Ron Bechtol writes that these days Texas stills are turning out a much higher quality product than moonshine.
Elaine Wolff concluded that the City won permission, not forgiveness, when the 4th Court of Appeals lifted the injunction on the controversial Broadway-Hildebrand drainage project. Wolff also cataloged the taxpayer-funded travels of Alamo Colleges Trustee Roberto Zarate.
Greg Jefferson shed light on the City's unwillingness to publicly talk about about streetcars ahead of the May 12 bond election. Reasoning: It's a mood killer for voters. Jefferson also reported on goodies to be handed out to developers at the first meeting of the River North TIRZ in more than a year and a half.
He brought you up to date on progress made (almost none) toward a compromise over the closed Pecan Valley Golf Course on the Southeast Side.
Gilbert Garcia described new lows in the battle between State Senator Jeff Wentworth and former Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones. Garcia also reported on attorney Tina Torres' shrinking financial edge in the tough Democratic primary in Texas House District 117.
Brian Collister told you about Constable Mark Vojvodich's big tax problem and CPS Energy Trustee Homer Guevara's ethics problems at his day job, teaching economics at Northwest Vista College.
Top Chisme included Charles Butt's offer of financial help in hiring a new SAISD super, great hotel rooms and a new hire for CPS CEO Doyle Beneby, engineer and political player Rolando Briones likely to run in District 8, and Twitter satirist Urban Robert is on the scene.