Opinions on pot are changing in the Lone Star State.
Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.
We've heard of spectators and reporters being admonished for fiddling on their cell phones during court proceedings, but never a judge. But State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston) wants everyone to know that a Polk County judge wasn't using sound judgment (HEY-OH!) when she allegedly texted advice to p ... More >>
State Rep. Harold Dutton, the bomb thrower of the Texas House, made the most compelling argument for not passing the state's new graduation and accountability bill last night: It doesn't fix the problem. No Child Left Behind, and its precursor Texas system, was created to make sure that, well, no c ... More >>
Rep. Harold Dutton's efforts to minimize the criminal penalties on the possession of the smallest amount of marijuana got a mixed reception in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. Dutton, D-Houston, is ever the logical one when it comes to challenging excessive, frivolous or ridiculous crimi ... More >>
North Forest ISD will be shutting down for good soon.George McShan, who spent two years guiding the North Forest Independent School District toward stability, is not shocked to see the state seek its closure. Last week, Commissioner Robert Scott ordered the beleaguered school district be shu ... More >>
State Rep reacts to Fifth Ward Saints.
Carlos Honore and his wife Tatum started up a youth football league out of nothing in an area of Houston not much known for opportunity or hope.
Criminal records are foreverWe like to think life sentences only go to the worst of the worst, the criminals whose deeds were so heinous they stopped just short of deserving the death penalty.According to state representative Harold Dutton, that's not the case. The Houston Democrat and member of ... More >>
The American Beverage Institute is still keeping up its noble fight to stop the Texas legislature from passing a bill that would allow sobriety checkpoints on the roads.SB298 has been passed by the Senate and now goes to the House."By calling for sobriety checkpoints, this proposal ignores the root ... More >>
Two years after Daryl Kelley died after being Tasered by Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, his mother has filed a suit against the county, Taser International, and un-named deputies. On January 13, 2006, deputies Tasered Kelley, 29, multiple times while he was being held in Harris County Jail. Ke ... More >>
Jack London couldn't drop this kind of smack. If you can't get enough of the continuing saga at Texas Southern University (we mean more than just dish on ousted prez Priscilla Slade), there's a site for you. And it ain't for the easily offended, especially if you can't handle a liberal use of the ... More >>
But will it be an endless summer? Houston Independent School District Superintendent Abe Saavedra is experiencing an increasingly bumpy ride with his trustees and parents. You know it's serious when people are willing to stand out in the hot summer sun to carp. Wednesday that included HISD trustee ... More >>
Sugar Land spreads its legs
He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.
Loopholes still hamper electronic reporting of campaign finances
For Bush, the legislative session shows it's better to look good than do good
It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?