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Posts on ‘October 6th, 2012’

Saturday video break: Tears Of A Clown

Song #48 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Tears Of A Clown”, originally by Smokey Robinson, and covered by English Beat. Here’s the original: Smooth as silk. There was nothing else quite like Motown at its peak. Here’s the cover: There have been many times in this series where I’ve been completely unfamiliar […]

An honor for Buffalo Bayou

Nice. Buffalo Bayou’s transformation from a murky, yuck-inducing stream to a recreation destination earned Houston’s iconic natural resource a top honor from a national organization Wednesday. The American Planning Association named Buffalo Bayou one of the nation’s 10 “great public spaces,” recognizing decades of efforts to turn the waterway into a vital urban amenity. “A […]

We got those bad road blues

So many bad roads, so little funding to maintain them. Issues including traffic congestion, damage to vehicles from roads needing repair and costs incurred in accidents caused by insufficient safety features on roadways cost drivers in Texas $23 billion annually, according to a study released Tuesday by a national transportation research group. “Texas has fallen […]

It’s all about me!

The Leader newspaper did a feature story on me that’s in this week’s edition. If you want an unvarnished look at what I do on this site, complete with an action photo of me at the computer, this is for you. Even better, there’s a picture of me with Tiffany and the girls, who are […]

Endorsement watch: For the watchdog

The Chron endorses County Attorney Vince Ryan for re-election. Because crime makes more headlines than drawing up contracts for bond issues or conducting reviews of county agencies, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has a much higher public profile than the Harris County Attorney’s Office. But measuring the relative value and importance of the two […]