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 […]

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 […]

Thank you Mayor Annise Parker!

This election season has been very boring in Harris County. So much so that I was concerned that Republican turnout would be lower than it should be. But thanks to Houston Mayor Annise Parker, conservative Republicans are fired up and it just so happens that early voting starts next week! Thank you, thank you, thank […]

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 […]

Devon Anderson cancels (some say declines) remaining DA debates

Devon Anderson, the interim DA, has found herself in a position where she can no longer debate Kim Ogg and has cancelled (some say has declined) all remaining debates. Political consultants often warn prosecutors that their trial skills do not translate well into the political arena. That is certainly true for Devon. Over the last […]

Questions about Devon Anderson’s First Chance Intervention Program

At first glance, Harris County Interim DA Devon Anderson’s First Chance Intervention Program seems like a step forward. Traditional Republican law and order types like it because it is supposedly designed to “scare” first time offenders of marijuana possession so much that they will forever resist taking a toke on a fatty. But Houston NORML has […]

Video: Gutierrez tells MABAH “if they choose to pick food here we should reward them so they can join a union”

Illinois Democrat Congressman Luis Gutierrez gave the keynote address to members of the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston & attendees of their Sponsorship Gala this past Thursday. He knew MABAH encourages its members to participate in pro-bono legal services and to promote a better understanding of the legal profession to the Hispanic community and […]

“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 […]