Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities plays key role among Houston’s diverse residents.

Spend a day on the job with Ella Ghica and the airport volunteers whom she calls angels in the terminals. 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 20:10

Legal Eagle: Q&A with City Attorney Ronald Lewis

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After a few months on the job, City Attorney Ronald Lewis reflects on leading the Legal Department.

 

See how Chris Ford safeguards the environment through sustainable practices at the city’s South Post Oak Environmental Service Center.

TaKasha Francis, the new Department of Neighborhoods Director, answers a few questions from City Savvy.

Spend a day on the job with Okey Akwari, a senior epidemiologist. Often compared to the “CSI of the Houston Health Department,” Akwari and his colleagues safeguard public health by tracking the source of potential outbreaks.

 

Houston has earned a reputation as a hub for human trafficking, but the City of Houston is doing something about it. Meet the latest weapon in the city’s arsenal against human trafficking - Minal Patel Davis.

Spend a day on the job with Michael Walter, public information officer for the Office of Emergency Management, which coordinates information and resources across city departments and emergency response agencies.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 20:48

Trying to keep pace with the building boom

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Houston is awash in new construction. Just ask Robert Moore and his fellow building inspectors. They can scarcely keep pace, so Houston’s Permitting Center is recruiting more plans examiners and building inspectors.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:52

Health inspector hogties food dangers at rodeo

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From restaurant kitchens to rodeo concessions, Joseph Raia inspects food to make sure it’s safe for you to eat.

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