Don Hooper

Brenda Stardig Announces

The Harris County GOP retweeted Brenda Stardig’s announcement that she is running against Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack. Who is in control of the Harris County GOP’s Twitter account? This is kind of a big deal. Retweeting this Stardig story is akin to promoting her candidacy against Radack. The party is not supposed to get
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CD 7 Bush Hunt

Wesley Hunt is the establishment, pro-illegal immigration candidate in the Congressional District 7 (CD 7) race. You can tell this by his support from the “C” Club, which is a group of liberal, self-serving democrats who call themselves conservatives. Hunt would not be voting with the President’s agenda in Washington. You knew the “Never Trumpers”
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Buzbee Dismissal

Tony Buzbee, personal injury lawyer and mayoral candidate, recently came to the Houston Property Rights Association to speak about his mayoral campaign. I missed his appearance at the Downtown Pachyderm, so I wanted to catch his speech at HPRA. The crowd was a little larger than Barry Klein’s typical lunch bunch. Buzbee has created quite
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Erica Grieder Illegal Aliens

Erica Grieder and the Houston Chronicle does not want the United States government to count illegal aliens in the 2020 census. Greider, the resident “conservative” at the Chron, lauded a recent decision by a federal judge in New York that prohibited the citizenship question from the upcoming census. Grieder writes- “That was the right call
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Harris County Republican Party Precinct Chair Robert Jeter III was removed from the Training and Development Committee meeting. Robert is the duly elected representative of this committee by SD 11. He was escorted to the door and told to get out. I will let you listen to Robert’s version of the incident. Robert’s complaints are
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Mary Jane Smith, Trash the slates

The Father of the Slates   I saw a Facebook post after the November 6th election blaming the slates for the loss. I responded back to the post, “which slates, the ones that defeated every democrat in Harris County, or the new slates that defeated every Republican.” There is a difference between the two sets
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Fourteenth Court of Appeals

Our local judiciary plays a vital role as a check and balance on local governance. And, boy do we need it with Annise Parker and, now, Sylvester Turner at the helm. Many citizens never see our courts, especially our appellate courts, in action. While some folks may serve as jurors in our lower courts, our
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Democrat Socialist Franklin Bynum

Democratic Socialist Fired for Theft Running for Judge in Harris County Franklin Bynum ran unopposed as the democratic nominee to Harris County Criminal Court-at-Law Number 8. The fact that he ran unopposed tells you how far left the local democratic party has moved in a rarely short period of time. However, that is not the
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Renew Houston/Rain Tax/Drainage Fee is set for November Ballot

Vote NO on PropA Renew Houston/Rain Tax/Drainage Fee is set for the November ballot, this time as Prop A. I am voting NO on Prop A for many reasons. In 2010, Stephen Costello and Annise Parker worked hard to pass Prop 1, the original version of the rain tax. In fact, Costello originally ran for
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Kevin Shuvalov Simpson

Harris County Republican Political Consultant Joins Fight Against Public Safety Harris County Republican Party consultant Kevin Shuvalov has apparently joined the fight AGAINST Houston firefighters. While he is supposedly working to elect Harris County Republicans in the November election, he is also working to support the Houston Police Officers Union and Sylvester Turner’s opposition to
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