Daily Archives: January 8, 2012

Weekend link dump for January 8

Has Harold Camping had a conversation with the Mayans yet? The third party fetish could be especially damaging this year. Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. The etymology of “oops”, which I found via Susie Bright‘s remarks on … Continue reading

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Inmate outsourcing on the way out

This is unequivocally good news. Dropping inmate numbers at the Harris County Jail will let the county end its nearly 5-year-old practice of shipping overflow inmates to Louisiana and other Texas counties within days, Sheriff Adrian Garcia said this week. … Continue reading

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Your voter registration card is not in the mail just yet

Another side effect of the Supreme Court stay. Even if you’ve registered to vote in Texas, you won’t be getting a new voter registration certificate until February. Although the latest blue cards expired at the end of the year, counties … Continue reading

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CSAPR stayed

There was some bad news at the end of the year. A federal court ordered [last] Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial cross-state air pollution rule be stayed — to the delight of Texas officials and the chagrin of … Continue reading

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Electric school buses

There’s a lot to like about this. Bus maker Trans Tech Bus this year said it would start making an electric school bus in a partnership with Smith Electric Vehicles. The eTrans bus is one of a new generation of … Continue reading

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