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David Tries His Best, But Goliath Unfazed

texastribune.org — Democrat David Alameel threw jab after jab at U.S. Sen. John Cornyn during an hour-long debate Friday night in Dallas, trying to engage the Republican in a war of words. He called the two-term incumbent "a do-nothing Senator" and suggested "he and his Wall Street buddies ought to move to China and leave us alone."
Oct 24, 2014

All of you too busy to watch it live missed David Alameel asking John Cornyn "to move to China and leave us alone" texastribune.org/2014/10/24/ala…

TxDOT Ends Program That Converts Paved Roads to Gravel

texastribune.org — The Texas Department of Transportation has ended its controversial program aimed at converting some badly damaged paved roads to gravel, more than a year after the launch of the initiative drew national attention to the agency's budget troubles. TxDOT sent a letter Friday to the Legislative Budget Board formally announcing an end to its "high-end unpaved road conversion" program.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @TexasTribune: .@TxDOT ends program aimed at converting paved roads to gravel, @amanbatheja reports. trib.it/ZQyQ2o

Texas Takes Last Pass at Social Studies Textbooks

texastribune.org — Two hours into a meeting called to parse revisions to new social studies textbooks for Texas schoolchildren - and a month before the deadline for final approval - the State Board of Education found itself confronting a tricky question. Was Sam Houston a liberal?
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Jmalewitz: ICYMI: @MorganSmith's fascinating look at the Texas Ed Board, preparing to OK social studies textbooks for next 8 yrs ow.ly/DjciG

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Jmalewitz: ICYMI: @MorganSmith's fascinating look at the Texas Ed Board, preparing to OK social studies textbooks for next 8 yrs ow.ly/DjciG

Oct 24, 2014

ICYMI: @MorganSmith's fascinating look at the Texas Ed Board, preparing to OK social studies textbooks for next 8 yrs ow.ly/DjciG

Oct 24, 2014

In Nov, TX #SBOE will approve social studies materials used to teach students for the next 8 years: trib.it/1DFzvTg #txed #txlege

Oct 24, 2014

Delightful question starts great @morgansmith story on #SBOE social studies book revisions: Was Sam Houston liberal? texastribune.org/2014/10/24/tex…

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Little Help for Those Who Can't Make the Rent

texastribune.org — For as many as 40,000 low-income Austin households being squeezed by high rents in a booming city, Wednesday offers the barest glimmer of hope. For eight days, the city will accept applications for its housing voucher program, something it has not done in eight years.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @corriemac: For 1st time in 8 years, Austin is accepting applications for Section 8 housing vouchers. @christine_ayala reports: trib.it/1CRYnF6

Oct 22, 2014

RT @corriemac: For 1st time in 8 years, Austin is accepting applications for Section 8 housing vouchers. @christine_ayala reports: trib.it/1CRYnF6

Oct 22, 2014

For 1st time in 8 years, Austin is accepting applications for Section 8 housing vouchers. @christine_ayala reports: trib.it/1CRYnF6

Oct 22, 2014

RT @tlangford: Overwhelming demand for Section 8 housing vouchers in Texas trib.it/1CRYnF6 via @TexasTribune

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