Mayor Annise Parker

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson greets fans in the Duck Commander Compound at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch: America Is ‘Headed That Way’ Where Christians Will Be Arrested, Persecuted

“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson praised the five Houston pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents.


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Cruz: ‘Government Has No Business Asking Pastors To Turn Over Sermons’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says the city of Houston has no legal or moral authority to subpoena sermons from pastors who may have opposed the city’s equal rights ordinance from their pulpits.


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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Houston Council Delays Vote On Equal-Rights Law

The Houston City Council has delayed a vote on a proposed ordinance to extend a city ban on discrimination to protect gay, lesbian and transgender citizens.


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Houston Will Have A Thanksgiving Parade

A battle was recently waged on Houston’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and the company that spearheaded the beloved event announced that they no longer had funding for it.


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Mayor Announces Citywide Observance Of Anniversary Of MLK Milestones

On Wednesday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker called on places in Houston to join her later in the month for a bell-ringing ceremony commemorating MLK milestones.


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Philanthropist George P. Mitchell Dies; Mayor Parker Releases Statement

Philanthropist, Houston oil giant and real estate developer George Mitchell has died.


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Houston Mayor Parker To Unveil New Homes

As the city of Houston’s ongoing commitment to the revitalization of neighborhoods, the office of Mayor Annise Parker announced that Mayor Parker will unveil sixteen newly constructed homes for low-to moderate-income families this week.


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From Office Of Mayor: Certain Neighborhoods Prone To Cardiac Arrest

On Wednesday, the Office of Houston Mayor Annise Parker shared a study from Rice University in which detailed findings of certain Houston neighborhoods prone to cardiac arrest.


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Air China Connects Houston, Beijing With New Nonstop Service

Air China began a route of four weekly nonstop services between Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) in Beijing, China and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Thursday.