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Harris County Property Tax Deadline

Posted on · Today’s not just the last day in June, it’s the last day Harris County property owners who still owe taxes from last year can pay without a heavy penalty. How heavy? Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt says there are nearly 200,000 property tax accounts still delinquent from 2004, and those people need to pay […]

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HISD Preserves Historic School Building

Posted on · One of Houston’s oldest public schools is getting a complete makeover that includes a partial demolition, but a sizable portion of the historic old school will be preserved and restored. Historic preservation groups hope this will set a trend. The sound you hear is a big back hoe tearing down one of the buildings at […]

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Houston Fire Department Donates Equipment

Posted on · The Houston Fire Department has found a good use for some used but still usable firefighting equipment taking up space in the department’s storage buildings. They’re donating it to another fire department that can use it in South America. About a hundred thousand pounds of firefighting equipment was loaded into two big trucks today, and […]

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Children’s Advocacy Group Unveils Ten Year Plan

Posted on · Two Houston-area children’s advocacy groups have recently merged, and they’re now bringing their programs for children and families together under one roof. Today they’re unveiling a Ten Year Strategic Plan to guide them in that work. Two Houston-area children’s advocacy groups have recently merged, and they’re now bringing their programs for children and families together […]

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Mayor Unveils Capital Improvement Plan

Posted on · Houston Mayor Bill White has unveiled a multi-billion dollar capital improvement plan that includes major flood control improvements in an area hard-hit by Tropical Storm Allison four years ago. Mayor White went to the Houston Gardens neighborhood in northeast Houston to unveil the five year Capital Improvement Plan. Streets in the Gardens are lined with […]