At-Large Position 1

Council Member Mike Knox

Council Member Mike Knox

Mike Knox is a native Houstonian. He married his high school sweetheart in 1977 and they have raised one son; who now serves the city as a Houston Police Officer. Mike Knox obtained an Associate of Arts degree from the Houston Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston – Downtown while working as a Houston Police Officer.

Mike has a long history of honorable public service.

Mike Knox is a veteran who served in the United States Air Force and served over 15 years as a Houston Police Officer. Mike was one of two officers responsible for the creation of the Houston Police Department’s first divisional gang unit in 1988 and helped create and served on the original board of directors for the Texas Gang Investigators Association. More ...

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Houston First Corporation -- Architectural Services – Visitor Center (RFQ) [Due 9/28/2016]
Below please find information on our latest solicitation, an architectural services RFQ for a small visitors center and information booths at Hobby Airport. Please notify interested parties as appropriate:

Houston First Corporation requests statements of qualification from experienced architects capable of creating an iconic, uniquely-Houston design for a 260 square-foot space and two ancillary information booths at Hobby airport to be developed as a Visitor Information Center.

RFQ documents are available online at www.houstonfirst.com/do-business.
Questions should emailed to bids@houstonfirst.com.

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Back to School
As the dog days of summer rapidly diminish, we turn our attention to  children who head back to school.  I have been participating in several school supply drives to make sure children receive the supplies they need to begin the school year.  I would also call on all drivers to pay special attention to school speed zones in the morning and afternoon around schools.  Flashing lights in school zones and buses stopped with flashing lights  require drivers to respond accordingly. Just a little reminder for most of us who may have gotten out of the habit over the summer months.  The safety of our school children should be our highest priority.

Back to School

 

Real Life 360
Over the summer my staff and I have been busy monitoring summer programs and measuring their effectiveness.  One program I want to highlight is the group behind the website www.reallife360.com. These young entrepreneurs  mowed yards for seniors or those who are not able to work in their yard. The young men and women learned a great deal about earning and handling money, how much to put in to their business and how much to set aside for savings. Additionally they enjoyed interacting with older folks who in turn, shared their pearls of wisdom with their new " lawn team."  

Real Life 360

 

Other Housekeeping News
In other housekeeping news, I  continue working on budgetary issues, transportation and infrastructure issues along with reforming pension plans for city employees.  I am working closely with council colleagues on aggressive panhandlers. Many are not homeless people who need our help, but those who walk out into traffic asking for money.  This has become a public safety issue which needs to be  addressed. I hope you had a great summer with family and friends and, as always, if you have questions or have answers you will reach out to me or my staff at this site.