Chris Hollins Previews First Television Ad in the City Controller’s Race

Houston City Controller candidate Chris Hollins previewed the first television ad in his campaign for City Controller today. Based on public fundraising reports, Hollins’s campaign is expected to be the only City Controller candidate on broadcast television this election.

Mayor's Youth Council 2023-2024 Takes Oath of Service

Mayor Sylvester Turner administered the oath of office to 20 high school students appointed to the Mayor’s Youth Council at an inauguration ceremony held on September 28 in the City Hall council chambers. In attendance were students’ family members, City ...

City of Houston and Bezos Academy Open Fourth Preschool in South Houston

Community members, elected officials and Bezos leadership joined Mayor Turner to celebrate the grand opening of Houston’s fourth Bezos Academy location, located within the New Hope Housing Reed Family Center in South Houston. The fourth Bezos Academy which offers tuition-free, ...

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis will run for a third term

Rodney Ellis, Commissioner for Harris County Precinct One, announced today that he will seek a third term in 2024. Commissioner Ellis was first elected to Commissioners Court in 2016 and sworn in on January 1, 2017.

Man Sentenced to Life In Prison for Murder of Ex-Girlfriend in Baytown

A Harris County jury on Thursday sentenced a 40-year-old man to life in prison and a $10,000 fine for the 2020 murder of his estranged girlfriend in Baytown, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

METRORail Red Line Weekend Service Interruption

This weekend, METRO will offer modified service on the METRORail Red Line beginning at the start of service on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 and continuing until the end of service.

Discovery Green® to Transform Downtown Park into a Winning Wonderland for Houstonians

The Holiday Season Will Come to Life with an Ice-Skating Rink, Winter Movie Nights, Opportunities to Meet (and Skate With!) Santa, an Incredible Outdoor Art Installation, and more.

Donato Cabrera Guest Conducts the Houston Symphony in Fiesta Sinfónica on October 13, 2023

Mexican-American conductor Donato Cabrera will guest conduct the Houston Symphony on Friday October 13, 2023 at 7:30pm at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (615 Louisiana Street). Cabrera joins the Houston Symphony for its annual Fiesta Sinfónica, a free performance ...

20 Days in Mariupol: A Gripping Documentary and Panel Discussion Event

In an impactful collaboration, FotoFest, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Institute for Global Engagement at the University of Houston proudly present the Texas premiere of "20 Days in Mariupol." This visceral documentary, directed by Pulitzer Prize recipient and Ukrainian photojournalist ...

Celebrating Outstanding Houstonians: Mayor Turner's Tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month

In a heartfelt tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board are shining a spotlight on six remarkable individuals within Houston's vibrant Hispanic community.

Houston Chosen as First City Outside of Africa for Diaspora African Forum Location

Today, Ambassador H.E. Dr. Erieka Bennett, founder and Head of Mission for the Diaspora African Forum (DAF) and leadership visited Houston to scout locations for what will become the first DAF location outside of the African continent. This achievement is ...

METRO Ready to "Upgrade U" with Service to Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour

As Beyoncé fans eagerly await the upcoming RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR at NRG Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, METRO is here to provide convenient and affordable transportation options to the event.

HCDE, Education Foundation of Harris County partner to offer $200,000 in classroom supplies for teachers

Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) and the Education Foundation of Harris County (EFHC) have partnered for the third annual Tools for Teachers program, designed to support Harris County independent school district teachers with classroom supplies for the 2023-2024 school ...

A Walk Helping Children Find Their Voices

The 2023 Houston Walk for Apraxia event will be held on September 30th, 2023 at The Carruth Center to benefit children with apraxia of speech (CAS). The event begins at 9:00 am with a ceremony beginning at 11:00 am. Registration ...

Houston Area Angel Tree Children to Attend STEM NOLA Camp

Houston Area Angel Tree Children to Attend STEM NOLA Camp at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum on Saturday—Camp to Focus on Heart and Circulatory System