Jon C. Vanden Bosch
Local government contractor Fred Martinez credits God for his success. His critics cite more earthly forces.
The politics behind the new arena
Contract abuses pump up costs for city's beleaguered bottling project
Indictments are only an interim phase of the public works probe
The Scotts' personal public-private partnership really paid off in city projects
A year into Lee Brown's administration, the big fixes that Public Works needs to make still haven't come through
City overtime demotion scheme gains a checkered flag
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
Several somebodies weren't doing their jobs when these Greenspoint-area sidewalks were built
Why was Crestwood suddenly elevated to VIP (very important pavement) status?
Houston taxpayers pick up the tab for the sidewalk and driveway at a private residence
Latest audit shows more evidence that the Public Works & Engineering Department made deals with taxpayer money without checking with City Council
Judging by the idle chatter of Hotel Six politicos, the moral barometer at City Hall is in free fall
An audit of the Greater Houston Wastewater Program uncovers significant flaws in testing and inspections
Under director Jimmie Schindewolf, the city's public works department has averted its eyes from shoddy work, mismanagement -- and corruption.
The city has been doling out millions in no-bid contracts to outside consultants on public works projects. sometimes the results aren't pretty.
Bob Lanier's frenzied program to repave Houston's streets has been wildly popular in the neighborhoods but it's come at a steep cost to taxpayers. As Press staff writer Bob Burtman reveals in the first of a series of reports on the city's public works mak
Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.
Dollar-a-year mayoral assistant Michael Stevens has been given unprecedented power and funding to transform the inner city. And he answers to just one man.
Under Bob Lanier and director Bill Smith, the city's Parks Department has been on a budget-busting blowout. But who's counting, right?
From wastewater to housing, fast-tracker Doug Williams has been a key mayoral operative -- with little oversight
Did Helen Huey's influence help her son get around the city's building code?
Privatization of Houston's municipal golf courses has been a bad deal for everybody but the operators. But golfers and taxpayers had best look out: the city's on the verge of giving away two more of it courses.