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 >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBThanks 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 >>
Homeless pols, rail guardian angels and drugs for City Council
Ronald Green's the only black Democrat left on the city ballot. Or is he?
Don't worry, they're here
A Republican runs on Lee Brown's coattails
Can a ballot triple shift win City Hall for the GOP?
Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park
Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?
An effort to sort out black council candidates backfires
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.
A Houston lawyer's solution for the homeless sends neighbors up the wall
The Chron struggles over whether to name a suspect
The holiday spirit lingers on in the Chron
A shopping list for your favorite political types
Facing an out-of-control council, Brown recalls a veteran vote saver
Term limits and raw ambition send local politicos on holiday shopping sprees
Previous tax bills and blighted properties haunt the city housing director
Houston's former parks director tried to expand his résumé with a political job. He may have torched it instead.
A port commission opening fuels a three-way Hispanic fight
Edwards draws raves in her inaugural year on council
Who wants to be interim city controller?
A fired investment banker ignites a City Hall rumble
Carroll Robinson has been running for something ever since he arrived in Houston. Now he may be nearly out of track.
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.
County prosecutors and the sheriff target a controversial judge
District C's ex file: Then it got personal
Local political campaigns struggle to get news coverage
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
GOP consultant Allen Blakemore looks to become a do-it-yourself bondsman
Sports palaces, city cell-phone shenanigans and subdivisions where Montrose once stood. Could any self-respecting survivalist leave the bunker behind?
Desperately seeking Susan
Shell Game, Desperately Seeking Susan, Hungary for Tex-Mex
Todd talks up a storm at taxpayer expense
We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign
Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...
District G City Councilman Bert Keller
Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown
The Hearst Corporation
A miffed Lanier makes common cause with the controller
Art Decoy: A handwritten note undercuts UH chancellor's wordy defense
Political Goodfellows Editor: Gabe and Gary get new toys; Lee and Mario cry in their stockings
Hordes of city candidates block-walk, while voters sleepwalk
Time to pull out those election wish lists