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A Conversation With Lesley Briones

A Conversation With Lesley Briones

In a historic win, Harris County Commissioner-Elect Lesley Briones defeated Republican incumbent Jack Cagle, making her the first woman and Latina to be elected as Precinct 4 County Commissioner.  According to the latest voting count by the county elections,...

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wins re-election race

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wins re-election race

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo won her re-election bid with a narrow margin of 1.49 percent against Republican opponent Alexandra Mealer after a nail-biting vote count early Wednesday morning.  According to the Harris County Elections office, Hidalgo defeated...

Lin-Manuel Miranda rallies with Beto and Garza in Houston

Lin-Manuel Miranda rallies with Beto and Garza in Houston

Over 1,800 Houstonians visited Imagen Venues Tuesday night to see gubernatorial candidate Beto O’ Rourke, Democratic Attorney General candidate Rochelle Garza, and Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda Get Out the Vote rally ahead of the November election. Although he’s a...

Silly Season Takes A Strange Turn In Harris County

Silly Season Takes A Strange Turn In Harris County

Harris County political observers were left to scratch their heads this week when the Houston Chronicle announced their endorsement in the race for Harris County Judge, giving their nod to Republican Alexandra Del Moral Mealer. The political newcomer Mealer has padded...

In Houston, Beto motivates Latino voters

In Houston, Beto motivates Latino voters

700 Houstonians supported Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’ Rourke at Settegast Park in the Second Ward of Houston to rally around Latino voters and their top ballot issues of the November election.  According to a recent poll by the Texas Politics Project,...

Op-Ed: For Harvey Recovery, We Must Do Better

Op-Ed: For Harvey Recovery, We Must Do Better

“Those walls are already dry . . . .”  Five years ago, I heard this repeatedly on the doorsteps of seniors I was visiting after Harvey hit when I asked them what they were going to do about their floodwater-soiled walls and sheetrock. In the immediate aftermath...