A reader from the Heights sends in photos documenting only the latest scene in Houston’s long and theatrical history of commingled real estate and political ambition. If you like, say, the pricing on the homes Karen Derr’s former company sells — like this one at 946 Arlington St. — you’ll certainly want to see Derr join city council!
But what’s with that part in red letters? Maybe just to let voters know she’s a little less favorably disposed toward freeform demolition than, say, former candidate/broker Michael Berry was. Writes our reader and snapshooter:
I am guessing that Karen Derr’s office rec’d so many calls as to the future of this house- one the few remaining 19th century homes in the Heights, that she had the “Remodel” sign made and stuck atop her broker sign. . . . Karen used to be on the board of the Houston Heights Association and she is locally active and running for office, so she does not want to piss off too much of her long time neighbors.
Of course, the minute it went on the market, her campaign signs did as well – I dog walk this block quite often. When the builder signs went up, I tried to find out details about the builder and got nada, but did make notice that the ink colors on the builder sign and the campaign signs were identical. A coincidence?
Clearly, Derr supports the conservation of Houston’s natural resources:
Also – note that the position Karen is running for is on a sticker. She was going to run in District H but claims she failed to file her paperwork in time, so now she is at large and frugally reusing the signs.
- 946 Arlington St. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: Ready for the Next Race, The Realtor and the Missing Paperwork
Photos: Swamplot inbox