State Representative Greg Bonnen invites you to a Town Hall Meeting on October 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 200 W. Walker, League City, 77573.
by Kiah Collier, Houston Chronicle
The group attempting to get a 1-cent tax hike on the November ballot to bolster early childhood education programs got a hearty endorsement from Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Wednesday, and announced it had cleared the first major hurdle in putting its initiative to voters this fall.
by Kaih Collier, Houston Chronicle
A plan to convert the iconic Reliant Astrodome into a massive convention and exhibit space appears headed for the November ballot with a majority of Harris County Commissioners Court members saying they think voters should have their say, as long as they understand that the project will require a tax rate increase.
August 8, 2013
While national news focuses on New York City’s soap opera of a mayoral race, we hope Houstonians can focus on the local races that actually affect them. Houston is riding high, but issues of pension burdens, lacking infrastructure investment and economic disparity threaten to undermine our city’s long-term health. Candidates should put these topics at center stage by holding regular debates.
Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 2-4, with only Billy Enochs and Jim Hill voting in favor of approval, to deny a motion to place a sales tax election referendum on the November 5 election ballot.
August 2, 2013
A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit challenging the legality of a Harris County redistricting plan.
In a ruling filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore said the lawyers for local Hispanic activists, who argued that the map illegally diluted Latino votes in the only Latino-opportunity county commissioner precinct, failed to prove the redistricting plan was unconstitutional or that race was the predominant factor in the design of the plan.