Category Archives: Houston

Vote If They Let You & Raise Hell If There’s a Problem

I like to talk about politics, not for the sake of talking, but in the hope that enough of us getting involved and voting our values can change things for the better. Hate reading about teachers having to dip into … Continue reading

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Cruz & Cornyn Invest in Themselves Instead of Investing in Texans

Texas senators spend more than almost any other senators do on their office operations: All told, Cruz’s office spent $3.8 million in taxpayer funds from April 2013 through March 2014 on salaries, office equipment and travel to and from the state. … Continue reading

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You Speak for Houston

Back when the Houston It’s Worth It website launched in 2004, it solicited reasons why people consider the city to, in fact, be worth it. This was my submission, #129. An excerpt of my submission was published in the first … Continue reading

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The Bathroom Menace & Other Lies About Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Steven Hotze, M.D., recently published these outright lies about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance: Mayor Parker’s ordinance would include minority status for the so called “transgendered,” allowing a biological male to legally enter women’s public bathrooms, locker rooms and shower areas … Continue reading

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This payday loan blog post is for you, Greg Abbott and Rod Aycox

I’m pleased that Houston joined the other big Texas cities in passing an ordinance to provide some sort of check on the terrible payday and title loan industry that has sprouted in our state. I believe passionately in the need … Continue reading

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All for Access, Access for All

It became clear, sitting in the Texas capitol surrounded by new friends in orange this summer, that we’re starting to do things differently around here. Smaller reproductive justice organizations like NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Lilith Fund, and Jane’s Due Process dedicated … Continue reading

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The Woodland Park Settlement

Back in June, developers razed nearly an acre of Woodland Park to give their new town homes a better view of the grounds leading toward the bayou. The city announced a settlement yesterday, finalized on August 15th, wherein the developers … Continue reading

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