Jury rejects Democrat County Attorney Vince Ryan’s gambit to overturn election of Dave Wilson

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 […]

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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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