If you live in Texas, ISIS might be a real threat--at least according to Gov. Rick Perry. At an immigration forum in Washington on Thursday, and in a subsequent statement shot out by his federal political action committee, RickPAC, Perry stated that people affiliated with the extremist Islamic Stat ... More >>
It is a commonplace that politicians will spin facts to their benefit. Indeed, politicians have been known to stretch the truth so far that it reaches into "that is simply false" territory. "Truthiness" it's called. And it is not limited solely to politicians. Even more disconcerting is that social ... More >>
Whatever else you might want to say about the tea party folks -- both the elected representatives and their citizen-supporters -- you cannot say that they are in hock to Wall Street the same way the establishment GOP and (much of) the Democrats are. (Including, yes, President Obama. It's true). If ... More >>
Due to a lack of witnesses and insufficient evidence, the Harris County court system shuttered each and every sound ordinance case that was heard late last week. Local musicians, DJs and bar owners have been under the microscope since Houston City Council overhauled its decade-old sound ordinance ... More >>
Jolanda Jones has a complainr filed against herHouston City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones, who last month filed a State Bar complaint against City Attorney David Feldman, is now the subject of a Bar complaint filed by a vice president of the Houston Police Officers Union. Ray Hunt wrote in his ... More >>
Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.
Sure, it's funny, but it also happens to be true
"...But history is written by those who have hanged heroes" - Braveheart What do you need to know about history? They are the stories that made up America. They are the stories that America made up. That's actually not ours. If you've seen Assume The Position on HBO, you know it's a comedic but a ... More >>
"...But history is written by those who have hanged heroes" - Braveheart What do you need to know about history? They are the stories that made up America. They are the stories that America made up. That's actually not ours. If you've seen Assume The Position on HBO, you know it's a comedic but ... More >>
Lobbyists who do business with the county government can now register online with County Clerk Beverly Kaufman.The operative word there is "can."Registration began yesterday afternoon, and so far the number of registered lobbyists is...zero. At least as far as we can tell by searching the website ... More >>
A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.
This Texas lawyer/novelist uses experience in campaign finance to keep you on the edge of your reading glasse
Bob Perry writes a lot of checks to politicians, and wields a lot of influence as a result
For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.
Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?
Ex-GOP chair's affidavit contradicts earlier slush-fund remarks
Candidates get religion as Election Day nears
District C's ex file: Then it got personal
Dani Ferro, U.S. Representative Tom DeLay's daughter
A "Learning How to Survive (at) CEP" sidebar
Gas station dealers find big oil blocking the way in their struggles against extinction
As part of the Bush legacy, a special law can hide polluting industries
GOP chair's super slush fund helps sink arena deal
In the Southwestern Bell and AT&T slugfest over supposed consumer savings, the biggest sucker punch of all is headed your way
Legislation would cut citizens out of the process
The Guv readies surplus handouts in a legislative lovefest
Former Bellaire High School student shakes things up in the Capitol
Midwives to laws you might not like
Warning: Tobacco companies' advertising money may be addictive in Houston's club scene
'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.
Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?
Tom DeLay, the bug man from Sugar Land, has always despised environmental regulation. Now, as House majority whip, he's in a position to do something about it.
Funding is down. Faculty is fleeing. And 50 professors are in semi-open revolt. Is the University of Houston on an irrovocable slide toward mediocrity?