R.J. DeSilva

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Ruling Could Enforce Collection of Pole Tax in Strip Clubs

    After a legal fight waged for more than five years, it looks like strip-club going might in fact cost a little more here in Houston, the Mecca of strip clubs (can we really say that?). After the state supreme court ruled against a challenge from the Texas Entertainment Association that said the $5 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2013

    The Taxman Cometh

    Pearl Bar runs up a hefty tab with the comptroller's office as once-hot Washington Avenue sings the blues.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Least Necessary Advertisements Ever, By The State Comptroller's Office

    ‚ÄčThe state comptroller's office found itself in an unaccustomed spotlight last week with its fiasco of a rebate program.Consumers could trade in their clunker appliances for energy-efficient replacements and sign up for rebates, was the plan. The reality was that the private firm handling the proc ... More >>