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Conversations About Texas Politics: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Posted on · The GOP has had such a stranglehold on statewide offices here in Texas for so many years now that it’s hard to remember a time when it was any different. Even Ann Richards seems very much like the Democratic exception to the Republican rule. On today’s special edition of Houston Matters, we devote the hour […]

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Red State, Public Beaches, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Posted on · The GOP has had such a stranglehold on statewide offices here in Texas for so many years now that it’s hard to imagine a time when it was any different. Sure, Ann Richards was Governor of Texas for a while there, but she seems very much like the Democratic exception to the Republican rule. How […]

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The Hispanic Vote, Curling & Valentine’s Day Angst: Houston Matters for Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014

Posted on · A new Gallup poll calls into question the conventional wisdom that changing demographics in Texas might lead to a change in statewide political power. The concept goes like this: more and more Hispanics are in Texas every year. Historically, they’re a voting bloc that leans heavily Democratic. Therefore, changing demographics in Texas suggest Democrats might […]