- Drainage fee exemption plan met with opposition – Miya Shay, KTRK-13 News
- County official slams Parker for 'overcharging' on drainage fees – Charlotte Aguilar, Examiner News
- Coalition for a Greater Houston Rejects Mayors’ Exemption Proposal – On the Beat with Mary Benton
- Mayor's new exemptions from drainage fees still leave HISD with added charges – Charlotte Aguilar, Examiner News
- Homeowners Will Pay More For Drainage Fee Exemptions – -KPRC-2 News
As much as this fugly proposal keeps evolving, can any voters actually say they had any idea what they were voting for (or against)?
- City saving time with high-wire fix – Chris Moran, Chron Houston Politics
Isn’t the city broke? And capital budget or not, is this really the highest priority?
- Let's rid our city of unsightly overhead electrical wires – Peter Brown, Houston Chronicle
We have to concede that we are still a little disappointed that voters deprived us of the fun of having a different sort of nitwit mayor.
- Proposed ordinance calls for annual inspections of home day cares – Miya Shay, KTRK-13 News
“It’s the one thing we could do, and we should do something,” Councilwoman Sue Lovell said.
It won’t actually DO much of anything, almost certainly would not have changed the Tata outcome, and WILL tie up firefighting resources — but by all means, SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! It’s really quite amazing how many bad proposals are generated by one liberal councilmember.
- Why are these HPD officers still on the street? – James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle
Because it’s nearly impossible to fire muni employees for cause in the City of Houston? Recall that crime lab analysts who fabricated results were reinstated in the past.
- Harris County keeps perks while slashing services – Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle
- Facebook, files tell gang-rape suspects' stories in Liberty County – Cindy Horswell, Houston Chronicle
- Leaders speak out in controversial rape case – Deborah Wrigley, KTRK-13 News
- Rockets Playing Well Under the Radar – Hair Balls
Meh, they’re hovering around .500. It can be hard to get excited about Houston’s mediocre professional sports teams, although Rick Adelman really has done a pretty good job coaching up scrubs the past couple of years. You’d think team management might make a contract extension a priority, but perhaps Adelman has had enough scrub basketball and hopes to take over a team with championship talent.
- Texas State Rep. Past Due On School Taxes After Receiving Over $1.4 Million From Houston Independent School District – Yvonne Larsen, Big Jolly Politics
- The more things change…. – Harris County Almanac
- Pretty as a picture: Honfleur, cradle of Impressionism – James Howard Gibbons, Houston Chronicle
The former editorial page editor of the Chron is working on a book of personal essays. We’re sure it will be…. precious!