Daily Archives: April 26, 2016

Still debating the Trump effect in Texas

This time with input from trained professionals. Republicans say it’s just wishful thinking, but Democrats are hoping that Trump’s controversial comments will make some GOP voters stay home in protest and boost the number of Democrats going to the polls … Continue reading

Posted in The making of the President | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Don’t expect any flood project funding from Congress, either

Nice thought, but ain’t gonna happen. As the flood threat across much of the Houston region lessened Friday, local leaders began shifting their focus to recovery and two Houston congressmen announced legislation to fund more than $300 million worth of … Continue reading

Posted in Elsewhere in Houston | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Disaster declaration made

From the inbox: Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office today confirmed that President Obama has approved the governor’s request for a federal disaster declaration for Fayette, Grimes, Harris and Parker counties. The action paves the way for federal recovery assistance to … Continue reading

Posted in Elsewhere in Houston | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Disaster declaration made

Endorsement watch: Why bother?

The Chronicle barely musters a shrug for the special election in HD139. The winner of this election will cast no ballots in the state Legislature – presuming that Gov. Greg Abbott doesn’t call an unexpected special session. At the very … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Endorsement watch: Why bother?