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The Common Good or An Age of Selfishness?

September 29, 2011

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How and whether American society can work toward the common good in an “age of selfishness” will be the core theme of the 2012 election, a leader of the progressive Christian movement told a Houston audience.

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Astrophysicist star Neil deGrasse Tyson calls for Mars mission

April 14, 2011

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If there’s a rock star among astrophysicists today, his name is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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EPA administrator addresses TCEQ fight in Houston event

January 19, 2011

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the region which includes Texas told a Houston live and radio audience Wednesday that his agency is making great strides in improving the state’s environment, despite some “disagreements” with the state’s environmental regulation agency.

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Houston turns out for redistricting hearing

November 21, 2010

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Redistricting may seem a dry subject in high school civics class, but a large and passionate group of Houston-area folks turned out for a hearing Saturday morning to discuss just that.

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Parker discusses governor’s race, immigration at Rice talk

November 12, 2010

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Friday she uncomfortably found herself becoming part of the recent Texas gubernatorial race in which Republican incumbent Rick Perry handily defeated her predecessor, Democrat Bill White.

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TCEQ chairman defends state agency’s fight with EPA

November 4, 2010

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The chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Thursday defended the state agency’s position in its battle with the federal Environmental Protection Agency over the use of “flexible permits” for industrial facilities.

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Southeast Texans participate in Environmental Town Hall

November 2, 2010

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A state representative, joking that his remarks could put him in imminent harm from his colleagues, said Monday he expects the mission of the Texas Commisson on Environmental Quality will remain primarily focused on protecting economic interests more than the environment after next year’s legislative session.

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Houston “puts teeth” into historic preservation

October 13, 2010

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After months of political wrangling and heated public debate, Houston City Council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to amend its existing historic preservation ordinance, making it what Mayor Annise Parker called a “real no means no” law that would prevent residential property owners from tearing down homes in designated historic districts.

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Houston audience has its say at Environmental Town Hall

September 15, 2010

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During an Environmental Town Hall in Houston, a former commissioner of Texas’s environmental regulatory agency said the state’s permitting process all but assures that even the most controversial industrial facilities will ultimately receive a permit.

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Santorum takes on JFK, a half-century later

September 9, 2010

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, speaking Thursday in the same city where 50 years earlier then-candidate John Fitzgerald Kennedy famously declared his belief in an “absolute” separation of church and state, said Kennedy had gone too far, with profound impact on the country.

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