April 2015

Not Crooks…

Not Crooks…

As the Texas Senate was debating an ethics reform package this week, one state senator inadvertently channeled the late Richard Nixon by protesting that “we’re not all a bunch of crooks.” If you have to proclaim it… State Sen. John Whitmire...
Kassi Marks: Tell the Truth

Kassi Marks: Tell the Truth

Kassi Marks was introduced to civic engagement at the age of five, when her father ran for school board in their small town of Carrizo Springs, Texas. As part of his campaign, he worked to educate local taxpayers on the risks associated with a proposed bond package...
The Burden of Parking Minimums

The Burden of Parking Minimums

Criticism of municipal regulations in Texas usually centers around Austin and San Antonio, while Houston is often praised for its zone-free model and relaxed land use regulations. Houstonians appreciate the absence of zoning restrictions that allow developers to...