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Despite Texas' statewide ban on gay marriage, county officials in Austin married a same-sex couple on Thursday under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Gay Rights Ordinance

City officials have approved a measure that expands anti-discrimination protections for Houston’s gay and transgender residents.


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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.


File photo of a silver dollar. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Coin Flip Decides Texas City Council Race

The only thing separating between two city council candidates near San Antonio is a coin flip.


A damaged Lower Ninth Ward home has yet to be repaired on Aug. 28, 2010 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Orleans Residents Fighting Back Against Katrina Tour Bus Operators

Some 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.


Stranded victims of Hurricane Katrina wait to enter buses to be evacuated from the city on a highway overpass near the Superdome on Sept. 3, 2005 in New Orleans. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Nearly $90M Spent On Thousands Of Abandoned Properties Caused By Katrina

More 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.


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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 David Fedlman (credit: KRIV-TV)

City Attorney Accused Of Mocking Councilwoman Jones

Houston’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.


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Hiring Local Keeps Local Jobs

The 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.

CBS Houston–08/09/2011

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2 District Seats Added To City Council

CBS Sports Radio 650–03/09/2011