Politics

Vote On Federal Disaster Aid Could Up Pressure On Abbott To Tap Rainy Day Fund

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott will come to Houston later this month to meet with Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council members to discuss Harvey relief. Turner and his colleagues plan to make the point that Abbott’s reluctance to use the fund has made it harder to get Congress to pay for flood control projects

Texas Elections 2018

Andrew White Gains Momentum In Quest For Democratic Nomination For Governor

Posted on · The Houston entrepreneur has pulled even with his most likely rival, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, but a crowded field means the Democratic primary may go to a runoff. And the winner will still be a longshot against Republican incumbent Greg Abbott in November.

Politics

Harris County Weighs Date For $1 Billion Flood Control Bond Referendum

Posted on · County commissioners have been waiting for Congress to pass a Harvey relief bill, which could shoulder the lion’s share of costs for major projects like building a third reservoir. But they’ll need to act soon if they mean to get it on the ballot for the May 5 uniform election