The Citizens Transportation Coalition is currently giddy with dreams of 90 MPH commuter trains speeding from Galveston and down 290 into the city...possibly by 2012, which sounds like the far future but is only three years away. There hasn't been much public movement on commuter rail since the HG ... More >>
A close call for a champ
Anyone reading today's Houston Chronicle story about a murder case that got declared a mistrial because there were 13 jurors instead of 12 might be forgiven for thinking that Judge Mark Ellis threw his bailiff under the bus."Houston Murder Trail Tossed Out After Bailiff's Huge Mistake" was the headl ... More >>
Report a terror threat at your own risk
An open letter to Racket from Rick Mitchell, with Racket's reply
City Council proposed; City Hall didn't dispose
City contracts for a pal turn into rent money for Mark Ellis
The city is rolling out the welcome mat for CITGO. But many workers want the company to get lost.
A young parks worker gets caught up in a contractor's sweetheart deal
Homeless pols, rail guardian angels and drugs for City Council
Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park
Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?
An effort to sort out black council candidates backfires
Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.
Facing an out-of-control council, Brown recalls a veteran vote saver
Term limits and raw ambition send local politicos on holiday shopping sprees
Previous tax bills and blighted properties haunt the city housing director
A losing lobbyist claims a councilman switched after failing to get his pals in on the deal
Edwards draws raves in her inaugural year on council
Who wants to be interim city controller?
A fired investment banker ignites a City Hall rumble
What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.
Houston was supposed to be cracking down on polluters. So why has it spent five years cleaning up on little guys like Walter Bazarsky?
Now that he's got Mayor Lee Brown's attention, can Chris Bell win your support?
We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign
With Brown adrift, can this trio carry the ball?
Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown
A miffed Lanier makes common cause with the controller
Art Decoy: A handwritten note undercuts UH chancellor's wordy defense