June 8, 2007
HOUSTON FEATURED IN THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
Houston has a thriving arts scene, beautiful parks, and vibrant ethnic neighborhoods.
The National Geographic TRAVELER highlights what America 's fourth largest city has to offer in its May/June 2007 edition.
HELP KEEP OUR STREETS SAFE!
The Houston Police Department (HPD) unveiled a new tool on its website for citizens to report minor crimes (theft under $5,000 in loss or criminal mischief under $5,000 in damage). HPD hopes this function will ease some of the burden on patrol divisions and increase its efficiency and level of service to a public that is increasingly expecting to do more business online.
To file a report, visit www.houstonpolice.org and select “File a Minor Police Report”.
CHEVY'S FREEDOM OVER TEXAS WITH FIREWORKS PRESENTED BY SHELL
Houston will celebrate America 's birthday on Wednesday, July 4 th , with an explosive concert by country music duo, Montgomery Gentry, the nation's largest land-based fireworks show and a host of family entertainment.
Chevy's Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell festivities will take place in the heart of downtown Houston at Eleanor Tinsley Park.
For more information, visit www.chevysfreedomovertexas.com.
DONORHOUSTON ONLINE DATABASE
One of the best-kept secrets in our City's not-for-profit community is DonorHouston, www.donorhouston.org. Hundreds of Houston nonprofits, large and small, provide essential human services and urban enrichment activities. DonorHouston provides an important link for online charitable contributions, organizational information, and the identification of collaboration opportunities. You can learn more about DonorHouston at the link above, or through the website of the Greater Houston Community Foundation www.ghcf.org.
MAYOR BILL WHITE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO MAKE HOUSTON A MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT CITY
Mayor Bill White joins officials from Centerpoint, WalMart, Sam's Club and other corporate sponsors of Houston Power to People. This campaign is designed to educate Houstonians on options to reduce energy consumption and save money this summer.
Houstonians are encouraged to take five simple steps to reduce energy. Residents can log on to www.houstonpowertopeople.com for options to save money and a chance to get part of your August power bill paid for you.
MUNICIPAL COURTS CONDUCTS AMNESTY PROGRAM
The City of Houston Municipal Courts will conduct an Amnesty Program effective now through Friday, June 15, 2007 for qualifying defendants who have outstanding warrants and/or delinquent parking tickets.
The Amnesty Program applies to citations delinquent on or before February 28, 2007. Certain penalties/fees may be waived. For more information, visit www.houstontx.gov/courts.
HOUSTON AIRPORT SYSTEM NEWSLETTER
The Houston Airport System produces a monthly newsletter, which highlights operational results, news and events.
To subscribe or view a copy of the Houston Airport System e-newsletter, visit http://www.fly2houston.com/newsletters.