February 20th, 2017
Houston just had the Super Bowl, and it was great for those who attended and for our hotels and restaurants.Now, the special interests are saying we need to spend money ($400 million?) to be competitive with Miami, LA,...
December 6th, 2016
For the first time, front-line Houston police officers are being issued ballistic vests capable of protecting them from rounds fired from high-velocity rifles.
June 25th, 2016
A Fort Bend County woman shot her two adult daughters Friday - killing one of them at the scene - before she was fatally shot by a responding police officer.
June 3rd, 2016
I am pleased to announce another upcoming town hall meeting. I hope that you can join me for a discussion about the recent flooding in Harris County and what I’m doing to expedite flood mitigation projects in Congressional...
May 5th, 2016
A fired employee at a Houston area transportation showed up to his former workplace with a shotgun on Wednesday morning. The worker pulled out a shotgun and killed one person and injured another before turning the gun on...
April 27th, 2016
With the federal disaster declaration, Harris County residents may be eligible for FEMA major disaster benefits, including:Disaster Housing
April 18th, 2016
A strong storm moved through northwest Harris County and Waller County overnight, leading to flooding and street closures. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Emergency now in effect for parts of Austin,...
March 4th, 2016
Not long ago, in Houston, Texas we had a problem. Perhaps you have seen or heard about then Mayor Parker of Houston, the City Council of Houston, an in house attorney for the City of Houston, a few ordained, Christian...
January 8th, 2016
I issued the following statement on the arrest of Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan. Al Hardan came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq and has been living in Houston while allegedly providing support to ISIS.
December 21st, 2015
In a city that is almost 2-1 Democratic, Bill King, in the non-partisan Mayoral election came oh so close. Closing the gap after round one, King tightened the numbers to a miniscule 4,129 votes out of the 212,696 cast!
February 9th, 2017
Since 1999, Houstonians wake up each Sunday and get ready for church. They get in their cars and tune into 89.3 KSBJ and start their mornings with Tim McDermott on his show “Enter His Gates.” The show features some of...
August 25th, 2016
Earlier this week, I toured the Port of Houston and participated in a roundtable discussion with Port of Houston Authority (PHA) officials, in which I discussed the port’s remarkable job creation and its powerful economic...
June 16th, 2016
Newly released security video captures the moment a plane falls from the sky and smashes a parked car in the parking lot of a local business. The single-engine plane crashed after failing to make a second landing attempt at...
May 9th, 2016
A Houston area man shot and killed an armed robber who was attempting to hold him and his young child at gunpoint. The man used a concealed handgun to stop the robbery and protect his son.
April 27th, 2016
Last week’s flooding was devastating for many families in the Houston area. Our emergency responders and local officials deserve thanks for responding quickly to save the lives of those stranded by high waters. Local...
April 26th, 2016
The NCAA Men’s Final Four is a time of excitement, suspense, and this year, it’s an opportunity to display Houston’s hospitality to the hundreds of thousands of people who will travel to our great city for the games. We...
March 17th, 2016
A young Houston woman pulled a man loose from a burning car at great risk to her own health and safety.
January 18th, 2016
Members of the Harris County Sheriff Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) discovered that a homeless man allegedly carrying a fake ID card was actually wanted for two charges of indecency with a child and another felony...
December 23rd, 2015
An armed Texan broke up a home invasion in the Houston suburb of Spring as two men were leaving with their loot.
December 21st, 2015
The Houston Police Department (HPD) is asking for the public’s assistance in its efforts to combat the plague of human trafficking and sex trafficking that happens in this city. Houston is regarded as one of the leading...