Roy Morales

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    The Other Winners And Losers Of The 2009 Election

    ​Every election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Why Annise Parker Won And Gene Locke Lost

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​The path to victory for Annise Parker looked easy and if you run a well-oiled machine, that is exactly how it should be. Bottom line, Gene Locke did not win because he lacked the campaign experience that Parker had learned over the last ten years.Locke had the support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    A Bad Weekend For Gene Locke

    Who would have thought that after it was revealed that the "anti-gay" activist Dave Wilson donated $2,000 to the Gene Locke campaign that it would be the catalyst for a bad, bad weekend for the candidate?It didn't help that Locke forgot to attend the first highly anticipated debate since the Novembe ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009

    The Mayorial Madness Continues... Plus: Memories of Mary's

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Five Reasons Why Peter Brown Barely Beat Roy Morales

    ​Ah, Peter Brown. You spent more than $3 million of your wife's cash, you put up dazzling ads that showed you jazzercising your way to Houston's future, you led the polls most of the way, as long as "Undecided" wasn't included.Yet you lost. Badly. Instead of making the runoff, you had to struggle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Pop Rocks: For Election Day, The Five Best Corrupt Politicians In The Movies

    It's Election Day in Houston, and as the city braces itself for the tsunami of indifference that always comes from knowing the one significant race this time around is going to end up in a runoff, we decided to take a look at some of the shadier movie politicians out there; men whose shenanigans far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election Day In Houston Is As Thrilling As Expected

    Photos by Blake WhitakerELECTION FEVER!!!!!! You probably won't catch it.​Outside the East End's Settegast Park Community Center this morning, the situation was getting out of hand. Annise Parker and Gene Locke campaign workers were engaged in a shouting matching over one of the myriad issues that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Final Scenes As Parker And Locke Head To The Runoff

    Note to Peter Brown -- if you're going to spend so much money on a campaign, get a microphone that works. His speech to supporters was kinda inaudible on TV, at least on KHOU.Then again, it wasn't like the guy who's now in third place had anything compelling to say: "I'm not here to say anything def ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009

    Houston's Choice for Mayor

    Black Guy, Rich White Guy, Lesbian or Hispanic Republican

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Local Mayoral Campaigns Use Social Media, and Apparently That's News

    ​If you don't have eyes, ears, or a television set with that nonsensical converter box, you may not be aware that today kicks off early voting for stuff that's pretty crucial to the Houston political agenda. Not only can you stick your ballot in the box for City Council, City Controller, comm ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    What Was And Wasn't In The Candidate Biographies Of that Latest Mayor's-Race Poll

    ​As we noted yesterday, most Houstonians have no idea who they want for their next mayor. A poll shows more than two-thirds don't favor any of the candidates, partly as a result of financially crimped campaigns that haven't been able to advertise much yet.Houstonians who were called for the poll a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    HEAA Slings Some Loaded Questions at Four Mayoral Candidates

    photo by frankh​ The Houston Electric Auto Association recently cornered the four biggest mayoral candidates and grilled them on environmental issues, most (unsurprisingly) having to do with the unmitigated wonderfulness of the electric car. They were also quizzed on their support of proposed ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Mayoral-Race Forum: The Beef Stroganoff Was More Filling

    Much like the beef stroganoff on the buffet table, yesterday's mayoral forum was safe and unassuming.   It was a packed banquet room of business attire for the luncheon, which the Rotary Club of Houston hosted at the Junior League. Candidates sat side-to-side at a table on stage.   Roy Mor ... More >>