Ten years ago this month, a few of us threw open the doors to this little blog about Houston-area politics and media. Contributors have changed, and we’ve had active periods and slow periods, but we’ve tried over time to provide a well-considered, edited(!), alternative perspective […]
There have been a number of interesting issues that have flared up recently in local politics, most intriguingly the recent update to the City of Houston vehicle for hire ordinance, that I would like to write about. However, in the interest of trying to get […]
The following is a guest submission from Bob Lemer. Feel free to submit topical posts/essays for our consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org. As with our usual blog posts, the views expressed are those of the author. MAYOR PARKER’S DESPOTIC QUEST FOR FREE (FISCAL) REIGN MUST BE STOPPED […]
ReasonTV posted a very interesting video this week on zoning and planning in D.C. We’re posting it here for reasons that don’t become apparent until about four minutes (or so) in.
This past Monday, July 21st, 2014, a public meeting was held at the Hilton Post Oak hotel in the Galleria area concerning the construction of the Uptown light rail bus rapid transit (BRT) line. I had been tipped off to the meeting about 1-2 weeks […]
Nearly two weeks ago, Houston Chronicle reporter Ben Wermund reported that Dave Wilson had prevailed against Democrat County Attorney Vince Ryan’s effort to overturn his election to the HCC board. The main problem with the reporting? My setup just gave readers more context than did […]
For years now, we (and other sensible people) have questioned the lack of leadership on the Astrodome coming from County Judge Ed Emmett, who likes to project himself as a fiscally responsible, sober-minded area leader. The county judge’s passive-aggressive treatment of the Astrodome issue (seemingly […]
The Chronicle‘s “Houston Advocate” reporter (whatever that means) Cindy George wrote the following in a chron.com story today entitled “Feuding Protests on Westheimer,” referencing Quds Day: The annual event was initiated by the Republic of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 to express solidarity with the […]