Houston City Council

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Name: Houston City Council
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Women To Play Key Role In Upcoming Election

By: Nicole Blanton, NewsLab intern , August 22nd, 2014 02:43 PMState Senate candidate Rita Lucido speaks to a crowd of Wendy Davis supporters at a Women for Wendy event in the Heights.Democratic State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis recently ... [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Downtown food trucks move one step closer to reality

Houston may be moving one step closer to being a food-truck-friendly city, at least in the downtown area.Houston Mayor Annise Parker plans to allow propane-fueled food trucks in downtown Houston, an administrative move that doesn't require the approval ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Houston may loosen the reins on food trucks

Houston’s reputation as a less-than-friendly city for food trucks may soon change.CultureMap reports that the Houston City Council plans to consider three recommended changes developed by a task force over the past two years.Two changes are part of fire ... [Published Houston Business Journal - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: Repeal Abortion Restrictions

As the restrictions passed last summer are challenged in court in Austin, Houston elected officials are calling for stronger federal protections of reproductive rights and the repeal of HB 2. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council recently ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council votes to let Uber and Lyft ride on

HOUSTON, TX – After all the controversy over regulations for upstart ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber, the city council voted to allow Lyft and Uber to legally operate in Houston.This means people like Dustin Vinas, who drives for Lyft, can continue ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council Approves Uber and Lyft, But Imposes Regulations

HOUSTON, Texas -- On Tuesday the Houston City Council voted 10-5 to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in the city, so long as certain rules--those already applying to taxi, limo, and shuttle services--are followed. The two services allow consumers ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council Approves Rules For Uber And Lyft

By: Gail Delaughter , August 06th, 2014 05:21 PMAfter several hours of debate, Houston City Council has cleared the way for app-based transportation companies to operate legally. Council approved the new ordinance by a vote of 10-5, with two council members ... [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Houston City Council passes ordinance surrounding Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft can now operate in Houston legally.The Houston City Council took almost five hours to deliberate on all the different amendments and stipulations surrounding the transportation companies, which have been operating in Houston illegally despite ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council delays vote around Uber and Lyft

Once again, the Houston City Council voted July 30 to delay the long-awaited ruling on the vehicles-for-hire ordinances surrounding Uber, Lyft and taxi companies for at least another week.City Council delayed the vote, in part, to give council members ... [Published Houston Business Journal - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Houston Cop Dumps Family’s Dog On Road After Traffic Stop, Mayor Apologizes For Dog’s Death

The mayor of Houston, Texas, apologized last week to a woman whose beloved family dog died when a police officer forced her husband to leave it on the side of the road after a traffic stop. The helpless, little, 14-year-old chihuahua was already mostly ... [Published Inquisitr - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Houston Out $5 Million Over Police Chase That Critically Injured Two

In recent years, there's been an increasing debate[1] in law enforcement over the safety of police pursuits and whether chasing down suspects is really worth the danger to officers and civilians. Cases like this tragic pursuit in Houston in 2009 are why. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Houston City Council Will Hear More Comment On Ridesharing Services

By: Gail Delaughter , July 28th, 2014 06:15 PMThere will be one more public comment session before City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed ordinance that would allow ride share services like Lyft and Uber to operate legally. Council is expected ... [Published Houston Public Media - Jul 29 2014]

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...12. The awards program recognizes the role of women in the profession and encourages firms to promote female architects and their work. "We aim to honor and celebrate women, and to advance the conversation about their role in the field" said Cathleen McGuigan, editor in chief of Architectural Record, in a press statement
"When the TexasTexas legislature passed HB2, we knew Houston residents could be harmed by it," it reads. "We also knew that Houston would become one of the very few places left to get an abortion (and in some cases, any reproductive healthhealth care) in Texas, and that women's health and lives would be put at risk because of that... We believe federal legislation limiting government interference with the delivery of the full range of reproductive health services is necessary to ensure that women in all states have equal access to these services."
...the country pass restrictions to limit a woman's right to make the best health care decisions for herself and her family," the letter reads. "Because women of reproductive age deserve equal access to comprehensive reproductive healthhealth care, we believe federal legislation limiting government interference with the delivery of the full range of reproductive health services is necessary to ensure that women in all states have equal access to these services. "

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Women To Play Key Role In Upcoming Election [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 22 2014]
Kenneth Li: Bringing many voices together [Published CHINAdaily - Aug 22 2014]
Downtown food trucks move one step closer to re... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 22 2014]
Memorial City TIRZ to annex more streets for dr... [Published Memorial Examiner - Aug 21 2014]
Council Member Dave Martin Appointed to Houston... [Published Tribune Newspapers - Aug 21 2014]
And we (finally) circle back to food trucks [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 21 2014]
Houston may loosen the reins on food trucks [Published Houston Business Journal - Aug 20 2014]
New Website Created for Houston Spaceport [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 20 2014]
The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Dir... [Published Guidry News - Aug 19 2014]
Wage theft victims call for new city ordinance,... [Published KDBC Channel 4 - Aug 18 2014]
Fed Fund Breastfeeding; India May Bar Same-Sex ... [Published Womens Enews - Aug 16 2014]
Houston Mayor: Severe Texas Abortion Law Puts W... [Published Jezebel - Aug 15 2014]
Randle Law Office [Published Guidry News - Aug 14 2014]
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: R... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 13 2014]
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: R... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Aug 13 2014]
Houston Mayor Calls for Repeal of Texas Abortio... [Published Cosmopolitan - Aug 11 2014]
Dallas City Council Likely to Approve Uber and ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 10 2014]
Houston anti-Gay referendum 'invalid' - Anti-Ga... [Published Seattle Gay News - Aug 09 2014]
Lesbian mayor's campaign hits roadblock [Published WorldNetDaily - Aug 09 2014]
Effort to repeal Houston ordinance fails [Published Washington Blade - Aug 07 2014]
Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston [Published The Consumerist - Aug 07 2014]
TCRP Sues Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab [Published Austin Chronicle - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council Approves Uber and Lyft, Bu... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council votes to let Uber and Lyft... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council Approves Rules For Uber An... [Published Houston Public Media - Aug 07 2014]
Houston City Council passes ordinance surroundi... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 06 2014]
Houston City Council Amendments Will Decide Fat... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 06 2014]
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And we (finally) circle back to food trucks [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 21 2014]
We’ve done HERO, we’ve done vehicles for hire, what other high profile issues are there out there? Oh yeah, food trucks . I’d almost forgotten they were still an agenda item, but they’re back and they should be getting a vote soon. Proposed changes ...
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Council: R... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Aug 13 2014]
On September 1, the most stringent plank of last summer's abortion bill is scheduled to take effect, threatening to shut down almost every abortion clinic in Texas—but progressive leaders statewide are fighting to ensure that a pre-Roe Texas doesn't ...
Dallas City Council Likely to Approve Uber and ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 10 2014]
HOUSTON, Texas -- Appearing to follow in the footsteps of Houston, Dallas officials may soon give transportation services such as Uber and Lyft the green light. Last week  Breitbart Texas reported  that  the Houston City Council voted 10-5 to allow ...
Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston [Published The Consumerist - Aug 07 2014]
( Ben Schumin ) When Uber and Lyft opened for business in Houston, the same thing happened that has happened in many cities with existing livery industries: taxi companies freaked out and sought help from the city government. Now both ride-sharing ...
Houston City Council Approves Uber and Lyft, Bu... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 07 2014]
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Tuesday the Houston City Council voted 10-5 to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in the city, so long as certain rules--those already applying to taxi, limo, and shuttle services--are followed. The two services allow consumers ...
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