DALLAS - A measure that would restore a $500 million general obligation bond authorization to Houston survived the threat of extinction yesterday after a key opponent in the Texas House agreed to support the measure.

A spokesman for Mayor Robert Lanier said yesterday that state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, has agreed not to block the measure after suggesting last week that he may. Turner is expected to support the legislation on the condition that the city spell out how it intends to use the bond proceeds.

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