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Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the appointment of Houston native and 31-year Houston Police Department veteran, Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner, as the City of Houston’s next Police Chief. Chief Finner began his career with the Houston Police Department in 1990 and has worked in every aspect of the department, serving the citizens of Houston in […]

Local non-profits have joined the Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Group Eagles Prevail and the New Spirit of Life Missionary Baptist Church, alongside Pastor C.W. Gaines, to provide immediate relief to those who are still suffering from the winter storm and financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Booker T. Washington alumni Dr. Lakeisha […]

On a day when the city of Houston reported 408 new positive cases and five additional deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner called Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the statewide mask mandate “disappointing and disheartening.” “The governor is wrong to rollback the statewide mask order. The decision is not supported by […]

Effective immediately, the City of Houston has lifted the boil water notice that has been in place since Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Customers no longer need to boil water used for drinking, cooking and making ice. Water quality testing submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has confirmed that tap water meets all regulatory […]

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and other leaders Friday afternoon to encourage the public to prepare for an arctic blast that forecasters say will impact the Houston area. “Extreme cold weather can threaten the health and safety of vulnerable Houstonians,” Mayor Turner said. “I am asking people to stay […]

Pork & Beans and chili biscuits, sounds Southern enough, right? But when you add that “global” influence, those Pork & Beans evolve into a bone-in chop, Three Bean Ragu and a Creamed Collard Green Kimchi, and that chili biscuit is enhanced with cheddar cheese and Harissa Cream. Serve it all up, and more, in a […]

Leading by example to encourage Houstonians to protect their health during the global pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner rolled up his sleeve to get a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination Monday afternoon. The mayor was joined by a diverse group of community members, health care personnel, and essential frontline workers. The doses were given by trained Houston Health […]

Local black-owned businesses teamed up with schools from the Acres Homes area Friday to fulfill Christmas wishes of those hardest hit by the pandemic. Booker T. Washington High School, MC Williams Middle School and Ernest McGowen Sr. Elementary selected nearly two dozen families from the STEM UP Urban Perspective program to participate in this year’s […]

HOUSTON – Nigerian born and Houston raised, Kavachi Ukegbu, is determined to bring West African cuisine mainstream. As a child, Kavachi worked in her mother’s establishment, Safari Restaurant, which is Houston’s first longest running Nigerian restaurant. “I never expected to be a chef,” she said while standing over a pot of Jollof Rice. “I grew up […]

When you pull up the first time to 1701 Webster Street in Houston, Texas, you might not know what you are exactly about to step into. Depending on the time of day, there may be a line outside, the crowds are mixed from millennials to Baby Boomers and you can’t tell if some folks are […]