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Rick Perry’s Role in the Education Culture Wars

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SEATS OF POWER!
 

ONLINE AUCTION PREVIEW

HELP THE TEXAS OBSERVER AND OWN THESE ONE-OF-A-KIND TREASURES

Hightower's CarJIM HIGHTOWER’S CAR

AUCTION STARTS TOMORROW, 9/2/11, AT NOON 

Texas Observer former editor and famous populist Jim Hightower has taken many a left turn in this all-American, union-made car. Now he’s driving a 21st-century hybrid and he graciously handed his beloved ’97 Ford Escort over to The Texas Observer and for auction.

If you’d like to sit in Jim’s place behind the wheel of this illustrious vehicle – make a bid tomorrow! And thanks to Jim for his generous donation!

Jim’s ’97 Ford Escort
• exterior and interior – good condition
• mileage – 79,341
• automatic transmission
• good mechanical condition
• union made, of course
• no frame damage
• AC, power windows and locks in good shape

PLEASE NOTE: Winner is responsible for picking up the car in Austin, TX.  All funds go to benefit The Texas Observer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Amount paid for the item is tax-deductible minus its estimated fair-market value of $3,000.

 

Bob Bullock's deskBOB BULLOCK’S DESK

AUCTION STARTS TOMORROW, 9/2/11, AT NOON 

Bob Bullock’s boot-scrape marks are still on the edge of this storied desk from his 1994 campaign for Lieutenant. Governor. It’s an L-shaped cherrywood-finished desk with a glass top on the short side.

Bullock, one of the giants of Texas political history, served two terms as Texas’ 38th Lieutenant Governor from 1991 to 1999. His career spanned nearly 40 years, and he was credited as being the principal architect of modern Texas government.

But if you’re eying this desk, you already know this and much more about this famous Texan. And you’ll be interested to know that after the campaign it was used by former Texas Observer board president and current board member Jim Marston in his Environmental Defense Fund office, then the desk went on to serve at Texas Progress Council for Director Sandie Haverlah before donated to the Observer.  Next – your home or office?

PLEASE NOTE: Winner is responsible for picking up the desk in Austin, TX. All funds go to benefit The Texas Observer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Amount paid for the item is tax-deductible minus its estimated fair-market value of $400.