Arthur D’Andrea, the chair and sole remaining member of the Public Utility Commission, resigned late last week at the request of Gov. Gregg Abbott. D’Andrea pledged to remain on the PUC until Abbott names a replacement. In the announcement Abbott said in part, “Texans deserve to have trust and confidence in the Public Utility Commission, and this action is one of many steps that will be taken to achieve that goal.”
Mannen Clements, Sr. decided to take a break from politicking on Mar. 23, 1887 and stepped into a Ballinger barroom for a refreshing drink. What he got instead was a deadly barrage of bullets.
My father didn’t raise me to be able to repair the world. I can change the oil in my car, mow the yard and trim the hedges, I can pay my taxes on time and cook a decent meatloaf – but repairing the world? I wouldn’t even know where to begin.
Healthy soil provides healthy plants that aren’t bothered by pests. Many articles have mentioned the need for good soil. Items such as synthetic fertilizers contain salts; Synthetic fertilizers don’t improve the soil, but degrade it; Poor soils result in higher pathogens that plants can’t fight; Vegetable nutritional value has been significantly reduced in our lifetime; and so on.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8% in January, down a tick from December’s 6.9% rate but double the record low of 3.4% in May 2019. It is unclear what effect the mid-February winter storm had on employment, when power outages swept the state and many roads were impassable. We’ll find out next month.