Houston

While the Mayoral candidates debate, our crime situation analytics are a useful tool in evaluating where we stand. Location Inc. is a SAAS company that uses analytics and mapping tools to power risk assessment. Think of it...
A government plan to guard the Houston-Galveston region from deadly storm surges isn't expected to become reality for at least 15 years. Rice University says it has a plan that could be completed faster for a fraction of the...
Houston we have a problem. Let's take a quick glance of the areas for concern! 
Business leaders attended a program to learn about and discuss the future of workforce and immigration in greater Houston and Montgomery County in The Woodlands last week.
Business leaders and professionals met at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy to hear from experts who shared current data and research on immigration in Houston at an event co-sponsored by the Baker...
Four police officers were shot and another officer sustained a knee injury while serving a warrant late Monday afternoon in southeast Houston.
What began as a New Years Day teenagers’ joyride in an SUV led to a crash that left a Texas woman dead and a 14-year-old boy charged with murder. The county sheriff says the boy crashed into the woman’s pickup truck after...
2018 elections
The widely heralded blue wave did not show up nationally in the U.S. in 2018, but it did show up to a small extent in Texas and was overwhelming in Harris and Fort Bend Counties!
According to Bill King, a little discussed provision that commits Houston's hard pressed taxpayers to pay taxes until 2031 and easily beyond:
That's right, in 2010, voters supported Rebuild Houston. We were told the fee would be "dedicated" with a "lock box" to ensure money was used for infrastructure and drainage (flood control) projects.Watch this campaign...
County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the agreement Friday, signaling that people arrested on misdemeanor charges would no longer automatically be held in jail if they can’t pay bail. Most people with misdemeanor charges —...
The former Sears building will be the heart of Houston’s innovation district, which is meant to connect entrepreneurs with venture capital in an effort to place Houston on the map for tech innovation.
I issued the following statement after the Senate passed a disaster relief package that included a provision he authored to require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to release $4 billion in Hurricane Harvey funds...
Sylvester Turner
Sylvester Turner, when elected Mayor of Houston narrowly in 2015, ran as a smart policy candidate whose long record of elected office enabled him to see through all the BS.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s proud to lead a city that’s fighting the Texas Legislature’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants...
The City of Houston has many challenges, deteriorating infrastructure, public safety is not treated as number one, crime is on the rise, and equipment for the fire and police are not adequate. We had a major flood event over...
In October, the esteemed 2018 Nobel Prize winners were announced from Stockholm, Sweden.  In accordance with Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel’s will, the Nobel Prize celebrates those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to...
As I watched the Texans earn their eighth win in a row last night on Monday Night Football, a franchise record, I was moved by the memorial in honor of my friend Bob McNair. I’ve known Bob for two decades. He went to be with...
One year ago, Houston came to a standstill. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast on August 25 and, over the days that followed, proceeded to dump record amounts of rain on our city, county and region. The...
Being prepared is the best defense against any disaster. As we enter another hurricane season, it’s important to have a fully stocked disaster supply kit, have an emergency plan for your family, and have a list of local...

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