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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 [...]

SBA Houston Virtual Events: July 27-31

PPP & Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Overview Has your business been affected by COVID-19?  Eligible small businesses can apply for both programs.  Learn the basics of each program and how to apply. Tuesday, July 28, 2020: 11:00am to 12:00pm CST CLICK HERE TO JOIN  Thursday, July 30, 2020: 11:00am to 12:00pm CST CLICK HERE TO JOIN   PPP Loan [...]

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 [...]

Alief ISD: Message from the Superintendent, July 23, 2020

In this video, Alief ISD Superintendent HD Chambers and Board President Ann Williams speak to parents, students and staff. Click on the image above to watch the video, or watch here. En este video, el Superintendente de Alief ISD, HD Chambers y Presidenta de la junta escolar, habla con los padres, los estudiantes y el [...]

The Thomas Telegraph – Vol. 1, Issue 3, 07-23-2020

DISTRICT F & J COMMUNITY DAY 2020 Thank you to everyone who volunteered with Council Member Pollard and Council Member Thomas this past weekend, including Mayor Turner, Council Member Sallie Alcorn, and Council Member Caroyln Evans-Shabazz. We would not have been successful without each of you! Together we distributed over 1700 meals and grocery bags, [...]

City of Houston Announces the 10th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest

It is time to register for supplies or to volunteer at the Mayor's Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell. The City has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to distribute food, masks, backpacks, and school supplies for Houston-area elementary students and their families. Event Details Date: Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2020 Time: 8 a.m. – [...]

Alief ISD: Important Message from the Superintendent

I wanted to update you on the progress that Alief ISD is making as the 2020-21 school year rapidly approaches.  In preparation for August 6, the first day of school in Alief ISD, the Alief ISD Board approved the Start of School Plan for the 2020-21 school year during the July 21 Board Meeting. This plan [...]

COVID safety video from Memorial Hermann SW

Spanish-speaking populations in the Houston area are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. Our District is working with Memorial Hermann to get out information in Spanish to our community. Mire estos videos para obtener más información sobre cómo protegerse a usted y su familia del coronavirus. (Watch these videos to learn more about how [...]

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9200 Bissonnet Street

On Sunday, a pedestrian was tragically killed in a hit-and-run crash at 9200 Bissonnet when attempting to cross the street not in a crosswalk. Pedestrians are encouraged to follow these safety tips provided in several different languages from the Houston Police to reduce the rising number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries: English: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/pdfs/brochures/english/Pedestrian-Safety-Awareness.pdf Spanish: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/pdfs/brochures/spanish/Pedestrian-Safety-Awareness-0215-SP.pdf Vietnamese: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/pdfs/brochures/vietnamese/Pedestrian_Safety_Awareness_Vietnamese.pdf Chinese: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/pdfs/brochures/chinese/Pedestrian-Safety-Awareness-12-10-14-Chinese.pdf [...]

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