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Friday random ten – Girls’ music of 2016, part 1

The girls got their share of music last year as well, enough to span two lists. Here’s the first half: 1. Confident – Demi Lovato 2. Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King 3. Mockingbird – Eminem 4. Hello – Adele 5. Brave Honest Beautiful – Fifth Harmony 6. Chandelier – Sia 7. Dance Like Nobody’s […]

Firefighters sue over pension reform law

I suppose this was inevitable. Houston’s firefighters pension fund has sued Mayor Sylvester Turner and numerous city officials over the pension reform plan Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Wednesday, putting up another potential hurdle in Houston’s efforts to solve a 16-year fiscal crisis. The Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund argues in the lawsuit […]

AirBnB bill fails to pass

One minor surprise from this now-ended legislative session. A conference committee Saturday voted to strip an amendment that would have blocked cities from regulating short-term rentals like Airbnb, all but killing the measure with less than two days left in the legislative session. The move comes during a legislative session in which lawmakers have otherwise […]

State appeals injunction of “fetal remains” rule

Here we go. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to overturn an Austin judge’s ruling that blocked the state from enforcing a rule requiring fetal tissue to be buried or cremated. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled in January that the regulation was vaguely worded, placing abortion clinics at risk […]