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Houston Is All Dressed Up In Poetry

To celebrate hosting the Super Bowl this year, among other lovely happenings, Houston is getting all dressed up in POETRY. I’m thrilled that some of my lines were selected and are now on banners across the city. 211 more words

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It's a Daily Double!

Now, what was I just saying (in the preceding post): politicians think voters are stupid, yes, but some seem to have no problem letting us voters know that they’re cut from the same cloth.  435 more words


Triple Threat on Brian T Smith and Carlos Gomez 5-6-2016

Sean, Rich & Ted talk about the controversy over how Brian T Smith of the Houston Chronicle decided to use a quote from the Astros’ Carlos Gomez, in what looks like an attempt to make him sound unintelligent. 6 more words


Controversial driver fines draw fire from Senate panel

By Matthew Adams

AUSTIN – Facing growing impatience from legislative leaders, state police officials were told Tuesday to quickly devise solutions to address chronic complaints that a controversial traffic-fine program is unfairly targeting hundreds of Texas drivers with hefty penalties. 598 more words

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UT president OKs guns in classrooms but not dorms

By Mike Ward and Matthew Adams

AUSTIN – Concealed handguns would be banned in most dormitories but not in classrooms under campus carry rules announced Wednesday by University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves, who called the decision “the greatest challenge of my presidency to date.” 1,141 more words

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Teen charged in UT student's death

By Matthew Adams and Mike Ward

AUSTIN – Authorities on Friday charged a homeless 17-year-old man with first-degree murder in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman dance student whose body was found in a creek in a crime that has drawn national attention and left the flagship campus on edge. 1,096 more words

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Judge names lawyers to represent man accused in UT student Haruka Weiser's death

A state district judge has appointed two Austin attorneys to represent the 17-year-old man accused of murder in the death of a University of Texas freshman last week. 111 more words

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