So Long Astrodome

Last night saw the effective end to the Astrodome. The county judges threw out a plan that was several years old and unimaginative in the hopes of fooling the local citizens that they cared about saving the dome. Citizens saw through this and vetoed the measure. Now, the future of the dome is probably officially […]

Do-It-Yourself Bus Stop Bench

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Here is a do-it-yourself bus stop bench I saw in Houston today. When things are not right, we have to fix them ourselves. Though the good folks who use this stop should call the relevant officials and get a real bench. This is not Somalia. Please consider reading my homesite NeilAquino.com.

Conservative Annise Parker Keeps After The Homeless And Says That Public Is Private

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has been pushing an anti-food sharing ordinance in Houston that would criminalize  many acts of kindness towards those most in need in our city.  (Above–The type of sharing with others that may soon be illegal in Houston.)   Beyond that, Mayor Parker, in explaining her support for the anti-giving ordinance, has some […]

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Rally For The Health Of All Texans On 3/12

There will be a March 12 rally at Planned Parenthood in Houston to protest the drastic and unwarranted cuts for the health care needs of so many Texans. And don’t forget the Texas forced sonogram law which many see—correctly in my view—as a form of state-mandated rape. Below are details of the March 12 event. What I […]

Annise Parker’s Ongoing Legislative Attack On Houston’s Homeless

For the third time in recent months, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council are considering regulations directed at homeless people. From the Houston Chronicle— “Mayor Annise Parker is asking the council to adopt rules that would require organizations and people who feed the homeless to register with the city, take a food safety class, prepare […]

2/7 Protest For A More Accountable Houston Police Department

To mark the one year anniversary of the release of the Chad Holley police beating video tape, the Black Justice Tuesday Coalition will be holding a protest from noon until 3 PM at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse located at 1201 Franklin Street in Downtown Houston. ( Above–A scene from the Chad Holley tape.) Here are details of this […]