HOUSTON, Tx. - Houston lost a legend, Saturday. Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away at 89 years old.
A lifelong Democrat from Baytown, Lanier came from modest means, but rose to become one of Houston’s elite.
His passion for Houston sports and cleaning up our city`s streets are known to most Houstonians.
Mayor Annise Parker issued a statement saying, in part:
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mayor Bob Lanier. He was a strong, popular leader who left a lasting mark on this city..... He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Elyse and the entire Lanier family.
State Representative Sylvester Turner also shared his sentiments:
My prayers are with Mayor Lanier’s family and friends. The city of Houston is indebted to him for his service.