Here’s a final pre-Turkey Day roundup:
- Movie studio plan for Dome still lives (Chron Houston Politics)
Are we STILL doing this? Blow the thing up and turn it into a parking lot already.
- Controversy bubbling over Houston Mayor Annise Parkers' transgender order (Miya Shay, KTRK-13 News)
The mayor’s office issued a statement Monday evening saying, “There appears to be a misunderstanding regarding applicability of my executive order and we need to clarify that. This is a matter of providing practical solutions in a diverse city. It is not about behavior. Where there is inappropriate behavior, there will be enforcement.”
That clarification didn’t clarify much. The Parker Administration sure has been having a bad run lately.
- Mayor disputes Houston’s ranking among most dangerous cities (Bradley Olson, Houston Chronicle)
- Acclaimed Author/Urbanist Joel Kotkin Hails Houston – the Opportunity City (Center for Houston's Future)
The author’s advice to Houston – “Keep being who you are, and don’t try to be Boston, Chicago, or any other city.” This, Kotkin says, has brought us where we are, and will earn us the well-deserved recognition as an undisputed City of Opportunity.
But doesn’t he understand that we won’t be “world-class” if we don’t pursue anti-growth regulations and ding taxpayers to purchase more trinkets??
- “Fear and hype” over Muslims blamed for bogus bomb tip on Westheimer (James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle)
On Monday, Dawud played down the incident, explaining that while he was not happy to be awakened, having the cab of his tractor searched, or having to wait while the bomb squad was summoned, he knows authorities have a responsibility to check reports of a possible truck bomb.
“It ain’t no big thing,” Dawud said. “The cops were cool. They were very professional.”
- Red Light Citations – To Pay or Not to Pay? (KRIV-26 News)
We wouldn’t — but this doesn’t constitute legal advice.
- Long Wait In Court Leaves Drivers Fuming (Amy Davis, KPRC-2 News)