Houston and Texas show support for Paris – Chron.com

Houston City Hall joined other buildings around the world to display the red-white-and-blue colors of the French flag after Friday's attacks in Paris. 
The Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas donned the famous tricolor pattern to honor the victims of the attacks, which left more than 100 people dead.
Other buildings around the nation, including One World Trade Center in New York and San Francisco's City Hall, also displayed the colors in solidarity with the people of France.
#NYC shines in solidarity with #Paris as World Trade Center dons colors of #French flag. #NewYork #France pic.twitter.com/Cx4BXJcLUw
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the attacks in France "an assault to all of humanity."
The series of attacks targeting concert-goers, soccer fans and people enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed at least 120 people in Paris. French President Francois Hollande pledged that France would stand firm against what he called terrorism.
Abbott said on Friday night that the "despicable attacks in France are an assault to all of humanity, and the world must unite to condemn acts of terrorism on every front."
He says he's spoken with the consulate general of France in Houston "to offer any and all assistance on behalf of the state of Texas."
"Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and all those affected in France," he added.
Mike Glenn grew up in the Navy but enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school in Rockwall, Texas. Following his honorable discharge, Glenn attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received a BA in History and a commission as a lieutenant in the Army. He led a platoon of cavalry troopers in combat during the Gulf War. Glenn spent about six years in the Army - both as an enlisted soldier and officer. He then studied journalism in graduate school and began his career in the news business. He has worked as a newspaper reporter in the Dallas area, El Paso, San Antonio and now in Houston with the Houston Chronicle. Glenn is married and has a daughter in college.


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