Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Noise Machine (07/22/2010)

Building upper-class rail on the backs of the poor. This was the inevitable outcome to a transit system designed without the primary goal of moving people from point A to Point B(and C,D,E,F...etc.) Metro is now a real estate company that provides transportation solutions to Inner Loop developers and their Real Estate shop, spinning it as anything else? Meh.

What?!? No conflicts of interest on the "watchdog" panel? How backward forward thinking by the HISD top brass. Next thing you know they'll be saying that the majority of school money should go to *gasp* EDUCATING CHILDREN. OK, slow down, let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

Better flood warnings for the Med Center is a GOOD thing.

HISD passes on short-fall to schools.

Has anyone noticed the increase in quality reporting from the Houston Community Newspapers of late? Not only are they first on many stories, they're increasingly the ONLY outlet reporting on certain issues. Mark Reed on Metro's dodgy real estate contract and Steve Mark here. Meanwhile, over at Houston's largest blog, we get more and more stories of nudity and porn dealers in other States, the blooming of a flower, and bad editorial and opinion writing. For a while there, ChronBlog was acting as if they were the last eye-line of defense between Houston and a media-free future wasteland. Obviously this is not the case. Welcome to the party HCN. Keep it up.

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