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Posts on ‘July 12th, 2013’

Friday random ten – The stars at night, part 1

We are at the All Star Break, and to my amazement, I have never done a Friday Random Ten based on “star” songs. I’m going to rectify that this week and next. 1. Star – Stealers Wheel 2. Star (of the County Down) – Enter the Haggis/Gordian Knot/Flying Fish Sailors 3. Star Counting – Cheyenne […]

A preview of the next beer battle

Texas microbreweries are now officially selling their wares on premise. Woo hoo! In business for nearly 19 years, Saint Arnold Brewing Co. sold its first cold one directly to a customer [in June], thanks to a new law liberalizing the way beer is bought and sold in Texas. The buyer, 22-year-old Dale Edwards, made his […]

Senate passes non-abortion bills, committee passes HB2

The decks are cleared on the Senate side for the main event. In a speedy Thursday morning meeting with little debate, the upper chamber passed Senate Bill 2 with a 30-1 vote, allowing Texas judges and juries to sentence 17-year-olds convicted of capital murderers to life in prison with parole after 40 years. It also […]

No “divine right of succession”

I wish you well with that argument, Tom. For those who are already declaring that Attorney General Greg Abbott will be Gov. Rick Perry’s successor, former Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken has a clear message. “This idea that there’s a divine right of succession, I challenge it and thoroughly,” the gubernatorial candidate said Tuesday in […]

Chron favors Uptown transit plan

Good to see, and I think they make a decent point. We’re glad that Houston-area transportation officials have approved federal funds for an Uptown bus rapid transit (BRT) system. […] But we’re struck by [Harris County Judge Ed] Emmett’s vote against the plan at the Galveston-Houston Area Council Transportation Policy Council. Emmett is no knee […]