It looks like Texas just might finally have a redistricting map, after several tries.
If this one goes through, Montrose will be represented by...Ted Poe.
Now, it's not like the neighborhood has been represented by a GLBT-friendly rep prior to redistricting; John Culberson is a hardcore rightwinge ... More >>
Welcome to Congress!The Center for Responsive Politics has put out its list of the net worth of every member of Congress, and the Houston delegation are no slackers.
The nine representatives have a net worth estimated to be $392.4 million, which is a pretty impressive figure.
Actually, m ... More >>
Cue the Deliverance banjo music.According to a criminal complaint on file at Harris County District court, the goings-on at Mario Aguilar's house on Sarah's Lane were as horrific as the postindustrial east Houston/Northshore neighborhood in which it stands is godforsaken.
The victim is a 20- ... More >>
Yippee ki yay, copper!Sure Omar Pizano is only 19 and thus (allegedly) drunk illegally at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. But some would say he did the right thing when he had to go home. He set down his car keys and picked up the reins to his horse Muneca, slurred out a "Giddy-up" and cantered off ... More >>
Damn those earmarks!! Except mineBrave, insightful, brilliant, not-at-all-crazy U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann founded the Congressional Tea Party Caucus to save America from Muslim presidents and stop federal spending by stopping earmarks, the modern term for pork-barrel projects.
Republicans i ... More >>
Ted Poe loves to hear himself talk, but apparently not everyone in his immediate family has the same taste.The Awl found this piece of C-SPAN footage of Poe giving yet another of his windy "special orders" speeches to an empty House floor. The site says Poe had taken his grandson on the floor with ... More >>
Sheila Jackson Lee and Ted Poe were props today in the terrific Stephen Colbert performance at a House hearing.
(How terrific was it? GOP House members and Fox News are outraged, OUTRAGED, that such a cheap stunt has sullied the honored floor of the U.S. Congressszzzzzzzz.)Houston's Sheila Jackso ... More >>
Live! From Houston! It's Tuesday Night Live In Jerusalem!!Houston is the first stop for Israeli TV hosts Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel as they take Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem across the United States. "We want to give an empowering, uplifting, inspiring message about Israel. And the ... More >>
Kevin Fine says "Shame." (And swear to God, this looks like one of our old teachers. Sr. Alexia, RIP)Judge Kevin Fine, the former cocaine addict who startled the Texas judicial world by declaring the state's death penalty unconstitutional, is turning now to more traditional Harris County ju ... More >>
When you're named Al Green, of course you're going to talk about the ladiesFor hardcore political junkies -- and we do mean hardcore -- capitolwords.org can be downright addicting. Although the actual meaningfulness of the site might be up for debate, its wonkish fun factor is not: the site track ... More >>
Congressman Ted Poe was, for a long time, a Harris County district judge. And he displayed special venom for people convicted of DWI.Once he went to Washington things didn't change. Here's part of a floor speech he gave two years ago about a police chief killed by a drunken driver:
He took th ... More >>
Photo courtesy MiloMilo Town HallWe've been reading all day about how Houston got stiffed on the latest handout of federal stimulus money for cops and were kinda blase about it.Houston, after all, has gotten its fair share of Homeland Security cash because of the port and our target-rich refineri ... More >>
Rick Perry, our governor, has taken a steep dive off the sanity cliff with his preachin'-to-the-Rush-choir talk of seceding from the United States.This may be hard to imagine, but we think Perry might not have thought the whole thing through so well. And not just because he's presented the image of ... More >>