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Posts on ‘December 8th, 2012’

Rick Noriega statement on SD06 special election

The following was sent to the SEIU Screening Council by Rick Noriega in response to a request that he screen with them for SD06. He shared it with me for publication here: December 8, 2012 SEIU Screening Committee SEIU Texas State Council Dear Friends, The untimely loss of our colleague, Senator Mario Gallegos, is more […]

Saturday video break: La Bamba

Song #40 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “La Bamba”, originally by Ritchie Valens, and covered by Los Lobos. Here’s the original: And here’s the Los Lobos cover: Very similar, and deliberately so since they recorded it for the Valens biopic “La Bamba”. I’ve been a big fan of Los Lobos since “How […]

Still waiting for Perry to call the special election

Patti Hart reviews the bidding. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, your elected representative and senator will convene under the state Capitol’s distinctive pink granite dome in Austin for the first day of the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature. That is, unless you happen to live within the boundaries of Senate District 6, which until his […]

Germantown gets historic designation

Congratulations to what may be the last historic district created in the city of Houston. The first historic district created under a stricter rewrite of Houston’s preservation ordinance passed City Council on Wednesday, though conservationists predicted future districts will be scarce even as they cheered the milestone. With council’s 11-5 vote, Germantown Historic District – […]

Save those seeds

What would have been worse than the drought and the wildfires in Central Texas that wiped out millions of trees? Not having the wherewithal to properly reforest afterward. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, but it was a closer call than you’d have thought. The Texas A&M Forest Service was making plans to dump more than a […]