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MAYOR BILL WHITE RESPONDS TO FEDERAL AUDIT OF HOUSING DEPARTMENT!

WE DID NOTHING WRONG!

We just received the report and are working on a more detailed response. What we see at this early stage in reviewing the audit is many things that we don’t agree with and believe that rather than being substantive HUD either lacks the right information or doesn’t have it in the bureaucratic format they want. For example, they say we’re overbuilding in Sunnyside, one of Houston’s long underserved neighborhoods where¬†we are concentrating a lot of housing efforts now to have a real positive impact. People in Houston know what the reality is. By many measure’s, such as home repairs and down-payment assistance for first-time homebuyers, we’re having record productivity in housing services.

- Frank Michel 
Spokesperson, City of Houston
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CONGRATULATIONS TO FOX 26 REPORTER GREG GROOGAN!

MORE THAN 90 JOURNALISM AWARDS AND COUNTING!

Congratulation goes out to FOX 26 reporter Greg Groogan. He is the winner of the very prestigious Edward R. Murrow regional award for feature reporting. Groogan is known as one of the best writers and reporters in the television news business. I once asked the multi-Emmy award winning reporter how many trophies did he have at home for reporting and he said more than 90. Those awards just keep coming for the Texas native. Now, he will make room on his mantel for one more that carries the weight of a broadcasting legend. Way to go Greg!
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WOULD YOU PAY YOUR KIDS $4,000 TEXTING BILL?