Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

House passes sonogram bill

Passing the bill was a formality at this point, but getting one chamber’s bill through the other may be problematic. The House’s measure will now be sent to a Senate committee. The Senate’s version that was sent to the House … Continue reading

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Jury selection begins in Eversole trial

Get your popcorn popper fired up. Jury selection begins this morning in the trial of Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole, who stands accused of accepting bribes from a friend and developer to whom he allegedly steered county contracts and appointments. … Continue reading

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Population growth by legislative district

Some nice work by the Trib here. Our new┬áinteractive map visualizes population changes by district for the total population and residents who are of Hispanic origin. These totals are especially important now given that lawmakers are preparing to redraw these … Continue reading

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Is it finally time to do something with the Dome?

A few days ago, a woman named Cynthia Neely took to CultureMap to demand that we Do Something about the Astrodome. Regardless of whether you love or hate the Astrodome, the building is owned by the county and in effect … Continue reading

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More on magnet schools

Some further information about the proposed changes to HISD’s magnet school program made by Superintendent Terry Grier at Thursday’s public meeting. Funding would drop at 69 schools and increase at 53 under Grier’s preliminary plan. In all, the district would … Continue reading

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We’re still not bonding out enough people

I’m sure this will make a lot of people uncomfortable. More than 15,000 people were collared in Harris County for misdemeanors in the final months of 2010, but 70 percent of white inmates were released on bond before trial, compared … Continue reading

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