Mayor Annise Parker joins Khambrel Marshall on this week's Houston Newsmakers and says she deserves a third term because of the job she has done the first two terms. Parker points to the many superlatives being used nationally to describe Houston, from job climate to housing to a top 10 ranking in the world as a place to visit, as examples of ways she has steered the city through what has been a difficult economic time for the city. Parker has one declared candidate who hopes to unseat her in November. Attorney Ben Hall says Houston can do better than what has taken place under Parker's leadership. Parker has an answer to that charge and talks about the specific issues she still wants to tackle before leaving office as the leader of the nation's fourth largest city.
Also on this weeks' program, Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson, who weighs in on the challenges his office faces while operating under heightened security measures. Ever since Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were gunned down in their home last week, DA offices in all of Texas have been on edge. Anderson talks about what kind of impact the Kaufman County killings have had on Harris County operations and what his plans are moving forward.
Anderson, who took office in January, talks about changes he has made that have made the Harris County DA's office more efficient and what plans he hopes to implement in the future.
It is a very informative half hour of Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall, Sundays at 10 a.m. right after Meet the Press with David Gregory.
Honorable Annise Parker, Mayor- city of Houston 713-837-0311; http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/
Mike Anderson, Harris County District Attorney 713-755-5800; http://app.dao.hctx.net/