Before I Lay It Down: “Rudy Giuliani: The 21st Century Version of “Festus Haggen”.

Many of us “Baby Boomers”, (people born between the years 1946 and 1964), grew up watching “Westerns” on television.  Some of you younger folk would probably refer to them as “Cowboys and Indians”.  Back in the 60s, Westerns were some of the most popular shows in prime time.  My favorites were: “The Cisco Kid”, “Cheyenne”,…

2016 Interlocal

Those extremely bumpy Houston roads violently rattle the suspension systems of thousands of vehicles carrying motorist across this vibrant city. In some Houston inner-city neighborhoods, meanwhile, illegally dumped piles of debris pose an eyesore and a health hazard to the nearby residents. Who’s supposed to correct these problems: the city? the county? the state? For…

Actress Erika Alexander Will Speak at Historic 2016 DNC Convention Tuesday

Hillary Clinton “Surrogate” and Philly Native Erika Alexander will speak live at the Democratic National Convention tomorrow in Philadelphia Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2016 (Newswire.com) – Erika Alexander, actress/activist and National Surrogate for Hillary Clinton, will speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, July 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.  Best known…

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE AND PRESIDENT OF TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY MEET WITH SECRETARY OF EDUCATION JOHN B. KING, JR.

This week in Washington, DC, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Dr. Austin A. Lane, President of Texas Southern University, met with Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. to discuss issues important to Texas Southern University and the surrounding community. Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative…

Building Bridges Between Law Enforcement & Youth

HOUSTON – Two years ago a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., setting off local demonstrations and a renewed national dialogue about race, criminal justice and the frayed bonds between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Unfortunately the controversies are nowhere near settled as police shootings of African-Americans and…

Travis County collects more than 99 percent, $3 billion in tax payments from property owners

AUSTIN – Travis County has collected more than 99 percent of property taxes due for the 2015 year, bringing in more than $3 billion in revenue. “I want to thank the property owners of Travis County because even those struggling under the weight of high property valuations remain committed to paying their fair share in…