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Mayor Turner Appoints Office of Business Opportunity Advisory Board

HOUSTON - With unanimous support from City Council on March 24, Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) Advisory Board – Rogelio Pombrol, Alicia Jimerson, Edgartt Melton, Craig Williams, Grace Rodriguez, Brandi Harleaux, Suzan Deison, Adriana...

Matthew McConaughey is considering running for governor of Texas

TEXAS- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been in the news a lot lately. He’s up for reelection next year, and he could be facing some A-list competition if actor Matthew McConaughey follows...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton files lawsuit to keep face mask mandate in place

TEXAS – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Travis County and Austin officials in an effort to force them to reconsider lifting their local mask ordinance. Earlier this week Governor Greg Abbott...

Congressman Al Green Delivers Billions for Small Businesses, fair housing in American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Congressman Al Green released the following statement after the final House passage of the American Rescue Plan: “I am pleased to announce that the American...

President Biden to visit Texas to assess winter storm damage

HOUSTON - The Bidens plan to visit Houston today to review the recovery from winter storms. This appearance will mark President Biden's first official natural disaster visit since his inauguration. Just last...

President Joe Biden to visit Houston on Friday

WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are planning to travel to Texas on Friday as the state continues to recover from last week's unprecedented winter storm. The...

Protesters gather outside Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s home

HOUSTON -Dozens of enraged protesters gathered outside Senator Ted Cruz’s home in Houston and demanded his resignation from the Senate. The protest was organized by Houston United Front against Fascism and Houston...

President Biden offers federal support to Texas

TEXAS— Yesterday President Joe Biden announced he spoke with Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the ongoing situation in Texas following the state's winter storm and power outage issues. Biden says the two...

Veteran Houston assistant chief would be Waco’s first Black and first female police chief

WACO - If the Waco City Council gives its OK on Feb. 16, veteran Houston Assistant police Chief Sheryl Victorian will become Waco’s first Black and first female police chief. Waco City...

TeamUP for Houston Youth expands in 2021 to broaden MBK Houston reach

TeamUP for Houston Youth kicks off Spring 2021 with new partners and campuses, leveraging the power of sport to motivate and advance Houston’s youth. HOUSTON - Under the auspices of the Mayor’s Office of...

Latest News

S&P 500, Dow end at record highs as weak jobs data eases rate worries

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Friday (May 7), while megacap growth stocks...

‘One of the most disappointing jobs reports of all time,’ says analyst

U.S. employers hired far fewer workers than expected in April, likely frustrated by labor shortages, leaving them scrambling to met booming demand...

Indian Muslims throng markets for Eid shopping amid raging pandemic

 Indian Muslims crowded markets and mosques in India's southern city of Hyderabad on the last Friday (May 7) of the holy month...

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who was seen as a possible running mate for Joe Biden in last year's U.S. presidential election,...

Grand jury indicts four former police officers in George Floyd’s death

A federal grand jury in Minneapolis has indicted four ex-police officers involved in the arrest and death of George Floyd on charges...