Mayor's Office Press Releases

Mayor's Office of Communications contact: Janice Evans, Communications Director, Office Phone 832.393.0800, Email to janice.evans@houstontx.gov, or Darian Ward, Press Secretary, Office Phone 832.393.0804, Email to darian.ward@houstontx.gov.

  • May 25, 2016 -- Mayor Turner’s First Budget Receives Unanimous Vote in Record Time
  • May 16, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Decides to Maintain Trash Subsidy for Houston Neighborhoods
  • May 13, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Reacts to Texas Supreme Court Ruling on School Finance
  • May 13, 2016 -- City Transitions Flood Recovery Efforts from Temporary to Longer-Term Needs
  • May 11, 2016 -- Mayor Declares May 20 Bike to Work Day
  • May 9, 2016 -- Mayor Turner, Community Partners Unveil First Phase of Plan to Fight Human Trafficking
  • May 9, 2016 -- Houston Recovers With Clay Walker + Friends
  • May 7, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues Statement About Austin Uber Vote
  • May 4, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Delivers First State of the City
  • April 29, 2016 -- City Prepares for Possiblity of Flooding
  • April 28, 2016 -- Mayor Turner’s Fiscal Policies Already Having Positive Impact
  • April 25, 2016 -- Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued for Houston
  • April 24, 2016 -- Federal Assistance Sought for Flood Victims, City Continues Coordinating Relief Effort
  • April 23, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Keeps Promise
  • April 22, 2016 -- Storm Debris Collection Begins in Houston Neighborhoods
  • April 20, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Creates Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund
  • April 19, 2016 -- Flood Recovery Information Meetings Scheduled
  • April 19, 2016 -- City of Houston Offices Open for Business
  • April 18, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Closes City Offices, Cancels State of the City
  • April 15, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Solves $160M City Budget Shortfall
  • April 13, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Announces 4th Annual Houston Hackathon
  • April 12, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Finalizes Legislative Team
  • April 7, 2016 -- Interior Department Selects Houston as Priority City to Connect Youth to the Great Outdoors
  • April 7, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Releases Transition Team Report
  • April 7, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Announces Summer Youth Jobs Program
  • April 5, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Names New City Attorney
  • March 18, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Makes More Changes at METRO
  • March 17, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues a Statement in Response to Latest City Bond Rating from Moody's (.pdf)
  • March 16, 2016 -- New Resource Fairs Planned to Help Residents in Houston’s Low Income, High Crime Areas
  • March 11, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Announces Agreement on Recycling Costs
  • March 8, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Urges Favorable Supreme Court Ruling on Obama Immigration Action
  • March 4, 2016 -- Mayor Selects New METRO Chair
  • March 2, 2016 -- HUD Awards Houston $66 Million in Disaster Recovery Funds
  • February 29, 2016 -- City EMS Director Wins National Innovator Award for Telemedicine Program
  • February 26, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues Statement on Local Impact of State's Robin Hood School Finance Plan
  • February 18, 2016 -- Mayor Taps 35-Year HPD Veteran As Interim Chief
  • February 18, 2016 -- Public Comment Sought on Houston Bike Plan Draft
  • February 17, 2016 -- Next Day Pothole Repair Rate Verified by Independent Third Party
  • February 12, 2016 -- City of Houston Begins Trash Roundup to Reduce Mosquito Breeding Grounds
  • February 12, 2016 -- City Airport Bonds Upgraded/Utility System Bond Refi Saves Millions
  • February 4, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Leads Local Super Bowl Delegation
  • February 3, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Names New Director of Education
  • February 2, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Accepts Retirement of Police Chief Charles McClelland
  • January 27, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Takes First Major Step Toward New Performance Driven Budgeting
  • January 25, 2016 -- EPA Recognizes Houston As Top User Of Green Power
  • January 22, 2016 -- Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Celebration Planned for Feb. 1
  • January 22, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Names Transition Team
  • January 19, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Formally Debuts New Pothole Repair Initiative, Website & Improved Customer Outreach
  • January 13, 2016 -- Next Day Pothole Repair Rate Hits 96%
  • January 3, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Releases Statement on Passing of Commissioner Lee
  • January 2, 2016 -- Mayor Turner and City Controller Sworn In