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Political Roundup: Gov. and Lt. Gov. Debate Previews

Posted on · Once a month, this fall, up until the November election, we’re discussing the latest developments in some of the major statewide political campaigns. Debates will take place this week in the races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. We discuss what’s at stake for the major party candidates with political scientists Paul Brace from Rice University, and Jay […]

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Perry Indictment: Just Cause or Abuse of Power?

Posted on · Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office. We discuss the legal and […]

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Lt. Governor’s Primary Race Headed to Runoff

Posted on · Lt. Governor David Dewhurst placed a distant second in Tuesday’s GOP primary. He will have to make up ground to defeat State Senator Dan Patrick in a runoff election on May 27 just to be his own party’s nominee for re-election to his current post come November. We discuss this and other results from Tuesday’s […]

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In Some Races the Primary Election Might Be More Interesting Than the General Election

Posted on · Early voting begins this week for a March primary election which will determine the major party candidates for a number of statewide offices. While it’s clear who both Republicans and Democrats will put forward for Governor, the Lieutenant Governor’s race appears up for grabs. We learn about that and other offices for which the primary […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Lt. Gov. Debate, Walmart’s Más Club Closing, & Drafting Manziel: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with a variety of intriguing developments in the week’s Houston news, we turn to our panel of non-experts to parse “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of it all. Today’s panel features […]

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Campaigns Heating Up…for 2014

Posted on · While we’re a month away from a local election, including a mayoral race, many political eyes are transfixed on Election Day 2014. That’s when a gubernatorial election will be held to replace incumbent Rick Perry, who previously announced he will not seek another term in office. The plot thickened Thursday, when State Senator Wendy Davis […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, April 12, 2013

Posted on · The last day of Alex Brown’s life began like many others. The 17 year old Seagraves High School senior hopped in her truck, and began the drive to her Lubbock, Texas-area school. Along the way, she began texting, a distraction which led to her rolling her truck. She was ejected from the vehicle and died. […]