January 4, 2010 11:20 pm
Optimism Despite Challenges
Over a thousand people jammed the Wortham Theater downtown for the public inauguration of new Houston Mayor Annise Parker and other elected officials. In her speech, Parker outlined the challenges for Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 4, 2010 11:00 am
Mayor Parker Says Budget, Infrastructure, and New Police Chief Are Top Priorities
A ceremonial inaguration will be held this morning for Houston's new mayor. Annise Parker officially took the oath of office over the weekend in a private ceremony. She chose to do it that way, because the mayor is required to take office by January 2nd. And by holding the public inaguration on a workday, Parker was able to avoid racking up a huge amount of overtime for all those city employees, such as the police, that need to be on hand during such an event. KUHF's David Pitman visited with Mayor Parker while she was cleaning out her controller's office a few days ago, and she told David that her top priority will be to make sure the city can continue to provide essential services with less money to go around.
December 17, 2009 9:56 pm
Parker Plans for Transition
Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker announced her transition team today. Parker will ask the team to review operations in multiple city departments as she prepares to make staffing and budget decisions.
Laurie Johnson reports.
December 16, 2009 10:02 pm
METRO Chair Pledges Cooperation
The political fall-out continues as Houston prepares for a new mayoral administration. Rumors were circulating that METRO chairman David Wolff submitted his resignation. Wolff says that's not true — but he does plan to resign in the next couple months. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 15, 2009 9:22 pm
Mayor-Elect: Top Cop on Thin Ice
Big changes are coming to the Houston Police Department if Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker has her way. Since the election on Saturday, Parker has made it clear she plans to change how HPD does business, including getting rid of Police Chief Harold Hurtt in a move she says is necessary. Jack Williams reports.
December 14, 2009 4:38 am
Mayor-Elect Parker Ready for a Challenge
After nearly a year on the campaign trail, Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker says she'll take the next few days to assemble a transition team as she prepares to move into the mayor's office. As Jack Williams reports, Parker says her number one priority will be to figure out how to provide basic city services and the same or less money.
December 13, 2009 6:06 pm
December 13, 2009 6:53 am
Election ’09 Wrap-Up
December 11, 2009 11:00 pm
Election Day Information
Tomorrow is Election Day for Houston's run-off races — including Houston mayor and controller along with several council positions. Registered voters have from 7 AM to 7 PM to cast a ballot. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 10, 2009 10:38 pm
Parker Takes Long Lead
Mayoral candidate Annise Parker has pulled ahead with a strong lead over her opponent Gene Locke. According to a KUHF-11 news survey Parker has a 13-point lead going into the election. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 10, 2009 8:53 pm
Khan Touts Engineering Background In Race For Controller
As part of our coverage leading up to the December 12th runoff election in Houston, KUHF's David Pitman is talking with the candidates for mayor and city controller. Today, he sits down with City Councilman M.J. Khan, who's running for controller. Khan explains how his engineering background will help him find "efficiencies" in the budget, should he defeat his challenger, City Councilman Ronald Green.
December 9, 2009 10:30 am
Green Pledges To Find 'Efficiencies' As Houston's CFO
As the weekend runoff election approaches, KUHF is talking with the candidates for Houston mayor and controller. Today, David Pitman chats with City Councilman Ronald Green, one of two candidates in the race for the controller's office. Green is going against City Councilman M.J. Khan in Saturday's runoff.
December 8, 2009 8:53 pm
Early Voting for Run-Off Wraps Up
Early voting for Houston's weekend runoff election will wrap up in a few hours. So far, the early vote totals for 'this' go-round have outpaced the early vote totals in the November 3rd election.
David Pitman reports.
December 8, 2009 10:30 am
Parker Calls For More Cooperation To Enhance Public Safety In Houston
As part of our coverage of the upcoming runoff election, KUHF's David Pitman is talking with the two candidates for mayor, and the two candidates for Houston City Controller. Today, David sits down with Controller Annise Parker, who is facing former City Attorney Gene Locke in the December 12th runoff.
December 7, 2009 9:57 pm
Early Voting Location Vandalized
Officials with the Harris County Clerk's Office say they don't think burglars who hit an early voting location over the weekend were trying to tamper with the outcome of the city's run-off elections. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 7, 2009 11:30 am
Locke Touts Public Safety Plan As Mayoral Runoff Approaches
As part of our coverage of the upcoming runoff election, KUHF's David Pitman is talking with the two candidates for mayor, and the two candidates for Houston City Controller. Today, David sits down with former City Attorney Gene Locke, who is facing Controller Annise Parker in the December 12th runoff.
December 7, 2009 11:00 am
Mayoral Candidates Square-Off in Last Debate
With less than a week until Election Day in the city of Houston's run-off races, the candidates for mayor squared-off one last time yesterday. The KUHF-11 News-Houston Chronicle Debate featured tough questions and one of the last chances for candidates Gene Locke and Annise Parker to make an impression on voters. Jack Williams reports.
December 5, 2009 12:10 am
It’s Official: White Will Run For Gov
He's finally made it official.
December 3, 2009 9:23 pm
Carving Out Votes in Unlikely Places
Election Day for Houston's run-off is just over a week away. The battle between Annise Parker and
Gene Locke will be hard fought over the next few days — with each candidate working to eke out votes outside their group of core supporters. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 2, 2009 11:10 pm
Counting Votes Before Election Day
The run-off for City Controller is underway with Councilmembers Ron Green and MJ Khan racing to the finish line. As Laurie Johnson reports — both men are relying largely on reputation and personal outreach to win the election.
November 30, 2009 11:00 am
Higher Turnout Possible for Run-Off
Early voting starts today for the Harris County run-off election.
Several high profile races are on the ballot — which may drive even more voters to the polls than in the general election. Laurie Johnson reports.
November 20, 2009 11:00 am
Generating Election Interest…When There Isn't Any
Just three weeks before the runoff Election — Houston's candidates for mayor and city controller are in a statistical dead heat. Annise Parker leads Gene Locke by three percentage points in the KUHF-11 News survey. The candidates for controller are also in a three point divide. But what is unusual is that so late in the campaign season a large chunk of voters still don't know who they'll vote for. Laurie Johnson reports.
November 10, 2009 9:01 pm
Brown Endorses Parker
One week after losing the race for mayor in the general election — Councilmember Peter
Brown is throwing his support behind Annise Parker. Brown announced his endorsement on the steps of city hall. Laurie Johnson reports.
November 4, 2009 10:02 pm
Election Day Issues
Voter turnout for yesterday's election was predictably low with about 20 percent of registered Houstonians bothering to vote. Bill Stamps reports — a good number of people who did head to the polls found themselves at the wrong location.
November 4, 2009 9:24 pm
City Hall Shake-Up
Houston City Council will look a lot different in the next couple of months. At least five new councilmembers will sit around the table, along with a new mayor. Laurie Johnson reports.
November 4, 2009 7:00 am
Race for Mayor Continues
Election Day is over but Annise Parker and Gene Locke aren't done campaigning. The two leading mayoral candidates will go head to head in a run-off election on December twelfth. Laurie Johnson reports on what's in store on the mayoral campaign trail.
November 4, 2009 6:36 am
Brown: Not a Speech I Wanted to Give
Architect and urban planner Peter Brown easily outspent his opponents in the race for mayor of Houston. But after the votes were counted last night, it was Brown who failed to make the run-off. He urged his supporters to stay involved in the process. Pat Hernandez has more.
November 4, 2009 5:17 am
Green and Khan in Controller Run-off
The race for city controller is another contest that will require a runoff. For most of the night it was Ron Green and Pam Holm in the lead. But by the end of the night, MJ Khan snuck his way into second place. Bill Stamps has more.
November 4, 2009 4:47 am
Locke Sets His Sight on Run-off
Former city attorney Gene Locke is gearing up for the run-off, saying he's going to stay focused on the issues. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 4, 2009 4:40 am
Top candidate in Houston Mayor Race credits strong grassroots support
There's going to be a runoff for Houston mayor, with city controller Annise Parker and former city attorney Gene Locke. Parker got nearly 31 percent of the vote, with Locke getting 25 percent. Gail Delaughter leads off our election coverage.