Subject:

Jon Lindsay

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Saving the Astrodome: Campaign Highlights Historic Preservation

    In a city like Houston, to take on the fight for historic preservation is the equivalent of slamming your face into a wall over and over. With no zoning and virtually no historic ordinances with any teeth whatsoever, the city and county have long been at the mercy of developers because of laws they ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Saving the Astrodome: Will Those Who Wouldn't Support Stadium Financing in the Past Advocate for the Dome?

    On November 5, voters in Houston might have extra incentive to hit the voting booth in an off-year election. For years, the Astrodome has sat, falling into disarray and becoming an eyesore and an embarrassment to a city that used that building to define progress decades ago. Plans have been suggeste ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Magazine Actually Claims Harris County Can Govern Itself

    ​Reporter John Mecklin worked a long time in Houston for the old Post; he also served as an editor at the SF Weekly, the San Francisco paper in our very own Village Voice Media chain.He's now editor at a magazine called Miller-McCune, a publication started by a Southern California philanthropist; ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Mind Reading

    Is Yvette Lacobie really a terrorist? Did legislators really mean to kick kids out for a butter knife? Is zero tolerance really stupid? (No, maybe and yes.)

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    November 27, 2003

    Bridging the Gap

    Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar

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    June 19, 2003

    Bench Blues

    The judiciary starts scrambling after state cuts in visiting judges

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    October 31, 2002

    Bye to the Good Ol' Boys?

    The commissioner's race that could break the county mold

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Lobbyists

    Dave and Sue Walden

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Does Not Compute

    Loopholes still hamper electronic reporting of campaign finances

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    May 10, 2001

    Mixing It Up

    She just wanted her comfortable suburban life. But when a concrete company intruded on her paradise, the homemaker turned warrior.

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Political Shark Alert!

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into City Hall's waters...

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Tax Lean

    Want a subsidy for your corporate expansion? Local governments are ready with millions in property-tax abatements -- and very little oversight.

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Have Gavel Will Travel

    Campaign cash carries a retired judge around the world

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    News Hostage

    Dead Man Walking

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Local Control

    Will the state be able to continue to review environmentally sensitive projects, or will it cede power to the feds?

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Lindsay's End Run

    A bill would bestow unbridled condemnation powers on the Port

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Has Robert Eckels Lost His Mind?

    Or is the county judge just crazylike a fox?

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Balancing the Bench

    Will race and bad blood play a part in the Guv's judicial picks?

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Bad Deal

    John Ballis was a crook. But he expected the federal government to keep its end of a bargain.

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    May 15, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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    December 12, 1996

    Radack-al Treatment

    What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    Opposing Counsel

    County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.

  • News

    October 24, 1996

    The Usual Suspect(s)

    If Lanier aide Dave Walden isn't running the Prop One campaign, who is?

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    The Kingdom and the Power

    Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.

  • News

    October 3, 1996
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    July 18, 1996
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    July 11, 1996
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    May 9, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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    March 7, 1996

    Truth or Consequences

    Jon Lindsay is an admitted liar and an accused perjurer. Should Harris County voters take him at his word - again?

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    February 29, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    February 1, 1996
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    January 25, 1996

    Autopsy

    Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op

  • News

    December 28, 1995
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    November 23, 1995

    The Exterminator

    Tom DeLay, the bug man from Sugar Land, has always despised environmental regulation. Now, as House majority whip, he's in a position to do something about it.

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    July 13, 1995
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    June 15, 1995
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    January 26, 1995

    Running at Lanier

    Mayor Bob casts a long shadow over the Tyra-Peavy runoff

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    January 12, 1995

    Clunkers R Us

    Sell your jalopy, help an industry breathe easier

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    Pastor to the Port

    In the changing world of the Houston Ship Channel, one thing remains constant: Father Rivers Patout.

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    Battle of the Retreads

    Two soon-to-be-unemployed politicians may be headed for a City Council showdown

  • News

    December 8, 1994

    Hanging the Judge

    Lupe Salinas made a lot of friends on his journey from a Rio Grande Valley childhood to becoming a dogged prosecutor and respected state district judge. Until he was tapped for a federal judgeship, he never knew how many enemies he had.

  • News

    November 17, 1994
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    October 13, 1994

    Pursuing Jerry

    A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one

  • News

    September 29, 1994

    Son of Lindsay ... Son of Driscoll

    Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge

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