Vehicle emissions testing – the $40 Inspection Tag – is a possibility under the area Clean Air Plan now being formulated. Email or phone your city councilman and your county commissioner. Easy contact links are always kept in my left column at Mayor+Council phones+e-mail and I have just added Bexar Cmsn phones+email also find Good CLEAN AIR info at Citizens Organized for Good Science
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Usually I clean out the day's headline links between 10 and midnight and load an abbreviated page for overnight. New stuff is normally uploaded between 8 and 10 a.m. and stays all day and evening.
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Extra: Why San Antonio's all wet




Council votes today on Gunn Honda's request for exemption from aquifer protection rules, to build a new auto repair facility over the recharge zone
[Bonnie] Conner said she planned to vote against Gunn Honda's request because of the risk that hazardous chemicals from the site could make their way into the aquifer.

Dallas to buy no more Crown Victorias Thanks Vic

Mayor Garza proposes gutting TIF rules

Judge tells lawmaker to reveal DPS source

Some low-income child care axed from tax law

"Critical habitat" program out of money

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Hope's Birthday Brings Veterans' Thanks
Bob Hope might need another century to be thanked by all the veterans who cherish the wisecracker's performances for U.S. troops. As he turns 100 today, Hope remains the only civilian named an honorary veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.


I'm going to put the San Antonio CAMPAIGN FINANCE database in the left column and leave it as a permanent link, so you can look up who donated $$$ to which city politicians.

My profound thanks to citizen Jay Kumar, whose site offers a clear explanation of what is being done now to make finance reports available, and an excellent example of what the City of San Antonio should make available on its website— a truly searchable database.

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Hi Brad!
Just in case you didn't see the paper this morning, the AACOG Air Executive Committee endorsed the proposed emissions control strategies yesterday. What's funny about it, is that they were conducting their meeting during a high ozone event!
Our winds blew from the NE yesterday, and just like clockwork, we had high ozone readings...
Meanwhile, Houston ran up another 7 violations yesterday despite their emissions tests.
Just thought you might want to know.
Citizens Organized for Good Science
Mark Langford-President

Thanks Pauline!
These are the 10 winners of this year's Bulwer-Lytton contest (run by the English Dept of San Jose State University), wherein one writes only the first line of a bad novel:

"As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber he would never hear the end of it."

"Just beyond the Narrows the river widens."

"With a curvaceous figure that Venus would have envied, a tanned, unblemished oval face framed with lustrous thick brown hair, deep azure-blue eyes fringed with long black lashes, perfect teeth that vied for competition, and a small straight nose, Marilee had a beauty that defied description."

"Andre, a simple peasant, had only one thing on his mind as he crept along the East wall: 'Andre creep. Andre creep. Andre creep.'"

"Stanislaus Smedley, a man always on the cutting edge of narcissism, was about to give his body and soul to a back alley sex-change surgeon to become the woman he loved."

"Although Sarah had an abnormal fear of mice, it did not keep her from eeking out a living at a local pet store."

"Stanley looked quite bored and somewhat detached, but then penguins often do."

"Like an overripe beefsteak tomato rimmed with cottage cheese, the corpulent remains of Santa Claus lay dead on the hotel floor."

"Mike Hardware was the kind of private eye who didn't know the meaning of the word 'fear'; a man who could laugh in the face of danger and spit in the eye of death -- in short, a moron with suicidal tendencies."

"The sun oozed over the horizon, shoved aside darkness, crept along the greensward, and, with sickly fingers, pushed through the castle window, revealing the pillaged princess, hand at throat, crown asunder, gaping in frenzied horror at the sated, sodden amphibian lying beside her, disbelieving the magnitude of the frog's deception, screaming madly, 'You lied!'"