A major Department of Neighborhoods project chips away at overgrown weeds and illegal dumping at Acres Homes properties spanning a city block.
Spend a day on the job with Shannon Rodriguez, a supervising engineer for Houston Public Works. Rodriguez works her magic when leaks threaten to disrupt drinking water operations.
Spend a day on the job with Ella Ghica and the airport volunteers whom she calls angels in the terminals.
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.
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.
From restaurant kitchens to rodeo concessions, Joseph Raia inspects food to make sure it’s safe for you to eat.