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AACOG tailpipe-test Clean Air Plan up in the air as enviro agency makes odd recommendations
San Antonio Express-News 6/13/2003
State official wants Bexar declared in violation of clean air law “This makes it a very tough political issue for any politician (in Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson counties) to raise their hands on vehicle emissions testing or anything that they know the public is not going to be happy about...”

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 6/13/2003
[Comal] County staves off pollution penalties "San Antonio area will not have to deal with regulations that could deter businesses and industry from expanding or moving into the area."

Tailpipe Testing Issue
AACOG 9:00 a.m. Saturday June 14
The first at which they will answer questions!")
Air Quality Public Meeting details

"It is crucial that Bexar County fill this meeting. That's the only way AACOG will understand people care." -Forrest M. Mims III

Vehicle emissions testing – the $40 Inspection Tag – is a possibility under the area Clean Air Plan now being formulated (see Express-News story 5/29/2003 Clean-air strategies cautiously approved).
Email or phone your councilman and county commissioner
. Easy contact links are always in my left column at Mayor/Council phones+e-mail and Bexar Cmsn phones+email also find good CLEAN AIR info at Citizens Organized for Good Science

Dallas News 6/10/03 Seguin Gazette Enterprise 6/5/03
Clean Air Plan critics call for EPA control
Dallas News 6/10/03
Dallas area makes play for a clean-air delay


Mayor Garza's fanatic Smoking Ban stance may ease

Art Hall kills Gunn Honda's recharge zone car repair shop plan A terrific victory on the new councilman's first major issue! But look out. Gunn's lobbyist reportedly said Gunn will attempt to relocate the proposed dealership and repair facility to another site that could be over the recharge zone but outside of the city's jurisdiction. If this pans out, Gunn's good reputation here may be seriously jeopardized.

Gov says home-seizure bill had to be signed "Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he would have vetoed a measure allowing the state to seize the homes of some deceased nursing home patients if it had been a stand-alone bill."


Tom DeLay targeted by NYTimes columnist

  • "Maybe Mr. DeLay's public profile will be raised by his success yesterday in sabotaging tax credits for 12 million children."
  • "When an employee tried to stop Mr. DeLay from smoking a cigar on government property, the majority leader shouted, "I am the federal government." Not quite, not yet, but he's getting there."

Wrigley has patent on Viagra-type chewing gum
Woodpecker attacking cars' side mirrors
Fake cop pulls over real cop, gets really arrested
Dog-killing wacko hands out cookies as his house burns
Shoplifting mom abandons 7-year-old daughter

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Inducted 2002

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Emailed to me and posted here 6/12/2003
At the inaugural awards ceremony of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2002

On the left is one of the radio guys whom I respect the very most, Herb Humphries, who created the Westinghouse All-News format at KFWB/Los Angeles: "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world." Herb is truly a class act, ultimate news pro, and legitimate radio legend. I worked for him at KNOW/Austin in 1963. That's Herb's friend next to him, and my wonderful wife Carole to my left.