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Christopher Collins
Writing about rural Texas for . Reach me: 940 631 1828 or collins@texasobserver.org.
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Christopher Collins 4h
Replying to @cd_hooks
Now I need to know what Stickland Number to assign to today's antics
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Christopher Collins 4h
Replying to @collins_reports
And now, Stickland, who walked in late to the hearing, has left early, presumably to raise hell his Freedom Caucus event today.
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Christopher Collins 4h
Replying to @collins_reports
Stickland won't sit here and listen to this," while Richard Murray discusses demographic trends in partisan politics. Murray said Trump ran on an anti-immigrant campaign (which he obviously did). Stickland disagrees apparently
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Christopher Collins 5h
Replying to @collins_reports
Stickland isn't sure about the legitimacy of this poll either
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Christopher Collins 5h
Replying to @collins_reports
He says the white concern re: immigration is more pronounced in rural areas
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Christopher Collins 5h
Replying to @collins_reports
Jim Henson from UT says polls show whites are most concerned about immigration and border security; blacks are more concerned about healthcare
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Russ @ www.AltGov2.org 5h
If you appreciate what I do, please throw some $ my way. Think of me as a busker, but with govdocs instead of a guitar.
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Christopher Collins 5h
Replying to @collins_reports
Stickland wants to know how accurate the census estimations of racial trends are. Somehow manages to shoehorn Obama into a question...
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Christopher Collins 5h
Watching House Committee on County Affairs hearing on Texas demographics today. Demographics expert Steve Murdock says whites are declining, Hispanics increasing (no surprise).
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Texas Sunshine Coalition Feb 13
Two major open government bills filed by ! HB 1700 helps obtain public records kept in private devices & accounts; HB 1655 restores access to DOBs in many public documents including criminal justice records & candidate applications.
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Christopher Collins Feb 14
America's news deserts are getting bigger — the problem is especially bad in rural areas. via
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Brandon Mulder Feb 12
Lol somebody rode a horse to this bastrop city council meeting
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Christopher Collins Feb 13
Good news for affordable housing in Amarillo: Grant for 21 low- and moderate-income housing units approved by city council.
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Rose Feb 12
"On its 430-mile Gulfward journey, the pipeline would gash the Texas Hill Country, a quickly growing and environmentally sensitive region that’s been relatively untouched by oil and gas development," writes
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Gus Bova Feb 8
if u work at the , i recommend keeping ur birthday a secret, OTHERWISE:
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Christopher Collins Feb 7
Thanks so much for the nice write-up!
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Christopher Collins Feb 7
So apparently cowbirds are the assholes of the bird world "Heavy parasitism by cowbirds has pushed some species to the status of "endangered" and has probably hurt populations of some others."
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The New Food Economy Feb 7
What’s the best way to make positive, progressive food system change in rural, politically right-leaning communities? Don't say the word "environment."
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Rose Feb 5
"Nurdles" have a funny name, but the little plastic pellets are a serious environmental problem in Texas waterways. has an update on a lawsuit over them:
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Bud Kennedy / #ReadLocal Feb 4
Palo Pinto County (Mineral Wells) is one of the sickest counties in America, a sharp contrast to neighbor Parker, one of the healthiest
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