Sen. Joan Huffman to speak at tomorrow’s Downtown Houston Pachyderm weekly meeting

If you’ve followed my posts, you know that I’m not happy with this year’s Republican ticket in Texas. One of the bright spots on the ticket is Sen. Joan Huffman. She will be the featured speaker at tomorrow’s weekly meeting of the Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club. From the club’s email: Senator Joan Huffman’s tenure in […]

Odds and ends and HCRP follies

Still catching up after a nice vacation on the emerald coast. A few things caught my eye. First is the “investigation” into Judge Alicia Franklin’s billing practices by local attorney Greg Enos. I’m not certain what Enos is trying to accomplish in this one. He did well in helping to expose Judge Denise Pratt’s incompetence […]

Shoreacres Council to increase taxes 6.5%

and oh, by the way, County Judge Ed Emmett is a crook according to the president of one of the local economic growth organizations. You learn an awful lot by going to these little council meetings. If you aren’t going to yours, you really need to. First, on the tax increase. Instead of making meaningful […]

Controversy remains as Lone Star College Trustees set to approve contract for LSC-Creekside

The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will consider the LSC Chancellors recommendation to execute the final contract for the LSC-Creekside satellite center when the Trustees meet on September 4th, 2014. According to the agenda packet for this Thursday’s meeting, in December 2013 the Trustees approved Durotech INC to provide the Construction Manager At […]

Kim Ogg – Justice for All

I know that the title of this post is a cliché but that is my lasting impression after sitting and chatting with Harris County District Attorney candidate Kim Ogg. Not justice for some, not justice for the connected, not justice for a certain social class, not justice for those of a particular skin color, but justice for […]

Ed Emmett proposes world’s biggest homeless shelter

Oh my. I can’t wait to see the unintended consequences of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett’s latest idea to preserve the Astrodome (i.e., preserve Ed’s “legacy”). From his favorite stenographer, Kiah Collier of the Houston Chronicle: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday proposed turning the Astrodome into “the world’s largest indoor park” and recreation […]

Perry grand jury not the problem

It isn’t often that I agree with Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg but her column on the Perry grand jury that indicted the Texas governor is spot-on. In Harris County and other Texas jurisdictions where judges use the “pick-a-pal” system to empanel grand jurors, bias and corruption are natural byproducts. The judge picks a pal, called […]

Harris County DA Anderson stands with Rick Perry

I LOL’d when I saw this Facebook post on  Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s page: Well, of course she does! The guy gave her the job of Harris County DA! The irony of DA Anderson standing with Perry on this is hilarious. After all, Devon Anderson wouldn’t be in office right now if her […]

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 and Vince Ryan are using this veil […]