Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

Friday random ten, Hawaiian style

Two weeks ago, I printed a Special Guest Star edition of the Friday Random Ten with an offering from Chron reporter Alan Bernstein. At the time, I asked if anyone else would like to submit a list for publication. I … Continue reading

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You have the right to an attorney, but it doesn’t have to be of your choosing

In her response to the charges pending against her before the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Sharon Keller made the claim that the state should foot her legal bills. Rick Casey notes the problem with that claim. [We do] provide … Continue reading

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A setback for Shriners

Alas. Local Shriners vowed Wednesday to take their case for reopening the storm-damaged Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston to convention delegates after the national leadership again decided to keep it closed. Officials of the 1,000-member Galveston-based El Mina Shrine … Continue reading

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Making reregistration easier

This is a positive step. In Harris County, the voter registration office is starting to anticipate your next move. County Tax Assessor-Collector Leo Vasquez has put together a coalition of private organizations and large employers to make sure that residents … Continue reading

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Redistricting commission advances

We know about Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s biennial efforts to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission for Texas. On Monday, those efforts advanced forward a step. By a vote of 21-10, senators approved Senate Bill 315 that would create the nine-member commission … Continue reading

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