Daily Archives: December 15, 2008

Rally to rebuild UTMB

From the Inbox: Texas State Employees Union / CWA Local 6186 News Release Rally to Rebuild and Restore UTMB Galveston Wednesday, December 17, 4:00 pm Market St. between 10th and 11th Streets, Galveston Contact: Myko Gedutis, TSEU, 713-661-9030 Dr. David … Continue reading Continue reading

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Shift? What shift?

The Wall Street Journal reports some bad news for supporters of Net Neutrality. The celebrated openness of the Internet — network providers are not supposed to give preferential treatment to any traffic — is quietly losing powerful defenders. Google Inc. … Continue reading Continue reading

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More on magnet schools

I blogged about this earlier, and now there’s a Chron story about the controversy surrounding HISD magnet schools and the costs of transporting students to them. In recent weeks, HISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra has proposed limiting busing to magnet schools … Continue reading Continue reading

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Accenture, Texas finalize divorce

It’s all like a bad dream now. Texas and Accenture LLP on Friday reached a final agreement on ending a controversial social services deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The settlement — worth more than $100 million to the … Continue reading Continue reading

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This week’s Speaker scenario

Burka suggests that the recent entry into the Speaker Sweepstakes by Rep. Ed Kuempel represents a realistic scenario for Tom Craddick to lose, since everyone likes Kuempel and he doesn’t represent a threat to anyone. Hey, any scenario that involves … Continue reading Continue reading

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The unthreatening sex offender next door

Breathless reports about people who are in the state’s database of registered sex offenders living in residential neighborhoods are a regular and predictable staple of local TV news coverage. The question that doesn’t often get asked in these reports is … Continue reading Continue reading

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