Houston

Local government matters, just like the title of the blog states.  The title has dual meaning, actually.  Events that take place within local government are 'matters' and those things are important, or they 'matter'. ...
The potential use of eminent domain authority is at the heart of a controversy over a proposed bullet train that would connect Dallas and Houston.
This past summer President Obama threatened to put Britain “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal with the United States should the British vote to leave the European Union and reclaim their independence. Despite such...
Since 1999, Houstonians wake up each Sunday and get ready for church. They get in their cars and tune into 89.3 KSBJ and start their mornings with Tim McDermott on his show “Enter His Gates.” The show features some of...
Earlier this week, I toured the Port of Houston and participated in a roundtable discussion with Port of Houston Authority (PHA) officials, in which I discussed the port’s remarkable job creation and its powerful economic...
Newly released security video captures the moment a plane falls from the sky and smashes a parked car in the parking lot of a local business. The single-engine plane crashed after failing to make a second landing attempt at...
A Houston area man shot and killed an armed robber who was attempting to hold him and his young child at gunpoint. The man used a concealed handgun to stop the robbery and protect his son.
Last week’s flooding was devastating for many families in the Houston area. Our emergency responders and local officials deserve thanks for responding quickly to save the lives of those stranded by high waters. Local...
The NCAA Men’s Final Four is a time of excitement, suspense, and this year, it’s an opportunity to display Houston’s hospitality to the hundreds of thousands of people who will travel to our great city for the games. We...
A young Houston woman pulled a man loose from a burning car at great risk to her own health and safety.
I rise today to pay tribute to my friend, Chief Alan Bragg, who is retiring after serving a distinguished 45 years in educational law enforcement. He is a lifetime member of what I referred to as the Poe-leece. It is an...
That can be the only explanation for the election results we saw in Harris County for the 2016 general election; all of the voters showed up inebriated.  YEAH!  Just kidding!  Kind of....
Houston just had the Super Bowl, and it was great for those who attended and for our hotels and restaurants.Now, the special interests are saying we need to spend money ($400 million?) to be competitive with Miami, LA,...
For the first time, front-line Houston police officers are being issued ballistic vests capable of protecting them from rounds fired from high-velocity rifles.
A Fort Bend County woman shot her two adult daughters Friday - killing one of them at the scene - before she was fatally shot by a responding police officer.
I am pleased to announce another upcoming town hall meeting. I hope that you can join me for a discussion about the recent flooding in Harris County and what I’m doing to expedite flood mitigation projects in Congressional...
A fired employee at a Houston area transportation showed up to his former workplace with a shotgun on Wednesday morning. The worker pulled out a shotgun and killed one person and injured another before turning the gun on...
With the federal disaster declaration, Harris County residents may be eligible for FEMA major disaster benefits, including:Disaster Housing
A strong storm moved through northwest Harris County and Waller County overnight, leading to flooding and street closures. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Emergency now in effect for parts of Austin,...
Not long ago, in Houston, Texas we had a problem. Perhaps you have seen or heard about then Mayor Parker of Houston, the City Council of Houston, an in house attorney for the City of Houston, a few ordained, Christian...

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