Sylvester Turner

Houston Mayor speaks at vigil for 28th trans person killed in the US in 2017

The Mayor of Houston has spoken at a vigil for Brandi Seals, the 28th trans person killed in the US in 2017.<p>Seals, 26, was shot dead in a street in …

Crime

Texas Mayors Pledge to Fight Climate Change

Texas Mayors Pledge to Fight Climate Change<p>Part of the Climate Mayors organization, the leaders are striving to meet goals stated in the Paris …

Climate

METRO Board Approves Plan For Downtown Homeless Shelter

The plan will provide homeless people a safe area that also provides assistance to get off the steet.<p>HOUSTON, TX — The Houston METRO board of …

Houston

New SW Houston police station called a vast improvement for officers, the community

The Houston Police Department on Friday unveiled a new station in southwest Houston that officials believe will strengthen ties between law …

Policing

Doing Houston Wrong

Last August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, causing massive flooding in the Houston area and likely becoming one of the most expensive …

Cities

Houston considering new housing project in flood plain

A housing developer is hoping to win approval from Houston officials to put a 151-acre project on a former golf course where the city and Harris …

Business

Houston Mayor Joins Nextdoor Social Media Platform

Neighbors can connect to discuss public safety, break ins, lost pets, local events, block parties and more on the private social network<p>HOUSTON, TX — …

Houston

Teen's Cancer Plight Tells Story Of Dwindling CHIP Funds

CHIP, which is a gap-fill funding for children's health insurance, will run out of funds on January 31<p>HOUSTON, TX — Devante Johnson was a fresh-faced …

Houston

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Case On Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

The case tests the reach of the 2015 marriage equality ruling.<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Houston’s appeal of a lower court ruling that threw into doubt the city’s spousal benefits to gay married municipal employees, allowing a case that tests the reach …

Equality

Houston Inks Deal With Chinese Manufacturing Company

The memorandum of understanding calls for real estate lease or purchase options at or near George Bush Intercontinental Airport.<p>HOUSTON, TX — Houston …

Houston

The Expense-Account Racket

It was almost a rite of passage. Soon after I started on Wall Street in the 1980s, sales folks from the trading floor invited me to dinner. We met at one of those fancy New York steakhouses where French wines flow like tap water. I felt part of a new fun group.<p>Until, that is, the bill came. …

Opinion

Many gather downtown Houston for tree lighting ceremony

Santa hats were on as folks gathered around Houston City Hall for the 98th annual Mayors Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony.<p>"I love all …

Christmas

Deadly 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes To An End

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> Not only was the 2017 hurricane season the most expensive on record, it also left hundreds dead.It was a nightmare of a season that …

Weather

The Rustic breaks ground downtown — get ready for more of Pat Green at massive live music venue

Houston gets a new place to dine and catch live performances come summer 2018. The folks behind Bowl and Barrel and The General Public at Houston's …

Texas

Hurricane Harvey makes Houston reassess growth-friendly policies

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Melinda and Joel Loshak raised two children in a stylish ranch house in Houston's upscale Meyerland neighborhood and planned to …

World Economy

Houston's Most Fascinating People In 2017

Sylvester Turner, Ed Emmett and J.J. Watt did a lot of good, but there are others who made an impact in their communities, too.<p>HOUSTON, TX — There …

Houston

Marking An End To This Hurricane Season, Here’s A Look Back

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b>MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Today marks the end of hurricane season and what a season it was.We had 17 named storms. We …

Weather

Copy of 'Relief Gang' helps 98-year-old Hurricane Harvey survivor

- A 98-year-old Hurricane Harvey survivor has moved out of her flood-damaged home, thanks to an overwhelming response from people who saw her story …

Hurricane Harvey

City of Houston Honors Mbah a Moute

Today, the Mayor and City Council honored the Rockets' Forward for his contributions to the City by proclaiming November 28, 2017, Luc Mbah a Moute …

Houston Rockets

FOX 26 viewers offer to help 98-year-old woman repair her flood damaged home

- The response to our Only on FOX report about 98-year-old Naomi Williams has been overwhelming.<p>Mayor Sylvester Turner called FOX 26 just minutes …

Houston Mayor, Others, Help Provide Additional $28.9 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Continuing efforts to help victims hit hard by the massive storm, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) has distributed $28.9 million more in …

Housing

32nd Comida/Food Drive kicks off Nov. 30

- People in Houston are being encouraged to step up in a big way as the season of giving approaches with one of the largest food campaigns for the …

Workers’ rights are being abused as they rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

As workers rebuild after the hurricane, labor advocates say they are the victims of wage theft, along other violations.<p>Day laborers, many of them …

Liberal View

HPD's Chief Art Acevedo Launches 32nd Annual Comida Food Drive

HPD, Fiesta Mart, Pepsi Bottling Company and the Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association team up for the annual food drive.<p>HOUSTON, TX — …

Houston

Alley Theatre reopens in downtown to sold-out crowd

HOUSTON – Alley Theatre re-opened its downtown stage with ‘A Christmas Carol’ Friday evening. The sellout audience gave it more than a ‘bah hum bug.’ …

Charles Dickens

Post-Harvey Houston faces a dilemma: how to rebuild with integrity

A new report paints a startling picture of the inequality faced by immigrants doing the hard work of reconstruction. Can a more equitable vision prevail?<p>Hurricane Harvey left 77 dead, caused $200bn in damage and left thousands homeless, and the rebuilding will be the largest effort since New …

News (U.S.)

Openings & Closings: Hello Union Kitchen Washington, Goodbye Liberty Kitchen Garden Oaks

<b>Union Kitchen</b>, 6011 Washington, opened November 20. This is the fifth location, with four others in Bellaire, Kingwood, Memorial City, and Garden …

Restaurants

68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade closures

Mayor Sylvester Turner will launch the 2017 holiday season with the 68th annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday starting at 9 a.m.<p>Actress …

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Baseball

Houston Mayor's Office Launches Regional 'Shop Local' Campaign

Museum and Theater districts among the many partnerships working in collaboration to keep dollars local in creative communities<p>HOUSTON, TX — …

Houston