Posted on · Former President Donald Trump is set to speak at an oil and gas service company in northwest Houston on Thursday afternoon.
Posted on · Ramirez has served as the interim county administrator since her predecessor, David Berry, resigned in April to take post in the private sector.
Posted on · Broze was barred from the mayoral ballot because of an 18-year-old felony conviction for drug possession. He said the current interpretation of the Texas Election Code, effectively banning all convicted felons from running for office, violates the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.
Posted on · Lina Hidalgo spent seven weeks at an-inpatient facility to seek treatment for her depression.
Posted on · The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed until November 10 a lower court judgment requiring the county’s Republican leaders to submit a new map to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Posted on · State Senator John Whitmire continues to lead the field of Houston mayoral candidates, according to the most recent UH Hobby School survey of likely voters. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee missed the debate, tied up in Washington, D.C. with the fight to elect a new Speaker of the House.
Posted on · Democratic Commissioner Stephen Holmes, whose precinct is at the center of the voting rights legal battle, says his GOP colleagues are still cutting him out of the process of redrawing the county’s political boundaries.
Posted on · Judge Jeffrey V. Brown ruled the county violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act when it redrew its political boundaries to eliminate the one precinct in which Black and Latino residents comprised a majority of registered voters.
Posted on · Rice University political scientist Bob Stein expects local turnout will fall short of 25% in the first round of voting for Houston’s next mayor and could fall to 15% in a runoff.
Posted on · Commissioners voted unanimously to have the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation come up with at least two alternatives to plan for the future of the complex, which needs at least $500 million in deferred maintenance.
Posted on · The two frontrunners have had to miss a number of forums because of their legislative duties and competing events.
Posted on · City of Houston Proposition B would require the city to leave H-GAC unless the regional body grants Houston proportional representation on its governing board.
Posted on · Chris Hollins and Orlando Sanchez appear to have the edge over Dave Martin and Shannan Nobles in the four-way contest to become Houston’s next chief financial officer.
Posted on · Murphy, who was convicted of the 2000 carjacking and murder of an elderly woman, is one of at least two Jewish individuals on Texas’ death row.
Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott told Texas pastors that he’ll back the primary opponents of GOP lawmakers who don’t vote for his private school voucher plan in an upcoming special session of the Legislature.