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Mayor Hosted Tax-Funded Party for Media

Mayor Hosted Tax-Funded Party for Media

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spent more than $10,000 on a holiday party for members of the media, according to documents from the mayor’s office. In December, Turner hosted his annual “Mayor’s Media Party” for city officials and select members of local and state...
The Revision That Never Happened

The Revision That Never Happened

It’s no secret that many journalists in the Texas media are sympathetic to certain politicians in Austin, especially those whose conservative campaign rhetoric doesn’t match their irresponsible spending record.  But both the Texas Monthly and the Quorum Report have,...
Tea Party ‘Idiots’

Tea Party ‘Idiots’

It’s no surprise House Speaker Joe Straus isn’t a conservative; that’s not news. But the contempt for which he and his closest advisers hold conservatives was only fully revealed this weekend. Support for Mr. Straus is, paraphrasing an Austin news blogger,...