Dallas City Hall press release
Thursday, December 20, 2007
"This holiday season, Dallas residents are again reminded about the tragedies that can result by recklessly firing weapons into the air. Unfortunately, these celebratory bullets often come down on innocent men, women and children. Dallas Police remind residents that those who fire into the air will face jail time or major fines. So far this year the City has reported more than 14,000 incidents of random gunfire."
Thursday, August 2, 2007
The Richardson Independent School District achieved a rating of "Recognized" in the annual accountability ratings for Texas schools. There are four ratings: Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, and Unacceptable. The RISD was the largest school district in the state to earn the "Recognized" rating. Congratulations to everyone involved in the RISD, including Ellen, the linchpin of RISD's crown jewel, its Fine Arts program. :-)
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
The price of the first serving of Coca-Cola was 5 cents in 1886, about a dollar in today's money. Coke no longer sells for a nickel, and that is not terribly surprising. What is surprising is that it took more than 60 years for the price of Coke to change.
Tim Harford (Slate, May 11, 2007)