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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

City of League City wins victory in Houston Chronicle lawsuit

In an opinion issued today, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that League City's ordinance which restricts the sale of items to occupants of motor vehicles at controlled intersections is constitutional.

The federal district court in Galveston had previously declared the City's ordinance to be unconstitutional and issued an injunction to prevent the City from enforcing it. The district court had also ruled that the Houston Chronicle and Galveston Daily News would not be entitled to recover any attorney's fees in their lawsuit against the City. Those rulings were reversed by the Fifth Circuit, which results in the injuction being vacated and the issue of attorney's fees being remanded to the district court for a trial.

This ruling represents a victory for the City, which had argued that the ordinance prohibiting the sale of newspapers from the medians inside the city limits was constitutional and necessary to the interests of public safety. The ordinance was passed in response to complaints about newspapers being sold at the intersection of IH 45 and W. Main.

No coverage yet in The Chronicle or the Daily News about whether either newspaper (or both) intend to appeal to the US Supreme Court. Stay tuned....

Monday, May 21, 2007

Chris Peden to announce his intentions about running for CD 14 against Ron Paul in the Republican primary

Friendswood Mayor Pro Tem Chris Peden will be making an announcement about his intentions concerning the Republican nomination for the congressional district 14 seat currently held by Congressman Ron Paul.

Mr. Peden will be the speaker at the Galveston Island Pachyderm Club meeting on Thursday, May 24th at Gaidos on the Seawall at 11:30a.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Republican presidential candidates in Texas tomorrow

For those out there who want to keep track of all things presidential in Texas, here is some information:

Newt Gingrich will be speaking tomorrow at 10a in Austin.

Rudy Giuliani will be speaking tomorrow at 8:30a at Houston Baptist University.

Ron Paul will be speaking at the next televised debate, hosted by the South Carolina Republican Party, next Tuesday, May 15th at 9p EST. It will be shown live on Fox News.

And mark your calendars for the Republican Party of Texas Straw Poll to be held in Ft. Worth August 31 - sept 1.

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