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Houston City Hall

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Houston's Worst Places to Get Put On Hold

    Joe V's Smart Shop is a Houston-based offshoot of one of the state's most successful brands, H.E.B., aka the H.E. Butt Grocery Company. Or, as it's known in my home, The Butt. If you're a fan of The Butt -- and really, who isn't? -- you know why it's an awesome place to shop. I don't know about you, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Voice Champ Danielle Bradbery Lights Up City Hall Tonight

    This time last year, Danielle Bradbery was a 16-year-old student at Cy Ranch High School who loved dancing and riding horses and hadn't done much singing outside her own bedroom. Then her family entered her into the Dallas auditions for NBC's high-rated singing show The Voice -- without asking her f ... More >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2013

    Gunfights and Ragtime

    A look at the Houston "music scene" of the early 20th century.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Gunfights and Ragtime: The Houston Music Scene of 100 Years Ago

    Note: This is a two-part series that timelines through bits of the first century of Houston's nightlife until about the start what was found to be Houston's oldest running bar. For the first century since Houston's birth in 1837, happenings of music and revelry were advertised word-of-mouth. Music ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    World Beat: The Music of iFest

    Performers from New Orleans to Zimbabwe enliven this year's Brazilian-themed Houston International Festival.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Farmers Market Spotlight of the Week: Winged Beans, a.k.a. Goa Beans

    Cooler temperatures mean that the City Hall Farmers Market is open once again and that more Houstonians will be heading out to enjoy the many other excellent farmers' markets across the city. Each week, we'll be spotlighting a produce pick from the Urban Harvest network of farmers' markets by showin ... More >>

  • 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

    June 7, 2011

    Historic Preservation Protesters Claim "Bait-And-Switch" Tactics Against Mayor Annise Parker

    Steve JansenYesterday's scene in front of Houston City Hall.​There are a bunch of folks in Heights South, Woodland Heights and Glenbrook Valley seriously P.O.'d about what they're calling a classic "bait-and-switch" technique pulled by the City of Houston. Today about 50 of them (which dwindl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    R.I.P., Steven Castro: Remembering Crime Victims At A Special Ceremony

    courtesy of Maria RomoSteven Castro will be remembered Sunday night.‚ÄčIt was a little after 2 a.m. when Steven Castro walked out of an east Houston night club and into the parking lot. Suddenly, a fight broke out. Some of the people involved were armed. And when it was all over, Castro lay dead, mu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    The 38th Annual Houston International Festival

    Go to Ireland and back again, without leaving downtown Houston

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    The Rally at City Hall to Protest Proposition 8

    Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of Houston City Hall this afternoon to protest the passing of Proposition 8, California's constitutional amendment taking away the right to marry for same-sex couples. Along with the passing of other anti-gay measures across the nation, Prop. 8 made Novembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007
  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Dream Team or Bad Dream?

    Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Bye to the Good Ol' Boys?

    The commissioner's race that could break the county mold

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Don't Rock My Boat!

    A port commission opening fuels a three-way Hispanic fight

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Overdose

    Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    From the Grass Roots Up

    A new Houston voting bloc reaches toward empowerment

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Files Not Found

    Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    The Triple Crown

    Sick of Mayor Brown? Turned off by everyone else around? Try these alternatives for 2003.

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    On The Hot Seat

    Lester Tyra's short reign as chief of the Houston Fire Department has been filled with controversy. Can he quench the flames fast enough to save his job?

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    School's Out Forever

    "Unschoolers" like Holly Furgason don't believe in public education. They don't even believe in teachers. They believe in the ability of their children to teach themselves. Will the law catch up with them?

  • News

    May 28, 1998
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    April 2, 1998

    In Their Own Words

    Judging by the idle chatter of Hotel Six politicos, the moral barometer at City Hall is in free fall

  • News

    September 4, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
  • News

    October 24, 1996

    Mr. S.O.B.

    Rick's CEO Robert Watters wants to make sexually oriented businesses respectable. So why, in his adopted hometown, does he get no respect?

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    The Boy Scouts

    The head feds in the City Hall sting are known for their pursuit of minority politicians

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