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Posts on ‘May 3rd, 2013’

Friday random ten: The city never sleeps, part 4

“Ah, The City. My The City.” What, am I the only one that ever watched The Tick? 1. Galveston Bay – Bruce Springsteen 2. Galway Farmer – Ceili’s Muse 3. The Girl From Ipanema – Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 4. The Girl From New York City – The Beach Boys 5. Goodnight Houston – […]

Drivers licenses for all – maybe

Not quite drivers licenses, exactly, but close enough. A Dallas Democrat has teamed up with two powerful Republicans to craft a compromise version of a bill that would give immigrants here illegally the ability to drive legally in Texas and obtain insurance – but only after they submit to a criminal background check, fingerprinting and […]

Ben Hall’s tax problem

Oops. A campaign video shows Ben Hall, the former city attorney who is now running for mayor, sitting in a classroom amid a group of schoolchildren as his voiceover talks about the importance of education. “Our children are our future,” Hall says, with music swelling in the background. “They deserve the very best education that […]

Fare enforcement for Metro

Dodging the fare on the light rail lines could become more difficult to do. Provided a key piece of state legislation comes through, Metro officials said the plan is to have new monitors in place when the new North, East and Southeast lines start ferrying passengers along the city’s rail system. “It is growing a […]

No gay Scouts for Houston

Despite a proposed change at the national level, if you’re gay the Boy Scouts in Houston still don’t want you. On Monday, Sam Houston Area Council members said they would continue the current national policy of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America. Like the military’s former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy about gay troops, the […]