A debate on Houston transit was settled Tuesday, mostly by people who don't live here. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a transportation spending bill for fiscal 2015 Tuesday, 229-192, cutting off funding for METRO's proposed University Line in the process. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston ... More >>
The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.
Senator Ted Cruz continues to march to his own special drumbeat.
Senator Ted Cruz is apparently pissing off everyone in Washington. From political blog The Monkey Cage: The staffer, whom two GOP sources identified as working for Representative John Culberson of Texas, went on to decry Cruz for holding events in Culberson's district and telling his constituent ... More >>
It looks like Texas just might finally have a redistricting map, after several tries. If this one goes through, Montrose will be represented by...Ted Poe. Now, it's not like the neighborhood has been represented by a GLBT-friendly rep prior to redistricting; John Culberson is a hardcore rightwinge ... More >>
Welcome to Congress!The Center for Responsive Politics has put out its list of the net worth of every member of Congress, and the Houston delegation are no slackers. The nine representatives have a net worth estimated to be $392.4 million, which is a pretty impressive figure. Actually, m ... More >>
Tweets don't fail me nowAs the GOP debates whether it wants the Tea Party to drive it (and the country) off a cliff by playing games with the debt ceiling, we looked to Twitter for the updates from our state's congresssional delegation. Oddly, the Republicans didn't tweet anything like "Yes, ... More >>
Damn those earmarks!! Except mineBrave, insightful, brilliant, not-at-all-crazy U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann founded the Congressional Tea Party Caucus to save America from Muslim presidents and stop federal spending by stopping earmarks, the modern term for pork-barrel projects. Republicans i ... More >>
Local woman hides drugs in vagina
He'd be comfortable in Montrose, apparentlyIf there's one part of town we think of when we ponder the noisy-old-people phenomenon that is the Tea Party, it's Montrose.The `trose is just packed with factually challenged, self-deluded Obama-haters...isn't it?Not really, of course. The neighborhood ... More >>
Photo courtesy HCSOThe accused mastermindHouston attorney Jeffrey Stern has certainly led an action-packed life.While his recent arrest for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, which comes in the wake of three failed attempts on the life of his wife, is his first Harris County ... More >>
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When you're named Al Green, of course you're going to talk about the ladiesFor hardcore political junkies -- and we do mean hardcore -- capitolwords.org can be downright addicting. Although the actual meaningfulness of the site might be up for debate, its wonkish fun factor is not: the site track ... More >>
We recently took a look at the 10 Biggest Bummers of Houston's Decade; in the spirit of equal time (and the season), we now offer the 10 Biggest Non-Bummers of the Oughts.This being Houston, some of these happy developments have a not-so-happy side, but that's to be expected, we suppose.Are we mi ... More >>
Congressman John Culberson didn't say much today when he released his response to Metro's response to a letter Culberson sent the Federal Transit Administration earlier this week, questioning Metro's ability to pay for a planned $1.5 billion University rail line. About the only thing Culberson ac ... More >>
U.S. Rep. John Culberson has a new cause -- he has become perhaps the world's biggest cheerleader for Michael Savage, the hateful nutjob radio host (Proudly presented here by KPRC!!) who makes Sean Hannity seem like a deep, reasoned thinker.What's Savage's radio show about? When he's not making j ... More >>
Among the heroic people fighting for freedom these days -- the protesters clogging Iranian streets, taking life-threatening risks to urge democracy in a repressive regime; and, ummm, House Republicans.At least according to one House Republican, Houston's John Culberson.The Twitter-addicted rep h ... More >>
Barack Obama Twitters. John Culberson Twitters. Why can't the Houston Press? We can, as it turns out. So if you're interested in the latest updates on what we're offering on the web and in the print edition, get yourself over to our Twitter page and get connected. Otherwise, we'll be forced to se ... More >>
As of 10 a.m. tomorrow, all traffic problems on the Katy Freeway will cease. That's when the official ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the end of the five-year construction nightmare that has widened the highway from six lanes to -- if our most recent trip is any indication -- about 48 lanes at sp ... More >>
Some legislators have embraced the Interweb’s vast system of tubes more fully than others. U.S. Rep. John Culberson, for one, has especially taken to Twitter, where he can keep constituents posted of his thoughts as they come to him, 24-7. That’s why Culberson is worried that The Man (i.e. C ... More >>
U.S. Congressman John Culberson, 7th District of Texas, sent out a note this afternoon reporting that the “Democrat led Congress has finally passed a responsible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, (FISA), that President Bush can sign.” His note also included this snappy statement: “I am ... More >>
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Tom DeLay, Janet Jackson and Tom DeLay again
The zoo waited too long to feed at the trough
A gay Republican for City Council?
A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson
Rep. Culberson is ready to take the gloves off in Iraq
Despite major opposition, construction commences on what could become North America's most dangerous airport
It's a regular bacchanal in one small town
Just stuff 'em
The Minutemen have come to Texas
Metro's transportation-plan "adjustments"
The D.A. shares something with those he's supposed to be probing: campaign support
The worst flock-ups of 2003, starting with Big Tom himself
Don't worry, they're here
Bill White hopes brains and big bucks will get him elected
Music Mayhem, Poisoned Pooch, In the John
Lest tax payers forget about the rebate, U.S. Rep John Culberson drives the message home with $36,000 worth of mailings
She just wanted her comfortable suburban life. But when a concrete company intruded on her paradise, the homemaker turned warrior.
After the election from hell, Texas lawmakers offer remedies (serious and otherwise)
In District 7, is the real conservative behind door No. 1 or door No. 2?
Culberson accuses a former GOP congressman of campaign dirty tricks
Learning to love the one-party state
The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash
Fears of a future light train trouble Katy Freeway expansion critics
Legislation would cut citizens out of the process