Posted on · Houston Mayor Annise Parker joins us to field your questions on today’s Houston Matters. While she does so from time to time, this will be her first visit of 2015. Among the developments since her last appearance in November of 2014: The rejection of one Houston Equal Rights Ordinance petition challenge was heard in court, […]
Posted on · The termed out Houston council member makes his run for mayor official with the message: "the city is great but it can be better."
Posted on · King plans to make city finances the main issue of his campaign.
Posted on · Longtime Houston lawmaker Sylvester Turner officially announced his campaign for Houston mayor, and is already considered a front-runner.
Posted on · While D.C. watchers salivate over the developing 2016 Presidential campaign, Houstonians engaged in city politics are keeping an eye out for signals as to who might make aÂ run in November to replace outgoing Houston Mayor Annise Parker next year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the likely candidates, and what they may […]
Posted on · Houston Mayor Annise Parker joins us to field your questions on this edition of Houston Matters. Mayor Parker last joined us back in March. Since then, the Mayor and City Council have been busy. Council passed a $5.2 billion budget, as well as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (currently being challenged in court), and revised […]
Posted on · Happy Halloween! On this edition of Houston Matters, Edel Howlin visits a Houston graveyard, we discuss the affordability of Halloween events in Houston, and we meet an actor from an area haunted house. We start, though, with the gadgets that haunt our world today. Technology is everywhere. So much so, in fact, that some really […]
Posted on · In his new book, America’s Fiscal Constitution – Its Triumph and Collapse, former Houston Mayor Bill White explores the history of America through its budgets – and specifically, the attitudes and approaches of our elected leaders towards the incursion and payoff of debt. It’s an unusual prism through which to examine our history. Most history […]
Posted on · HoustonÂ Mayor Annise Parker has a lot to juggle in her role as Mayor: There’s management of the city, ensuring that all of its laws are properly enforced. There are ceremonial duties, as the city’s official representative at special events, ribbon cuttings, and meetings with officials and dignitaries. There are appointments to make; budgeting to […]
Posted on · Voters approved a lot Tuesday. They said yes to Mayor Annise Parker, who won re-election. Harris County voters approved a proposed joint inmate processing center. Texans said yes to property tax breaks for veterans and their families, a State Water Implementation Fund, even expanded tax exemptions on aircraft parts. The one big thumbs-down? The Dome. […]
Posted on · Itâs okay. You can admit it. You just now realized thereâs an election tomorrow, and, well, you havenât really been paying attention. Yeah, there have been the requisite ads on TV and the radio â youâve been tuning them out. Look, we get it. Youâve been busy. And frankly, those political ads can wear you […]
Posted on · Two weeks ago, Houston Matters profiled all nine of the candidates on the ballot for mayor of Houston. Just two â incumbent Mayor Annise Parker and challenger Ben Hall have polled above single digits, so we reached out to those two campaigns, in the interests of giving you a chance to speak with the two […]
Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Last Monday, Houston Matters profiled all nine of the candidates on the ballot for mayor of Houston. Just two â incumbent Mayor Parker and challenger Ben Hall – have polled above single digits, so over the next two Mondays, we […]
Posted on · You may well know the name of Houstonâs mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next monthâs election. But odds are very good you donât know all nine. Yes â you read that right â there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we […]