Jessica Farrar

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    March 14, 2013

    Debbie Riddle's Facebook Page Gets Tsunami'd By Pissed-Off Breastfeeding Moms

    You don't mess with moms. Especially if it's about breastfeeding. The Texas legislature is once again taking up the ticklish subject of whether moms should be able to breastfeed in public. Representatives like Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) are backing a bill that would allow business owners to be sued ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Try to Change the 24-Hour Mandatory Wait Before an Abortion? We'll Make It a Longer Wait

    Want an abortion? Great! So do many other women, but that doesn't mean they get it whenever they want to in Texas. Women have to endure a mandatory consultation visit 24 hours before the abortion. Wait no more...maybe. Texas State Representative Jessica Farrar is filing a bill by the end of the we ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Ouch: Rep. Jessica Farrar Again Seeks To Put Teeth In Breastfeeding Law

    As new mothers know, infants are not the most patient people when it comes to getting fed. If they get hungry, and you're a breastfeeding mom who hasn't brought along a bottle of your best, then it's time to whip out a breast. In Texas, if you happen to do that in the establishment of someone who ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    March 22, 2012

    Walmart Development Compromising Yale Street Bridge Stability, Critics Say

    Jeff Jackson, director of Responsible Urban Development for Houston, thinks that something apocalyptic could happen to the Yale Street Bridge, especially when construction of the controversial new Heights-area Walmart is completed. In November, the Texas Department of Transportation performed a st ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Jon Buice: Parole Reversed for Gay Basher

    Jon Buice stays in prison.​Jon Buice, who had been awarded a controversial parole after serving time for his role in the gay-bashing death of Paul Broussard, will not be a free man after all. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles today reversed its earlier decision granting Buice parole in l ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Legislative Victory for Texas Beer

    kMatherlyCheers indeed. Local breweries celebrate a win in the House of Representatives.Just as we were bemoaning the huge, wet bite the IRS took out of our savings account, along comes an example of tax dollars being put to good use. On April 21 the office of State Representative Jessica Farrar (D, ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Proposed Beer Legislation Seeks To Loosen the Reins on Texas Brewers

    logocheif.comFreetail for retail sale? Supporters of HB 660 hope so.​Hey, I love Texas as much as the next girl, but when it comes to laws the Lone Star State has a reputation for being a bit outdated. And when it comes to alcohol laws, we're downright hard-core. The regulations are particula ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010


    Mom-and-pop industrial plants not as wholesome as they seem.

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    October 6, 2010

    It's Not Just A Committee To Study City Building Standards, It's A Blue-Ribbon Committee

    Offical drink of the Task Force on Building & Standards​Mayor Annise Parker announced today an effort to reorganize the often chaotic mess that is the city of Houston's enforcement of building codes.Have no doubt the problem will be solved: The announcement proclaims that the committee appoint ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    TCEQ Gets An Earful At Town Hall Meeting, Provides The Best In Lip Service

    TCEQ listens and promises​It was nearly standing-room-only at Wednesday evening's environmental town hall meeting when Deborah Wilkerson stood at the mic and addressed the panel of legislators, state regulators and experts.A resident of Acres Homes in northwest Houston, she told the story of how a ... More >>

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    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 November ... More >>

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    September 27, 2006

    Re: Behind the Scenes of a Conference Call

    Bell may have a point about morality and science, but he's clearly missing the boat when it comes to the Rangers and border security... Not a whole lot to report from the Bell conference call, other than — as we mentioned earlier — he thinks Guvnah Rick Perry is playing politics with ... More >>

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    June 16, 2005

    Digging It

    Tunnels are a rare bird in Houston. But will they fly for I-45?

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    May 12, 2005

    Path to Nowhere?

    Construction problems cloud the future of northeastern bayou trails

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    March 7, 2002

    Some Very Reliant Directors

    Board members on gilded strings

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    February 14, 2002

    The Kopper Caper

    Enron's secret domestic-partner benefits program

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    January 17, 2002

    Hanging Up

    TDCJ finally halts monitoring of attorney-client phone calls -- sort of

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    June 7, 2001

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud

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    February 24, 2000

    Awakening Giant

    Immigrant Hispanic workers at Quietflex spoke out. Now their struggle may reshape organized labor in Houston.

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    September 30, 1999

    Term Limits: The Next Generation

    A fractious bunch fills the city ballot, but the blood flies in District H

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    August 20, 1998
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    May 4, 1995

    The Law East of Downtown

    With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.

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    May 4, 1995