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.

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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.

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

PWE crews work to smooth the way for Houston’s drivers

Firefighters are ready to battle blazes at a moment's notice. And so are their vehicles, thanks to Andrew Dixon's mechanical know-how.

Take a ride-along with a Solid Waste Management driver. You never know what you might see on the curb on heavy trash day.


Dipti Mathur-Ghorpade, a planner leader with the Planning and Development Department, collaborates with her colleagues to help solve problems and map changes is this changing city, no matter how hectic things become.

McCallister The Mechanic. Billy McCallister, PWE Mechanic, helps keep the city's water systems flowing – even in emergencies

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