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Astroworld Tragedy: Houston Launches Special Events Task Force After Travis Scott Festival Tragedy

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Houston could see its first changes to city events today, three months after last year’s Astroworld tragedy.

Mayor Sylvester Turner will join District 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia Wednesday morning to announce a new task force focusing specifically on how special events are organized in the Houston area.

A press conference will be held at 11:30 am to make the announcement. ABC13 will stream it in the video player above.

The Special Events Task Force will review and make recommendations to improve communication, protocols, and licensing requirements in the city and county.

Local leaders say they are doing this to ensure consistent operating standards for future events.

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In November 2021, a mob at the Astroworld Festival in NRG Park left 10 people dead and hundreds injured. City and county leaders want to make sure something like this never happens again.

“We will be improving the way communications work, especially for security plans,” Susan Christian told the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.

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