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Call for Nominations: 2013 Mayor’s Disability Advocate of the Year Awards

awardNominations are being accepted for the 2013 Mayor's Disability Advocate of the Year Awards (MDAYA) through Monday, September 30, 2013. MDAYA seeks to recognize and honor the contributions of advocates who, through their volunteerism in the community, have provided a notable effort toward increasing Houston community awareness of issues related to disabilities, are working towards dissolution of one or more barriers to people with disabilities or who are the voice for those who have difficulty or cannot represent themselves. Selected from Houston each year are two adult disability advocates (one with a disability...
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National Night Out – Tuesday, October 1, 2013

night_outJoin the Houston Police Department (HPD) at the 30th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. This is an opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors, as well as interact with HPD officers to discuss crime concerns in your community. Additionally, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Police Chief Charles A. McClelland Jr. will visit several communities. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet the officers who patrol your neighborhoods and help strengthen police and community relations. Thousands of citizens in neighborhoods all over the city are expected to step...
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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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