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Receive Plat and Permit Reports by E-mail

Keep up with development and construction projects in your neighborhood. Sign up for the City's E-Plat summary report and the E-Permit report to find out about plat and permit applications. The Plat Summary E-Report contains information about the plats, replats, variances, and special exceptions to plats that will be considered at the upcoming Planning Commission meeting. The report provides locational, plat, and applicant information for each application in an Excel format that can be easily scrolled through, or sorted, based on particular data, such as council district. The Houston Planning Commission meets every other Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall...
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Houston Public Library Restored Library

37The Houston Public Library has extended its service hours by restoring Saturday service to 14 neighborhood libraries throughout the city. The District K neighborhood libraries that had phased-in restored Saturday hours are: Morris Frank Library, a HPL Express Location (Brays Oaks area) Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library (Fort Bend Houston area) The restoration of service hours took place in phases. In addition, hours was restored to the Central Library, returning it to a seven day a week schedule sometime in the spring or summer. To learn more about the Houston Public Library, Read more

Harris County Attorney’s Office Launches New Speakers Series

173The Harris County Attorney's Office offers speakers who are experts on a wide range of topics that you and your organization might find interesting and educational. The "Community Speakers Series" is designed to benefit the people of the greater Houston and Harris County area by providing information about our Office and the areas of law in which we practice. These programs are intended to help individuals and suggest ways the Attorney's Office can work together to improve neighborhoods and quality of life in Harris County. Upon request, the Attorney's Office...
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Houston Bar Association LegalLine Program – Free Legal Hotline

The Houston Bar Association offers a FREE legal hotline called LegalLine on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The LegalLine Program has been available to Houston area residents since 1985. This hotline services allows constituents to access an attorney free of charge. For more information about the LegalLine Program, contact Lucy Fraga Fisher Cain with the Houston Bar Association at 713-759-1133 or via e-mail at lucyf@hba.org....
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Theatre District Open House – August 25

174If you are a lover of the fine arts, visit the Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall, and the Wortham Theater Center at this year's annual Theater District Open House! Grab an event program when you arrive and check out what's happening throughout the day. Performances will be offered on stage at several of the Theater District's venues, downtown restaurants will offer bites to eat and backstage tours, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25. There will also be an opportunity to purchase season subscriptions to...
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Keep Houston Beautiful – Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards Nominations

178 Keep Houston Beautiful, the City of Houston's Clean City Commission, is now accepting applications for the 29th Annual Mayor's Proud Partner Awards. The deadline for the entries is Monday, August 19, 2013 is available at http://www.houstonbeautiful.org. If you know of a friend, family member, group or organization that deserves recognition for a beautification or clean-up event, an environmental project or program or a community improvement initiative, nominate them today! Any program, project or individual effort, big or small, carried out and substantially completed during the last year to...
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