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Remembering Houston’s ‘Mayor Bob’

Posted on · Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Affectionately known as “Mayor Bob,” Lanier served as mayor from 1992 to 1998. He’s being remembered today as one of the most popular leaders in Houston’s history. Former President George H.W. Bush said Saturday Lanier’s leadership “helped lay the foundation” for a […]

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Our Nation’s History with Debt: Former Mayor Bill White Discusses His Book

Posted on · Former Houston Mayor Bill White discusses his book, America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse. The book discusses the different times in our nation’s history when our national debt spiked, how those spikes in debt were handled, how things are being done differently today, and what that could all mean for our future. White served as […]

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Houston’s Budget, Arts and Culture, Street Names, and Life Histories: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker last week unveiled her proposed FY 2015 budget for the city of Houston. It includes covering a significant rise in pension obligations, calls for funding to add animal control officers and address pothole repairs – all of which the mayor believes can be accomplished in the next year without a tax increase, […]