Freedom Over Texas

Freedom Over Texas The Mayor's Official July 4th Celebration, Shell Freedom Over Texas will take place via live broadcast on Sunday, July 4th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

on ABC 13. Welcome to the Freedom Over Texas page! Learn more about Shell Freedom Over Texas at http://www.houstontx.gov/july4/index.html

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on ABC 13. Welcome to the Freedom Over Texas page! Learn more about Shell Freedom Over Texas at http://www.houstontx.gov/july4/index.html

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER:
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Operating as usual

Prepare Now: Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding to Houston
09/13/2021
Prepare Now: Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding to Houston

Prepare Now: Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding to Houston

HOUSTON - As Tropical Storm Nicholas gains strength and moves inland, Houstonians can expect to see waves of showers and thunderstorms with the possibility of flash flooding in low-lying areas. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening. In the watch area, 8 to 16 inches of rain o...

09/13/2021

A tropical storm has formed and that means rain is coming over the next 2-3 days. The rainfall could be heavy in places.
The City will activate its emergency operations center at 6 a.m. Monday. Our fire, public works and police departments are prepared
to place barricades and stage assets in areas of the city.
Please be weather aware/alert and do not attempt to drive through flooded streets. The main thing is to pay attention to weather reports. Check on your family, friends and pets.

Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, wate...
09/08/2021

Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, water, and pet food to help those recovering from Hurricane Ida. These are the specific requests from the New Orleans Office of Emergency Management. *No clothing will be accepted

Thank you to A-Rocket Moving and Storage who will deliver donated goods to Louisiana on behalf of the City of Houston.

Individuals who would like to make monetary donations:
Greater New Orleans Foundation (Memo Line Hurricane Ida)
https://www.gnof.org/

Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, water, and pet food to help those recovering from Hurricane Ida. These are the specific requests from the New Orleans Office of Emergency Management. *No clothing will be accepted

Thank you to A-Rocket Moving and Storage who will deliver donated goods to Louisiana on behalf of the City of Houston.

Individuals who would like to make monetary donations:
Greater New Orleans Foundation (Memo Line Hurricane Ida)
https://www.gnof.org/

Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced the “Paying it Forward” with Love from Houston relief supply drive to help our neig...
09/03/2021

Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced the “Paying it Forward” with Love from Houston relief supply drive to help our neighbors in Louisiana.
Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, water, and pet food to help those recovering from Hurricane Ida.
The drive will be next to Houston City Hall in the 500 block of McKinney Street on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thank you for your generosity and for helping us Pay it Forward with Love from Houston!

Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced the “Paying it Forward” with Love from Houston relief supply drive to help our neighbors in Louisiana.
Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, water, and pet food to help those recovering from Hurricane Ida.
The drive will be next to Houston City Hall in the 500 block of McKinney Street on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thank you for your generosity and for helping us Pay it Forward with Love from Houston!

Congratulations, Kenneth! Well deserved appointment!
09/01/2021

Congratulations, Kenneth! Well deserved appointment!

We are proud to work alongside our primary partner, Houston Parks - HPARD, and congratulate Kenneth Allen on the recent announcement of being named Director! 🎉

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post
08/25/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post

08/18/2021

WE'RE HIRING!

Do you have a CDL or know someone that does?

Detailed requirements below and click the link to apply:

✅ Class A or Class B CDL Drivers
✅ 6 Months Driving Experience
✅ Signing Incentive Pay
✅ Medical, Vision and Dental benefits

All interested applicants are asked to visit: http://houstontx.gov/solidwastecareers/ to submit an employment application.

#SWMDisHiring #CDLdriversneeded #COHcareers #ShareShareShare

Join us this Saturday, August 14th for the 11th Annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell!
08/11/2021

Join us this Saturday, August 14th for the 11th Annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell!

Houston, we are days away from our 11th annual Back 2 School Fest proudly sponsored by Shell. This event is all about helping families, students and educators get properly prepared and ensure a safe return to the new school year. Many Houston families simply cannot afford school supplies, and the challenges are greater this year because of the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public safety remains a top priority, and therefore this year's event will be a contactless drive-through. We invite you to come out and join us this Saturday, August 14th. Free COVID vaccines will be available for ages 12 and up. Come get prepared and protected for the new school year!

Families may register by visiting: https://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/registermystudent.html

Photos from Houston Health Department's post
08/04/2021

Photos from Houston Health Department's post

AAA Texas is a proud sponsor of the Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell this year! Many children will be heade...
08/04/2021
AAA Distracted Driving

AAA Texas is a proud sponsor of the Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell this year! Many children will be headed back to school and will be walking and biking in and around school zones, so remember to put your phones down while behind the wheel! #DontDriveIntexticated. Learn more about the dangers of distracted driving: https://www.aaa.com/dontdrivedistracted. To learn more about the event and register visit houstontx.gov/btsf

Whether it’s texting, calling, navigating, or something else, using your cellphone while driving can be dangerous.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations available at 18 Houston Health Department-affiliated sites week of August 2, 2021
08/02/2021
Free COVID-19 vaccinations available at 18 Houston Health Department-affiliated sites week of August 2, 2021

Free COVID-19 vaccinations available at 18 Houston Health Department-affiliated sites week of August 2, 2021

HOUSTON The Houston Health Department is announcing the schedule for sites offering free doses of COVID-19 vaccine during the week of August 2, 2021. Eighteen health department-affiliated free vaccination sites are on the schedule for the week. The sites are available for walk-ins and appointments....

Shell is the proud presenting sponsor of the Mayor's Back 2 School Fest for the past 11 years! The event will take place...
07/30/2021

Shell is the proud presenting sponsor of the Mayor's Back 2 School Fest for the past 11 years! The event will take place on Saturday, August 14th. To learn more visit houstontx.gov/btsf

Shell is the proud presenting sponsor of the Mayor's Back 2 School Fest for the past 11 years! The event will take place on Saturday, August 14th. To learn more visit houstontx.gov/btsf

07/24/2021
The 11th annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell will be on Saturday, August 14th! #Back2School
07/23/2021

The 11th annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell will be on Saturday, August 14th! #Back2School

The 11th annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell will take place on Saturday, August 14th! To learn more and register your student visit http://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/

Tune in live tonight! Shell Freedom Over Texas at 7pm on ABC13 Houston #FreedomOverTX
07/04/2021

Tune in live tonight! Shell Freedom Over Texas at 7pm on ABC13 Houston #FreedomOverTX

Tonight is the night! Shell Freedom Over Texas special: Lee Brice & Jimmie Allen as well as others will be rocking the evening. Watch live on ABC13 at 7pm.

07/03/2021

Tomorrow from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston! Shell #FREEDOMOVERTX

Thank you Dr Pepper for serving as our exclusive Non-Alcoholic Beverage Sponsor! Watch Shell Freedom Over Texas live on ...
07/01/2021

Thank you Dr Pepper for serving as our exclusive Non-Alcoholic Beverage Sponsor! Watch Shell Freedom Over Texas live on Sunday, July 4th from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston, all ABC13 streaming apps and Hulu. #FreedomOverTX

Thank you Dr Pepper for serving as our exclusive Non-Alcoholic Beverage Sponsor! Watch Shell Freedom Over Texas live on Sunday, July 4th from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston, all ABC13 streaming apps and Hulu. #FreedomOverTX

Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen headline Shell Freedom Over Texas on Sunday, July 4th! Watch live from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston...
06/30/2021

Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen headline Shell Freedom Over Texas on Sunday, July 4th! Watch live from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston, all ABC13 streaming apps and HULU. #FreedomOverTx

Only 4 more days until this Sunday’s Shell Freedom Over Texas special! Lee Brice & Jimmie Allen as well as others will be rocking the evening. Watch live on ABC13 at 7pm.

Thank you Silver Eagle Distributors Houston and Bud Light Seltzer for being the exclusive Malt Beverage Sponsor of Shell...
06/29/2021

Thank you Silver Eagle Distributors Houston and Bud Light Seltzer for being the exclusive Malt Beverage Sponsor of Shell Freedom Over Texas! Watch live on July 4th from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston, all ABC13 streaming apps and HULU. #BudLightSeltzer #SeltzerSZN #FREEDOMOVERTX

Thank you Silver Eagle Distributors Houston and Bud Light Seltzer for being the exclusive Malt Beverage Sponsor of Shell Freedom Over Texas! Watch live on July 4th from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston, all ABC13 streaming apps and HULU. #BudLightSeltzer #SeltzerSZN #FREEDOMOVERTX

Thank you Reliant Energy ® for powering our fireworks finale!
06/25/2021

Thank you Reliant Energy ® for powering our fireworks finale!

Thank you Reliant Energy ® for sponsoring the fireworks finale for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Watch live on ABC13 Houston, Sunday, July 4th from 7-10p.

Tune in live on Sunday, July 4th from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Thank you Walmart for sponsor...
06/24/2021

Tune in live on Sunday, July 4th from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Thank you Walmart for sponsoring the entertainment lineup featuring Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen #FREEDOMOVERTX

Tune in live on Sunday, July 4th from 7-10p on ABC13 Houston for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Thank you Walmart for sponsoring the entertainment lineup featuring Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen #FREEDOMOVERTX

Shell Freedom Over Texas. Tune in live Sunday, July 4th from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on ABC13 Houston
06/18/2021

Shell Freedom Over Texas. Tune in live Sunday, July 4th from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on ABC13 Houston

Tune in live to ABC13 Houston on Sunday, July 4th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Houston’s Official Fourth of July Celebration will feature entertainment by Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen.

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post
05/31/2021

Photos from Mayor Sylvester Turner's post

Houston Alerts Notification
04/23/2021
Houston Alerts Notification

Houston Alerts Notification

AlertHouston is the City of Houston's official emergency notification service.  For updates on this situation, visit: houstontx.gov/emergency

03/13/2021
01/19/2021

The City of Houston will participate in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to #COVID19 by turning city hall and other buildings amber at dusk on Tuesday, January 19.
The socially distanced memorial will follow all safety protocols and include remarks from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and invited faith leaders. The combined Honor Guard from the Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department also will participate.
Simultaneously, a memorial will take place in Washington D.C. and cities across the country. .The memorial in D.C will feature the lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and the illumination of buildings and ringing of church bells in a national moment of unity and remembrance.
The First Nationwide #COVIDMemorial to Lives Lost is Part of The Inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris. The program in Washington D.C. will emphasize the importance of looking back and remembering the lives we have lost to COVID-19 as we look forward to the hope of a new path and a brighter future.
In Houston, the lighting ceremony will include the following buildings.
City Hall
Partnership Tower
The Wortham
Jones Hall
7 Wonders (Theatre District - west of the Wortham)
The Lyric Center
Main Street square
Montrose Highway 59 bridges/Interstate 69
The Wharf (art piece in front of the GRB)
Uptown Houston / Post Oak Boulevard
George Bush Airport
Hobby Airport

"it is important that our City and country unite at this time and reflect on the devastating impact COVID-19 has inflicted on our communities. A lot of families are grieving the loss of a loved one. Hosting a memorial and remembering people who died due to complications from the virus will be a nonpartisan event. I encourage everyone to join us by illuminating your building, ringing a bell, and watching the virtual program," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
The public may watch the program virtually on City of Houston social media platforms https://twitter.com/HoustonTX or https://www.facebook.com/houstonmayor and on the Houston Municipal Channel HTV.

Read more at https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2021/national-memorial-lives-lost-covid.html

Timeline Photos
01/05/2021

Timeline Photos

A good portion of the Houston area is one more straight day away of high COVID hospitalizations from having to roll back certain re-openings.

The counties affected -- Austin, Colorado, Ft. Bend, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller and Wharton.

Details of possible rollbacks: https://bit.ly/3nf01ie

12/29/2020

Our Let's Beat COVID Mental Health Helpline is extended through Dec. 30. You can reach the free service by calling 713-999-9442 from 1 p.m. -11 p.m. #BetterTogether

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

#Wemakeevents
09/18/2020
Red Alert 2020 - Houston

#Wemakeevents

On September 1st, 2020, #WeMakeEvents North America, a coalition of industry professionals supported by trade bodies, businesses, unions, and non-profit asso...

GREAT DAY AT THE MAYORS BACK TO SCHOOL FEST PRESENTED BY SHELL TODAY!WE MOVED A LOT OF PRODUCTS THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL ...
08/07/2020

GREAT DAY AT THE MAYORS BACK TO SCHOOL FEST PRESENTED BY SHELL TODAY!

WE MOVED A LOT OF PRODUCTS THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS.

🚩 GATES OPENS AT 8AM TOMORROW

NOTE: WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! COME EARLY!

AlertHouston
08/03/2020

AlertHouston

AlertHouston: Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of August 3

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3gnlnra

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The Mayor's Official 4th of July Celebration has been a six hour event of festivities and tradition in Houston, for decades. Located in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, it has become Houston's signature annual Independence Day celebration and attracts nationally recognized recording artists as well as regional and local talent. Join us on July 4th!!

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Proud to hear patriotic songs during the Freedom over Texas Fireworks display. Much appreciated.
Macy's New York 4th Fireworks played patriotic music! Houston???? Why? I guess you want to topple statues and refuse anything truly patriotic.
Is there an online livestream of this event?
Will freedom over Texas be canceled this yr Due to the COVID 19
Where is the live video from the event?
The fireworks were great!
Are dogs allowed at this event?
Will any of last year's artists return for a second chance?
Does anyone know when will we get our ticket refunds???
When and what time will we get ticket refunds??
🇺🇸⚠️... STANDBY EVERYONE... UPDATE ON THE FREEDOM OVER TEXAS EVENTS COMING AT 12:45PM TODAY...
If you are attending the Freedom Over Texas event today, please stop by the Churrasco Food Truck! Oscar will be cooking up some delicious sandwiches with char grilled meats. Stop by and enjoy this 4th with some great grilled meat!!! 🍖 🇺🇸 🎉