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Weekend link dump for October 1

Sabrina, the Gritty Reboot, next on The CW. “For the first time in over 60 years, Brigham Young University will sell caffeinated soft drinks on campus.” “Artificial Colors are Back in Trix Because Nobody Liked Natural Ingredients”. Equifax sends an email to people affected by their data breach with instructions for how to protect themselves, […]

Pasadena will settle voting rights case

Excellent news. Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner on Friday asked the City Council to settle a voting rights lawsuit that led to national portrayals of the Houston suburb as an example of efforts to suppress Latino voting rights. The proposed settlement with Latino residents who sued the city in 2014 over a new City Council district […]

So were we targeted by Russian hackers or not?

Depends who you ask, I guess. A top state official is pushing back against the federal government’s claim that Texas was among states whose election systems were targeted by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 presidential election. “At no point were any election-related systems, software, or information compromised by malicious cyber actors,” Texas Secretary of […]

We’re going to need another jury building

Good luck with that. Harris County is unlikely to repair Hurricane Harvey flood damage to the six-year-old, $13 million jury Assembly Building that sits beneath a park in downtown Houston’s courthouse square near Buffalo Bayou, County Judge Ed Emmett said Tuesday. While no official action has been taken, the county will likely find a replacement […]