Sylvester Turner

Dignitaries tout Houston in bid for 2020 Democratic National Convention

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>City leaders made a push Thursday to become the host of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as more than 100 Houstonians …

Democratic National Convention

The Breakdown - city proclamation for Lakewood Church

- Does Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen deserve recognition for Hurricane Harvey relief?<p>Almost one year ago on this day, Lakewood Church opened as …

Extreme Weather

Houston hostel for millennial travelers to host grand opening

Image 1of/15<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Deidre Mathis believes her new hostel, Wanderstay Houston, will add a cozy neighborhood feel to a big city.<p>On Monday, the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Houstononians honored at 2018 Humanitarian Awards

Image 1of/12<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Houstonians have big hearts. The best example is the annual Houston Humanitarian Awards, which was started in 2015 by <b>Treveia</b> …

San Francisco Bay Area

Women to file appeal in rape-kit backlog case

Two women who on Friday lost a lawsuit against the City of Houston and a variety of officials over a rape kit backlog will file an appeal, an …

San Francisco Bay Area

Suspect in murder of Houston doctor committed suicide: police

(Reuters) - The man suspected of murdering a prominent Houston doctor, who once treated former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, fatally shot himself in the head after being confronted by two police officers, authorities said on Friday.<p>Police were searching for Joseph Pappas, who they say shot and …

Houston Police Department

Order removing video from Houston city website put on hold

An appeals court has temporarily blocked an order that forced the city of Houston to remove a video from its website, legal action that's tied to a …

Business

Houston officials say detention center needs proper permits

Houston officials are pushing back on claims a detention facility being proposed in the city to house more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children is close to opening.<p>At a news conference Wednesday, Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said the facility still doesn't have the proper permits from the city. …

Immigration

A 20-Year Grudge Appears to be the Motive in the Shooting Death of Houston Cardiologist

In addition, they learned that the 65-year-old Pappas had not been heard from by people who know him for more than 24 hours. "There was text that he …

Houston Police Department

Houston firefighters sue city over ballot initiative on pay

The Houston firefighters union is suing city officials, accusing them of misusing public resources to oppose a ballot measure that would give …

Business

KHOU Reporter Receives Humanitarian Award for Heroism

You may remember when KHOU reporter <b>Brandi Smith</b> helped save the life of a man who was trapped in Hurricane Harvey flood waters on live TV.<p>It was a …

Heroism

Houston's water use on pace to be highest since record 2011 drought

Image 1of/20<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Exactly how miserable has Houston's July heat wave been? Just look at your water bill.<p>Houston Public Works data show the city …

Heat Waves

Verizon Announces 5G Service For Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Verizon announce a plan for 5G broadband technology for the City of Houston.<p>HOUSTON, TX -- Brace yourself Houston. The …

Verizon

KHOU 11 reporter Brandi Smith among Houston Humanitarian Award recipients

HOUSTON - Nearly a dozen people were honored Tuesday night for Standing for Houston in some truly inspiring ways.<p>One of them was KHOU 11’s own Brandi …

Heroism

Former Houston Press Secretary Indicted

2 days ago<p>A couple of Houston City Council members say they're surprised by the indictment of Mayor Sylvester Turner's former press secretary.<p>A …

City Politics

Ex-Houston Press Secretary Indicted In Email Records Scandal

Darian Ward, who served as Mayor Sylvester Turner's press secretary, is accused of not fulfilling public record requests.<p>HOUSTON, TX – Darian Ward, …

Corruption

Ex-Texas mayoral aide indicted for not providing records

HOUSTON (AP) - A former press aide for Houston’s mayor has been indicted for allegedly refusing to provide records that had been requested by a …

Corruption

Darian Ward, former press secretary for Houston mayor, indicted

She has been charged with Failure or Refusal of Officer for Public Information.

South America

Darian Ward, former press secretary for Mayor Turner, indicted

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Darian Ward, the former press secretary of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday.<p>She was …

South America

Mayor Turner’s former press secretary indicted for withholding public records

Image 1of/9<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Mayor Sylvester Turner's former press secretary, Darian Ward, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for failing to turn over …

Corruption

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias celebrates his birthday in Houston

Image 1of/29<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, known as "Fluffy" to fans, visited Houston over the weekend to celebrate his birthday.<p>There was …

San Francisco Bay Area

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner leads South America trip

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is leading a South American trade and investment mission with stops in Peru, Chile and Argentina.<p>Turner's office announced the mayor and members of the Greater Houston Partnership would participate in the trip that began Saturday and runs through July …

South America

Houston Zoo partnering with local bars on new straw initiative

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Besides being Houston bars, what do OKRA Charity Saloon, Big Star Bar, Grand Prize Bar, Sassafras and Catbirds have in …

San Francisco Bay Area

THE CITY OF HOUSTON WANTS MONEY FROM THE FAMILIES OF DEAD FIREFIGHTERS?

See major update near the end of the post! Isiah Factor Uncensored has learned the city of Houston is going after the families of at least four dead …

Fire Fighting

Mayor Turner visits Lake Houston as debris cleanup continues

Mayor Turner says there needs to be a systematic approach to maintaining the lake and that it's the responsibility of not only the city but county …

Extreme Weather

Houston cancels July Fourth fest after flooding

Floods

Mayor Turner receives Astros World Series ring, throws first pitch

Just before Wednesday afternoon's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Mayor Turner was honored with his own ring for his work throughout Hurricane …

World Series

Sylvester Turner fires up Texas Democrats at party convention

FORT WORTH — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner showed Friday that he can fire up Democrats statewide like few others in Texas.<p>The first-term mayor used …

Fort Worth

Houston is on the short list to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention

The state's biggest city is competing against Miami Beach and Milwaukee. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement Wednesday and indicated …

Democratic National Convention

At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

The Trump administration has set up at least three "tender age" shelters to detain babies and other young children who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press has learned.<p>Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters in South Texas' Rio …

Immigration