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 >>
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 >>
The county judge comes into his own on Commissioners Court
The commissioner's race that could break the county mold
Did Annunciation use its connections to knock the head off Little Woodrow's beer permit?
While a doddering Dome watches, wranglers and the ultrarich welcome a sports palace
Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals
Or is the county judge just crazylike a fox?
Civic, school and business leaders unite to try to pass a massive HISD bond election
What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.
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.
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.
Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge