Daily Archives: September 11, 2011

Weekend link dump for September 11

What my dad wrote ten years ago about our family’s connection to NYFD. “So where should you go if you want to avoid pricey weather catastrophes? Oddly enough, Alaska or Hawaii.” The Monsters of Grok. I want the Niels Bohr … Continue reading

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FBI investigation of HCC

Any time the FBI comes to town to investigate possible corruption in your business, it’s not a good thing. The FBI is investigating possible corruption at Houston Community College, an inquiry that appears to involve its former chief financial officer … Continue reading

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Can Ban opponents get their vote

Impressive. [New Braunfels] City Council, confronted Wednesday by a petition challenging a controversial new law, called for a Nov. 8 election to let voters decide whether disposable containers will be banned from local rivers. The “Can the Ban” coalition gathered … Continue reading

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Our gay state

Is getting gayer, according to the Census. It’s no secret that Austin and Central Texas have much appeal for same-sex couples, but new census data from 2010 underscore the depth and breadth of the attraction. Among the highlights from an … Continue reading

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What next for Sugar Land prison property?

Now that the Central Unit in Sugar Land has been closed, what will happen to the empty facility? The fate of the Central Unit site will be decided by the three-member School Land Board, which oversees real estate investments on … Continue reading

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