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The recent government snooping scandals — and that is what they are — make clear that the news industry has visited these government intrusions on itself. In other words, the IRS’ unbalanced look at nonprofit organizations and the so-called Justice Department’s looking at phone records are, in part, a harvest of what I like to call the Pogo dictum: We have met the enemy and he is us. Somehow it’s fitting this is from a comic strip.
The three city commissioners in attendence Tuesday hear complaints about Atmos taxation and water in anotherwise routine meeting. See the short video below and see the full meeting and work session by clicking Read More.
One storage site in Amarillo
NEW BRAUNFELS — Off a dirt road connected to ever-flowing Interstate 35, a little metal sign on a wooden fence is the only indication of what lies ahead. Nearby, Buckley Powder, a mining and construction supply company, stores large quantities of ammonium nitrate, the source of the explosion at a fertilizer depot that killed at least 14 people and injured hundreds more last month in West.
In 2012, according to state records, Buckley Powder had as much as 90,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate in bins at this Central Texas plant — stored, according to Howard Wichter, Buckley’s chief financial officer, under conditions in which “nothing can happen to it.”
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