Texans Send Second-Round Draft Pick to The Rams In Exchange for Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks and 2022 Draft Pick

The Houston Texans are in the process of trading their second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the L.A. Rams for wide receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft according to Ian Rapoport of the ...

Mayor Turner Appoints – Mary Benton New Director of Communications

Mayor Sylvester Turner has appointed Mary Benton as the new Director of Communications effective immediately. Benton brings valuable years of experience in media relations, strategic communications, crisis communications, and social media strategy.

Houston First Employees Back On the Job Supporting the City

Houston First Corporation (HFC) is pleased to announce all employees are back on the job and drawing on all of the organization’s resources to support Houston during the pandemic crisis.

HISD announces new food distribution sites for week of April 13

The Houston Independent School District will continue food distribution efforts at 25 sites throughout the district during the week of Monday, April 13.

The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, Eighteen Harris County Elected Officials and Houston Branch of NAACP Joined Together Asking for An Investigation

The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats today joined eighteen elected state Democratic officials from Harris County and the Houston Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. in requesting that Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg and County Attorney Vince Ryan investigate the presence ...

CAIR-Houston Condemns Racist Rant Targeting Owner of Asian Restaurant

The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a racist rant targeting Vietnamese restaurant owner in Houston, Texas.

Therapist Ashley Scott’s Workspace Incorporates Shower Curtain, Family Dog, Plenty of Patience

Reinventing her office space during COVID-19 is an exercise in creativity for Harris County Department of Education occupational therapist Ashley Scott.

TAMU: Welcomes Dr. Kimberly McLeod as Dean of College of Education and Human Services

Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes Dr. Kimberly McLeod as the new dean of the College of Education and Human Services. McLeod will join the university on May 1, 2020.

Commissioner Rodney Ellis Supports Harris County’s Decision to Close Parks on Easter Weekend

To stop the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, Harris County has taken a precautionary measure to close its parks during the Easter weekend.

HISD to Launch HISD @ H.O.M.E. Hotline to Support Distance Learning

The Houston Independent School District will be launching the HISD @ H.O.M.E. Hotline starting Monday, April 13, to provide timely answers to questions from students and parents about distance learning.

Houston Community College Creates Community Partnership to Address Protective Gear Shortages in Houston

Houston Community College (HCC) announced that San Jacinto College, University of Houston at Sugar Land, Fort Bend County Judge’s Office, TX/RX Labs, Alief ISD and Houston ISD have joined efforts to help address personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages for local ...

An Update from Council Member Davis

Reminder that the deadline for the 2020 census has been extended! Please fill it out here! It is important to fill it out for the City of Houston to receive the proper funding in the coming years! If you are ...

METRO Active in Fight Against Spread of COVID-19

METRO is playing an active role in supporting city and county leaders as well as public health officials in the fight against COVID-19 (the coronavirus). From transporting one-third of Texas Medical Center employees to work to providing relief buses for ...

Houston Symphony extends performance cancellations

The Houston Symphony announced that it is extending its concert cancellations, canceling all previously scheduled concerts and community activities through the months of May and June 2020 in order to protect the health of audiences, musicians, and staff.

TWC Cautions Claimants Regarding Fraudulent Calls

Houston’s sports and civic venues will join forces Thursday evening to turn the city blue as part of the global #LightItBlue movement to support the men and women on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.