HPD went to City Hall this week with a strange message: Accidents are way up at intersections that used to have red-light cameras, but this “fact” (more on that below) should not be taken as an endorsement of re-installing red-light cameras. That confused message was […]
Houston’s increasingly beleaguered mayor, Annise Parker, backtracked Wednesday on her administration’s efforts to intimidate her perceived political enemies in the clergy via the subpoena process. The move came only two weeks after she effectively doubled down on the original gambit, by removing the word “sermons” […]
The Houston Chronicle editorial board, led by diminutive former editor-in-chief Jeff Cohen, has endorsed Democratic candidate Wendy Davis for governor. It’s not particularly surprising that this irrelevant editorial board would endorse a largely unqualified candidate who made her mark on a single issue of great […]
On Monday, the not-entirely-reliable site World Net Daily reported that the Annise Parker Administration had subpoenaed the sermons and other communications of certain pastors who have been critical of Mayor Annise Parker’s preoccupation with imposing her preferences for gender self-identification on the city. By Tuesday, […]
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.