It's been a so-so year for Rice sports. The baseball team didn't make it past the NCAA Regionals. The men's basketball team self-destructed. And at one point the football team was 1-5. But then in mid-October the football team took off, and they won five of their six games to finish the season at 6- ... More >>
The quixotically optimistic Texas Democrats -- who haven't won a statewide election since 1994 -- bellowed a lot of things at the Texas Democratic Convention last weekend, but, really, most of it seemed to translate to one refrain.
All together now: The Hispanics are going to save us! The Hispan ... More >>
Michael Berry is not doing any interviews on his hit-and-run allegations, but today he talked about it on his radio show, to some degree.
"It is time I speak on an issue of some importance, at least to me...I'm going to do that right now, at least on the issues I feel are of the most important in t ... More >>
"Over?"It was fun (to watch) while it lasted, but Herman Cain officially "suspended" his Presidential campaign last weekend. The former Godfather's CEO had long been dogged by accusations of sexual harassment (to say nothing of his unfamiliarity with the Libyan crisis or how to pronounce "Uzb ... More >>
Rick Perry: It's a red-meat special in Austin todayRemember that vast tsunami of voter fraud that swept across Texas, coming close to throwing into chaos the very concept of democracy?
Neither do we.
Even Karl Rove, using every bit of the federal government he could get his hands on, couldn ... More >>
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced she will not seek re-election to the Senate, probably a wise move after conservatives sensed blood in the water after her disastrous gubernatorial campaign.
KBH's three terms in the Senate were somewhat odd in that she never made all that much of an impres ... More >>
Alberto Gonzalez: Give `til it hurtsAlberto Gonzalez, the pride of Houston's Vinson & Elkins, memorably served as Attorney General under George W. Bush.
Sure, there were a few bumps along the way, what with the torture and helping Karl Rove purge the roster of U.S. Attorneys in a way that an ... More >>
Many songs about Texas are written by residents wishing to celebrate some part of their beloved Lone Star State. Others come from non-Texans who are unable to resist the je ne sais quoi of the place that produced both Walter Cronkite and Karl Rove.
One thing that many of them have in common, ... More >>
Cathy Mincberg, the longtime political semi-honcho who once was HISD's board president and left the district as its chief business officer, is now leaving her latest gig.She had been chief operations officer of the Portland school system, but now she is becoming the V-P and chief academic officer fo ... More >>