John Robert Lewis, the longtime congressman who loved "Good Trouble" in the fight for civil rights died Friday after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
"Right now, we as Black people need to get us an agenda and we need to discuss all of these disparities that we have in the Black community; education, healthcare and clinics, employment, parks for the youth, food, housing, economic development and the list goes on and on," Georgia Provost said.
Early voting for the July 14 runoff primaries began on Monday, June 29 and will end on Friday, July 10. A total of 57 voting centers will be open from 7 am to 7 pm each day, with the following exceptions:
Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry, of District 146, recently addressed the Houston City Council and made a special request of Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin, and the esteemed members of city council, asking for the painting of a street mural near "Hippy Hill" and Miller Outdoor Theater with the words "BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has always been a hands-on leader for the people of Houston, but these days, she can be seen front and center at community events and press conferences, leading the charge in demanding more testing in the fight against COVID-19.
Keith Wade, the special advisor to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, died Thursday evening due to COVD-19, officials confirm.
Hon. Albert Ely Edwards, the former state representative who introduced the bill that helped make Juneteenth a state holiday, has died. He was 83.
Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Alison Leland and two U.S. Congress members on Saturday unveiled a statue honoring the late Congressman Mickey Leland, a global humanitarian who devoted his life to helping others.
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced Friday that colleges and universities within the 30th Congressional District will receive more than $10 Million in emergency grants to help cover significant financial loses. At least half of the funding to the institutions is required to be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash grants to help students pay for housing, food, and other necessities.
ry Benton has been appointed the new Director of Communications for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Office. Benton brings valuable years of experience in media relations, strategic communications, crisis communications and social media strategy.