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 ...


Houston City Council Passes Council Member Mike Knox’s Amendment to Prohibit Panhandlers from the Medians

Today, Houston City Council approved Council Member Mike Knox’s amendment to prohibit panhandlers from the City’s medians.  “I am pleased that we are addressing this important public safety issue in our City.  Panhandling in streets is dangerous to both panhandlers and motorists,” said Houston City Council Member Mike Knox.  Council Member Knox added, “I applaud Mayor Turner and my council colleagues for taking this important step towards making our City safer.”

Council Member Knox appreciates the generosity of Houstonians and encourages all Houstonians to make “meaningful change” by donating to local charities, service or faith-based organizations.

Mayor's Press Conference -- March 29, 2017
Mayor talking pension, panhandling, and homeless issues


Super Bowl Thanks
I would like to thank the thousands of volunteers, law enforcement agencies, fire, and municipal workers of the City of Houston, along with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Houston First, and the Super Bowl Host Committee for their outstanding job creating this magnificent event that landed Houston in the global spotlight. Congratulations and thank you all again for your hard work. Click photo below for a full-sized version. Photo courtesy of KHOU-TV

Super Bowl Graphic at Convention Center


Remembering Pearl Harbor
We remember Dec 7, 1941 when Japanese planes dropped bombs and torpedoes, sinking and capsizing ships at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Two thousand three hundred ninety Americans were killed. Read more ...


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
Questions should emailed to


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.