Daily Archives: March 6, 2011

Weekend link dump for March 6

Happy birthday to my buddy Matt! People who have health insurance that isn’t tied to a particular job are more likely to be entrepreneurs. The biggest problem with our political system is that too many people just don’t care about … Continue reading

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HISD’s budget and magnet meeting

A whole lot happened on Thursday evening with HISD. Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier proposed a major shake-up Thursday night to the district’s popular magnet program, calling for 25 schools to lose the special status and for funding increases or … Continue reading

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Eyewitness ID bills advance

Grits: Sen. Rodney Ellis’ eyewitness ID bill passed out of committee unanimously, with an an inconsequential cleanup amendment from Sen. Joan Huffman, just as Chairman Pete Gallego’s companion bill passed out of House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee last week. Since that … Continue reading

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A little more room to express yourself

On your vanity license plate. Texas drivers with more to say on their personalized license plates beyond the current six numbers and letters will have more options. My Plates, which sells the state-authorized specialty vehicle plates, announced Monday that some … Continue reading

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What to do with the SBOE?

The Lege has many ideas about what to do with the state’s most embarrassing branch of government, some of which are better than others. State Rep. Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas), wants the SBOE abolished under his House Bill 881 and all … Continue reading

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