The election only determines who will lead the nation's fourth-largest city, no big deal.
Advocates for the equal rights ordinance are calling on Queen B to leverage her clout for the cause.
Early results from sifting through a backlog of more than 6,600 evidence lockers include fresh convictions and hundreds of matches with the FBI’s national DNA database.
The journey of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance has been long and full of plot-twists—but it could all be over soon.
Here's what that means—and what it doesn't.
How Houston mayor Annise Parker’s nasty battle with the firefighters’ pension fund could affect the fate of Texas’s largest city.
And San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro fired back, suggesting Annise Parker was just jealous.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker suggested making the city's crime lab independent and adding a Innocence Project representative to the board overseeing it.
Spurred on by the Aurora, Colorado incident, the City of Houston Mayor's Office released a PSA packed with tips on how to survive a shooting crisis last week.
Houston's openly gay mayor had previously said Obama's views on gay marriage needed to "evolve" more quickly.
Injustice Everywhere readers rated more than eighty police brutality videos, and coming in at number five was a tape of the Houston Police Department stomping and beating a teen burglary suspect.
A Houston Army veteran proved himself to be the city's most law abiding resident when he paid a 58-year-old parking ticket Wednesday.
Manuel Rodriguez Jr. held on to his position as an HISD trustee even after he mailed out a controversial campaign flyer, which caused the Houston Chronicle to rescind its endorsement.
Redistricting, farewell to two Texas music greats, a Texas sports team plays for third championship
The numbers speak for themselves. We are seeing an instant replay of the Republican primary. Another Perry opponent has been unable to find a theme that resonates with the voters. Meanwhile, Perry has found a strange political bedfellow–Anise Parker, White’s successor as mayor–who delivered Perry manna from heaven: the devastating
Annise Parker, the newly elected mayor of Houston, is ready to discuss any of the challenges facing her city. That will happen as soon as everyone else is ready to stop talking about her sexuality.
Annise Parker won the runoff with 52.78% of the vote to Gene Locke’s 47.22%, amounting to an 11,000 vote margin [This is the corrected tally; see “What was Parker’s final margin?” above]. She grabbed the lead with the early vote and kept it to the end. A late poll supposedly
From today's Chronicle, one day before the start of early voting: Longtime anti-gay activist Dave Wilson, who once led a successful effort to amend the city charter to deny benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian city employees, said he has sent out 35,000 fliers opposing the mayoral candidacy
I have never pretended to be knowledgeable about the Houston mayor’s race, other than to pass along information that I have received from local sources, but I don’t get why Annise Parker has decided to go negative against runoff opponent Gene Locke. Her line is “Come Clean Gene” regarding his
The gist of the accusation is that several of Locke's clients while he was a lawyer/lobbyist at the well connected Andrews Kurth firm had significant ties to the city government and entities with whom the city had interlocking ties (Metro, the Houston-Harris County Sports Authority, and the Port Authority). The
Note to readers: Bill King, who had considered running for mayor but decided not to make the race, has sent his considerable e-mail list the results of the first known post-election poll. This is his report. My comments follow the asterisks, below: Gene Locke's campaign has released the first poll
My Houston-based colleague Mimi Swartz forwarded to me this e-mail from Carl Whitmarsh, a local Democratic blogger, to Arthur Schechter, a prominent Democratic fundraiser, concerning the mayoral runoff in Houston. I provide no warranties about its accuracy: Hotze, along with [political consultant] Allan Blakemore, are rumored to be heading up