Paul Bettencourt

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Bettencourt's Worst Argument Ever: Voters Were Misled on Drainage-Fee Vote

    Paul Bettencourt: Voters are lazy and dumb.​Paul Bettencourt, the Republican who never met a government that couldn't be smaller, is in court this week leading the charge against the new drainage fees in Houston. Voters approved the fees in a referendum, but Bettencourt, according to the Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    There's A Pressing (And Hidden) Deadline For Replacing Paul Bettencourt

    Paul Bettencourt threw Harris County politics into a tizzy when he announced, shortly after his successful re-election bid in November, that he didn't want the job after all.A lucrative private-sector job was available, he said, and he had to take it.Which meant that the Harris County Commissioners ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    It's Art!

    Yes, "Art" made of fake bombs will get attention

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    December 23, 2004

    Dome of Doom

    Can the county's rehab plans save the Astrodome from demolition?

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    November 20, 2003

    Political Identity Crisis

    Ronald Green's the only black Democrat left on the city ballot. Or is he?

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Taxing Tales

    Two trustees didn't pay their bills, even if HCCS wants yours to go higher

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Politician

    Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax-assessor collector

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Letters 09-07-2000

    Burned by City Hall, Leon and Joe, Muzzle This Mirth

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    The Day the Democrats Died

    Learning to love the one-party state

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    GOP Sweeps Week

    Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction

  • News

    September 3, 1998
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    July 2, 1998