Former fiscal conservative Ed Emmett doesn’t like Astrodome demo proposal, may push another bond vote

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 […]

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Houston Chronicle’s “Houston Advocate” borrows from Wikipedia without attribution

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 […]

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Renew / Rebuild Houston: Councilmember Stephen Costello gets punked

This past week, while Houston City Council was finalizing the City’s annual budget and capital improvement plan (CIP), Houstonians were greeted with the news that Houston City Council voted to siphon off $31 million from the Renew/Rebuild Houston program to add to the CIP. Tied […]

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Chron business columnist and doodler invent, then attack, Supreme Court holding

The Chronicle‘s relatively new business columnist could not resist opining on American constitutionalism with his most recent effort: Much of the outrage over the Hobby Lobby decision has rightfully focused on women’s rights, and the idea that a corporation’s religious freedom trumps a woman’s right […]

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METRO and Chron: What METRO elite counterterror unit?

METRO police chief Victor Rodriguez apparently wants the public to think that not only does METRO not have an elite police squad within its ranks, but that it’s just plain silly for people to think any such thing. The Chronicle‘s dutifully incurious transportation secretarial journalist […]

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