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Mayor Turner not Returning Campaign Dollars from Strip Clubs

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - He's not giving it back. Mayor Sylvester Turner's re-election campaign says he's keeping at least $50,000 in political contributions extended by the operators of Houston's best known strip clubs - sexually oriented businesses historically linked by...

City of Houston Hires Recorded Despite ‘Hiring Freeze’

  HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Facing a financial crunch because of voter approved pay-parity for its firefighters, the City of Houston is supposed to be in a "hiring freeze." But according to payroll records and multiple sources, the "freeze" down at City Hall has clearly...

Bill King Reacts to Turner’s Firefighter Layoffs

Bill King Reacts to Turner's Firefighter Layoffs  HOUSTON - Bill King, candidate for Houston Mayor, released the following statement today on reports that Sylvester Turner is planning to layoff 400 firefighters to help pay for Prop B.  "It's outrageous that Sylvester...

Bill King Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

  By Mary Alys Cherry Houston businessman Bill King formally launched his mayoral campaign with a series of town hall meetings in various neighborhoods across the city Feb. 9-15. The former mayor of Kemah, who narrowly lost by less than 4,000 votes to Mayor...

Sometimes the Difference Between Winning and Losing is Showing Up

As we approach the 18 month anniversary of Harvey next week, I am struck by how little we have actually accomplished in terms of flood mitigation. And as the election season heats up, I am also forced to wonder whether changes at City Hall could accelerate the effort....

ICYMI: Turner’s problems with police, Prop B and potholes

Sylvester Turner is coming off the weekend with three stories that highlight his stunning lack of leadership as mayor. First, KPRC uncovered new evidence that led Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo to admit one of his officers lied on a court document that resulted in a...

Bill King launches mayoral campaign pledging to #CLEANUPCITYHALL

With the battle cry "clean up city hall," businessman, columnist and former FOX 26 News contributor Bill King officially launched his bid to be Houston's next mayor, lashing out at the incumbent to whom he lost in the last election by less than 4,000 votes. "I want...

For Houston, election season is pothole season

Though northern cities often have annual pothole seasons following the spring thaw, Houston’s typically comes around just in time for mayoral elections. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday encouraged residents to report potholes, citing a lower number of calls to 311...

Bill King in the hot seat – What’s Your Point?

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Greg Groogan sits down with businessman, columnist and former What's Your Point panelist Bill King to talk about his bid to be Mayor of the city of Houston. Currently there are 2 candidates running against Mayor Sylvester Turner in the 2019 Mayoral...