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Houston Community College Small Business Happenings

By | 2017-09-13T21:28:54+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Business|

Income Tax Myths & Facts Small Business Owner’s Responsibilities September 16, 10:30am – 1:30pm – HCC Alief Hayes Road, 77082, 3rd Floor, Room A319. Many individuals and small business owners are unaware of their tax responsibilities. The workshop will cover: business tax structure; calculating taxes; federal tax forms; payroll taxes; and sales taxes. Know your responsibilities. [...]

Students Ride METRO for Free Through September

By | 2017-09-09T16:28:45+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Community, Residential|

METRO is offering free rides to all area students through Sept. 30, 2017. Many families are left with limited transportation options and disrupted schedules since the storm. Parents accompanying students to school may also ride for free. Harvey Recovery Free Ride Facts • Free rides for all students K- College • Free rides for parents [...]

Wastewater Treatment Plants Have Been Flooded

By | 2017-09-08T15:12:18+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Community, Residential|

Two of Houston Water’s wastewater treatment plants in west Houston (West District and Turkey Creek) which provide sanitary sewer service to zip codes: 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77077, 77079, 77080, and 77094 (impacted areas are highlighted on the map below) remain flooded in up to 8 feet of water as of Monday, Sept. 4, at [...]

SBA Disaster Information

By | 2017-09-06T19:14:46+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Community, Residential|

How do I file for disaster loans? First – contact FEMA at their website: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call at 1-800-621-3362. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week Second – File for an SBA disaster loan at https://disasterloan.sba.gov or 1 800 659 2955 • Homeowner and renter loans up to $240K ($200Kproperty + $40Kcontents). Interest [...]

Reminder for Solid Waste Management Debris Collection

By | 2017-09-06T10:10:52+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Community, Residential|

Solid Waste Management reminds flood victims of the ongoing collection of storm debris. Please place debris at the curb separated into the following piles: • Vegetative Debris – leaves, logs, plants, tree branches (do not bag). • Construction & Demolition Debris – carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses. • Appliances – dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, [...]

Watch Out for Price Gouging and ICE/HSI Imposters

By | 2017-09-05T17:08:40+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Community, Residential|

Report Price Gouging "If Texans in affected counties believe they have been scammed or encountered price gouging during or after Hurricane Harvey, they should call the Office of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline toll-free at (800) 621-0508 or email consumeremergency@oag.texas.gov. "During declared disasters, state law prohibits businesses from charging exorbitant prices for necessities such [...]