Daily Archives: April 8, 2012

Weekend link dump for April 8

Won’t someone please think of the Trekkies? Instead of increasing security for standardized tests we could de-emphasize them and thus not need all that security. News stories about people caught smuggling things in their pants are always noteworthy. Draping is … Continue reading

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All the “news” that fits, we print

I’ve heard of slow news days before, but this is ridiculous. State Comptroller Susan Combs trumpeted a survey Tuesday showing – as she wrote in the forward to a 15-page report – that a mere 3.4 percent of employers surveyed … Continue reading

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Who testifies about voter ID?

That was the question before the federal court on Tuesday. U.S. Justice Department lawyers told a federal three-judge panel Tuesday that Texas legislators should not be shielded from testifying in a voter ID case. But lawyers for state Attorney General … Continue reading

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RIP, Bubba the roach

Another Houston institution bites the dust. For 42 years, a 2-ton sign featuring a neon-lighted cockroach blazed over the Southwest Freeway near Westpark, a garish but iconic advertisement for Holder’s Pest Control. The 8-foot-by-16-foot sign, nicknamed Bubba, was taken down … Continue reading

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