Bond reform in Texas: Because if at first you don’t succeed, try try again…and again…and again…and again…and again….

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 […]

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Lemer: Mayor Parker’s despotic quest for free (fiscal) reign must be stopped

The following is a guest submission from Bob Lemer. Feel free to submit topical posts/essays for our consideration to bloghouston@gmail.com. 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 […]

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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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