The Citizens Transportation Coalition is currently giddy with dreams of 90 MPH commuter trains speeding from Galveston and down 290 into the city...possibly by 2012, which sounds like the far future but is only three years away. There hasn't been much public movement on commuter rail since the HG ... More >>
This is not Robert Eckels. Last we checked, he doesn't wear a fedora. Looks like Harris County Judge Robert Eckels has figured out what he wants to be when he grows up: a lobbyist with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. "This is a new stage for me to play on. It's an international firm, and it ... More >>
The county judge comes into his own on Commissioners Court
Can the county's rehab plans save the Astrodome from demolition?
Heights residents fear the toll road authority's new land acquisition plans
County Judge Bob Eckels, the Doc Ock of transportation, is busy planning more roads
Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her
Garcia settles some old scores with help from new allies
Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.
Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax assessor-collector
GOP consultant Allen Blakemore looks to become a do-it-yourself bondsman
Why did so many Houston Hispanics punch twice for president?
"Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant
Want a subsidy for your corporate expansion? Local governments are ready with millions in property-tax abatements -- and very little oversight.
A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase
Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?
More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power
The Main Train and selling pets to labs have nothing in common. Until it comes to referenda, that is.
Or is the county judge just crazylike a fox?
Why did county commissioners agree to subsidize a swanky golf resort that will benefit a wealthy Harris County developer?
What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.
Why? Because without it, the stadium promises fall apart.
What are the penalties in Harris County's tax collection deal with Heard, Goggan?
Forget the committee -- the city's sports future already is being negotiated by the mayor
Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office
V&E joins Heard Goggan in battling the county attorney's office
A new panel is suiting up to customize the city's sports future in private
Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge
His campaign manager's gone, his headquarters got smoked, but domestic bliss awaits