Chris Bell

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    February 11, 2011

    Lucinda Williams, Spearhead, Kronos Quartet Headed To iFest

    ​The Houston International Festival, better known as iFest, announced its 2011 lineup late Thursday night. Here are some of the highlights: FRIDAY, APRIL 29 World Stage: Kronos Quartet feat. Homayun Sakhi; Houston Youth Symphony String Quartet; Houston Grand Opera SATURDAY, APRIL 30 World ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    The Gulf Coast At iFest: Joe Ely's Rattlesnake Rock, Soulful Latinology, Voodoo Brass And Creole Zydeco

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. We're doubling up ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Flowers to Hide Chooses the Saddest Songs In the World

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. Next up, Jesus and Mary Chain-y alt-rockers Flowers to Hide tell us the saddest songs in the world. claudiabelle†... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    Bill Clinton Coming to Town for Chris Bell

    Over the recent years, a number of politicians (including Democrats) have distanced themselves from our former president, Bill Clinton, fearing his reputation would somehow rub off on them. But Chris Bell, now running in a November 4 special election for Texas Senate in District 17, is made of tou ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    He's Baaack

    It just wouldn't be an election cycle without former U.S. Rep and city councilman Chris Bell running for (and probably losing) a race. Bell fans (and there are a few) faced the awful prospect of not seeing him run in 2008. They despaired of not being able to hear once again how this time, he would ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Democracy Watch

    Bell: Kicking it Intercontinental You've done your civic duty, and now it's time to see if your guy or gal is going pull through tonight. If you want to scream for your candidate with like-minded voters, rather than sit through "Decision 2006" coverage at home, you've got options after the polls ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    The Bell Hath Told

    Photos by Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. Just a little awkward, media-packed sign-in... It's probably safe to say that no single voter in Houston will get this much dramatic media attention as he or she contributes to democracy today. Ready to cast their votes, gubernatori ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006

    For Every Action, There Is a Jackson

    Bell and The Rev hit H-town this afternoon. Recently, gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman stumped in Texas with his pal Jesse Ventura. You may remember Ventura as the former pro wrestler who defied haters and was actually elected governor of Minnesota, thanks in large part to young voters. Her ... More >>

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    September 15, 2006
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    August 11, 2006

    Re: Chris Bell Is in Your Extended Network (?)

    Seven a day keeps the Kinky away... We've been regularly checking up on Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Chris Bell's MySpace page since yesterday's posting. The numbers are looking good, as political consultants say. Yesterday, he had a mere 121 friends. Today? 128. Not bad, huh? We noticed ... More >>

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    August 10, 2006

    Chris Bell Is In Your Extended Network (?)

    Wanna be in his Top 120? Life can't be much fun on the Chris Bell campaign. You're the Democratic nominee and you're stuck trading jabs with goofball-named candidates like Kinky and Grandma, while Governor Rick Perry sips mai-tais and looks down on you from his 15-point lead. Meanwhile, you hav ... More >>

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    July 28, 2006

    Losers Win

    "Vote, er, don't vote for me." Any poll that has you in last place can't be good for a politician. Unless, of course, that poll is taking place on Wonkette, and the subject is "Who is Running the Worst Campaign in America?" The voters at Wonkette clearly think Texas Democratic gubernatorial ca ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    Ringing Bell

    Chris Bell ain't lookin' for trouble. We recently chatted with Independent gubernatorial candidate/big-black-hat-wearin' Kinky Friedman about his environmental tour, which featured a Houston stop. Well, Democratic candidate/longtime politico Chris Bell has also been on the road this week for an e ... More >>

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    August 11, 2005

    Keeping Score

    How many Metro crashes? Depends who's counting.

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    April 28, 2005

    Nailed by the Cops

    A fashionable burglar gets nabbed

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    March 4, 2004
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    February 19, 2004

    Race for the House

    Chris Bell finds it's lonely being white on this campaign trail

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    January 1, 2004

    Party of One

    Ron Wilson gets down on fellow Democrats

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    December 25, 2003

    Stocking Stuffers

    Homeless pols, rail guardian angels and drugs for City Council

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    October 9, 2003

    In Search of Bogus Bill

    How a would-be dirty trick became campaign comedy

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    March 27, 2003

    Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

    Democrats' dilemma: the difference between antiwar and anti-U.S.

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    January 2, 2003

    Fresh Starts

    For two Houston politicos, 2003 brings big changes

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    November 14, 2002

    Bush Envy

    When Democrats try to impersonate Republicans, the results ain't pretty

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    October 17, 2002

    District 25 Forecast: Campaign Heatwave!

    Reiser sells his insurance firm while a state agency negotiates the fine

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    July 11, 2002

    Mayoral Minority Report

    Who can avert the 2003 runoff from hell?

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    April 18, 2002

    Over the Rainbow

    Democrats get their ticket. But can they get the votes?

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    April 4, 2002

    The Immigrant's Song

    Carroll Robinson has been running for something ever since he arrived in Houston. Now he may be nearly out of track.

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    April 4, 2002

    Power House

    What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.

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    December 20, 2001

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    Some pols count blessings; others keep on running

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    December 13, 2001

    Caring for the Kids

    Plus: Last Seen Wearing..., Punch Lines, Looking Down

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    December 6, 2001

    When Will They Learn?

    GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races

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    November 8, 2001

    Ballot Hits and Bloopers

    Sour grapes, golden gloves and acidic comebacks on the campaign trail.

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    October 25, 2001

    Gunning for a Runoff

    Can Bell avoid being the odd man out?

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    October 25, 2001

    Running on Empty

    Local political campaigns struggle to get news coverage

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    September 27, 2001

    An Early War Casualty?

    Mayoral challengers find money, attention and time dwindling

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    August 16, 2001

    Cutting Through the Fog

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

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    June 21, 2001

    The Perfect Political Storm

    In this flood, Lee Brown has stayed high and dry (so far)

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    May 3, 2001

    In Through the Out Door

    A new law hastens a Brown official's departure

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    February 22, 2001

    Dodging Bullets

    With a battle looming, gays and their supporters seek high ground

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    February 8, 2001

    First Out of the Gate

    Now that he's got Mayor Lee Brown's attention, can Chris Bell win your support?

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    October 19, 2000

    Blocking Shots

    We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign

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    September 14, 2000

    Mr. Blum Goes to Washington

    Anti-affirmative-action crusader hits the road (at least for now)

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    September 7, 2000

    2001: A Bell Mayoral Odyssey?

    Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown

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    January 20, 2000

    Lutfi's Loot

    A contractor's gold-plated gifts raise a ruckus at City Hall

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    July 1, 1999

    After-School Aftershocks

    Advocates unite to tell HISD and Houston not to overlook vital program

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    June 17, 1999

    Troubled Waters

    Contract abuses pump up costs for city's beleaguered bottling project

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    December 3, 1998

    Shaping the Council to Come

    Time to pull out those election wish lists

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    December 4, 1997

    The Johnson Treatment

    Council candidate presides over a rather unique substance abuse program

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    February 13, 1997
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    December 7, 1995
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