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  • Houston's flooding water conservation announcement

    Houston's flooding water conservation announcement
    Rain, rain, go away...and hopefully by the end of the week, it will! The flood warning has been extended, but how much worse can it get? The weather has taken a few casualties: two men were killed when lightning struck a tree near a soccer field off...
  • Mayor Annise Parker to appear on the Colbert Report tonight

    Mayor Annise Parker to appear on the Colbert Report tonight
    The City of Houston is about to get the 'Colbert Bump'. Mayor Annise Parker will appear on The Colbert Report on Wednesday. It's not completely clear what Mayor Parker will discuss on the show, but her spokesperson said she will talk about Houston....
  • Equal marriage rights protest for GLBT

    Equal marriage rights protest for GLBT
    Members of the gay and lesbian community weren’t entirely feeling the love in Texas this Valentine’s Day. The Foundation for Family and Marriage Equality organized a demonstration at the Harris County Clerk’s Office for legalized gay...
  • Obama raises $2.7 million in Houston

    Obama raises $2.7 million in Houston
    The numbers are in and it’s true, everything’s bigger in Texas...including our wallets. A 15-minute speech, a few handshakes and an overpriced dinner left President Obama’s re-election campaign $2.7 million richer! The rain may have...
  • Tour de Houston benefits reforestation efforts

    Tour de Houston benefits reforestation efforts
    Thousands pedaled 20, 40 to 60 miles on Sunday, March 18 while helping the Bayou City's reforestation efforts that are managed by the Houston Parks and Recreation department. Last year's dreadful drought is the reason. "I was sad to see all the...
  • Mayor signs on for marriage equality

    Laguna Beach Mayor Jane Egly has signed the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry statement, an online declaration for mayors who believe everyone should have the freedom to get married, regardless of sexual orientation. As of Thursday, Egly was the only...
  • Presidente Felipe Calderon's visit to Houston met with protest

    Presidente Felipe Calderon's visit to Houston met with protest
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon says Hola to Houston! He meet with Mayor Annise Parker and Greater Houston Partnership members at the Federal Reserve. While he may have gotten a key to the city, not everyone was thrilled about Calderon's visit....
  • Obama's opinion comes out of the closet -- he supports same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of North Carolina saying no to gay marriage, and after the vice president outted President Obama on his stance on gay marriage, Obama is coming out of the opinion closet. He`s now saying he supports same-sex marriage....
  • Mayor Annise Parker releases budget proposal

    Your property taxes are going way up! Only kidding, just wanted to get your attention. Houston Mayor Annise Parker released her budget proposal Tuesday. Here are the highlights: It's a $4.54 billion plan. The general fund, or tax supported portion is...
  • City Council approves Houston Sobering Center

    City Council approves Houston Sobering Center
    Houston City Council today approved Mayor Annise Parker’s innovative plan to create a public/private partnership to operate the Houston Sobering Center. Council also approved including the Houston Police Department’s Mental Health Unit in...
  • College grad contest could bring Houston $1 Million

    College grad contest could bring Houston $1 Million
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker is on a mission. She wants to get Houstonians not just to go to college but to graduate. "We get the best and brightest from all over the world to come to Houston to work and make a living," Parker said Monday. "But if we...
  • City Of Houston Water Audit

    City Of Houston Water Audit
    This summer has been the worst drought in Texas history and it’s been going on for months. Back in June, the city enacted the water rationing plan. Since then the Mayor Annise Parker announced the city’s water plan was moving to stage two,...