00:00 /01:27 Monday marked the first day of early voting for the Texas primary runoff election.The big statewide race on the runoff ballot is for a six-year term on the Texas Railroad Commission. That’s the agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry. On the Republican side, former state representative Wayne Christian is running against cattle rancher and businessman Gary Gates. The Democratic contest pits former print and TV journalist Cody Garrett against retired school teacher Grady Yarborough.Republicans in Harris County have a party leadership contest to decide. Incumbent party chair Paul Simpson is fighting a challenge from attorney Rick Ramos.Harris County Democrats will choose their candidate for sheriff. Former Houston city councilman Ed Gonzalez is facing off against Jerome Moore, a 16-year veteran of Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 5. The winner will challenge the Republican incumbent, Sheriff Ron Hickman, in the fall.And Democrats in north Houston will choose their candidate for Texas House District 139. That’s the seat Sylvester Turner held before he resigned to become Houston’s mayor. Jarvis Johnson won a special election to the seat earlier this month. His opponent in the runoff is Kimberly Willis, a social worker and former Turner staffer. No Republican is contesting District 139, so the winner of the Democratic runoff will represent the district in Austin come January.Early voting for the Texas primary runoff lasts through this Friday. Election Day for the runoff is Tuesday, May 24. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share
Listen Share TAG Executive Director @AndreaFrench acknowledges the 2018 Mobility Partners at the State of TxDOT event. #taghouston #stateoftxdot #movehtx #houston pic.twitter.com/9Y62WNt6It— TAG Houston (@TAGHouston) September 17, 2018 00:00 /00:53 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Speaking before the Transportation Advocacy Group, TxDOT District Engineer Quincy Allen said they’re looking at doing things differently as they design major projects like the widening of the Gulf Freeway and I-45 North.That includes spacing out ramps and merge points so drivers won’t be making last-minute decisions.“We’re going to make the transitions longer so it’s smoother,” explained Allen. “We’re going to increase the signing and improve it so you can see there’s a decision point coming up and you don’t have to make a last-minute move.”And with the region’s high rate of drunk driving, Allen said they’ve also added heightened awareness devices in spots where people tend to drive the wrong way. That includes things like red striping to indicate to drivers they’re traveling into ongoing traffic.“Yes, I wish it would disappear,” said Allen of Houston’s high DWI numbers. “But until we’re able to help it disappear we’re going to have to deal with the symptoms of the problem.”TxDOT Commissioner Laura Ryan said there also needs to be a strong educational component to keep the roads safe.“Each and every time there is a fatality on Texas roadways multiple lives are impacted. And put yourself in the shoes of those lives.”Last year 455 people were killed in crashes in Harris County alone..@TxDOTCommission Laura Ryan and @TxDOTHoustonPIO Quincy Allen speak at @TAGHouston #tagTxDOT18 Address @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia #hounews pic.twitter.com/RCupu1dNxL— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) September 17, 2018
April 18, 2002 California musiciansPaul Sprawl and Jaia Suri stopped by the Arcosanti Amphitheater for oneof the intersecting dates on their eight-month parallel U.S. tours.Arcosanti Community Council sponsors many impromptu concerts like thisoutside of the CollySoleri Music Center programs throughout the year. [Photo: RL &text: Ira Murfin] Jaia playedbeautiful songs and even graced us with a little poetry as she strummedher guitar and got wonderful and surprising new sounds out of thebanjo. For her CDs,info and tour schedule. [Photo: RL & text: IM] Paul gave us bluesy,haunting tunes that really showed off the versatility of the guitar, asa percussion instrument among other things. He improvised a song oftribute to the heater which kept his fingers nimble on the drizzly andchilly spring evening. For his CDs, info andschedule [Photo: RL & text: IM] A bluegrass/reggaeconcert was hosted at Arcosanti on Saturday. The High Grass Pickersplayed until sunset. [Photo & text: RL] Kindred, a reggaeband from Tempe, provided a mellow mood in the vaults. This was theirthird show here at Arcosanti. Check for more information aboutArcosanti Events. [Photo & text: RL]
Russian pay TV platform NTV+ is to add six new channels on September 5.Additions include History, broadcast in Russian and English as part of the operator’s Basic and Basic Plus tiers, History Channel HD, in the NTV+ package, Travel Channel, available in the Basic, Basic Plus, Lite and Lite Plus tiers, Travel Channel HD, available in the NTV+ HD pack, Paramount Comedy, available in the Basic and Basic Plus packs, and Russian music channel Muz, available in the Basic, Basic Plus, Lite and Lite Plus packages.
POLICE are warning of the dangers of youths on railway tracks in Co Derry.A police spokesperson said: “We have received reports of youths throwing stones from the rail way tracks at Dhu Varren train stop.“Several cars have been damaged as a result. “Not only is this a criminal offence but anyone on the train line is putting themselves in tremendous danger.“A train can’t swerve to avoid you and anyone on the tracks is putting themselves and the lives of other rail users at severe risk without thinking of the consequences of their actions.”POLICE WARNING OVER YOUTHS THROWING STONES ON RAILWAY TRACKS was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet DHU VARRENlimavadyPOLICE WARNING OVER YOUTHS THROWING STONES ON RAILWAY TRACKS