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

SWD expands availability of extremely popular single-stream recycling carts

Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:00

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. 

Thursday, 12 December 2013 16:23

City adopts new model to end chronic homelessness

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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 14:55

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.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:42

Tracing the city holiday tree from forest to fireworks finale

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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.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 10:00

Bethel remains a beacon in Freedmen's Town

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Once a cornerstone of this historic neighborhood, Bethel M.B. Church is now the foundation of city's newest park

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 08:53

Brenda Scott answers a higher calling

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Brenda Scott has worked here for 25 years and has risen to the position of deputy assistant director of Housing and Community Development. Her position as the pastor of a local church is a higher calling.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 08:50

Blazing trails, fighting blazes

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A new Houston Fire Department program offers to bring more females into the pipeline. And there are some takers out there. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 08:43

Shady Lane Park: A neighborhood refuge

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Shady Lane Park has received an extreme makeover and has been transformed into a Northside neighborhood's refuge.

 

As one of the largest airports in the country, Bush Intercontinental is a gateway to Houston, a hive of activity with thousands of daily departures and arrivals — and an art gallery. That’s right: Amazing artworks are sprinkled throughout the terminals. You could even go on your own art crawl the next time you fly in or out of IAH.

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