After a legal fight waged for more than five years, it looks like strip-club going might in fact cost a little more here in Houston, the Mecca of strip clubs (can we really say that?). After the state supreme court ruled against a challenge from the Texas Entertainment Association that said the $5 ... More >>
Quick, someone find a fiscal cliff to jump from. Susan Combs, the Texas comptroller of public accounts, released a report Wednesday saying we're all screwed. Public debt at the local level -- including community colleges, municipalities, school districts, etc. -- has more than doubled in the last d ... More >>
Enron honcho needs work.
Andy Fastow: Time to get a jobAs you might have heard, Andy Fastow has returned to Houston after his stint in a federal prison. He's currently in a halfway house and, let's face it, he needs a job. Luckily the rules allow him to leave the facility for work or community service. But Fastow c ... More >>
This guy is money out of your pocket, Susan Combs saysHey, Fatty McFatfat -- put down that honey-glazed ham and step away from the buffet table, because you and your kind are costing Texas nearly $10 billion a year.Gravy-stained canklesaurus rexes not only raise healthcare costs but add extr ... More >>
Maybe we could use less lighting on the capitol buildingLet's harken back to the blissful days of autumn 2010, when Governor Rick Perry was able to deflect any talk of a looming budget gap by blithely noting no official estimate for it had been made. Democrats' talk that it might be as high ... More >>
How did class size limits become the symbol of an unnecessary luxury in our schools?
Last week on April 7 thousands of Texans tried to sign up for appliance rebates only to be greeted with busy signals, dropped calls and an online system that went belly up early and often. Just released today is Texas Comptroller Susan Coombs acknowledgement that the program did not work as it sho ... More >>