| Dec 30, 2010
It's been talked about for a while and now it's official.
Thursday Mayor Annise Parker will make furlough days mandatory for city workers.
It's a move that she says will help the city save millions of dollars as she works to balance the city's budget....
| May 18, 2011
| 6:05 PM
The wrath of pink slips has passed by the Houston Fire Department. The city and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association are reaching a compromise. Meaning no layoffs at the Houston Fire Department.
Both sides met for several days trying to...
| Apr 29, 2011
Annise Parker has made it big... again.
Not only is she the first openly-gay Mayor of a city with a population over 1 mil, she is now ranked in OUT Magazines Fifth Annual Power 50. Ranking the most influential people in the Lesbian/Gay community.
| Jun 16, 2011
| 3:34 PM
Oopsey daisy! Mayor Annise Parker says her administration messed up by telling voters the average monthly drainage fee would only be $5.
Come to find out, it was at the time, but is actually more like an average of $8-25.
“I stood before you a...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Just when we thought the red light war was over a Houston federal judge ruled last November’s referendum to take down the red light cameras is invalid.
According to the judge it wasn't supposed to be on the ballot in the first place.
By law the...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:50 PM
It's been permanent 'adult swim' for plenty of Houston kids this summer. City wide budget short falls left no money to support many public pools and community centers.
So, until now kiddos looking for some relief from the heat had to kick it old school...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Rainbow flags, shirtless men and lots of pride. Yep, you guessed it. The 30th Annual “Pride Houston Parade” had thousands of people taking their pride to the streets yesterday.
Dancing and cheering, people waited along Westheimer as they...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:08 PM
News we were hoping we wouldn't have to deliver. The red light cameras have been given the green light.
Last month a judge ruled the referendum on the cameras was invalid giving Houston until August 1st to turn the cameras back on or pay $20-million in...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Mayoral candidate Dr. Kevin Simms is accusing an associate of Houston Mayor Annise Parker of breaking into his headquarters on Richmond and Chimney Rock in search of important documents Simms claims can topple the Parker reign.
Simms claims that he has...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 3:26 PM
State records show nearly a third of the $109-million given to the city by the federal government was handed out to apartment landlords; despite the fact that FEMA damage reports clearly list low-income, elderly and disabled people living in single-family...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Fareed Aahlon, along with other Muslims, gathered outside his mosque in north Houston to send a message on this 10 year anniversary of 9/11 by donating blood.
In a nationwide effort by the Muslims community, blood drives have been setup in honor of the...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Not an everyday scene you`d expect to see at city hall; Mayor Annise Parker, smiling ear to ear next to one of the most successful rappers in the business.
The Mayor, surrounded by fans, on hand to celebrate the city`s official Bun B Day, but it might...