Sheila Jackson Lee

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    June 19, 2014

    Open Carry Advocates Plan to March Through the Fifth Ward

    There's nothing like an openly armed march through the Fifth Ward to rally more supporters to your gun-toting cause. Sure, if you're an open carry proponent (meaning you want the right to openly carry your guns around all of the places all of the time) there are a lot of things you can do to show ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    Google Comes to Houston for Free Houston Small Biz Business Workshop

    If you've poured blood, sweat, and tears (or even just two out of three) into growing your small business, but you need a little help establishing an online presence, you owe it yourself to check out the Google-sponsored Texas Get Your Business Online workshop at the Hobby Center May 5. At this fre ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Green Says He's Backing Law to Protect LGBT Workers, But Not Ready to Sign

    A move to speed up legislation to ban LGBT workplace discrimination is being spearheaded through a letter last week urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been gaining bipartisan support since last year when it passed the Senate. ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Thieves' Bazaar: Medicare Fraud

    Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.

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    April 11, 2013

    Are You There, Senate? It's Me, the National Rifle Association's Legislative Dude

    Figuring that the pen is mightier than the, uh, firearm, the National Rifle Association's legislative director has sent an open letter to the U.S. Senate, stating the association's stance against a Senate bill that would regulate private gun transfers and expand background checks. Senate Bill 649, ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Rapper Cornbreadd Now Running For Congress​Rapper and 2009 Houston Press cover subject Cornbreadd, aka Maurice Duhon Jr., has just announced his candidacy for Congress. Duhon is running as an independent for Texas' 18th District, trying to unseat longtime incumbent Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. "Although I am fervently ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Michael Berry: 5 Places Worse Than A Gay Bar That He Could Have Been Seen At

    As much of the nation knows by now, Michael Berry attended a drag show in Montrose and allegedly got involved in a hit-and-run. Berry is a minor-league version of Rush and Hannity, ranting on the radio with truthiness to disparage anything that isn't Tea Party Republican. A Montrose gay bar is pro ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Summer Reprieve: Pools & Community Centers to Remain Open

    Closing city pools? Never mind.​Great news for kids: Thanks to some corporate donations, eight swimming pools and seven community centers that were going to be closed this summer due to budget cuts will now be open. U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Mayor Annise Parker announced the g ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Michael Berry's Dead Osama Pep Rally

    Photos by John Nova LomaxWheels fit for a celebration.​Early yesterday, Michael Berry, the former Boy Wonder of Houston politics turned radio rabble-rouser, sent out a press release plugging a "Houston Celebration: Osama Bin Laden Dead." The event would be later that day at Hefley's, a Texalic ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Mission: Rick Perry & Greg Abbott Weigh in Without Mentioning Obama

    Neither went so far as the New York Daily News.​The world has presumably been waiting breathlessly for the chance to know exactly what Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott think about the death of Osama Bin Laden. The wait is over. Both politicos issued statements this morning ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Sheila Jackson Lee in the Muslim Hearings: YouTube Hit

    The U.S. House's bizarre hearings on Muslims (sorry, "radical" Muslims) included a noteworthy speech by Rep. Keith Ellison, the only Muslim member of Congress, who teared up while remembering a Muslim first responder who died on 9/11. And then there was Sheila Jackson Lee. Love her or hate her, she ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    State of the Union Preview: Five Things You're Guaranteed to See

    No Nancy Pelosi on the screen tonight​President Obama addresses the Congress and the nation tonight in the annual State of the Union, which has become a rite as ossified and rigid as any. You've got the humble heroes sitting with the First Lady, the various standing o's, the predictable post-s ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010 Throws a Little Protest in Houston

    Photos by Christopher Patronella,, throwing signs. See a slideshow from yesterday's protest.​Local members of held a rally Tuesday taking aim at corporate control in Washington, delivering petition signatures to the Heights office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and ur ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Rice's Baker Institute on Drugs

    KPFT recordings to be archived there.

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    April 8, 2010

    Third Ward High

    The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.

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    March 26, 2010

    Today's Pep Rally Starts A Two-Month Celebration at Yates

    Photo by Bryan Williams​A pep rally at Yates High School this afternoon kicks off two months of events that are scheduled to celebrate the school's basketball team.  The Yates team won a state championship a couple weeks ago, finishing the season undefeated at 34-0. The team was also na ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Milo, Maine Gets More Federal Stimulus Cash For Cops Than Houston

    Photo courtesy MiloMilo Town Hall​We've been reading all day about how Houston got stiffed on the latest handout of federal stimulus money for cops and were kinda blase about it.Houston, after all, has gotten its fair share of Homeland Security cash because of the port and our target-rich refineri ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    It's Trae Day... and Everybody's Celebratin'

    To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the City of Houston's proclamation of "Trae Day," the chairman and CEO of Houston's Assholes by Nature is throwing a giant block party from 3-9 p.m. in the parking lot of TSU Stadium at Cleburne and Tierwester in the Third Ward (or, appropriately enough, t ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2009

    The Life of Brian

    Readers rejoice over the acquittal of an innocent man

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    July 8, 2009

    Bayou Beat: Live Nation Goes All In, ZZ Top Tickets Up for Grabs, Meridian Rocks the Sabbath and More

    Courtesy of Stephen "Rube" Sager Live Nation has outdone itself on its latest "No Service Fee" Wednesday. All day, $29.99 buys a lawn ticket - one lawn ticket, mind you - parking, all those pesky fees, a hot dog and a soda for any participating show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Once they ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Sheila Jackson Lee Honors Michael Jackson, At Incredible Length

    Via The Hill's blog, we've learned of our own Sheila Jackson Lee's epic attempt to immortalize Michael Jackson (who is being celebrated as we speak; check out the twittering/liveblogging at the music blog of our sister paper LA Weekly).Amazingly, Lee's bill declaring the House of Representatives "re ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    Rocks Off knows it's hard to have fun without spending money. Trust us, like Bill Clinton, we feel your pain. But we've been combing the club listings and put together a list of shows and other music-related happenings that won't set you back too any more than $10. You can thank us later, because yo ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Fight for Your Right

    Does the U.S. belong with the Axis of Evil?

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    March 2, 2009

    KHOU Gets Its Man At The Texas Air National Guard

    Those fun-loving guys at the Texas Air National Guard -- the people who brought you George W. Bush's sterling military career -- have a new commanding general, thanks to KHOU.Channel 11 had a damning story about sexual discrimination in TANG -- a series of female officers stepped up and said on the ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    The Web Conducts Yet Another Calm, Reasonable Discussion

    The Houston Chronicle reported today that the burgeoning problem of jail overcrowding may be dealt with by releasing low-risk offenders. They are also, as we mentioned today, eventually creating a mental-health court that will aim to treat the ill instead of simply repeatedly sending them to jail.Th ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Slideshow: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

    Photo by Chris Gray This bright, blustery morning, Rocks Off ventured to Minute Maid Park to take in Houston's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, featuring Mixtape Messiah and Co-Grand Marshal Chamillionaire, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rockets mascot Clutch, the mighty U of H and Willowridge ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    MLK Grande Parade

    Houston salutes the man with a dream

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    November 28, 2008

    Slideshow: HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Houston

    Low-riders, art cars, SpongeBob, Santa Claus, D-list celebs, marching bands, stick-fighting Sikhs and plump Shriners in souped-up go-carts -- where else could it be but the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade? And although we lack quality photographic proof -- amazingly, even Sheila Jackson Lee was there. S ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008

    Our Congresspeople: The Best & Worst

    Tuesday, The Washingtonian came out with its annual Best and Worst of Congress issue. The magazine polls 1,700 “administrative assistants, press secretaries, legislative directors, and chiefs of committee staffs to get their take on the best and worst members of Congress. Who’s smart? Who’s ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Clinton Didn't Take Sheila Jackson Lee's Advice

    In its just-released dissection of Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign, The Atlantic magazine notes that Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee urged the candidate to play the gender card following the much-admired speech on race relations by Barack Obama. The time frame was last March ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007

    Let Me Clear the Fleming From My Throat

    And this just in: The Key Middle School students will move to Fleming Middle School next Wednesday, September 26, while HISD tries to figure out if it’s got a toxic building on its hands. Now for the good news as far as the kids are concerned: They won’t have school Monday or Tuesday, while th ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Peace -- For Now

    A caravan to Cuba isn't hassled. Yet.

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    May 6, 2004
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    October 31, 2002

    Electoral Gift

    A magazine provides a judicial campaign

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    June 13, 2002

    Jumped or Was Pushed?

    The election supervisor's departure makes Democrats nervous

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    July 8, 1999
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    January 14, 1999

    Down For The Count

    A test census survey stirs up questions on privacy

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    December 25, 1997
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    December 11, 1997
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    August 28, 1997
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    July 31, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    June 13, 1996
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    May 23, 1996
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    March 14, 1996
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    February 8, 1996
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    December 28, 1995

    After him, the deluge

    Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?

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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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    December 22, 1994

    Battle of the Retreads

    Two soon-to-be-unemployed politicians may be headed for a City Council showdown

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    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

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