In January, photographer David Kidd and I spent three days in Houston for a profile story on the city’s mayor, Sylvester Turner. Turner first came on my radar in 2016, when he negotiated landmark pension reform for the city in remarkably quick fashion. Turner was less than a year into his term and he’d managed to achieve what previous administrations had failed to do.
Turner, who spent 27 years in the legislature prior to becoming mayor, clearly has some deal-making chops. That was the theme of the story and I saw it play out in various ways over my trip there.