Joe RoachJoe Roach, the former Houston city councilman known as much for his dwarfism as being a politician, lawyer and TV analyst, has died after a brief illness, KTRK is reporting. The station says Roach, 49, had been hospitalized for a month with an undisclosed illness. He had been a cit ... More >>
Note: This was written by Richard Connelly and Craig Hlavaty We take a look in the print edition this week at a decade most of us would just as soon forget, the period from 2000-2010. But we have to admit not everything was bad. Cell phones, for instance, got a hell of a lot better. So loo ... More >>
An animal typically has three days before he leaves the city pound, dead or alive. What happens during that time continues to cause concern.
A jury helps a whistle-blower in his battle against city animal control unit abuses
Political Goodfellows Editor: Gabe and Gary get new toys; Lee and Mario cry in their stockings
Not Ready for Prime Time. Continental may have taught the mayor how to fly right
Hordes of city candidates block-walk, while voters sleepwalk
Contract abuses pump up costs for city's beleaguered bottling project
Did a councilman expose Furnituregate or help create it?
For City Hall, one downtown cart vendor may be too many
A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.
Time to pull out those election wish lists
Should taxpayer dollars help prosecute a reporter with a big mouth and inoperable cancer?
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
Can public opinion preserve what a preservation ordinance can't? Or: Follow the bouncing wrecking ball
Judging by the idle chatter of Hotel Six politicos, the moral barometer at City Hall is in free fall
City Council members, under pressure, change alliances in the airport-concessions contract battle
So much Italian food. So overcooked.
Despite the rhetoric, evidence on the minimum wage initiative isn't conclusive either way
Under Bob Lanier and director Bill Smith, the city's Parks Department has been on a budget-busting blowout. But who's counting, right?
Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?
Lanier worship reaches an apogee at the mayor's million-dollar bash
In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests