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Helena Brown

8 years ago by Craig Malisow
Highlights from Hair Balls Political Animals We had a major WTF moment when we saw that Houston Woman Magazine had named conspiracy theorist/elected leader Helena Brown as one of the city's "50 Most Influential Women" of 2012. According to a statement by publisher Beverly Denver, "Influential people are often charismatic...
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Who's Behind Helena Brown?

8 years ago by Terrence McCoy
It's just after 10:30 a.m. inside the cavernous Houston City Council chambers when Council Member Helena Brown, who has held office for only four months, scrunches her small, cherubic features into a scowl and requests the right to speak. The matter before the council involves the construction of a $26-million...
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Councilmember Helena Brown Is Ready to Take Your Reservation

9 years ago by Richard Connelly
When she isn't busy arguing that licensing dogs is an egregious case of government intrusion into private lives, or that the UN is aiming to take over America cities like Houston if eternal vigilance is not kept up, councilmember Helena Brown apparently works the front desk at a Marriott, if...
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Election Roundup: Will Helena Brown Hang Onto Her District A Seat?

7 years ago by Dianna Wray
Race: Houston City Council District A Name of candidates: Helena Brown (incumbent); Brenda Stardig (who Brown unseated two years ago), real estate broker; Ron Hale, business owner; Mike Knox, business owner; Amy Peck, district director for Sen. Dan Patrick. Key issues in the race: Helena Brown, herself. She came out...
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Helena Brown: One of Houston's Fifty Most Influential Women?

8 years ago by Craig Malisow
We had a major WTF moment when we saw that Houston Woman Magazine had named conspiracy theorist/elected leader Helena Brown as one of the city's "50 Most Influential Women" of 2012. According to a statement by publisher Beverly Denver, "Influential people are often charismatic individuals with a vast network of...
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City Councilwoman Helena Brown Asks Korean Businessmen For Money For Trip To Seoul

8 years ago by Terrence McCoy
In an attempted violation of city law, and in yet another puzzling move by embattled City Council member Helena Brown, the District A representative solicited money from local Korean businessmen late last month for a trip she took this week to Seoul -- though she had already paid for it...
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Helena Brown Stayed at Luxury Hotels on Publicly Funded Trip to Asia

8 years ago by Terrence McCoy
Marking yet another strange turn involving City Council Member Helena Brown's recent trip to Asia, Brown stayed at a series of luxury hotels in Beijing and Seoul, charging the city more than $2,000 in six days of lodging expenses, according to her expense report. A Brown spokesman wrote in e-mail...
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Councilwoman Helena Brown Is A Self-Made Video Star, Of Sorts

8 years ago by Casey Michel
When Hair Balls first cast about for reasons behind Houston Woman Magazine's selection of Helena Brown as one of Houston's "50 Most Influential Women" earlier this month, the only thing we could come away with was a statement from Brown's office. According to the councilwoman's coterie, her selection attested to...
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Helena Brown's Asian Adventures: DMZ, Fighter Jets -- But What About The Airlines?

8 years ago by Terrence McCoy
Houston City Council Member Helena Brown issued a press release Wednesday touting her recent trip to Asia, which she funded with $11,000 in public money, as a "successful business trip" -- but it's become clear her journey to Asia was anything but, and, in fact, completely different than the city's...
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Glenn Beck-esque Council Member Helena Brown Forced Into Runofff Against Brenda Stardig

7 years ago by Richard Connelly
Controversial District A council member Helena Brown has been forced into a runoff against Brenda Stardig, a former holder of the seat. With 97 percent of the precincts reporting, Brown had 38 percent of the vote and Stardig 29 percent. Mike Knox had almost 20 percent. Brown needed to get...

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