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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City of Houston SB2190

Houston Fire Department vs Mayor Sylvester Turner The Houston Firefighters’ disagreement did not start with a petition to change the City of Houston charter. It did not start with a lawsuit in State District Court Judge Dan Hinde’s court on parity. The issue began with the first negotiation as the smaller of the two Houston
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Abrams Donald J. Trump

Dan Abrams   Dan Abrams is the host of Live PD. He has been the chief NBC “Fake” News legal correspondent and is currently the chief legal analyst for ABC “Fake” News. President Donald J. Trump has revealed the existence of “Fake News” and this bias has become the rallying cry of Trump and his
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The Return of Devon Anderson

Return of Devon Anderson It was innocuous – nothing more than a trip to Treebeards. Some people call it the Church or Cloister because it is located in the Parish Hall of Christ Church Cathedral. Every weekday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., this restaurant is filled to the brim with courthouse folks and jurors.
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Harris County Flood

Harris County Flood Bond Election A Harris County flood bond election is now set for August 25. Originally, I opposed this election for many reasons. First, the election is set on August 25 – two days before HISD returns to classes for the 2018-2019 school year and two months before the uniform election date in
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