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June News Digest
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was among more than 60 U.S. civic chiefs to announce they would continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and limit global warming despite President Trump’s decision to the withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Mayor Turner stated, “As the energy capital of the world and the nation’s largest municipal purchaser of green power, Houston is leading by example and is living proof that large industrial cities can have a robust economy and also fight climate change.” Over the past decade Houston has trimmed its greenhouse gas emission by 35% and aims to achieve an 80% reduction by 2050.
Houston attracted 18,666 additional residents in the 12 months to July, 2016 bringing the city population to 2.3 million. San Antonio added 24,473 residents (total population 1.49 million), Dallas 20,602 (total population 1.32 million) and Austin 17,738 (total population 947,890).
The West Houston of Katy has been named as one of the most family friendly places in the U.S. to stay. The study looked at home affordability and access to good schools. The median house sale price in Katy is $239,500.
Founder secretary of the Houston/Grampian Association Aurise Bain was reunited with some old friends from the early days of the Grampian-
Following their two week study visit to Aberdeen Houston student nurses Amelia Holt and Celeste Ross had a difficult journey home when they were caught up in disruption caused by a computer failure which resulted in the mass cancellation of British Airways flights. They left Aberdeen 24 hours later than scheduled and had to wait a further 24 hours in London before getting a BA flight from Heathrow Airport to Houston.