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All week leading up to the Monday Night Football matchup between the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos, ESPN cleverly utilized some late-1990s post-grunge soft rock to tease the game, which represented quarterback Brock Osweiler’s return to the home field of his former team.
Reports surfaced last week that professional FBI agents are alarmed over the decision by FBI Director James Comey to recommend that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted for her mishandling of classified information. According to reputable accounts, federal agents within the bureau are frustrated by the director’s leadership.
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Though they live about 1,730 miles apart, though they've never met, though they are of different races and backgrounds, Lauren Boebert and Dorothy Johnson-Speight speak almost in unison when they lament the fracturing of America.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Versteeg scored the lone goal of the shootout in the seventh round of the tiebreaker to give Calgary a 3-2 win over Chicago on Monday night and just their second victory this season.
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Sports Toyrism brings a great demographic with families. The current misuse of Hot Tax on street cleaning, security and other government services during beer-drinking festivals is irresponsible by city leaders and the city attorney. Sports Tourism is a legal use of Hot Tax to fill hotel rooms. Let's use Hot Tax properly to get this Sports Tourism project started as a priority for economic development!7 months ago
Interesting how none of the anti-casino people don't oppose the Game Rooms.8 months ago
Few people know that the parking meters paid themselves off, spun a profit of $85,000 per year, and provided the city a free service from a private company. The city spent zero and everybody was happy. The customers and businesses were happy. THEN...The city thought they could do it better and sold the $1.2 million in high-tech meters for $14,000 as scrap. The city tried a system that nobody in the U.S. uses exclusively because it's a "supplemental" system that requires a core system of parking meters. The city purchased half of the system and the "damage control" started to coverup the mistake. Everybody learned the hard way that it was an expensive mistake to cancel the contract, yank the meters and let the city try to run parking. The solution will be to start over, repurchase meters and contract with a private company. The city doesn't need to spend the money if they do as the committee did before. Many companies will absorb all of the expense so that the city pays zero. THEN...the city can tackle the bigger problems by getting out of the parking business. By the way, the same flawed and inadequate system remains on the Seawall and over 1000 help calls are running off Seawall tourists every weekend in the summer. After the city's bashing the concept of parking meters that the rest of the world uses, Galveston will ultimately return to the high-tech parking meters if they want the problem solved.11 months ago
Yaga's is not at fault because the city is foolish. The city falsely gives Yaga's the credit for the Momus parades. The city should be more truthful. The credit for the family parades goes to the great Krewes. The city paid an estimated $1million of the promoter's expenses with public funds and gave the promoter free rent. The promoter kept all of the money for 5 years, probably several million. It's a very bad deal. Also, it's nonsense that fees and fences keep the bad crowds out. Policemen are placed in harm's way by the city. The proof is in the links below:
http://abc13.com/archive/8552413/Sep 9, 2015
Casinos vs no casinos? Good points on both sides. Game rooms in Texas? Nobody has anything good to say about them.Sep 6, 2015
Regardless of whether people want gambling or not, the article makes good points to confirm that game rooms are fronts for illegal gambling. So no matter what side of gambling you're on, game rooms have strong links to crime. It's a great article.Sep 5, 2015
People say it's illegal to gamble in Texas. As described in the article, Texas actually has the worst form of gambling with no taxes or oversight. As soon as a first class casino shows any interest in setting up beautiful casino resorts in Texas, the anti-gambling people scream. But those same people go silent everyday that the game rooms operate illegally. Whether you are for or against gambling, the game rooms are a waste of law enforcement resources because the laws have no teeth. If it's illegal, the the state leaders need to give the police some teeth in the laws instead of the ongoing slapping the hands of the owners of illegal gambling establishment. The current laws placeTexas judges, courts and law enforcement in difficult positions. Texas should have first class casinos with strong oversight and strong laws against game rooms. Sep 5, 2015
I regret voting for paid parking after seeing the cheap parking system and the city's incompetency in managing parking. The city management lied to taxpayers and city council when it said that $1.2 Million in in well-working parking meters were obsolete and worth only $14,000. The voters were lied to and given port-o-cans and poor lighting (56 lightbulbs that remain burned out on Seawall) after promising voters nice amenities. Seawall parking might as well be free again. Where is all of the money?Aug 8, 2015
The article lacks balance and necessary facts. According to the city manager there were 72 working meters. According to parking company experts that were not interviewed by Mr. Ferguson, the working meters were worth about $8500 each used. Working meters worth $8500 shouldn't be sold for only $147 each. So at a minimum, the taxpayers lost at least $612,000 in the city's bad deal. How do you do an investigative report without verifying the true value of the used working meters from experts? Nobody with any sense believes that a working parking meter is worth only $147 dollars. Perpetuating this covering up is unconvincing. Now the city City Council is looking bad by not holding staff accountable for their blunder. It's likely that the city management will buy cheap meters eventually and throw more tax dollars away while the city council fails to take any action.Aug 7, 2015
Parking is much better now that the PayByPhone system is gone in Downtown. But some tourists want to stay in the downtown area for more than two hours and have asked where and how they pay for parking after 2 hours go by. There are no signs that state that the parking is free after 6pm & all day on Sundays. So some customers leave after 2 hours unnecessarily and don't know what's up on Sundays. When the city staff was asked these questions, they stated that they didn't know either. Many are wondering how the city can justify continuing to use the same system that was proven to be flawed Downtown on the Seawall. Seawall tourists continue to be angered and confused by the PayByPhone system. None of this makes any sense as the growing number of Seawall tourists promise not to come back until its either parking meters or free.Jul 31, 2015