Daily Archives: April 16, 2011

Saturday video break: Fluuuuutes! Innnnnnn! Spaaaaaaaaace!

You’ve never seen a flute duet quite like this before: I’m hard pressed to think of a better way to salute the 50th anniversary of the first human being in space. The song they’re playing is the opening bars of … Continue reading

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House moves forward on school fund money

Last week, I noted a bill filed by Rep. Rob Orr that would direct some money from the Available School Fund into the public schools. His legislation has now been approved by committee and is likely on its way to … Continue reading

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Time for the biennial attack on the Travis County DA

Every two years, some Republican legislators try to kill the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s office. An amendment tacked on to the House budget bill approved last week would shift roughly $3.4 million a year from … Continue reading

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Tinker the T-Rex to come to Texas

Here’s your dinosaur lawsuit news for the week. The fossilized remains of Tinker the teenage T. rex soon could be returning to the prospectors who unearthed them, after a recent ruling from a federal bankruptcy court. Most of the 65-million-year-old … Continue reading

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The Austin rail debate

The city of Austin is gearing up for another debate about how and where – and if – to build more rail there. This is the third time since 2000 that they’ve gone through such a debate. This AusChron story … Continue reading

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