Daily Archives: June 8, 2012

Friday random ten: I get knocked down, but I get up again

I figure this is a good week for some songs that make you want to get back up and keep fighting. 1. Arthur McBride – SixMileBridge 2. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba 3. We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister 4. … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood and Texas back in court

I presume this was the appeal of the injunction that was granted to Planned Parenthood in their lawsuit challenging the state’s attempt to destroy the Women’s Health Program. A federal appeals court will review a new Texas rule that prohibits … Continue reading

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Are the end of course standards too low?

Beginning this year, high school students must pass new end of course exams in a variety of subjects in order to be able to graduate. These tests begin in the ninth grade and continue through the 12th. The standards will … Continue reading

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Who wants to live in Galveston?

Galveston would like to know. Although the city is still rebuilding with new private investment and hundreds of millions in federal disaster money, Galveston finds itself at a crossroads and confronting fundamental questions: Will its population continue to shrink until … Continue reading

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Why the small cities like the GMP as is

The GMP is Metro’s General Mobility Program, which distributes funds for road projects to Houston, Harris County, and the smaller Metro member cities. The smaller cities like it as it is, don’t want any changes made to it, and claim … Continue reading

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