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BARC Participating in National No-Kill “Just One Day” Event on Sunday, June 11

By | 2017-06-09T14:54:49+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Community, Projects|

The animal shelter is featuring $5 and $1 Adoption Specials June 10 - 11 BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will join numerous animal shelters and organizations across the U.S. for the national no kill “Just One Day” event. BARC will not euthanize any animals that can be saved. This is the sixth year in a [...]

Houston children to get free summer meals during appointments at nine WIC centers

By | 2017-06-09T09:23:11+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Community, Residential|

The Houston Health Department’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and the Houston Food Bank will provide free healthy meals to children during summer appointments at nine WIC centers across the city. Children up to age 5 with a WIC appointment will receive breakfast or lunch between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. starting Tuesday, June [...]

City of Houston Announces “Liftoff Houston” 2017 Start Up Business Plan Competition

By | 2017-06-07T19:59:09+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Business|

Capital One Bank Sponsors Business Plan Competition – Celebrating Fifth Year HOUSTON - (June 7, 2017) – The City of Houston and Capital One Bank are pleased to announce the 2017 launch of the “Liftoff Houston” Start Up Business Plan Competition; a program that is helping to launch new businesses today, for a better Houston [...]

Houston Prevention Takes Back 475 lbs of Prescription Drugs

By | 2017-06-06T17:22:10+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Public Safety|

"Prevetion is not just a strategy. It becomes a way of life." - Frederick Weatherspoon On participating in this year's massive RX drug take back program Prevention Staff Frederick Weatherspoon had this to say: "My experience participating with the drug take back this year was remarkable. I was able to see firsthand how the implementation [...]

My Spring Branch: Jennifer Edwards, 4J Brewing Company

By | 2017-06-05T10:10:34+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight, My Spring Branch|

Jennifer Edwards is co-owner of 4J Brewing Company, which opens in June. Why did you decide to open this brewpub in Spring Branch? I’ve lived in Spring Branch my whole life. My mom went to Spring Branch High School, so she’s been here even longer. I began brewing beer at home with my dad when [...]

Reporting Suspicious Activity Helps Keep Houston Safe

By | 2017-06-05T09:19:49+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Community, Public Safety, Residential|

While there are no specific or credible threats to the Houston area, the Mayor's Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security wants to remind residents of their role in preventing terrorism. Preventing Terrorism The best way Houston area residents can help prevent terrorist attacks from happening is to be vigilant of their surroundings and report [...]