Mayor Turner gives green light to 11th Street safety improvement project
A reconstruction project in the Heights has a lot of residents talking. The 11th Street reconstruction project in the Heights neighborhood is set to turn the street from two lanes in each direction down to one lane in each direction, and a lot of folks stand on both sides of the aisle when it comes to these changes.
‘Freedom Over Texas’: Entertainment lineup, more details released for ‘in-person’ return of July 4 celebration
Mayor Sylvester Turner was joined by various community leaders and sponsors at City Hall Tuesday to announce details for the in-person return of Houston’s official Fourth of July celebration, “Freedom Over Texas.”
NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre
The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” -- and deflect any blame for -- the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Reward increased to $25K to help track down suspects who fatally shot 14-year-old boy in west Houston
Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston Police Department stood side by side with the family of 14-year-old Axel Turcios, who was shot to death on May 6, to make a public plea to help identify the suspects involved.
Fifth Ward residents living in cancer cluster call out Mayor, state senators over campaign contributions from Union Pacific
Ever since the first Fifth Ward cancer cluster was confirmed by the state department of health in 2019, numerous city and state elected officials have shown up to meetings declaring support for residents and promising to hold Union Pacific accountable for the decades-long contamination at its nearby rail yard.
Houston mayor, city officials continue to work to combat crime in Houston
It’s been nearly 100 days since Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his latest initiative to combat crime in Houston. “We are launching the One Safe Houston crime reduction initiative,” said Turner back in early February at City Hall.
Mayor Turner, city council approves funding for 3 mental health initiatives
Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city council passed three ordinances on Wednesday that will allocate the city of Houston American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) funding into behavioral health programs that are intended to assist the Houston Police Department when handling mental health crisis calls.
Mayor Turner, Verizon announce $300K grant donation to further support entrepreneurship at TSU, diverse-owned small businesses
Mayor Sylvester Turner will join Verizon Foundation leadership to announce a significant grant donation to the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity. Mayor Turner serves as the Honorary Chair. The announcement and funds will further support entrepreneurship education at TSU and diverse-owned small businesses within the community.
‘Disability Book Week’ opens world of literary contributions to better understand, empower disabled community
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joins Texas Governor Abbott and officials from other states to proclaim April 23 – 29 as “Disability Book Week,” which will highlight authors worldwide with disabilities. It also includes books that have a leading character with a disability shown in a positive way.
‘A fellow brother in blue’: Law enforcement officers, elected officials offer condolences to family of fallen HCSO deputy Darren Almendarez
Law enforcement officers and many elected officials are offering condolences to the family and friends of Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darren Almendarez.
Mayor Turner releases update on city’s main resilience, climate sustainability efforts as they reach 2-year mark
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and his office released a report Wednesday that address how the city’s resilience and sustainability efforts are doing since the city launched its Climate Action Plan and Resilient Houston initiatives.
Mayor Turner joins Texas Medical Center to celebrate collaborative building’s construction milestone
Mayor Sylvester Turner will join the Texas Medical Center, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Tuesday as they celebrate a construction milestone for the TMC3 Collaborative Building.
The social media accounts we’re following for accurate, up-to-date info on the potential severe weather
Houston faces a threat of severe weather as a slow-moving cold front advances toward central and east Texas Monday. The front will bring storms as well as the risk of heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes.
4 HPD officers fired in deadly shooting of Nicolas Chavez reinstated, will receive full pay back, HPOU says
A sergeant and three other officers who were fired from the Houston Police Department for their roles in the 2020 deadly shooting of Nicolas Chavez are to be reinstated, according to the Houston Police Officers’ Union.
Funding for flood mitigation, the week in politics, and making workplaces more accessible (Feb. 16, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Wednesday's show: Why Mayor Sylvester Turner and other city officials showed up for public comment at an H-GAC board meeting, the week in politics, and making workplaces more accessible for the disabled.houstonpublicmedia.org
Task force to review event safety in wake of Astroworld show
HOUSTON (AP) — A new task force will look into how to improve the safety at large Houston-area events in the hopes of avoiding another tragedy like last year's deadly Astroworld music festival, offici[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
New money to fight violent crime, and plans for the River Oaks Theatre (Feb. 3, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: The mayor's new initiative to fight violent crime, an announcement about plans for the shuttered River Oaks Theatre, Exxon Mobil moving its headquarters to Houston, a conversation with the British ambassador to the United States, and the history of blue jeans.houstonpublicmedia.org
EPA chief visits Houston’s heavily polluted neighborhoods as residents call for accountability – Houston Public Media
During EPA Administrator Michael Regan's visit, residents expressed concerns about a range of issues, including concrete batch plants, creosote contamination and the cumulative impact of pollution from multiple facilities concentrated in the same area.houstonpublicmedia.org