Daily Archives: June 27, 2009

Saturday video break: It gives us those nice bright colors

News item: Kodak is retiring its iconic Kodachrome film after 74 years. I think you know what’s coming: Makes you think that all the world’s a sunny day, doesn’t it?

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We may miss the SUPERTRAIN

Dammit. As we have reported here often, the federal government is about to dump a lot of money on states to develop a handful of high-speed passenger rail corridors, and the good news for us is that Texas is home … Continue reading

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Get ready to say good-bye to Wilshire Village

Swamplot brings the sad but totally expected news. As noted in today’s Daily Demolition Report below, 20 structures of the Wilshire Village garden apartments at the corner of Alabama and Dunlavy received demolition permits yesterday. Aren’t there only 17 buildings … Continue reading

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Potential challenger for Burnam

Via Campos, I see that State Rep. Lon Burnam of Fort Worth may get a primary challenger next year. City Councilman Sal Espino has heard a lot of frustration from constituents about what state lawmakers did not accomplish in the … Continue reading

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More questionable arson convictions

The Observer has published the second of its stories on questionable arson convictions (the first, from April, is here). It’s a compelling series, and really gives a good picture of why these two cases should not have resulted in charges, … Continue reading

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