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IT’S PARTISAN HACKS ALL THE WAY DOWN: Perry Grand Juror Was An Active Democratic Party Delegate Dur…

IT’S PARTISAN HACKS ALL THE WAY DOWN: Perry Grand Juror Was An Active Democratic Party Delegate During Jury Proceedings. “Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand [...]

Making Calls on the Houston Texans' Hardest Remaining Cuts

Two games into the 2014 preseason, the Houston Texans have befuddled and bedazzled those searching for signs of improvement. The 32-0 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals was proclaimed by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle as the worst...Show More Summary

JJ Watt Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Texans

After becoming arguably the top defensive lineman in the NFL, J.J. Watt is looking for a new contract with the Houston Texans. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle provides the latest info on the situation: Watt, 25, has seen other players in the 2011 draft receive big deals and hopes to be next. Show More Summary

Virginian-Pilot loses managing editor Maria Carrillo to the Houston Chronicle

Virginian-Pilot editor Denis Finley writes in his memo about managing editor Maria Carrillo leaving for the Houston Chronicle: “I want to say something to those folks in Texas like, ‘Houston, we have a problem,’ but Maria probably wouldn’t let me. She would tell me not to use a cliche and she would make what I … Read More

Foster, Johnson, Cushing out for Texans

They each returned to practice this week.  They won’t be on the field tonight. Via the Houston Chronicle, Texans running back Arian Foster, Texans receiver Andre Johnson, and Texans linebacker Brian Cushing won’t suit up for Saturday night’s preseason game against the Falcons. Receiver DeVier Posey starts for Johnson; Jonathan Grimes starts for Foster. Justin…

TEXAS: Gov. Rick Perry Indicted On Two Felony Charges Of Abuses Of Power

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Houston Chronicle: A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two counts of Friday, accusing him of abusing his veto power by threatening to withhold funding from the Travis County's public corruption unit if the district attorney did not resign following her drunken driving arrest. Show More Summary

No negativity toward Rockets from Omer Asik

Here’s the Houston Chronicle Blog reporting on center Omer Asik, who is gone from Houston: Former Rockets’ center Omer Asik said that he was going to miss Houston and was grateful for his time with the Rockets. Asik, the only NBA player on the Turkish national team, is preparing for the FIBA World Championships taking place later [...]

Report: Texans won’t be trading for Brian Hoyer

The Texans went through the offseason without adding a starting quarterback. The Browns had one, and drafted another. But those dots apparently do not connect. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans “won’t be trading for” Browns starter-for-now Brian Hoyer. It makes sense at a certain level, given Hoyer’s New England ties…

Texas reporters shut out of immigration court

AUSTIN, TX -- A story in today's Houston Chronicle takes readers inside an immigration courtroom to report on accusations that the federal government is failing to provide detained migrants with due process and ignoring credible asylum claims. Show More Summary

O’Brien says Texans don’t have time to fight

Some NFL coaches prefer that the media not talk about training-camp fights.  Which makes some in the media (e.g., me) want to talk about training-camp fights even more. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans had their first training-camp scuffle under coach Bill O’Brien.  And Bill O’Brien didn’t like it. “We don’t…

Texans agree to terms with Ronnie Brown, William Powell

After releasing Andre Brown earlier on Monday, the Houston Texans have added a pair of running back to replenish their ranks. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have agreed to terms with Ronnie Brown and William Powell. Brown and Powell worked out for the Texans earlier on Monday along with Brian…

Texans work out some spare running backs

The Texans turned to a group of young backs Saturday night, but looked at some old ones Monday. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans worked out three running backs Monday: Ronnie Brown, Brian Leonard and William Powell. The Chargers let Brown walk as a free agent this offseason, and the 32-year-old also…

Texans sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter

If Texans coach Bill O’Brien left the door open on his quarterback rotation yesterday, he closed it today. According to Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien had a one-word answer when asked if Ryan Fitzpatrick would remain the starter. “Yes,” was the one, which represents half the number of interceptions Fitzpatrick threw in the…

Bob McNair healthy after 10-month bout with cancer

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair tells John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that he is now healthy after a 10-month battle with two different forms of cancer. McNair, 77, kept the matter as secret as possible and received treatment under an assumed name. After surgeries to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia, repeated radiation sessions and skin…

HOUSTON: Campaign To Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance Fails Petition Count

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Houston Chronicle: Opponents of Houston's new non-discrimination ordinance did not get enough valid signatures to force a November repeal referendum, Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman announced Monday. "With...Show More Summary

Woman Sues KHOU After Report Claims She Locked Her Kids in Hot Car

A Texas mother is suing Houston CBS affiliate KHOU after a report that falsely accused her of leaving her children in a hot car while she went to get a hair cut, the Houston Chronicle reports. KHOU reported on the incident July 15 based...Show More Summary

HOUSTON: Activists Say Valid Petition Signatures Fall Short Of Number Needed To Place LGBT Rights Repeal On Ballot

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Houston Chronicle: City of Houston officials plan to announce Monday whether a petition submitted by opponents of the city's new nondiscrimination ordinance contains enough valid signatures to force a vote on repealing the measure this November. Show More Summary

Texans add a pair, including former Panthers fourth-rounder

As training camps drag into their second week, teams find themselves needing cover at certain positions. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed wide receiver Joe Adams and offensive tackle Brice Schwab. Schwab spent time with the Bucs and on the Patriots practice squad, while Adams has a little more pedigree.…

Andre Johnson Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Hamstring and Return

Andre Johnson ended his two-month holdout by reporting to the start of training camp, but it didn't take long for him to return back to the sidelines. According to The Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith, the Houston Texans' star wide...Show More Summary

Arian Foster Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Status and Return

At this point in the NFL offseason, the only thing that truly matters is limiting or preventing injuries. Arian Foster and the Houston Texans are finding that out the hard way, as Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle noted: Star running...Show More Summary

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