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The city of Houston will begin handing out $150 in gift cards to those who receive their COVID-19 vaccines, after City Council voted to pass the multi-million dollar incentive on Wednesday.
Led by Harris County Public Health, the two programs would create a mental health crisis response team and connect case workers with people at risk of getting involved in violent crimes.
Tuesday marked the first day of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season — meaning it's once again time for Houstonians to begin their emergency planning.
The Houston City Council on Wednesday formally confirmed Mayor Sylvester Turner's pick for the city's new police chief, current Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner.
Houston lifted its boil water advisory Sunday afternoon, after water pressure rose over the last four days to safe levels.
Economic forecast shows the Houston region will need immigrants to continue expanding economically, with major long-term benefits from more immigration and significant economic losses from policies that restrict immigration...
The new headquarters for HPE, the IT spin-off of San Francisco Bay Area-based Hewlett-Packard, is under construction at the company's existing campus in Spring. It's scheduled to open in early 2022.
The program — called “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education, and Support Services,” or HESS — launches Thursday, and includes a support hotline, virtual support groups, and other resources, according to the city’s health...
harris county jail
The report in the Houston Chronicle of September 4, 2020 is inaccurate based on the oversight team (that taxpayers are paying for) who have ignored the problems. The monitors have ignored information provided by...
The 132-acre garden opens today amid a growing movement to create more green spaces for entertainment, conservation, and storm water management throughout Houston.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized 27 trailer loads of opiates from a Woodfield Pharma distribution center. Investigators believe the company lost tens of millions of opiate doses over the past three years.
Houston Police Department (HPD) stats show homicides in the region have increased 42 percent from this time last year, and 91 percent since 2019. Some reports have suggested the city now leads the nation in rising murder...
The City of Houston just got billed for its street lights during the freeze under its variable rate plan. Over $2 million when it normally runs $100,000 a week or so.
After a gushing Houston Chronicle profile about Lina Hidalgo, and now the Hobby Center poll says she is the most popular politician in Harris County, one has to wonder what is going on here? Hidalgo was a graduate student in...
During a recent Rational Middle Podcast, Steven Scarborough, Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Center for Houston’s Future (CHF), discussed
Almost a year into dealing with Covid-19, Harris County (Houston) Judge (really an executive) Lina Hidalgo still doesn't get it or is intentionally trying to injure the private sector. Once again pushing for school closures...
The document contains 104 reform proposals, including changes to the Independent Police Oversight Board and additional mental health crisis training.
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday signed an executive order to implement a new cite-and-release program for the Houston Police Department, which would allow people accused of some low-level crimes to get off with a ticket...
The railroad plans to connect Texas' two biggest cities within 90 minutes. Construction could begin in the first half of next year.
Hurricane Laura
As you may know, Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall late this evening or early tomorrow as a Category 4 Hurricane.

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