Pension deal costs city $17 million more than budgeted – Chris Moran, Chron Houston Politics The city of Houston has made a deal with its municipal employee union pension system to pay about $34.5 million
Texas Vets Told Not to Use 'God' During Services – Nik Rajkovic, KTRH News A trio of Houston area veterans groups is suing Veterans Affairs and the director of the local National Cemetery claiming they’re
Economic impact studies: instruments for political shenanigans – Eric Dexheimer, Austin American-Statesman In the mid-1990s, the City of Galveston hired John Crompton to assess the economic benefit the city received from its Mardi Gras festival.
Houston to acquire, re-sell blighted properties through eminent domain – Gabe Gutierrez, KHOU-11 News Despite skepticism over increased government control, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would make it easier for cities like Houston
We’re pleased to see local Democratic thinking on what to do about the red-light cameras coming around to blogHOUSTON’s perspective. Just a few days ago, Dem consultant Marc Campos was floating the notion that perhaps
Red-light camera company wants Houston to clear the air – James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle Houston Mayor Annise Parker, when asked if the city could afford to break its contract with ATS, said, “We believe that
HISD windfall has its share of winners, losers – Ericka Mellon, Houston Chronicle Taxpayers in the Houston Independent School District can relax for now…. We’ll just truncate the lede and call it a win. We