Court Dismisses Appeal Of Texas GOP, Upholding Houston's Refusal To Host In-Person ConventionMonday morning the Texas Supreme Court upheld the City of Houston's refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas Judge Refuses To Force Houston To Host State Republican Party's In-Person ConventionA state judge on Thursday sided with the City of Houston and refused to reverse the city's decision to cancel the Texas Republican Party's in-person convention because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Republican Party Of Texas Sues City Of Houston And Mayor Over Cancellation Of In-Person Convention Due To CoronavirusThe Republican Party of Texas filed a lawsuit against Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston First Corporation and the City of Houston for breach of contract.
Houston Approves New Post-Harvey Flood Construction RuleUnder the rule, new structures in the 100-year and 500-year flood plains would be constructed 2 feet above the ground or above the projected water level in a 500-year flood, an event in which 17 to 19 inches of rain falls in 24 hours.
Houston Mayor's Press Secretary SuspendedCity officials determined she'd sent or received thousands of emails related to personal business on city time.
Houston Leaders Start Providing Grants For Harvey RecoveryThe Harvey relief fund established by Houston's top elected leaders has issued its first grants, giving out $7.5 million to 28 organizations with an emphasis on getting people still displaced by the storm into temporary housing.
New Potential Burden For Houston Homeowners: Higher TaxesMayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a one-time increase in the city's property tax rate to help pay for mounting hurricane expenses.
Houston To Open More Mega-Shelters To House Flooded FamiliesThe George R. Brown Convention Center already held more than 9,000 people, almost twice the number officials originally planned to house there.
Trump Transition Team Says List Of Infrastructure Projects Non-ExistentA former member of the Donald Trump transition team casts doubt upon a report that claimed two North Texas rail projects were among the top infrastructure priorities for the new president.
Dallas City Leaders Making Plans For High Speed RailDallas city leaders Monday got more specific about plans for a high speed rail line linking the City to Houston.
Andre Johnson Says He'll Always Be A Texan"To the city of Houston and the most incredible fans on earth, I simply end this journey by saying, Houston is my destination. I am coming home and I will always be a Texan," Johnson wrote.