Daily Archives: March 6, 2009

Dialogue

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN Thank you for this article (“Access Denied,” Feb. 20) and for shedding light on a huge issue for women internationally. I have worked in abortion care for 20 years, and my organization, Whole Woman’s Health, has a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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