Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Affectionately known as âMayor Bob,â Lanier served as mayor from 1992 to 1998.
Heâs being remembered today as one of the most popular leaders in Houstonâs history. Former President George H.W. Bush said Saturday Lanierâs leadership âhelped lay the foundationâ for a better city. Mayor Annise Parker called him a âstrong, popular leader who left a lasting mark on this city.â
Bill White served as Mayor of Houston from 2004 to 2010. He joins usÂ to share his memories of Lanier.
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