By Charlotte Aguilar Bellaire voters’ dissatisfaction with the direction of city government was evident again in a runoff election Saturday that sent two candidates — who had advocated curbs on spending and incurring more debt — to City Council by hefty margins. Nathan Wesely and Jim Hotze will join newcomer Catherine Lewis at the counciltable at their installation on … [Read more...] about Final tally: All 3 ‘change’ candidates elected to Bellaire council, 2 incumbents ousted
By Charlotte Aguilar With nearly 8 percent of the registered Bellaire voters casting early ballots, Mayor Andrew Friedberg leads challenger Robert Riquelmy, but an upset could be in the works for three council positions. Friedberg, who is seeking his third two-year term, leads Riquelmy 69-31 percent, or 662-293 votes. For Council Position 2, newcomer Catherine Lewis, a … [Read more...] about Bellaire mayor leads in early voting, but council could face shakeup if results hold
By Charlotte Aguilar Bellaire’s municipal election season begins today (Monday, July 22) with the opening of filing for mayor and three City Council seats — and already it appears at least two races could be contested. Former City Councilmember Roman Reed tells Essentials he is considering a run for mayor against incumbent Andrew Friedberg, who confirms he is seeking … [Read more...] about As Bellaire election filing begins, contests shaping up for mayor, open council seat
By Andrew Friedberg/Mayor’s Blog Our major capital improvements are accomplished through successive bond programs over many years, addressing our infrastructure needs systematically in order of greatest urgency. Even as we were developing our current Bonds for Better Bellaire 2016, we were already targeting 2019 for the next round. Maintaining the same pace of work as its … [Read more...] about Bellaire mayor pitches bond election: Can we afford new projects? Can we afford not to create them?
By Charlotte Aguilar Forget FEMA and the Red Cross. Bellaire’s own special brand of hurricane relief has blown into town with an crooked smile, down-home charm and heart — and a gift for selfies. Actor-musician Dennis Quaid appeared Friday night at a meet-and-greet at the home of Mayor Andrew Friedberg and his wife, Jennifer, to catch up with old friends, hear tales of … [Read more...] about Back home, Dennis Quaid recalls Bellaire childhood: ‘an all-American upbringing’