Bob Perry writes a lot of checks to politicians, and wields a lot of influence as a result
Houston buries its Inner Loop past under bright new shiny Perry Homes town houses
Marching with an evolving minority electorate, a Vietnamese immigrant may just whip the GOP's old guard
Can music free your mind from mental slavery? Depends which Free Radical you ask
The NAACP rattles sabers in the arena vendor disputes
Will four felonies spoil Four Families' Hobby deal?
A losing lobbyist claims a councilman switched after failing to get his pals in on the deal
Democrats get their ticket. But can they get the votes?
Brown duplicates 1997 showing, but Sanchez has the momentum
Tim Solook's leaving today. He wants to be a part of it -- New York, New York
Carlos Garnett decides to chill down here after almost 40 years in New York City
The Deeper Meaning of Movies: Entertainment Culture and the Big Picture
Quick on its feet, the jazz quartet Q is quintessentially quirky
"Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant
A KISS goodbye?
Clandestine -- Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats -- Tommy Dardar and the Sheetrockers
Lobbyist's comments bite Bush
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.
The Guv readies surplus handouts in a legislative lovefest
What do the FBI and developer Wayne Duddlesten have in common?
George Greanias is smart. He's honest. He's independent. But Bob Lanier and his friends are pulling out the stops to see that Greanias doesn't return to City Hall.
In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help
Despite the rhetoric, evidence on the minimum wage initiative isn't conclusive either way
He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?
Lightning strikes the ReBates Hotel; death toll unknown
It's called "Motorist's Choice." But the new emissions testing program for Houston may not offer much of a choice after all. And it won't do much for cleaning the city's air, either.
The boys are back, as Bush and Bullock usher in the age of transpartisan politics
Bad girl Tori becomes more than a Kate Bush manque