Court Hearing Scheduled On Equal Rights Ordinance Recall Petition
Houston's new Equal Rights Ordinance is headed for a showdown in court next week. At issue is whether opponents seeking to overturn the ordinance submitted enough valid signatures to put the measure on November's ballot.
Houston Equal Rights Ordinance won’t appear on November ballot
An effort to repeal Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance won’t go before voters this year.
On Friday, a state district judge scheduled a trial for Jan. 19, 2015, to determine whether the petition has enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. Judge Robert Schaffer set the trial after opponents of the ordinance agreed to drop their request for an injunction that sought to force a public vote on the ordinance in November 2014, the Houston Chronicle reports. Opponents’ injunction request was also rejected by an appeals court, which said it would only consider the matter after the district court issues a decision.
Houston Mayor Pledges to Double Workout in Million Lb. Challenge
Do you love selfies? Or are you looking for an excuse to join the new social media craze? Finally, a way to combine social media with getting healthy, thanks to the City of Houston and a local non-profit.
Shape Up Houston is taking its goal to get Houstonians healthier to another hi-tech level–‘Healthy Selfies’–and Mayor Annise Parker is leading the pack.