Farouk Shami

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Bobbi Mihal: Suit Says Farouk Shami's Company Fired Her For Not Being Muslim

    Woman says she was fired for not being Muslim​Does the son of former Texas gubernatorial candidate and Houston hair product mogul Farouk Shami dislike white people?According to a former employee of Shami's company, Farouk Systems, which reportedly pulled in $27.4 million in revenue in 2008, the an ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010

    Welcome to Arizona

    Judge who helped BP went on junket party on their tab.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    The Big Secrets In Bill White's Tax Returns, Revealed

    ​You know things have gotten off on the wring foot challenging Rick Perry when the state's leading political writer compares your operation to Kay Bailey Hutchison's.Here's how things have gone in the Texas governor's race since the primaries: Rick Perry has been in Patton mode, ostentatiously "ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Farouk Shami Is On Fire. His Campaign Song? Eh...

    One of the benefits of writing for a music blog is you don't have to follow politics unless you just want to, or unless some politician is so desperate they think commissioning a campaign song Auto-tuned up the yin-yang and with lyrics that went out of style when disco did is going to improve their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    You Won't Be Waiting Long If You Vote Today

    ​This item is by Chris Vogel, Craig Malisow and Blake Whitaker.It's 11 a.m. at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center. The expansive, modern facility is spotless, the voting computers are shiny new, and poll workers are lined up behind a rectangular table, organized and ready for action.Only thing is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Dems' Farouk Shami Tries To Out-Nut GOP's Debra Medina

    ​The gubernatorial primaries in Texas have featured one outrageous statement after other -- Texas should secede, 9/11 was an inside job, Kay Bailey Hutchison knew what she was getting into -- but we have a new contender for top prize.Democratic candidate Farouk Shami met with the Houston Chronicle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Public Denied The Chance To See The $400 Million Quartet

    ​You probably didn't notice, but Democratic gubernatorial candidates Bill White and Farouk Shami debated Monday.It was a snoresville of an event, but now we know why: Organizers turned down the chance to hear $400 million worth of political charisma.Who could be worth that much money for a politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Port Arthur Mayoral Candidate On Whether Describing A Potential Ass-Kicking Is A "Threat"

    ​They do political debates a little differently in Port Arthur. Not for them the tedious policy points of Bill White and Farouk Shami; instead they get into whether saying you'll kick someone's ass is a threat or a promise.Former Mayor Oscar Ortiz is running for his old office, and as the Bayou bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Our Bold Political Prediction For The Coming Governor's Race

    ​Here at Hair Balls, we like to scientifically sift through mountains of poll data, do extensive focus-group interviews, and examine voting trends dating back to the 1960s before making any bold predictions.This one time, as Michael Corleone would say, we are willing to make an exception.Our bold ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites