Melissa Noriega

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Red-Light Foe Michael Kibosh Running For City Council

    Michael Kubosh, part of the fighting brothers who finally rid Houston of red-light cameras, is announcing today he's running for an at-large city council seat. Kubosh will announce he's running for Melissa Noriega's at-large seat (she is term-limited out), and an eclectic cast of Houston politicos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    It's Now Illegal to Feed [More Than Five] Homeless People [at Once] on Public Property

    After a protracted debate and opposition from nearly every political and religious group in the city, Houston's City Council passed an ordinance last week that bans serving charitable meals on properties -- public or private -- where the property owner hadn't granted express permission for you to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Telephone Road's Historic Cage Elementary May Be Preserved

    ​The 101-year-old Cage Elementary building on Telephone Road may get a new lease on life with a deal Mayor Annise Parker proposed today. The city would purchase the land and building from the Houston school district for $100,000 in credits that HISD can use to buy rights of way or other city ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    The Red-Light Camera Circus

    Step right up, folks: Passion, deceit, money, lots of money, double dealing and a mayor with more flip-flops in her than a Cirque du Soleil acrobat!

  • News

    May 26, 2011

    Five Jobs for Fastow

    Enron honcho needs work.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Kristi Thibaut: Former State Rep Announces for At-Large Council Seat

    Kristi Thibaut: Running for council.​Kristi Thibaut, the Democrat who rode the 2008 Obama surge into a single term in the state legislature representing Memorial and the west side of town, has announced she is running for the at-large City Council seat being vacated by term-limited Sue Lovell. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Liveblogging the Walmart Vote

    The City Council is set to vote this morning on a proposed 380 agreement with developer Michael Ainbinder, who plans to build a Walmart near the Heights. The vote could technically be delayed another week, but Mayor Parker said yesterday if a council member tries to do that, she'd overrule the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Heights-Area Walmart Gets its Public Hearing

    The mayor says the Walmart vote can't be delayed any longer; City Council must decide tomorrow. ​The public had its last chance today to talk to the mayor and city council members about a proposed "380 agreement" between the city and developer Michael Ainbinder, who plans to build a Walmart near t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Terry Grier Vs. Melissa Noriega: What Happened?

    Photo by Margaret DowningThe rumors are overheated, but Noriega says something happened​Rumors are flying about some type of altercation between Houston school superintendent Terry Grier and city councilmember Melissa Noriega.One version of the tale making the rounds is that Noriega was driving in ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Gay Panic in Cowtown: Houston Pride

    This city's gay community pushed back hard.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008