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How Will Houston’s Office of New Americans Work?

Posted on · Last week (Dec. 12, 2016), Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he was creating an Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities for the City of Houston. Mayor Turner said goal is to “improve access to city services for all Houstonians.” And the mayor said the office will work as an information source for Houston’s large immigrant […]

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Bills in the Legislature Could Either Expand or Restrict Access to Public Information

Posted on · Transparency — or the lack thereof — has been an ongoing discussion as of late, especially in the Texas Legislature. Houston Democratic Rep. Borris Miles recently filed legislation to increase transparency when it comes to complaints against Houston police officers. On the other side of the coin, Republican Rep. Mike Schofield from Katy is looking to […]