Monthly Archives: September 2006

‘Don’t mess with Texas’

"Don’t mess with Texas" won a national advertising slogan contest today, beating out 25 other slogans such as Nike’s "Just do it" and the Ad Council’s "Friends don’t let friends drive drunk." Link to ‘Don’t mess with Texas’ named top … Continue reading

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For Whom the Road Tolls

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/lat… The report also predicts the initial cost to motorists when the first sections open around 2014. Cars and small trucks will pay about 15.2 cents per mile, or $56.24, to travel the entire route. Truckers initially will pay 58.5 … Continue reading

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Last Salute to the Colonel

Link to America lost a hidden gem Jeff Cooper passed away this week, at the age of 86. Most of those who aren’t into firearms and the shooting sports won’t recognize the name, but to those of us who were, … Continue reading

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Turning Texas Into a Socialist State

Health Care for All Texas (www.healthcareforalltexas.org) would pool everyone in the state into one insurance plan administered by a nonprofit health care authority created by the state government. Employees would contribute 2.5 percent of income; employers would add 5.3 percent. … Continue reading

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Another Example of Cingular Non-Customer Service

Ran across this interesting article while web surfing this morning: http://consumerist.com/consumer/cingular/cingulars…  Makes me glad, once again, that I left Cingular for Verizon several years ago. I had been perfectly happy with Cingular’s (technical) services, it was their attitude toward their customers … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Atlantis

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Space shuttle Atlantis and its six astronauts glided to a safe landing in darkness early Thursday, ending a successful mission to return to work on the international space station. Source: My Way News – Space … Continue reading

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How to Solve the Missing Students Problem

Unfortunately, the Dallas Independent School District routinely experiences a flagrant disregard for opening day, despite its best efforts to get students to show up. Last year, about 25,000 DISD students were missing on the first day of school. In 2004, … Continue reading

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

  From Steve Blow’s column in today’s Dallas Morning News: Texans pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country. Our average rate is higher than those in 37 states and the District of Columbia, according to federal statistics. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday — to me

On Sunday, my two favorite men in the world — my husband, Tom, and my son, Kris — took me to Antares for my birthday. That’s the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower at the Dallas Hyatt Regency, a … Continue reading

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Trip to San Diego

Here’s a photo of the Hornblower cruise ship from our recent trip to San Diego. She’s a bit bigger than our Texas Queen here on the lake — but then she doesn’t have Tim Shane’s Comedy Killers, either.

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