• Sisters Network Breast Cancer Walk

    Sisters Network Breast Cancer Walk

    Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is a leading voice and the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. The event took place at Discovery Green on Saturday, April 5.

  • BARC Mega Adoption Event - May 3

    BARC Mega Adoption Event - May 3

    BARC is having a mega adoption event on May 3rd in the Heights across from Natural Pawz at Chase Bank, located at 500 W. 19th Houston 77008 from 11am to 5pm! Half off all regular adoption fees. The adoption package includes spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, a one year pet license and age appropriate vaccinations. Come out and join us for adoptions, festivities, food and more!

  • Doggy Party on the Plaza Parade

    Doggy Party on the Plaza Parade

    Mayor Annise Parker served as the “Rescue Me!” Parade Grand Marshal to help support Houston’s rescue message. The event took place at City Centre on Saturday, April 5.

  • SundayStreetsHTX Launches Continues May 4

    SundayStreetsHTX Continues May 4

    SundayStreetsHTx will open White Oak, Westheimer and Washington/Market Square to bicyclists and pedestrians on the first Sundays in April, May and June 2014, respectively. The streets will be open from 11 am – 3 pm.

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  • Tour de Houston

    Tour de Houston

    The annual Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation bike ride took place Sunday, March 16, starting and ending at City Hall. Click this graphic to view the photo gallery.

  • Mayor and EPA Admin Tour Buffalo Bayou Project

    Mayor and EPA Admin Tour Buffalo Bayou Project

    Mayor Annise Parker welcomed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Houston and gave her a tour of the Buffalo Bayou Park construction project, and highlighted Bayou Greenways 2020. The Mayor serves on the President’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

  • City Hall Farmers Market Spring Season

    City Hall Farmers Market Spring Season

    Just in time for this week’s beautiful spring weather, the City Hall Farmers Market will re-open Wednesday, February 19th. The public can enjoy a variety of locally prepared ready-to-eat or packaged to-go foods, pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries and at the same time support sustainable food, all amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting.

  • Trade Mission to South Africa

    Trade Mission to South Africa

    In South Africa with the International Trade Delegation of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Honorable Patrick Gaspard, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, for the C40 Cities Conference, at Sandton Convention Centre

  • Meet and Greet With Cub Scout Pack 455

    Meet and Greet With Cub Scout Pack 455

    Mayor Parker met with members of Cub Scout Pack 455 on January 27. The Pack has served the boys of Westbury for 52 years.

  • Emancipation Park Groundbreaking

    Emancipation Park Groundbreaking

    “We are excited to begin the renovation of Emancipation Park,” said Mayor Parker. “This project recognizes the foresight of the founding fathers who created this park. When completed, we expect Emancipation Park to be a place where people from across the nation will come to celebrate and learn about its history and the freedom it stands for.”

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    Being part of the city workforce is more than just doing a job – it's like being part of a family. Join our family as we work toward making Houston a better place to live. Follow us on Facebook for job tips, notices and more.

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San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment
April 26

San Jacinto Day FestivalThis dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History, the festival is a full day of music, entertainment, food, games and fun set amidst living history. See hundreds of history reenactors recreate the events leading up to Texas winning its independence at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. More ...



Houston Astros Season Opens
April 2014

Houston Astros LogoNow in their second season as an American League team, the Houston Astros begin the 2014 season at Minute Maid Park with three games versus the New York Yankees, followed by a four game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


The second half of April schedule is a three game series against the Kansas City Royals (April 15 to 17), four games against the Oakland A's (April 24 to 27) and two games versus the Washington Nationals (April 29 and 30). More ...

Houston International Festival
April 26 - 27 and May 3 - 4

Houston International FestivalExperience the sights, sounds and tastes of Australia at the 2014 Houston International Festival, held over the course of both weekends of April 26 - 27 and May 3 - 4 in downtown Houston. Event headliners include Asleep at the Wheel, Trudy Lynn, The Family Stone, and Zenteno Spirit. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for youth.


Discount tickets and more information about the festival are online at www.ifest.org.

Miller Outdoor Theatre Season Begins
May 1 to 4, 2014

Miller Outdoor TheatreLeave the neckties and heels at home. Expect quality entertainment from around the world without the daunting dress code of a traditional theater. Miller Outdoor Theatre offers audiences a relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy one another’s company as well as a great performance.


Located on nearly eight acres in the heart of Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre is the only free open-air theatre of its kind in the United States ... More ...

Art Car Parade
May 10

Art Car ParadeThe pinnacle of Houston Art Car Parade Weekend is the Parade itself! On May 10th, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. over 300 jaw-dropping cars, bikes, skaters, and motorized creatures will roll down Allen Parkway, from Waugh Drive to Bagby, and blow the minds of 300,000 spectators.


There's a full day of events leading up to the parade - make sure you get there early!. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas for shade, sunscreen, a camera, and plenty of water! More ...

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Annise D. Parker, Mayor
Annise D. Parker, Mayor ... Photo by Deborah Wallace

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