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Residents begin effort to recall mayor in Houston

...mayor's trip to Fairbanks could drive him right out of office. Houston resident Kathleen Baken-Barney claims Mayor Roger Purcell improperly used emergency flashing lights when he and his wife took a city police car on the long drive north to deliver...
Houston city clerk resigns on election day

...Deputy Mayor Lance Wilson says it appears Cunningham improperly gave supporters of a recall effort against former Mayor Roger Purcell assistance in using the right wording for an official recall petition. Purcell stepped down in June after being faced...
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Houston officer back on job

...on the job. Houston Police Sgt. Charlie Seidl was reinstated Thursday after a two-week paid suspension. Mayor Roger Purcell suspended Seidl after a couple of incidents that drew unflattering publicity to the community. Seidl, saying he was...
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Houston mayor drives home with fire truck

...Houston. The city bought the truck for $40,000 from a fire department near Charlottesville, Va. KTUU reports Mayor Roger Purcell and his wife flew east and drove the 26-foot-long truck back to Alaska. Purcell says the truck handled well with...
Houston mayor accused of misusing police car

...he drove recklessly in a city police vehicle and impersonated an officer on a highway to Fairbanks. Houston Mayor Roger Purcell also said he did not order a police officer to euthanize animals at the city shelter by shooting them. Houston is...
Judge dismisses ticket issued by Houston mayor

...Ron Johnson in January stopped in response to an unmarked car with police lights. Inside the BMW was Houston Mayor Roger Purcell, who claimed Johnson had passed him on a double-yellow line. Johnson says the mayor had no business pulling people...
Houston city council votes to keep officer

...Seidl was suspended after shooting eight unadopted animals at the city shelter last week. Seidl said Houston Mayor Roger Purcell told him to do that, but the mayor has denied it. This week, Seidl came forward with a dash camera video that he...
Houston city clerk now wants to keep job

...letter. He resigned amid a controversy over whether he gave improper advice to a group seeking to recall former Mayor Roger Purcell. Mayor Rosemary Burnett says council members will meet on Monday. If Cunningham still wants to rescind his resignation...
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Troopers find body after dog brings home skull

...remains had been there. The homeowner called police in Houston Friday morning to report the skull. Houston Mayor Roger Purcell says the remains were discovered in a wooded area in the Enchanted Forest Subdivision. Police are working to identify...
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Dogs, cats shot to death at Houston animal shelter

...Sally Clampitt, called the shooting horrible and said euthanasia by a veterinarian is preferred. Houston Mayor Roger Purcell says the city is working to have an animal control officer licensed to give lethal injections. But he says shooting...


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