Annise Parker

Annise Parker

Mayor Parker proclaims June 16 2012 World Refugee Day in Houston

On Tuesday, May 5, Mayor Annise Parker held a press conference with more than a dozen groups working to assist the 3000 refugees who come to the City of Houston each year. She presented a proclamation declaring June 16 World Refugee Day in Houston, as the first of several events in the ...

Mayor Parker getting political pushback on gay marriage support

Pastor Steve Riggle, of the Grace Community Church, claims Houston Mayor Annise Parker is violating the Texas Constitution.. Photo: John Everett / Houston Chronicle Pastor Steve Riggle, of the Grace Community Church, claims Houston... Mayor Annise Parker's determination to be ...

Dynamo Fans Urged To Celebrate ‘The Many Faces Of Houston’! The New HOT 95-7 – Celeb Gossip, Music

Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker will be issuing a call on Sunday (October 20, 2013) to all Houston Dynamo fans! According to City of Houston officials, Mayor Parker “…will greet Dynamo fans during half-time and unveil Citizenship Month public service message.” “Houston Mayor ...

Mayor Parker updates on texting while driving and BARC ASPCA challenge

Houston Mayor Annise Parker focused her September 19 press conference on the dangers of texting while driving, progress on a proposal to update rules on food trucks in the downtown area, and BARC's progress in the ASPC Rachel Raye competition to improve the rescue of animals. The City of ...

This Weekend: Annual Iftaar Dinner with Houston Mayor Annise Parker

This weekend, the Muslim Sister Cities Associations of Houston will collaborate with local Islamic organizations for the Annual Iftaar and Ramadan dinner with Mayor Annise Parker of the City of Houston. The program will begin at 6pm tomorrow, August 11t with opening remarks from Mayor ...

William P. Hobby International Airport set to open in 2015

Despite the opposition from United Airlines, which operates out of Houston Intercontinental Airport, City Council, voted 16-1 to approve the expansion with the backing of Houston Mayor Annise Parker. The only council member to vote against the expansion, Councilman Jerry Davis, happens ...

Firefighter pension chair says city lawsuit part of political vendetta

By Jayme Fraser | January 22, 2014 | Updated: January 22, 2014 12:07pm Mayor Annise Parker announced Wednesday the city is suing the firefighters' pension fund in an effort to gain greater control and limit rising contribution costs. Parker has twice failed to persuade state ...

Houston Controller race: Ronald Green in trouble

From the outset of the municipal elections in Houston, it was clear that besides Mayor Annise Parker, City Controller Ronald Green was vulnerable. Not because of his various ethics problems but because he simply wasn’t doing the job of pointing out to the mayor, council, and citizens the ...

Mayor Parker appoints Yao Ming as Houston goodwill ambassador

Mayor Annise Parker has named former Houston Rockets' star Yao Ming as an Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for the city of Houston. In a Feb. 15 ceremony at City Hall, Yao was given a key to the city. Yao, who was in town to attend the NBA All-Star Game, will promote the city on the ...

Calderón emphasizes importance of trade between Texas, Mexico

Calderón emphasizes importance of trade between Texas, Mexico Mexico President Felipe Calderon greets the audience as he enters the gymnasium of Ripley House on Wednesday evening. Mexico President Felipe Calderon greets the audience as he... Mexican President Felipe Calderon walks into the ...

Houston, developers in talks over Ashby high-rise suit deal

Mayor Annise Parker sent a letter earlier this week to residents who live near the site of the proposed tower saying that, while she remains opposed to the project, the city has no legal basis for stopping it. "Since 2007, I have thought this to be the wrong project in the wrong place," ...

Pioneer of local food movement dedicates city garden

Houston Chronicle - AliceWatersWildArt - Joining Houston Mayor Annise Parker, chef and author Alice Waters, proprietor of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., helped dedicate a new community garden at the City of Houston permitting center at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston...

Houston Mayor Introduces New Help And Information App The New HOT 95-7 – Celeb Gossip, Music News,

On Tuesday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined the City of Houston’s 311 Help & Info and launched the all-new 311 Smartphone app for mobile devices. The Smartphone app which is the newest addition to 311′s entirely new design, is designed to “maximize citizen engagement”, according to ...

Nearly 25,000 HISD students benefit from 2nd annual School Fest at Reliant Cente

Nearly 25,000 HISD students benefit from 2nd annual School Fest at Reliant Cente - Houston Public Policy | Nearly 25,000 HISD students benefit from 2nd annual School Fest at Reliant Cente - Houston Public Policy | Participants were quiet and cooperative, and the ...

Parker says downtown homeless population cut in half

By Jayme Fraser | April 2, 2014 | Updated: April 2, 2014 1:07pm Efforts to reduce Houston's chronic homeless population have cut the number of long-term downtown street-dwellers nearly in half since 2012, Mayor Annise Parker announced Wednesday. "Two years ago, I announced that I ...

Texas State Court Blocks Houston Gays From Marriage Benefits

This injunctive action was prompted by open lesbian and recently re-elected three-time Houston Mayor Annise Parker declaring that Houston would provide its legally married employees and their same-sex spouses with health and life insurance benefits, reports Think Progress. Does this new ...

Fire at Houston motel injures 6 firefighters

A spokeswoman for Houston Mayor Annise Parker says two firefighters are hospitalized in critical condition, though she di Full Article at FindLaw: AP News (AP) — Authorities say a five-alarm fire at a Houston motel has injured at least six firefighters, including two critically. A ...

Got questions for Mayor Annise Parker? Ask ‘em here

Got questions for Mayor Annise Parker? Ask ‘em here At noon Thursday, we’ll host the second live chat of the year with Mayor Annise Parker. Now that the city’s budget has been passed, this will be an opportunity for you to ask your questions about Houston’s finances and ...

Artist Doyle Burley's Mural “Out of the Shades” unveiled at City Hall Annex

Houston Mayor Annise Parker will present a City Proclamation in observance of Disability Awareness Month 2012. A resource fair and celebration will follow in the City Hall reflecting pool area, featuring information booths, displays and exciting performances. The Houston Public Library ...

All-Star recognized with Altuve Day in Houston

HOUSTON -- Houston mayor Annise Parker declared Tuesday "Jose Carlos Altuve Day" in recognition of Altuve's All-Star season. Altuve said he first found out about the proclamation on Tuesday morning. "I've been working really hard in my career with the Houston Astros," Altuve said. "It's ...

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