Daily Archives: March 9, 2021

The opening bid on power outage response

Not bad, but there’s a long way to go and not a lot of detail just yet. Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan on Monday announced seven priority bills responding to the winter weather crisis last month that left millions of … Continue reading

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Memorial Hermann CEO begs for Abbott to reconsider maskless mandate

He won’t listen, but maybe some of the people who would have stopped wearing their masks will. On March 2, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the issuance of a new executive order, which “re-opens” Texas. The new order, which takes effect … Continue reading

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LGBT certification for Houston city contractors

From last week. Houston on Thursday became the first city in Texas to add a certification for LGBT-owned businesses in city contracting. Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order adding the certification during an event with the National LGBT Chamber … Continue reading

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HISD Superintendent Lathan leaving

I wish her well. Houston ISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan plans to leave the district at the end of the 2020-21 school year, ending an unusually long three-year run in the position that was marked by fallout from the pandemic, … Continue reading

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