Sen. Dan Patrick's charter school bill has drawn the ire of the one school district that probably would have been the most favorably inclined to support it: Houston.
The Houston Independent School District was charter friendly long before other school districts were, mainly due to the influence of ... More >>
Jailed offenders with terminal illnesses have a price tag, and the 10 costliest inmates in the state's prison's system totaled almost $2 million in health care costs in 2011.
That's a figure quoted by Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, who tracks such topics as chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Comm ... More >>
Some employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice are accusing wardens of disciplining, and in some cases firing, them for having Facebook friends with criminal records.
Duane Stuart, who runs a private TDCJ employee forum, thebackgate.org, tells Hair Balls that wardens regularly inspect e ... More >>
Montrose residents lit a candle for hate crime victims.Last night, throngs of people bearing candles filled an empty parking lot in Montrose, just off the main gay bar drag of Pacific Street. A block or two from here, Paul Broussard was murdered in 1991. Aaron Scheerhoorn was stabbed to death ... More >>
Mario Gallegos gets on Rodney Ellis's fighting side.An attempt to move the downtown George R. Brown Convention Center into Sen. Mario Gallegos's senate district caused a minor skirmish between Gallegos and his longtime Democratic colleague Sen. Rodney Ellis.
Emotions during redistricting al ... More >>
God speaks through Dan PatrickSaying it was "God's time" to get the bill passed, State Senator Dan Patrick succeeded today in getting approval for Texas women to be forced to view a sonogram, and to hear whether the fetus has arms or legs, two hours before getting an abortion.
During the deb ... More >>
Texas eggs and Texas flour in the pancakes at Lola.Although the Go Texan Restaurant Roundup kicked off this past Monday, it's not too late to support the Lone Star State while eating at some of Houston's best eateries.
Each year, the Restaurant Roundup celebrates and promotes Texas agricultu ... More >>
You might think you'd have enough troubles, sitting on Death Row waiting to be executed. Just wait until they indict you for smuggling in a cell phone.Where's the Innocence Project now, eh?You can just imagine the torture going through Richard Lee Tabler's mind as he ponders his fate on Death Ro ... More >>