Daily Archives: March 19, 2009

Operation Border Star

During the 2007 legislative session, $110 million was appropriated at Governor Perry’s urging for border law enforcement agencies to combat drug smuggling and gang activity. How’s that working out? The state’s $110 million Border Star program, designed to help local … Continue reading

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Stimulus? What stimulus?

I’m basically agnostic about the plan to convert HOV lanes to HOV-plus-toll lanes that Metro is floating. Like Christof, who was quoted in the story, I don’t think it will make that much difference in terms of actual traffic flow, … Continue reading

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More on the AG and the LRB

As we know, in the aftermath of the Senate pajama party on voter ID last week, State Rep. Mark Homer touted HJR 53, which he had filed earlier in the session, which would replace the Attorney General on the Legislative … Continue reading

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UTMB rehiring

This is good news, though it does make you wonder what the point of all the initial layoffs was. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, which laid off more than 2,400 employees last fall because of damage caused … Continue reading

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Blue laws

Ever wanted to buy some booze on a Sunday? Maybe soon you’ll be able to. Most Texans are familiar with the Blue Laws. Put into effect decades ago, they prevent the sale of hard liquor on Sundays, among other things. … Continue reading

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