Posted on · Earlier this month (Sept. 14, 2016), Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a preliminary plan to reform the city's pension system and address an unfunded liability in the billions, paying it off over thirty years. The plan will, among other measures, lower the assumed rate of return on pension investments to seven percent, which Turner says […]
Posted on · Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking the Texas Board of Education to reject a controversial textbook.
Posted on · Officials have voted to designate the road as the Bob Lanier Memorial Parkway.
Posted on · Some worry the new rules would give an even bigger advantage to incumbents and wealthier candidates.
Posted on · Last month, the Association of Professional Educators announced a petition to challenge the state's planned updated appraisal system tying teacher evaluation scores to student performance on standardized tests. That announcement followed a lawsuit brought by the Texas State Teachers Association, seeking to invalidate part of the new evaluation system being planned by Texas Education Commissioner […]
Posted on · The city of Houston says it’s on its way to meet Mayor Sylvester Turner’s goal of filling every pothole that is reported within 24 hours - less than two weeks after his inauguration.
Posted on · Council Member Michael Kubosh wanted to delay appointing Council Member Ellen Cohen as mayor pro tem, although the council ultimately approved the appointment.
Posted on · The new mayor took the oath of office during a ceremony at Jones Hall on Monday morning.
Posted on · At inauguration ceremonies this morning (Jan. 4, 2016) at Jones Hall, Mayor Sylvester Turner took the oath of office, along with new city council members and City Controller Chris Brown. In his inaugural address, Mayor Turner shared some of his personal journey in politics and a positive message regarding the challenges facing the City of […]
Posted on · Mayor-elect Sylvester Turner will have to deal with several important issues Parker hasn’t been able to resolve.
Posted on · The race for Houston’s next mayor was decided by a little more than 4,000 votes. If you were monitoring the vote on Saturday night, you probably didn’t get the full picture.
Posted on · On Saturday (Dec. 12, 2015), Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in […]
Posted on · On Saturday, Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in this city.” The […]
Posted on · Rain is in the forecast for Houston on the day of the Mayoral runoff between Sylvester Turner and Bill King.
Posted on · The results of the latest News 88.7/KHOU 11 News 2015 Runoff Election Poll show former State Rep. Sylvester Turner and former Kemah Mayor Bill King are in a statistical dead heat as Election Day (Dec. 12, 2015) approaches. News 88.7's Managing News Editor Jose Luis Jimenez sat down with the pollster — Rice University Political […]