Political fights can get ugly, but the grappling over who will get the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor got particularly unsightly last Friday. Up until then, both the remaining candidates, State Sen. Dan Patrick and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, had done their best to embarrass and ... More >>
Update: The mayor's office released the following information this morning about today's planned announcement: Supporters of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance will make an announcement regarding an agreed upon change in the proposed ordinance and release a letter of support signed by clergy. Expect ... More >>
Major League Baseball, the Astros, and Mayor Bill White unveiled plans today for the Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth Academy, which will be built on the north side of town in the Acres Homes community on Sylvester Turner Park.The academy will include a show field with room for around 2,300 fans, two ... More >>
The first of four House Select Committee on Hurricane Ike hearings kicked off this morning at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel. Chaired by Rep. Sylvester Turner (we like to call these the “Ike-Turner” hearings), the Committee’s goal, as explained by Turner, “is to come out of these hea ... More >>
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How a would-be dirty trick became campaign comedy
A mayoral candidate wrestles with a no-win choice
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Sylvester Turner's second coming
Early mayoral forums hint at the strategies to come
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A candidate plays a subtle race card
If you pay them, they will come
A recycled city official comes home to roost
A two-year legal battle leaves the church coffers a whole lot smaller
Programs surround a kid and his family with services, hoping for success
For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.
Dolcefino escapes a libel hit, but Texas journalists aren't celebrating
In the Southwestern Bell and AT&T slugfest over supposed consumer savings, the biggest sucker punch of all is headed your way
Sylvester Turner, Wayne Dolcefino and the story that changed everything
In Wayne, all things converge
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?
Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.
A murky tale from the '91 mayor's race continues to unfold at the courthouse