Month: November 2013

Topless Clubs Agree to Provide Funds For Creation Of Human Trafficking Unit At HPD

City Of Houston Settles Long-Standing Lawsuits With Topless Clubs Recognizing Houston is a hub for human trafficking, the City and 16 area topless clubs have entered into a novel settlement agreement aimed at addressing this heinous crime, ending litigation dating back to 1997 when City Council imposed new regulations on sexually-oriented businesses. “In the 16 years since City Council acted, no original clubs have closed and new clubs choosing to ignore our regulations have grown in number,” said Mayor Parker. “Establishing a working relationship with these 16 clubs will assist law enforcement in reducing criminal activity, help us combat...

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Veterans Day Celebration: “Houston Salutes American Heroes”

Monday, November 11, 2013 AT&T Veterans Job Fair, Walgreens Veterans Health Fair, Ceremony and H-E-B Parade The City of Houston invites everyone to show support for our Armed Forces at the annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, November 11. The festivities begin at Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston 77002, with the AT&T Veterans Job Fair and Walgreens Veterans Health Fair, open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A moment of silence will be observed at 11 a.m., followed by the 11thhour ceremony in memory of the World War I signing of the Armistice. The American Heroes Parade, sponsored by H-E-B, begins at 12:30 p.m. at Dallas and Bagby, proceeding east Dallas, north on Louisiana, west on Walker, south on Smith and ending at Bagby. Monday, November 11, 2013 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. AT&T Veterans Job Fair • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Walgreens Veterans Health Fair • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ceremony • 12:30 p.m. American Heroes Parade sponsored by H-E-B Free parking is available 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Theater District Parking, Tranquillity Garage, 501 Rusk, Houston 77002, entrances 2 and 5 only. (If you enter the garage prior to 12:30 p.m., parking will remain free for the rest of the day.) For more information about the celebration, visit www.houstontx.gov/nov11. To learn more about the City’s Office of Veterans’...

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Eastwood Park Community Cleanup Project In Full Swing

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) announces the Eastwood Park Community Cleanup project, Saturday, November 2, 8 a.m. to noon in the Second Ward neighborhood. The project is sponsored in partnership with Keep Houston Beautiful (KHB), Second Ward Super Neighborhood Council #63 and Families 4 Better Communities, with corporate support from Tejas Tubular Products, Inc. The project will consist of de-littering along the Harrisburg Sunset Trail, from 200 Bryan Street to 200 Lockwood Drive, and de-littering and mowing at the “pocket park” located at the 200 to 300 blocks of Bryan Street, both in zip code 77011. KHB will provide...

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