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 >>
Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lightnin' Hopkins finally gets his own historical marker.
Bill White loses another raceIt'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Judge who helped BP went on junket party on their tab.
Houston Press readers weigh in
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Post-9/11 worries target South Texas
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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife services spent $80 million to reclaim wildlife habitat in South Texas. Now Homeland Security is ready to wipe that out.
The former kingmaker is back, sort of
Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame
Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California
Kenny Boy's fall: a sign of Houston's corporate culture gone wrong
WorldPeace wages telemarketing terror in his quest for office
A former employee claims a KPRC reporter counterfeited press credentials
With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?
So the DPS doesn't play favorites with VIPs? Just check out their licenses.
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.
A farewell feed and juror-felon add to the already unusual case of George Bishop
An early GOP force could be savoring party triumphs -- from prison
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.
Will the next house DeLay fumigates be that big White one or his own?
Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction
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
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.
If Lanier aide Dave Walden isn't running the Prop One campaign, who is?
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.
Jay Hamburger rushed in where others feared to tread ... only to find that no good deed goes unpunished
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.
Kicking liberal ass in Aggieland with Professor Gramm
In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests
Meet Smilin' Steve Mansfield, who washed up on the Court of Criminal Appeals
With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress