Burt Levine has been writing for Page Family Publications covering Houston area politics, personalities and public affairs for more than 20 years from both political parties’ perspectives and five area Texas Gulf Coast counties.
Levine was born outside Chicago, grew up outside Los Angeles and after earning his Journalism Public Relations BA from the University of Louisiana served during The First Gulf War in the US Navy with US Marine Corps Fighter Wings. He later served our state and country in public affairs with the Texas Army and Texas Air National Guard.
Levine fervently flies the Flag for Faith, Family, Free Market and Free Enterprise. His passion is public relations for government entities and businesses. He works with candidates, construction, commercial realty and public law firms.
Burt and his wife Sandra, a Registered Nurse, make their home in Houston where they are actively involved at their congregation, veterans groups, chambers of commerce and are most proud of their daughters Chelsea and Samantha.
Burt is Houston Style Magazine's political writer.
Lina Hidalgo’s strikingly small figure and bright-eyed Latina looks caused political handicappers to dismiss her at 27-years-old for most of 2018. However, that happens no more around Harris County, where in her second month as the top elected official in America’s third largest county, Harris County Judge Hidalgo oversees a $4.1 billion budget that employs more than 17,000 people.
Rep. James White, Houston native and former teacher at Third Ward’s Cullen Middle School, was elected to his fourth term last fall as the only African American to represent Texas’ Piney Woods in the Texas Legislature. Today he's fighting for Texas families with his House Bill 453.
Ken Culbreath, a north Houston native and 23-year veteran of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, has been appointed Chief Deputy overseeing the fast growing county north of Houston's 800 sheriff's employees and $70 million budget as the county's first black chief.
State Rep. Ron Reynolds, recently re-elected to his fourth term with nearly 70 percent, as Fort Bend’s first African American State Legislator, came back from Austin last Thursday, January 26 to introduce his friend, recently elected Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales to the constituents they share in east Fort Bend County.
Boris Miles, with the winter sun piercing the Texas Capitol, was cheered on by half a dozen bus loads of supporters that traveled to Austin Tuesday, January 10th when he was sworn-in to succeed Rodney Ellis as Houston and south Texas' only African American State Senator. Miles raised his right hand to represent SD 13 in the upper chamber.
Surrounded by family and friends, Jarvis Johnson was sworn in as State Representative for House District 139 succeeding Mayor Sylvester Turner. Shortly after swearing to represent the people of his district, Johnson hit the ground running listening to his constituents of north Houston at open houses and community forums. He acted on addressing their concerns by filling 17 bills to achieve results.
Constable Gary Majors, appointed unanimously by Commissioners Court to succeed the late Fort Bend Constable Ruben Davis, led the renaming dedication of the street in front of the east Fort Bend Annex to Ruben Davis Drive. With freezing temperatures and tears coming from his eyes, Majors was joined by hundreds Saturday, January 7th to remember his mentor.
Rodney Ellis in one of his first acts as County Commissioner hosted a formal inaugural event at NRG Stadium Monday, January 2nd featuring Mayor Sylvester Turner administering a celebratory oath of office to Ellis, DA Kim Hogg, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Tax Assessor Ann Bennett Harris and 30 judges and constables in the largest Harris County Democrat stampede to office in decades.
Faith Johnson was appointed as Dallas County District Attorney by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month. Johnson, a former elected state district judge and former assistant prosecutor, will now be Dallas’ first black woman DA. She succeeds Susan Hawk, who resigned for health reasons.
Will Hurd (R-San Antonio), west Texas' only African American ever elected to the Congress, is ready to work with President-Elect Donald Trump he said this month after this fall becoming the first incumbent in his district to win re-election in nearly a decade. Texas 23rd Congressional District is considered Texas' only competitive, swing or close contest out of Texas' 36 U.S. Congress seats.