We recently caught up with former Harris County District Court Judge Caprice Cosper and talked to her about her new appointment which has been described as a czar-ship for jails. She says that’s an inaccurate description and talked to us about exactly what she does in overseeing the jail system.
Today - February 1 - is the deadline to register to vote in the 2010 Primary Elections.
Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade says the registration process is simple: “Registering to vote is easy; Texans may find a voter registration application at their county elections offices, some post offices and libraries, or online at: www.votexas.org,” said Andrade.
Individuals may also check online to determine if they are registered or update their registration information if they have moved throughout the state. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by February 1 to be applicable to the Primary Elections this March.
“Voting is an important part of being a Texan and my office is committed to ensuring that every eligible voter understands their rights and can have confidence in the integrity of our elections process,” said Andrade. “As we move forward into the New Year, I hope that my fellow Texans will join me in participating in this great democratic process.”
For more voting information, visit: www.votexas.org or call the Secretary of State’s voter hotline at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683).
Texas job seekers, students and policymakers have a new reference tool for seizing opportunities available in a burgeoning new economy with the recent release of the "Texas Green Jobs Guidebook" published by Environmental Defense Fund.
With support from the Meadows Foundation and review by the Texas Workforce Commission, the EDF publication profiles more than 200 types of green jobs, gives information on job training and placement programs, and provides city-specific overviews of workforce websites and community college program listings.
Scholar, author Dr Cornel West, Professor at Princeton, University has gone in on President Obama. Shortly after last week’s state of the union speech West released a video where he questions Obama’s commitment to poor people. He points out that the improved economy the President touts still has an un-employment rate of 10% and that 10% is made up of real people who are in dire straits.