Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston finally took action to cancel the Texas Republican Convention, which they intended to hold in a convention center in downtown Houston next week. The city owns the center.
Turner referred to a clause in the contract that allows either party to cancel any event for occurrences out of its control, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING "epidemics in the City of Houston."
The chairman of the Texas GOP has vowed to fight the cancellation in court.
The Texas Republican Convention would bring about 6000 people into the heart of Houston for three days. Houston is arguably the worst city in the nation for coronavirus right now, and it's getting worse.