Election Day

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    High Schoolers Think They Influenced the West University Election

    Election Day is long past a small group of high school students, mostly sophomores, is still celebrating a presumed victory of campaigning. In the weeks leading up to the election, a group of seven students from Lamar High School and St. John's were reading through the proposed amendments to the We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Texas Voter ID Info For Early Voting and Election Day

    For anyone wishing to vote this election cycle in Texas (early voting opened on October 21), there is a new wrinkle. If you don't have a valid ID like a Texas drivers license or concealed handgun permit (not kidding), you are going to have to get a voter ID card. Sure, there are fights against it in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Rock the Vote: Texas Scrambling to Implement New Voter ID Requirements

    With the November elections rapidly approaching, the State of Texas is trying everything to get people registered. This is nothing new, except the voter ID law passed earlier this year has added a new wrinkle, complicating efforts for those who want to vote and the people trying to register them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Texas In 2016: Hillary Beats Rick Perry?

    At some point, Texas will give up its status as a GOP guarantee. That seems the consensus, at least. A burgeoning Hispanic population, increasing transplants from California and New York, and a youth bubble surpassed by only Utah -- all signs point toward an eventual purpling of this putative Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Did Usher Deserve Special Voting Treatment?

    The wire services and social media are abuzz this morning because the manager of Usher's Atlanta-area polling place is taking some heat for allowing the R&B superstar/Bieber mentor to skip the line on Election Day. Rewind: Last Night: Usher at Toyota Center (November 23, 2010) According to the As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    An Election Day Playlist If You're On the Way to Vote

    I love Election Day. Sure, early voting is great if you absolutely can't make it to the voting booth the day of, but given the choice I will always vote on Election Day. There may be lines, it may be out of the way, and it may even involve casting a ballot for someone I don't necessarily like, but v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    DOJ Eyes Will Be On the Ground in Harris, Fort Bend counties on Election Day

    Voters in Harris and Fort Bend counties will get an extra treat on Election Day: Federal poll watchers. As a result of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (now 47 years old!), the federal government attempts to make sure every registered voter regardless of race, color "or membership in a minority langua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Doughbeezy, Chingo Bling, Niceguys Hope to Make Voting "Hip and Fun"

    The election is coming, and even in such a polarizing political climate exemplified by Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks that dominated news about the presidential campaign last week, far too many people can't be bothered to vote. Disenfranchisement -- a $10 word that not only means you can't or ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    The Five Best Times to Stay Off Twitter

    Twitter can be a really engaging tool. It provides a great way to benignly interact with people and is rapidly becoming the best source for breaking news media. But it has its pitfalls and I'm not just talking about those people you follow who always post their workout information. There are certai ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Turkeys of the Year 2011

    We combed through an abundance of riches this year to bring you the best of the worst

  • News

    September 22, 2011

    Texans FTW?

    Football fans comment on "The New Normal."

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    The Red-Light Camera Circus

    Step right up, folks: Passion, deceit, money, lots of money, double dealing and a mayor with more flip-flops in her than a Cirque du Soleil acrobat!

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    The Rightwing Attack Ads Coming Against Rick Perry

    Rick Perry is generally not a man to be out-rightwinged, but he may see an attempt in the GOP primary. He'll keep citing his Limbaugh-Tea Party bona fides, but there are ways for opponents to put doubt, if not fear, into the hearts of voters considering him. Here's how four attack ads from the rig ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010
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    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Pineapple-Infused Tuaca at 360 Sports Lounge

    Troy Fields​"I tell people I vote, but I never do," my friend tells me. "I think you should vote, but I don't do it." We're at 360 Sports Lounge watching Election Day returns on a big screen in the corner and sipping on one of the bar's specialties, Tuaca infused with pineapple. (It's as sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    King Street Patriots Ready To Go National

    The King Street Patriots have plans. Big plans. ​At a King Street Patriots meeting Monday night, the group proved, at least for one week, that it's doing what Democrats and liberals couldn't after riding a wave of emotion to Election Day victories in 2008: still showing up. The group's founder, Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Last Chance To Vote Early: Avoid The West Gray Center

    Last chance to vote the rascals out or keep them in​Tonight's your last chance to vote early, and you've only got until 7 p.m.So on your way home, you'll probably stop at the West Gray Multi-Service Center, pop in and get it done, right?Probably not. Reports are that it's crowded over there and ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Early Voting Begins: Five Reasons To Get It Out Of The Way

    The Harris County ballot is about as long as this, and not was gripping​Early voting began today in Harris County and elsewhere, as voters and candidates finally hit the home stretch for the very bizarre Campaign 2010.Voting early is usually a good idea; here in Houston it makes more sense than ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Obama Is Santa Anna, Conservatives Are Sam Houston In New Ad

    Santa Anna, pondering how best to create death panels​We thought Obama was bad because he was a Muslim socialist, but it's much, much worse: He's Mexican.At least according to the C Club of Houston, the longtime conservative group now headed by former Secretary of State Jack Rains.Behold their hor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Pop Rocks: For Election Day, The Five Best Corrupt Politicians In The Movies

    It's Election Day in Houston, and as the city braces itself for the tsunami of indifference that always comes from knowing the one significant race this time around is going to end up in a runoff, we decided to take a look at some of the shadier movie politicians out there; men whose shenanigans far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Vote With a Bullet: Songs for an Otherwise Ho-Hum Election Day

    ​ The run-up to the 2009 elections has been quite a letdown compared to the fascinating and occasionally surreal 2008 campaigns. Obviously, there's nothing that can compare to last year's Presidential contests, and the local mayoral race has been less than compelling. We were going to present this ... More >>