June 14, 2011 was declared Houston-Baku Day in Houston by Mayor Annise Parker

On the occasion of Houston-Baku Sister City Association, Council Member Jarvis Johnson presented a proclamation before council recognizing Houston-Baku Sister for fostering the continuous successful interchange of culture and ideas between Baku and the Houston Community through the diligent work of volunteers.   In honor of this, Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed June 14, 2011 as Houston-Baku Day.
source: HBSC web site