Mayor Turner joins Houston’s Nigerian Community for a Prayer Vigil to #EndSars

Oct 29, 2020
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Houston Nigerian community members in front of City Hall tonight for a peaceful #EndSARS prayer vigil. The vigil called for an end to the violence against people protesting  police brutality and demanding police reform in Nigeria.
 
Mayor Turner was joined by Congressman Al Green, Tunde Fasinat of Wazobia African Market, Dr. Seun Adigun of the Nigerian Bobsled Team, and other Houston Nigerian community leaders. 
 
 “Houston is proud to be home of one of the largest Nigerian communities in the country and stands with Nigerians around the world calling for an end to the violence against peaceful demonstrations,” said Mayor Turner. ” As Mayor of the City of Houston, I know the importance of citizens being able to exercise their right to protest peacefully. The hearts and prayers of all Houstonians go out to the victims and their families.” 
 
The lights of Houston City Hall tonight are green and white in honor of Nigeria.
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Halloween Bike Lane Demonstration Rolls Through Gulfton

Oct 29, 2020
Halloween Bike Lane Demonstration
Rolls Through Gulfton
HOUSTON – Grab Halloween by the handlebars at the Gulfton Pop-up Bike Lane Demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Riders will meet at the Benavidez Elementary School parking lot, 6262 Gulfton Street.

This socially-distanced, outdoor event is part of the City’s efforts to educate the public about traffic management solutions. Houston continues to make strides in becoming a more bike-friendly city. There are currently 120 miles of bike lanes across the city, and earlier this month, Houston City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting parking of motor vehicles in dedicated bicycle lanes. Gulfton is one of ten communities selected for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative, and this event is a step toward fulfilling community input requesting safer mobility options.

The temporary transportation demonstration will allow Gulfton community members to get hands-on, real-life experiences with a bike lane and learn the benefits of using crosswalks, bike lanes, and other traffic mobility solutions. If community comments and feedback are favorable, bike lanes may be permanently installed. Leave your comments about the pop-up bike lane at the site or online at www.letstalkhouston.org/gulfton

The event is hosted by the City of Houston Planning and Development Department, Complete Communities, Bike Houston, BCycle, Council Member Edward Pollard, Gulfton Super Neighborhood and AARP. We practice safety first so, bring a mask, helmet, and wear your bicycle-safe Halloween costumes for a howling good time for the whole family. 

Support for the demonstration was provided in part by an AARP Community Challenge Grant. The Planning and Development Department was one of five Texas organizations – and among 184 organizations nationwide – receiving 2020 AARP Community Challenge grants, with more than $2.4 million awarded in total.
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GERVONTA DAVIS VS. LEO SANTA CRUZ HALLOWEEN

Oct 29, 2020
SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO LIVE STREAM FIGHT WEEK EVENTS AHEAD OF THIS SATURDAY’S GERVONTA DAVIS VS. LEO SANTA CRUZ HALLOWEEN THRILLER ON SHOWTIME PPV® Wednesday: Undercard Final Press Conference – 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PTThursday: Main Event Final Press Conference – 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PTFriday: Official Weigh-In – 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT  Davis vs. Santa Cruz | Saturday, October 31LIVE on SHOWTIME PPV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PTFrom Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
WHAT: SHOWTIME Sports will provide live streaming coverage of fight week events featuring three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank Davis” and four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz ahead of their blockbuster SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) main event battle for the WBA Super Featherweight and WBA Lightweight Championships. On Wednesday, all six fighters participating in the stacked televised undercard, including San Antonio’s world champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios, will participate in the final undercard press conference and on Thursday, Davis and Santa Cruz will take center stage at the final main event press conference. On Friday, each fighter will step onto the scales at the official weigh-in. Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell, combat sports afficionados and hosts of the popular podcast MORNING KOMBAT, will provide live coverage of the main event press conference and official weigh-in live streams. The events will stream live on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page. YouTube embed codes and links are listed below.
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