Ann Richards

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Texas Isn't All Rednecks and Bible Thumpers as Gay Marriage Ban May Suggest

    In the 2000 Bush/Gore presidential election, George W. Bush carried the state of Texas, which came of little surprise to anyone. Texas is, after all, as red as red states can be on most socio-political issues and the former governor was a poster boy for socially conservative politics. But, here in H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    A T-Rex, an Investigation, and #SitDownWendy - Catching Up With the Filibuster Fallout

    Forty-eight hours after Sen. Wendy Davis began the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster, the state has gathered its breath. Having spent nearly a full work day suffering through the largest Democratic victory Texas has known in years, Gov. Rick Perry promptly overrode Davis's efforts -- knowing the tea p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Weed: The Top Ten Texas Stoners of All Time

    Matthew McConaughey possibly has experimented​The 82nd session of the august Texas Legislature will no doubt end as all the others have, without decriminalizing marijuana even for medical use. (We're just going out on a limb here with this prediction.) More and more states seem to be getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Texas Tribune Gets A Hefty New York Times Correction

    The Texas Tribune: Mistakes were made​The Texas Tribune, the semi-new non-profit journalistic outfit, has been partnering with The New York Times. On Sundays, Times readers in the Lone Star State get two pages in their print edition with stories from Tribune writers. The partnership is relati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    UH's Achilles Heel: No One Goes To The Games

    cutline‚ÄčI was sitting next to one of my fellow reporters at a UH football game last fall. I think the opponent was SMU, though it might have been Southern Miss. The Coogs were highly ranked, and they were getting lots of national attention. Yet Robertson Stadium was nowhere close to being sold ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    Money, Marbles and Chalk! An Affectionate Sketch of Ann Richards

    Actress Holland Taylor plays the late Texas governor

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Rick Perry, Great White Hunter: How Does He Stack Up?

    Rick Perry is getting a lot of Internet play today for manfully admitting to the Associated Press that he used a laser-sighted pistol with hollow-point bullets to kill a coyote that was threatening his dog while he was out jogging.Take that, dog predator. You should have known our governor never jog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Two and a Half Men Mom Transforms into Ann Richards for Galveston Show

    ​For the past three years, Holland Taylor (who plays "the devil" mother in the hit CBS comedy show Two and a Half Men), has conceived, researched, and written a play about the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards. And in mid-May, Taylor will star in her one-woman show Money, Marbles and Chalk ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Why the Hell Not — Again?

    Kinky Friedman announces another run for Texas governor, this time as a Democrat.

  • News

    November 27, 2008
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    September 9, 2008
  • Film

    June 5, 2008

    Austin City Limits: The Unforeseen

    Man vs. nature deep in the heart of Texas

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2006
  • Film

    March 24, 2005

    Ugly Duckling

    Sandra Bullock fires off another Miss

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Serious Cinema

    Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Tales of Rail

    Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Bad Breath

    Plus: Courting the Vote, Taking Aim

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Republican

    State Representative John Culberson, winner of the GOP nomination in the Seventh Congressional District

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Double Image

    Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

  • News

    June 10, 1999
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    April 29, 1999

    Border Bound

    Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 11 - 17, 1999

  • News

    January 14, 1999
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    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Trench Warfare

    There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.

  • News

    November 6, 1997
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    October 23, 1997
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    March 13, 1997

    Basic Ballard

    Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?

  • Calendar

    January 23, 1997
  • Culture

    November 14, 1996
  • News

    June 6, 1996

    The Passionate Pilgrim

    He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?

  • News

    December 7, 1995
  • News

    August 3, 1995
  • Culture

    July 20, 1995

    Play With Your Food

    Houston's dinner theater leaves a bad taste in our critic's mouth

  • Dining

    June 15, 1995

    Diner's Notebook


  • News

    May 18, 1995
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    March 23, 1995

    Winners and Losers

    Lottery operator Gtech was especially kind to the political friends of Texas Comptroller John Sharp. But when supervision of the company was moved from Sharp's office, the party was over.

  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Just Us Guys

    The boys are back, as Bush and Bullock usher in the age of transpartisan politics

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Pro Bono Publico

    A Vinson & Elkins lawyer wins a big one for a death row inmate

  • News

    November 10, 1994

    No Mercy

    A law of good intent goes unused, and proponents say that's left victims further victimized

  • News

    November 10, 1994

    Too Pharr-out?

    The GOP tried to peddle a story about Ann Richards' own "Willie Horton," but the state's press corps wasn't buying

  • News

    October 27, 1994

    Faded Love

    When romance wanes, the politics can turn really personal

  • News

    October 20, 1994
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    October 13, 1994


    With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress

  • News

    October 6, 1994

    The Terminator of TSU

    Last year, Joann Horton was hired to head Texas Southern University. Now the question is: will she save it, or destroy it?

  • News

    September 29, 1994

    Scary Tales from the Tapes

    Cisneros and Medlar conduct a seminar on realpolitik

  • News

    June 23, 1994

    The Case Against Kay

    Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.

  • Calendar

    June 2, 1994
  • News

    December 9, 1993

    Wearing Two Hats

    Gatesville warden Susan Cranford talks about the contradictory roles of running a prison for women

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