Here’s hoping you paid attention to your civics and government classes when you were in school and that you kept up along the way as you’ve been voting. Otherwise the electoral process can get a bit confusing. For starters, we just had a primary election March 3 in Texas for both the Democratic and Republican parties’ candidates for a wide range of local, statewide and federal … [Read more...] about Voters in both parties invited to get more involved
There are 15 Republicans and four Democrats who each want to be their party’s candidate to run for office in November’s general election to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican who is not seeking reelection in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. Who filed first for the March 3 primaries? It was Republican candidate Greg Hill from Pearland, and the last one to … [Read more...] about Who’s got the juju in crowded primaries for District 22?
It’s a certainty with every election cycle. You hear candidates and pundits tout the political backing of what they claim is a significant name or organization. Similar to sports analysts who often claim the biggest free-agent signing means giving a trophy to the offseason winner, certain political endorsements are thought to be game changers. But the adage that has come to be … [Read more...] about Do national endorsements matter in local politics?
A look at Sugar Land’s 12th annual State of the City Address (SOCA) on Jan. 24 is one of the ways to call attention to successes and plans for the city’s future direction. The takeaways this go round at the breakfast event – organized by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and held at the Sugar Land Marriott – focused on the city’s commitment for enjoying a safer city than ever … [Read more...] about Sugar Land way still in style after 60 years
There are deep-seated issues on the Rosenberg city council. The cause of tensions on the council are unclear, but they recently reached a boiling point of sorts. And in light of studying up on what could be long-simmering grudges, I think it’s clear some dynamic has to change. In order for a community to progress, it needs its elected body of leaders united – and Rosenberg’s … [Read more...] about Rosenberg council tension paints murky picture of future