Spotlight on Houston’s Local Farmers

In honor of National Farmers’ Market Week, Go Healthy Houston is highlighting the farmers that make Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market such a great success. We’d like to introduce you to Mr. Jim Hanka, who has been providing locally, grown produce to Houston communities since the early days of the market’s inception.

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Let’s Move! Outside and volunteer with the Community

Mayor Sylvester Turner announces in an exciting new press release Houston’s drive to promote healthy living and activity with Let’s Move! Outside. City and Government officials join the kids from Houston’s YMCA in this community effort.

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Bill Baun – Through Well and Hell

Bill Baun is the wellness officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been working in corporate wellness since its earliest days, and despite his own battle against cancer, his input continues to shape the wellness field today.

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Houston Chronicle highlights SSHTX participants

It was a beautiful day this past October 4th, blue skies and fluffy white clouds as far as the eye can see. Houstonians put their best foot forward as they ran, walked, and cycled up and down Washington avenue enjoying the first Cigna Sunday Streets of the fall season. You can tell how big Sunday […]

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BOSTON, COLUMBUS, DETROIT, INDY, MINNEAPOLIS, HOUSTON, DENVER & SEATTLE ALL UNVEIL PROTECTED LANES

Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer Shelby Street in Indianapolis is a model for that city’s two latest protected-lane projects. Spring is three weeks away, and that means it’s time for one of American cities’ newest rituals: announcing the year’s protected bike lane construction plans. Every few days over the last month, another U.S. […]

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City to get dedicated bike lane downtown

Houston Chronicle Houston may get its first dedicated, on-street bike lane as early as October, as city officials prepare to convert one lane of Lamar Street downtown to a two-way cycling route connecting the popular Buffalo Bayou trails west of downtown to Discovery Green and points east. The nearly three-quarter-mile path, from the edge of […]

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An oasis to bloom in a Houston food desert

Houston Chronicle When John Vuong lived in a Houston apartment in 1979 at age 17 after escaping from Vietnam, he had to walk more than a mile to the nearest grocery store. On Monday, he and city officials ceremonially broke ground on Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods, a supermarket the Vuong family will own and operate […]

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New Grocery Store A Step Toward Eliminating Houston Food Deserts

Houston Public Media The U.S. Department of Agriculture considers much of south Houston – between downtown and Beltway 8 – a food desert, where a high number of residents live more than a mile from the nearest supermarket. One of those people is Rodney Jones, who lives in Sunnyside, just south of the 610 Loop. He said […]

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Houston Food Desert to get New Grocery Store

HoustonGovNewsRoom With high hopes of more to come, Mayor Annise Parker, Council Members Stephen Costello and Dwight Boykins, the Houston Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and others broke ground on the first project to target a Houston food desert.  With financial assistance from the city, Pyburn’s owner John Vuong is building a first-class grocery store to serve […]

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Zona de Juego (Play Zone)

Center for Active Design Project: Zona de Juego Location: De Zavala Park, Houston, TX Size: 600’ Type: Sidewalk graphic Year Completed: November 2013 Project Partners: Design Team: University of Houston College of Architecture Community Design Resource Center Project Owner: City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department Project Partner: Community Transformation Initiative at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services […]

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