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  The recently issued annual financial report (“CAFR”) for the City once again shows that it is continuing to cut back on street reconstruction and repair, a fact that is of no surprise to Houston drivers. The CAFR shows that the amount of asphalt used......

  A few days before Christmas, the City of Houston released its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY2017-2018.  In recent years, the City’s standard operating procedure has been to release the CAFR over the holidays to minimize the attention it will receive because the......

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently released its annual report for crime in Texas for 2017.[i]  There are several troubling results for Houston but the number that jumps off the page is that rape was up by 13% in 2017, increasing from 1,210 to......