You Have No Privacy, Get Over It


“My privacy has been violated”, came the outcry from the American public.  “The NSA is reading my emails!” Get over it people.  You have not had privacy during most of your lifetime.  Tracking back to the beginning of credit – as early as the mid-1800s – we began sacrificing our privacy for purchasing power.  By […]

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houston recycling contest 2013

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that I’m a big fan of recycling.   At least two or three times, we have published about Houston’s limited recycling program with the “accepts all, big trash can”.  I have written of my envy for those neighborhoods that have them and screamed […]

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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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Farewell Senator Gallegos

Senator Gallegos and I first met when I was a young Legislative Aide working in Austin for then State Representative Tony Polumbo. I was from Galena Park/ North Shore and he was from nearby Magnolia. Tony was a serious supporter of Fire and Police issues and the Fire Fighters frequently dropped by our office. Senator […]

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Women in Politics – 3390

Today is my first day of class teaching at the University of Houston and the celebration of my tenth year doing so. Each semester is a new adventure. During the last ten years, I have been privileged to teach different courses and meet many amazing, wonderful students. Due to my increased work and life responsibilities, […]

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Back To School and Testing

Parents across the region are rejoicing this morning as our area youth head back to school. For the last couple of weeks, kids have been trickling back into action but today finds the largest majority returning. Our students in public education will face even more rigorous testing and exams that ensure they are “qualified” to […]

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The Speed of Controversy

The rhetoric for the fall election is heating up rapidly. In today’s “instant media” world, any statement made will spread rapidly across the globe. In the last couple of weeks, we have debated the definition of Rape due to a comment by a Missouri U.S. Senate candidate. His comments were so egregious that his own […]

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