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Posts on ‘October 21st, 2017’

Saturday video break: Smells Like Teen Spirit

I have two covers of the grunge classic. First, the Meat Puppets: Boy, they really leaned in on their name, didn’t they? That’s from “Newermind”, a tribute to Nirvana on the 20th anniversary of the album release, put out by SPIN magazine. Next up is Tori Amos: That’s probably the best-known cover of the song. […]

30 day campaign finance reports – HISD

The next round of finance reports for the November elections are available now, so let’s take a look at them, beginning with HISD. Here are the July reports for comparison. Gretchen Himsl Monica Flores Richart Elizabeth Santos Carlos Perrett Jesse Rodriguez Rodolfo Reyes Sergio Lira Kara DeRocha Sean Cheben Sue Deigaard Sue Shafer Holly Flynn […]

How about those price gouging complaints?

You can’t rush these things. Within weeks of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, Texans lodged more than 3,000 complaints against hundreds of gas stations, hotels and grocery stores, accusing them of selling such essentials as gasoline or water at exorbitant prices. Despite promises from Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott to hold price gougers […]

Butterflies versus the wall

Go, butterflies! The National Butterfly Center in South Texas sent a certified letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Wednesday stating its intent to sue over the construction of a border wall on its private property. In July, Marianna Trevino-Wright, executive director of the center, discovered private contractors working for U.S. Customs and Border […]

Endorsement watch: State propositions and Katy bonds

Hey, did you know that there are constitutional amendments on the ballot? It’s true! (Spoiler alert: There are constitutional amendments on the ballot every odd-numbered year.) The Chron has some recommendations for how to vote on them. State of Texas, Proposition 1: For This amendment would allow the Legislature to exempt partially disabled veterans and […]