Daily Archives: June 24, 2010

Greens booted from the ballot

A judge in Austin has ruled in favor of the Texas Democratic Party in a motion to bar the Green Party from the ballot this fall on the grounds that the funds used to collect their signatures were illegal corporate … Continue reading

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Cuts for thee but not for me

Nice! That comes courtesy of the Back to Basics PAC, and the Trib says they’ve bought $250K in airtime for it. More like this, please.

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Mayor Parker’s first budget passes

The deed is done. We know the basic shape of the budget from earlier stories, so I just want to highlight a couple of things. First, an amendment to trim Council members’ budgets that ultimately was defeated: City Councilman Al … Continue reading

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Statesman slaps Harper-Brown

I guess they weren’t terribly impressed by her video defense against the hand in the cookie jar accusations. It’s going to be tough to top Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, R-Irving, and her YouTube response to a Dallas Morning News/WFAA-TV report about … Continue reading

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Was there no one in Texas that could tell us about our broadband situation?

I’m a little late in picking this up, so bear with me. Last week, the Texas Department of Agriculture published a map detailing where broadband access exists and doesn’t exist in Texas. Democratic candidate for Ag Commish Hank Gilbert, after … Continue reading

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Montgomery County wants in on rail district

Get on board, Montgomery County. Montgomery County may join a regional rail group to upgrade freight lines and add commuter services throughout the Houston area. β€œIt’s time that we need to be a part of this,” said Commissioner Ed Chance … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of June 21

The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes the official start of summer with a cold beverage and the highlights from the week in blogging.

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