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
Houston Recovers from HarveyThe Planning & Development (P&D) family hopes that everyone is safe and well, considering the extreme circumstance our city experienced over the last two weeks. Hurricane Harvey affected all of us one way or another, but it also brought us together. Houstonians witnessed great service, sacrifice, bravery, kindness, and compassion throughout the city, from first responders, volunteer organizations, and our very own residents. We can all be proud to live and work in such an outstanding city! As we start down a long path towards recovery, many people...
The Solid Waste Management Department will be suspending some of its collection services (yard waste, recycling and junk waste/tree waste).
Department operations are focusing on the current public health issues confronting the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath. Services for self-serve operations will be expanded to accommodate residents who have already begun property removal. Neighborhood depository services will immediately move to a 7-day schedule until further notice. The department is focusing its efforts on disaster debris efforts to speed Houstonians property damage issues.
The Solid Waste Management Department appreciates our customers' patience as we all recover from the...Read more
The unfolding catastrophe due to Hurricane Harvey is staggering! Sadly, the death toll has risen to 29 lives lost. The number of people in shelters continues to rise, new mandatory evacuations due to Barker Dam Reservoir flooding Cinco Ranch in Fort Bend County, Texas and evacuations in Beaumont/Port Arthur continue. The water system is down in Beaumont, making living conditions extremely difficult. A chemical plant explosion in Crosby, Texas at the Arkema facility has forced additional evacuations. A massive response continues to ramp up. More than 750 police officers from Fort Worth, Shreveport, San Antonio and other cities are arriving...Read more