Mayoral event honors community volunteers as 'History Makers'
An astronaut, an Olympian and a legendary debate coach were among 10 inaugural recipients of the Mayor's History Maker Awards, an honor Mayor Sylvester Turner said he planned to make an annual event to recognize public service-minded individuals.
Turner said he hoped the event would serve as an inspiration to other Houstonians whose quiet, and often challenging, mentorship and advocacy efforts improve the city.
The honorees were chosen on the basis of their personal impact on Houston, the ability to overcome obstacles and their work in furthering the mission of service-oriented nonprofits.... read more
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