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Hondo Maze
- Ken and Laurie Graff at 7A Ranch in Hondo have a terrific Spurs maze this year. Their website



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‘I Am Addicted to Prescription Pain Medication’
"True Confessions: Limbaugh built an army of admirers with his hard-right rants. But off-air, he was a lonely man who may have broken the law to feed his addiction. The real Rush." COMMENTARY


 

Sen. Van de Putte withdraws allegation of slur "but she stopped short of saying it was untrue"
Says she received colleague's apology

Reorganization and redistricting plans approved
The Texas Legislature adjourned Sunday afternoon, after passing a government reorganization bill and a GOP-driven congressional redistricting measure.

Texas lawmakers' job finally over -- but not the hard feelings
The Texas Senate ended a third special legislative session by sending Gov. Rick Perry a redistricting bill designed to give Republicans a majority in the Texas congressional delegation.

 

 

The Sins of September 11
William Rivers Pitt

EXCERPT:
The astounding level of blunt ignorance within the American populace about the events surrounding the attacks of September 11 cannot be easily quantified. In a nation with thousands of newspapers, thousands of radio stations, and a ceaseless data stream from CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS, some 70% of the population believed as late as a month ago that Saddam Hussein was centrally involved in and personally responsible for the attacks which destroyed the Towers and struck the Pentagon. Beyond that, what most people know about the single most important event in American history does not go much beyond "evildoers" who "hate our freedom."
  That is, simply, incredible. It is also not an accident. This ignorance has a great deal to do with the stunning mediocrity of the television news media, that empty well where most Americans go to become informed.

 

State shifts road work to high gear
Highway 130 is a planned toll road that will roughly parallel I-35 along the San Antonio - Austin corridor, but will bypass both of those cities (running from near Seguin to near Georgetown). The method of planning and contracting is an experiment.

Homeland Security: 'Al-Qaeda planning attack on U.S.'

Drones Tested to Patrol US-Mexico Border

Meteorite crash strews lucrative debris
"Dealers have been calling and saying, `Oh, have we got a deal for you,' " Kay Fausset said. "No one's given us a figure yet...'"


Convicted child molester Kevin Kinder, inadvertently placed in a jail holding area with a man he abused more than a decade ago, was beaten unconscious Thursday when the man recognized him and exacted revenge. STORY


Lawmaker battle predicted over Patriot II

Targeting Iraq no-bid deals
There are charges in the press that no-bid contracts are squandering taxpayer funds.

 

 

Brain Implants
Monkeys control robot with their thoughts
"..the first time that mental intentions have been harnessed to move a mechanical object."

Military cut corners to hire Arab speakers
The scarcity of Arabic speakers prior to September 11 led to the hiring of risky translators to assist the interrogation of detained al Qaeda suspects, say sources familiar with the military's recruitment of interpreters.

Newspapers sent same letter signed by different soldiers

Iraqi orchards bulldozed as collective punishment

Spam opponents are losing the battle
The battle against spam is turning into an all-out war. Organizations involved in the fight against unwanted e-mail have been under a barrage of cyber-attacks from spammers in recent weeks, and some say the attacks have become too powerful and malicious to stop.


2004 election calendar
The 2004 political calendar is front-loaded with key presidential primaries. This means the Democratic candidate for president could be decided by early March.


Vehicle Emissions Tests Don't Help
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