As recently as 25 years ago, an openly gay mayor would have seemed inconceivable to most people in Houston. A lot can change and we are now in the third term of Mayor Annise Parker, the only openly gay mayor in America. Last week, it was announced Parker and her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, were ... More >>
Michael Glyn Brown was recently acquitted of assaulting his wife. But that's only the latest allegation against the violent, drug-abusing doctor, long a fixture of Houston TV commercials and society.
How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.
Photo courtesy GHCVBThanks to term limits, turnover among Houston city council members is fairly regular, and institutional memory be damned. But an ever-fresh supply of new meat means that at least some of that meat will be highly flavorful.This decade didn't disappoint when it comes to that asp ... More >>
The socialite sues to get back her investment from an alleged money launderer
Rustic Pe-Te's closes after decades of keeping Gulf Coast music traditions alive
A Republican runs on Lee Brown's coattails
A deaf activist says the Hobby doesn't want to hear her complaints
The holiday spirit lingers on in the Chron
A shopping list for your favorite political types
Term limits and raw ambition send local politicos on holiday shopping sprees
Michael Brown made it big in the hand clinic business. But as his wife discovered, there was a much darker side to this dynamic surgeon.
Some pols count blessings; others keep on running
District C's ex file: Then it got personal
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
A heated debate in the back room of the City Council chambers
Sports palaces, city cell-phone shenanigans and subdivisions where Montrose once stood. Could any self-respecting survivalist leave the bunker behind?
Mind Games, Bad Form, Executioner's Wrong
Desperately seeking Susan
We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign
Heaven's Gates, Teaching Tolerance, Todd's Odd
Caught in a conservative council love triangle
Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown
A miffed Lanier makes common cause with the controller
Art Decoy: A handwritten note undercuts UH chancellor's wordy defense
Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office
Does Houston have to get tougher on street people with new laws?
Brown rushed in where Lanier feared to tread
Politics plays an uncertain backup to this "Gimme Shelter"
Secrecy and lack of oversight plague housing programs
Does Houston's biggest drug-prevention program keep kids clean or just make cops feel good?
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
tuck inside of Hotel Six with the Houston blues again
Middle schoolers are often left to their own devices
Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?
Politics -- not logic -- drove Council to enact the new jury-rigged SOB ordinance