District G

Council Member Oliver Pennington

Council Member Oliver Pennington

Oliver Pennington's life is one of education, hard work, dedication and achievement. Born and raised in Houston, he loves this city and everything it has to offer. Oliver achieved great success at a very young age. He graduated in 1960 from Rice University. From there he went on to law school at the University of Texas. He graduated in 1963.

During that time he was an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. He married in 1968 to Beverly Buzzini and together they raised two children right here in District G, Oliver Pennington III and Sarah Pennington Tropoli. Oliver currently has 5 grandchildren.

Upon graduation, he took a job at the local firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP. He quickly became a partner and took on that role from 1973 to 2002. Oliver's practice included municipal finance, municipal law, municipal utility district law (where he attended monthly meetings of boards which dealt with water, sanitary sewage, drainage, security, solid waste services and other similar neighborhood issues), environmental and administrative law ... More ...

Sherwood Forest Drainage and Paving Project, CIP #M-000263

Sherwood Forest Phasing Map(1) Map and Construction Phasing (full sized .jpg of image at right)

(2) Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)

(3) Tree Planting Plan (.pdf)

(4) Key Information

  • Contractor is Total Contracting Limited
  • Construction Notice to Proceed issued June 15, 2015
  • Anticipated Construction Substantial Completion: December 26, 2016

District G Honors

BP MS 150 Cycling TeamCouncil Member Oliver Pennington honored the City of Houston BP MS 150 Cycling Team with a proclamation declaring it the “City of Houston BP MS 150 Cycling Team Day” in the City of Houston, Texas.

Multiple sclerosis or “MS” is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord), which currently affects 400,000 people in the United States, and 2.5 Million worldwide.  It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system incorrectly attacks the person's healthy tissue, especially the protective coating surrounding our nerves.  MS can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more.  More ...