This Week: Runoff Election Day Tomorrow; the Storm Water Action Team (SWAT) Program; and Lights in the Heights! Continue Reading »
This Week: Federal Disaster Assistance; Special minimum lot size designations; South Central Division Command. Continue Reading »
Houstonians believe they live in an exceptionally generous city. It turns out they’re right, and the numbers prove it.
Charity Navigator, a nonprofit watchdog organization that evaluates charities, has rated Houston as the most generous metropolitan area in the U.S. in 2016 and 2015. Houston slipped to No. 2 in Charity Navigator’s most recent ratings, based on the up-to-date tax forms provided by charities. (San Diego was No. 1) Continue Reading »
This Week: Recycling for ‘A’ Week to Resume; Council Committee on Quality of Life Materials Available Online; World Corporate Games Return; Carl and Melvalene Cohen Plaza Expansion.
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 »