Ortho(R) has donated 10 pallets of Ortho(R) Bug B Gon(R) to help the City of Houston with its Zika abatement program.  The donation is roughly equal to 3600 bottles of product.  Bug B Gon(R) is an outdoor insect killer for use on lawns and gardens.  It is not an insect repellant for use on individuals.

The Bug B Gon(R) will be available to residents for free at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center (6402 Market Street, Houston, Texas 77020) and all Houston Health Department Multi-Service Centers during regular operating hours.  A list of the multi-service centers is available here: product will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
City of Houston Poet Laureate Dr. Robin Davidson is creating a collection of Houstonians’ most loved poems. A selection of the submitted poems will be included in a printed anthology and a few will be chosen for feature videos of Houstonians reading their favorite poems.

Poems are welcome in any language and participants are asked to provide an English translation, if possible, when submitting their poem. 

For more information on Houston’s Favorite Poem Project, contact: Robin Davidson, Houston Poet Laureate,

Submission deadline: July 8, 2016

The City's Public Works & Engineering Department has begun work along Commerce, Navigation, Canal, Jensen as well as other side streets throughout Second Ward.  

This purpose of this project is to upgrade water lines in the area.  This project is expected to last at least one (1) year. 

If you have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the District H office at 832.393.3003 of
The City of Houston has activated the Heat Emergency Plan and has opened cooling centers throughout the city.

For a full list of centers, visit

To arrange for free transportation provided by METRO, please call 311.