Daily Archives: April 3, 2011

Weekend link dump for April 3

Play ball! What exactly is a tablet computer good for? Despite what some crazy bigots might say, the First Amendment is for all of us. Americans like Daylight Savings Time. As well they should. Apparently, life doesn’t “begin at conception” … Continue reading

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San Antonio bike share

I love the idea of B-Cycle, San Antonio’s new bike sharing program, I’m just not sure how well it will work. “I think it will encourage faster infrastructure for bike lanes and all the things we need because suddenly it’s … Continue reading

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Tough times for libraries

And there’s no end in sight. Already squeezed by curtailed hours and reduced staff, Houston Public Library officials today will pull the budget belt a notch tighter, telling City Hall how they plan to cope with an expected budget cut … Continue reading

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Raising cigarette taxes

Is any kind of tax increase possible for this legislative session? The House appropriations bill, scheduled for debate this weekend, would cut out the $10 million-a-year anti-smoking campaign, which remains a legacy of the state’s 1998 tobacco settlement. To save … Continue reading

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