Town Square

The Latest in Politics: Texas’ Floating Border Barrier, Hunter Biden, Houston Mayoral Race, and More

Posted on · Political experts share their thoughts on recent headlines in political news; plus, Rep. Joaquin Castro on the floating barrier in the Rio Grande.

Sean Teare


Sean Teare reports big fundraising advantage in bid to beat Harris County DA Kim Ogg in Democratic primary

Posted on · Teare, who left the DA's office to run against Ogg, reported nearly $750,000 in campaign contributions during the first six months of the year. Ogg received nearly $56,000 during the same time span.

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Houston Matters

The new Rockets coach and his baggage (April 27, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Rockets hired Ime Udoka as their new head coach because of his championship accumen, but is he worth the baggage stemming from his suspension in Boston related to a relationship with a female subordinate?

Houston Matters

Control of Harris County elections (April 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn about a pair of bills in the legislature that could change who's in charge of elections in Harris County. And we offer you a chance to vent about your pet peeves and frustrations about life in Greater Houston.


Bettencourt, Cain, and Schofield seek to abolish Harris County Election Administrator’s Office

Posted on · State Senator Paul Bettencourt and State Representatives Briscoe Cain and Mike Schofield have filed identical bills that would force counties with more than 1 million residents to eliminate the appointed office, handing its functions over to elected officials.

Harris County Elections


Harris County employees could get extra pay to help run elections

Posted on · Harris County commissioners on Tuesday authorized the development of a program that would train and pay a dedicated corps of existing employees to help administer elections in the county, which has been scrutinized for its handling of recent elections.


GOP donor Mattress Mack files lawsuit against Harris County Elections office for access to 2022 Election Day records

Posted on · The law suit alleges that the Harris County Elections Administration Office failed to turn over records and is refusing to turn over records that are "patently germane" to understanding what happened in the 2022 elections. 


Harris County needs “immediate” upgrades to voting infrastructure, internal report finds

Posted on · The post-election analysis by the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office could not yet determine whether alleged paper ballot shortages had kept people from voting, as the Harris County Republican Party has charged.


More challenges could be coming after another Republican contests Election Day loss in Harris County

Posted on · Houston-area Republicans Mike May and Erin Lunceford, who both lost their races on Nov. 8, are asking for the results to be invalidated and for new elections to be held.