Tom Craddick

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    The Lessons of the Galveston Bay Oil Spill

    It's not just dollars and cents that makes the Galveston Bay oil spill such terrible news

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Galveston Bay Oil Spill: A Lesson In a Series of Lessons

    Mark Twain's declaration that "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme" is an appropriate and memorable reminder in the wake of the March 24, Galveston Bay oil spill. It's one more prompt that environmental abuses, whether by negligence, human error, or political gain, need our attention no ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009

    Is Casino Gambling in the Cards for Galveston?: Getting Up a Game

    Bringing casinos to Texas would require a state constitutional amendment

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Scott Hochberg, Back From The Wilderness

    One of the big winners in the aftermath of the revolution that overthrew House Speaker Tom Craddick is Houston's own Scott Hochberg.After six years of exile from the powerful Appropriations Committee, he's not only back on it but chairing the sub-committee on education.He got the appointment Tuesday ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Texas Woman Fights Abuse at the State's Schools for the Mentally Retarded

    Her son was beaten up by an angry caregiver at Denton State School

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Sic Affair: Evan Smith, Bill Dingus, Tina Benkiser and Tom Craddick

    Just in case you were wondering, yes, Texas politics is still a messy and ethics-challenged affair. The latest hiccup in state politics is a report by the Midland Reporter-Telegram that Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith had a hand in recruiting a candidate to oppose Speaker of the House Tom Craddick. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Groping for the Gavel

    So Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick might not be the nicest guy, but we do have to wonder what the heck’s going on up in Austin, what with people once again calling for his ouster with less than a week left in this lege session.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    Re: In the House

    Meet the new boss. So Tom Craddick gets to spend another session in charge of the Texas House. Although we can't say we're surprised, we are curious to see what will happen to the 27 Democrats who voted against him. The movement to oust Craddick from his powerful position as House speaker gaine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    In the House

    There'll be no super-secret double vote for Craddick's ouster. Tomorrow Texas House reps will cast their votes on whether to keep incumbent Tom Craddick as House speaker or give the leadership role to challenger Jim Pitts. Although he has made some friends as Speaker of the House, it's no secret ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    The Dead Zone

    Houston buries its Inner Loop past under bright new shiny Perry Homes town houses

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Taking Aim

    Marching with an evolving minority electorate, a Vietnamese immigrant may just whip the GOP's old guard

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    If He Could Turn Back Time...

    Sylvester Turner's second coming

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Let's Pick On Orlando!

    Early mayoral forums hint at the strategies to come

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Raising a Red Flag

    Former Bellaire High School student shakes things up in the Capitol

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?