Search TXNP
txnp temp ad

< More Strong Communities

Friday, January 30, 2015

Share: facebooktwitterdigg

State of the City: Challenged but Strong
City of Houston

April, 2011

Despite some challenges, the state of our city remains strong and financially secure.  Houston is

still the best city in the country in which to live and work.  We remain better off financially than any other big city and we have the best prospects to emerge from this recession as a cleaner, safer, thriving city with abundant jobs.

 

This first year in office has been very productive.  We've been fighting crime, growing our

economy, creating jobs, planning for the future and saving money.  We've been reforming, streamlining, modernizing and transforming the way we do business.  Have there been challenges?  You bet!  Have we met them head on?  You bet!  There are more challenges ahead, but I also know there are good times ahead.  I am certain of this.    

 

Nothing compares to being mayor of your hometown - a town as great as this one.  The opportunity to make decisions that will provide benefits for generations to come is truly fulfilling.  Thank you for the opportunity you have given to me.

Respectfully,

Annise Parker
Mayor

The entire text of Mayor Parker's prepared 2011 State of the City address is available at http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/stateofthecity2011.htmlThere may have been slight changes in her delivery.



rss txnp blog

Your TXNP Weekly E-Newsletter is made possible by the generosity of:

FROST BANK in many Texas cities
THE SID RICHARDSON FOUNDATION in Fort Worth


IN MEMORY OF Valleau Wilkie, Jr.
Sid W. Richardson Foundation - Fort Worth

A gentle giant with a great heart who fostered excellence in everything he touched. We were blessed to know him.



Sign up for your personal TXNP E-Newsletter


TXNP Professional Members Are Dedicated to Texas and Texans.

Aurora Grants & Consulting | Bacon Lee & Associates | Dawson Murray Teague Communications | Graystone Consulting | J A Churchill Associates | John F. Lewis PC | McConnell & Jones LLC



The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary recently became home to two tiny American black bear cubs, one male and one female, who were found abandoned in their wild Alaska. These two were young, helpless, and unable to survive on their own. As such, they were transported to their new forever home in Texas. At IEAS, they will have 1.5 acres of forest, meadow, and grass to thrive in. With the help of Emotional Enrichment, they will learn to find security and trust in their new family. IEAS staff is eager and excited to make the lives of these cubs as amazing as possible, and they can't wait to watch them live like wild bears in a safe, caring environment!

at-t Meadows Foundation express news HOBLITZELLE FOUNDATION v greenly zachry foundation w b h b bank of america southwest airlines Sid W. Richardson Foundation forst