From the Ron Reynolds, the Democratic Fort Bend State Rep., has been indicted on barratry (ambulance chasing) charges. This is a separate incident from what happened last year, this time the charges are out of Montgomery County. No word on what this means for Reynold’s political future. To quote an anonymous elected official from the convention last year: “Reynolds is tainted goods.”
Dos Centavos has a good piece about how Mayor Parker is discussing eliminating–or, at least, decriminalizing–the really mean law against rummaging through the trash. Parker isn’t exactly well known for her empathy on issues of homelessness, and it might even be a wedge issue for the Kuboshes and Halls of the world. I agree with Stace, it is a good step in the right direction to be getting rid of silly laws like this.
Finally, The Dallas Morning News has an awesome story about how Dr Pepper had comparative gains towards the competitors.