Richard Murray

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Harris County Treasurer Candidate Brings His Moms Into Politics

    Rick Perry does it; Ted Cruz does it; Harris County treasurer nominee David Rosen doesn't see why he can't run on a family values platform too just because he has two moms. In a bid to redefine the tired jargon of political ads, Rosen released a video starring his mothers, retired HISD teachers w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Redistricting GOP Was "Very, Very Clever" in Limiting Minorities' Voting Power, Expert Testifies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Unlike City Council, Metro Board Not Expanding After 2010 Census

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Redrawing Fiefdoms in Ye Olde HISD

    Margaret DowningGene Locke walked HISD trustees through redistricting, Chapter 1​The 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 >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008
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    September 5, 2008

    Nice Try: Bob Barr Wants John McCain and Barack Obama Thrown Off the Texas Ballot

    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 >>

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Homeless in Suburbia

    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

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Taking Aim

    Marching with an evolving minority electorate, a Vietnamese immigrant may just whip the GOP's old guard

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Send in the Election Clowns

    Don't worry, they're here

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    July 3, 2003

    Let's Pick On Orlando!

    Early mayoral forums hint at the strategies to come

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    January 30, 2003

    The Bradford Game

    A mid-trial meltdown scorches the district attorney

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Food Fight Hiccup

    Will four felonies spoil Four Families' Hobby deal?

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    October 31, 2002

    Dream Team or Bad Dream?

    Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer

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    October 31, 2002

    Dead Heat

    Veteran Danburg tries to hang on against Wong in the new 134th District

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Trading Places

    Who wants to be interim city controller?

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Over the Rainbow

    Democrats get their ticket. But can they get the votes?

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    March 21, 2002

    Nice Guy, Wrong Color

    How Ken Bentsen got run over by a rainbow

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Dems' New Year Vow: Oust GOP Judges

    Candidate recruits include a former Republican jurist

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    When Will They Learn?

    GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Cracking the Club

    Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    The Perfect Political Storm

    In this flood, Lee Brown has stayed high and dry (so far)

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Fixing the Vote

    After the election from hell, Texas lawmakers offer remedies (serious and otherwise)

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    Mixing It Up

    Saba chef Dylan Murray returns home to add even more spice to Houston's restaurant scene

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Green Horns

    Naderites have got the art car crowd and ample altruistic ardor. But they're still searching for a sporting chance.

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Political Winds of Change

    A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    The Insider

    More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    GOP Sweeps Week

    Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction

  • Calendar

    October 22, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 22 - 28, 1998

  • News

    September 3, 1998
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    July 2, 1998
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    April 16, 1998

    Mysteries of Hotel Six

    The government's case nears an end, but the questions continue

  • News

    December 11, 1997
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    November 20, 1997
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    December 12, 1996

    Radack-al Treatment

    What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.

  • Calendar

    October 31, 1996
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    October 10, 1996
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    March 21, 1996
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    February 23, 1995

    The Czar's Return

    Lee P. may be headed back to town, with City Hall in his sights

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    It's Joe B.'s World

    In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests

  • News

    November 24, 1994
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    October 20, 1994

    Little Big Crony

    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.

  • News

    September 1, 1994

    Crisis on Cullen Boulevard

    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?