Daily Archives: March 6, 2009

Jim Hightower

Let’s talk pills. To treat everything from allergies to heart problems, half of Americans take a prescription medicine every day, and nearly all of us reach for the pill bottle on occasion. It’s perfectly safe, though, because the Food and …

Bad Bills

ROUND ‘EM UP House Bills 254 & 261 Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler On Feb. 18, Texas Employers for Immigration Reform held a debate between Reps. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, and Rafael Anchia, a Dallas Democrat. Afterward, Harry Joe, an …

Bad Bills

ROUND ‘EM UP House Bills 254 & 261 Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler On Feb. 18, Texas Employers for Immigration Reform held a debate between Reps. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, and Rafael Anchia, a Dallas Democrat. Afterward, Harry Joe, an …

Send Us Your Waste

Rod Baltzer, president of Waste Control Specialists LLC, calls the licensing of the company’s radioactive waste dump in Andrews County a “tremendous accomplishment.” True enough. But Waste Control is not resting on its laurels. The company has rapidly unfolding plans …

Revolving-Door Democrats

In 2006, public relations giant Fleishman-Hillard Inc. announced that it was merging a recently acquired firm-Mercury Public Affairs-into Fleishman’s lobby division under former Texas Congressman Max Sandlin, the company’s newly hired co-chair. The drab press release recounting these facts illustrated …

Commentary

Eleanor Tinsley-the only person I’ve ever met who was also a park and an elementary school-died Feb. 10. For anybody who doesn’t already know, much of what’s best and most beautiful about the city of Houston was a gift of …

Political Intelligence

New Orleans has Brad Pitt. Devastated farmers have Willie Nelson. Galveston Island, however, is still searching for that special someone who can shine some national attention on its multibillion-dollar recovery effort. Five months after Hurricane Ike, island residents feel like …

Editorial

At last June’s state Democratic convention, Leticia Van de Putte was all set for the kind of klieg-light moment that ambitious pols lust after. The longtime legislator from Bexar County had been tapped to deliver the big “unity” speech, meant …

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