Psst, hey, criminal dude, c’mon down to Houston!

The City of Houston has become a duty free zone for criminals under the administration of Mayor Annise Parker. Houston Chronicle reporters James Pinkerton and Mike Morris give us the rundown in their report titled “20,000 criminal cases not investigated in 2013 by HPD“: The Houston Police Department, already reeling from a scandal involving shoddy […]

Annise Parker administration delays information request

Even if you are a supporter of Houston Mayor Annise Parker, you should be very unhappy with the way her administration is delaying release of information requested through the Texas Public Information Act until after the election tomorrow. Sunday’s Houston Chronicle featured a piece by reporter Mike Morris on ReBuild Houston and the different views […]

Ben Hall tries to set the record straight

Ben Hall should have been on the air with this weeks ago: The accompanying press release: Ben Hall Sets The Record Straight A Clear Choice Between A Visionary And A Liar This Election (Houston, TX) – The Ben Hall for Mayor campaign released a new television ad to kick off early voting in Houston and […]

Houston Controller race: Ronald Green in trouble

From the outset of the municipal elections in Houston, it was clear that besides Mayor Annise Parker, City Controller Ronald Green was vulnerable. Not because of his various ethics problems but because he simply wasn’t doing the job of pointing out to the mayor, council, and citizens the deep, structural financial issues that the City […]

Life in Prison for Wesley Bernard Gordon

The first story I ever wrote for Big Jolly involved rape kits and a serial rapist named Wesley Bernard Gordon. Wesley Bernard Gordon was sentenced to life in prison on September 19, 2013, for aggravated sexual assault of a victim 65 or older. Thank you, Assistant District Attorney Beth Exley. Wesley Gordon was one of […]

Mayor Parker recruits Pasadena man for Houston council

C.O. Clarence Bradford is our former Chief of Police and a current Houston City Councilman. I call him Chief. To say that he has been critical of some of the Mayor’s actions is an understatement. No doubt that good government comes through comprehensive debate and Chief offers just that – careful consideration. Unfortunately, Mayor Parker […]

Houston Mayoral Race: Ben Hall should just say no

You may or may not have heard Ben Hall’s request that the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board meeting between Hall and Mayor Annise Parker be made public: Thursday, September 5, 2013 Jeff Cohen, The Houston Chronicle has extended an invitation to mayoral candidates Annise Parker and Ben Hall to meet together with the editorial board staff on […]