Wed Feb 1 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus
Bexar County Commissioners Lyle Larson
and Tommy Adkisson complain that our local Texas Senators and Representatives
have applied NO pressure to the Texas Dep't of Transportation to
abandon the toll road scheme in favor of simply adding a lane each
way and putting overpasses at the four traffic-jamming intersections
north of Loop 1604 on Highway 281.
If you contact your state rep about this, maybe they will start
to pay attentiion to what the voting public wants done on
281— and overwhelmingly, it ain't a big toll road.
Please contact your state rep and tell him or her to order TxDOT
to can the toll road scheme, and return to the originally-approved
plan for overpasses and one extra lane each direction.
Cmsr Larson says that plan was approved - and FUNDED! - in 2001, but
in 2004 TxDOT shifted that $40M elsewhere and tossed the money
into the Toll Road kitty.
Who represents me? Find out HERE
(This link is always at the bottom of this column)
RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer
Analysis: State of the Union agitated
The state of the union is fretful. President Bush acknowledged the public's agitated state Tuesday night when he gave voice to growing concerns about the course of the nation he has led for five years.
GARY MARTIN, Express-News Washington Bureau
Bush defends Iraq policy in State of the Union
".. main thrust of the president's speech was on domestic issues that could be pivotal in this year's fall elections: the rising cost of fuel and health care."
Fact-checking the big speech
The president's justification for his spy program has disputable roots, as do some of the facts and figures he put forth in his speech
Bush's war powers to be examined
Next week, the Senate begins the first hearings on the president's authorization of eavesdropping without a warrant.
Another short extension expected for Patriot Act
Congress still seen deadlocked on law
Soldiers sue over out-of-pocket costs
Massachusetts National Guard soldiers have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming they are owed $73 million in food, lodging, and commuting expenses they paid out-of-pocket while activated under state orders to protect sites such as military bases and reservoirs from terrorist attacks
AT&T sued over alleged surveillance
"..for its alleged role in helping the National Security Agency spy on the phone calls and other communications of U.S. citizens without warrants."
EBay sale of "Alamo rock" stopped
Tom DeLay's defense fund in red
"American Idol" tonite features singers from Austin auditions
Sawyer and Gibson may fill in as anchors on ABC News
Woodruff and cameraman Vogt, who suffered head wounds in Iraq Sunday, are at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., for treatment
Weaving driver distracted by porn
Fight over birdseed leads to man getting shot in the groin