Houston voters last night decided to keep Mayor Annise Parker and to destroy the Astrodome. While those were the headline votes, the more interesting […]
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During her first six months in office, Brown voiced the solitary “no” vote on the 16-person council more than 200 times, often for projects in other members’ districts. You can imagine how popular this made her. And she used these “no” moments to speechify, turning a vote against energy-efficient buildings into a stand for American sovereignty, and a vote against birth control for low-income women into an endorsement of teaching the Bible in schools. She also practiced one-woman obstructionism, often using parliamentary procedures to delay city business other members considered routine and necessary.
Recently trounced Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst jumped on the PR bandwagon inviting gunmaker Beretta to Texas last week, four days after trendsetter Helena Brown.
“What are we doing, uh, getting involved in surveilling HIV-type activities?” Brown asked from in front of a Nissan. “What’s, what is all that about?”
In November 2011, the residents of Houston’s City Council District A went to the polls to elect their representative to City Hall. Spring Branch residents need real representation. What they elected, instead, was Helena Brown.