Missouri City wants you to trim your bush

Businesses in Missouri City, Texas planting shrubbery to screen their parking lots could run afoul of a new Missouri City ordinance regulating minimum and maximum shrubbery heights. The new ordinance also creates a new class of criminal in Missouri City and imposes a fine of up to $500 per day. From MissouriCityTx.gov (emphasis mine): SECTION […]

State Rep. Zerwas, Fort Bend Chambers– Key Advocates for Special Tax Incentives

The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce were two key advocates for the Greens at Brentford housing development application submitted to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs by Greens at Brentford LP, according to documents received in response to an open records request. The proposed development, as […]

Open records request reveals Lamar CISD concerns with apartment complexes

An open records request revealed the Lamar CISD’s Superintendent concerns with a Texas program to finance proposed multi-family residential developments using tax exempt bonds. In his February 5, 2014 letter to the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, Lamar CISD’s Superintendent Thomas Randle expressed three major concerns with funding proposed rental housing applications, one […]

Fort Bend “Excellence in Education for Everyone Committee” signs purchased from not-so-excellent former District 132 candidates’ store?

Did the “Excellence in Education for Everyone” committee really purchase their Vote YES for Fort Bend ISD Proposition 1 bond signs from the TexasGOPStore.com? Dude.   Here’s a close-up of the TexasGOPStore.com logo from the lower right corner of the sign: According to Texas Secretary of State filings, the entity “Texas GOP Store Inc.” is […]

I won’t publicize a YES vote of TxDOT Prop 1 on my campaign website, but I will tell you through email…

Someone in Fort Bend County has the same virus that’s infected the campaigns of Kentucky and Georgia Democrats. C’mon—you know. It’s the affliction of “no, I won’t publicly disclose who I voted for in the last two Presidential elections and I’ll find any way to avoid answering that question, but privately –well that’s another story.” […]

Lucido mailer tells Patrick, Huffman to “take your politics elsewhere”

The Rita Lucido for Texas State Senate Campaign believes politics do not belong inside a Planned Parenthood clinic—and that the issue that will resonate with District 17 voters. What caught my eye though was the absence of party affiliation associated with all three candidates mentioned on this mailer…       ..and the purposeful use […]

Houstonians for Family Values acts to stop mislabeled “equal rights ordinance”

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2014 Houstonians For Family Values Acts To Stop Mislabeled “Equal Rights Ordinance” News Conference on October 16, 2014, 11:00 am U.S. Post Office 401 Franklin Ave. 77002         Dave Wilson, founder of Houstonians for Family Values (HFFV) will mail to voters the last of thousands of petitions to amend Houston’s […]

Houston Community College mulls relocation of Missouri City campus

Houston Community College Trustees were presented with a recommendation by Chancellor Maldonado authorizing him to enter into discussions for a potential relocation of the HCC campus in Missouri City. The September 18th HCC meeting agenda packet also included a recommendation to authorize the Chancellor to execute Letters of Intent and/or Memorandums of Understanding with interested […]

Inside the Chronicle’s endorsement of a 2013 worst legislator

Following the recent Houston Chronicle endorsement in the Texas District 27 race of one of Texas Monthly’s worst legislators of 2013, a source with intimate knowledge of the joint David Hamilton – Ron Reynolds appearance before the Chronicle Editorial Board gives us a glimpse inside the “side-by-side” style debate. Incumbent Reynolds and challenger Hamilton were […]