Category Archives: Projects

Paying it Forward: Mayor Turner Requests Donations and Volunteers to Assist Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence.

HOUSTON - At the direction of Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Relief Hub will coordinate Houston's Paying It Forward Hurricane Relief Response to Hurricane Florence. The Mayor’s Office has made contact with relief groups in the region that are requesting:
  • Cleaning supplies (with bleach)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Nonperishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Pet food and supplies
The relief effort will accept donations from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 at the George R Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas Dr., Hall B-3 off Chartres St. (located 3rd level Ramp GRB) Mayor Turner will personally hand off...
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Harvey: One Year Later

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and ravaged our coastline. Houston endured more than 50 inches of rain, catastrophic flooding and the loss of vehicles, homes and our most prized possessions. A bright spot in the devastation was the kindness of our fellow Houstonians. When we saw our local law enforcement and public safety officials inundated with calls for help, you stepped up to lend a helping hand. The community came together to help those in need. From checking on our neighbors, assisting in water rescues, volunteering...
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District K Residents Challenging Massive Brine Pond

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Environmental Justice Attorneys Bryan French and Amy Dinn are representing community members of the South Houston Concerned Citizens Coalition (SHCCC) in a legal battle to fend off a massive brine pit proposed in Houston’s District K. The SHCCC recently engaged with LSLA to challenge the 27.2-acre brine pit's permit, approved by the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) in January 2017 and required for operations to begin at the site. Located just west of the Wildcat Golf Club in South Houston, construction on the...
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