HOUSTON - As the terror in Paris grabbed global attention, Houston joined other cities in support, lighting up City Hall to pay tribute. Mayor Parker tweeted a photo of the color-branded City Hall with these words: "Houstonians sending thoughts and prayers to Paris. Be strong."
With the specter of terrorism in the air, travelers showed that strength going through the international terminal at Bush Intercontinental Airport with no signs of slowing their travel plans. Flights from Houston on Air France are being kept on schedule, but you might expect a delay as they scrutinize your travel documents.
The official word on the state of Houston's vulnerability and safety comes from the Houston Police Department which said they have "no indication of any Houston connections or a Houston threat."
But the heavy realization of terror in an allies' neighborhood caused concern at Julie`s French Pastries & Coffee Shop, 14522 Memorial Dr. French owner Julie Clemenceau said she was worried about her friends and family because of the randomness of how this occurred in Paris, "but it could happen anywhere."
Social media support from Houstonians came swiftly.
Texan superstar J.J. Watt quickly tweeted out a simple symbol: the French flag.
From outer space on his historic year-long mission, astronaut Mark Kelly tweeted "In the face of evil & terror, the world stands with Paris. Gabby & I are keeping the people of France in our thoughts & prayers."