By Charlotte Aguilar There were only two runoff races Saturday (Dec. 11) on Bellaire ballots and just one on West University’s — but they were hard-fought and sometimes polarizing and resulted in a surprisingly large turnout that created waiting times of up to a half-hour to vote at the single polling place in each city. In the end, Brian Witt — the third member of a … [Read more...] about Runoff voting produces long lines, clear winners in Bellaire council, HISD trustee races
Bellaire’s well-liked fire chief, Deacon Tittel, was appointed unanimously by City Council Monday night (Dec. 6) to serve as interim city manager and will receive an extra $1,000 biweekly authorized by councilmembers for assuming the added duties. The votes came after a closed session to discuss short-term strategy for replacing Brant Gary, the 20-month interim city manager … [Read more...] about Commanding presence in Bellaire takes reins as city manager — for now
Early voting starts at 7 a.m. today (Nov. 29) for the Dec. 11 runoff elections in Harris County, including a fiercely contested Bellaire City Council seat and the choice of who will represent West University and Bellaire on the Houston ISD board of trustees. The only polling place open in the area is at Houston Community College West Loop, 5601 West Loop South, in room C108. … [Read more...] about Voting opens today for Bellaire City Council, HISD trustee runoffs
By Charlotte Aguilar Voters can start casting their ballots Monday (Nov. 29) for candidates in two key races to be decided in a Dec. 11 runoff — one for a swing seat on Bellaire City Council and the other to determine who represents West University, Bellaire and southwest Houston on the Houston ISD board of trustees. Early voting runs through Dec. 7, with polls open from 7 … [Read more...] about Early voting starts Monday to decide high-stakes Bellaire, HISD races
By Charlotte Aguilar With the departure of Interim City Manager Brant Gary on Dec. 3, Bellaire is now faced with looking both for a permanent leader and a short-term one — giving a City Council half composed of lame duck members the opportunity to name the temporary successor. The announcement of Gary’s departure was made, unceremoniously, in what appeared to be a chipper … [Read more...] about Interim city manager resigns: Who will lead ‘low morale’ Bellaire staff short- and long-term?