New TTI Chairperson

Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, presenting District K, has been appointed chairperson of City Council’s Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee by Mayor Annise Parker. The Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee (TTI), oversees the City’s Information Technology, General Services, and Public Works and Engineering Departments, as well as the Rebuild Houston streets and drainage…

Community Health Clinics Awarded Funds

HOUSTON– Recently, Congressman Al Green called representatives from South Central Care Community Health Center, the Harris County Hospital District, and the Asian American Health Coalition of the Greater Houston Area to congratulate them on being awarded grants to assist Texans in enrolling in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces and receive quality health care services. “These…

Redistricting is Back (Again)

One of Dr. King’s most enduring achievements was the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, landmark legislation that outlawed discriminatory voting practices and upheld the principle of one person, one vote in this country.  Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, states with a past history of racial discrimination – like Texas…

Senate Confirmation FHFA Director

Democrats have taken advantage of their weakening of filibusters and muscled through the Senate President Barack Obama’spick to lead a housingregulation agency. By 57-41, senators confirmed Rep. Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Obama nominated the North Carolina Democrat in May but he’s been in limbo ever since. Republicans have said he’s not…