Mayor Annise Parker

Mayor Annise Parker

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City and Local Organizations to Help Immigrants Despite Challenges to New Policies

Department of Neighborhoods and Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative launch website for immigrants

Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced the launch of a new informational website for immigrants who are interested in applying for citizenship or deferred action. The new website is the product of a partnership between the City’s Department of Neighborhoods Office of International Communities (OIC) and the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC). The partnership was established last December in response to President Obama’s executive order on immigration.

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Mayor Annise Parker Announces Rosen Publishing Donation to Houston Public Library

Mayor Annise Parker announced Rosen Publishing’s donation of 20,000 books to the Houston Public Library (HPL). This is the largest book donation in Rosen Publishing history, with an estimated value of $400,000.

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Houston’s Homeless Population Shows Dramatic Decline

Mayor Annise Parker announced that the number of chronically homeless individuals living on the streets of downtown Houston has decreased by 30 percent in just one year and 50 percent

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Mayor Parker tells South African media Houston has much to offer the world

Mayor Parker met with South African media today as part of the trade mission portion of her week-long trip to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Media representatives from several news organizations, including E-New Channel – Africa’s premiere business related television news operation – and CNBC Africa.

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Mayor Parker ‘Was Serious’ About Duck Dynasty Comment

Many have commented over the release of Phil Robertson from the highly popular A&E show ‘Duck Dynasty.’ The Lone Star Q, statewide LGBT news source, reported that Houston Mayor Annise Parker said

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$30 Million Regional Bike/Ped Connections to Transit Projects To Increase Mobility Across Houston

Mayor Annise Parker, Congressman Gene Green, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Victor Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Greater East End Management District, the Houston Parks Board and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the groundbreaking of the first of six projects made possible by a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant. A groundbreaking ceremony for the first project to begin construction, the Buffalo Bayou Path project, is scheduled for November 25, 2013, at 11:15 a.m. in the City Hall Rotunda.

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Mayor Parker, Wells Fargo Announce $760,000 in Grants to Help Provide Housing, Support for Chronically Homeless

Corporation for Supportive Housing and Coalition for the Homeless to Benefit from NeighborhoodLIFTSM Program Funds

Mayor Annise Parker and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), one of America’s leading community banks and the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, today announced the company will make donations totaling $760,000 over three years for two Houston-based nonprofits to help support Mayor Annise Parker’s goal of ending chronic homelessness.

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Hobby Airport is Now Even Closer to International Service

Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined representatives from Southwest Airlines for a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, celebrating the beginning of construction on a new $156 million international terminal at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

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Houston Awarded Grant for Hiring Police Officers by Department of Justice

Mayor Annise Parker and the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced funding awards to 263 cities and counties, including Houston. Houston’s portion of the funding totals $1.5 million

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Mayor Parker Asks Where Ben Hall has Been

“Hall’s vision didn't include living in Houston, voting in Houston or paying Houston property taxes on his home.”

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has released a campaign television ad that begins running on broadcast television today. The ad is titled, “The Man Who Wasn’t There.”

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GE, Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Mayor Parker and Partners Announce Initiative to Improve Health in Houston

GE, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), Houston Mayor Annise Parker and partners today announced an initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the greater Houston area.

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Mayor Annise Parker to Open Campaign Headquarters

Houston Mayor Annise Parker invites everyone to celebrate the opening of her new campaign headquarters this Saturday. Parker is running for a third term as Houston Mayor and welcomes all supporters

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Mayor Annise Parker Receives Endorsement Of Greater Houston Builders Association

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has received the support of the Greater Houston Builders Association, another major endorsement in her campaign for a third term.

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Mayor Annise D. Parker to Announce Additional Plans for “Freedom Over Texas” Fourth of July

Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston Susan Christian, Director, Mayor’s Office of Special Events Christine Ortega, Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines Karen Jones, Chief Marketing Officer

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Mayor Annise Parker To Announce Additional Plans For “Freedom Over Texas” Fourth Of July Celebration

Mayor Annise D. Parker will unveil plans for the City of Houston’s official Fourth of July event, Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas featuring 9-time GRAMMY Award

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Mayor Parker Unveils New Data on Houston's Homeless Population

Information Already Being Used to Help Houston’s Most Vulnerable

Houston Mayor Annise Parker revealed the results from Houston Registry Week – a weeklong initiative jumpstarting the City’s plan to get 2,500 chronically homeless persons off the streets by 2016.

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Houstonians Pack City Hall, Put Property Tax Fairness on the City’s Agenda

Mayor Parker pledges to get Houston off the bench and fight high-end office buildings’ manipulation of the property tax system

Responding to a packed Council Chambers on Tuesday, Mayor Annise Parker declared that the City of Houston will work to fix a broken property tax system that allows huge corporations to pay taxes on less than the full value of their buildings year after year.

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Houston Passes Ordinance to Protect Cyclists, Others from Vehicular Traffic

Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council Members today unanimously approved an ordinance to protect Houston’s cyclists and other vulnerable road users by requiring cars

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Mayor Annise Parker to Deliver Annual State of the City

Mayor Annise Parker will deliver her State of the City address as part of the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual event. Mayor Parker will discuss her administration’s accomplishments

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Public to Vote for Mayor's Community Activist to be Spotlighted at 2013 State of the City

Online Poll Features Six Nominees, Closing Next Monday 4/22 at 8AM

Mayor Annise Parker announced the public can help choose which community leader or volunteer will be recognized during her speech at this year’s State of the City.

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Annie’s List Endorses the Re-election of Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Annie’s List is proud to announce its endorsement of Mayor Annise Parker as she seeks re-election to her third term as the Mayor of the fourth largest city in the nation. One of the first candidates endorsed

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Airport Rangers host Mayor Parker and members of Consular Corps

Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport Rangers will ride on patrol of Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with Carl Newman, General Manager of IAH and 10 members of the Consular Corps on Saturday

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Houston Seeks First Poet Laureate; Applications due by March 8

Mayor Annise D. Parker and Houston Public Library (HPL) Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson announce that Houston is seeking its first Poet Laureate.

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Mayor Parker Announces Plan to Eliminate Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Police Department today announced details of a plan that will eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault kits