Daily Archives: September 18, 2020

And so the re-reopening begins

Are we really ready for this? Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that most of Texas will be able to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, including letting many businesses increase their capacity to 75%, as soon as Monday. Retail stores, restaurants and … Continue reading

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The Green Party owes Ken Paxton a thank-you note

He did them a solid, that’s for sure. In the legal fight to exclude minor party candidates from the November ballot, Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton took a flexible view of time and deadlines. After the Texas GOP filed suit … Continue reading

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We suck at COVID data, the continuing story

Would have been nice to have known this when it was happening. State health officials published new data this week that showed the state‚Äôs positivity rate was higher in the spring that originally disclosed, even as public officials cited the … Continue reading

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The post-Harvey flood control march

It’s a long journey, with a lot to be done. It’s going to take awhile. Most of Kenwood, a working class, mostly Latino neighborhood, is so deep in the 100-year floodplain that Harris County engineers have concluded no flood control … Continue reading

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