City of Houston News

Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department is going through its second round of flood debris collection.  Residents are asked to move debris from homes where cleanup work has begun, homes that missed the first round of collecton, material from leaking roofs or damaged outdoor improvments such as fencing and waste from fallen/boken trees or landscaping.

Residents also are minded to check on their neighbors, especially seniors and the disabled or offer to help them cleanout their homes, move their debris to the curb or report uncollected storm debris.

For help, call 311 or visit

Call 211,



On October 31, 2017, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and HPD commanders will present 28 awards to 130 officers and civilians for their achievement and exceptional service. Awards also go to Officers Ronny Cortex and Jose Munoz, who were shot and wounded while helping officers look for a burglary suspect in the 8700 block of Sterlingshire on February 28, 2017.

The awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium at the Houston Police Academy L.D. Morrison, Dr. Memorial Center at 17000 Aldine Westfield Road.


As Houston continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Sylvester Turner also will accept a donation for the Harvey Relief Fund from several financial institutions on October 31, 2017 at 9 a.m.  It all happens at City Hall, Proclamation Room  at 901 Bagby.

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