Steve Radack

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    April 24, 2014

    Houston's Hungry to Dine on Feral Swine

    A hog is a hog but a feral hog is widely held to be a pain in the ass. Over half the estimated 2 million to 6 million feral hogs in the United States reside in Texas and they do about $400 milllion worth of damage on an annual basis, according to The Smithsonian. All of this means that feral hogs ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Petiton Urges Killing Plan to Cut Down Forest in Section of Terry Hershey Park

    Terry Hershey Park is known for its lush wooded areas and the trails that lace through them. But now some locals are worried that it won't stay that way after the Harris County Commissioner's Court authorized a study of the area that points toward the creation of a detention basin for the water down ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    County Commissioners Once Again Fail To Act On The Astrodome

    Last August I wrote the following about the County Commissioners, their continued inability to figure out what to do about the Astrodome, and whether a plan for the future of the building should be put on the ballot: And then when a decision needs to be made on whether to put a plan on the ballot, t ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Damn, It's Good To Be A Harris County Commissioner

    A couple of things became pretty obvious after rifling through the Harris County Commissioner campaign finance records -- one, these dudes got a lot of money, like, millions of it. And two, Commissioner Steve Radack LOVES the Denis' Seafood House. So in spirit of these revelations, here's five rea ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Jerry Eversole Blasts The Sheriff Over How He's Handling Jail Overcrowding

    Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole says he'd be indicted if he behaved like Sheriff Adrian Garcia. ​Updated with reaction from the Sheriff's Office.Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole implied at meeting earlier today that the county's sheriff, Adrian Garcia, acted improperly and waste ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Dynamo May Go Uptown For A New Stadium

    ​KTRK's Miya Shay reported an interesting development in the never-ending quest to build a stadium for the Houston Dynamo -- the team is considering an offer to build it near the Galleria, instead of the east side of downtown.The idea surfaced at yesterday's Commissioner Court meeting, and Dynamo ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Sierra Club Sues Over Grand Parkway

    The Grand Parkway, that expansive road to nowhere in the middle of nowhere, is headed to court.The Sierra Club has filed a federal suit against the project, saying that environmental-impact studies have been inadequate.Brandt Mannchen of the group appeared before Commissioners Court today to explain ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    I Voted For McCain And All I Got Was This Cheap Plunger

    A serious election calls for serious measures.Whether a large purchase of toilet plungers qualifies as serious is debatable, but it got our attention. Steve Radack, the pugnacious Republican county commissioner in the County of Harris, will pass out 1,000 toilet plungers to rally the conservative vo ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    The Saddest Press Release

    Presented without comment, from the Harris Couty Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office: HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL CANCELED Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack's office is canceling the annual Hummingbird Festival at the Kleb Woods Nature Center originally scheduled for Saturd ... More >>

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    May 5, 2005

    Eckels: The Son Also Rises

    The county judge comes into his own on Commissioners Court

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    May 6, 2004

    Hurtt So Good

    A real shake-up at HPD? We thought that was impossible

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    April 10, 2003

    He Got Miffed, She Got Even

    Garcia settles some old scores with help from new allies

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    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

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    October 31, 2002

    Bye to the Good Ol' Boys?

    The commissioner's race that could break the county mold

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    June 13, 2002

    Jumped or Was Pushed?

    The election supervisor's departure makes Democrats nervous

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    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    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.

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    May 10, 2001

    Picking Up the Bill

    This time, a plan to bring drug courts here has real teeth

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    January 11, 2001
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    October 12, 2000

    Political Communion

    Did Annunciation use its connections to knock the head off Little Woodrow's beer permit?

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Politician

    Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax-assessor collector

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    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

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    March 2, 2000

    News Hostage

    Love and Rockets

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    November 11, 1999

    The Deal Busters

    GOP chair's super slush fund helps sink arena deal

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    July 29, 1999


    The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others

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    July 8, 1999

    Dog Bites Train

    The Main Train and selling pets to labs have nothing in common. Until it comes to referenda, that is.

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    March 4, 1999

    Has Robert Eckels Lost His Mind?

    Or is the county judge just crazylike a fox?

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    February 25, 1999

    Buffalo Bill

    Legislation would cut citizens out of the process

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    October 8, 1998

    Breaking the Blue Code of Silence

    Cops keep secrets. HPD Chief Clarence Bradford wants to reveal them.

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    September 3, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    September 4, 1997

    Sweet Deal

    Why did county commissioners agree to subsidize a swanky golf resort that will benefit a wealthy Harris County developer?

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    April 17, 1997
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    February 6, 1997
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    January 16, 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.

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    December 12, 1996
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    October 31, 1996

    Opposing Counsel

    County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.

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    October 3, 1996

    The Kingdom and the Power

    Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.

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    July 25, 1996
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    May 9, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
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    April 4, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
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    June 15, 1995
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    May 4, 1995

    The Law East of Downtown

    With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.

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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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    September 29, 1994

    Son of Lindsay ... Son of Driscoll

    Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge

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    August 25, 1994

    Losing Track

    Juvenile Probation has gotten out-of-touch with the INS ... and some young criminals it's supposed to supervise

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    June 16, 1994

    Passing the Budget Buck

    The hospital district gives the county $30 million, it gets a budget back. Good deal.

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