Galveston Democrat Susan Criss not proud of her party

One of the hottest state representative races in Texas is in Galveston County’s District 23. Republican Wayne Faircloth and Democrat Susan Criss are vying to replace Craig Eiland. Apparently Criss knows that her party affiliation is not helpful and is hiding from it. So much so that if you search her campaign website for the […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rep. Jason Villalba at the Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club

Dallas area State Rep. Jason Villalba was the featured speaker at this week’s Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club meeting. It is unusual for a freshman state representative from another area of the state to speak to a Houston Republican club. Clearly, he is setting the stage for a later run for higher profile office. After meeting […]