- New York Times follow-up on Cleveland, Texas, rape story corrects, repeats original mistakes – Mallary Jean Tenore, Poynter
- Metro braces to take fans along for the NCAA ride – Zain Shauk, Houston Chronicle
Passengers are expected to overflow transit systems heading to those venues, but Metro officials said they have it covered.
They are planning maximum staffing and increased capacity for Metro services, including bus lines set to run parallel to Metro’s Main Street light rail line on game days.
it’s sad that Houston’s only tram line gets overwhelmed so easily, whether by heavy rain or crowds. It’s a good thing we have buses to deploy!
- NW Harris Co. now big enough to be city — with big-city woes – Jeannie Kever, Houston Chronicle
“There are a ton of issues,” said David Crossley, president of Houston Tomorrow, a local think tank focusing on urban issues.
Everything about this quote — from the placement in the story, to the relevance of including an urban affairs statist in a story about the suburban northwest, to the non-descriptive “description” of the left-statist Houston Tomorrow advocacy group — is bizarre. This comment was pretty interesting, though.
- Houston Airport system to lay off 100 employees – KTRK-13 News
About the only area governmental agency seemingly unaffected by the budget crunch is METRO.
- Harris County Theocracy – Defending People
- Harris County Sports Authority may default on bonds – Lou Minatti
- Harris County Tax Assessor Collector blasts Mayor Annise Parker – Isiah Carey's Insite
- Former Opponent Endorses Mayor Parker for Re-Election – On the Beat with Mary Benton
The Mayor seems poised to run on a record of responsible leadership during a time of economic challenges facing the city. Her solutions have included employee furloughs, layoffs and streamlining of all city departments.
Why leave out record water-rate increases (a near doubling), massive fee hikes, and endorsement of a rain tax?