Some say the councilwoman known for her diatribes is influenced by senior adviser William Park, who last year was banned from the investments industry.
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 >>
Photo by abcrumleyCity Council once again delayed the vote on extending BARC Interim Chief Gerry Fusco's contract today, possibly killing any chance to revive the vote in the future. Fusco's initial agreement with the city, made possible via a $49,500 purchase order, expires Friday.Health a ... More >>
Photo by abcrumleyCity Council delayed voting again on extending the contract for Gerry Fusco, the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care's interim chief. Council members Ronald Green and Pam Holm asked that the vote be tabled. (Green told Hair Balls earlier this week that he hadn't read the contra ... More >>
Photo by dunkvThe biggest surprise during yesterday's City Council Committee on Human Services and Technology meeting on BARC was not that it was three hours of meaningless bureaucratic babble -- Hair Balls had $50 on that -- but that the ghost of Dante Alighieri showed up. "Aband ... More >>
So far, no one's pointed to any evidence linking lack of physical fitness among some Houston Police Department officers with problems like the disproportionate Tasering of minorities, the shootings of quite a few mentally ill folks, or even the supreme fuck-up that put an innocent man in prison for ... More >>
The Houston Chronicle's education blog mentioned that the HISD board bid a fond farewell yesterday to longtime spokesman Terry Abbott, who is leaving at the end of the month to become a consultant. "[A]s board member Natasha Kamrani put it: 'Terry Abbott is a junk-yard dog. He will stand in front o ... More >>
What Would Sam Do? The latest issue of Texas Horse Talk hits the stables this Saturday, and writer Steven Long has a doozie of an article in there titled "Houston Hates Horses." Our first thought upon reading the first few words was, Huh? We thought Houston loved horses. But apparently we've had ... More >>
HISD's version of "neighborhood input"
A fashionable burglar gets nabbed
One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.
Creditors of an estate debt try to collect from a councilmember and the former U.S. solicitor general
District C's ex file: Then it got personal
Burned by police union opposition, a councilman counterattacks
Hordes of city candidates block-walk, while voters sleepwalk
We Snitch on HOUSNITCH! What's really behind City Hall's whistle-blower Web page?
A feud flares between a former city councilwoman and her successor
Time to pull out those election wish lists