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Survey: Houston Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform

The Houston Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform, at https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2020/police-review-task-force.html, urges all city residents to complete an online survey before midnight Sunday, Aug. 9. The task force is reviewing all Houston Police Department policies and practices. Take the Survey

The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is Accepting Applications

The 2020 application period for Neighborhood Matching Grants is open! Nonprofit 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations can apply for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects funds. The deadline is Nov. 6, 2020. Apply: houstontx.gov/neighborhoods/

The Thomas Telegraph – Vol. 1, Issue 5, 08-06-2020

A WORD FROM COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS District F Residents, I am excited to announce that a second round of funding for the City of Houston's Rental Assistance Program has been unanimously approved by City Council, totaling $20 million. In my role as Chair of the Housing and Community Affairs Committee, I had been in talks with Mayor Turner about this [...]

City Council Approves $20 million Rent Relief Program to Help Houstonians Who Cannot Pay Rent Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council today approved a $20 million rent relief package to help Houstonians who cannot pay rent due to economic challenges caused by COVID-19. Funding for the City's second rental relief package includes $15 million from the the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES [...]

Department of Neighborhoods launches bilingual phone messaging service

“Neighborhood Updates” notify residents of COVID-19 recovery resources and essential city services The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) announces Neighborhood Updates, a new way for Houstonians to stay informed of COVID-19 recovery resources, essential city services, and seasonal advisories via telephone voice and text messages in English and Spanish. The new service is especially catered to seniors, [...]

Thousands of Election Workers Needed in Harris County for the November General Election

The Harris County Clerk’s Office is looking for election workers to staff more than 800 voting centers that will be open for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Election workers are also needed three weeks prior to the election to work at approximately 100 voting centers during the Early Voting period, October 13-30. “We expect [...]

The Thomas Telegraph – Vol. 1, Issue 4, 07-23-2020

A WORD FROM COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS District F Business Owners, I am excited to announce that I, along with my colleagues at City Council, have voted unanimously to pass an ordinance creating the City of Houston's Small Business Economic Relief Program with $15 million in funding. In the midst of everything that has transpired in the last [...]

Houston City Council Passes Small Business Economic Relief Program to Help Local Businesses Survive Challenges Created by the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Mayor Sylvester Turner and members of Houston City Council today passed the City's Small Business Economic Relief Program (SBERP), which will be funded with $15 million of the City's allocated CARES Act 2020 funds. The program is for small businesses that are most in financial need and exhibit a moderate to high likelihood of surviving [...]

Thousands of Students and their Families to receive Backpacks, School Supplies, Food and Masks at Mayor’s Back to School Fest presented by Shell

Mayor Sylvester Turner joined representatives from Shell Oil and the Houston Food Bank to announce details of this year's push to help children and families successfully prepare for the new school year. The  10th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest presented by Shell on will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2020 in the [...]

Weather Advisory: Tropical Storm Hanna

Tropical Depression 8 has now strengthened into Tropical Storm Hanna.  On average, a hurricane season’s eighth named storm doesn’t develop until late September, making Hanna two months ahead of schedule. The trajectory and intensity of the storm may change by the time you read this, but please take safety precautions for this weekend. With more than 6,000 [...]

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