Home | News | Calendar | Audio/Video | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes | piazza | top Daily | top Weekly | top Month | archives| subscribe RSS
You are logged in as a guest. Logon   | Register

Page 202 of 221

More Story Headlines

TTC- Trans Texas Corridor- Video -TXDot Study When Bush Governor on I-35 Good Till 2025 (salon) One of the most interesting comments I heard during all the TTC meetings I attended was from Cynthia Ross, who had done research into the background of the TTC and NAFTA Superhighway. George Bush, whe.....- 8/19/2006 9:28:23 AM
TTC - Trans Texas Corridor- Video of Bill Smith from Temple Running Against Diane Delisi (District 55) (salon) CanOFun recorded 7 TTC meetings of citizen comments, although some politicians were left out who seemed to have no problem with using eminent domain to take people's land for a private toll road. In g.....- 8/19/2006 8:22:38 AM
Please, Dan Abrams, Don't Ruin Countdown (salon) I watch Keith Olbermann almost every night, except when someone like that no-talent bimbo named Amy guest-hosts the show. Every once in a while, he says "My producer is making me do this" an.....- 8/18/2006 9:59:17 AM
On Granbury and Light Rail Going into Fort Worth (salon) A couple of years ago, I wondered whether Granbury would hook into the light rail system going from Fort Worth to Dallas. When you look at highway 377, especially with rail lines running on one side a.....- 8/18/2006 9:33:29 AM
TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) Ex-Perry Aide Shelley Now Works for... Guess.. CINTRA (salon) Let's see. Timeline. Shelley does contract work for Cintra. Shelley then goes to work for Governor Perry's office as an aide. Three months later, AMAZINGLY, Cintra gets the contract to build the Trans.....- 8/18/2006 9:05:54 AM
Woman With Brain Injury! Schiavo-Type Alert! Where's Chet? Where's The House Republicans? (salon) It's always seemed to me to be the height of hypocrisy, not to mention a grave misuse of congressional power, for the House to have gone through the Teri Schiavo circus and passed a bill to keep her a.....- 8/18/2006 7:42:50 AM
Hutchison one of the ignorant who are fooled about Weapons of Mass Destruction? Or is she LYING? (salon) Remember that poll recently where half of Americans still believe that Saddam had WMD? And that number was UP because of ignoramuses like Santorum? And you shake your head and think, how the heck can .....- 8/18/2006 7:22:01 AM
Time to Get That Windmill made- Texas Breaks Electricity Record (salon) The judge told us this week that Somervell County is applying to be declared a drought area, eligible for emergency relief. I believe it. I can't remember it being this hot and dry for this long in so.....- 8/18/2006 7:00:44 AM
Ve Haff Vays To Mek You Talk - Houston Airports Get the Biometric Lie Detector (salon) I'm getting quite a collection of articles about unpleasant and intrusive ways the government makes the flying experience miserable. The other day I wrote about SPOT (Screening Passengers Through Obse.....- 8/18/2006 6:47:09 AM
Texas Officials Continue to Divert our Tax Dollars (salon) I've written recently about ethics versus legality when it comes to using monies that are supposed to be for one thing but diverted to another, such as the sporting goods tax that should be used for s.....- 8/18/2006 5:56:37 AM
TTC-Trans Texas Corridor-Hutchison jumps on Radnofsky's Bandwagon (salon) Or maybe she has heard from enough angry constituents to realize what a bad idea this is. Radnofsky, incidentally, is supposed to be at the TTC meeting in Rockwall tonight. Too far for me to go or I'd.....- 8/17/2006 1:39:11 PM
Judge Calls a Halt to the NSA's Spying on Americans Program As Unconstitutional (salon) Course you know the Bush administration will appeal this so that they can continue to spy on Americans without warrants. But at least there's one judge out there that stands up for Americans, and says.....- 8/17/2006 12:31:12 PM
About local Democratic party meetings as related to George Allen's Macaca statement (salon) Should a candidate or candidate's representative expect that anything said at a publicly held Democratic meeting, advertised in the paper, should be off limits to discussion or public scrutiny? When I.....- 8/16/2006 7:24:41 PM
Erath County, Texas Democratic Chair Files Ethics Complaint Against Sid Miller (salon) Got an email from Alvis Yardley, who is Democratic Chairman of Erath County, Texas (Stephenville). On August 9, 2006, he filed an ethics complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission about Sid Miller. He.....- 8/16/2006 7:04:01 PM
Gas Wells Versus Water Wells-What happens if Drilling in Barnet Shale Runs Wells Dry? (salon) The Weatherford Democrat has an article on this. Because Somervell County is about to join Parker County in gas well drilling and at least some of us also use the Paluxy for well water, some points to.....- 8/16/2006 12:36:09 PM
FCC sends letters to 77 Stations asking if they properly labeled Fake News as such (salon) Fake News = VNR aka Video News Releases. You know how sometimes you're watching a segment on the news and it looks like it actually came from a marketing company as opposed to being done by the local .....- 8/16/2006 12:17:11 PM
About Sid Miller's Wife's Charter School Rating in Erath County (salon) Someone at the local Dem meeting mentioned that Sid Miller's wife owns a charter school. Debra is a teacher and founder of Erath Excels Academy in Stephenville, a highly successful charter school that.....- 8/16/2006 9:05:51 AM
Airport Screeners Lookin At You Nekkid- Part Two! (salon) Just yesterday I was mentioning, in this blog entry about the Biometric Lie Detector being tested in airports, the x-ray machine that shows people naked and stuff they try to sneak in. Tell you what, .....- 8/15/2006 8:27:53 AM
Rich? Hate Public Schools? Buy Ad Blitzes To Try to Convince Unwillingly Texans to use School Vouchers (salon) Leininger, who else? Let's review. A couple of weeks ago, a company owned by Dr Leininger of San Antonio, had a big judgement against it after losing a lawsuit and it was discovered that Bill Cerveha,.....- 8/15/2006 8:01:57 AM
*Clean* Coal in Jewett, Texas Via FutureGen-Is it really *Clean*? (salon) I've always associated coal-mining with some place like West Virginia, but read that Jewett, Texas, which is in Smokey Joe Barton's district, is one of four finalists to get a  $1 billion power plant .....- 8/15/2006 5:11:19 AM
US Still Harboring Terrorist Luis Posada Carrilles (salon) Been over a year since I wrote about this last.  Bush used to rail and rail about other countries harboring terrorists (probably still does, but I've been tuning out his crazy rants for the past coupl.....- 8/14/2006 10:07:04 PM
Next Interrogation Tool for Hapless Airport Travellers-Biometric Airport Lie Detector (salon) Remember when TSA was going to screen people with an XRay machine that would look at them.. nekkid? Heck, maybe they are already doing this, although it seems like I read that they sort of blurred the.....- 8/14/2006 1:47:56 PM
Texas Comptroller's Office-Please Use North American Industry Classified Code- Hello! North American Union! (salon) Looks like the North American Union plans are underway and one place is with requiring North American code updates for small business and industry. Here's a letter explaining the code change signed by.....- 8/14/2006 12:10:34 PM
Atascosa Ranchers (Pleasanton) Say NO to Trans Texas Corridor -More than 300 people attended) (salon) Marty Harris, the son, said, “I’ve been driving up and down I-35 all my life. I have never come to a complete stall in traffic between Dilley and Pearsall.” The crowd laughed at this remark. Harris’ n.....- 8/14/2006 10:49:11 AM
More than 500 Angry Residents of Sequin, Texas Show up to Trans Texas Corridor Meeting Last Week (salon) That's Guadelupe County“I didn’t speak up last time because I was just too chicken,” said Poth resident Amber Lyssy, who was wearing a shirt declaring TTC is bad for Texans.Lyssy and her husband, who .....- 8/14/2006 10:46:29 AM
Trans Texas Corridor Newspaper Report from Wilson County (Floresville)-Nearly 800 people attended (salon) I have a cousin that is a rancher in Floresville, and the land belonged to my uncle before him, so, although I don't live there, I'm interested to see what the reaction of people was at the TT.....- 8/14/2006 10:42:01 AM
John Wilkes Booth Lived Under An Assumed Name in Glen Rose (salon) I've heard this story before, that Booth escaped after shooting Lincoln and went to live in Granbury, where he went by the name John St Helen. But I never saw this part.So the story goes, Booth was es.....- 8/14/2006 10:31:42 AM
Trans Texas Corridor-if the North Texas Council of Governments can Fight it, SO CAN WE (salon) Jobsanger has a post about how TXDOt has given in to the NTCOG to do the route differently around the DFW metroplex. Apparently the NTCOG banded together and threatened TxDot to change the route (or b.....- 8/14/2006 9:56:05 AM
The Selling of Toll Roads in Austin - two articles to Suck It Up By (salon) I said previously I don't live in Austin but when I go to Austin, I come down 183 from Lampasses. I notice that a law was passed in 2003 that gives mobility authorities and TxDot the right to spend ou.....- 8/14/2006 10:23:09 AM
Cornyn didn't go to Cleburne, but his staffers are holding town hall meetings (salon) Dang! Wish I'd read this BEFORE this meeting was held in Cleburne. At least it looks like Cornyn or representatives are travelling around.Rittler said Cornyn plans to visit different areas of Texas ov.....- 8/13/2006 9:04:38 AM
More Barnett Shale Rigs Coming Up - 100 More from Quicksilver this year (salon) The article also talks about Chief drilling, which was bought by Devon Energy.Another Barnett Shale driller, Quicksilver Resources of Fort Worth, plans to add six new rigs to the 10 already working in.....- 8/13/2006 9:01:08 AM
Might be Legal but it Ain't Ethical- Texas Legislature Shifting Money Earmarked for One Thing into Another (salon) We all know what happened with Perry, the Texas Lege, and the sporting goods tax that was supposed to pay for upkeep of state parks. The money got raided and put into other things and now Perry is tal.....- 8/13/2006 7:45:02 AM
Crawford, Texas Locals Angry about Sheehan Moving There-WHICH LOCALS? (salon) If the Associated Press intended to write a balanced article (Okay. I'm assuming) the way to do it would have been to avoid blanket statements like this, in an article entitled "Some Crawford Res.....- 8/13/2006 7:22:55 AM
The New Normal- Or How The Latest Terror Threat Helps Wimpy Women Clean Out Their Purses (salon) Last night when watching Countdown, an inferior female standin for Olbermann introduced the segment for the Airports Liquids Clean Out no fewer than six times as "The New Normal". What's the.....- 8/12/2006 10:51:10 AM
North Texas- Ozone levels raised from 17 proposed power plants -finished study not released (salon) What do you do if you create a study that doesn't answer questions like how will pollution from coal-fired plants affect individual ozone monitors in the region? Well, if you're a company that did the.....- 8/12/2006 10:25:12 AM
MOPAC in Austin to become a toll road? (salon) This may be old news to people who live in Austin; I don't, but I come to Austin several times a year. Some consultants are looking at ways to add lanes to Mopac, and becoming a toll road is on the pl.....- 8/12/2006 10:08:17 AM
Bush's Homeland Security Falls Short-Was Trying to Divert $6 million from explosives detection technology (salon) Seems to me that despite any bluster and parrotting of the phrase "Islamo-facism", whatever the heck that means, by Bush, that when a government not only does NOT spend money and time on att.....- 8/11/2006 9:37:33 PM
Going to host a local TTC-Taking Your Private Land for Toll Roads meeting here locally (salon) in a couple of weeks. I had originally thought to be part of a followup meeting hosted by Linda Curtis who had attended a few of the TTC meetings I had, but that was before I realized that she is work.....- 8/11/2006 12:30:46 PM
HB 2650 - about local government participation in toll road projects (to Include Trans Texas Corridor) (salon) Again, part of the great email Peter Stern sent me. I've been reading HB 2650 to try to make some sense of the carrot and stick being used to pass proliferation of toll roads in Texas. Local governmen.....- 8/11/2006 11:33:10 AM
The LOOTERS versus the ACCOUNTABILITY CROWD who voted re: Moratorium on the Trans Texas Corridor (salon) Peter Stern sent me a great email, stats with permission from the Texas Toll Party site, about the amendment to slow down and study Freeway Tolls and Trans Texas Corridor before rushing to make toll r.....- 8/11/2006 9:59:51 AM
Sid Miller and Bills Filed on Behalf or (and possibly written by) Texas Association of Business (salon) I was curious, after reading how Texas Association of Businesses (TAB) used money illegally to promote Sid Miller against Hamilton Democratic opponent David Langefield in his campaign literature, whet.....- 8/11/2006 12:25:37 AM
Interesting Site that Rates Whether House and Senate members Vote FOR the Middle Class (salon) and grades them. I saw this on a blog that was discussing Senator Kohl, and thought I'd look up Cornyn, Hutchison and Edwards.First-Edwards-Drum Major Institute shows he voted a 25 % for middle class .....- 8/10/2006 11:48:10 PM
First brochure piece of campaign literature for Chet Edwards came today (salon) First thing I did was look to see where it said he's a Democrat in the "Progress Report on Homeland Security"... looked in vain. Looked to see if he  mentions the word "Republican".....- 8/10/2006 2:40:24 PM
Turns out it's not only Private Money That Paid for Craddick's Apartment Renovations (salon) Wrote about this before. The fabulous $1000 toilets, $30,000 in new appliances, the imported rugs .... Private money was what was supposed to pay for the Craddicks living like royalty but it turns out.....- 8/10/2006 7:01:51 AM
You won't just see planes and buildings at DFW Airport-soon... natural gas rigs (salon) Gas rigs are going up all over the place around here. Here's an article about how DFW airport has signed a lease with Chesapeake to drill there. I didn't realize it, but there are already leases with .....- 8/9/2006 10:19:14 PM
Citizens in Erath County Stop Granbury Company's App for a Commercial Waste Injection/Disposal Well (salon) When the gas companies come in to drill, a lot of waste has to be pumped out and disposed of-thus there are 2 separate types of application a gas company makes- one for the property where gas is getti.....- 8/9/2006 10:14:33 PM
Carl's Corner Getting a Branson-Style Makeover-Hope They Don't Get Rid of the Tango Frogs (salon) I remember when those frogs adorned the Tango off Lower Greenville Ave in Dallas before they were spirited off to grace Good Old Carl's Corner Truck Stop, which then became a town. Willie Nelson has t.....- 8/9/2006 1:46:01 PM
Family of 4 Want to Watch the Cowboys in the New Stadium to be built? 400 Smacks, Plus, Please (salon) We quit watching football when it got so dang militaristic. Every game would start with military standing on the sidelines and a military theme; the joy of just watching guys tackle each other and thr.....- 8/8/2006 11:43:40 PM
On Lieberman as Independent contrasted with Chet Edwards (salon) I watched Sore Loserman's big ego step ahead of his loyalty and common sense as he, instead of graciously conceding defeat and supporting Ned Lamont, arrogantly and selfishly pushed ahead to say he wi.....- 8/8/2006 11:32:17 PM
Head explosion-Minuteman Salsa American made so foolish people can avoid eating real Mexican salsa (salon) How bizarre is this? Some guy from Plano wants to sell anti-immigration salsa sauce made in the US. As Bud Kennedy points out, the guy doesn't even KNOW what real mexican food tastes like.Second, do y.....- 8/8/2006 4:42:11 PM
OOOPS- Strayhorn-uh, the COMPTROLLER, uses state funds for her campaign (salon) What gets me about Strayhorn having her staff prepare her campaign briefing materials, which is against the law, is, first, that she's comptroller, dealing with money and budgets, etc, and second, tha.....- 8/8/2006 4:10:30 PM
Video from Camp Casey III- Sunday August 7 2006 (salon) Went out to Crawford yesterday afternoon and shot some footage of a march that Sheehan led between the original spot of Camp Casey (in the triangular fork on the road) to the signs and secret service .....- 8/7/2006 12:04:46 PM
Video of the Crawford Peace House Israeli-Palestine Press Conference at Crawford, Texas August 6 (salon) Went out to Crawford yesterday afternoon and shot some footage of a march that Sheehan led between the original spot of Camp Casey (in the triangular fork on the road) to the signs and secret service .....- 8/7/2006 2:19:20 AM
Some Photos from Afternoon in Crawford, Texas at Crawford Peace House and Sheehan's March (salon) Went down to Crawford in the afternoon to attend the press conference on the Lebanon-Israel situation. I'll have video of that later on a separate post. Also, have some pics and will have video later .....- 8/7/2006 12:38:17 AM
Offbeat? Since When are Populist Whistlestops in Texas Off Beat? (salon) I'm always aware of what adjectives are used to describe events. In an article about Bill Moody, who is running for a Supreme Court position, that appeared in the Statesman, David Van Os's stops at co.....- 8/6/2006 11:10:57 AM
Big Doings in Crawford, Texas tomorrow (Sunday) (salon) Not only is Camp Casey up and running but Arabs and Muslims from all over Texas are expected to come down to Crawford to protest Bush's failure to call for a cease fire in the Israeli/Lebanese conflic.....- 8/5/2006 7:32:54 PM
Canvassing Precinct 2 Beginning This Morning (salon) It's hotter than blazes so I don't know how far we'll get today, but we're going to start on our own county road. The purpose, of course, is to find out where the Democrats are in this county so that .....- 8/5/2006 9:29:15 AM
Just watched *The Big Buy* Video about Tom DeLay and TRMPAC (salon) I had read recently that there was a bit in it from the state representative who ran against Sid Miller... who took TRMPAC money. It was more than just a bit, it was a pretty good segment detailing ho.....- 8/5/2006 1:09:43 AM
Leininger is significantly less wealthy after blow to his firm's stock plunges- State of Texas screws teachers (salon) From the Tyler Morning Telegraph- Pretty disgusting. You have Dr Leininger spreading money around like manure with no limits in order to put HIS candidate in office (in this case Republican versus Rep.....- 8/4/2006 9:05:17 PM
Sheehan- Reasonable Accommodations in the Road- Judge Orders a Compromise-McClennan County (salon) Sheehan and her followers want to stop the county from enforcing two ordinances that they claim limit protest activities. One prohibits parking along portions of 14 county roads around Bush’s Prairie .....- 8/4/2006 6:58:58 PM
They reported fake data to industry publications-Knew it was fake.. but didn't know it was criminal (salon) so they weren't convicted of that. Two former Houston energy traders got all the possible outcomes they could get Friday from a jury that struggled over whether they illegally reported fake trade data.....- 8/4/2006 6:34:19 PM
On Real ID Act and Biometrics- Passport Hacked and Cloned (salon) I wrote a long time back about the Real ID Act(Chet Edwards is for it, including biometrics). I personally, number one, don't like the idea of national identity cards, and two, don't like the idea of .....- 8/4/2006 1:39:44 PM
Local gossipy Glen Rose stuff (salon) Got a copy of the Glen Rose newspaper yesterday. A few people had told me of this, which is apparently in competition with the Glen Rose Reporter now. I had been told that it was a newspaper oriented .....- 8/4/2006 11:48:30 AM
Cornyn's Border Defense Amendment Shot Down by *Tubes* Stevens (salon) I wrote about this last week. Seems that the money Cornyn wanted to use for additional border patrol agents and the US Visa program was going to come out of the defense appropriations bill... as not r.....- 8/3/2006 12:40:29 PM
Waking Up Texas from the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) Complacency (salon) There are two things TxDot and Rick Perry are counting on for this election. One, that most people, if they have heard at all of the TTC, don't know or don't realize they *should* have an interest in .....- 8/3/2006 12:16:28 PM
But Will We See It From Space? Senate Votes to Build Triple Wall At the Border (salon) Jeff Sessions removes his hood and garners support for a triple border wall. Sounds like an action adventure movie coming "Escape from Laredo!" starring Kurt Russell.By passing my amendment .....- 8/3/2006 11:53:43 AM
Boo-Hoo! Bush's *Short* Vacation This Year-But What About the MONEY He costs us as taxpayers? (salon) I can't muster up any unhappiness for a guy whose MONTH LONG vacations are being cut short because somebody in his entourage decided that kicking back while Lebanon is being bombed doesn't present Bus.....- 8/3/2006 10:44:32 AM
Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) MORE Lists including Current House/Senate Races with Opponents (salon) Received another good email from Faye Ware with more links to check the bills for the Trans Texas Corridor. Since we know that the TTC was voted on, unanimously, the next thing to consider besides &qu.....- 8/3/2006 9:58:34 AM
Congress Elevator Article Shows Class Structure between Senate and House (salon) I was somewhat amused to read this presumably tongue-in-cheek article about Senators-Only elevators. But....Members of the House have their own elevators, too, but senators are fewer in number, are mo.....- 8/2/2006 11:15:17 AM
About followup TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) Meetings (salon) At a number of the TTC meetings I attended, one of the speakers was Linda Curtis of Independent Texans, who was very knowledgeable and persuasive about both the origins of the TTC legislation as well .....- 8/2/2006 10:46:53 AM
On the Trans Texas Corridor Full List- Tell You What- CALL Your CONGRESSPERSON and then email me (salon) and I will put what your representative said in a blog post here. I'm curious. I was reading Dos Centavos yesterday- about how the Democrats ALSO voted for TTC.A lot of people around the state, and es.....- 8/2/2006 9:43:20 AM
Had to Snort When I read this comment by Dennis Hastert (in Texas) (salon) Hastert was down in our district stumping for Van Taylor of West this week."It's a district that's Republican leaning," Hastert said. "People expect ... at least whoever they elect, eve.....- 8/2/2006 8:57:12 AM
Local Democrats will have a meeting tonight (salon) Very happy over this. Republicans in this town meet regularly but the Democrats simply have not for whatever reason. I don't myself hold any position in the Democratic party, and, after the state Demo.....- 8/1/2006 1:28:46 PM
Candidates who will not say they are Democrats, straight out, but run on the Democrat ticket (salon) I was annoyed, last year, when Chet Edward's campaign literature, didn't say he was a Democrat, but independent. I don't have a problem with people wanting to run as an independent, but it seems to me.....- 8/1/2006 11:18:48 AM
Trans Texas Corridor- Who Voted- FULL LIST (salon) I don't have comments enabled on this blog, but I do get email. Faye Ware wrote to say It's pretty sad to see you mention someone had to tell you that so and so voted YEA to the Trans-Texas Corridor. .....- 8/1/2006 10:51:40 AM
[<< Prev]  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80  81  82  83  84  85  86  87  88  89  90  91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  100  101  102  103  104  105  106  107  108  109  110  111  112  113  114  115  116  117  118  119  120  121  122  123  124  125  126  127  128  129  130  131  132  133  134  135  136  137  138  139  140  141  142  143  144  145  146  147  148  149  150  151  152  153  154  155  156  157  158  159  160  161  162  163  164  165  166  167  168  169  170  171  172  173  174  175  176  177  178  179  180  181  182  183  184  185  186  187  188  189  190  191  192  193  194  195  196  197  198  199  200  201 202  203  204  205  206  207  208  209  210  211  212  213  214  215  216  217  218  219  220  221 [Next >>]