Donald Hooper

Bond

Once again, the criminal courts lead the local news-former State District Criminal Court Judge Stacey Bond is a shining star. Most of the current Harris County misdemeanor court judges [15 of 16 are “Republicans”] are appealing Judge Lee Rosenthal’s injunction concerning the controversial bail bond practices. Following the latest court hearing, Republican Judge Mike Fields
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Jeff Lindner on Hurricane Harvey

Harris County residents got to know Jeff Lindner, the meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District, during Hurricane Harvey. Harris County residents grew accustomed to Judge Ed Emmett as the voice of calm during storm events. After all, Judge Emmett taught us to hunker down. At first, it was obvious that Lindner was not
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HCC Press Conference

NEWS CONFERENCE ALERT            NOVEMBER 28, 2017   HCC FAILS ETHICS INVESTIGATION   A formal investigation of the Houston Community College recommends a criminal probe of at least one sitting Houston Community College Board Trustee, and recommends an axe be taken to exorbitant legal fees.   Dolcefino Consulting was hired in
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Chronicle Seeks to Lift Revenue CAP

Days after the disastrous pension bond vote, the Houston Chronicle today called for the lifting of the revenue CAP. This means, for those in Rio Linda, that the local newspaper is telling politicians that your property taxes should increase. Sly and the Chron repeatedly said no new taxes with these bonds. Suckers! I hate to say
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Pension Bonds the Untold Story

The Chronicle’s liberal spin on the pension debacle continues. It is disappointing that the Houston Chronicle’s newest liberal writer, Erica Grieder, is also taking the position that borrowing money for a debt you couldn’t afford in the first place is a good idea and good for our city. Last Sunday, Grieder wrote a story in
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Steve Bannon Headlines Remembrance Luncheon

One of the great untold stories about Trump’s campaign is his support of Houston’s own Maria Espinoza and her organization the Remembrance Project. President Trump embraced and championed the murder victims of illegal immigrants and their families. Many traveled with him on the campaign trail as did Maria. In the summer of 2016 Maria had
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Jim Murphy-Anti-Taxpayer MVP of the Year

Jim Murphy has outdone himself and it’s hard to tell which accomplishment garnered him this special award. One of this year’s recipients of the Texas Municipal League (TML) “Legislator of the Year” award is Jim Murphy. Fiscal conservatives call this award the “Anti-Taxpayer MVP Legislator of the Year” award – and rightfully so. Past recipients
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Bill Frazer and Gary Polland join with Republican Party to oppose Prop A Pension Bonds

Former Houston City Controller candidate Bill Frazer and Gary Polland have joined the growing chorus of conservatives opposed to Proposition A, the City of Houston pension obligation bonds. Bill Frazier writes- City officials and other proponents claim the use of POBs will reduce the City’s pension liability and enable the City to fund future obligations.
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Prop A Misrepresentations

Today early voting begins for the City of Houston Elections. City officials and labor leaders are putting out a lot of false and misleading information concerning Proposition A. Let’s discuss a few of these misrepresentations. I heard several  times over the weekend Proposition A will not raise you taxes. A simple reading of English tells
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Sylvester Turner's 15-2 Defeat

On Wednesday, City Controller Chris Brown told Houstonians that Mayor Turner is not who you may think he is. And Houston City Council’s 15-2 vote on Wednesday was not what you may think it was. Here is the real story. After Harvey, Mayor Turner alarmed Houstonians by announcing his desire to RAISE taxes on the victims of
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