The debate offered a preview of what is expected to be a bruising runoff between Whitmire and Jackson Lee, who have represented the city for decades.
Gerald Womack, 66, told officers he was assaulted by a man who had been harassing him for the past five or six months, a police spokesman said.
Houston mayoral candidates have promised to crack down on dumpers, launch neighborhood cleanup initiatives and improve city services.
Jackson Lee promises to improve the city’s various ailments by bringing her fabled energy in Washington back to Houston.
Of 800 likely voters surveyed, 46 percent said crime was the most important issue. Economic inequality was selected by only 11 percent.
Kaplan leans heavily on his business experience and says a life outside of politics will allow him to bring people together to implement his agenda.
With weeks left in Houston’s mayor race, state Sen. John Whitmire has gone on a spending spree to maintain his lead over Sheila Jackson Lee.
Just four weeks from election day, the Houston mayor’s race remains a two-person contest, the Hobby School of Public Affairs poll shows.
It is unclear what the governor wants lawmakers to do, but he said he was concerned the development is flouting Texas’ ban on “sanctuary cities.”
Miles discussed his “New Education System” at HISD, the roadmap for broader district reform and what his efforts mean for education throughout Texas.