Brenda Bazan Confirmed by City Council as President & CEO of Houston First

Today Houston City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Brenda Bazan as the new president and CEO of the Houston First Corporation (HFC). Bazan will assume responsibilities as the new leader of Houston First, effective immediately.

TxDOT Public Meeting: State Highway 3 Access Management Study

Council Member Dave Martin would like to let District E residents know the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be hosting a public meeting to gather input on an access management study for State Highway 3 (SH 3) from Brookglen ...

Houston Texans Release ILB Brian Cushing

The Houston Texans have released ILB Brian Cushing, the team announced today. Cushing is the team’s all-time leading tackler with 664 total tackles since getting drafted in the first round (15th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

H-E-B Leaders Visit Houston to Offer Guidance On Submitting Unique Products in Statewide Competition

H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best is visiting HOUSTON on Tuesday, February 27 at 10 a.m. to share insight with local food and beverage creators interested in participating in the 2018 statewide competition. Potential entrants are invited to meet ...

Harris County - Houston Sports Authority Announces $50,000 Donation to Star of Hope

Houston Sports Authority CEO Janis Burke and HCHSA Public Relations Director Patti Smith presented Star of Hope CEO and President Hank Rush a check for $50,000.

Grant Applications Now Open for Local Artists and Cultural Nonprofits In Need of Disaster Relief from Harvey Arts Recovery Fund

the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund (HARF), which supports Houston artists, performers, musicians and arts and culture organizations in need of disaster assistance. The second round of grant awards will be distributed this spring and the application is open from Feb. ...

Houston Ebony Opera Guild Presents 27th Annual African American Music Gala

For 27 consecutive years, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild Chorus has presented its ANNUAL AFRICAN MUSIC GALA: A CONCERT OF WORKS BY BLACK COMPOSERS.

Houston ISD Middle Placed On Lockdown After Threatening Social Media Posts

Stevenson Middle School was placed on lockdown this morning after a student made threats on social media.

Harris County Public Health Confirms Flu-Related Pediatric Death

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is confirming a flu-related death of a child in Harris County. This is the first pediatric death in Harris County this flu season (starting October 1, 2017). Due to confidentiality issues and out of respect ...

Midtown Houston Hosts “Lounge on the Lawn:” An All Day Celebration at Midtown Park

On Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Midtown Houston will host Lounge on the Lawn in Midtown Park, the first all-day event for residents, Houstonians and visitors to the Bayou City. Lounge on the Lawn will feature ...

Downtown District Hosts Saint Patrick's Day Concert & Lepre-Con Pub Crawl at Market Square Park

Get lucky this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend with a ton of Irish fun at Market Square Park on Saturday, March 17. Following the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade — one of the largest in the U.S. — make your way to ...

Deadline Extended for Public Input on Changes to Chapter 19

City Council Member Dave Martin appreciates the comments received by many District E residents, and is happy to announce that Mayor Sylvester Turner has changed the deadline for public input on changes to City of Houston Chapter 19 to Monday, ...

Flooding Will Be the Focus of Rice U.’s inaugural Houston-Centered Policy Challenge Feb. 22

Flooding in Meyerland will be the focus of Rice University’s inaugural Houston-Centered Policy (HCP) Challenge, in which teams of students submit policy proposals designed for the real-time challenges faced by Houston communities. Following weeks of workshops and panels with community ...

Houston Black McDonald’s Give 200 Bikes to Local Children

Two hundred local children received new bicycles courtesy of the Black McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston (BMOA). The children and their families took pictures with Birdie, Hamburglar, and Grimace, and got an up-close look at the Ronald McDonald Shoe ...

Mayor Announces New Grants for Artists Pushing the Boundaries at the Grassroots Level

Mayor Sylvester Turner announces the first grants by Let Creativity Happen!, which supports innovative ideas that redefine artistic boundaries and can provide new ways for Houstonians to experience art.