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Ann Richards

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Is Jim Hogan a Trojan Horse in Democratic Run-off?

    Just as we predicted in our cover story on the Texas Agriculture Commissioner race last November, it has turned into one of the best political circuses since Claytie Williams went on his dove hunt, opened his arrogant, chauvinistic pie-hole, and handed Ann Richards the last statewide Democratic vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Kinky Friedman's "Legalize It" Campaign Hits Mucky Duck

    The Kinky Friedman Agriculture Commissioner campaign rolled through Houston this weekend, with the candidate playing a sold-out show at Mucky Duck Sunday night and speaking at a NORML luncheon this week. As reported in a recent Houston Press cover story, Friedman, who previously ran for governor a ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2013

    Even Though He Doesn't Smoke It Anymore, Marijuana Is at the Core of Kinky Friedman's Run for Public Office

    Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Winners and Losers of the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster

    If you were anywhere near a computer, a phone, or the Hill Country over the past 24 hours, you'll know that Texas witnessed one of the most memorable, remarkable displays of political will it's ever known. In lieu of allowing nearly 90 percent of the abortion clinics across the state to shutter, Sen ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Space Shuttle Blues: County Commissioner Calls for a Congressional Investigation

    Answers are demanded, even though they're obvious.​You know what the Space Shuttle fiasco needs? Congress getting involved. At least that's the thinking of Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman. He's introducing a resolution at next week's meeting demanding Congress investigate "Nasa's deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Feds To Texas' Environmental Regulators: Good God, You Suck (UPDATED With Rick Perry Saying No, You Suck)

    Feds come to the same conclusion we did​The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency smacked the hell out of Texas environmental regulators earlier this week, announcing that the feds will begin taking control over the issuance of operating permits to chemical plants and refineries because the s ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Can LBJ Kick Chuck Norris' Ass?

    We all know the facts about Chuck Norris:Chuck Norris knows everything there is to know - Except for the definition of mercy.Chuck Norris knows the last digit of pi.A high tide means Chuck Norris is flying over your coast. The tide is caused by God pissing his pants.We know all that. What we ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Texas Woman Fights Abuse at the State's Schools for the Mentally Retarded

    Her son was beaten up by an angry caregiver at Denton State School

  • News

    May 15, 2008

    Big Boobs Revisited

    Former ambassador Arthur Schechter prevails in his court case, wins more than $3.5 million

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    May 3, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    September 6, 2007

    Greyhound Racing

    Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Switch Hitter

    A book tour stirs up some dust over Jim Blackburn and an old environmental deal

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Purchase Orders

    Bob Perry writes a lot of checks to politicians, and wields a lot of influence as a result

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Bond Bombshell

    Debra Fosters used to rounding up fugitives. Now shes firing away at Montgomery County.

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Face To Face

    The murder of their loved one haunted Amy and Linda White until a Texas prison mediation program brought them together with the killer. Now they've all got their answers -- and unique justice.

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Rejected

    Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Kissing Off a Kingmaker

    In District 7, is the real conservative behind door No. 1 or door No. 2?

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Uploading

    If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Adding It All Up

    What does it really mean to pass the TAAS?

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Balancing the Bench

    Will race and bad blood play a part in the Guv's judicial picks?

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Rogue Elephant

    Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them

  • News

    July 16, 1998
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    July 9, 1998

    The Party Boys

    Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    The Special Needs of Frank Gonzales Jr.

    The Texas parole board let him out to die; instead, he got involved in a killing.

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Horror Show

    Ruben Guerrero's plans to be a judge again are dashed, as local Democrats continue their inept ways

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Absolutely for Sale

    Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work

  • News

    January 22, 1998
  • Music

    January 15, 1998

    Cry Tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

  • News

    December 11, 1997
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    August 7, 1997

    What Really Happened To Rodeny Hulin?

    Since his death, teenage inmate Rodney Hulin has become a national symbol of why it's wrong to send juveniles to adult prisons. His true story, though, paints a different kind of troubling picture.

  • News

    August 7, 1997
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    April 3, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    April 4, 1996
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    August 24, 1995

    The Trouble with Larry

    Could castration cure Larry McQuay of his urge to molest children? He thinks it can, and wants the state to nueter him. Others would just like to neutralize him.

  • News

    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

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    Opening Up

    A promising young lawmaker goes public with his long battle with mental depression

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • Music

    October 27, 1994

    Clean, Sober and Blue

    Jerry Lightfoot struggles in Houston -- and wins

  • News

    August 25, 1994

    Vince Ryan's Distress

    His campaign manager's gone, his headquarters got smoked, but domestic bliss awaits

  • News

    July 21, 1994

    The Watchman of the Electronic Frontier

    As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH

  • News

    February 10, 1994

    Betting on Seabrook's Future?

    The city's mayor has a master plan to stop local gambling -- but he may be behind the tide

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    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?

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