549 short of 2.1 millionHouston, if you only had more unprotected sex, you might be guaranteed two more city council members. The city charter requires that two more single member districts be created when the city's population hits 2.1 million. The figures are in, and the 2010 Census pegs u ... 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 >>
Houston's sweet-and-sour inaugural
City Hall reality series: Who survives on Bill White's island?
Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse
Brown's last-minute signal keeps rail on track
A judge may spoil the city's contentious contract for a Hobby concessionaire
The best and worst from the Brown days
Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.
Facing an out-of-control council, Brown recalls a veteran vote saver
Houston's former parks director tried to expand his résumé with a political job. He may have torched it instead.
Carroll Robinson has been running for something ever since he arrived in Houston. Now he may be nearly out of track.
Lawyers go gunning for corporate terrorists
Controller is appalled at the inaction of Mayor Brown
Houston plans civil action in the battle for trees
A step toward addressing the lack of legal protection for gays.
Drug testing and staff backstabbing have 'em dropping like flies
With a battle looming, gays and their supporters seek high ground
Todd talks up a storm at taxpayer expense
Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?
Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office
Hordes of city candidates block-walk, while voters sleepwalk
It's not about tree houses
Does Houston have to get tougher on street people with new laws?
The mayor who can't deliver bad news
The triumph of Bob and Sheila; the tragicomedy of Craig and Lloyd
Brown rushed in where Lanier feared to tread
A feud flares between a former city councilwoman and her successor
Time to pull out those election wish lists
A midlevel city attorney's ruling causes months of angst in the Heights over who has the rights to that land behind the back fences
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
tuck inside of Hotel Six with the Houston blues again
A federal judge rips three city attorneys and their bosses for how they handled the Barbra Piotrowski lawsuit
Council candidate presides over a rather unique substance abuse program
Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.
With her frenetic grandstanding, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has irritated her staff, her colleagues, and even the president. she says she speaks for her constituents. But will anyone listen?
County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.
A proposed facility for troubledyouth raises hackles, and ire, in Riverside Terrace
Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.
How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?