Below is the link to HB 2400 and SB 238, both of which would stop Texans from having to change their clocks. I believe Arizona and Hawaii do not change time. I wrote to my Texas Legislators last Spring requesting that they pass these two laws and stop all of us from wasting time trying to figure out how to change automobile clocks, Garmin watches, etc. I suggested that we make Texas a leader in stopping the time change mania since the US Congress doesn’t seem to be able to accomplish anything. I think about twelve other states have bills to stop this time change madness that is especially hard on my 89 year old neighbor whose old flip phone does not automatically change. It means an annual trip to the AT&T store.. Now I will get back to changing the other clocks.
Texas can do this!
Heights voters turn back dry laws; Santos, Himsl in runoff
While I am happy that the effort to make The Heights “wet” was successful, I have to say that I find the comments about how much harder it was to do business as put forth by the proponents to be disingenuous.
I would assume they knew what they were getting into when they first set out to establish the restaurant; it’s not as though the rules changed. And whining because the customer has to pull out a card? Puleeze! I’m shocked that a tech-savvy Millennial didn’t create an app for that!
I DO hope that with this decrease in expense and (assumably) increase in business these operators can focus on making provisions for increased parking.
At long last, H-E-B breaks ground on Shepherd
This article about the new HEB on Shepherd has raised many questions in my mind. Why did HEB President McClelland rely so heavily on Council Member Cohen? Is HEB getting tax abatement for this store? And why ask Mrs. Cohen about the Heights? She lives miles away in a high rise and I never see her walking or biking in the Heights. Yet, Mrs. Cohen states that this will enhance the walkability of the neighborhood. How does she know? Has she done a study? Why didn’t the Fiesta create a walkable neighborhood? If so many people will be walking to this store, why was HEB complaining that the site was too small and they needed to change the setbacks in order to create a giant parking garage? The entire first level of the store will be dedicated to parking. How did Fiesta survive there for over 40 years without all of the extra parking and without alcohol sales? Does Mrs. Cohen really mean that by increasing segregation inside the Loop, elites will feel more comfortable walking? These questions and more need to be answered, and, as a nobody whose communications with the elites are ignored, I rely on the media, such as this newspaper, to get answers to these difficult questions.