There was a full house at the Harris County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday morning. Seriously, people were packed into the room like so many sardines in a can all to see what will be the next step in plans to repurpose the Astrodome. County Judge Ed Emmett noted wryly that anyone expecting ... More >>
Commissioner Cactus Jack CagleIf you're going to replace a roguish rascal like Jerry Eversole on the powerful commissioners court, which you pretty much have to since he's entered a guilty plea in a corruption trial, how better to do it than with someone named Cactus Jack? Keeps the whole so ... More >>
An extensive investigation has uncovered secret plans for the Astrodome's future.
Plus: Percentile Dysfunction, More Math Wrath, Double Dribbles
Dem Hispanic stars collide while a resigning judge targets the county attorney
A nasty divorce forces a UH dean's departure
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine
A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase
Raging Bull: Rains in pain becomes bane of the HSA board
Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals
For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?
Special tax zones are already stimulating growth-a thriving cottage industry of attorneys, lobbyists, high paid consultants, developers and questionable financial projections
The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority is a parody of a public body. But who's got time for the niceties of democracy when you're trying to keep Drayton McLane happy?
Big money, big lobbyists, big tax breaks. The Mills Corporation is bringing one of its "megamalls" to Katy, and it's hardly business as usual in the little town on the prairie.
V&E joins Heard Goggan in battling the county attorney's office
The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?