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The View from the Third Ward

by Michael Berryhill | Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 21:03 CST
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A Tribute to Molly Ivins

The real funeral service for Molly Ivins didn’t happen Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Austin, which ended with Marcia Ball singing “Great Balls of Fire,” but in October, when a thousand people gathered in Austin to honor her … Read More

Criminal Justice

The Trials of Eroy Brown

The murder case that shook the Texas prison system

Last June, an administrator at the federal prison in Salters, South Carolina, must have been shocked when he opened the transfer file of a Texas inmate named Eroy Brown. For the past 26 years Brown has been serving a 90-year … Read More

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The Trials of Eroy Brown

The murder case that shook the Texas prison system

Last June, an administrator at the federal prison in Salters, South Carolina, must have been shocked when he opened the transfer file of a Texas inmate named Eroy Brown. For the past 26 years Brown has been serving a 90-year … Read More

Politics

Voter Harassment Persists in Harris County

Republican lawyer allegedly causes problem in Third Ward.

With two hours left at the polls, the Houston polls have been quiet with at least one exception in Houston’s Third Ward, a historic black neighborhood. This morning at about 9:30 a lawyer named Vivian King who is a candidate … Read More

Criminal Justice

A Kinder, Gentler Tea Party in Houston

King Street Patriots need a history lesson.

As a white man of a certain age, I aroused no suspicion when I went to the election eve rally of a Houston tea party group, the King Street Patriots. The Patriots work out of a strip center office at … Read More

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A Place in the Spotlight

Annise Parker makes history in Houston.

Annise Parker had her opening line ready on Saturday night when it came time to thank supporters for electing her mayor of Houston. She will be the first, the first—wait for it—Rice graduate to serve in the spot. That got … Read More

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Dateline: Houston

The View from the Fifth Ward

Deidre Rasheed, Democratic field organizer in Houston’s historic African-American Fifth Ward neighborhood, was having an anxious election night. She’s a professional organizer, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t get emotional about the results. Nothing was coming in fast enough. “Pennsylvania!” … Read More

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