We had a major WTF moment when we saw that Houston Woman Magazine had named conspiracy theorist/elected leader Helena Brown as one of the city's "50 Most Influential Women" of 2012.
According to a statement by publisher Beverly Denver, "Influential people are often charismatic individuals with a v ... More >>
Beginning today in Austin, the City of Houston will continue fighting retired firefighters with fire (and vice versa).
In 2010, the city asked the state legislature to do something about the firefighters' pension plans. At the time, City of Houston Attorney David Feldman said that a number of reti ... More >>
The city and county have filed a suit seeking to shut down the strip club Treasures, calling it a public nuisance.
They've been threatening to do this, most recently at a state hearing where dancers tearfully pleaded with officials not to close it down.
"The Houston Police Department has made nume ... More >>
Dancers from Treasures implored a state administrative judge today to renew the club's liquor permit and dismiss the city's protests. (No ruling has been issued yet.)
The dancers -- some of whom said they were single mothers and small business owners -- told State Office of Administrative Hearings ... More >>
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 >>
Jolanda Jones has a complainr filed against herHouston City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones, who last month filed a State Bar complaint against City Attorney David Feldman, is now the subject of a Bar complaint filed by a vice president of the Houston Police Officers Union.
Ray Hunt wrote in his ... More >>
Jolanda Jones gets her investigationThe 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 >>
Jolanda Jones firing shots of her ownHouston 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 >>
Jolanda Jones has the former police chief repping her.Houston City Councilman C.O. Bradford will represent Councilwoman Jolanda Jones at a three-member panel hearing to decide if the full Council will discipline or clear her of complaints related to an Office of Inspector General investigatio ... More >>
Jolanda Jones has more explaining to doAs we reported back when it happened in February, city councilmember Jolanda Jones went to a publich earing on alleged HPD abuses handed out cards urging residents to not talk to police if questioned, cards which contained the phone number of her crimina ... More >>
Jolanda Jones is effing cleared of allegationsThe latest brouhaha between city council member Jolanda Jones and the Houston Fire Department -- concerning claims she belittled firefighters while visiting the downtown station -- is overblown and involved no misconduct, the city's Office of Insp ... More >>
Another companit against the Houston Fire DepartmentJust a week after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sided with a Houston firefighter's charges she was harassed, HFD was hit with another embarrassing allegation of firehouse misconduct.
In a press conference today, a Hisp ... More >>
Nowhere to hide. If there's one place we expect to be safe from Sarah Palin and her reality TV exploits, it's a courtroom in a federal courthouse during a hearing about red light cameras. We are wrong. Sarah Palin's Alaska received at least three mentions at a hearing earlier today, starting with ... More >>