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Posts on ‘November 30th, 2012’

Friday random ten: For the ladies, part 7

Getting close to the end of this series: 1. Mrs. Martha Knowles – Silly Wizard 2. Mrs. McGrath – Bruce Springsteen 3. Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel 4. Mrs. Robinson – Pomplamoose 5. Peg – Steely Dan 6. Polly – Amanda Palmer 7. Rosalita – Bruce Springsteen 8. Rosealia – Better Than Ezra 9. […]

Pity the poor judges

It’s hard out here on a judge. For longer than anyone remembers, you had to be a Democrat to be a district judge in Texas – or just about any other political office. When the Democratic Party split apart in the South over civil rights, Republicans gained the upper hand, so much so that by […]

Time for the biennial attempt to de-fang the Travis County DA

Same story, next chapter. The Texas Ethics Commission, long criticized for its lax enforcement of public officials, is considering a plan to take over all ethics enforcement from the Travis County district attorney’s office, which has a long history of prosecuting errant state officeholders. The eight-member Ethics Commission, meeting Thursday in Austin, is scheduled to […]

Let the endorsement race begin!

We may not have a date for the SD06 special election, but that doesn’t mean the race hasn’t begun. In particular, the race to begin collecting endorsements has begun, and both major declared candidates have announced wins. Sylvia Garcia has the AFL-CIO on her side. [Wednesday] Harris County AFL-CIO COPE Members met with Senate District […]

Constable Trevino’s day in court

It went about as you’d expect. Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino and his attorney said Tuesday they expect the longtime law enforcement officer to be cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with allegations he abused his official role and used charity donations for personal use. “On behalf of my family and myself, I just want […]