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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Rest in Peace Mike Driscoll

Mike Driscoll

Former Harris County Attorney and admired politico Mike Driscoll passed away this week.  While you will hear many tributes and appropriate statements, none of them will capture the spirit and laughter of a much beloved civic leader. Mike Driscoll genuinely loved public service.  He believed it was the highest honor to be trusted by the […]

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Football Mania


O.K.  I admit it.  I’m totally wrapped up in football mania.  Go Houston Texans!  I always love an underdog too and clearly, our beloved Texans are being considered such in Sunday’s playoff game against the New England Patriots. Why does it mean so much to us?  Why does it mean so much to Houston?  Take […]

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A Historic Moment

On January 8, 2013, the Houston City Council and the Harris County Commissioners Court met together to name Janiece Longoria Chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. The Port has always been known as a bastion of of the “good ole’ boy” network in the region.  In fairness, the businesses that dominate the Port […]

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Harris County is Bi-Partisan

Harris County voters displayed their prowess at selecting leaders and assessing issues on Tuesday. First off, everyone should stand and shout that the percentage turnout was 61.84%. The push to encourage people to participate was clearly successful. This is an extraordinarily high voter turnout and we should be proud. The county is an evenly split […]

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A Rare Endorsement

If you are a reader of this blog or a friend, student, co-worker, colleague of mine, you know that I rarely publicly endorse a candidate for political office. In fact, I have never done so since I began blogging in 2009. However, this year, there is a race so imperative that I cannot go without […]

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The Metro Referendum

For months now, we have been posting about the bond elections on the ballot. Today, we focus on the confusing Metro referendum. What is it exactly that you are being ask to vote on regarding Metro? This ballot item is probably the most “insider” game question as well. Many years ago, Metro was asked to […]

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The Fading Astrodome

As most of you know, I’m a lifelong Houstonian. My family moved here from the Valley of Texas when I was a mere 3 years old. I’ve been blessed to live and travel elsewhere and always come back to the City I love. One of the treasures of “My Houston”, is the Astrodome. I remember […]

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