Tag Archives: Central Texas

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METRO | Risky business in Central Texas: The toll road bond gamble

Wall Street won’t insure the new CTRMA toll road debt at an affordable cost because of its high risk. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015 AUSTIN — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, or CTRMA, … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Risky business in Central Texas: The toll road bond gamble

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METRO | Steve Russell : Bee Czar News

Central Texas Bee Rescue is dedicated to seeing that bees scaring humans with their natural swarming behavior will help pay for their own preservation. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — Last year, there … finish reading METRO | Steve Russell : Bee Czar News

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Central Texas environmental activists on Rag Radio

Paul Robbins, Dave Cortez, and Roger Baker talk the Texas drought, climate change denial, Texas water politics, Keystone, fracking, and more… Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 16, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features prominent Central … finish reading  METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Central Texas environmental activists on Rag Radio

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METRO | Roger Baker : The proposed Austin light rail plan as I see it…

…which clearly isn’t the way Mayor Leffingwell sees it, since he cut me off during the CAMPO meeting. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 15, 2014 AUSTIN — I make it my regular habit, as a hobby … finish reading METRO | Roger Baker : The proposed Austin light rail plan as I see it…

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 2

We look at the water-blind politics of Central Texas growth planning, and the developer-friendly role of regional transportation planning group CAMPO. Water use chart from stateimpact.npr. In the graphic above, one can see a dramatic shift to municipal use as … finish reading Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 2

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 1

There is sound science that says there is likely to be big trouble, even in supplying Austin’s current population with enough water. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2014 First of three. I met a traveller … finish reading Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 1

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas’ Pedernales Electric Coop Violates Cooperative Values

Then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at PEC headquarters in Johnson City, Texas, in 1961. PEC violates cooperative valuesand principles of liberty Perhaps the greatest irony about membership in the PEC is that I have no choice about being a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas’ Pedernales Electric Coop Violates Cooperative Values

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Lamar W. Hankins : City Council and Religious Liberty in Central Texas

San Marcos, Texas, City Hall. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Nearly half of Austin-area citycouncils violate religious liberty It doesn’t take clergy to remind council members of their duties, and there is little evidence that clergy provide any more moral authority than … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : City Council and Religious Liberty in Central Texas

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Dallas Darling : Austerity and the Bastrop Wildfires

Getting the larger picture. Wildfire in Bastrop, Texas, Sept. 5, 2011. Photo by Phil Ostroff / Truthout.Another view:Austerity and the Bastrop wildfires By Dallas Darling / Truthout / October 4, 2011 BASTROP, Texas — I knew the economic and political … finish reading Dallas Darling : Austerity and the Bastrop Wildfires

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Ken Martin : ‘The Austin Bulldog’: Growling at the Powers That Be

Logo from The Austin Bulldog. Graphic by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Journalism making a difference:The Austin Bulldog‘s investigativereporting shakes up City HallBy Ken Martin / The Rag Blog / May 12, 2011 AUSTIN — Even if you’ve never heard … finish reading Ken Martin : ‘The Austin Bulldog’: Growling at the Powers That Be

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Medea Benjamin : Death Marchers Haunt New Bush Library Digs

Demonstrators from March of the Dead protest in front of Dallas SWAT officers during groundbreaking at new George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU, Nov. 16, 2010. Photo by G.J. McCarthy / AP.Breaking new ground:Protests at the future siteof the … finish reading Medea Benjamin : Death Marchers Haunt New Bush Library Digs

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Austin Heat : Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet?

Report:Extreme summer heat andIrreversible ecosystem demise Austin’s summers will be a third more extreme than those of the Sonoran Desert and about 10 times more extreme than the normal Texas Hill Country summers. By Bruce Melton / April 5, 2010 … finish reading Austin Heat : Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet?

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