Vince Ryan – Government Plaintiff Lawyer

Houston is home to a long list of famous plaintiffs’ lawyers. Did you know that Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan is trying to add his name to that list? There are legitimate public policy reasons that protect local government from litigious plaintiffs; however, the Harris County Attorney’s office … [Read More...]

Harris County Grand Jury System needs reform

Patricia Pollard: An example of a system gone wrong There are many cliques around the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. In 2012, we saw these factions unite to support a false narrative about then District Attorney Pat Lykos and tarnish many good people in the process. In the old days, for … [Read More...]

Let’s smoke some pork ribs!

Hey, it's the weekend! Besides, I'm pretty much sick and tired of politics and need a break from both Republicans and Democrats. And "conservatives". Especially conservatives. More on that later but for now, let's smoke some pork ribs! I've been barbecuing meat for a long, long time. I'm old, … [Read More...]

Shoreacres budget workshop 8-6-2014

It's been a bit since I've written about my little city on the bay but I have been paying attention to what is going on. I wanted to let the new council settle in before I started commenting about them. They've been in office about three months now so I think it is time to get back to … [Read More...]

LTTE: Don’t Repeal “Rev Cap”

Dear BJP Editorial Board: Paying down the city's General Fund (GO) Debt and unfunded pension liability does not require eliminating the City Charter Rev Cap spending limit. The City Charter Rev Cap requirement does not limit how much revenue the city can take in, it controls how much money the … [Read More...]

Gilbert Garcia reappointed to METRO

I have been to City Hall many times; however, I cannot remember a time when I was there to say something positive about Annise Parker. The purpose of my most recent visit was the reappointment of Gilbert Garcia. When Parker was elected, one of her promises was to bring change to Metro. One of the … [Read More...]

Dave Wilson wins big

A Harris County jury recently put an end to the shenanigans of Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and his office’s attempt to overturn the election of Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson. After the election, the Harris County Attorney’s office claimed that Dave Wilson did not live in the … [Read More...]