Rap superstar Drake performs in his spiritual hometown.
Last week Houston voters re-elected Annise Parker as the city's mayor by a wide enough margin that no runoff was necessary. According to the Los Angeles Times (which noticed), Parker defeated her main rival, attorney Ben Hall, by 57 percent to 27 percent, which even apolitical types recognize as an ... More >>
Annise Parker avoided a runoff and easily beat former city attorney Ben Hall tonight in her final re-election race. "I love this city," Parker told a cheering crowd after Hall conceded at about 9 p.m. At that point, with about a third of the precincts counted, Parker had 57 percent of the vote to H ... More >>
So a while back the Houston Chronicle set up an editorial board meeting featuring Mayor Annise Parker and Ben Hall, the two frontrunners for mayor. The meeting was scheduled for last Friday. Parker and Hall were to meet with the board so the board could consider which candidate the paper would endo ... More >>
Ben Hall got a jump start on the whole campaign season thing when he started running his rather mystifying television advertisements last week, and this week Mayor Annise Parker's camp has responded with a couple of ads of their own. The first Parker video is pretty basic -- people talking about th ... More >>
Ben Hall is running for mayor and he's running early and with videos that are that always-difficult-to-land blend of performance art, pure campaign video, and something Ingmar Bergman might have put together in his spare time. The first video ran last Wednesday, and in a move that reminded us at Ha ... More >>
Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.
The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association announced they will be endorsing Ben Hall in his challenge to incumbent Mayor Annise Parker in this year's mayoral campaign. This comes well after the Houston Police Officers' Union endorsed the incumbent mayor back in March and just weeks after a f ... More >>
Wayne Dolcefino spent many years at KTRK digging out misdeeds by such elected officials as school board members. Now that he no longer has a job at Channel 13, he's turning the tables -- he is running to become a school board member in Katy. We've heard Wayne called a lot of names, but "The Honora ... More >>
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Peary Perry's lawsuit against the city may indeed have implications for the November mayoral election -- but perhaps not the ones Perry and his lawyer have in mind
Lloyd Kelley skates on a conflict-of-interest complaint, leaving plenty of unanswered questions in his wake
Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?
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As Ben Hall prepares to leave City Hall, questions are again being raised about his involvement in the doling out of city business. But Hall says the law allows him to do pretty much as he pleases.
City and Harris County hospital officials play let's make a deal