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April 2, 2012

Welcome Home Parade for Returning Iraq Veterans
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mayor Annise D. Parker and the City of Houston in partnership with the Houston Astros will host a Welcome Home Parade for Returning Iraq Veterans on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 4 p.m. in downtown Houston. Everyone is invited to show their support and honor our military heroes as we welcome them home.

Rain or shine, the parade will start at 4 p.m. from the corner of Texas at San Jacinto, proceed east on Texas to Crawford, north on Crawford and conclude at Congress. At the end of the parade, the troops will proceed inside Minute Maid Park for a special on-field ceremony just prior to the 6:05 p.m. baseball game as part of the 2012 Astros opening weekend festivities.

For more information about the parade: http://www.houstontx.gov/.
City of Houston Office of Veterans Affairs: www.houstontx.gov/vetaffairs
To purchase Astros tickets: http://www.astros.com/.

NOTE: Area Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves who are still serving in uniform are asked to check in with their unit chain of command who will handle registration by unit.Iraq Veterans no longer serving in uniform are asked to register with Lone Star Veterans Association at http://www.lonestarveterans.org/.

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Houston Money Week April 9-15, 2012

The City of Houston and the Houston Money Week Leadership Committee invite individuals and families to participate in week-long event to learn more about establishing a budget, understanding credit reports and credit scores, small business ownership, first-time home buying, estate planning, teaching kids about money and much more! There are exciting programs and activities for all age groups, income levels and financial backgrounds.

Hundreds of local organizations including the City of Houston, private businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, government and community service agencies along with many other local establishments have collaborated to put together this amazing opportunity to help empower the citizens of Houston to reach financial success.

To learn more about the April 9-15, 2012 Houston Money Week and to see a schedule of events, visit http://www.houstonmoneyweek.org/.

For more information, contact Gwendolyn Condoleo at gwendolyn.condoleo@houstontx.gov or 713.515.3848.

Houston Money Week

Bike to Work Day Friday, April 13, 2012

Mayor Annise D. Parker has declared Friday, April 13, 2012 as Bike to Work Day to encourage riders to choose pedal power for their daily commute to work and to raise awareness of the City's bikeway network.

Organized Bike to Work rides will depart from seven locations around Houston at 7:30 a.m. and end at City Hall around 8 a.m. for a brief presentation by Mayor Parker, Public Works Director Dan Krueger and members of the biking community followed by a free breakfast.

During the City Hall presentation, bicyclists will learn more about upcoming projects and green initiatives, as well as talk about how easy it is to travel through Houston on a bicycle and share information about favorite bike routes and trails.

Air up your tires, put on your best riding attire and meet at one of the seven designated start locations. All riders are encouraged to wear bike helmets while cycling as well as get a bicycle tune up periodically.

Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30 a.m. starting locations:

  • Sun & Ski - Memorial Park Picnic Loop 77027
  • Bikesport- 2909 Joanel Street 77027, 713.850.2502
  • Bike Barn- 5925 Kirby Drive 77005, 713.529.9002
  • Bicycle World & Fitness- 2511 Rice Boulevard 77005, 713.529.0140
  • Daniel Boone Cycles- 5318 Crawford 77004, 713.526.7011
  • West End Bikes- 5427 Blossom Street 77004, 713.861.2271
  • Blue Line Bike Lab- 3302 White Oak Drive 77007, 713.802.1707

For more details visit www.houstonbikeways.org/events.htm or contact Dan Raine at dan.raine@houstontx.gov or 832.395.2692.

Bikeway maps are available at Houston Public Libraries, the Downtown Visitors Center and participating bike shops. A bikeway network map is also available at http://www.houstonbikeways.org/ and all city bikeways are viewable on Google Maps under the Traffic tab.

Bikeways Program


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