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Bert Keller

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    6 Antiquated Objections to Mayor Parker's Marriage (and Same-Sex Marriage in General) on Social Media

    As recently as 25 years ago, an openly gay mayor would have seemed inconceivable to most people in Houston. A lot can change and we are now in the third term of Mayor Annise Parker, the only openly gay mayor in America. Last week, it was announced Parker and her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    The Five Most Entertaining City Council Members Of The Decade

    Photo courtesy GHCVB​Thanks 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008
  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Stocking Stuffers

    Homeless pols, rail guardian angels and drugs for City Council

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Political Identity Crisis

    Ronald Green's the only black Democrat left on the city ballot. Or is he?

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Send in the Election Clowns

    Don't worry, they're here

  • News

    November 6, 2003
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    October 23, 2003

    Cockeyed Campaign Gambits

    A Republican runs on Lee Brown's coattails

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    A Little Jump to the Right

    Can a ballot triple shift win City Hall for the GOP?

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Chop Talk

    Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    Running Mates

    Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Herding Cats in District 5

    An effort to sort out black council candidates backfires

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    The Highs and Lows of Life with Lee

    The best and worst from the Brown days

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Parting Shots

    Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.

  • News

    March 20, 2003
  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Urban Dilemma

    A Houston lawyer's solution for the homeless sends neighbors up the wall

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    No-Name Offense

    The Chron struggles over whether to name a suspect

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Nice, Nice Baby

    The holiday spirit lingers on in the Chron

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    The Schmooze Returns to City Hall

    Facing an out-of-control council, Brown recalls a veteran vote saver

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Do the City Hall Shuffle!

    Term limits and raw ambition send local politicos on holiday shopping sprees

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Taxing Miss Daisy

    Previous tax bills and blighted properties haunt the city housing director

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    Oliver's Story

    Houston's former parks director tried to expand his résumé with a political job. He may have torched it instead.

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Don't Rock My Boat!

    A port commission opening fuels a three-way Hispanic fight

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Adept Ada

    Edwards draws raves in her inaugural year on council

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Trading Places

    Who wants to be interim city controller?

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Barry, Barry, Quite Contrary

    A fired investment banker ignites a City Hall rumble

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    The Immigrant's Song

    Carroll Robinson has been running for something ever since he arrived in Houston. Now he may be nearly out of track.

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Power House

    What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Law Breakers

    County prosecutors and the sheriff target a controversial judge

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Split Ticket

    District C's ex file: Then it got personal…

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Running on Empty

    Local political campaigns struggle to get news coverage

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Cracking the Club

    Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Votes 'n' Bail

    GOP consultant Allen Blakemore looks to become a do-it-yourself bondsman

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Year of Living Dangerously

    Sports palaces, city cell-phone shenanigans and subdivisions where Montrose once stood. Could any self-respecting survivalist leave the bunker behind?

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Rob Todd Unredacted

    Desperately seeking Susan

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Letters

    Shell Game, Desperately Seeking Susan, Hungary for Tex-Mex

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Council's Cell Phone Phanatic

    Todd talks up a storm at taxpayer expense

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Blocking Shots

    We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Letters

    Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Local Boy Gone Bad

    District G City Councilman Bert Keller

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    2001: A Bell Mayoral Odyssey?

    Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Trial Story

    The Hearst Corporation

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Don't Dump Your Debt on Me

    A miffed Lanier makes common cause with the controller

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    The Insider

    Art Decoy: A handwritten note undercuts UH chancellor's wordy defense

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    The Insider

    Political Goodfellows Editor: Gabe and Gary get new toys; Lee and Mario cry in their stockings

  • News

    December 9, 1999
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    September 30, 1999

    District ZZZZs Triumph

    Hordes of city candidates block-walk, while voters sleepwalk

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    Shaping the Council to Come

    Time to pull out those election wish lists

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