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Here you can apply for a job, pay traffic tickets and water bills, find out about Houston events and Council Meeting schedules (.pdf) and the Mayor's Office of Special Events, including Downtown Special Events and Street Closings List (.pdf), and learn about the City government that serves you. View the City's Code of Ordinances and the City Charter. See the Mayor's Photo Gallery or view our homepage photo archive and send us your favorite photo of Houston! Click rotating graphics above for more about the specific events.

First Game at TDECU Stadium
August 29

TDECU StadThe University of Houston's new 40,000 seat on-campus football venue, TDECU Stadium, opens its door for the first game, University of Houston vs. UTSA, at 8:00 pm., on Friday, August 29. The stadium is located along Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street. The University of Houston is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


Future home games this season are Sep. 6 vs. Grambling State, Sep. 20 vs. UNLV, Oct 2 vs. UCF, Oct. 17 vs. Temple, Nov. 8 vs. Tulane, and Nov. 22 vs. Tulsa. ... More ...


Astros August Schedule
August 2014

Houston Astros LogoNow in their second season as an American League team, the Houston Astros continue their 2014 season at Minute Maid Park with games versus the Toronto Blue Jays (July 31 to August 3). The Texas Rangers come to town August 8 to 10, followed by three games versus the Minnesota Twins from August 11 to 13. The Astros conclude the month with seven games in the last seven days, August 25 to 27 vs. the Oakland A's, and August 28 to 31 again against Texas.


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Miller Outdoor Theatre August Schedule
August 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 ...

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown
October 11 and 12

Bayou City Art FestHundreds of Artists, 19 Disciplines, 14 Non-Profits, Music, Food, Beverages, Creative Zones – and Downtown Houston!  Bayou City Art Festival – Downtown is presented each fall by Art Colony Association. Hundreds of artists are joined by music, food and fun. Over the past 43 years, the festivals have raised over $35 million benefitting arts education for children, adults, local arts and community service organizations and Houston parks throughout Greater Houston ... More ...

Wings Over Houston 2014
November 1 and 2

Wings Over HoustonAmong the highlights of the Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, at Ellington Airport. Wings Over Houston Airshow is a non-profit event produced by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). ... More ...

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Fiscal Responsibility and "My Tax Dollars at Work" Web Pages

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To see how your annual property taxes pay for all the services provided by the City of Houston enter your property's appraised value on this new site. ... More ...


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

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