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Mayor's Office of Communications contact: Janice Evans, Communications Director, Office Phone 832.393.0800, Email to janice.evans@houstontx.gov, or Darian Ward, Press Secretary, Office Phone 832.393.0804, Email to darian.ward@houstontx.gov.

  • October 29, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Directs City Legal Department to Withdraw Pastor Subpoenas
  • October 23, 2014 -- City of Houston Launches Open Data Policy
  • October 20, 2014 -- The City of Houston Welcomes the Amazing Shanghai Exhibit
  • October 17, 2014 -- City Files Amended Pastor Subpoenas
  • October 8, 2014 -- City Debuts Smart Phone / Tablet Friendly Website
  • October 6, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker and White House Council on Environmental Quality Director Mike Boots Tour Buffalo Bayou
  • October 3, 2014 -- Mayor Parker to Get First-Hand Look at Bullet Train
  • October 1, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Reaffirms Sister City Agreement with Chiba, Japan
  • October 1, 2014 -- Houston and Seoul Sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • September 30, 2014 -- Greater Houston Partnership Signs Agreement with Korean Trade Group
  • September 29, 2014 -- IREM® and the City of Houston Collaborate to Boost Local Whole-Building Sustainability Efforts
  • September 29, 2014 -- New Air Service Highlights Beginning of Asian Trade Mission
  • September 27, 2014 -- Mayor Parker to Lead Greater Houston Partnership Investment and Trade Delegation to South Korea and Tokyo
  • September 22, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Launches Mayors National Climate Action Agenda with Los Angeles and Philadelphia
  • September 18, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Welcomes Back SundayStreetsHTX
  • September 10, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Houston Public Library Card Sign-Up Campaign Presented by H-E-B
  • September 5, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Appoints General Plan Steering Committee
  • August 21, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Unveils Fiscally Responsible Firefighter Pension Plan
  • August 20, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Selects New Director for PWE
  • August 7, 2014 -- Houston Television (HTV) Winner In The 35th Annual Telly Awards
  • August 4, 2014 -- HERO Repeal Petition Falls Short of Required Valid Signatures for Ballot
  • July 31, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Impasse with Fire Union
  • July 30, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Selects Leaders For Cultural Plan Process
  • July 23, 2014 -- City to Expand Smoking Ban to All City Parks and Libraries
  • July 17, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Announces Resignation of Public Works Director
  • July 16, 2014 -- Mayor’s Strike-off Blight Program Putting Properties Back in Productive Use
  • July 11, 2014 -- City of Houston Reaches Milestone for One Bin For All Program
  • July 3, 2014 -- Broad-Based Group Ready to Defend HERO
  • July 2, 2014 -- Contract Talks to Resume with Fire Union

  • June 30, 2014 -- Houston Food Desert to Get New Grocery Store
  • June 16, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former City Council Member John Castillo
  • June 16, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Praises Bagby Design: A Milestone for Complete Streets
  • June 10, 2014 -- New Contract Agreement Reached with Fire Union
  • June 6, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Announces “2014 Houston Consular Forum”
  • June 3, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Passing of Annie's List Executive Director
  • May 30, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker/Centerpoint Announce Groundbreaking Agreements
  • May 23, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Receives Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhood Award
  • May 21, 2014 -- City Of Houston Receives National Government Finance Award For Excellence
  • May 20, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces the 2nd Annual City of Houston Open Innovation Hackathon
  • May 15, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Unveils FY 2015 Budget Proposal/ Begins Discussion of Future Fiscal Solutions
  • May 12, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces 62,000 More Homes Added to City’s Automated Curbside Recycling Program
  • April 25, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Visits Houston Sister City Perth to Celebrate 30 Years of Mutual Friendship, Understanding, Trade and Cooperation
  • April 21, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Releases Draft of Equal Rights Ordinance
  • April 21, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker's Hire Houston First Program Awards Over $1 Billion to Local Businesses
  • April 8, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Issues statement About National Equal Pay Day
  • April 4, 2014 -- Mayor Parker releases statement on HPD Homicide Division Investigation
  • April 3, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Timeline for Adoption of Human Rights Protections
  • April 2, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Releases Numbers Showing Dramatic Decline in Houston’s Homeless Population
  • March 28, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Holding Neighborhood Office Hours
  • March 27, 2014 -- Mayors of Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth Announce Their Support of High-Speed Rail Between Houston and Dallas-FortWorth
  • March 27, 2014 -- The Million Mile Month Challenge Launches in Houston
  • March 25, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Goal Zero Fatalities Bike Safety Campaign
  • March 24, 2014 -- City of Houston Breaks Ground on Garden and Nature Playground as Part of National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program
  • March 14, 2014 -- State-of-the-Art Television Studio Opens for Business
  • March 6, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker And EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Tour Buffalo Bayou Project
  • March 5, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker Launches SundayStreetsHTX
  • March 3, 2014 -- HFD Brown-Outs Avoided
  • February 26, 2014 -- City of Houston First City in Texas to use Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds for Energy Efficiency Program
  • February 25, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Issues Statement on Fire Union Lawsuit
  • February 18, 2014 -- Developer Lauded for Saving Trees
  • February 17, 2014 -- Breaking New Ground in Houston’s Fifth Ward
  • February 7, 2014 -- Houston Spaceport Takes Center Stage on South Africa Trip
  • February 6, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker and 40 Mayors Call for International Dialogue on Climate Change to Include Cities
  • February 5, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Commits to Further Reduce City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • February 3, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Tells South African Media Houston Has Much To Offer The World
  • February 3, 2014 -- City of Houston Launches Performance Improvement Portal
  • January 31, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Attends C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit, Leads Trade Delegation to South Africa
  • January 29, 2014 -- Shape Up Houston Launches Million Pound Challenge
  • January 27, 2014 -- City of Houston Awarded GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Grant
  • January 22, 2014 -- City Sues Firefighter Pension System
  • January 16, 2014 -- Mayor Parker Weds Long-Time Partner
  • January 8, 2014 -- City of Houston Adopts Residential Building Energy Efficiency Codes
  • December 11, 2013 -- City of Houston Secures Payment from Developer Who Cut Down Two Protected Trees
  • December 4, 2013 -- City of Houston Recognizes Minority/Small Businesses at First Annual Awards Event
  • December 3, 2013 -- Houston Part of Energy Department Launch of New Better Buildings Accelerators to Boost U.S. Energy Efficiency
  • November 27, 2013 -- City of Houston Settles Long-Standing Lawsuits with Topless Clubs
  • November 26, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Welcomes HFD Chief
  • November 22, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Moves Forward with Consumer Protections for Payday Lending
  • November 21, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Asks Area Churches to Ring Bells in Memory of JFK
  • November 21, 2013 -- City of Houston Launches Update of Newsroom Website
  • November 20, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces New Policy Regarding Benefits for Same Sex Spouses of City Employees
  • November 14, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces Fire Chief's Resignation
  • November 4, 2013 -- Mayor Parker's Statement on Community Leader & Former City Controller Leonel Castillo
  • November 1, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Selected for President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
  • October 29, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker, HFD and HPD Offer Halloween Safety Tips
  • October 24, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Declares Friday “Go Purple Day”
  • October 22, 2013 -- Rich and Nancy Kinder Announce Plans To Donate $50 Million To Houston Parks Board For Bayou Greenways 2020 Project
  • October 16, 2013 -- Mayor Parker, Wells Fargo Announce $760,000 in Grants to Help Provide Housing, Support for Chronically Homeless
  • October 10, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Visionary Complete Streets Policy for Houston
  • October 9, 2013 -- Houston /CompuCycle Partnership Grows to include GREENspot DROPoff for Electronic Scrap Recycling
  • October 7, 2013 -- City Sues Developer for Cutting Down Protected Trees
  • October 2, 2013 -- The Houston Association of Realtors® and City of Houston Release Revolutionary New Mobile App
  • September 27, 2013 -- Houston Awarded Grant for Hiring Police Officers by Department of Justice
  • September 25, 2013 -- Houston Earns Scenic City Award
  • September 20, 2013 -- Mayor Parker/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announce Plans for New Hike and Bike Trail along Sims Bayou
  • September 18, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Kicks Off Mayor's United Against Texting While Driving Campaign
  • September 17, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Honors Five Recipients for 2013 Hispanic Heritage Awards
  • September 16, 2013 -- Mayor Parker, Council Member Davis Kickoff Pilot Project to Nab Illegal Dumpers
  • September 12, 2013 -- Retail Task Force Releases Final Report
  • September 11. 2013 -- City of Houston Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
  • August 31, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Issues Statement on Passing of Harris County D.A. Mike Anderson
  • August 27, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Hires Chief Procurement Officer
  • August 22, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Elected to C40 Steering Committee
  • August 21, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Cuts Insurance Premiums and Copays for City Workers
  • August 20, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Groundbreaking Training to Help Public Teachers Prevent, Recognize and React Responsibly to Child Sexual Abuse
  • August 19, 2013 -- City Receives $300K Settlement to Restore City Park Damaged by Local Developer
  • August 14, 2013 -- President/CEO Named for Houston Independent Crime Lab
  • August 13, 2013 -- Mayor Parker, H-E-B and Central Houston Announce Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Has Been Saved
  • August 12, 2013 -- Houston Public Safety and Homeland Security Director Named to FEMA National Advisory Council
  • August 7, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Issues Statement About Future of Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • August 7, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces Citywide Observance of 50th Anniversary of March on Washington and MLK Dream Speech
  • July 26, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on George Mitchell's Passing
  • July 26, 2013 -- City of Houston Files Lawsuit Against Ambulance Billing Contractor
  • July 23, 2013 -- City of Houston Files Lawsuit Against 16 Major Banks for LIBOR Interest Rate Manipulation
  • July 17, 2013 -- Study Identifies String of Houston Neighborhoods at Higher Risk for Cardiac Arrests Also Lack Knowledge of CPR
  • July 10, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces Winner of "the It Can Wait, Houston" Video Contest
  • June 28, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces Implementation of First City of Houston Hackathon Project
  • June 26, 2013 -- $205 Million Bayou Greenways 2020 Project to Create 150-Mile System within Houston's City Limits
  • June 26, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage Act
  • June 25, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Voting Rights Act Ruling by the Supreme Court
  • June 20, 2013 -- City of Houston Increases Renewable Energy Purchase
  • June 12, 2013 -- City of Houston Issues “One Bin For All” Request for Qualifications
  • June 4, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Housing Authority Demolish Vacant Buildings in Fifth Ward to Make Room for Community Park
  • May 15, 2013 -- Mayor Parker, TSU Sign Agreement for City Employees to Receive Graduate Degree Credits
  • May 14, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Unveils FY14 Budget Proposal Focused on Houston’s Future
  • May 14, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Issues Statement on Property Tax Fairness
  • May 13, 2013 -- Mayor Parker, Council Member Jerry Davis (District B) Celebrate Near Completion of Leland Woods’ First Phase
  • May 8, 2013 -- Houston Passes Ordinance to Protect Cyclists, Others from Vehicular Traffic
  • May 8, 2013 -- Mayor Parker, Houston City Council Increase Minority/Women-Owned/Small Business Participation in City Construction Contracts Citywide Goal Increases to 34%
  • May 1, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Appoints Hispanic Female as New Director of Administrative and Regulatory Affairs
  • May 1, 2013 -- National Forensic Experts Join Houston Forensic Science LGC Team
  • May 1, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces City of Houston Open Innovation Hackathon and Launches Open Data Initiative
  • April 30, 2013 -- City of Houston, Collaborative Promotes Preparedness with Inaugural May Day Houston Event
  • April 26, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Launches New Initiative to Help Houstonians Find Jobs
  • April 18, 2013 -- Houston Juvenile Court Judge Promotes Text-Free Driving Pledge
  • April 17, 2013 -- Public to Vote for Mayor's Community Activist to be Spotlighted at 2013 State of the City
  • April 11, 2013 -- TIRZ 16 Funds to Reforest Memorial Park and Build Post Oak Rapid Transit
  • April 9, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces Selection of Houston’s First Poet Laureate
  • April 4, 2013 -- City to Build Pedestrian Bridge Over Tracks at Bringhurst
  • April 3, 2013 -- Houston bike SHARE program expands fleet to include 21 B-Cycle stations
  • April 2, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Kicks Off Local No Texting While Driving Campaign
  • March 20, 2013 -- City of Houston Website Wins National Transparency Award
  • March 13, 2013 -- Houston Selected as One of Five Winners and the Fan Favorite in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge
  • March 8, 2013 -- Retail Task Force Proves Demand for Downtown Retail
  • March 7, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Cuts the Ribbon at City's New Houston Recovery Center
  • February 13, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces Plan to Eliminate Backlog of Untested Rape Kits
  • February 8, 2013 -- Two City of Houston Development Projects Earn Urban Land Institute 2013 Development of Distinction Award
  • February 6, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Announces Plan to Restore Library Hours
  • January 30, 2013 -- Mayor Parker’s Hire Houston First Program Keeping City Business Local
  • January 24, 2013 -- Mayor Parker, Community Leaders Demolish Last of the Infamous "Dirty Half Dozen"
  • January 23, 2013 -- One and Three-Year Crime Analyses Show Houston Holding the Line on Crime
  • January 10, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Proclaims Friday Go Houston Texans Day
  • January 9, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Major Sponsorship for Houston Bike SHARE Program
  • January 3, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Kicks Off 2013 with Downtown Retail Task Force Creation
  • December 21, 2012 -- City of Houston Wins Access to Public Firefighter Pension Information
  • December 11, 2012 -- Mayor Parker to Formalize Partnership with Governor of Basra Province, Iraq
  • November 30, 2012 -- Gulfgate Area Next Stop for Three Minutes with the Mayor Neighborhood Office Hours
  • November 28, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Announces New Public Access Videophones at Central Library and Bush and Hobby Airports
  • November 28, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Proclaims Friday Dynamo Day
  • November 21, 2012 -- Mayor Parker/Houston Housing Authority Mark Thanksgiving With $100 Million Commitment to HouseHouston Homeless
  • November 19, 2012 -- City of Houston Receives Corporate Commitment Award for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • November 11, 2012 -- 100 Jobs Secured on First Day of Mayor’s Middle East Trade Mission
  • November 9, 2012 -- Effort to House Houston’s Heroes Reaches More than 200 Homeless Military Veterans
  • November 8, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Leads Houston Trade Mission to Middle East
  • November 5, 2012 -- Houston Named as Top 20 Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge
  • November 3, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Launches Urban Grows Initiative
  • November 2, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Announces Settlement with Man Wrongly Convicted by Faulty Analysis of Scientific Evidence
  • November 1, 2012 -- Houston Dynamo, City of Houston Encourage Fans to Wear Orange Tomorrow for “Dynamo Day”
  • October 24, 2012 -- Houston Airport System Launches Aviation Club to Boost the Next Generation of Aviation and Aerospace Leaders
  • October 22, 2012 -- Mayor Parker and Council Member Laster Announce Removal of Dangerous Condos
  • October 18, 2012 -- Commemorative Tree Planting at Hermann Park Japanese Garden for Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial
  • October 17, 2012 -- Houston Businesses Secure Hundreds of Thousands in Bonds through Bonding Education Program
  • October 16, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on The Passing of Texas State Senator Mario Gallegos
  • October 15, 2012 -- Houston Mayor, NASA Administrator & Russian Ambassador Dedicate Gifts of Artworks Honoring Russian and US Space Pioneers
  • October 3, 2012 -- American Planning Association Designates Buffalo Bayou a Top 10 Great Public Space for 2012
  • October 1, 2012 -- City of Houston Recognized as One of Houston’s Best and Brightest Employers
  • September 27, 2012 -- Yale Street Bridge Load Limit Further Reduced by TxDOT
  • September 26, 2012 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces World-Class Skate Park and Park Without Limits for North Houston
  • September 14, 2012 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Houston Meets Challenge to House Homeless Military Vets
  • September 12, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Launches Healthy Houston Initiative
  • September 4, 2012 -- City of Houston Awards More Than $339M in Contracts to Small, Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Houston Businesses
  • August 27, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Passing of Ernest McGowen, Sr.
  • August 22, 2012 -- City of Houston to Launch First Municipal Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Program
  • August 16, 2012 -- City of Houston Breaks Ground for New Houston Center for Sobriety
  • August 3, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement of METRO Proposal
  • July 26, 2012 -- After Recent Shooting, City Officials Reinforce Run.Hide.Fight.
  • July 20, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Calls for Renewed Negotiations in Janitors' Strike
  • July 13, 2012 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces New Water Conservation Task Force
  • July 11, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Proposes $410 Million Public Improvement Bond Package
  • July 10, 2012 -- Mayor Parker, City of Houston Victorious in ReBuild Houston Appeal
  • June 29, 2012 -- Houston Named Among Top U.S. Cities for Best Businesses and Careers by Forbes Magazine
  • June 13, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Touts Houston City Gardens Mentioned in First Lady Obama’s New Book
  • June 8, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Urges Fair Resolution of Labor Dispute Between Local Janitors and Their Employers
  • June 7, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Announces Federal Grant to Expand Solar Installations
  • June 5, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Wins City Council Approval of Independent Crime Lab
  • June 5, 2012 -- HERO Urges Public Help Following City Worker’s Death In Accident While On Duty
  • May 31, 2012 -- Mayor Parker, City Council Appoint Directors for Housing and Neighborhoods Departments
  • May 30, 2012 -- Houston's Mayor Parker, City Council Approve Southwest Airlines' International Expansion Proposal for Hobby Airport
  • May 24, 2012 -- New Report Confirms Positive Economic Impact from International Service at Hobby Airport
  • May 23, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Strikes Deal for Southwest to pay for Entire Hobby Expansion
  • May 17, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Recommends Board of Directors for Proposed Houston Forensic Science Center
  • May 16, 2012 -- City of Houston Takes Legal Action to Gain Access to Public Pension Information
  • May 16, 2012 -- City Council Approves New Houston Sobering Center
  • May 15, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Unveils Budget Proposal That Maintains Focus on Jobs, Public Safety
  • May 9, 2012 -- Mayor Parker, HUD, Community Leaders Announce Target Areas to Receive $151M in Disaster Recovery Funds
  • May 3, 2012 -- City of Houston Launches Enhanced Effort to Collect Delinquent Water Payments
  • May 2, 2012 -- Mayor Annise Parker Launches Public Bike Share Program
  • May 1, 2012 -- Houston to get Help for Housing Market with Wells Fargo 'NeighborhoodLIFT' Homebuyer Event and Home Preservation Workshop
  • April 27, 2012 -- City of Houston Receives State Grant For Solar Installation And Wind Turbines For City's New LEED Gold One-Stop Permitting Center
  • April 25, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Gives President Calderón Key to the City
  • April 18, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Announces "Love Your Block" Grants
  • April 12, 2012 -- Mayor Parker, Houstonians Join Nationwide Water & Energy Saving Contest
  • April 12, 2012 -- RE-Plant Memorial Park Forestry Plan Announced Multi-Part Project To Be Covered By Private Donations
  • April 11, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Welcomes 200 New Jobs as Direct Energy Moves Headquarters to Houston
  • April 9, 2012 -- Statement from Mayor Parker Regarding Proposed International Service at Hobby Airport
  • April 4, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Selects City's Electricity Provider Consistent with Hire Houston First
  • April 3, 2012 -- Spring Branch Next Stop for Three Minutes with the Mayor Neighborhood Office Hours
  • March 29, 2012 -- Fifth Day of Mayor's Brazilian Trade Mission Yields 6th Agreement
  • March 29, 2012 -- Lone Star College System Workforce Training Partnership Latest Agreement Signed in Brazil
  • March 28, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Officially Launches Houston's Partnership with Rio de Janeiro
  • March 26, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Signs Cooperative Agreement with Sao Paulo Mayor
  • March 23, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Leads Local Business Delegation Trip To Brazil
  • March 22, 2011 -- Houston Partners with Shanghai, China, in Cross-Promotion Efforts
  • March 21, 2012 -- Mayor Parker, Astros Announce Details of Welcome Home Parade for Iraq Vets
  • March 20, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Recommends Further Discussion on Charitable Food Service Ordinance
  • March 15, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Announces City of Houston Receives IBM Grant
  • March 14, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Firefighter Passing
  • March 8, 2012 -- City of Houston Wins National Award for Website Transparency
  • March 7, 2012 -- Mayor Parker and Comcast SportsNet Houston Announce Major Local Sports Media Investment and Jobs
  • March 6, 2012 -- Houston Mayor Proposes New Safeguards for Charitable Feeding
  • February 29, 2012 -- Mayor Parker's visit to Texas Children's Hospital (TCH)
  • February 29, 2012 -- City of Houston Given Highest Award in Texas for Employer Support of National Guard, Reserve Employees
  • February 28, 2012 -- SPRING BREAK HOUSTON Planning for visitors
  • February 28, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Unveils Plan For Sobering Center
  • February 27, 2012 -- Mayor Parker First to Announce Participation in Comcast Local Media Initiative, Houston's Voice to Highlight All Things Houston Through Video
  • February 13, 2012 -- Occupy Houston Effort Ends to Allow Work on Downtown Park
  • January 26, 2012 -- Houston Joins New Nationwide Energy Efficiency Challenge
  • January 21, 2012 -- City of Houston Negotiates End to Red Light Camera Vendor Lawsuit
  • January 19, 2012 -- City of Houston Claims Victory as Illegal Signs Come Down
  • January 11, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Selects New Leadership for City IT, Fleet Departments
  • January 11, 2012 -- Mayor Parker Rescinds Stage Two Water Shortage Measures
  • January 9, 2012 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Third Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Class
  • January 4, 2012 -- Houston’s Murder Rate Hits Historic Low in 2011
  • December 22, 2011 -- Temporary BBQ Pit & Smoking Ban Lifted in All COH Parks
  • December 20, 2011 -- City of Houston Helps Local Civic Club Fight Negligent Neighbor
  • December 14, 2011 -- $55 Million Buffalo Bayou Park Project Receives Green Light
  • December 5, 2011 -- Temporary Barbecue & Smoking Ban To Be Lifted In All But Twelve City Parks
  • November 29, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Announces New Partnership with HUD
  • November 15, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker and Mayors of Major US Cities Visit Israel to Explore Areas for Bilateral Cooperation
  • November 9, 2011 -- Houston To Celebrate Citizenship Week
  • October 28, 2011 -- City to Convert Historic Fifth Ward Deluxe Theater for TSU
  • October 27, 2011 -- Clear Direction Urged for Saving NASA Jobs
  • October 26, 2011 -- Houston Goes Global; Flexes its International Muscle to the World
  • October 24, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Plan to Preserve Historic Rufus Cage Elementary School
  • October 3, 2011 -- Mayor Parker, Community Leaders Present Houston's First Graduating Class from Goldman Sachs Foundation Small Business Educational Program
  • September 28, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Improved Business Opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Firms
  • September 16, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Extends Parks Burn Ban To Include Smoking
  • September 9, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces New Fire Safety Campaign for City Parks
  • August 25, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker Welcomes Federal Grants for City of Houston Homeland Security Projects
  • August 24, 2011 -- Houston Job Watch
  • August 17, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Releases Statement on Passing of Helen Chang, Mayor's Director of International Trade & Development
  • August 15, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Orders Mandatory Water Conservation Measures
  • August 6, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Partners With Reliant Energy To Air Condition Hot Houston Homes
  • July 28, 2011 -- Hiring Local Keeps Local Jobs
  • July 26, 2011 -- Houston Mayor and METRO Seek Common Ground on East End Line
  • July 6, 2011 -- City of Houston Seeks Permission to Appeal Red Light Camera Decision
  • June 18, 2011 -- Mayor Parker's Statement on Ratification of Firefighter Contract
  • June 18, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Partners with Local Pest Control Group to Provide Free Extermination Services for Needy Houstonians
  • June 17, 2011 -- United States Conference of Mayors Names Mayor Annise Parker as First Place Winner for 2011 Mayors' Climate Protection Award
  • June 17, 2011 -- Mayor Parker's Statement on Red Light Camera Ruling
  • June 16, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Announces New Drainage Fee Structure
  • May 24, 2011 -- City of Houston Prevails in Prop 1 Language Lawsuit
  • May 21, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Kicks Off Demolition of 400 Hazardous Buildings with 2nd Annual Demo Day
  • May 19, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Unveils Budget Proposal that Preserves Public Safety as Priority
  • May 18, 2011 -- Mayor Parker and HPOPS Announce Deal to Save Police and Jailer Jobs
  • May 17, 2011 -- Distinguished Author, Historian and Noted Preservationist Receives Mayor's Award for Outstanding Efforts in Historic Preservation
  • May 16, 2011 -- Mayor Parker's Comments On Fire Union Negotiations
  • May 10, 2011 -- Mayor Parker, Community Leaders Present Consensus Redistricting Map
  • May 9, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Calls for Consolidation of Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department with Hotel Corporation
  • April 22, 2011 -- City of Houston Scores Major Victory in Water Rate Lawsuit
  • April 21, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Unveils Revamped SafeClear Program
  • April 20, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Encourages "LightsOut" Houston, Invites Public to Celebrate Earth Day
  • April 18, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Picks Director for New Office of Business Opportunities
  • April 18, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Issues Statement on Passing of Joe Roach
  • April 14, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Reveals New Detention Area and Future Neighborhood Center in NW Houston
  • April 12, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Issues Statement on Shuttle Decision
  • March 31, 2011 -- Sundance Cinema to Open in Bayou Place
  • March 28, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Launches HoustonSERVICE.org
  • March 25, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Announces New Rebuild Houston Funding Plan with Exemptions and Assistance for Low Income
  • March 3, 2011 -- City of Houston Launches New Arterial Travel Time Tool in West Houston
  • February 24, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Announces $25 Million Partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative in Houston
  • February 18, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Announces New Police Oversight Initiatives
  • February 17, 2011 -- Mayor Parker Issues Statement About 2010 Census Numbers
  • February 8, 2011 -- Three City Facilities Recognized for Preservation Efforts
  • January 27, 2011 -- City of Houston Signs 5-Year Agreement to Remove Graffiti
  • January 6, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
  • December 7, 2010 -- Mayor Parker and HISD Superintendent Grier Propose Possible Cooperative Green Initiatives
  • December 6, 2010 -- Demolition Begins at Ella Square Apartments
  • December 3, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Details Voluntary Furlough Plan for City Employees
  • December 1, 2010 -- City Hall Goes Red for World AIDS Day
  • November 19, 2010 -- City Legal Claims Another Victory in Fight Against Slumlords
  • November 17, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Selects New General Services Department Director
  • October 30, 2010 -- City of Houston Negotiates Plan for Angel Ridge Apartments
  • October 29, 2010 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Local Team Chosen to Help Address Land Use Challenge in National Fellowship Program
  • October 22, 2010 -- Houstonians Shatter Previous Census Participation Records
  • October 21, 2010 -- 59 Illegal Billboards to Come Down Following City of Houston Court Victory
  • October 15, 2010 --Mayor Parker, Elected Officials in Houston Region Receive $3.75M Grant to Promote Smarter and Sustainable Planning for Jobs and Economic Growth
  • October 14, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Announces New Low-Cost Prescription Drug Program
  • October 8, 2010 -- Houston Public Library Awarded $3.7 Million Federal Grant To Increase Public Computer Access, Connectivity Digital Inclusion Initiative to Benefit from $5.9 Million Expansion
  • October 6, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Names Blue Ribbon Task Force on Building and Standards
  • October 1, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Announces 2010 Hispanic Heritage Awards Recipients and Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board
  • September 30, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Launches City Hall Victory Garden
  • September 30, 2010 -- Houston Awarded $10 Million to Hire Police Officers
  • September 30, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Save Human Space Flight
  • September 23, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Names Cameron Waldner the City of Houston's First Chief Service Officer
  • September 23, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Emphasizes Need for Uniform National Public Safety Communication Network to U.S. Senate Committee
  • August 25, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Taps Terry Garrison to be Houston’s New Fire Chief
  • August 6, 2010 --Mayor Parker Greets TSU Students Halfway Around the World
  • August 6, 2010 -- Reorganization of Houston Housing and Community Development Department Announced
  • August 5, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Takes First Steps to Open Air Travel from Houston to Chonquing, China
  • July 28, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker announces the City of Houston Challenge to CenterPoint Energy Electric Rate Increase
  • July 26, 2010 -- Houston Teens Invited to Apply Now for Mayor's Youth Council
  • July 22, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker announces expansion of Electric Vehicle program
  • July 20, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Announces Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance Amendments
  • July 16, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Optimistic About Senate NASA Plan
  • July 14, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Makes Her Pick for Public Works Director
  • July 5, 2010 -- Neigborhood Eyesore In South Houston To Finally Come Down
  • June 30, 2010 -- City Receives $200K Grant to Promote Volunteerism
  • June 11, 2010 -- Local Pest Control Group to Help Two Houston Neighborhoods
  • June 3, 2010 -- Sen. Cornyn, Houston Mayor Parker to Host Press Conference Announcing Introduction of Bill to Stop Sale of Murderabilia
  • June 2, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Forms Advisory Panel On Continental Merger
  • June 1, 2010 -- 2010 Hurricane Readiness Addressed by Harris County Judge Emmett, Houston Mayor Parker
  • May 28, 2010 -- City Debuts Virtual Newsroom
  • May 22, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Orders ‘Demolition Day’ of Dangerous Buildings in Houston
  • May 19, 2010 -- Mayor Parker's Statement on Officer Mani
  • May 11, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Balances City Budget Without Tax Hike Or Major Service Cuts
  • May 7, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Releases Statement About Frank Wilson’s Resignation
  • May 2, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Releases Optimistic Statement About Airline Merger
  • April 30, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Named Among Top 25 Leaders in 2010 Time 100 List
  • April 28, 2010 -- Houston Census Response Tops 2000
  • April 27, 2010 -- $1.3M Grant Awarded to City of Houston for Solar-Powered Generators During Emergencies
  • April 21, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Picks Municipal Court Director
  • April 14, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Selects Houston Airport System Director
  • April 7, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Picks new City Attorney and Housing Director
  • March 30, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Names Charles McClelland as Houston Police Chief
  • March 26, 2010 -- Houston Makes Top Ten List for Most Energy Efficient Buildings
  • March 25, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Invites President Obama to JSC
  • March 24, 2010 -- Mayor Names Ada Edwards Interim Director of Housing and Community Development Department
  • March 23, 2010 -- Mayor Parker Plans Police Chief Announcement By End Of Month
  • March 18, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Names Five New METRO Appointees/Releases METRO Transition Team Reports
  • March 15, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Fights for NASA/METRO Funding in Nation’s Capitol
  • March 9, 2010 -- Mayor Parker to sign agreement to promote trade and business opportunities in Mexico
  • March 9, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker announces City of Houston Challenge to CenterPoint Energy Gas Rate Increase
  • March 8, 2010 -- Olympic Medalist and Houstonian Chad Hedrick To Be Honored At City Hall
  • February 10, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Names Human Resources Director
  • February 5, 2010 -- Municipal Court Presiding Judge Steps Down
  • February 5, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Announces Electric Vehicle Partnership With Nissan
  • January 25, 2010 -- City of Houston Launches Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Efficiency Project
  • January 24, 2010 -- Mayor Annise Parker Issues Statement on the Passing of Robert Mosbacher
  • January 2, 2010 -- Mayor Parker and City Controller Sworn In
  • December 29, 2009 -- City of Houston Inaugural Events Announced
  • December 17, 2009 -- Mayor-elect Annise Parker announces transition team leaders