meeting Set

Mayor Pro Tem Cohen will host District C’s annual Capital Improvement Plan Meeting on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:30PM at the West Gray Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (MAP)Continue Reading »

Feb. 1, 2017City of Houston

2017 Brings Increased Funding for Arts Groups

City Council today approved budget plans to support thousands of arts and cultural programs in 2017, along with an increase in grant funding available to small organizations. More than 250 local nonprofit arts and cultural organizations will present a wide range of offerings this year for people of all ages, including numerous free activities. Through a contract for the support, advancement and promotion of the arts with four agencies—Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Museum District Association, Miller Theatre Advisory Board and Theater District Improvement—the City of Houston invests in Houston’s  cultural development and enhances tourism. The approved plans authorize the distribution of an estimated $15,425,000 by the four agencies in 2017. As part of this year’s authorization, Houston Arts Alliance is increasing its budget for grants by six percent. Continue Reading »

Jan. 26, 2017Houstonia Magazine

Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration

ONE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S MANY CAMPAIGN PROMISES was to ”end sanctuary cities.” On Wednesday, Trump took his first steps toward that end, issuing an executive order called ”Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.Continue Reading »