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.
City Council Approves Gay Rights OrdinanceCity officials have approved a measure that expands anti-discrimination protections for Houston's gay and transgender residents.
Dallas To Pay Nearly $1.2M To Family Of Dead Cyclist The Dallas City Council has agreed to pay nearly $1.2 million to the mother of a bicyclist who died after being run over by a police car.
Coin Flip Decides Texas City Council Race The only thing separating between two city council candidates near San Antonio is a coin flip.
New Orleans Residents Fighting Back Against Katrina Tour Bus OperatorsSome New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city's Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops when the levees failed.
Nearly $90M Spent On Thousands Of Abandoned Properties Caused By KatrinaMore than 3,000 lots flooded by Hurricane Katrina and bought with federal money in an emergency bailout sit idle across this city — a multimillion-dollar drain on federal, state and city coffers that lends itself to no easy solution.
Roll Of Dice Picks New Webster City Council Member Diana Newland on Tuesday defeated Edward Lapeyre for a place on the Webster City Council.
City Council Approves New Houston Sobering Center Houston City Council approved Mayor Annise Parker’s innovative plan to create a public/private partnership to operate the Houston Sobering Center.
City Attorney Accused Of Mocking Councilwoman JonesHouston's City Attorney David Feldman may be in hot water. Insiders allege at a meeting at City Hall last week Feldman showed up wearing big feather-like earrings.
Hiring Local Keeps Local JobsThe program was approved by state lawmakers in the recently completed legislative session and will allow City Council to consider approval of vendors based on location of business in certain City contracts.
2 District Seats Added To City Council