Houston Mayor

  • Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner waves to the crowd after being sworn in as Mayor of Houston with his daughter Ashley by his side at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner waves to the crowd after being sworn in as Mayor of Houston with his daughter Ashley by his side at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner gives a thumbs up after his inaugural address at Jones Hall January 4, 2016.  His daughter Ashley is on his left Judge Vanessa Gilmore is the background. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Mayor Sylvester Turner gives a thumbs up after his inaugural address at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. His daughter Ashley is on his left Judge Vanessa Gilmore is the background. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner, the new Mayor of Houston, swears in members of City Council at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner, the new Mayor of Houston, swears in members of City Council at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address to  the crowd at Jones Hall in Houston Monday, January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address to the crowd at Jones Hall in Houston Monday, January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address after he was sworn in as Mayor of Houston at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address after he was sworn in as Mayor of Houston at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner newly elected Mayor of the City of Houston photographed at City Hall December 15  2015.  (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner newly elected Mayor of the City of Houston photographed at City Hall December 15 2015. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
Mayor-Elect Sylvester Turner and new city council members took their oaths of office on Monday, January 4, 2016.
JOHN WHITMIRE HOUSTON MAYORAL INAUGURATION 2024

Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.

Mayor-Elect John Whitmire
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston Mayor

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reflects on his time leading the city as he prepares to leave office

Posted on · “The goal has been to build a stronger, more resilient, more sustainable setting so we've been successful at doing that,” said Turner. “Now, I'll never claim mission accomplished because we still have a number of things we need to do. But, we are moving in the right direction, we are more prepared than when we started.” 

Firefighters

City of Houston

Judge orders arbitration between Houston and its firefighters’ union

Posted on · Mayor-elect John Whitmire pledged to drop the city’s remaining legal challenges against the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, raising hopes that an end to the years-long labor dispute may be nearing its end.