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Texas Legislature Restores Millions in Mental Health Funding

Posted on · The Texas Legislature is back in session. It’s a special session called by Governor Rick Perry, with a narrow focus in mind: to ratify temporary redistricting maps used in the 2012 elections. Minority groups want the legislature to use alternative maps. Hearings on the issue are underway now. With strong majorities in both chambers, Republicans […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 17, 2013

Posted on · It’s the world’s first multi-purpose domed stadium.  It’s the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Astrodome has been the site of a Nolan Ryan no-hitter, classic concerts by Elvis, Selena, Judy Garland and The Supremes, the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and college basketball’s so-called “Game […]