Houston Newspaper “Chronicles” the Life and Times of Annise Parker, the City’s New Mayor-elect

From the front page of today's Houston Chronicle

Now that initial surprise is wearing off that the fourth-largest city in the U.S. will soon have a top official who is gay, more in-depth stories about mayor-elect Annise Parker and those close around her are appearing in the media.  Today’s Sunday Houston Chronicle included articles by Joe Holley on Parker as well  as her partner Kathy Hubbard.  While the article on Kathy appeared both in the print and online editions (read it here), the article “Not So Shy Now” about the mayor-to-be appeared only in the print version as the lead photo story on page one that jumped to page eight, which it filled completely.  The Chronicle‘s sister paper, The Dallas Morning News, carried a shorter, redacted version of the Holley article online.

By reading news media and blogs from all over the world, it is evident that Annise Parker’s recent election here in Houston has grabbed the attention of those far afield from the Bayou City.  As of yet, no archives of the longer version seem to be available.  I have saved mine to pdf files (because I think it’s a piece of history work keeping).

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2 Responses

  1. I heard from a friend that the Westboro types are planning to protest Parker. I looked online and couldn’t find where or when, but if you find out, let me know, and I will do the same.

    I’m so proud of our city!!!!!

    I hope you are doing ok and that your holidays are happy.

    Enjoy!

  2. Well, you made me go to a site I never wanted to before and I’m not going to write it here but with a bit of googling, I’m sure anybody can find it. They have a picketing schedule. At least when you look at their schedule you realize that nobody is immune to their hatred. Is there some kind of comfort to be found in that? Just today, they were in Tulsa picketing Oral Roberts’ funeral. Go figure.

    It looks like they are going to make a 2-day trip of it to Houston in order to picket a wide spectrum which includes among others, the Co-cathedral downtown, Lakewood Church, the Holocaust Museum, the Anti-Defamation League, Annise Parker’s taking office, and even a Jewish school.

    They seem to be picketing everywhere all the time, even a Dartmouth College hockey game. Not only do they tell where they are going, but each entry is just full of the most disgusting and venomous language. I can only imagine the old guy with horns and a tail spewing out vile like that. Maybe Fred is really the devil incarnate, if he is the one who writes that stuff now, maybe it is Shirley.

    I don’t know where they get all the money to do that much traveling. The Topeka paper rarely mentions their antics, and it appears that the whole city just has blinders on when it comes to the clan.

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