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The City of Houston is Watching and Will Prosecute Illegal Dumpers

The City of Houston (COH) is beginning a pilot project to catch those responsible for illegal dumping. Funding for the project, approximately $250,000, was provided by a budget amendment presented by District B Council Member Jerry Davis. Five surveillance cameras have been placed at undisclosed locations in Davis' northeast Houston City Council district. The exact locations of the cameras will NOT be made public. During the three-month pilot project, Houston Police Department's (HPD) Environmental Investigations Unit (EIU) will monitor and maintain all activity captured by the cameras. When signs of illegal dumping are observed, EIU will send the information to HPD's...
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City of Houston Partners With The Houston Furniture Bank To Recycle Mattresses

matressThe City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), in partnership with The Houston Furniture Bank, has launched a pilot program to recycle mattresses. Instead of going to the landfill, mattresses dropped off at two of the City's six Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers (depositories), will be delivered to The Furniture Bank where the mattresses will be deconstructed and the materials recovered will be recycled into new products. The two containers used to house the mattresses were generously donated by BBVA Compass Bank to The Houston Furniture Bank. Mattresses are accepted at...
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Houston Public Library Wants to Hear from You!

Houston Public Library (HPL) has kicked off the Strategic Master Plan process to provide vision and direction for library services. To help improve their services, HPL needs your help to learn more about the communities it serves. Houstonians are invited to participate in this process by completing a brief survey. It will take about five minutes of your time and will provide HPL staff with input for the future of the library. Even if you do not consider yourself a regular library customer, your opinion is valuable. The survey is available online from Sunday, September 22 through Sunday, October 6, 2013 at...
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Houston Public Library presents the Second Annual Houston LibroFEST

Make plans to attend the Houston Public Library (HPL) book and arts festival on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 1 - 5 p.m. at the HPL Central Library, 500 McKinney Street, Houston 77002. This free festival highlights Hispanic writers and showcases the vibrant culture of the Latino community! Take in the sights and sounds of bilingual storytelling, poetry recitation, children's activities, writing workshops, musical and theatrical performances and much more. LibroFest is part of HPL's month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information visit www.houstonlibrary.org/librofest or call 832.393.1313. To learn more about HPL, visit http://www.houstonlibrary.org/....
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