Texas School Board

The Texas State Board of Education is looking a bit saner after Republican primaries yesterday.

Thomas Ratliff upset State Board of Education member Don McLeroy in a Republican primary nail-biter… Appointed board chairman in 2007, McLeroy has been the poster-child for the board’s conservative bloc with his affable tone but strident ideology. [more]

Hope for Texas: Moderate to Large El Nino

Speaking of El Nino, the forecast is definitely for a moderate event at least this winter. Some groups are calling for a large event.

This is great news for us here in south-central Texas, and where drought conditions are currently extreme. It’s been six weeks of remarkably hot and dry weather even by local standards. [more]