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.

  • September 25, 2016 -- Mayor Turner, GHP Depart for Cuba
  • September 23, 2016 -- City Crafts Formal Response to Council Member Involvement in Drainage Fee Case
  • September 22, 2016 -- Kinder Institute Releases Initial Analysis of Mayor's Pension Plan
  • September 21, 2016 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner Launches New Service on HTV
  • September 20, 2016 -- Fitch Releases Preliminary Analysis of Pension Reform Plan
  • September 14, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Announces Historic Pension Reform Plan
  • September 9, 2016 -- City Launches Program to Repair Tarp-Covered Roofs
  • September 7, 2016 -- Mayor, Greater Houston Partnership Plan Trade Mission to Cuba
  • September 6, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Tells State Board to Reject Offensive Textbook
  • August 31, 2016 -- Harris County to Pay for $45 Million of City Road Improvements
  • August 26, 2016 -- Houston Fire Department Will Undergo New Operational Review
  • August 26, 2016 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner Asks Houstonians to Come to the Aid of Flood Victims in Louisiana
  • August 24, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Announces Major Expansion of Houston Bike Share Program
  • August 22, 2016 -- Watch for Traffick Media Campaign Helps Houstonians Recognize and Report Human Trafficking
  • August 15, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Selects New Special Assistant for Homeless Initiatives
  • August 3, 2016 -- Houston Launches Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program
  • August 3, 2016 -- City and Community Partners Launch "Welcoming Houston"
  • August 2, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Renews Call for State and Federal Zika Funds
  • August 1, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Requests Housing Authority Consider Alternatives to Proposed Fountainview Project
  • August 1, 2016 -- Houston Youth to Participate in White House Summer Opportunity Project
  • July 28, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues Statement on Retirement of HFRRF Chair
  • July 22, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Creates Justice Complex Commission
  • July 20, 2016 -- City of Houston Launches Loaned Executive Program
  • July 17, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Congratulates Houston Astros RBI Team
  • July 17, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues Statement about Violence in Baton Rouge
  • July 15, 2016 -- Houston Remains on the Cutting Edge of Accessible Affordability
  • July 15, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Sends Condolences to Houston’s Sister City Nice
  • July 11, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues Statement on Weekend Officer Involved Shooting
  • July 8, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Makes Changes to Houston First Board
  • July 7, 2016 -- IAH One of First Airports to Offer Flights to Cuba
  • July 7, 2016 -- 22 Freedmen’s Town Properties Nominated to be City Protected Landmarks
  • July 6, 2016 -- Houston City Council Confirms New HR Director
  • July 5, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Appoints Interim Housing Director
  • June 30, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Announces Members for LGBT Advisory Board
  • June 30, 2016 -- More Officers Hit The Streets, Police Presence Increases In Parks & Downtown
  • June 29, 2016 -- City Cracking Down on Illegal Scrap Tire Operations
  • June 29, 2016 -- New Partnership Increases Glass Recycling Drop Off Locations
  • June 29, 2016 -- White House Honors City of Houston for Creating a Welcoming Environment for New Americans
  • June 28, 2016 -- Mayor Turner’s Storm Relief Fund Announces Major Grants
  • June 23, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues Statement About SCOTUS Immigration Ruling
  • June 12, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Issues Statement / City Plans Vigil In Remembrance of Orlando Victims
  • June 10, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Invites Houstonians to Submit Their Favorite Poems
  • June 9, 2016 -- Mayor Turner Seeks State Funds to Fight Zika
  • June 6, 2016 -- Testing Eases Concerns About Impact of Chemical Warehouse Fire
  • June 3, 2016 -- American Red Cross Distribution Center Opens in Kingwood
  • June 3, 2016 -- First Phase Allen Parkway/Buffalo Bayou Park Improvements Finished
  • June 2, 2016 -- City of Houston, Regional Agencies Announce New Regional Terrorism Prevention and Response Initiative
  • June 1, 2016 -- New State Veterans Home Planned for Houston
  • June 1, 2016 -- Storm Relief Fund Grant Guidelines Announced
  • May 31, 2016 -- Lake Houston Debris Presents Boating Concerns
  • May 25, 2016 -- City of Houston Issues Call for Artists for Southwest Police Station Project
  • 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