Mom always said you are known by the company you keep, but in the world of politics you're known by the contributors who keep you. Texans for Public Justice was out with that contributors list in that run-off duel between former Rep. Carol Alvarado and former Commissioner Sylvia Garcia for the late ... More >>
This past Saturday, East End residents celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a block party on Harrisburg -- steps away from where the new East End light rail line will soon be operating. The street festival, sponsored by the Greater East End District, featured performers such as Los Pistoleros de Tejas and ... More >>
UPDATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 17: State Representative Carol Alvarado has released a statement on this incident, which follows this article.... A former Milby High School teacher was arrested Saturday. Police say that Jesse James Alred, 50, repeatedly sent raunchy text messages to Texas State Representa ... More >>
Jessica Tata spurs lege to actBlink once and you might have missed state rep Carol Alvarado's bill in the House Urban Affairs last week that offered at least one more stopgap measure to prevent the West Houston daycare fire that took the lives of four small children. Former day care operator ... More >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBSomeone asked us the other day what happened to all that grant money that was supposed to renovate apartment complexes along Broadway Boulevard and give the area a much-needed face lift. He was driving down the street and said it looked like not a single property had been fixe ... More >>
The city is handing out grants to spruce up apartments near Hobby Airport. Unfortunately, a group of dilapidated Vietnamese condo units don't qualify
A letter is going out to all Houston area friends of soccer urging its recipients to join the campaign to convert the city-owned Gus Wortham golf course to a youth soccer complex and practice field for the Houston Dynamo. The news that the city was considering converting the East End greens ̵ ... More >>
www.sekulagibbsforcongress.com There are at least four ways to spell Kelly's, er, Shelley's name. Miya Shay, the political reporter for Channel 13, has a lively blog that's often worth checking in on. A few days ago (hey, we don't read it daily) she had an item about council member Pam Holm, wh ... More >>
Banned Books? Carol A? We're there! If you happen to be downtown and looking for something to do before happy hour, the ACLU is hosting a Banned Books Week event at the South Texas School of Law at 4:30 p.m. Notable Houstonians, including City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado, will be reading from sele ... More >>
Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival
How much more can you cut?
Mexican wrestlers take the ring in Angel Rodriguez-Diaz's new exhibit
An open letter to Racket from Rick Mitchell, with Racket's reply
Outside the gates of the Forbidden City
HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward
Preservationists try to keep the pavers from a Fourth Ward legacy -- brick streets
County Judge Bob Eckels, the Doc Ock of transportation, is busy planning more roads
City Council proposed; City Hall didn't dispose
A young parks worker gets caught up in a contractor's sweetheart deal
A lobbyist's last tango: politics, sex, drugs, death
Can a ballot triple shift win City Hall for the GOP?
Sense of community
Can the Texas Ten "MoveOn" without him?
Sylvester Turner's second coming
The city's top MDs collide, but the mayor sides with Shelley
Midtown battles a plan to house vets
Plus: Barrio Ballots, The Art of Accounting, Trolley Volley
Facing an out-of-control council, Brown recalls a veteran vote saver
Houston's former parks director tried to expand his résumé with a political job. He may have torched it instead.
A port commission opening fuels a three-way Hispanic fight
Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits
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.
Metro's plan to shut down NoDo's central nervous system has club workers begging for mercy
A proposed line into the Bayport Industrial District has residents from Clear Lake to the East End vowing to stop the "toxic train" in its tracks
Some pols count blessings; others keep on running
Candidates clash in a castaway district, exes attack, and Bell wringers rumble for a final round with Brown. Voters, pick your fight.
Gabriel Vasquez, Houston city councilmember, District H
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
A heated debate in the back room of the City Council chambers
Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud
Drug testing and staff backstabbing have 'em dropping like flies
The politics behind the new arena