Greetings from Council Member Mike Knox
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Curbside Recycling Resumes November 13.
After a 2-and-a-half-month suspension due to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts , the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) will resume its curbside recycling collection schedule starting Monday, November 13, 2017.  The resumption of service is as follows: 
  “B Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, November 13, 2017. 
  “A Week” collection will begin the week of Monday, November 20, 2017
National Night Out.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. I enjoy working in the community and visiting Houstonians.
  HPD Cadet Class 232
I had the honor to meet the new class of Houston Police officers who recently graduated from the academy.
God bless these brave young men and women as they proudly wear the badge.
Houston City Council refuses to allow Mayor to raise tax rate.
I was recently reminded by one of my Council colleagues that among our responsibilities on Council is to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. So often, it seems, government forgets those who pay the bills – the taxpayers. Council supported my amendment to reduce the property tax rate by a 15-2 vote. The taxpayers' voices were heard loud and clear.
Swinging for Seniors Golf Tournament.
I participated in Council Member Dwight Boykins' annual Swinging for Seniors Charity Golf Tournament. It is great connecting with folks who need some minor repairs to their homes. 
Eye Care for Kids
Eye Care for Kids provides vision screening at schools and referrals for free exams & glasses for low-income students. For more information:
Greater Houston Restaurant Association Day at City Hall
Honored to present Jonathan Horowitz along with General Managers and Chefs from the Greater Houston Restaurant Association for a Proclamation by Mayor Turner. This group fed untold thousands of First Responders and Volunteers during and for weeks after the hurricane.
Mac DeLaup Day 
Honored to present a Proclamation from Mayor Turner to Mac DeLaup for his huge role in coming to the rescue of thousands of people. His help getting through Hurricane Harvey will never be forgotten.
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories. As always, it is truly an honor to share in these special memories of those we will never forget.  
Red Ribbon Rally
Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Take the pledge here:
Looking Ahead in November:  

Veterans Day is November 11 at City Hall. Houston is proud to pay tribute to our men and women in the military by providing an annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration.” This day honors and celebrates the brave men, women, and families who sacrifice for our country.
The day begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday November 11, 2017 with the 9/11 Heroes Run which was postponed on 9/11 this year due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The salute continues with the AARP Veterans Job & Resource Fair complete with Symbols of Freedom - military displays and activities surrounding the reflection pool in Hermann Square at City Hall.
The actual Veterans Day Ceremony continues at 10:00 a.m. on the steps of City Hall ending with a moment of silence in memory of the signing of the WWI Armistice.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade is Thursday November 23rd beginning at 9 am in downtown Houston. The parade starts on Smith Street. Here is a link to the parade route: KHOU Channel 11 is our broadcast partner.
City of Houston Recovery Update
Application for FEMA Disaster Assistance Extended through November 24th

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced an extension of the deadline for affected residents to file for disaster assistance. Anyone who experienced a loss during Harvey is asked to register.  
Survivors may register for assistance the following ways:
Via the FEMA mobile app , available at
By Phone at (800) 621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service) 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily,
TTY (800) 462-7585.
Or at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). Find your nearest DRC at .  
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