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Jack Christie

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Copper Crooks Are Destroying Little League Season in Northeast Houston

    Robert Dejean came to yesterday's City Council meeting to express his frustration at not being able to carry out the remainder of the Little League season with proper lights at Smokey Jasper ball field. See vandals, he said, ripped the copper out of the light poles some time ago and the city has yet ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Mayor Parker Not Interested in "Embarrassing Council Members" with Another Food Truck Debate

    Mayor Annise Parker may be with the times on certain issues -- she's certainly adept at social media, for one -- but the City of Houston's current food truck ordinance isn't one of them. Parker participated in a live online chat via CultureMap yesterday afternoon frm 1 to 2 p.m., part of her contin ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

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    October 18, 2012
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    October 10, 2012

    Why Do Houston Police Keep Bothering Food Truck Oh My Gogi?

    Houston police spokesperson, John Cannon, has trouble not laughing when he hears about the food truck Oh My Gogi. It's not their complaints, or their food, or the owners. It's the name. Oh. My. Gogi. The punchlines pretty much write themselves. Oh My Gogi isn't laughing. Owner Eric Nguyen says the ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Oh My Gogi's Continuing HPD Problems

    Houston police spokesperson John Cannon has trouble not laughing when he hears about the food truck Oh My Gogi. It's not their complaints, or their food, or the owners. It's the name. Oh. My. Gogi. The punchlines pretty much write themselves. Oh My Gogi isn't laughing. Owner Eric Nguyen says the H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Terrorist Attacks, Drugs and Danger: Why City Council Doesn't Want Food Trucks Downtown

    "Food trucks -- are they allowed to sell other items within the food trucks?" asked a bewildered-sounding Jack Christie, Council Member At Large 5, during Tuesday morning's City Council hearing on food truck regulations. "To what extent does it not become a food truck?" Christie continued. "I reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    United vs. Southwest Deathcage Match: Your Campaign Donations Scorecard

    Houston City Council is currently in an uproar over Mayor Annise Parker's tentative proposal to allow Southwest to have international flights out of Hobby Airport. Councilmembers have said the proposal is rushed and would harm United Airlines, which, of course, merged with Continental and flies int ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    It's Now Illegal to Feed [More Than Five] Homeless People [at Once] on Public Property

    After a protracted debate and opposition from nearly every political and religious group in the city, Houston's City Council passed an ordinance last week that bans serving charitable meals on properties -- public or private -- where the property owner hadn't granted express permission for you to do ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    The Other Winners And Losers Of The 2009 Election

    ‚ÄčEvery election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    2007 Turkeys of the Year

    Priscilla Slade is the biggest gobbler of them all

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    August 9, 2001

    Riding Out a Dot-com Downturn

    Nobody's getting paid. There are no investors left. The rent money is running out. But George Molho and company are hanging on, hoping that with a good product and just a little luck they'll strike it rich.

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    April 10, 1997
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    March 13, 1997

    Basic Ballard

    Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?

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    December 29, 1994

    Condoms! Homosexuals! Lesbian Adoption!

    After a vicious campaign, the religious right is poised to push its agenda on the State Board of Education

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