At first, it seemed strange that, on one of the most important nights for Democrats, they would open with a a guy with a sprawling white smile who no one had heard of before. But hey, Dems must have thought, it worked in 2004 -- why not play this hand again?
So they did, trotting out Julian Castro ... More >>
Last night, as we watched Sarah Palin bloviate on Fox News -- yes, doubtful reader, we do under highly unusual circumstances tune in to Fox News -- we were struck by something. Ted Cruz, compared to virtually every single Tea Party member on this green earth like Palin, is really damn articulate. Li ... More >>
A man named Dennis Shaw wormed his way into some of the highest heights River Oaks has to offer and took it for all it was worth.
In real life his name was Dinesh Shah, and he's racked up a long, long courtroom record.
Our John Nova Lomax examines the man in the first of a two-part series, ... More >>
Can you become governor of Texas when your Mom hates the Alamo?The cover story from this week's upcoming New York Times Magazine is available online, and it's a love letter to 35-year-old San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, tabbing him as an official Hispanic to Watch, including talk of the Governor ... More >>
Photo by Cathy MatusowHouston artist Dale Stewart died Monday at age 34. He was brilliant, and he was my friend for more than two years.Dale was fascinated by the world, and that made him a fascinating person. His obsessions were too many to count. He loved his family, adored his little girls Anna a ... More >>
Photo courtesy Polk CountyA couple of students from Harvard Law School recently got a taste of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and spent some time in the county jail after going out on assignment for their internships at a Houston legal clinic. The students had driven to Livingston to interview a P ... More >>