Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

City caves on drainage fee for churches

From the inbox: Mayor Parker Announces New Rebuild Houston Funding Plan with Exemptions and Assistance for Low Income Mayor Annise Parker today announced that she will ask City Council next week to approve a new Rebuild Houston funding plan that … Continue reading

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Friday random ten: The 1950s

The 1950s. Poodle skirts, greasy kid stuff, James Dean, and some pretty good music. 1. Walkin’ Blues – Muddy Waters (1950) 2. All The Things You Are – Dizzy Gillespie (1953) 3. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and … Continue reading

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Center Street recycling center for sale?

Looks to be that way. Back in 2009, the city contemplated selling the site to Admiral Linen next door, and opening a new recycling center on Spring Street in the First Ward. See here, here, and here for background. The … Continue reading

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Eversole rests his case without presenting one

You have to admire the guts, if nothing else. In a move even his attorneys acknowledged was risky, Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole’s defense team rested Wednesday without calling a single witness after prosecutors ended more than two weeks of … Continue reading

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The Lege’s job killing budget

Do you think this is what all those people who came out to vote last November had in mind? The Legislative Budget Board, a nonpartisan state agency that helps lawmakers with budget numbers, predicts that House version of the 2012-2013 … Continue reading

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Today’s the day for the TIP

That postponed Transportation Policy Council meeting to determine how to allocate unprogrammed federal transportation funds happens today. A proposal before the regional Transportation Policy Council last month could have clawed back $12.8 million in funding set aside for bicycle and … Continue reading

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