Political fights can get ugly, but the grappling over who will get the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor got particularly unsightly last Friday. Up until then, both the remaining candidates, State Sen. Dan Patrick and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, had done their best to embarrass and ... More >>
The former mayor faces down the fascists
Metro's coalition shows some early cracks
If you pay them, they will come
Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?
Muni Channel disaster drill: Keep to the high ground!
More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power
The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others
Who approved $8,000 in tax funds for a mayoral portrait that nobody wants?
Sylvester Turner, Wayne Dolcefino and the story that changed everything
Will the next house DeLay fumigates be that big White one or his own?
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
Under director Jimmie Schindewolf, the city's public works department has averted its eyes from shoddy work, mismanagement -- and corruption.
The city has been doling out millions in no-bid contracts to outside consultants on public works projects. sometimes the results aren't pretty.
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
Contractors say the mayor isn't telling the truth about affirmative action
Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.
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
A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?
That credibility gap may be too wide for Proposition One backers to traverse
From wastewater to housing, fast-tracker Doug Williams has been a key mayoral operative -- with little oversight
For the city, both money and employees are expendable when it comes to youth soccer
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.
Who gave Lanier & Co. permission to loot Metro? They did.
The mayor's hands are all over the APV redevelopment plan
In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.
A murky tale from the '91 mayor's race continues to unfold at the courthouse
The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?
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