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Gender: Male
Hometown: South Texas. most of my life I lived in Austin and Dallas
Home country: United States
Current location: Bryan, Texas
Member since: Sun Aug 14, 2011, 03:57 AM
Number of posts: 77,720

About Me

Middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

Journal Archives

Oklahoma News - 6/5/2016

Oklahoma governor gets little of her requests in 2016 budget

Tulsa Democrat's bill to reform sheriff's office appraiser

As other states act to raise teacher pay, Oklahoma risks sinking into last place

Sheriff accused of swapping employment for sex

There's enough support to send 2 justice reforms to voters

Education tax inspired budget cuts for colleges
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 10:01 PM (0 replies)

Louisiana News - 6/5/2016

McDonald's sued for allegedly discriminating against blind customers

Louisiana House passes final bill to conclude New Orleans firefighters deal

Voters will be asked to allow college boards to set tuition

As clock ticks on legislative session, lawmakers appear to reach budget deal

Bid to toughen anti-smoking rules on school grounds dies in Legislature

Louisiana public schools face millions in cuts for first time in decades; what it means for teachers, students

Louisiana gearing up for marijuana business: How much might LSU, Southern, companies profit? How will it be distributed?

State lawmakers may consider income tax increase
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:29 PM (1 replies)

Arkansas News - 6/5/2016

A killer in the herds

In 1996, Clinton admits to nerd side

Governor to seek income-tax cuts

In emails, first lady firm on mansion wants

Rutledge approves ballot initiative that would legalize casinos in 3 Arkansas counties

Arkansas State University System plans to hike tuition, fees

State weighs toll lanes in Little Rock
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 01:37 PM (0 replies)

Missouri News - 6/5/2016

Fitch downgrades St. Louis bond, default rating

Lawmakers put cuffs on Missouri ticket quotas

Abortion rights groups target Schaefer over Planned Parenthood documents

Humphreys family pours more cash into Missouri politics

Missouri Appeals Court to decide fight over frozen embryos

Prosecutor clears 2 St. Louis officers in fatal shooting

Missouri State University considers building new dormitory

US spy agency opts for new site in St. Louis

Missouri budget director says state revenues up three percent

St. Louis police officer sues again after winning lawsuit
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 12:45 PM (0 replies)

Iowa News - 6/5/2016

Iowa lax in reporting hate crimes, data shows

Iowa Poll: Patty Judge leads way in Democratic Senate primary

Branstad calls on regents to reduce proposed tuition hike

New Iowa law on court debt aims to keep drivers on road

Iowa Democrats mull challenger for veteran GOP Sen. Grassley

Iowa advocates remain skeptical about new Medicaid oversight
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 11:23 AM (0 replies)

Minnesota News - 6/5/2016

Stalemate between Dayton, GOP leaves tax cuts, public works spending in limbo

Despite abuse reports, Dakota County left children with parents

Frothy Minnesota market might not bear much more craft beer

Police are being forced to the front lines of a growing mental health crisis

Rashad Turner of Black Lives Matter St. Paul vows to 'build bridges'

Minnesota state trooper arrested for suspected DWI

Minnesota high schools might have to curtail dual-credit courses

Minnesota moose may be headed for endangered species list

At DFL convention, Sanders-Clinton divide on display

Mark Dayton: ‘I will not sign the tax bill’ without a special session

3 guilty of conspiracy to commit murder abroad in IS case

MnDOT Asks For Public Comment On New U.S. Bicycle Route

Cat bites gone wrong: Family pet sends man to hospital with potentially life-threatening blood poisoning

Thousands of petroglyphs rediscovered at Jeffers site
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 08:35 AM (0 replies)

Wisconsin News - 6/5/2016

Walmart makes some progress on 'made-in-America' pledge, but detractors remain skeptical

Judge orders notorious Milwaukee landlord to pay up

Lawmakers: Delays likely on long-term care changes

Attorney who took $458,000 loses license for 2 years

Kathleen Vinehout surveys Democrats about run for governor

State audit finds DNR ignoring own rules on water pollution

Dislike for Donald Trump, cheers for Russ Feingold unite Democrats at state convention

Scott Walker: UW System could see performance-based funding

Dems see 8th Congressional District as key race
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:56 AM (0 replies)

Illinois News - 6/5/2016

Exelon says it will close 2 Illinois nuclear plants

Two high-ranking UAW officials shot after union election

Illinois lawmakers fail to approve budget, but did send 400+ bills to Rauner

Blue Cross premium hikes in Texas, Oklahoma could mean Illinois sticker shock

Straight. Gay. In between. Those who don't categorize.

Foundation funded state agency and 2 schools it saved

Saint Xavier closing Arizona campus, cites Illinois budget woes

UI system question settled for now

Firefighting crews battle blaze at Peoria's Madison Theater

State Farm abandons 'good neighbor' policy

Chicago releases videos showing police-related incidents

Kankakee River gets national designation

Woodstock's Old Courthouse, Sheriff's House may get historic

Gov. Rauner, Chicago mayor trade barbs during budget impasse
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 05:25 AM (0 replies)

Indiana News - 6/5/2016

Indiana lawmakers return to LGBT controversy

Many job applicants can't pass drug test

Voters often choose higher taxes for transit, schools

Pence reignites debate over value of pre-K

Local governments get $500 million as part of state road funding deal

Half of Indiana police don't report hate crimes data to FBI

Huge collection of Indiana public records now digitized

Purdue expects mumps to decline in summer

Indiana parks to charge 10-cent admission for centennial
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 04:24 AM (0 replies)

Michigan News - 6/4/2016

Michigan House's Detroit schools bills are pure garbage, not about kids

Mich. candidate says sex with teens may be OK in some cases

Blaze orange not your hue? House says try hunter pink

Dems clash with GOP on Detroit school-closing rules

Rep. Cummings: Flint kids need to be compensated
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sat Jun 4, 2016, 05:36 AM (1 replies)
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