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Posts on ‘August 16th, 2013’

Friday random ten: For those about to rock

It’s about time to rock isn’t it? This made me realize I’d never done a Random Ten list about “rock” songs. No time like the present, I say. 1. It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me – Billy Joel 2. We Will Rock You – Queen 3. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo – Rick Derringer […]

Who would run for SD10 if Wendy runs for Governor?

The DMN considers the possibilities. Several Democratic contenders have emerged. Topping the list is Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns, who acknowledged last week that he’s been approached by operatives about a possible campaign to replace Davis. “It’s something that I’ve thought about,” Burns said. “But until she decides what she wants to do, […]

Endorsement watch: GLBT Caucus and HSYD

We are entering the part of the election cycle where groups are making their endorsements. One of the first out of the box is the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, which held its endorsement meeting on Saturday night. Here’s their press release, sent late Monday night: 150 members of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus met on […]

One more ballot item

In addition to the Astrodome and (maybe) Early To Rise referenda, Harris County voters will also get to decide on a jail bond referendum. From the preview story on Tuesday: Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday also is expected to order a $70 million bond election for a long-discussed facility to process inmates arrested by […]

Metro gets more money

Good news. Congress has appropriated $189 million for two of our light-rail lines – the North/Red Line extension and the Southeast/Purple Line. Each line will receive $94.5 million. The funds are part of the $900 million Full Funding Grant Agreements signed by federal officials in November 2011. METRO Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia called this appropriation vital. “This […]