We're 50 (percent) energy today but that's not just oil and gas ... It is solar, it's wind, it's biofuels, it's transmission lines. We're a headquarters city — we've never been a big producing area. So we have to make sure that we maintain the ability to be the headquarters, the brain trust.
This has always been a business town ... Houston has always been a dynamic and energetic city — trying to make the impossible happen…. Our past and our future is about creating things that don’t exist.
I would characterize the budget as reasonable and realistic ... The City is in a good place financially, but there are still concerns and challenges.More quotes »
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Light rail lines, other improvements set for Houston before Super Bowl
announced Wednesday what will happen over the next few years as the city prepares to host the Super Bowl in 2017. Mayor Annise Parker says more than one million visitors are expected over the two weeks leading up to the big game. Parker said crews will get from Click2Houston.com Read more »
Why Getting The Super Bowl May Have Been The Hardest Part For Houston
you believe Mayor Annise Parker, Super Bowl LI will be a guaranteed success. “Houston knows how to put on major sporting events. We do it on a regular and routine basis. You can clearly tell that we’re in the rotation with most of the leagues. They want to from KUHF Houston Galveston Read more »
Not just fireworks for July 4! Freedom Over Texas to offer plenty of entertainment
year’s Freedom Over Texas will have loads of entertainment that is sure to keep attendees happy this Fourth of July. Mayor Annise Parker announced Wednesday there will be autograph signings by NFL players, a zipline for thrill-seekers and an acrobat show. from KHOU.com Read more »
Mayor Parker shows off Houston to Wall Street Journal
industry. Olivia Pulsinelli is the web producer for the Houston Business Journal's award-winning website. Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently got the chance to show The Wall Street Journal why the Petro Metro has been named the coolest place to live in the from Houston Business Journal Read more »
Annise Parker: The Modern American Boomtown
white city down in Texas." That's how Houston Mayor Annise Parker sums up the caricature of her town, and she wants everyone to know it's bunkum. Houston is "a really cool city," she says. "Open and entrepreneurial and welcoming." It's also booming. The mayor from Wall Street Journal Read more »