Daily Archives: June 30, 2012

Saturday video break: Ring of Fire

Song #62 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Ring of Fire”, originally by Anita Carter and covered by Social Distortion. Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking “But that’s a Johnny Cash song!” Listen to the intro … Continue reading

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Former DeLay aide Ellis pleads guilty

This was out of the blue. Tom DeLay’s chief political aide, Jim Ellis, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of making an illegal campaign contribution during the 2002 election. Ellis, who headed DeLay’s Americans for a Republican Majority political … Continue reading

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No Dome action yet

It’s still there. Beyond that, nothing to report. Harris County officials put off any final decision on the fate of the Astrodome on Tuesday, though the top executive suggested a new option for the deteriorating stadium. County Judge Ed Emmett … Continue reading

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Local action on payday lending

Patricia Kilday Hart reports on a promising movement. No one was particularly surprised a year ago when the Texas Legislature failed – once again – to pass meaningful regulation of the payday and auto title loan industries. After all, the … Continue reading

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