Bob Eckels

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Magazine Actually Claims Harris County Can Govern Itself

    ​Reporter John Mecklin worked a long time in Houston for the old Post; he also served as an editor at the SF Weekly, the San Francisco paper in our very own Village Voice Media chain.He's now editor at a magazine called Miller-McCune, a publication started by a Southern California philanthropist; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    County Government's Ethical Problems Solved

    There are some naysayers out there who might claim that Harris County government has a problem with ethics. These carpers will point to a DA and Sheriff who think county e-mail systems are a good place for racist jokes; a longtime revolving-door tradition that sees county employees move on to jobs ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Eckels: The Son Also Rises

    The county judge comes into his own on Commissioners Court

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Bye to the Good Ol' Boys?

    The commissioner's race that could break the county mold

  • Dining

    October 12, 2000

    Political Communion

    Did Annunciation use its connections to knock the head off Little Woodrow's beer permit?

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Imminent Domain

    While a doddering Dome watches, wranglers and the ultrarich welcome a sports palace

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Smooth Operator

    Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Has Robert Eckels Lost His Mind?

    Or is the county judge just crazylike a fox?

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    All Together Now

    Civic, school and business leaders unite to try to pass a massive HISD bond election

  • News

    December 12, 1996

    Radack-al Treatment

    What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.

  • News

    May 4, 1995

    The Law East of Downtown

    With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.

  • News

    March 30, 1995

    All the Law Enforcement You Can Afford

    Harris County has abdicated a basic responsibility of government: to provide for the public safety of all. Instead, those who have get and those who don't get the leftovers.

  • News

    September 29, 1994

    Son of Lindsay ... Son of Driscoll

    Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge