“A ‘Beto’ victory would be good for Texas, not only because of his skills, both personal and political, but also because of the manifest inadequacies of the man he would replace,” the Chronicle wrote. The paper then went on to list some of the ways that Cruz ― whom the editorial board endorsed in 2012 ― has let his state down as a senator. … [Read more...] about Houston Chronicle Endorses Beto O’Rourke For U.S. Senate
Neither figure includes the additional cost that would be added to the fire budget with the 7 percent raises the city council agreed to give police officers in a new two-year contract approved Wednesday. The agreement means police will have received raises totaling 37 percent since 2011, while firefighters have received just a 3 percent raise. … [Read more...] about Houston fire union withdraws, then rejoins ‘pay parity’ debate with Turner
"It is important to understand the data we’re using and where we’re going, I’d encourage those conversations," he continued. "This is by no means stiff-arming the building community. But it is about moving them (the houses) out of harm’s way.” … [Read more...] about Don’t expect Houston to budge on tougher floodplain rules, recovery czar says
Given the information in the chart above and the fact that building on elevated foundations costs more than building slab on grade (it's disputed how much; local home builders put the figure at about $32,000; city officials say it's closer to $11,000), what point of diminishing returns do you think is appropriate? Leave your thoughts in the comments. … [Read more...] about What is the right height for homes in Houston’s floodplains?
While some people would rather forget Hurricane Harvey, more than a few Texans are opting for a more permanent reminder that a hurricane can't wash away. Showing Texas pride via a tattoo is not a new thing by any means, but since Texas endured the devastation of Harvey more people are getting Texas-related tattoos. … [Read more...] about It doesn’t take a Harvey-style deluge to flood Houston