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Posts on ‘January 13th, 2013’

Weekend link dump for January 13

Be on the lookout for pantsless people today. Triskadekaphobes, unite! You have nothing to lose but your mild anxiety. The Bloggess can be your patron saint. The top ten skywatching events to look for this year. “There are many advantages in this world to knowing June Foray and that was one of them.” “I really […]

Three days of early voting in SD06

I’m not sure that the Chron’s classification of early voting so far in SD06 is accurate, but I’m not sure how I myself would characterize it since we have so few precedents to draw on. Three days into early voting, the race to replace the late state Sen. Mario Gallegos continues to heat up, as […]

Abbott reportedly tells the money people he’s running for Governor

One would think that if Greg Abbott were to tell anybody what his 2014 plans are, it would be the money people. A source who has spoken with Republican donors says Attorney General Greg Abbott is saying he’ll run for governor next year, challenging Rick Perry. With the 83rd Texas Legislative Session underway this week, […]

We’re still looking at a drought here

I know we just got a lot of rain this week, but that doesn’t mean that drought conditions are over. The latest seasonal drought outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that for much of Texas and the rest of the Southwest, the drought is likely to “persist or intensify” over the […]

Saving the T Rex skeleton

How cool is this? Little did Houston attorney Robert Painter know that his decade-old friendship with the president of Mongolia would lead to unraveling an archaeological mystery worthy of Indiana Jones. In a story that reads like a Hollywood script, Painter played a leading role – including flying to Dallas and New York over a […]