“Where is our residence?”—the Harris County Democratic Party edition

Do you know us? Will Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan file a lawsuit against us? Will Texas Attorney General Greg Abbotts’ office prosecute us for knowingly voting where we don’t reside? We’re the supporters of a Democrat who currently holds elected office in Harris County. Several of us provided the same Pasadena, Texas address to […]

Victor Trevino trial delayed

(Note: see update below) More strange happenings at the Harris County District Attorney’s office criminal justice center. This week, the office agreed to once again delay the prosecution of Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino was delayed yet again. The Harris County District Clerk’s office now has the next court date as October 30th. Hmm. Mr. Trevino […]

Will Texas nepotism law impact Lone Star College System trustee race?

The Harris County GOP and Yellow Rose of Texas Republican Women 2014 Election Candidate Forum takes place this Tuesday evening-will the Texas nepotism law be a topic of debate among the Lone Star College System Trustee candidates scheduled to speak? Texas Attorney General Opinion GA 0415 dated March 15, 2006 explored: “Whether the nepotism statute […]

Harris County Department of Education holds line on taxes

The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees voted to hold the line on taxes at their monthly board meeting yesterday. The tax rate adopted is $0.005999, 5.6% lower than last year’s rate of $0.006358. The adopted rate is the calculated Effective Tax Rate. Click here to view the ETR worksheet. Candidate for the HCDE […]

Sen. Joan Huffman to speak at tomorrow’s Downtown Houston Pachyderm weekly meeting

If you’ve followed my posts, you know that I’m not happy with this year’s Republican ticket in Texas. One of the bright spots on the ticket is Sen. Joan Huffman. She will be the featured speaker at tomorrow’s weekly meeting of the Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club. From the club’s email: Senator Joan Huffman’s tenure in […]

Odds and ends and HCRP follies

Still catching up after a nice vacation on the emerald coast. A few things caught my eye. First is the “investigation” into Judge Alicia Franklin’s billing practices by local attorney Greg Enos. I’m not certain what Enos is trying to accomplish in this one. He did well in helping to expose Judge Denise Pratt’s incompetence […]

Shoreacres Council to increase taxes 6.5%

and oh, by the way, County Judge Ed Emmett is a crook according to the president of one of the local economic growth organizations. You learn an awful lot by going to these little council meetings. If you aren’t going to yours, you really need to. First, on the tax increase. Instead of making meaningful […]

Controversy remains as Lone Star College Trustees set to approve contract for LSC-Creekside

The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will consider the LSC Chancellors recommendation to execute the final contract for the LSC-Creekside satellite center when the Trustees meet on September 4th, 2014. According to the agenda packet for this Thursday’s meeting, in December 2013 the Trustees approved Durotech INC to provide the Construction Manager At […]