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Posts on ‘November 3rd, 2012’

Saturday video break: China Girl

Song #45 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “China Girl”, originally by Iggy Pop, and covered by David Bowie. Here’s the original: Yet another “Song that I didn’t know was a cover” song. The instrumentation is different, but you can certainly see where Bowie was coming from in his version from this. And […]

More strip club cash in the county races

Given the prevalence of strip clubs in Houston, I’m actually a bit surprised we don’t see more of this in our elections. Four people associated with the strip club Treasures have contributed a combined $48,700 to the Republican challengers for Harris County attorney and a civil district judgeship – men who could, if elected, oversee […]

On helping District B

District B Council Member Jerry Davis is taking a direct approach to improving his district. Davis hopes to inspire through his do-it-yourself approach a strengthened ethic of self-reliance. The answers to the challenges of District B, and there are many – high poverty, low graduation rates, abandoned homes, illegal dumping and crumbling streets – often […]

Endorsement watch: For the bonds

The Chron reiterates its support for the bond issues on the ballot. While all eyes are on the presidential race, we would like to remind voters that some of the most important issues for Houstonians aren’t on the first page of the ballot or covered by selecting straight-ticket voting (which we don’t advise in any […]