By unanimous vote and in record time, Houston City Council approved Mayor Sylvester Turner’s first city budget. In stark contrast to budget discussions of years past that lasted into the wee hours of the next morning, the vote came just before noon May 25 and nearly a month ahead of the normal schedule and with District E Councilman Dave Martin voting in support for the first time since being sworn in on council.Read More
The Bay Access Foundation, in cooperation with Lakewood Yacht Club, kicks off summertime for the kids with six week-long sailing programs. Tailored for beginners, the program’s mission is to promote youth sailing in the Galveston Bay area for kids aged 7-18.Read More
Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has sent thanks to Harris County Commissioners Court for approving and adopting the property tax homestead exemptions.
“Each year, Harris County approves and adopts the homestead and Over-65/Disabled property tax exemptions,” Sullivan said. “This significantly reduces the tax burden for homeowners who qualify for these exemptions.”Read More
The Houston Police Department wants to remind all who plan to enjoy festivities on the waterways, especially during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, to do so in a responsible manner and not drink and operate any form of watercraft.Read More
The Lunar Rendezvous Golf Tournament, originally scheduled for May 23 at Magnolia Creek Golf Club, has been changed to Monday, July 18, with registration at 8 a.m. and a 9 a.m. shotgun start.The golf club is located at 1501 Bay Area Blvd. in League City and a driving range will be available.Read More
NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date.
“This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.”Read More