The Dallas City Council passed a new, more restrictive gas drilling ordinance this afternoon. It includes a 1,500-foot setback from homes, businesses, schools and other so-called protected uses.An 11th hour amendment was approved that requires a tougher two-thirds majority council vote to reduce the setback.
Tea party activists have been gunning for Sen. John Cornyn. But even they were surprised when Steve Stockman, a Republican Congressman from the Houston suburb of Friendswood, filed on the last possible day to run against Cornyn in the March Republican primary.
Congratulations to Omar Awad of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!