Judith Zaffirini

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Winners and Losers of the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster

    If you were anywhere near a computer, a phone, or the Hill Country over the past 24 hours, you'll know that Texas witnessed one of the most memorable, remarkable displays of political will it's ever known. In lieu of allowing nearly 90 percent of the abortion clinics across the state to shutter, Sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    UPDATED: Wendy Davis's Abortion Filibuster Brings Laughter from Republicans, and History to Capitol

    UPDATED: After 12.5 hours of filibuster, a trio of controversial points of order, and one of the most sustained shows of political passion the state has seen in years, the Texas Senate failed to pass Senate Bill 5 Tuesday night. After departing shortly after midnight without a clear ruling, Lt. Gov. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Mario Gallegos and Rodney Ellis Spar over Redistricting, and It Gets Ugly

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    UH Holding Out for More Tier One Funds, Blocking Legislative Deal

    Coogs pushing hard in Austin.​The University of Houston is the last holdout in a vote to set the funding distribution method out of a voter-backed endowment devoted to ramping up the number of nationally ranked universities in Texas. The University of Texas and Texas A&M University are the st ... More >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    The Recruit

    Places all over Houston want Trevor Falk and pitch the wonders of community life. He is 24 and has Down syndrome, which makes him a hot commodity for private group homes.

  • Music

    March 27, 1997
  • Music

    January 23, 1997
  • News

    April 13, 1995

    Vote Fraud Made Easy

    Mail-in ballots are a convenience for voters and those who would misuse the system

  • News

    June 9, 1994

    Open Mouths, Closed Hearts

    The Feds created a program to feed the hungry. In Harris County, it became a program to feed the greedy.