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Carol Alvarado

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Follow the Money: Financial Reports Released on Alvarado, Garcia on Eve of Runoff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    5 Things You Missed at the East End Street Festival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Jesse James Alred: Raunchy Texts to Local Politico Land Former HISD Teacher in Jail; Updated with Statement from State Rep Carol Alvarado

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Jessica Tata: Legislature Acts to Help Increase Daycare Inspections

    Jessica Tata spurs lege to act​Blink 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    That Hyped Program To Fix Broadway Boulevard Apartments Didn't Fix Broadway Boulevard Apartments

    Photo courtesy GHCVB​Someone 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 >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Thai Xuan Village

    The city is handing out grants to spruce up apartments near Hobby Airport. Unfortunately, a group of dilapidated Vietnamese condo units don't qualify

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    A Grassroots Effort

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007
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    December 13, 2006

    Bad Spell

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2006

    Re: Making the Banned

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2006
  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2006
  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Got Your Health

    How much more can you cut?

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Muchos Luchadores

    Mexican wrestlers take the ring in Angel Rodriguez-Diaz's new exhibit

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    An iFest Fan (and Former Music Programmer) Responds

    An open letter to Racket from Rick Mitchell, with Racket's reply

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Do Not Enter

    Outside the gates of the Forbidden City

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    On Shaky Grounds

    HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Hitting the Bricks

    Preservationists try to keep the pavers from a Fourth Ward legacy -- brick streets

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    The Mixmaster

    County Judge Bob Eckels, the Doc Ock of transportation, is busy planning more roads

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Law? What Law?

    City Council proposed; City Hall didn't dispose

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Double Bogey

    A young parks worker gets caught up in a contractor's sweetheart deal

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Slipping into Darkness

    A lobbyist's last tango: politics, sex, drugs, death

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    A Little Jump to the Right

    Can a ballot triple shift win City Hall for the GOP?

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Return of the Boogie Man

    Can the Texas Ten "MoveOn" without him?

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    If He Could Turn Back Time...

    Sylvester Turner's second coming

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Dueling Docs

    The city's top MDs collide, but the mayor sides with Shelley

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Home from the War

    Midtown battles a plan to house vets

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Child Shall Lead Them

    Plus: Barrio Ballots, The Art of Accounting, Trolley Volley

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    The Schmooze Returns to City Hall

    Facing an out-of-control council, Brown recalls a veteran vote saver

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    Oliver's Story

    Houston's former parks director tried to expand his résumé with a political job. He may have torched it instead.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Politician

    Carol Alvarado

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Don't Rock My Boat!

    A port commission opening fuels a three-way Hispanic fight

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Overdose

    Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits

  • 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.

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Draining the Main Vein

    Metro's plan to shut down NoDo's central nervous system has club workers begging for mercy

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Going off the Rails

    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

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    Some pols count blessings; others keep on running

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Smackdown at City Hall

    Candidates clash in a castaway district, exes attack, and Bell wringers rumble for a final round with Brown. Voters, pick your fight.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Politician

    Gabriel Vasquez, Houston city councilmember, District H

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Cracking the Club

    Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Cutting Through the Fog

    A heated debate in the back room of the City Council chambers

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Brown's Diss-functional City Hall Family

    Drug testing and staff backstabbing have 'em dropping like flies

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Back at the Trough

    The politics behind the new arena

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    June 11, 1998
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    February 19, 1998
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    December 26, 1996
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    June 1, 1995
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