And the “C” Club Speaks


Yesterday, the “C” Club made their choice in the Mayoral Election. They endorsed Bill King.  The “C” Club is a conservative organization but they have surprised folks in the past by making unexpected endorsements. Many politicos think of them as the “rational” conservatives. They are a well-respected group of conservative-leaning, mostly business-oriented members.  Here is […]

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HERO Dominates the Election


On January 7th of this year, my blog post was about HERO being a driving issue of the 2015 City Elections. Click here to review and remember. I would love to tell you that I’m a futurist or have pyschic abilities but an issue that generates this level of passion will always remain present. Just […]

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Farewell Mayor Bob


Many people have had so much to say about former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier. Much has been shared that has been touching and kind. I just feel the need to share my own perspective. I first met Bob Lanier in the “smoke-filled” rooms when I worked for powerful leaders of Texas. I was often the […]

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Time To Talk Houston – Mayor’s Race – The “Announced” Candidates

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On Monday, we laid out our initial thoughts and historical patterns on the Houston Mayor’s race for 2015. Today, we’ll look at those candidates that have given an indication they are seriously considering a run for the office or have already announced. The “announced” or “expected” candidates include Chris Bell, Steve Costello, Oliver Pennington and […]

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2014 – A Very Political Year

2014 Texas Political Battle

Ponderings is back for a very exciting and politically intriguing 2014.  Of course, we have upcoming statewide elections for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor and many other offices.   The new Houston City Council is being sworn in today with 6 new Members that will change the politics of that entity. Statewide Elections promise to […]

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Mayoral Forums – Final Thoughts


Last week, I took in a Mayoral debate and a Mayoral candidate forum.  Between the two, I was able to see the full slate of contenders for Mayor. The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum on Thursday and Houston Public Media (KUHT and KUHF) hosted a debate on Monday evening in conjunction […]

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