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Friday random ten: Bad, and also drawn that way

Anyone else up for a little distraction from the news? 1. Bad – U2 2. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas – Beach Slang 3. Bad Blood – Taylor Swift 4. Bad Businessman – Squirrel Nut Zippers 5. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival 6. Bad Reputation – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 7. Bad […]

State House map paused as well

Not a surprise, given the previous order. A lower court ruling that invalidated parts of the Texas House state map has been temporarily blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court. Responding swiftly to an appeal by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday signed an order to put on hold a three-judge panel’s unanimous ruling that […]

Second trimester abortion procedure ban halted

For now, at least. A federal judge has temporarily stopped Texas officials from enforcing a ban on the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, just one day before the ban was set to go into effect. Judge Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted a temporary restraining order Thursday, […]

Look for the lawyers

They’ll be helping a lot of people who are going to need Harvey-related legal advice. While rescue workers, including recreational boaters, pull frightened Houstonians out of flooded homes, lawyers are preparing the establishment of a network to give advice to people with legal issues stemming from the storm that’s dumped dozens of inches of water […]

HISD will begin classes on September 11

Another week off for students. As Houston ISD continues to sort out which of its schools were damaged in Tropical Storm Harvey, school officials are postponing the start of the school year until Sept. 11, two weeks after school was supposed to start. In an email to campus leaders, Houston ISD said school administrators in […]