Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

Friday random ten: On break

To salute the end of spring break, ten songs about breaks and breaking. 1. Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You – Connie Francis 2. Only Love Can Break A Heart – Gene Pitney 3. Break It To Me Gently … Continue reading

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Texas goes long on voter ID

From Michael Li: The State of Texas is seeking permission from the three-judge panel in the voter ID case to file an amended complaint that would directly challenge the constitutionality of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The amended … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, WHP

Thanks, Rick! Federal health officials announced Thursday what state leaders have predicted for weeks: that they are halting funding for Texas’ Women’s Health Program. Cindy Mann, director of the federal Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, said Texas left her … Continue reading

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Houston gets HUD grant to house the homeless

Since we’ve been talking about homelessness recently, I thought I’d take note of this. Houston-area homeless programs will receive nearly $2.8 million in federal funding as part of an Obama administration plan to confront homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing … Continue reading

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Todd tells Riggle to tone it down

Former Houston City Council member Rob Todd has a message for gay-obsessed Pastor Steve Riggle. During my days on City Council, I was considered an archconservative. Part of that reputation was a result of a lawsuit I filed against Mayor … Continue reading

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