Democrat blocks Texas Republican Convention due to CCP Virus

2020 Campaign 07/09/20, 03:03

A major political conference is in limbo after Houston City Council decided to cancel the event just days before it was due to start. Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner has prohibited the 2020 Texas State Republican Convention from proceeding at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. The conference was estimated ...

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

U.S. 12/08/19, 13:22

A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster's death at a news conference late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the ...

Harvey-damaged library to be transformed into a tech center

Tech 04/21/19, 08:30

A Houston public library that was already closed for renovations when it was damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 will reopen next year as the city's first full TECHLink center.TECHLink is a digital creative space that offers access to numerous state-of-the-art technologies.A $1.6 million gift for the Amanda E. Dixon ...

Federal workers in Houston can seek vouchers during shutdown

U.S. 01/22/19, 15:35

Federal workers in Houston who are without pay during the partial government shutdown can now seek financial assistance through a city partnership with local nonprofits. Furloughed workers can apply for a $100 voucher through nonprofit Houston Relief Hub, starting Tuesday, according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. The city isn't spending any ...

Thousands attend Houston’s dueling MLK parades

U.S. 01/21/19, 19:18

Thousands of people lined the streets in Houston as two competing parades were held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Nine-year-old Addison Water attended a parade Monday with her family. She told the Houston Chronicle she hopes people continue spreading King's message. She says, "He brought white people and black people ...

Houston home to rival Martin Luther King Day parades

U.S. 01/20/19, 11:09

For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city officials as the groups battled over permits and preferred starting times.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, up for re-election in November, hoped ...

Harvey Relief Fund provides final grants, nearly $114M total

U.S. 11/28/18, 16:19

A relief fund established after heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey swamped parts of Houston has provided its final grants in an overall nearly $114 million charitable effort.Leaders of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Wednesday announced $3 million will be shared by 17 nonprofit groups in the fifth and last ...

Veterans Day marked across Texas with parades, ceremonies

U.S. 11/11/18, 18:06

Communities across Texas are hosting parades and appreciation ceremonies for Veterans Day.Houston held a celebration Sunday outside City Hall that included a health fair. A patriotic-theme parade was also part of Veterans Day activities in Houston.The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and other reenactors fire off a ...

McConaughey gives back to first responders in Texas visit

U.S. 10/29/18, 13:39

NN: Firefighters, police officers and 911 operators in Houston, Texas, got a surprise from a famous local as Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey delivered a catered lunch to give thanks on National First Responders Day. The actor wheeled in a roasted turkey Sunday, to the shock of those at a fire department. Later, he ...

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