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Posts on ‘May 17th, 2013’

Friday random ten: The city never sleeps, part 6

More Memphis and more foreign places. 1. Leningrad – Billy Joel 2. Lisdoonvarna – Ceili’s Muse 3. Liverpool Sunset – Gerald Jay Markoe 4. London Homesick Blues – Flying Fish Sailors 5. (Making The Run To) Gladewater – Michelle Shocked 6. Marching Bands Of Manhattan – Death Cab For Cutie 7. Memphis Exorcism – Squirrel […]

Craft distilling

We’re all familiar with the craft brewing industry in Texas, but did you know there is also a growing number of craft distillers in the Lone Star State? Whether you knew that or not, you will probably not be surprised to learn that they too have been held back by archaic alcohol laws, but like […]

Mike Anderson reveals that he has cancer

Very sorry to hear this. Mike Anderson, Harris County’s district attorney, informed his staff Thursday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. “I have great doctors and am undergoing treatment. I fully intend to beat this,” said a brief email sent Thursday and signed “Mike.” “Many people have asked how they can help me. I […]

We still have the Railroad Commission to kick around

State Impact Texas tells us that there will be no sunset bill, and thus no reforms, for the Texas Railroad Commission this session. After a lengthy review of the agency, required by state law under the┬áSunset review process, the Railroad Commission will continue instead with the same name and without any reforms. So what happened? […]

Now there will be an app for your auto insurance

Good. Legislation allowing Texas drivers to prove their insurance coverage with a wireless communications device is on its way to the governor after winning final approval from the Senate on Thursday. The measure by Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, would bring Texas in line with six other states that already enable drivers to prove insurance coverage […]