Sylvia Garcia

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    March 20, 2014

    On Gender and Paychecks

    Greg Abbott's past court fight against equal pay.

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    February 28, 2013

    Follow the Money: Financial Reports Released on Alvarado, Garcia on Eve of Runoff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    January 18, 2010

    Dynamo Fans Want Their Stadium, Dammit

    Photo by Danny Lopez​Since 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 >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Hot-Button Immigration Issue Gets Little Discussion Among County Commissioners

    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 >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Washburn Tunnel Reopens

    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 >>

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    July 31, 2008

    East End Doesn't "Explode" Metro

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Harris County Curfew Extended. Tailpipes to Remain Free of Bananas.

    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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    June 9, 2005
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    September 9, 2004

    Six Feet Blunder

    Bring out your dead -- and wait

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    January 8, 2004

    Training Day

    Light rail's first day brings one high after another

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    December 11, 2003

    Why Can't They Be Friends?

    Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse

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    July 3, 2003

    Mixed Messages

    Casualties aren't easy to count in the continuing battle of Bayport

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    June 19, 2003

    Comic Confidence

    Michael Colyar will make you laugh

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    May 29, 2003
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    May 15, 2003

    Parting Shots

    Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.

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    May 8, 2003
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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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    January 9, 2003

    Back in the Saddle

    A former mayoral staffer resurfaces at the county

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    January 2, 2003

    Fresh Starts

    For two Houston politicos, 2003 brings big changes

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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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    August 15, 2002

    Trading Places

    Who wants to be interim city controller?

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    May 2, 2002

    Barry, Barry, Quite Contrary

    A fired investment banker ignites a City Hall rumble

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    April 18, 2002

    Over the Rainbow

    Democrats get their ticket. But can they get the votes?

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    February 14, 2002

    The Kopper Caper

    Enron's secret domestic-partner benefits program

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    December 20, 2001

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    Some pols count blessings; others keep on running

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    December 6, 2001

    When Will They Learn?

    GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races

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    November 1, 2001

    City E-mail Endorses Terrorism

    Controller is appalled at the inaction of Mayor Brown

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    October 11, 2001

    Austin Shocker

    Congressional redistricting: Dem disaster or Trojan horse?

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    August 30, 2001

    Cracking the Club

    Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court

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    June 14, 2001

    Headhunting, HISD-Style

    The new HISD superintendent was just a phone call away

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    May 17, 2001


    Hysteric Preservation, Blame Brandi, Innocence Lost

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    April 19, 2001

    Atlanta on His Mind?

    Brown pushes to get his former boss more City of Houston business

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
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    June 10, 1999

    You Go, Boys!

    The mayor who can't deliver bad news

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    December 3, 1998

    Shaping the Council to Come

    Time to pull out those election wish lists

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    April 16, 1998

    Shuffling Funds

    Latest audit shows more evidence that the Public Works & Engineering Department made deals with taxpayer money without checking with City Council

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    April 2, 1998

    Below Standards

    An audit of the Greater Houston Wastewater Program uncovers significant flaws in testing and inspections

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    January 15, 1998
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    January 8, 1998
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    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    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

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    December 11, 1997
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    December 4, 1997
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    September 25, 1997
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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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    August 29, 1996

    The King and His Courts

    Traffic-ticket lawyer David Sprecher is a master at beating the system. But the system may need him more than his clients do.

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    August 1, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
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    March 21, 1996
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    January 13, 1994

    Who Ain't Who

    Identity crisis at the municipal courts

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