If you need ice or MREs you're probably not checking a blog, but in case a friend or relative out of the area is checking and can pass on the info, here's the official list of PODs -- the "places of Distribution" where you can wait on line for an ungodly amount of time to pick up some necessities: ... More >>
For two Houston politicos, 2003 brings big changes
The commissioner's race that could break the county mold
A fired investment banker ignites a City Hall rumble
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
A $100 bill, four rocks of crack cocaine and a crusader's home up in flames. The tiny town of McNair struggles for its soul.
Todd talks up a storm at taxpayer expense
Want a subsidy for your corporate expansion? Local governments are ready with millions in property-tax abatements -- and very little oversight.
A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase
What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.
Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?
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.
A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one