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JBB

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Topics I've Started

House Speaker Straus not seeking re-election

25 October 2017 - 09:47 AM

http://www.wfaa.com/...ction/485945134

I'm a little surprised, but it's highly likely he was going to face his strongest challenge yet from the more conservative faction of the House to retain the speakership for the 2019 session.

County hospital bond election

17 October 2017 - 08:51 PM

The county put off a hospital district bond election for $800 million in 2016. One year later, the needs are becoming more dire and the price tag is over $1 billion.

http://www.star-tele...e179421536.html

Bass Performance Hall

26 April 2017 - 08:24 PM

A really interesting article on the financial intricacies involved in maintaining the hall that is closing in on 20 years old.

 

http://www.star-tele...e146756024.html

 

The accompanying photo is a very flattering angle of the building.  


San Antonio - reworked Alamo plaza

13 April 2017 - 10:13 PM

http://www.mysananto...op-11066810.php

 

The glass wall is a little strange, but anything that gets rid of or hides the tourist crap across the street is okay in my book.


Converting 114 to a full blown freeway credited for explosive growth in that corridor

17 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

An interesting article about the growth happening along 114 between I-35 and Grapevine:

http://www.star-tele...e139084528.html
 
I mainly was interested in posting this to see if this quote would make anyone's head explode:

It just goes to show you that good roads are good for business, said Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, whose precinct includes the area.