A New One

Well, even though I’m a political type, I have to admit that I hadn’t seen THIS argument against property tax reform in Texas before tonight:

Many teachers have kidney and bladder problems because we cannot leave our classrooms for a basic human function, especially when restrooms are few and far away.

By all means, count me as formally opposed to the Omnibus Property Tax Reformers Against Teachers Peeing Act Of 2004 if/when it comes to a

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Float Trip

The email invite/reminder/pestering for my annual Memorial Day float trip in OK just got sent out tonight.

If I somehow missed you and this interests, please send an email my way.

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Surf Stomp 2004

My friends over at the Surfrider Foundation are putting on their annual Surf Stomp bash tomorrow.

There will be live music and goodness knows what else (it is the Last Concert Cafe, after all) starting at 5pm Saturday on 1403 Nance.

I don’t know any of the bands but the Mandy Smith Group, but Mandy’s crew is worth the $10 admission by themselves.

More info on the Surfrider website. Enjoy!

(04-21-2004) They may have to rename the

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World Class Bowling!

A couple of weeks ago, Dave H. sent me this bit of news from the Tulsa World:

Groundbreaking set for Owasso bowling center
By RHETT MORGAN World Staff Writer
4/16/2004

OWASSO — City leaders will break ground Friday on a $4 million-plus bowling center, said Rickey Hayes, director of economic development.

Located at 10301 N. Owasso Expressway, a service road off U.S. 169, the 32-lane center will be called The Lanes at Coffee Creek and could be completed

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Tilman’s Sweetheart Deals

Richard Connelly’s wondering about Tillman Fertita’s sweetheart deals with the city:

If you’re looking for tips on how to piss away a million bucks, look no further than the City of Houston. And as a bonus, it involves yet another sweetheart deal for the Donald Trump of the local restaurant scene, Tilman Fertitta.

Step 1 — Offer up the strategically located old Downtown Fire Station to Fertitta.

Step 2 — Move firefighters across downtown to temporary digs that

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