Born and raised in New York, Charles Kuffner got to Texas as fast as he could by enrolling at Trinity University in 1984. After graduating with a degree in math, he came to Houston where he was briefly a graduate student at Rice. Since then, he was worked in the IT industry, where he is currently a BlackBerry administrator with a large energy company. He has been a resident of the Heights for ten years, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Charles has blogged at Off the Kuff since 2002, and online at the Houston Chronicle since 2006. His is the longest continuously published progressive political blog in Texas, and one of the first anywhere to focus primarily on state and local politics.
Ree-C Murphy is a wife and mother of 3 living in Northwest Houston. While she enjoys writing about politics, she also writes about SciFi, other current events and life in general. While she did major in Political Science, she believes the most important part of political education comes from life experiences and observation. She has her own blog, Chronically Right in the Chronicle Commons area ( click here to visit ), and is a Contributing Editor for LoneStarTimes.com.