Richard Murray talks of the GOP, blacks and the Tea Party.Republicans found "very, very clever ways" to minimize minority voting opportunities in new Congressional and House maps passing in June, University of Houston professor Richard Murray told a three-judge panel during the redistricting ... More >>
We're fine as we are, Metro board says.Just think -- we could have two more Metro board members. Alas, it is not to be. Although the 2010 Census showed (barely) enough growth in Houston to trigger expansion of the city council by two seats, a study for Metro said there's no need for its boar ... More >>
Margaret DowningGene Locke walked HISD trustees through redistricting, Chapter 1The Hispanic population continues to boom, the Anglo drip-drip-drip away to suburbia continues, there's a small decline among African Americans in Houston ISD and the district's biggest gain percentage wise is in ... More >>
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
Life’s tough for a third-party candidate. It’s even tougher when the big boys don’t play by the rules, which is what Libertarian presidential hopeful (doubtful?) Bob Barr is alleging. Barr has threatened “serious legal consequences” should Barack Obama and John McCain be allowed on the T ... More >>
Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist
Marching with an evolving minority electorate, a Vietnamese immigrant may just whip the GOP's old guard
Don't worry, they're here
Early mayoral forums hint at the strategies to come
A mid-trial meltdown scorches the district attorney
Will four felonies spoil Four Families' Hobby deal?
Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer
Veteran Danburg tries to hang on against Wong in the new 134th District
Who wants to be interim city controller?
Democrats get their ticket. But can they get the votes?
How Ken Bentsen got run over by a rainbow
Candidate recruits include a former Republican jurist
GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
In this flood, Lee Brown has stayed high and dry (so far)
After the election from hell, Texas lawmakers offer remedies (serious and otherwise)
Saba chef Dylan Murray returns home to add even more spice to Houston's restaurant scene
Naderites have got the art car crowd and ample altruistic ardor. But they're still searching for a sporting chance.
A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase
More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power
Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction
October 22 - 28, 1998
The government's case nears an end, but the questions continue
What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.
Lee P. may be headed back to town, with City Hall in his sights
In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests
Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.
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?