Latest Sylvester Turner News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 20, 2023 18:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Mayors Eric Adams of New York, Karen Bass of Los Angeles and Sylvester Turner of Houston. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Nancy...

Officials support $9B Houston highway project, after dispute

Dec. 19, 2022 20:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — PHOTOS TO BE LINKED NYAB115-116 A more than $9 billion highway widening project that is being proposed in the Houston area has the support of local officials after many of their concerns were addressed, they announced Monday. The proposed construction project would...

Task force unveils improvements in wake of Astroworld show

Nov. 30, 2022 19:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston, questions were raised about whether there was sufficient coordination and communication among officials, public safety agencies and promoters in planning the event and implementing an emergency response when it turned...

Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 million

Nov. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials lifted an order Tuesday that had called for more than 2 million people in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil their tap water before drinking or using it. The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification...

Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Nov. 28, 2022 18:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 2 million people in the Houston area were urged to boil their tap water Monday after a power outage at a purification plant prompted the mayor to initiate a review of what went wrong. The boil order notice tells customers in the nation's fourth-largest...

Fans celebrate Houston Astros' World Series win with parade

Nov. 07, 2022 18:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An estimated crowd of more than 1 million fans celebrated the Houston Astros' World Series win with a downtown parade Monday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had encouraged fans coming to the victory parade to “arrive early, wear Astros' colors, be loud and...

Houston mayor discloses that he had cancer surgery, therapy

Nov. 02, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed Wednesday that he underwent surgery and six weeks of radiation therapy during the summer for bone cancer in his jaw. Turner made the disclosure during a question-and-answer session after he delivered his annual State of the...

Houston police seek witnesses to rapper Takeoff's killing

Nov. 02, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Police said they have few leads in the fatal shooting of rapper Takeoff outside a private party at a downtown Houston bowling alley. Takeoff, whose off-stage name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, formed one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos with uncle Quavo and...