Daily Archives: December 17, 2008

RIP, Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh, one of the all-time great football players, has died at the age of 94. Sammy Baugh, who set numerous passing records with the Washington Redskins in an era when NFL teams were running most every down, died Wednesday … Continue reading Continue reading

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TxDOT gets sunsetted

It probably won’t mean much, as I have my doubts the Lege will take up this recommendation, but it’s still a shot across the bow from the Sunset Commission. Describing the Texas Department of Transportation as “a mess” that must … Continue reading Continue reading

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The University of Something Else

UH-Downtown has officially voted to change its name, but its regents haven’t decided what that new name ought to be just yet. UH regents today voted to pursue a new name for the 34-year-old school, with a majority agreeing that … Continue reading

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More on Bill White’s Senate announcement

Here’s the full version of the Chron story. It’s mostly background and reaction stuff as you’d expect, but this bit is worth mentioning: [Sen. Kay Bailey] Hutchison, who formed a state campaign committee and put $1 million into it earlier … Continue reading Continue reading

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Economy affecting school bonds

More evidence, as if we needed it, that things are tough all over. The ailing economy could make it more expensive for Texas school districts and their taxpayers to borrow money as the state has temporarily postponed its school bond … Continue reading Continue reading

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Making movies on location

News item: Governor Perry is among those pushing to spend more money to bring filmmakers to Texas. Perry is proposing making $40 million available in the coming two-year state budget to improve incentives for productions in Texas. He plans to … Continue reading Continue reading

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“BCS champion”, not “national champion”

Smokey Joe Barton finally introduces a bill I can support. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Arlington, might have graduated from Texas A&M, but that didn’t stop him from announcing a plan to put an end to college football’s Bowl Championship Series. “I’m … Continue reading Continue reading

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