Category Archives: Houston

Why Is the GOP Backing Shelley Kennedy?

The Houston City Council District C runoff is between two Democratic women. Why are Republicans picking sides and urging GOP voters to elect Shelley Kennedy? Two like Mary Jane Smith and Greg Meyers, who both posted endorsements on November 27th. … Continue reading

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Karla Cisneros Takes Money from I-45 Expansion Firm

Council Member Karla Cisneros took $1,500 from HNTB Holdings LTD PAC, the company that designed the I-45 expansion so many of her constituents oppose. Continue reading

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Ed Emmett, Time To Pick a Side

At the vigil on Sunday evening at the Jewish Community Center, County Judge Ed Emmett spoke to the crowd assembled to honor and memorialize the victims of the horrific murders in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue: And even … Continue reading

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Drive-By Sexist Click-Bait from the Houston Chronicle

Today’s New York Times features a graphic showing that so far, just over half of the women running for Congress this year lost their primary races. The fewer women who run, and the fewer who win, the longer it will take … Continue reading

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Buy Local, Fight Gentrification, Invest in Black Women

Gifts with political heft that support local businesses and organizations? What’s not to love? Here’s the Third Ward edition. Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing and Buses in the Suburbs

Spring Happenings is an online journal for folks living in that little slice of heaven north of the beltway between Hwy 249 and I-45. And to keep it heavenly, Spring Happening’s president, Zach Karrenbrock is urging readers to attend a community … Continue reading

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Public-Private Partnerships and Free Speech

We differentiate between the government, private, and charitable/social service sectors for a reason. We need all three in a robust democracy. They all serve different functions and are subject to different rules. While we’re fighting to protect so much else, let’s … Continue reading

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