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Raequel Roberts

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Gregory Clark: Metro Driver Fired For Drinking Before A Fatal Crash

    After a Metro wrecker driver, Gregory Clark, hit a car, he failed a drug and alcohol test. ​On Tuesday, a Metro wrecker hit a car on the south side of the city, sending the two passengers in the car, including a 64-year-old woman, to Memorial Hermann hospital. According to a Metro press release ab ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2010

    Train Wreck

    How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Metro's Frank Wilson Is Gone, But Troubles Remain

    We're on the road to nowhere​Even with the departure of Frank Wilson, Metro still has a few hurdles before it can regain the public's trust, which is the agency's main goal right now, according to Gilbert Garcia, the Metro board chairman, and George Greanias, Metro's newly appointed president. Wil ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    City Budget Includes Getting More Bucks From Metro

    ​In the mayor's proposed budget, released earlier this week, Metro is on the hook for almost twice as much money than it had to pay the city in previous years.The money comes from an agreement that gives the city a portion of Metro's sales tax revenues, and the city used the money for building and ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Frank Wilson Survival Watch, Day 4: The County Judge Doesn't Weigh In

    ​How long will the embattled Metro president last? Hair Balls presents today's installment of the Frank Wilson Survival Watch. 1. Ed Emmett won't muddy the Frank Wilson waters. Yet. Along with appointing two members to Metro's Board of Directors, there's no question that the county has a stake in ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Frank Wilson Survival Watch, Day 3: Spanish Bombs

    ​How long will the embattled Metro president last? Hair Balls presents today's installment of the Frank Wilson Survival Watch. 1. The Federal Transit Administration sends Frank Wilson a damning letter. Dorval Carter, the FTA's chief counsel, alerted Wilson at the end of last week that the feds are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Metro Employees Go To Court Over No-Overtime Rules

    ​The lawyer representing two Metro employees in a pending lawsuit believes that the agency has cheated hundreds of its workers in the last couple of years, not paying them for the work they do. Now he wants those employees to come forward. "I could win this lawsuit nine ways to Sunday," attorney R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    The Deathmatch Between Metro And John Culberson Continues

    ​Congressman John Culberson didn't say much today when he released his response to Metro's response to a letter Culberson sent the Federal Transit Administration earlier this week, questioning Metro's ability to pay for a planned $1.5 billion University rail line. About the only thing Culberson ac ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    July 27, 2009

    Metro V-P Charged With Sending Porn To A Kid

    ​A Metro vice-president was arrested and charged with sending indecent images to an underage boy, Channel 2 has reported.William Murphy Madison, who deals with infrastructure for the agency, sent at least 10 pornographic images to a Missouri City kid. Unfortunately for Madison, but fortunately ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The DWI Bride and Houston's Love for Rush

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    One Potential Metro Contractor: For God's Sake, Don't Make Us Office Out By MacGregor Park

    Back when Metro was trying to finalize its huge deal with Parsons Transportation Group, we asked to see all the letters and e-mails between Metro and the Washington Group -- negotiations there had fallen apart in early 2008 -- to possibly shed some light on the hold-up. We're still not sure why the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Houston: We Have Idiots Riding the Rails on Metro's Line

    Drivers going home last night along Main Street were treated to the sight of a car that made its way from the lane next to the rail lines, to the rail lines themselves. And stayed there for about four blocks. There was some hollering from pedestrians which apparently had absolutely no effect on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Metro May Be Facing A Cash Crunch Soon

    There's been some noise recently about banks demanding $14 million from METRO to cover loans insured by AIG, causing agency officials to travel to Washington and hold out the hat.Maybe METRO planned for the $14 million problem months ago - that's the amount of additional revenue expected from Octobe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Metro Has Locked In Pain At The Pump

    Speaking of Metro finances, it looks like the people who buy fuel for the buses have locked in a price of $3.55 a gallon until October of next year. The buy was completed in "midsummer," according to an e-mail from agency spokeswoman Raequel Roberts, when diesel averaged close to $5 a gallon. METRO' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Metro's Fare Hike, Explained

    Metro has announced plans to raise its fares, announcing in the same breath that the basic fare hasn’t risen since 1994. As with all things Metro, the facts are confusing. (Why, it’s almost as if they want things to be less clear.) So we’ve prepared a chart to simplify matters.

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    September 22, 2008
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    August 20, 2008

    Battle of the Bunnies: METRO vs. Bellaire

    Bellaire city council was happy about the new Bellaire Route No. 2 Quickline service that METRO will be inaugurating later this month – until it saw the street poles and street signs that came with it. As part of the service, there were supposed to be banners announcing the service (three banners ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Death Threats and TAKS Tests

    Some TAKS tests are murder

  • News

    February 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    No Worries: Wayne Dolcefino Is on the Case

    Wayne Dolcefino, the blustering “Undercover Reporter!!” of KTRK, is an acquired taste. Many choose not to acquire it, but we think he’s kind of endearing. He’s been on a Metro binge lately, and – well, the pickings have been somewhat slim. Metro execs are overpaid; fine, do a report on ... More >>

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Show God the Money

    Time magazine's star speaks out

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    April 13, 2006
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    March 30, 2006

    Life Interrupted

    A nine-year-old girl dies in a collision with a First Transit bus driver who, despite a bad driving record, was never fired

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Run Over by Metro

    The city's bus company shows little inclination to pay up or change its ways, even after it smacks into people like its own employee Clarence Santee Jr.

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