Greg Abbott's past court fight against equal pay.
Mom always said you are known by the company you keep, but in the world of politics you're known by the contributors who keep you. Texans for Public Justice was out with that contributors list in that run-off duel between former Rep. Carol Alvarado and former Commissioner Sylvia Garcia for the late ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Danny LopezSince the Dynamo arrived to Houston from San Jose in 2006, there has been talk of building a soccer-specific stadium on the East End. This past Saturday, Dynamo supporters who say they have waited long enough held a rally to support their orange-clad heroes."We come here today ... More >>
Photo by Liana LopezA packed room hears about 287(g)It only took 15 seconds for the Commissioners Court of Harris County to approve three additional years of participation in 287(g) after hours of public testimony, mostly in opposition, to the program.The two Houston Garcias, who, by the way, wer ... More >>
It's been a while -- since Ike, to be precise -- but the only underwater traffic tunnel in Texas is finally re-opening. The Washburn Tunnel, which goes under the Ship Channel, has been closed ever since the storm surge from Ike did what was thought to be all but impossible -- it flooded the tunnel. ... More >>
An e-mail was circulating around the East End this week, urging residents and business owners come Wednesday night to "an explosive meeting that will change the course of light rail in Houston." How "explosive" things got is a bit debatable, but East Enders let Metro know they are plenty pissed abo ... More >>
If you’re under 16 and want to stay out past midnight, you’re still out of luck even if you’re not in Houston. Harris County Commissioners Court voted 4-1 today to extend the midnight-6 a.m. curfew for another three years. Here’s County Judge Ed Emmett’s press release on the vote.
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Michael Colyar will make you laugh
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Garcia settles some old scores with help from new allies
A former mayoral staffer resurfaces at the county
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The commissioner's race that could break the county mold
Who wants to be interim city controller?
A fired investment banker ignites a City Hall rumble
Democrats get their ticket. But can they get the votes?
Enron's secret domestic-partner benefits program
Some pols count blessings; others keep on running
GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races
Controller is appalled at the inaction of Mayor Brown
Congressional redistricting: Dem disaster or Trojan horse?
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
The new HISD superintendent was just a phone call away
Hysteric Preservation, Blame Brandi, Innocence Lost
Brown pushes to get his former boss more City of Houston business
The mayor who can't deliver bad news
Time to pull out those election wish lists
Latest audit shows more evidence that the Public Works & Engineering Department made deals with taxpayer money without checking with City Council
An audit of the Greater Houston Wastewater Program uncovers significant flaws in testing and inspections
Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but
County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.
Traffic-ticket lawyer David Sprecher is a master at beating the system. But the system may need him more than his clients do.
Identity crisis at the municipal courts