It's not just dollars and cents that makes the Galveston Bay oil spill such terrible news
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 >>
Bringing casinos to Texas would require a state constitutional amendment
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 >>
Her son was beaten up by an angry caregiver at Denton State School
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Houston buries its Inner Loop past under bright new shiny Perry Homes town houses
Marching with an evolving minority electorate, a Vietnamese immigrant may just whip the GOP's old guard
Sylvester Turner's second coming
Early mayoral forums hint at the strategies to come
Former Bellaire High School student shakes things up in the Capitol
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?