Sheila Jackson Lee and Amanda Edwards

Elections

Amanda Edwards outraised Sheila Jackson Lee by more than 10-to-1 in the last quarter, FEC filings reveal

Posted on · Former Houston City Council Member Edwards raised nearly $272,000 towards her bid for the Democratic nomination in Texas’ 18th Congressional District in the final three months of 2023. Congresswoman Jackson Lee raised just $23,000.

FILE - An early morning pedestrian is silhouetted against sunrise as he walks through the American flags on the National Mall with the U..S Capitol Building in the background in Washington Nov. 7, 2022. Americans on the right and left have a lot more in common than they might think — including their strong distrust of each other. The results of the survey, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and the nonprofit group Starts With Us, reveal a stark truth at the source of the polarization that has a powerful grip on American politics: While most Americans agree on the core principals underlying American democracy, they no longer recognize that the other side holds those values too.(AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Polls

Poll: Colin Allred leads Roland Gutierrez in Democratic primary, but both trail Republican Ted Cruz

Posted on · The University of Houston Hobby School poll shows likely Democratic primary voters favor Congressman Allred over State Senator Gutierrez by 40% to 12%, but it predicts Senator Cruz would defeat either of them in hypothetical fall matchups.

Christian Menefee

Harris County

Menefee charts defense of Harris County’s guaranteed income pilot program to AG

Posted on · County Attorney Christian Menefee filed a brief with Attorney General Ken Paxton to counter a request by State Senator Paul Bettencourt to declare Uplift Harris unconstitutional.

JOHN WHITMIRE HOUSTON MAYORAL INAUGURATION 2024

Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.