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Jared Woodfill

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Christians Freak Out After City Subpoenas Sermons in Anti-HERO Lawsuit

    In a tone-deaf moment of legal strategy, the City of Houston last month sent local pastors critical of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance sweeping subpoenas for notes and sermons. The move comes in a lawsuit challenging the City of Houston for throwing out a petition from anti-HERO (Houston E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Steven Hotze Reams Gays in Conference Call

    If there's one think Steven Hotze has thought long and hard about, it's sex between a man and a boy. As elder statesman of Houston's homophobic right-wingnutters, the doctor (we use that term loosely) wants everyone to know what will happen if the gays aren't forced back into the closet where they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Harris County GOP Sues to End Same-Sex Benefits for Legally Married Couples

    On Tuesday, the Harris County Republican Party decided to give an early Christmas gift to a bunch of attorneys and drop a giant lump of coal into the stockings of legally married same-sex couples by suing the city to prevent the enacting of a policy that would extend health and live insurance benefi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Lead Plaintiff In "Toxic Town" Lawsuit Dies

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​A little over two years ago, the Houston Press published an award-winning story looking into Somerville, a small town 90 miles northwest of here that contained a plant that made railroad ties."Toxic Town" described the high rate of cancer in the town and focused on the lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    The Sheriff Of Crosby, N.D Protects His Citizens From Terror Better Than Adrian Garcia

    ​Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is steamed, according to a letter we first found on Isiah Carey's Insite.He is totally pissed and outraged because Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has "opened the doors" of his office to Al-Jazeera. A, umm, media outlet.Maybe not a media outlet wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Railroad Wins Important "Toxic Town" Suit

    Photo by Daniel KramerDennis DavisIn 2007, our Todd Spivak did a feature on  the "Toxic Town" of Somerville, 90 miles southnorthwest of Houston and home to a Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway plant.Residents there have much higher cancer rates than normal, a fact some traced to the arsenic, ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2008

    Toxic Town: Contamination in Somerville Schools

    Somerville's schools continue to show elevated toxins, but are the health risks bad enough to shut down the schools?

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008
  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Suffer the Children

    Carcinogen samples from local schools are off the charts

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Cancer and Birth Defects in Somerville

    In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Changes in Attitude

    When voters elected Martha Wong, they thought they were sending a moderate Republican to Austin. Critics say once there, she took a right turn. Now her district is rethinking its representation.

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    GOP Jitters

    While a party chair guards his rear, Vision America makes judges nervous

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