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Posts on ‘May 12th, 2017’

Friday random ten: Fluxblog 1980

It’s all about 1980 this week: 1. The Tilt – 7th Wonder 2. Everybody Wants Some! – Van Halen 3. I Got You – Split Enz 4. My Sick Mind – The Roches 5. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 – Pink Floyd 6. Joy And Pain – Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly 7. Mister […]

Interview with Anna Eastman

Anna Eastman has served two terms as HISD Trustee in District I, which is where I live. She has been a leading advocate for having strong accountability measures in place for schools, she was a frequent critic of former Superintendent Terry Grier, and she was the most outspoken Trustee for passing the recapture referendum, both […]

Bill to ban straight-ticket voting advances in the Senate

This could happen. A Texas Senate panel approved legislation Thursday that would end straight-ticket voting in all elections. The Senate Committee on Business & Commerce voted 7-0 to send House Bill 25¬†for potential consideration by the full chamber. Two members, the only Democrats on the panel, were absent. The vote came less than a week […]

Paxton tries again – and fails – to get a new judge

Never give up, never surrender, I guess. Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal defense lawyers filed a motion Wednesday arguing the judge assigned to oversee his securities fraud trial is ineligible to oversee the case because his appointment was temporary. Legal experts say the argument appears dubious as Paxton’s legal team looks for ways to secure […]

Senate rejects House changes to Houston pension reform bill

Conference committee, here we come. The Texas Senate on Wednesday refused to concur with House-passed amendments to a reform bill designed to resolve financial problems for Houston’s pension system. Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican who is the author of the legislation, said the House changes would be too costly and would derail a tentative […]