Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:46

Wall’s fall leads German to real love in Houston

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The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 launched an unpredictable sequence of events that led Wolf Guenthert from the West German army to Houston’s Public Works and Engineering Department.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:14

Employees key to OneHouston cost-cutting initiative

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The city’s new OneHouston initiative aims to turn everyday, run of the mill efficiencies into major savings.

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With spirits, ghouls, the dead and undead about to emerge center stage on Halloween, we thought it was appropriate to take a look at one of Houston’s best-kept secrets: the National Museum of Funeral History.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:12

White packs a punch for SWD and in the boxing ring

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Cornelius White’s can-do spirit took him to the top of boxing’s light heavyweight classification. Now it’s making him a valued member of the city’s Solid Waste Management Department.

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From misdemeanors to matrimony, the Municipal Courthouse sees them all. Municipal Courts began offering wedding ceremonies last year.

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After work, city employee goes undercover as a published novelist

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311 agents temporarily trade phone calls for practical field experience to improve customer service.

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SWD expands availability of extremely popular single-stream recycling carts

Thursday, 09 January 2014 16:00

New BARC programs bite away at problems

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Houston's homeless pets are going where?  Check out innovative BARC programs that save animals and control the population. 

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The city of Houston is embarking on a fresh approach to persistent homelessness. Accessing federal funds to build apartments will give people living on the streets for more than a year a place to call home.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:55

Housing gives once homeless man new hope

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Drug addiction was behind Freddie Johnson's two decades of homelessness. But when he put crack cocaine behind him and moved into a low-cost apartment complex, he became living proof that homeless prevention efforts really do work.

A lot has to go just right in order to find "the right one." But the holiday tree matchmakers did a great job this year.

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