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carpet / drapery cleaning
1 800 FOR COIT

water softeners and
biopure water filters

O'Brien's Tax Service

Arredondo Group
Foundations: San Antonio, Austin, Laredo
210 645-6811

Copenhagen Imports
Smart Furniture
15909 San Pedro map

Broadband Internet
and flat-rate phone

BJ Associates
Laptop Specialists and
On-site IT services
10823 Gulfdale map

Kendall County Air
Heating / Air Conditioning
830 816-1879

Cavco Home Center
Mfr & Modular Homes
New Braunfels
830 608-0208

Budget Movers
Local / Texas / National
San Antonio

Not my advertiser, but I like 'em for their good work and reasonable prices:
Eurasian Auto Repair
11234 Gordon Rd



Tue Feb 28 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

add 115p
Got a call from Nathan Macias wanting to come on my show regarding his challenge to incumbent  Dist. 73 State Rep. Carter Casteel. My producer agreed, but because we're so close to the primary election next Tuesday, I must have BOTH of them on. While trying to schedule them both, Macias decided that he has other priorities and instead will go blockwalking. Thus I end up with only Rep. Casteel scheduled. If Mr. Macias changes his mind, we'll bend over backward to get both him and Rep. Casteel scheduled.

Artifacts of Texas history going once ...
There's the gold and topaz ring Sam Houston gave to his wife, a medallion awarded to Mexican soldiers who went to battle in the Texas Revolution of 1836, a document James Bowie signed two months before that fateful day at the Alamo, and lots more.

Historical Ass'n link Texana Auction of the Century

Car bomb debris cleared in Iraq
Surge of Iraq violence: 1300 dead

Grisly attacks and other sectarian violence unleashed by last week's bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine have killed more than 1,300 Iraqis, making the past few days the deadliest of the war outside of major U.S. offensives, according to Baghdad's main morgue.

USA Today
Coast Guard raises concerns
over ports

The Coast Guard found "intelligence gaps" that made it difficult to gauge whether an Arab company's takeover of some terminals at six U.S. ports posed a security threat

Hubble Telescope image of spiral galaxy Messier 101

Number is up for Lotto Texas bonus ball
Scrambling to rejuvenate sluggish ticket sales, the Texas Lottery Commission voted Monday to scratch the unpopular Lotto Texas bonus ball and return to a former style of game with better odds.

email Riverwalk
Is no one asking us residents of other cities what we think of the river walk restaurant happenings?  I personally have no interest in going to the riverwalk should it become a fast food chain area.  I prefer the uniqueness of its non-chain restaurants and businesses.

San Antonio Riverwalk

Tanji Patton, News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooter
Outrageous SAWS spending
A $4,800 desk in the CEO's office, $8,000 for six chairs in the same room, and more than $1,700 for the CEO's chair.
As far as that 9 percent rate hike expected for January, SAWS officials tell us they are working hard to get that to a lower number

email $AW$
After watching Tanji Patton on News 4 WOAI report about the CEO of SAWS having a desk that cost more than I earn in two months I am so p***d that I could spit acid! This is ludicrous ... DISGUSTED!
James N.
PS: District 7 rep did not get this since she will tell on me to somebody and I will lose my job...

Bush polls all-time low
President Bush's approval rating at all-time low

It's 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.


Harvey Kronberg
Which side is the Leininger 5 on?

Leininger's PAC does not actually give money to the campaigns. They spend it on behalf of the campaigns ... The candidates themselves never even get to touch the money that drives their campaign ... I am dubious that they are anything more than rubber stamps for the Leininger PAC efforts.

Nonprofit says IRS audit spurred by DeLay ally was abuse

The Austin nonprofit group whose complaint sparked U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's indictment on campaign finance charges accused one of his allies of dirty tricks, saying Monday that U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson of Plano used his influence to prompt a tax audit.
"It's intimidation," said Craig McDonald, founder and director of Texans for Public Justice

Rolling Stone online - Tim Dickinson
DeLay's IRS Hammer
Texans for Public Justice, the non-profit watchdog group I profiled in Rolling Stone's year-end Mavericks Issue, is the source of all Tom DeLay's troubles. They're the group that filed the original criminal complaints that led to the (now-former) House Majority Leader being indicted on charges of money laundering.
Turns out they were just put through the wringer by the IRS.
Why? Because a DeLay loyalist, Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas, who serves on the House Ways and Means committee demanded an audit. In truly Nixonian fashion, he cited nebulous "disturbing information" about the group's finances and demanded that an IRS commissioner "report back your findings of each of these investigations directly to me."
After a 13 month investigation, TPJ's books were declared clean as a whistle.


Bush's failure is about much more than ports
Congress must provide oversight. From the war in Iraq lurching into civil war to other bungled disasters at home, including the warrantless surveillance of Americans, the Republican-controlled House has refused to provide real oversight and to hold the administration accountable for even its most costly failings.

PGA project is facing delays
Groundbreaking at the PGA golf courses at Cibolo Canyons has been pushed back several months, potentially delaying the move of some local pro events to the new site

Cleveland PD logo a pig?
Does Cleveland police logo show a pig?