Daily Archives: September 25, 2011

Weekend link dump for September 25

“If there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.” How much money recording artists make from the different ways of selling their music. Dinosaur feathers. Awesome. “These same Republicans who are dubious of … Continue reading

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Still cleaning up Tommy Thomas’ mess

Some stains take a long time to scrub out. The U.S. Justice Department is proceeding with an investigation of Harris County sheriff’s operations, after county leaders refused to enter into a civil rights settlement with the government or hire an … Continue reading

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Hempstead commuter rail update

Here’s a look at how commuter rail along 290 might work. Commuter trains from Hempstead to Houston could start running by 2019 if the Gulf Coast Rail District can secure $300 million and if Union Pacific Railroad lets passenger cars … Continue reading

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Even in Midland

Fact-based sex education replaces mythical thinking in Midland. And they said it couldn’t be done. In the spring, public school students in Midland will cross what until very recently was the political third rail of sex education. For the first … Continue reading

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What we lost in the wildfires

It’s going to take a long time to recover from the fires. The fire burned through the heart of the Lost Pines area, a unique ecological island encompassing some 64,000 acres of loblolly pine, the westernmost stands of the great … Continue reading

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