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Houston City Council Skirts Vote on Plans to Create MUD in Floodplain

3 years ago by Meagan Flynn
With a new development of hundreds of homes in the middle of a floodplain underway in northwest Houston,  Houston City Council kicked a plan to create a municipal utility district in that soon-to-be neighborhood up to Mayor Sylvester Turner Wednesday without any discussion. Referring it to the Turner administration instead...
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Houston City Council Expands Civility Ordinance in Near Northside

3 years ago by Meagan Flynn
Houston City Council passed another civility ordinance on Wednesday, expanding the locations in Houston where people cannot sit, lie or sleep on the sidewalk for 16 hours of each day. The ordinance creates the second area within Near Northside since October subject to the civility ordinance, which will now extend east of...
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Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB 4

3 years ago by Meagan Flynn
In a major victory for Houston's immigrant community, Houston City Council voted Wednesday to join the lawsuit against SB 4, the "show-me-your-papers" law that critics say is bound to drum up racial profiling and unfairly target Hispanic people. With City Council's 10 to 6 vote—including a yes from Mayor Sylvester...
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Kill Us Now: We Covered the Houston City Council Today

8 years ago by Terrence McCoy
Things at a Houston City Council meeting can get pretty dull. And by dull, we mean crushingly boring. As in, it was so lifeless today that matters got desperate for several reporters listening to the council members drone on and on. And on. One TV reporter -- an exceedingly friendly...
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Turn It Down: Houston City Council Passes Stricter Noise Ordinance

9 years ago by Richard Connelly
As we mentioned yesterday, City Council discussed a new, restrictive noise ordinance Tuesday and didn't even tag it, which will let cops hand out tickets even if they don't have sound meters. The changes passed easily, with only council member Mike Sullivan voting against it. Mayor Annise Parker said the...
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The City Of Houston Turns Red To Save Its Concert Venues

16 days ago by Cameron Martinez
In an effort to help save concert venues,various locations around the country were lit red to bring awareness to the struggling live music industry.
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A Night at a Houston Drive-In During The Pandemic

4 days ago by DeVaughn Douglas
Sometime last December the mysterious trailer for Tenet popped up on my phone. Scenes of John David Washington and Robert Pattinson speedily rappelling up a building, were followed by fancy people in suits doing spy things while characters spoke over ominous music. The clip ended with the unexplainable action sequence...
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Remembering Richard Connelly, Former Houston Press Staff Writer and Columnist

2 days ago by Margaret Downing
Richard "Rich" Connelly, a longtime former staff writer and columnist for the Houston Press, died Tuesday at his Houston home after a several years long battle with cancer, his wife Bobette Riner by his side. A graduate of the University of Houston, he had a long, successful journalism career starting...
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This Week in Houston Food Events: Double Your Burger for National Cheeseburger Day

4 days ago by Brooke Viggiano
Though social distancing is in effect with bars closed for in-house services and restaurants limited, the ever-strong Houston food community continues to truck on. This week, you can support local restaurants by carrying out or making reservations for dine-in service, sip Negronis and Mezcal, and get a local chef's take...
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Abbott Threatens Texas Cities With Property Tax Freeze if They Defund Police

1 month ago by Schaefer Edwards
Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he plans to help craft state legislation that would permanently freeze property tax rates in any Texas city that votes to reduce funding for local police departments. Abbott revealed the policy during a press conference in Fort Worth, flanked by his conservative statehouse...

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