Tribpedia: Solomon Ortiz Jr

The Brief: April 13, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton readies for the onslaught of book patrons at BookPeople on June 20, 2014.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton readies for the onslaught of book patrons at BookPeople on June 20, 2014.

The big political news of the weekend was the long-expected launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. It was a move that made waves even in ruby red Texas.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker at the Texas Democratic Party's convention in Houston on June 8, 2012.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker at the Texas Democratic Party's convention in Houston on June 8, 2012.

The Brief: Nov. 21, 2013

Houston Mayor Annise Parker will move to extend health and life insurance benefits to same-sex legal spouses of city employees, despite a 2001 city charter amendment that was put to the voters specifically to prohibit the practice.