Category Archives: Projects

Applications Being Accepted for Police Chief’s Youth Police Advisory Council

The Houston Police Department is inviting Houston area high school students to apply for the 2017-2018 Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC). Students will address issues affecting youth and the community, participate in community service projects and attend youth leadership conferences throughout the state. Additionally, the YPAC meets regularly with Chief of Police Art Acevedo and other top HPD officials. YPAC members are required to meet five times during the school year at the HPD Edward A. Thomas Building at 1200 Travis in downtown Houston. Applications are available online at Read more

Council Member Green wants to hear from you…

Council Member Green is polling the District K community to find out how you feel about the proposed measure being presented by Mayor Turner to place the 2018 tax rate of $0.638750/$100 of value on the Wednesday October 18, 2017 Council Agenda. The reasoning behind this tax rate increase is to help pay a share of the costs from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The average Houston home is valued by the Appraisal District at $225,000. That value produces an annual city property tax bill of $1,321. Mayor Turner is asking the City Council to temporarily raise the...
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HISD breaks ground for new $94 million Madison High School building

With 21st century technology and flexible design, the new $94 million Madison High School building will challenge students' imaginations and prepare them for college and careers, said Wanda Adams, president of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education, at a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday, August 24. Construction had already started earlier this summer on the site where the school's athletic fields used to stand, and a new parking lot across the street on White Heather was completed in time for the festivities. The new two-story building...
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