City of Houston Citizenship Month, November 1-30, 2017

2017 will be the 9th year of the City of Houston’s Citizenship Month celebrating the “Many Faces of Houston”. There are three ways you and your Sister City can get involved – by sponsoring an event, by organizing an event and by participating in an event.

See the below PDF’s for more information:
Event Proposal Form
Mission Statement
Sponsorship Form
Vision Statement

Save the Date for the 2017 Sister Cities of Houston’s Annual Fall Concert!

This year’s theme is “Our Bridges to the World”
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017, Concert 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Audience/Performer Reception – 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: MATCH, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Matters Radio Interview with Susan Young and Stephen Braun

Susan Young and Stephen Braun were interviewed by Houston Public Media radio on their Houston Matters program. The interview can be heard below (click the red and white arrow button below):

Sister Cities of Houston Meeting with Mayor Turner and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office for Hurricane Harvey Check Presentation.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Sister Cities of Houston President Harry Gee, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Director Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huang and staff, along with Houston-Taipei Society President Daniel Chen and HTS member Jackson Chang, met at Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner’s office to present a donation to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Click thumbnails for full size image.

Sister Cities of Houston – Youth Talent Showcase 2018

*New Deadline – Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 5:00 pm*
*Click below image for more details*

Congratulations 2017 Young Artists Showcase Finalist Brigite Nikizaq!

Congratulations to Nikizaq Brigite of Houston, Texas. Nikizaq is one of this year’s 2017 Sister Cities International Young Artist and Authors Showcase finalists with her “United by One World” artwork below. Click the thumbnail for a full size photo, and click here for the full press release, congratulations again Nikizaq!



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    7:00 am-9:30 am

    You are cordially invited to the Houston-Abu Dhabi Sister City Association, 2017 Kick-off Breakfast Honoring the United Arab Emirates Delegation to OTC.

    Date: Monday, May 1, 2017 from 7:00 am to 9:30 am.

    Location: JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer Road, Houston, 77056

    Keynote Speakers: TBD

    We look forward to seeing you at this important event.

    For additional information or sponsorship contact one of the names listed below:

    Sunny Sharma: 713.504.2343 or by email:

    Ellen Goldberg: 713.686.5867 or by email:

    Advance RSVP to:

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    6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    The Houston-Tampico Sister City Association cordially invites you to the opening ceremony of: Boom in Tierra Mexicana!

    Selected historical photographs of the first oil boom in Mexico from 1900-1930 will be on view from April 27-May 25, 2017.

    Marco Bracamontes, curator.

    Opening reception:
    Date: Wednesday May 3, 2017
    Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    Location: Williams Tower Gallery
    Address: 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas 77056
    Parking: Williams Tower structure adjacent to the building

    Generously supported by:
    Santa Fe Natural Gas – Alpha Deepwater Services
    Marcos y Asociados – Rodriguez Davalos Abogados
    City of Houston – BDO

    (281) 793-8577

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    6:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association will host an exciting program for you on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005.

    Do come and meet one of Leipzig’s Mayors and with his teenage daughter we’ll have a double header! Read more about the program here: Since we need to place our food orders early, PLEASE RSVP NOW to .

    On another note, the German language programs for children in our community are in a crisis. While the programs of the German Institute for the Southwest (GIS) are going strong (knock on wood) and are growing at a reasonable rate, the other two German programs for children (not affiliated with GIS) have lost their leases. Please read the plea for help from the German American Elementary School for their preschool program: and if you can help or know someone who can, please contact Bianca Reich at .

    Have a fabulous weekend, and we’ll see you on Thursday at the Parish Hall for the meeting with the mayor,

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    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Sister Cities of Houston will utilize the M/V Sam Houston for a port tour on Saturday, May 27th at 5:30 PM. Food and beverages will be provided during the course of the instructional tour of the Port of Houston. Seating is limited, please RSVP directly to Denisse at by May 18th.

    Looking forward to seeing you on May 27th.

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    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Houston Iftar Annual Ramadan Dinner with Mayor of Houston

    Save the Date for the “Houston Iftar Annual Ramadan Dinner with Mayor of Houston” to be held on May 28, 2017 at the Bayou City Events Center in Houston, Texas from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

    The Houston Iftar Annual Ramadan Dinner is organized by five of our Sister City Associations: Houston-Abu Dhabi Sister City Association, Houston-Baku Sister City Association, the Houston-Basra Sister City Committee, the Houston-Karachi Sister City Association, and the Houston-Istanbul Sister City Association in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs, ISGH, Houston Office of Protocol and International Affairs, and more than forty collaborating organizations.