Politics is an ugly business, but things went from ugly to violent this week when supporters of state Rep. Hubert Vo, Democrat, and those backing Republican opponent Al Hoang showed up at an early voting center in District 149 on Monday afternoon. Hoang's party took offense to a banner that Vo's su ... More >>
Houston City Council is currently in an uproar over Mayor Annise Parker's tentative proposal to allow Southwest to have international flights out of Hobby Airport. Councilmembers have said the proposal is rushed and would harm United Airlines, which, of course, merged with Continental and flies int ... More >>
After a protracted debate and opposition from nearly every political and religious group in the city, Houston's City Council passed an ordinance last week that bans serving charitable meals on properties -- public or private -- where the property owner hadn't granted express permission for you to do ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderAndy Taylor, counsel for ATS, tells Houston to pay up if they renege.In today's special-edition episode of Houston versus (?) Red-Light Cameras, the mayor and city council could have turned off the cameras -- immediately and forever. But no decision was made. Within ... More >>
Goodbye paper books, hello Facebook.
Photo courtesy city of HoustonSome thought we might have jumped the gun a bit when we selected Al Hoang as one of our five most entertaining council members of the decade, seeing as he wasn't sworn in until today.But his campaign, which featured him running for and eventually winning in a d ... More >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBThanks to term limits, turnover among Houston city council members is fairly regular, and institutional memory be damned. But an ever-fresh supply of new meat means that at least some of that meat will be highly flavorful.This decade didn't disappoint when it comes to that asp ... More >>
Every election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>