David Wolff

  • News

    May 27, 2010

    Train Wreck

    How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Frank Wilson Survival Watch: Down Goes Wilson!!! Down Goes Wilson!!

    ​Today's installment of the Frank Wilson Survival Watch is our last -- the Metro president announced his resignation at a meeting this afternoon -- but that doesn't mean Wilson is completely dead to Metro. He's still got quite a bit of cash coming to him, thanks to generous contract stipulations t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Breaking: Metro To Have Outsiders Investigate Chief's Alleged "Inappropriate Relationship"

    They seem to be circling the wagons at Metro. This release just came out: METRO Chairman David S. Wolff announced that he has asked UHY Advisors, a global business advisory and consulting company, to conduct an independent investigation into allegations that public funds were misused at METRO becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    It's Not Turning Into A Good Month For Metro

    ​If the paper-shredding scandal were not enough ... it seems the Metropolitan Transit Authority aka Metro has more problems than it can handle.Remember the rail lines approved by voters in 2003 ... yeah that 2003 when Michael Jordan was still playing basketball and YouTube did not exist? Well, se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    If -- If -- Pastor Dixon Assaulted His Wife, It Was Somewhat Foretold

    ​We told you earlier today about prominent pastor James Dixon being charged with assault his wife after an incident in which police reports say he "threw her to the ground."The media reports caught the eye of longtime Metro critic Tom Bazan, who immediately thought of his own run-in with Dixon, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Light Rail Construction On The East End Line Not Going Smoothly For Businessowners

    ​Metro board members yesterday heard from a business owner who said that light rail construction near his used car dealership is causing him to lose money because Metro isn't keeping all its promises.Mark Rodriguez, the business owner, has a used car lot on Harrisburg Boulevard near the intersecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Feds Say Metro Has Violated Civil Rights Laws (Without Specifics)

    We reported yesterday on things looking up for Metro, but today Hair Balls learned that our transit authority is violating the federal government's definition of civil rights. According to a letter dated April 27, the Federal Transit Administration conducted a Title VI Compliance Review of Metro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Feds All But OK Funding For Two More Light-Rail Lines, Costing Whatever

    Photo by pfrench99More news -- good or bad depending on your side of the fence -- about Metro's planned light-rail lines came today when board chairman David Wolff announced that Metro has all but got its first funding agreement from the Federal Transit Administration.For 2010, the feds listed the N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Metro Approves Huge New Contract. And We Do Mean Huge

    There had been a bit of a dust-up this week because the Metro board didn't release the details of the most expensive infrastructure contract in the city's history before the Board of Directors voted on it this afternoon. Perhaps to reconcile, Chairman David Wolff broke standard procedure at today's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Tempers Flare At The Metro Board Meeting

    Some important things could have been resolved at today's Metro board meeting, particularly the absence of a contract between Metro and an outside company to design and build four proposed light-rail lines, the cornerstone of future mass transit in Houston.Instead, we got wife-beating. It started wh ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Perfect Fit

    Metro's new president already has a Houston attitude

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Smooth Operator

    Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals