Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. The deal is estimated to be worth about […]

Mike Meador takes the gifts (of taxes) from you: after delays, Commissioner finally releases proposed budget with tiny cuts in bloated Precinct department

Mike Meador takes the gifts (of taxes) from you: after delays, Commissioner finally releases proposed budget with tiny cuts in bloated Precinct department

Image: County Judge Craig Doyal looks at Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador with admiration while likely thinking, “Wow, that guy really knows how to spend and tax!” Willis, June 24 – Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador finally released his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget almost a month after The Golden Hammer sought the […]

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as […]

Straus: Reform school finance – Huntsville Item

Huntsville Item Straus: Reform school financeHuntsville ItemAt the summer conference of the Texas Association of School Boards in San Antonio, Straus said he is trying to be optimistic about school finance reform in a July special legislative session. He hopes the Texas Legislature will repair the system …and more »

Texas governor signs $217 billion budget, vetoes $120 million – Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune Texas governor signs $217 billion budget, vetoes $120 millionTexas TribuneGov. Greg Abbott signed the state's next two-year budget Monday, but vetoed tens of millions of dollars in funding for various programs, including measures meant to improve the region's air quality and assist impoverished border communities. by Edgar …Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes funding that […]

The Underrated Humor of Radiohead’s OK Computer – The Atlantic

The Atlantic The Underrated Humor of Radiohead's OK ComputerThe AtlanticBut I don't know—to listen to the newly reissued OK Computer is to be struck by the one aspect of the album that's still somehow underrated: its humor. Yes, Radiohead is perhaps the modern pop-rock act most described with the word “gloom.” Yes, OK …Radiohead's 'OK Computer': […]

Cam Oliver not selected in NBA draft, signs with Houston – Reno Gazette Journal

Reno Gazette Journal Cam Oliver not selected in NBA draft, signs with HoustonReno Gazette JournalPer ESPN's Chris Hayes, Oliver has signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Oliver signed a multi-year contract. Terms were not available. Houston had two picks in the draft, but …and more »

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