Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

Interview with Alvin Byrd

District B candidate Alvin Byrd is the Constituent Services Director for current Council Member Jarvis Johnson. He is a Navy veteran who has worked at numerous community organizations and was the first president of the Greater Fifth Ward Superneighborhood Council. … Continue reading

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“Hire Houston First” passes

One of Mayor Parker’s signature policy items is now law. Houston City Council passed Mayor Annise Parker’s Hire Houston First initiative by a 13-1 vote Wednesday, allowing and sometimes requiring city departments to choose the second lowest bid for purchases … Continue reading

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Trash into treasure

Waste Management Inc. is looking at ways to turn trash into energy, which is the next best thing to actual treasure. “In my mind, it’s pretty simple why we’re doing it: If we don’t figure it out, somebody is, and … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of August 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance, which has some experience in these matters, extends its best wishes to the east coast as it recovers from Hurricane Irene. Here now is the roundup:

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