Daily Archives: April 28, 2010

CCA overturns “checks aren’t cash” appeals verdict

For once, their pro-prosecution proclivities were good for something. The Austin appeals court erred in deciding that the state’s money-laundering statute – used to prosecute associates of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – did not apply to transfers … Continue reading

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Don’t play ball with the state of Arizona

What Kevin Blackistone says. About 10 years ago, the NCAA made one of its most bold and upright decisions: it refused to allow any more of its postseason tournaments, like March Madness, to be held in South Carolina until the … Continue reading

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It’s always something

Good news for Metro. The “forensic accounting review” by UHY Advisors examined all business expense reports submitted to Metro by its chief executive, Frank Wilson, and chief of staff, Joanne Wright. Both joined Metro in May 2004; Wilson previously was … Continue reading

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Where’s Gail?

This morning at 9 AM in Austin, a hearing will be held by various legislative groups including the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the Legislative Study Group, the House Black Caucus, and Senate Hispanic Caucus, to discuss the recent changes to … Continue reading

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Maybe they should try abstinence-only

Birth control for feral hogs. It’s not as easy as it sounds. There’s a saying that when a feral hog has six piglets, only eight are expected to survive. That’s no joke in Texas, however, where the 400-pound beasts do … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 26

The Texas Progressive Alliance can’t believe that school is finishing up and summer will soon be upon us. Before it gets too hot, here’s a look at what’s been going on this past week.

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