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Virtual Border Fence to Cost 2 Billion... No... 8 Billion.. Well, No... Up to THIRTY BILLION DOLLARS (salon) DHS was a little off in their estimates.Electronic monitoring and other steps for enhancing surveillance along the southwestern border could cost 15 times the initial $2 billion estimate, the Homeland.....- 11/16/2006 6:30:18 PM
Spellings Still Pushing that Massive Database That Would Track Students Cradle to Grave-Universities Don't Like it (salon) Wrote about this before, including, in Texas, Neely's mirror image of this sneaky attempt to track people OVER 18.  You have to wonder if Spellings is profiting by this in some way; I mean she's pushi.....- 11/16/2006 5:51:00 PM
TXU Cuts Shady Deal with Alcoa at the Rockdale (Milam County) Texas Alcoa Smelter (Clean Air Act? Hah!) (salon) From Environmental DefenseThe federal government, TXU and Alcoa have cut a back-room deal that would circumvent the consent decree concerning the electric power generators at the Alcoa smelter near Ro.....- 11/16/2006 5:45:49 PM
Kip Averitt's (Texas Senate District 22) Campaign Reports (salon) So who contributed to Averitt's campaign and how much? November 7, 2006 reportCompass Bank $2000Michael Dell (yes, of Dell Computers) $3000GM Pac - $1000Licenced Beverage Distributors PAC $10,000Lineb.....- 11/16/2006 2:37:15 PM
More on who contributed to Sid Miller's (Texas House District 59)'s Campaign (salon) Nov 3, 2006- James Gjerset $1000 -He's a registered lobbyist as of 2005. Now would a lobbyist give money to a politician without expecting something in return? Maybe something regarding the ADANov 6, .....- 11/16/2006 2:08:26 PM
Fake News O Day- Thought it would be interesting to see where these videos pop up (salon) I was looking at some of the VNRs that get sent out to television news and then are repackaged, so that the viewer doesn't realize that he or she is actually watching a PR piece. One way these are fak.....- 11/16/2006 1:29:45 PM
Toll Road Rates in Texas -Open your Wallet, the Grabby Hands Want In (salon) I noticed this bit from McBlogger, which contrasts someone having to pay (O the HORROR!) additional gas tax versus a toll fee to be on the road. He points out that if, for example, you had to pay an a.....- 11/16/2006 11:32:18 AM
Texas Senator Nelson's Bill SB 27 Reminds me of the Perry Boondoggle on Long Term Care (salon) I've been doing some cursory reading through the bills filed this week at the Texas Lege, and saw this from Nelson of Flower Mound. This bill is:relating to a pilot program to educate nursing home res.....- 11/16/2006 11:18:51 AM
William *Harley* Sinclair died Wednesday after a traffic accident on Hwy 67 in Glen Rose, Texas (2006) (salon) An 18-year-old man died Wednesday after a traffic accident in Glen Rose. William Sinclair of Glen Rose died at 12:17 p.m. at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, the Tarrant County Medical Ex.....- 11/16/2006 10:45:50 AM
Wow! Bank Robbery Plot Foiled in Hamilton, Texas- Robbers were going to blow up police cars and rob 3 banks (salon) The perpetrators traded amphetamines for weapons... to an undercover agent. Two weeks ago, after first talking to undercover officers about getting guns and explosives in October, Geske [who is from H.....- 11/16/2006 10:39:30 AM
Texas Legislature Bill Just Filed that Requires Paper Trails on Electronic Voting Machines (salon) It was good to see, after the recount held this week about the County Judge position, that, except for one vote deducted for each candidate, that the electronic voting machines were accurate. There's .....- 11/16/2006 10:27:43 AM
On the Austin, Texas Toll Study Report Recently Released to CAMPO by CRA International (salon) I've seen a couple of glowing news articles about the report that came out from CRA International about proposed toll roads; one fairly trumpets that opponents of toll roads have little comfort from t.....- 11/16/2006 8:38:01 AM
Texas Legislature- Dueling School Voucher Bills Filed - One Against, One For (salon) To review: Sid Miller (House District 59) said he was against school vouchers, but, oh, had voted for a *pilot* program, but had never voted for school vouchers. Well, duh, that's because a. all the s.....- 11/16/2006 7:11:17 AM
I've been waiting for Sid Miller (Texas House Dist 59) to File that Bill about Notifying People about Gas Injection Wells (salon) At the Hico meeting a couple of months ago where the Texas Railroad Commish showed up to do his dog and pony about *safe* the injection well is that was put right out of town near the Bosque River is,.....- 11/15/2006 10:12:36 PM
Remember TAB (Texas Association of Business) that funded Sid Miller's 2002 campaign? Grand Jury has RE-INDICTED them (salon) First up, a little memory lane. Here's what I wrote before about the corporate donors who secretly (or so they thought) contributed to Bill Hammond's group, TAB, in order to try to win races for Repub.....- 11/15/2006 9:41:33 PM
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