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  • Annise Parker, Democrat, wins 3rd term as Houston mayor

    HOUSTON--Houston Mayor Annise Parker staged what may seem like a political coup Tuesday, winning a third term in a red state during a year in which female candidates lost mayoral bids in Los Angeles and New York. To top it off, Parker, 57, is a...
  • L.A. mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel wins backing of Emily's List

     
    Los Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel announced the backing of Emily's List....
  • L.A. Votes: Candidates face scrutiny, new ads, funding deadline

     
    With one week to go until Election Day, every move by the mayoral candidates is being closely scrutinized for signs of what they believe is happening among voters below the radar in what is expected to be a low-turnout election. And no one is being...
  • Newton: Endorsement games

    Newton: Endorsement games
    Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
  • Housewarming Homeless Vets in Houston

    Housewarming Homeless Vets in Houston
    They fight, they die, they serve and protect. Houston is blessed to have one of the largest veteran populations in the United States. But, unfortunately there`s a downside. Experts estimate there are nearly 2,000 veterans who are living on the streets...
  • Smoke detectors save lives. But what if you're deaf?

    Smoke detectors save lives. But what if you're deaf?
    The Houston Fire Department, the mayor and other groups are working on that. With the help of a grant, they've bought (and will install) 2,000 specially-designed detectors. 'The smoke alarms have a visible strobe,' explained Houston Mayor Annise Parker. ...
  • Mayor Parker creates a committee to help human trafficking in Houston

    Mayor Parker creates a committee to help human trafficking in Houston
    There are many reasons to celebrate Houston. The Bayou City has been ranked one of the best cities for college grads, newlyweds and businesses. Heck, Forbes even ranked Houston as 'America`s Coolest City'. So, what`s not cool about houston--the...
  • Today is Houston's 176th birthday and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman Day

    Today is Houston's 176th birthday and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman Day
    Today is Houston's 176th birthday! But that's not all there is to celebrate. Today is also Bernard "Bun B' Freeman Day! Mayor Annise Parker made it official on August 30, 2011. The rapper was honored with his very own day for all his contributions to...
  • Texas man will pay $1 parking ticket -- 58 years later

     
    Parking ticket: A Houston man plans to pay a $1 parking ticket that he received in 1953....
  • To this veteran, a debt is a debt, even a $1 parking ticket

     
    Unpaid parking ticket: A Houston Army veteran pays $1 parking ticket -- more than 58 years after it was written. He says his parents taught him to repay his debts....
  • Gay marriage draws support from U.S. mayors led by Villaraigosa

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was among a group of 80 mayors in Washington D.C. on Friday who pledged their support for gay marriage and announced an initiative aimed at expanding marriage rights for same-sex couples....
  • Mayor Dyer to David Stern: ‘Everyone loses if there is no season’

     
    That’s part of a letter that Dyer and 13 other mayors from cities with NBA franchises sent to Stern, the commissioner of the NBA, and Hunter, the head of the players association....