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  • Gay marriage draws support from U.S. mayors led by Villaraigosa

    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was among a group of 80 mayors in Washington D.C. on Friday who pledged their support for gay marriage and announced an initiative aimed at expanding marriage rights for same-sex couples....
  • Down The Drain

    Down The Drain
    Oopsey daisy! Mayor Annise Parker says her administration messed up by telling voters the average monthly drainage fee would only be $5.   Come to find out, it was at the time, but is actually more like an average of $8-25. “I stood before you a...
  • Houston Red Light Camera Election Ruled Invalid

    Houston Red Light Camera Election Ruled Invalid
    Just when we thought the red light war was over a Houston federal judge ruled last November’s referendum to take down the red light cameras is invalid. According to the judge it wasn't supposed to be on the ballot in the first place. By law the...
  • Houston Public Pools Back Open For Business

    Houston Public Pools Back Open For Business
    It's been permanent 'adult swim' for plenty of Houston kids this summer. City wide budget short falls left no money to support many public pools and community centers. So, until now kiddos looking for some relief from the heat had to kick it old school...
  • Show me your Pride

    Show me your Pride
    Rainbow flags, shirtless men and lots of pride. Yep, you guessed it. The 30th Annual “Pride Houston Parade” had thousands of people taking their pride to the streets yesterday. Dancing and cheering, people waited along Westheimer as they...
  • Red Light, Green Light

    Red Light, Green Light
    News we were hoping we wouldn't have to deliver. The red light cameras have been given the green light. Last month a judge ruled the referendum on the cameras was invalid giving Houston until August 1st to turn the cameras back on or pay $20-million in...
  • Top 50

    Top 50
    Annise Parker has made it big... again. Not only is she the first openly-gay Mayor of a city with a population over 1 mil, she is now ranked in OUT Magazines Fifth Annual Power 50. Ranking the most influential people in the Lesbian/Gay community. Parker...
  • Mayor: 6 Mandatory Furloughs for City Employees

    Mayor: 6 Mandatory Furloughs for City Employees
    It's been talked about for a while and now it's official. Thursday Mayor Annise Parker will make furlough days mandatory for city workers. It's a move that she says will help the city save millions of dollars as she works to balance the city's budget....
  • Video Released Of Chad Holley's Arrest

    Video Released Of Chad Holley's Arrest
    There were new developments on Thursday in the case of four Houston Police Department officers who allegedly beat a 15-year-old burglary suspect in 2010. When officers tried to arrest Chad Holley last year, he took off running. On Thursday, community...
  • Don't get on the roads warn officials

    Don't get on the roads warn officials
    Freezing temperatures didn't scare off everyone at Memorial Park Thursday evening. "I love running in this weather, I'm from the north so it is nice," said runner Carold Acevedo. "If it was raining right now as well, I wouldn't be out here," said runner...
  • Bad Weather Closes Down the Tollways

    Bad Weather Closes Down the Tollways
    After being closed for most of the day, the Westpark and Hardy Tollways and Beltway 8 are being reopened in sections. Mayor Annise Parker says there were about 400 accidents overnight, more than 800 total throughout the storm. "It was an obvious...