Monthly Archives: October 2006

If I wanted video news, I’d watch TV

Pet peeve time: it seems that more of and more of the time, my favorite news web sites (FoxNews.com, CCN.com, DallasNews.com, etc.) are using video only for a lot of stories. I have no problem with video clips to supplement … Continue reading

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Feeling the Pain

Four times a year, Estimated Quarterly Return time comes around. It’s something that most self employed people are well aware of, and hate thoroughly. On the fifteenth of January, April, June and September, I have to sit down and write … Continue reading

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Party Time

Last weekend, we gave our first big party since moving to this house and remodeling our pool and patio area last summer. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. We had lights strung all along … Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News: PUC chief says electricity providers need to cut prices

AUSTIN – Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Paul Hudson on Wednesday called on electricity providers to step up competition and cut prices. He estimated that if the benchmark rate in Texas, the so-called price to beat, were based on today’s … Continue reading

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TXU planning to “lock in” customers

TXU Energy announced on Tuesday a plan to retain customers by offering bonuses and assurance that electricity rates won’t rise for three years. But the retail arm of Dallas power company TXU Corp. didn’t indicate it will cut prices as … Continue reading

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“Routine” can turn deadly in the blink of an eye

A Montgomery police officer shot last week during a routine traffic stop has died. Source: WSFA TV Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Mourns Officer’s Death; Suspect in Jail A "routine" traffic stop? Obviously not. One thing that I always tried to … Continue reading

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Teachers – and everyone else – in the public eye

Headline: Cheating hasn’t hurt Wilmer-Hutchins teachers Exclusive: Accused W-HISD educators hired in other schools Source: Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News This is a hard one. The DMN article comes across as outraged that some … Continue reading

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