C.O. Bradford

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Now What Happens to All Those Anti-HERO Shirts?

    They said no. They screamed it. Protesters yelled in front of city hall Wednesday, in opposition of legislation for a Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. "We say no," the protesters repeated. A few women, serving as reverb, chanted "God says no." ERO adorned their chests, thick red slashes cutting t ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Terrorist Attacks, Drugs and Danger: Why City Council Doesn't Want Food Trucks Downtown

    "Food trucks -- are they allowed to sell other items within the food trucks?" asked a bewildered-sounding Jack Christie, Council Member At Large 5, during Tuesday morning's City Council hearing on food truck regulations. "To what extent does it not become a food truck?" Christie continued. "I reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    It's Now Illegal to Feed [More Than Five] Homeless People [at Once] on Public Property

    After a protracted debate and opposition from nearly every political and religious group in the city, Houston's City Council passed an ordinance last week that bans serving charitable meals on properties -- public or private -- where the property owner hadn't granted express permission for you to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    CM Jones Review Panel: No Council Action Needed, but OIG Investigation Kinda Lame

    The three-member review panel charged with deciding whether Houston City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones violated the city's ethics code found that she showed "extremely poor judgment" by including her council office number on a card advising people of their rights under the U.S. Constitution, and stated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Red-Light Cameras in Dilemma Zone Until Next Week

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderAndy Taylor, counsel for ATS, tells Houston to pay up if they renege.​In today's special-edition episode of Houston versus (?) Red-Light Cameras, the mayor and city council could have turned off the cameras -- immediately and forever. But no decision was made. Within ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Are Police Downplaying Sexual Assault in the Third Ward?

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderCouncilmembers Wanda Adams and C.O. Bradford called for more transparency last night with HPD.​When Third Ward activists get together with HPD, the results aren't usually rosy. But last night's standing-room-only meeting of the Positive Interaction Program (PIP), which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    City Hall Packed for Red-Light Camera Showdown

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderPaul Kubosh addressed city council yesterday. ​As far as city hall meetings go, yesterday's was raucous. Members of the National Black United Front, Houston Ministers Against Crime, city council hopefuls, and Citizens Against Red Light Cameras filled the hall to standin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    State Bar To Investigate City Attorney On Jolanda Jones' Complaint

    Jolanda Jones gets her investigation​The State Bar of Texas's disciplinary arm will investigate Houston City Attorney David Feldman, based on a complaint filed by embattled City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones. According to the July 22 letter obtained by Hair Balls, "the Office of the Chief Discip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Jolanda Jones Fires Back: A Grievance Against the City Attorney, and Big Blasts From Her Spokesperson

    Jolanda Jones firing shots of her own​Houston City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones, the subject of a city inspector general investigation, has filed a Texas State Bar grievance against City Attorney David Feldman. Jones's spokeswoman, Kelly Cripe, would not provide a copy of the grievance, but she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Glenbrook Valley, Our Recent Cover-Story Subject, Becomes a Historic District

    ​Just before 10 a.m. today, Houston City Council approved the historic district applications for Glenbrook Valley, Woodland Heights and Heights South. The mid-century modern neighborhood Glenbrook Valley, at the center of a contentious debate and the subject of the Press' June 23 cover story, ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011

    Up From the Underground

    Alex "Pr!mo" Luster got himself a documentary from the street art life.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Heights-Area Walmart Gets its Public Hearing

    The mayor says the Walmart vote can't be delayed any longer; City Council must decide tomorrow. ​The public had its last chance today to talk to the mayor and city council members about a proposed "380 agreement" between the city and developer Michael Ainbinder, who plans to build a Walmart near t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    No Changes Needed At Houston's Messed-Up Fingerprint Lab, City Council Decides

    Photo by umboodySome council members think money won't make the problems at HPD's fingerprint lab go away. ​The Houston City Council approved today -- despite concerns from several council members -- a contract to keep paying a consulting firm to basically run the police department's fingerprint l ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    A Digital Bathroom Wall for Pat Lykos

    Disgruntled prosecutors scribble their complaints about the new boss on a blog

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
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    August 27, 2008

    Free Housing For Mentally Ill Inmates Proposed

    One idea talked about during a mental illness forum was building free housing for mentally ill inmates released from Harris County Jail. David Mincberg, who is running against Ed Emmett for County Judge, believes such housing can be built in the city, publicly funded with federal money, and staffed ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Pimpin' Ain't Easy

    Tension mounts at the Chronicle

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Year of the Yao Woo

    The crazy times in 2002 Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more - now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Myths and Legends

    The officers didn't know, their supervisors didn't know, the police chief didn't know. Oh, tell me another one. Tell me a Kmart story, please.

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Curses, Foiled Again!

    A captain makes dog patties out of HPD's punishment for his profanity

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Getting Lonely at the Top

    A recycled city official comes home to roost

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    The War Within

    Mark Aguirre is an aggressive Houston cop who won civilian support by fighting crime. But the abrasive captain could lose his biggest battle: the one raging over him in HPD itself.

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Needling the Mayor

    Former drug czar Lee Brown has trouble negotiating a question about why there's no needle-exchange program for addicts in Houston

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    A Perp Named Allison

    Despite severe dispatch woes, the chief says HPD weathered the storm well

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    (Ore)gone to Hell?

    His body was riddled with police bullets. The case against the cops also may be riddled with holes.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Bullets After Brunch

    Marc Kajs repeatedly asked the police for protection. They said theycouldn't do anything until his stalker physically harmed him. Eight bulletslater it was too late.

  • News

    July 22, 1999

    Civil(ity) War

    Does Houston have to get tougher on street people with new laws?

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Hire Calling

    Rousting day workers under the banner of a crime crackdown

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    The Great Non-Communicator

    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.

  • News

    January 8, 1998