Houston restaurants want Mayor Turner to extend curfew beyond midnight

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Houston restaurants want Mayor Turner to extend curfew beyond midnight. (KTRK)

Throughout the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Sylvester Turner has earned praise from Houstonians for his handling of the crisis. From the decision not to issue a general call for evacuation to acting quickly to use the George R. Brown Convention Center as a shelter, Turner's actions have generally served as an example of how government can ease the burden during times of trouble.

Still, Houston's restaurant community has begun to express its displeasure at the citywide curfew that Mayor Turner issued Wednesday. Designed to curb looting, the curfew mandates that people be off the streets between midnight and 5 a.m.

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