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Posts on ‘April 7th, 2017’

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 40

I’m so happy, ’cause today I found my friends… 1. Icicle – Tori Amos 2. Heart And Soul – T’Pau (Carol Decker) 3. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman 4. Crimes Of A Misspent Youth – Trish & Darin (Trish Murphy) 5. New Kid In Town – Trisha Yearwood 6. Lithium – The Vaselines (Frances McKee) […]

Steeleworkers unite

So there I was perusing the Campaign Events section of the weekly HCDP email blast, when I spotted this Facebook event and damn near fell out of my chair. Have coffee with the candidates for US House District 36! On Sunday, April 9, 2017, Dayna Steele and Jon Powell, two candidates who are exploring a […]

Pension reform bill passes House committee

Two for two. Houston’s pension reform bill will now move to the floor of each legislative chamber after a Texas House committee joined its Senate counterparts in passing the measure 6-1 Wednesday. With Rep. Roberto Alonzo, D-Dallas, opposed, the pensions committee adopted House Bill 43, which will now head to a scheduling committee to be […]

Pasadena Council not happy with redistricting appeal

Or maybe they’re just not happy with soon-to-be-former Mayor Isbell. Either way, they showed it. In a sign of waning confidence in its legal position, the Pasadena City Council voted Tuesday to withhold payment from the law firm that’s trying to prove that the city’s redistricting plan doesn’t discriminate against Hispanics. The 7-1 vote, with […]

Marijuana decriminalization bill passes House committee

Progress. The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee advanced a marijuana decriminalization bill on Monday with the help of two Republicans. With a 4–2 vote, the committee approved House Bill 81, authored by Chair Joe Moody, D-El Paso, at Monday’s hearing. Under HB 81, police would ticket someone caught with an ounce or less of marijuana rather […]