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City’s Pro-Bono Deed Restriction Program

The Department of Neighborhoods will assist civic associations or civic clubs in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods with creating new, or modifying existing, deed restrictions via a resurrected Deed Restrictions Pro Bono Program. The Department of Neighborhoods will work with City Council offices in identifying civic associations that may be qualified to participate in the Program. Eligible organizations will be referred to pro bono legal counsel via the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (HVLP). The Department of Neighborhoods will not directly assist with the drafting or modification of deed restrictions but rather act as a facilitator for pairing civic associations or civic clubs...
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New Communication Lines to Sexual Assault Victims

The Houston Police Department unveiled a new line of open communications to improve sexual assault investigations. The Sexual Assault Information Line was created to give survivors of sexual assaults a resource to contact HPD about their cases. The phone line provides survivors an opportunity to contact HPD on their own terms. In addition, victims can now submit inquiries via email at SAinfo@houstonpolice.org. Hours of operation for the information line are Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During evening hours and on weekends, a voicemail system will activate, allowing callers to leave a message that will...
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Annual Tour de Houston Rolls through the City

278The annual Tour de Houston, presented by the Apache Corporation, will take place Sunday, March 16, 2014. The annual fundraising bike ride will consist of a 20, 45, and 70 mile route. Funds raised from this year's ride will benefit Houston's reforestation efforts through our non-profit partner, Houston Parks Board, dedicated to creating, improving and protecting parkland in the greater Houston region. While Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation is a fundraising ride, it also serves as a recommended ride for the BP MS 150. We encourage BP MS 150 participants to...
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The Art of Transportation: 40th Anniversary of the MPO

H-GAC will be celebrating 40 years of service as the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in February 2014. This anniversary will be an opportunity to highlight major transportation milestones from 1974 to 2014. A photo exhibit featuring key transportation projects is planned to be shown at Two Allen Center (mezzanine area) through the month of February, 2014 during regular business hours. Images from multimodal transportation agencies in the eight-county region have been selected to be part of this celebration of four decades of transportation planning.
40th Anniversary of the MPO - Opening Ceremony Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Two Allen...
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