HOUSTON (FOX 26) - On Wednesday, Houstonians will wear green to Remember City Councilman Larry Green. He was found dead at home Tuesday morning. Here's a look at why his loss is hitting so hard.
Have you seen the traffic control boxes, beautified by local artists? It's a project that got pilot funding from Council Member Larry Green.
When Green was elected to city council six years ago, the UH grad was a lawyer in his mid-40s. He was chosen to represent District K -- the area of the city south of Braes Bayou and West of Almeada. A mostly minority working class neighborhood, they were excited to have a young, energetic representative taking them on.
He quickly made his mark -- enhancing quality of life for the southeast Houston area by tearing down the old, and getting new amenities, like a police station, park and a senior facility.
His death is a mystery. Green’s staff called police to check on him when he didn’t show up for meetings. They found the 52-year-old dead in his bed. City council members were stunned.
Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted that Larry Green captured the essence of being an enlightened public servant for Houston. He says, “My heart goes out to his family, his colleagues, and all city residents.”