Kay Bailey Hutchison

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    May 29, 2014

    Eight Reasons Why Congress Offers the Worst Job in America

    Welcome to a life of mooching, meetings and trying not to get caught making out with your aides.

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    April 24, 2014

    Houston's Space Problem: Johnson Space Center Has Lost Its Identity and Purpose

    With a rudderless NASA in charge, JSC has been lost in the shuffle.

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    August 22, 2012

    Rick Perry: Whatchya Gonna Do With All That $$$?

    Since Gov. Rick Perry abandoned the fetid remains of his failed presidential bid last January, he has socked away $1.94 million in political contributions, bringing the total amount of ching deposited with Texans for Rick Perry, his political action committee, to $3.4 million, according to recent ca ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

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    June 15, 2011

    Rick Perry Says He's A Prophet And That's Why Texans Don't Like Him Much

    Governor Rick Perry appeared on the Fox News network for an interview with Neil Cavuto. Cavuto made the somewhat dubious statement that Perry is "very popular outside your state, still popular but not nearly as popular within your state." (Although "outside your state" could, we guess, refer specif ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    The Bushes Hate Rick Perry: Now Everyone Knows

    Rick Perry and "George"​It really hasn't been a secret in Texas that the Bushes don't really like Rick Perry -- after all, George H.W. Bush came out for Kay Bailey Hutchison in the 2010 guv race -- but all of a sudde ntalk of it has bubbled up again. Kevin D. Williamson, a writer for the ultr ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Tommy Lee Jones for Senate: Crucial Updates

    Since our item on Houston attorney Geoff Berg's campaign to draft Tommy Lee Jones for the Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, things have been moving fast. 1. Tommy Lee Jones still has had nothing to say on this. 2. But the story has been picked up by CNN, the Dallas Morning News, ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Ron Paul for Senate: New Poll Says Texans Demand It

    Ron Paul: Let the campaign begin!​As America faces the challenges of the 21st century, it is safe to say it needs as many Pauls in the Senate as possible. And we're not talking first names, either. Texas, it seems, agrees. A new poll from PPP shows Texans are demanding that Kay Bailey Hutchi ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Sam's Place

    Lightnin' Hopkins finally gets his own historical marker.

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    November 17, 2010

    Turkey Of The Year Runner-Up: Bill White

    Bill White loses another race​It's a week or so away from the 2010 Turkeys of the Year issue, where we honor what is best in Turkeydom for the past year. This will be our eighth edition of the awards, and as always competition is stiff. Building up to the grand announcement of the winners, we' ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Lightnin' Hopkins Dedication Draws Overflow Crowd

    Photos by Matthew KeeverL-R: R. Eric Davis, Texas Johnny Brown, Milton Hopkins. For more photos from Saturday, see our slideshow here.​Lightnin' Hopkins is official. Saturday morning, a crowd that overflowed the tent erected due to the inclement weather (though it never actually rained) showe ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Schoolhouse Rocked: Allegations of Conflicts of Interest at HCC

    If the HCC board room is rockin', don't come a knockin'​Things seem to keep getting uglier over at Houston Community College. On Thursday, the board of trustees reportedly held a closed session to discuss an investigation into possible conflicts of interest by trustee Yolanda Flores and former t ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Welcome to Arizona

    Judge who helped BP went on junket party on their tab.

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    December 17, 2009

    Credit, Perry and Shundrekia's Story

    Houston Press readers weigh in

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    November 23, 2009

    Bill White Switching To The Governor's Race, Chron Reporting

    ​The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Bill White is about to switch his future plans from not being elected to the U.S. Senate to not being elected Texas governor.White's move comes as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's laughably inept run for the governorship continues to implode. Sooner or ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Perry Announces Superhero Team To Patrol Border, Maybe Spawn Cable Series

    ​Governor Rick Perry visited Houston Thursday to introduce the Ranger Recon Team, a new border security task force aimed at beefing up the Texas-Mexico border from cartel violence spilling over into U. S. cities.  Gov. Perry cited two occurrences of violence along the Texas-Mexico border in t ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Let's Make This Rick Perry-Bobby Jindal Bet Interesting, For Chrissake

    The Texas Longhorns are playing the LSU Tigers in the College World Series, and that can mean only one thing: an entirely dull press release announcing some stupid bet between the governors of the respective states.And voila!! Rick Perry's putting up Texas barbecue, Bobby Jindal is putting up seafoo ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    The DREAM Act Might Be Dead, But These Kids' Hopes Are Not

    They are American in everything but name. They can go to college in Texas and improve themselves. Doesn't matter. At the end of the day, they're just illegal immigrants without social security numbers or futures.

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    January 23, 2008
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    July 18, 2007
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    July 27, 2006

    Bishop Is Back

    The former kingmaker is back, sort of

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    May 26, 2005

    No Pain, No Gain

    Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame

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    May 19, 2005

    Westward Whoa!

    Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California

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    May 5, 2005

    Lay of the Land

    Kenny Boy's fall: a sign of Houston's corporate culture gone wrong

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    January 3, 2002

    Calling On the Governor

    WorldPeace wages telemarketing terror in his quest for office

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    July 26, 2001

    Pass or Fail?

    A former employee claims a KPRC reporter counterfeited press credentials

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    June 7, 2001

    Red Light, Green Light

    With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?

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    April 12, 2001

    Zeroing In

    So the DPS doesn't play favorites with VIPs? Just check out their licenses.

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    December 7, 2000

    Lines & Shadows

    A former farmworker wanted only a utility system for her Fort Bend colonia. Seven years later, there's still tainted water and untreated sewage -- but raw words and the stench of politics flow freely.

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    April 6, 2000

    Power Lunch?

    A farewell feed and juror-felon add to the already unusual case of George Bishop

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    December 2, 1999

    Bishop's Endgame

    An early GOP force could be savoring party triumphs -- from prison

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    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

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    January 7, 1999

    Which Bug Gets the Gas?

    Will the next house DeLay fumigates be that big White one or his own?

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    November 12, 1998

    GOP Sweeps Week

    Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction

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    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but

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    July 31, 1997

    Helter Shelter

    At the Women Helping Women shelter, battered women got the runaround. They got treated like second-class citizens. They got evicted. What they didn't get was help.

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    June 19, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    October 24, 1996

    The Usual Suspect(s)

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

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    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.

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    April 4, 1996

    Ana's Angel

    Jay Hamburger rushed in where others feared to tread ... only to find that no good deed goes unpunished

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    February 1, 1996
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    August 3, 1995

    Helpless Hands

    GCCS was supposed to help the poor. But after letting $15 million in anti-poverty funds slip away, the question is whether it can help anyone -- even itself.

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    July 13, 1995
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    March 2, 1995

    Angry White Male

    Kicking liberal ass in Aggieland with Professor Gramm

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    February 2, 1995

    It's Joe B.'s World

    In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests

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    November 17, 1994

    What the Tide Brought In

    Meet Smilin' Steve Mansfield, who washed up on the Court of Criminal Appeals

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    October 13, 1994


    With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress

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    July 14, 1994
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