Archive for: July, 2011

Discussion: Houston ‘Civility Ordinance’

Houston City Council Considers Expanding 'Civility Ordinance'

July 19, 2011 Houston City Council Considers Expanding ‘Civility Ordinance’ GABE GUTIERREZ, KHOU 11 News HOUSTON – The City Council is considering whether to expand its controversial “civility ordinance,” which allows police to ticket or even arrest people for sitting or lying on sidewalks. Supporters say it will help clean up the area just east […]

Houston Homeless Shelter Hanging On

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July 12, 2011 Houston Homeless Shelter Clings To Frayed Lifeline Without financial help, residents will be homeless once again ROBERT STANTON, Houston Chronicle For more than a decade, Sanders Stephenson was homeless on the streets of Houston, his pain and frustration dulled by the crack pipes he smoked daily. Today, the 60-year-old unemployed welder said […]

Independence Day: A Miracle In Any Era


July, 4, 2011 Independence Day – A Miracle In Any Era BOB RICHTER, On July 3, 1776, excited and fulfilled as a man can be after putting his life on the line for a cause, future president and current revolutionary John Adams, in a prophetic letter to his wife, Abigail, wrote: “Yesterday, the greatest question […]

U.S. Official Sees Houston’s Green Side

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July 3, 2011 U.S. Official Sees Houston’s Green Side JEANNIE KEVER, Houston Chronicle Houston is often criticized on environmental issues. But Nancy Sutley, who chairs the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said she found lots of interest in sustainability during a visit here last week. Sutley spoke with reporter Jeannie Kever just before meeting […]

Govt Shutdown & MNs Most Vulnerable

MN Government Shutdown

July 2, 2011 Vulnerable Feel the Pinch of Minnesota Government Shutdown Amy Forliti, Associated Press   ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the state stopped child care subsidies. Hours after a political impasse forced a […]

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