Other Useful Resources

Our local office maintains a reference library available for use by the Shell employees and their families. In addition to books and publications, we recommend you to visit the websites listed below for some general information about our location, other services and partner organizations.

Houston Resources

  • Relocating to Houston.org – resource directory for new arrivals into Houston (www.relocatingtohouston.org).
  • Houstonchronicle.com - the largest daily newspaper in Texas, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building in Downtown Houston (www.chron.com)
  • Houston Public Library – With over thirty branches throughout the city, the library seeks to enhance the lives of all Houstonians. Offers news, ability check book holdings or renew books online (www.hpl.lib.tx.us)
  • Here you can apply for a job, pay traffic tickets and water bills, find out about Houston events and the Mayor's Office of Special Events, and learn about the City government and basically everything under the sun about Houston (www.houstontx.gov/index.html#). 
  • For direct link to Houston calendar of events, please click on the http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/ 

Partners' Resources  

  • Extremely comprehensive and informative site designed to help all expatriate woman living outside their home country.  Whether you are a seasoned expat woman or a newbie, there is something for everyone here. (www.expatwoman.com).
  • Focus on discussing spousal issues related to mobility (www.thetrailingspouse.com).
  • A Portable Identity – specialize in helping accompanying spouses take charge of change when life is turned upside down with a move (www.aportableidentity.com)
  • Assist spouses search for a career jump start when they move abroad (www.career-in-your-suitcase.com)

International School Resources

  • Provides accurate, timely information and practical strategies to solve the educational needs of relocating families anywhere in the world (www.schoolchoiceintl.com)
  • Detailed School booklet with a list of private/public schools in Houston and exptriates' comments is available at Outpost Houston by request.

Outpost Houston

Office hours: Monday thru Thursday 10.00 - 14.00
Languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Russian
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