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Judge mulls review in lawsuit over disabled voter access

A federal judge says he is considering an independent review of the Houston-area's polling locations to ensure they are accessible to disabled voters. The Houston Chronicle reports ( the possible … Click to Continue »

Ex-Harris County investigator gets probation in theft case

An ex-Harris County district attorney's office investigator must serve five years' probation and repay $157,000 in an evidence theft case involving rare comic books. The Houston Chronicle ( ) reported … Click to Continue »

Brad Kaaya visits Texans

The window for pre-draft visits closes this week and the Texans have squeezed in one more meeting with a quarterback before the time is up. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team had University of Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya in for a visit on Wednesday. They also met with Texas Tech’s Patrick…

Cam Robinson the latest tackle to meet with the Texans

It would be easy to misinterpret any one individual pre-draft visit. But when a team looks at multiple players at the same position, it’s easier to draw an informed conclusion. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are bringing Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson in for a visit today. Of course, the…

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: Houston Chronicle. April 14, 2017. One little radio station in a small Texas town can make a big difference. And our … Click to Continue »

Texans bringing in Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes for visits

The Texans still haven’t found their replacement savior since giving away Brock Osweiler, but they’re bringing in a couple of guys this week who might get the chance. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are bringing in Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes for pre-draft visits this week.…

TEXAS: Republican Bill Would Rescind All Local LGBT Right Ordinances And Ban Any New Ones

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Relentless hatred. The Houston Chronicle reports: Entering the fray over where transgender Texans can use public bathrooms, a far-reaching bill that a powerful House committee is scheduled to hear next week would rescind several local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT people from discrimination. Show More Summary

TX Senate Advances Bill Allowing County Clerks to Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Texas Senate today advanced a bill that would allow county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples if they object based on religious beliefs. The Houston Chronicle reports: State Sen. Brian Birdwell (pictured),...Show More Summary

Rockets begin resting up for playoffs

Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting on the Rockets, who have begun a resting pattern as they prepare for the upcoming playoffs, which begin a week from tomorrow. The Rockets on Friday began mixing in rest days for some of their regulars, giving starting center Clint Capela the night off and making plans to have sixth man Eric Gordon [...]

Shipley Do-Nuts Facing Legal Trouble Over Alleged Unpaid Overtime (Plus There Are Sexual Harassment Claims)

The allegations come from former employees Four former Houston-area Shipley Do-Nuts employees are trying to get a class-action lawsuit off the ground against the bakery, reports Houston Chronicle. The former employees allege that Shipley refused to pay their due overtime. Show More Summary

TX Texas Transportation Commission Awards Contract for Next Leg of Grand Parkway

Houston Chronicle reports, “Houston’s growth may have slowed, but development of the Grand Parkway has barely missed a beat, with 44 miles of the northeast segment the latest to move from the drawing board toward construction. The Texas...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz To Get A Democratic Challenger In 2018 Senate Race

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) plans to announce Friday that he’ll seek his party’s nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, the Houston Chronicle and Politico report. O’Rourke, 44, was first elected to Congress in 2012. Show More Summary

O’Rourke Will Challenge Cruz

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), “a Democrat and ex-punk rocker who pulled a stunning upset to win his House seat six years ago, plans to declare his candidacy on Friday for the Senate seat held by Ted Cruz,” the Houston Chronicle [...]

Texas Transportation Commission Adds $9 Billion to Highway Funding Plan

Houston Chronicle reports, “A sweeping revision of state highway plans adds nearly $9 billion in new funds for improving Texas roadways, including a $1.32 billion infusion in the Houston area for a major overhaul of Interstate 45 and nine other projects. Show More Summary

Ironman Texas Asks to Use HCTRA’s Hardy Toll Road for 2018 Competition

Houston Chronicle reports, “Ironman Texas again is asking the Harris County Toll Road Authority to allow the use of the Hardy Toll Road for the bike portion of the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas race for 2018.” Transportation officials...Show More Summary

Report: Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88

One of the most prominent families in the NFL lost one of its patriarchs. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Clay Matthews Sr. died at age 88 following a long illness. Matthews played parts of four seasons for the 49ers (1950, 53-55) and helped father a long…

Perry Claims Gay Student Stole Texas A&M Election

Energy Secretary Rick Perry told the Houston Chronicle that the election of the first openly gay president of Texas A&M’s student body was “stolen” and that the student who had the most votes was disqualified through a process that “made [...]

Rick Perry blasts election of Texas A&M’s first openly gay student body president

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Former Gov. Rick Perry, now the U.S. energy secretary, is questioning the legitimacy of the election that gave his alma mater its first openly gay student body president. In a Houston Chronicle op-ed published Wednesday that caught university officials by surprise, Perry said the administration at...

Rick Perry Accuses Texas A&M Of Rigging Student Body President Election In Favor Of Gay Winner

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Houston Chronicle reports: U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a former Texas governor and Texas A&M University Aggies Yell Leader, said Wednesday the election of the first openly gay president of the institution’s student body was...Show More Summary

University Of Houston Law School Spent $500k In Attorneys' Fees In Trademark Dispute With South Texas Law School; More Fees Are Coming With Houston Astros On Deck

Following up on last week's post, Settlement Finalized In University Of Houston And South Texas Houston Law Schools Trademark Dispute; Houston Astros Are On Deck: Houston Chronicle, What's in a Name? $500K in Legal Fees For UH Over Law School Dispute: The University of Houston spent more than $500,000 on...

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