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Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner straddled the two crises gripping the nation: the troubling spread of COVID-19 and th [...]

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No Live Crowd for This Year's Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration

No Live Crowd for This Year's Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration

The coronavirus won’t stop Houston’s annual Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July celebration from happening, but this year’s event will be a remote, socially-dist [...]

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Mayor Turner Signs Order to Limit HPD’s Use of Deadly Force

Mayor Turner Signs Order to Limit HPD’s Use of Deadly Force

“It is the policy of the City of Houston…to value and preserve human life…” So reads the opening to Executive Order 1-67 on Policing Reform: Use of Force, sign [...]

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'We will ban chokeholds': Houston mayor announces executive order

'We will ban chokeholds': Houston mayor announces executive order

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he will be signing an executive order on policing reforms that will ban chokeholds and require officers to intervene i [...]

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George Floyd's Family Joins Estimated 60K At Houston Rally, Call For Non-Violent Protests

George Floyd's Family Joins Estimated 60K At Houston Rally, Call For Non-Violent Protests

Mayor Sylvester Turner told the crowd that the rally and march were about “lifting up the family of George Floyd.”

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George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston for burial, mayor says

George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston for burial, mayor says

"This is the same city that George Floyd grew up in, and his body will be returning to this city," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

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A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Devastation of COVID-19

A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Devastation of COVID-19

On February 18, the Houston Firefights Relief and Retirement Fund honored Tony Pierce for his 20 years of service, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at his T [...]

Read full article: A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Dev...→
Further COVID-19 Fallout: Houston Has To Counter $169 Million Budget Gap and More Cases

Further COVID-19 Fallout: Houston Has To Counter $169 Million Budget Gap and More Cases

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had mentioned in passing in press conferences before that as of July 1 there would be furloughs because of COVID-19's effects on [...]

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Mayor Turner Announces a $15 Million Rent Relief Program Which Critics Say Is Not Enough

Mayor Turner Announces a $15 Million Rent Relief Program Which Critics Say Is Not Enough

If approved by City Council Wednesday, $15 million in federal funds will be set aside for Houston residents who are behind in their rent payments because of th [...]

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Houston mayor presses for more testing before Stay Home order ends

Houston mayor presses for more testing before Stay Home order ends

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner continues to grapple with testing the most vulnerable Houstonians for COVID-19 as Texas reopenings are set to expand on May 1.

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Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at City Parks Again This Weekend

Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at City Parks Again This Weekend

To once again encourage social distancing because of the coronavirus, Mayor Sylvester Turner has decided to once again limit parking lot access at some city pa [...]

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It's Encore Time For Former Shell Oil President and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Leader Marvin Odum

It's Encore Time For Former Shell Oil President and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Leader Marvin Odum

Going for the tried and true, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Monday named former Shell president Marvin Odum to the position of Houston COVID-19 Recovery leade [...]

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City Flooded With COVID-19 Testing Calls, Amid 5 New Reported Deaths

City Flooded With COVID-19 Testing Calls, Amid 5 New Reported Deaths

On Monday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the city would be opening up its public testing sites for COVID-19 to anyone. And on Tuesday, the city's he [...]

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Mayor Turner Shuts Down City Parks For Easter Weekend

Mayor Turner Shuts Down City Parks For Easter Weekend

One day after declining to join Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's decision to shut down county parks over the East Weekend, Mayor Sylvester Turner Thursday ch [...]

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Houston mayor orders removal of 492 public basketball hoops to help curb spread of coronavirus

The public parks remain open, but Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner ordered the removal of basketball rims to encourage social distancing guidelines.

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Houston Mayor Pleads with Criminals to 'Chill' Until Coronavirus Over

Houston Mayor Pleads with Criminals to 'Chill' Until Coronavirus Over

Sylvester Turner urged would-be criminals to remain in their homes and "chill" until the coronavirus epidemic subsides in the Texas city.

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City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment From FEMA, While Testing Continues For Now

City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment From FEMA, While Testing Continues For Now

The possible shortage of coronavirus testing equipment was on the top of the list of Mayor Sylvester Turner's Wednesday morning press conference following the [...]

Read full article: City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment Fr...→
Houston Businesses May Be Required To Mandate Customer Face Masks

Houston Businesses May Be Required To Mandate Customer Face Masks

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signalled that he’s open to mandating that city businesses require their customers to [...]

Read full article: Houston Businesses May Be Required To Ma...→
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Mayor Turner Will Fast-Track The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Mayor Turner Will Fast-Track The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday the intended removal of two confederate statues will be expedited to happen before Juneteeth, the observance on June [...]

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Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits

Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that he will sign an executive order that bans chokeholds in the city.Turner's announcement Tuesday came during th [...]

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George Floyd's funeral service to include remarks by Joe Biden

George Floyd's funeral service to include remarks by Joe Biden

George Floyd's funeral service is scheduled to include remarks by former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Mayor Sylves [...]

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Tuesday's March Planned to Honor George Floyd and His Family

Tuesday's March Planned to Honor George Floyd and His Family

Beginning his afternoon press conference Monday with word of two more deaths in the city due to COVID-19, Mayor Sylvester Turner reminded one and all that the [...]

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Houston mayor urges crowd to go home

Houston mayor urges crowd to go home

In Houston, where George Floyd grew up, several thousand people rallied in front of City Hall. As the scene grew more volatile after dark, Mayor Sylvester Turn [...]

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City park pools and splash pads to stay closed, mayor says

City park pools and splash pads to stay closed, mayor says

"I know this decision will disappoint some families, but it's the responsible thing for the city to do," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Read full article: City park pools and splash pads to stay ...→
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Mayor Announces Expanded Number of Testing Sites, Urges Continued Preventative Measures

Mayor Announces Expanded Number of Testing Sites, Urges Continued Preventative Measures

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city's Recovery Czar Marvin Odum  came together Thursday to announce a significant increase in the number of fixed and m [...]

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Houston Police helicopter crashes, killing 1 officer and critically injuring pilot

Houston Police helicopter crashes, killing 1 officer and critically injuring pilot

“This is a sad morning.” Mayor Sylvester Turner asks the city to lift up the family of a @houstonpolice officer who died in a police helicopter crash earlier t [...]

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Mayor Turner Says Don't Be in a Hurry to Mingle Just Yet

Mayor Turner Says Don't Be in a Hurry to Mingle Just Yet

The governor of Texas has made his decision to allow restaurants and malls to open up this Friday but Mayor Sylvester Turner made it clear in a Tuesday afterno [...]

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Houston reports no new COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in a row

Houston reports no new COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in a row

Plus, Mayor Sylvester Turner launched the "Mask Up" campaign as a way to encourage people to wear a mask.

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Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge Still Want Masks, Social Distancing and More Testing. Montgomery County Judge Ends Stay-at-Home Order

Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge Still Want Masks, Social Distancing and More Testing. Montgomery County Judge Ends Stay-at-Home Order

In the wake of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement earlier in the day that he was ready to open up the Texas economy, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harr [...]

Read full article: Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge St...→
COVID-19 Tests For All, Mayor Says and Russell Westbrook Donates Computers For Kids

COVID-19 Tests For All, Mayor Says and Russell Westbrook Donates Computers For Kids

Taking classes online because schools are closed by the coronavirus is tough in a city like Houston where nearly 140,000 households do not have a computer and [...]

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Harris County Judge Closes County Parks Good Friday Through Easter

Harris County Judge Closes County Parks Good Friday Through Easter

As often as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has mentioned his concerns about people turning out in force at local parks for Easter weekend, it shouldn't come as [...]

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No Nets, No Hugs, Keep Social Distancing Working, Houston Mayor Says

No Nets, No Hugs, Keep Social Distancing Working, Houston Mayor Says

Even though Texas Governor Greg Abbott cleared the way for churches in the state to meet in physical not virtual reality — a directive that goes against Harris [...]

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Houston Records Second Death as Reported Cases of COVID-19 Jump

Houston Records Second Death as Reported Cases of COVID-19 Jump

As Houston recorded its second known death due to the coronavirus, Mayor Sylvester Turner Saturday urged people to follow the social distancing recommendations [...]

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LIVE: Houston and Harris County to issue stay-at-home order this morning

LIVE: Houston and Harris County to issue stay-at-home order this morning

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner are speaking jointly now.

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Fashion | Houston Press | The Leading Independent News Source in Houston, Texas

Michael Mills is a Houston entrepreneur that has turned his one bedroom apartment into a streetwear one-stop shop.... After a monumental start to 2019 with May [...]

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Houston to Remove Confederate Statues From City Parks

Houston to Remove Confederate Statues From City Parks

Two statues that pay tribute to the Confederacy will be removed from Houston city parks, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday.

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Mayor Turner to sign executive order banning use of chokeholds in Houston

Mayor Turner to sign executive order banning use of chokeholds in Houston

In a powerful announcement during George Floyd's funeral, Mayor Sylvester Turner vows to address all the city's policies on the use of force.

Read full article: Mayor Turner to sign executive order ban...→
Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in Officer-Involved Shootings to Explain Why No Video Released

Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in Officer-Involved Shootings to Explain Why No Video Released

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has undergone fire from the public as well as media for not releasing body cam footage of the seven officer-involved shootings [...]

Read full article: Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in...→
Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston mayor says

Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston mayor says "we're not equipped" to handle projected surge

Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed on Sunday that fire marshals would start to enforce health policies in place to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in b [...]

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City Closes Rent Assistance Site After Deluge of Calls, More COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Reported

City Closes Rent Assistance Site After Deluge of Calls, More COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Reported

The city of Houston's new site designed to handle rental assistance requests because of COVID-19's financial impacts did not crash Wednesday despite earlier re [...]

Read full article: City Closes Rent Assistance Site After D...→
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'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Houston-area HS seniors

'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Houston-area HS seniors

A special 'first-of-its-kind' outdoor graduation celebration will be held this summer for all Houston-area high school seniors, Mayor Sylvester Turner announce [...]

Read full article: 'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Ho...→
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It's Re-Opening Day in Texas! Never Mind 96 More COVID-19 Cases and 3 More Deaths in Houston

It's Re-Opening Day in Texas! Never Mind 96 More COVID-19 Cases and 3 More Deaths in Houston

As Sylvester Turner prepared himself and his city for the governor-ordered Phase I reopening of Texas on Friday, the Houston mayor reported three more deaths a [...]

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A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houston

A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houston

While Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo was announcing the shutdown of the popup hospital the county erected outside NRG Stadium, saying the need for COVID-19 b [...]

Read full article: A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houst...→
Houston mayor cautions against re-opening economy without adequate testing:

Houston mayor cautions against re-opening economy without adequate testing: "You don't have to sacrifice the old"

"You have to be very careful if you open up too soon, you'll undo all the sacrifices that people made," Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

Read full article: Houston mayor cautions against re-openin...→
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Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases remain low compared to these cities, Mayor Turner says

Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases remain low compared to these cities, Mayor Turner says

"The actions that people are taking in our city, those actions are working," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Read full article: Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases ...→
Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Church ahead of Easter Sunday

Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Church ahead of Easter Sunday

Mayor Sylvester Turner is expected to be one of several luminaries to attend a special virtual service on Easter, which will air on ABC13.

Read full article: Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Churc...→
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"We Have Not Reached the Peak," Mayor Turner Says, While a Report Shows Lives Have Been Saved

For more than 20 minutes at his Tuesday press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner repeatedly stressed the need for local residents to keep to social dis [...]

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Harris County Stay at Home Order Extended Through April 30 as City Records Another COVID-19  Death

Harris County Stay at Home Order Extended Through April 30 as City Records Another COVID-19 Death

As the City of Houston recorded its fourth COVIID-19 death, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced they were each extend [...]

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Coronavirus Houston: Mayor Turner set for afternoon briefing on the city's COVID-19 response

Coronavirus Houston: Mayor Turner set for afternoon briefing on the city's COVID-19 response

In addition to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's afternoon update, the city will accept a large donation from the founder of Farouk Systems.

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Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner straddled the two crises gripping the nation: the troubling spread of COVID-19 and th [...]

Read full article: Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and...→

Fashion | Houston Press | The Leading Independent News Source in Houston, Texas

Michael Mills is a Houston entrepreneur that has turned his one bedroom apartment into a streetwear one-stop shop.... After a monumental start to 2019 with May [...]

Read full article: Fashion | Houston Press | The Leading In...→
Mayor Turner Will Fast-Track The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Mayor Turner Will Fast-Track The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday the intended removal of two confederate statues will be expedited to happen before Juneteeth, the observance on June [...]

Read full article: Mayor Turner Will Fast-Track The Removal...→
Mayor Turner Signs Order to Limit HPD’s Use of Deadly Force

Mayor Turner Signs Order to Limit HPD’s Use of Deadly Force

“It is the policy of the City of Houston…to value and preserve human life…” So reads the opening to Executive Order 1-67 on Policing Reform: Use of Force, sign [...]

Read full article: Mayor Turner Signs Order to Limit HPD’s ...→
Mayor Turner to sign executive order banning use of chokeholds in Houston

Mayor Turner to sign executive order banning use of chokeholds in Houston

In a powerful announcement during George Floyd's funeral, Mayor Sylvester Turner vows to address all the city's policies on the use of force.

Read full article: Mayor Turner to sign executive order ban...→
George Floyd's funeral service to include remarks by Joe Biden

George Floyd's funeral service to include remarks by Joe Biden

George Floyd's funeral service is scheduled to include remarks by former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Mayor Sylves [...]

Read full article: George Floyd's funeral service to includ...→
George Floyd's Family Joins Estimated 60K At Houston Rally, Call For Non-Violent Protests

George Floyd's Family Joins Estimated 60K At Houston Rally, Call For Non-Violent Protests

Mayor Sylvester Turner told the crowd that the rally and march were about “lifting up the family of George Floyd.”

Read full article: George Floyd's Family Joins Estimated 60...→
Houston mayor urges crowd to go home

Houston mayor urges crowd to go home

In Houston, where George Floyd grew up, several thousand people rallied in front of City Hall. As the scene grew more volatile after dark, Mayor Sylvester Turn [...]

Read full article: Houston mayor urges crowd to go home...→
A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Devastation of COVID-19

A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Devastation of COVID-19

On February 18, the Houston Firefights Relief and Retirement Fund honored Tony Pierce for his 20 years of service, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at his T [...]

Read full article: A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Dev...→
City Closes Rent Assistance Site After Deluge of Calls, More COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Reported

City Closes Rent Assistance Site After Deluge of Calls, More COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Reported

The city of Houston's new site designed to handle rental assistance requests because of COVID-19's financial impacts did not crash Wednesday despite earlier re [...]

Read full article: City Closes Rent Assistance Site After D...→
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Mayor Announces Expanded Number of Testing Sites, Urges Continued Preventative Measures

Mayor Announces Expanded Number of Testing Sites, Urges Continued Preventative Measures

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city's Recovery Czar Marvin Odum  came together Thursday to announce a significant increase in the number of fixed and m [...]

Read full article: Mayor Announces Expanded Number of Testi...→
Mayor Turner Announces a $15 Million Rent Relief Program Which Critics Say Is Not Enough

Mayor Turner Announces a $15 Million Rent Relief Program Which Critics Say Is Not Enough

If approved by City Council Wednesday, $15 million in federal funds will be set aside for Houston residents who are behind in their rent payments because of th [...]

Read full article: Mayor Turner Announces a $15 Million Ren...→
It's Re-Opening Day in Texas! Never Mind 96 More COVID-19 Cases and 3 More Deaths in Houston

It's Re-Opening Day in Texas! Never Mind 96 More COVID-19 Cases and 3 More Deaths in Houston

As Sylvester Turner prepared himself and his city for the governor-ordered Phase I reopening of Texas on Friday, the Houston mayor reported three more deaths a [...]

Read full article: It's Re-Opening Day in Texas! Never Mind...→
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Mayor Turner Says Don't Be in a Hurry to Mingle Just Yet

Mayor Turner Says Don't Be in a Hurry to Mingle Just Yet

The governor of Texas has made his decision to allow restaurants and malls to open up this Friday but Mayor Sylvester Turner made it clear in a Tuesday afterno [...]

Read full article: Mayor Turner Says Don't Be in a Hurry to...→
Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at City Parks Again This Weekend

Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at City Parks Again This Weekend

To once again encourage social distancing because of the coronavirus, Mayor Sylvester Turner has decided to once again limit parking lot access at some city pa [...]

Read full article: Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at Cit...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Houston mayor cautions against re-opening economy without adequate testing:

Houston mayor cautions against re-opening economy without adequate testing: "You don't have to sacrifice the old"

"You have to be very careful if you open up too soon, you'll undo all the sacrifices that people made," Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

Read full article: Houston mayor cautions against re-openin...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge Still Want Masks, Social Distancing and More Testing. Montgomery County Judge Ends Stay-at-Home Order

Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge Still Want Masks, Social Distancing and More Testing. Montgomery County Judge Ends Stay-at-Home Order

In the wake of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement earlier in the day that he was ready to open up the Texas economy, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harr [...]

Read full article: Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge St...→
City Flooded With COVID-19 Testing Calls, Amid 5 New Reported Deaths

City Flooded With COVID-19 Testing Calls, Amid 5 New Reported Deaths

On Monday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the city would be opening up its public testing sites for COVID-19 to anyone. And on Tuesday, the city's he [...]

Read full article: City Flooded With COVID-19 Testing Calls...→
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Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Church ahead of Easter Sunday

Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Church ahead of Easter Sunday

Mayor Sylvester Turner is expected to be one of several luminaries to attend a special virtual service on Easter, which will air on ABC13.

Read full article: Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Churc...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Harris County Judge Closes County Parks Good Friday Through Easter

Harris County Judge Closes County Parks Good Friday Through Easter

As often as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has mentioned his concerns about people turning out in force at local parks for Easter weekend, it shouldn't come as [...]

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Houston mayor orders removal of 492 public basketball hoops to help curb spread of coronavirus

The public parks remain open, but Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner ordered the removal of basketball rims to encourage social distancing guidelines.

Read full article: Houston mayor orders removal of 492 publ...→
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Harris County Stay at Home Order Extended Through April 30 as City Records Another COVID-19  Death

Harris County Stay at Home Order Extended Through April 30 as City Records Another COVID-19 Death

As the City of Houston recorded its fourth COVIID-19 death, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced they were each extend [...]

Read full article: Harris County Stay at Home Order Extende...→
Houston Records Second Death as Reported Cases of COVID-19 Jump

Houston Records Second Death as Reported Cases of COVID-19 Jump

As Houston recorded its second known death due to the coronavirus, Mayor Sylvester Turner Saturday urged people to follow the social distancing recommendations [...]

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City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment From FEMA, While Testing Continues For Now

City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment From FEMA, While Testing Continues For Now

The possible shortage of coronavirus testing equipment was on the top of the list of Mayor Sylvester Turner's Wednesday morning press conference following the [...]

Read full article: City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment Fr...→
Houston Businesses May Be Required To Mandate Customer Face Masks

Houston Businesses May Be Required To Mandate Customer Face Masks

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signalled that he’s open to mandating that city businesses require their customers to [...]

Read full article: Houston Businesses May Be Required To Ma...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
No Live Crowd for This Year's Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration

No Live Crowd for This Year's Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration

The coronavirus won’t stop Houston’s annual Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July celebration from happening, but this year’s event will be a remote, socially-dist [...]

Read full article: No Live Crowd for This Year's Freedom Ov...→
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Houston to Remove Confederate Statues From City Parks

Houston to Remove Confederate Statues From City Parks

Two statues that pay tribute to the Confederacy will be removed from Houston city parks, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday.

Read full article: Houston to Remove Confederate Statues Fr...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits

Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that he will sign an executive order that bans chokeholds in the city.Turner's announcement Tuesday came during th [...]

Read full article: Houston Officials Crack Down on Police C...→
'We will ban chokeholds': Houston mayor announces executive order

'We will ban chokeholds': Houston mayor announces executive order

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he will be signing an executive order on policing reforms that will ban chokeholds and require officers to intervene i [...]

Read full article: 'We will ban chokeholds': Houston mayor ...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in Officer-Involved Shootings to Explain Why No Video Released

Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in Officer-Involved Shootings to Explain Why No Video Released

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has undergone fire from the public as well as media for not releasing body cam footage of the seven officer-involved shootings [...]

Read full article: Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in...→
Tuesday's March Planned to Honor George Floyd and His Family

Tuesday's March Planned to Honor George Floyd and His Family

Beginning his afternoon press conference Monday with word of two more deaths in the city due to COVID-19, Mayor Sylvester Turner reminded one and all that the [...]

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George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston for burial, mayor says

George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston for burial, mayor says

"This is the same city that George Floyd grew up in, and his body will be returning to this city," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

Read full article: George Floyd's body to be returned to Ho...→
Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston mayor says

Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston mayor says "we're not equipped" to handle projected surge

Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed on Sunday that fire marshals would start to enforce health policies in place to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in b [...]

Read full article: Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston ...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
City park pools and splash pads to stay closed, mayor says

City park pools and splash pads to stay closed, mayor says

"I know this decision will disappoint some families, but it's the responsible thing for the city to do," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Read full article: City park pools and splash pads to stay ...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Further COVID-19 Fallout: Houston Has To Counter $169 Million Budget Gap and More Cases

Further COVID-19 Fallout: Houston Has To Counter $169 Million Budget Gap and More Cases

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had mentioned in passing in press conferences before that as of July 1 there would be furloughs because of COVID-19's effects on [...]

Read full article: Further COVID-19 Fallout: Houston Has To...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Houston-area HS seniors

'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Houston-area HS seniors

A special 'first-of-its-kind' outdoor graduation celebration will be held this summer for all Houston-area high school seniors, Mayor Sylvester Turner announce [...]

Read full article: 'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Ho...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Houston Police helicopter crashes, killing 1 officer and critically injuring pilot

Houston Police helicopter crashes, killing 1 officer and critically injuring pilot

“This is a sad morning.” Mayor Sylvester Turner asks the city to lift up the family of a @houstonpolice officer who died in a police helicopter crash earlier t [...]

Read full article: Houston Police helicopter crashes, killi...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
Houston mayor presses for more testing before Stay Home order ends

Houston mayor presses for more testing before Stay Home order ends

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner continues to grapple with testing the most vulnerable Houstonians for COVID-19 as Texas reopenings are set to expand on May 1.

Read full article: Houston mayor presses for more testing b...→
  • #Sylvester Turner
A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houston

A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houston

While Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo was announcing the shutdown of the popup hospital the county erected outside NRG Stadium, saying the need for COVID-19 b [...]

Read full article: A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houst...→
Houston reports no new COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in a row

Houston reports no new COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in a row

Plus, Mayor Sylvester Turner launched the "Mask Up" campaign as a way to encourage people to wear a mask.

Read full article: Houston reports no new COVID-19 deaths f...→
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It's Encore Time For Former Shell Oil President and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Leader Marvin Odum

It's Encore Time For Former Shell Oil President and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Leader Marvin Odum

Going for the tried and true, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Monday named former Shell president Marvin Odum to the position of Houston COVID-19 Recovery leade [...]

Read full article: It's Encore Time For Former Shell Oil Pr...→
Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases remain low compared to these cities, Mayor Turner says

Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases remain low compared to these cities, Mayor Turner says

"The actions that people are taking in our city, those actions are working," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Read full article: Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases ...→
COVID-19 Tests For All, Mayor Says and Russell Westbrook Donates Computers For Kids

COVID-19 Tests For All, Mayor Says and Russell Westbrook Donates Computers For Kids

Taking classes online because schools are closed by the coronavirus is tough in a city like Houston where nearly 140,000 households do not have a computer and [...]

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Mayor Turner Shuts Down City Parks For Easter Weekend

Mayor Turner Shuts Down City Parks For Easter Weekend

One day after declining to join Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's decision to shut down county parks over the East Weekend, Mayor Sylvester Turner Thursday ch [...]

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"We Have Not Reached the Peak," Mayor Turner Says, While a Report Shows Lives Have Been Saved

For more than 20 minutes at his Tuesday press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner repeatedly stressed the need for local residents to keep to social dis [...]

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No Nets, No Hugs, Keep Social Distancing Working, Houston Mayor Says

No Nets, No Hugs, Keep Social Distancing Working, Houston Mayor Says

Even though Texas Governor Greg Abbott cleared the way for churches in the state to meet in physical not virtual reality — a directive that goes against Harris [...]

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Houston Mayor Pleads with Criminals to 'Chill' Until Coronavirus Over

Houston Mayor Pleads with Criminals to 'Chill' Until Coronavirus Over

Sylvester Turner urged would-be criminals to remain in their homes and "chill" until the coronavirus epidemic subsides in the Texas city.

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Coronavirus Houston: Mayor Turner set for afternoon briefing on the city's COVID-19 response

Coronavirus Houston: Mayor Turner set for afternoon briefing on the city's COVID-19 response

In addition to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's afternoon update, the city will accept a large donation from the founder of Farouk Systems.

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LIVE: Houston and Harris County to issue stay-at-home order this morning

LIVE: Houston and Harris County to issue stay-at-home order this morning

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner are speaking jointly now.

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Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner straddled the two crises gripping the nation: the troubling spread of COVID-19 and th [...]

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Houston Businesses May Be Required To Mandate Customer Face Masks

Houston Businesses May Be Required To Mandate Customer Face Masks

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signalled that he’s open to mandating that city businesses require their customers to [...]

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Fashion | Houston Press | The Leading Independent News Source in Houston, Texas

Michael Mills is a Houston entrepreneur that has turned his one bedroom apartment into a streetwear one-stop shop.... After a monumental start to 2019 with May [...]

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No Live Crowd for This Year's Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration

No Live Crowd for This Year's Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration

The coronavirus won’t stop Houston’s annual Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July celebration from happening, but this year’s event will be a remote, socially-dist [...]

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Mayor Turner Will Fast-Track The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Mayor Turner Will Fast-Track The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday the intended removal of two confederate statues will be expedited to happen before Juneteeth, the observance on June [...]

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Houston to Remove Confederate Statues From City Parks

Houston to Remove Confederate Statues From City Parks

Two statues that pay tribute to the Confederacy will be removed from Houston city parks, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday.

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Mayor Turner Signs Order to Limit HPD’s Use of Deadly Force

Mayor Turner Signs Order to Limit HPD’s Use of Deadly Force

“It is the policy of the City of Houston…to value and preserve human life…” So reads the opening to Executive Order 1-67 on Policing Reform: Use of Force, sign [...]

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Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits

Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that he will sign an executive order that bans chokeholds in the city.Turner's announcement Tuesday came during th [...]

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Mayor Turner to sign executive order banning use of chokeholds in Houston

Mayor Turner to sign executive order banning use of chokeholds in Houston

In a powerful announcement during George Floyd's funeral, Mayor Sylvester Turner vows to address all the city's policies on the use of force.

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'We will ban chokeholds': Houston mayor announces executive order

'We will ban chokeholds': Houston mayor announces executive order

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he will be signing an executive order on policing reforms that will ban chokeholds and require officers to intervene i [...]

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George Floyd's funeral service to include remarks by Joe Biden

George Floyd's funeral service to include remarks by Joe Biden

George Floyd's funeral service is scheduled to include remarks by former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Mayor Sylves [...]

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Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in Officer-Involved Shootings to Explain Why No Video Released

Acevedo Brings Forward Family Members in Officer-Involved Shootings to Explain Why No Video Released

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has undergone fire from the public as well as media for not releasing body cam footage of the seven officer-involved shootings [...]

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George Floyd's Family Joins Estimated 60K At Houston Rally, Call For Non-Violent Protests

George Floyd's Family Joins Estimated 60K At Houston Rally, Call For Non-Violent Protests

Mayor Sylvester Turner told the crowd that the rally and march were about “lifting up the family of George Floyd.”

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Tuesday's March Planned to Honor George Floyd and His Family

Tuesday's March Planned to Honor George Floyd and His Family

Beginning his afternoon press conference Monday with word of two more deaths in the city due to COVID-19, Mayor Sylvester Turner reminded one and all that the [...]

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George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston for burial, mayor says

George Floyd's body to be returned to Houston for burial, mayor says

"This is the same city that George Floyd grew up in, and his body will be returning to this city," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

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Houston mayor urges crowd to go home

Houston mayor urges crowd to go home

In Houston, where George Floyd grew up, several thousand people rallied in front of City Hall. As the scene grew more volatile after dark, Mayor Sylvester Turn [...]

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Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston mayor says

Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston mayor says "we're not equipped" to handle projected surge

Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed on Sunday that fire marshals would start to enforce health policies in place to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in b [...]

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A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Devastation of COVID-19

A Houston Widow Gives Witness to the Devastation of COVID-19

On February 18, the Houston Firefights Relief and Retirement Fund honored Tony Pierce for his 20 years of service, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at his T [...]

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City park pools and splash pads to stay closed, mayor says

City park pools and splash pads to stay closed, mayor says

"I know this decision will disappoint some families, but it's the responsible thing for the city to do," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

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City Closes Rent Assistance Site After Deluge of Calls, More COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Reported

City Closes Rent Assistance Site After Deluge of Calls, More COVID-19 Deaths and Cases Reported

The city of Houston's new site designed to handle rental assistance requests because of COVID-19's financial impacts did not crash Wednesday despite earlier re [...]

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Further COVID-19 Fallout: Houston Has To Counter $169 Million Budget Gap and More Cases

Further COVID-19 Fallout: Houston Has To Counter $169 Million Budget Gap and More Cases

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had mentioned in passing in press conferences before that as of July 1 there would be furloughs because of COVID-19's effects on [...]

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Mayor Announces Expanded Number of Testing Sites, Urges Continued Preventative Measures

Mayor Announces Expanded Number of Testing Sites, Urges Continued Preventative Measures

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city's Recovery Czar Marvin Odum  came together Thursday to announce a significant increase in the number of fixed and m [...]

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'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Houston-area HS seniors

'First-of-its-kind' event planned for Houston-area HS seniors

A special 'first-of-its-kind' outdoor graduation celebration will be held this summer for all Houston-area high school seniors, Mayor Sylvester Turner announce [...]

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Mayor Turner Announces a $15 Million Rent Relief Program Which Critics Say Is Not Enough

Mayor Turner Announces a $15 Million Rent Relief Program Which Critics Say Is Not Enough

If approved by City Council Wednesday, $15 million in federal funds will be set aside for Houston residents who are behind in their rent payments because of th [...]

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Houston Police helicopter crashes, killing 1 officer and critically injuring pilot

Houston Police helicopter crashes, killing 1 officer and critically injuring pilot

“This is a sad morning.” Mayor Sylvester Turner asks the city to lift up the family of a @houstonpolice officer who died in a police helicopter crash earlier t [...]

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It's Re-Opening Day in Texas! Never Mind 96 More COVID-19 Cases and 3 More Deaths in Houston

It's Re-Opening Day in Texas! Never Mind 96 More COVID-19 Cases and 3 More Deaths in Houston

As Sylvester Turner prepared himself and his city for the governor-ordered Phase I reopening of Texas on Friday, the Houston mayor reported three more deaths a [...]

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Houston mayor presses for more testing before Stay Home order ends

Houston mayor presses for more testing before Stay Home order ends

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner continues to grapple with testing the most vulnerable Houstonians for COVID-19 as Texas reopenings are set to expand on May 1.

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Mayor Turner Says Don't Be in a Hurry to Mingle Just Yet

Mayor Turner Says Don't Be in a Hurry to Mingle Just Yet

The governor of Texas has made his decision to allow restaurants and malls to open up this Friday but Mayor Sylvester Turner made it clear in a Tuesday afterno [...]

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A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houston

A Mixed Report Day for COVID-19 in Houston

While Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo was announcing the shutdown of the popup hospital the county erected outside NRG Stadium, saying the need for COVID-19 b [...]

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Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at City Parks Again This Weekend

Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at City Parks Again This Weekend

To once again encourage social distancing because of the coronavirus, Mayor Sylvester Turner has decided to once again limit parking lot access at some city pa [...]

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Houston reports no new COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in a row

Houston reports no new COVID-19 deaths for 4th day in a row

Plus, Mayor Sylvester Turner launched the "Mask Up" campaign as a way to encourage people to wear a mask.

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Houston mayor cautions against re-opening economy without adequate testing:

Houston mayor cautions against re-opening economy without adequate testing: "You don't have to sacrifice the old"

"You have to be very careful if you open up too soon, you'll undo all the sacrifices that people made," Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

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It's Encore Time For Former Shell Oil President and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Leader Marvin Odum

It's Encore Time For Former Shell Oil President and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Leader Marvin Odum

Going for the tried and true, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Monday named former Shell president Marvin Odum to the position of Houston COVID-19 Recovery leade [...]

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Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge Still Want Masks, Social Distancing and More Testing. Montgomery County Judge Ends Stay-at-Home Order

Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge Still Want Masks, Social Distancing and More Testing. Montgomery County Judge Ends Stay-at-Home Order

In the wake of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement earlier in the day that he was ready to open up the Texas economy, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harr [...]

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Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases remain low compared to these cities, Mayor Turner says

Houston's COVID-19 death toll and cases remain low compared to these cities, Mayor Turner says

"The actions that people are taking in our city, those actions are working," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

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City Flooded With COVID-19 Testing Calls, Amid 5 New Reported Deaths

City Flooded With COVID-19 Testing Calls, Amid 5 New Reported Deaths

On Monday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the city would be opening up its public testing sites for COVID-19 to anyone. And on Tuesday, the city's he [...]

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COVID-19 Tests For All, Mayor Says and Russell Westbrook Donates Computers For Kids

COVID-19 Tests For All, Mayor Says and Russell Westbrook Donates Computers For Kids

Taking classes online because schools are closed by the coronavirus is tough in a city like Houston where nearly 140,000 households do not have a computer and [...]

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Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Church ahead of Easter Sunday

Houston mayor to speak at Lakewood Church ahead of Easter Sunday

Mayor Sylvester Turner is expected to be one of several luminaries to attend a special virtual service on Easter, which will air on ABC13.

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Mayor Turner Shuts Down City Parks For Easter Weekend

Mayor Turner Shuts Down City Parks For Easter Weekend

One day after declining to join Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's decision to shut down county parks over the East Weekend, Mayor Sylvester Turner Thursday ch [...]

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Harris County Judge Closes County Parks Good Friday Through Easter

Harris County Judge Closes County Parks Good Friday Through Easter

As often as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has mentioned his concerns about people turning out in force at local parks for Easter weekend, it shouldn't come as [...]

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"We Have Not Reached the Peak," Mayor Turner Says, While a Report Shows Lives Have Been Saved

For more than 20 minutes at his Tuesday press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner repeatedly stressed the need for local residents to keep to social dis [...]

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Houston mayor orders removal of 492 public basketball hoops to help curb spread of coronavirus

The public parks remain open, but Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner ordered the removal of basketball rims to encourage social distancing guidelines.

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No Nets, No Hugs, Keep Social Distancing Working, Houston Mayor Says

No Nets, No Hugs, Keep Social Distancing Working, Houston Mayor Says

Even though Texas Governor Greg Abbott cleared the way for churches in the state to meet in physical not virtual reality — a directive that goes against Harris [...]

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Harris County Stay at Home Order Extended Through April 30 as City Records Another COVID-19  Death

Harris County Stay at Home Order Extended Through April 30 as City Records Another COVID-19 Death

As the City of Houston recorded its fourth COVIID-19 death, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced they were each extend [...]

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Houston Mayor Pleads with Criminals to 'Chill' Until Coronavirus Over

Houston Mayor Pleads with Criminals to 'Chill' Until Coronavirus Over

Sylvester Turner urged would-be criminals to remain in their homes and "chill" until the coronavirus epidemic subsides in the Texas city.

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Houston Records Second Death as Reported Cases of COVID-19 Jump

Houston Records Second Death as Reported Cases of COVID-19 Jump

As Houston recorded its second known death due to the coronavirus, Mayor Sylvester Turner Saturday urged people to follow the social distancing recommendations [...]

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Coronavirus Houston: Mayor Turner set for afternoon briefing on the city's COVID-19 response

Coronavirus Houston: Mayor Turner set for afternoon briefing on the city's COVID-19 response

In addition to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's afternoon update, the city will accept a large donation from the founder of Farouk Systems.

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City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment From FEMA, While Testing Continues For Now

City Waiting For Another PPE Shipment From FEMA, While Testing Continues For Now

The possible shortage of coronavirus testing equipment was on the top of the list of Mayor Sylvester Turner's Wednesday morning press conference following the [...]

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LIVE: Houston and Harris County to issue stay-at-home order this morning

LIVE: Houston and Harris County to issue stay-at-home order this morning

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner are speaking jointly now.

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