Mike Laster wins a council seat.There weren't a ton of surprises in last night's elections; Annise Parker's barely escaping a runoff is likely getting the most notice, as it probably sets up a well-financed challenge in 2013.
But there were some other things.
Houston elected another openly ... More >>
Help for floods, from a defunct private golf courseA defunct golf course on the northwest side of town will be converted to greenspace that will double as a detention pond during floods, Mayor Annise Parker announced today.
The Inwood Forest golf course, near Antoine and West Little York, ha ... More >>
Photo by Jessica MichanBob the Builder has nothing on Annise Parker, who loves to put on hard hats to watch old apartment buildings comes down.
This time it was the Ella Square Apartments on Ella Boulevard near the North Loop, a complex that closed in March after numerous citations for safet ... More >>
No Walmart, no peaceMembers of the "Stop Heights Walmart" group came out in force to the City Hall meeting Tuesday to let officials get a glimpse of a small part of the opposition that has grown to more than 4,000 members in the past few weeks.Meanwhile, Houston officials told Hair Balls they are ... More >>
Every election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>