Bob Lanier's frenzied program to repave Houston's streets has been wildly popular in the neighborhoods but it's come at a steep cost to taxpayers. As Press staff writer Bob Burtman reveals in the first of a series of reports on the city's public works mak
To snare a federal grant, the city of Houston overstated the extent of lead poisoning among children in poor neighborhoods. But now that it's got the money, the city can't figure out how to help those who need it most
Privatization of Houston's municipal golf courses has been a bad deal for everybody but the operators. But golfers and taxpayers had best look out: the city's on the verge of giving away two more of it courses.