Rick Perry does it; Ted Cruz does it; Harris County treasurer nominee David Rosen doesn't see why he can't run on a family values platform too just because he has two moms. In a bid to redefine the tired jargon of political ads, Rosen released a video starring his mothers, retired HISD teachers w ... More >>
Black Guy, Rich White Guy, Lesbian or Hispanic Republican
Bill White hopes brains and big bucks will get him elected
A walk in the city parks department
The county says a candidate's home value is no White lie
Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.
Plus: Barrio Ballots, The Art of Accounting, Trolley Volley
A shopping list for your favorite political types
Term limits and raw ambition send local politicos on holiday shopping sprees
Will four felonies spoil Four Families' Hobby deal?
Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer
Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits
A new Houston voting bloc reaches toward empowerment
The election supervisor's departure makes Democrats nervous
Democrats get their ticket. But can they get the votes?
Carroll Robinson has been running for something ever since he arrived in Houston. Now he may be nearly out of track.
A judicial candidate's petition signers get investigated -- or intimidated
There's more than just the Gulf of Mexico between musicians in Cuba and those from Cuba
The City of Houston requires developers in the floodplain to elevate and mitigate -- build houses on higher ground and dig detention ponds for runoff. Except, not always.
Some familiar faces get subpoenaed in the investigation of an alleged kickback scheme
Continental Airlines helps out Lee Brown's re-election campaign
A heated debate in the back room of the City Council chambers
Sick of Mayor Brown? Turned off by everyone else around? Try these alternatives for 2003.
Now that he's got Mayor Lee Brown's attention, can Chris Bell win your support?
Todd talks up a storm at taxpayer expense
Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown
A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase
The city of Houston is exploiting loopholes in state law to lavish big bucks on private developers
Voters would decide if Olympic efforts get up to $100 million in state subsidies
A lack of lodging. Snarled transportation. Searing summer heat. No matter. Houston boosters say the Bayou City will be unbeatable in the bidding for the 2012 Olympics.
A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.
Critical of no-bill, Oregon grand juror wants to go to feds
The clock is ticking on Houston Renaissance and its inability to do much of anything with the grants and loans it has been given
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
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.
Jon Lindsay is an admitted liar and an accused perjurer. Should Harris County voters take him at his word - again?