Archive for June, 2007

Graffiti Accountability Act of 2007

Apparently Texas State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) has introduced a new Bill (HB2151 – Graffiti Accountability Act of 2007) which is well on its way to becoming law due to its “overwhelming support.”

Under House Bill 2151, a judge may now order a tagger to pay for or completely restore the personal or business property that was vandalized. If a graffiti offense is committed on public property, such as a traffic control device, a judge must, under HB 2151, order the vandal to replace or pay to completely restore it. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot), the cost of a neighborhood street sign typically runs between $200 to $350. A large, green overhead freeway sign can cost approximately $1,000.

You can find out all the intricate and under-reported details at the following site, which also will allow you to obtain a copy of the Bill in its entirety:

Happy Father’s Day!


The Houston Metbloggers want to wish you and your favorite Dad a Happy Father’s Day! Here a just a few reasons we think our Dads are rock stars:

He was on the medical team of the first successful heart transplant using a baboon heart. His work was used by a team in South Africa that performed the first human heart transplant. My Dad was also the first surgeon to successfully perform a coronary artery bypass. My Dad lives like a rock star because his current wife is 28 (and he is 72), drives little Italian sports cars, and has four ex-wives. He also didn’t have me killed when, at the age of 14, I wrecked his BMW.
~ Pablo

My Step-Dad is a Rock Star because he doesn’t just take what life gives him and work with it, he tells life what he wants and works towards it. He is a hero in my eyes.

My Dad is awesome because he is the most hard working, dedicated and intelligent man I know. He can make me and my brother laugh like no one else can and knows everything about pretty much everything – and that’s pretty darn cool.

‘Fishing with Dad’ by very Houston cool ‘urban surrealist’ artist Tim Newton

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown


The Dionysus Theatre is running the musical comedy based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts until July 21st, 2007 at the Jewish Community Center of Houston. Tickets are running $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

The Dionysus Theatre is a non-profit organization that provides theatre experience for teens and young adults who are disabled, disadvantaged, chronically ill, or those able-bodied actors who want to help us spread our message of love, dignity and tolerance for people of all abilities.

Ron Paul Censored By Houston Chronicle

Shame on the Houston Chronicle & Shame on Glen Johnson of the Associated Press!

Sorry again for yet another late reaction to something that really pissed me off the other day…

Did anyone catch the GOP Presidential Debate on June 5, 2007? Did you hear all the great things that Ron Paul had to say about our current state of affairs? Maybee more people would have if our local paper would have mentioned anything about it!

Here we have a highly respected Texas Congressman, who is leading in just about every unofficial poll, involved in a debate for the presidency and a local Houston (Largest city in Texas) newspaper not even writing about it to inform or entertain the public. They didn’t even publish one talking point of his or even mention his name in the article. I find this to be a travesty! They also cropped out half of his body in the photograph and he’s the only one cropped! Oh yeah, and he’s pushed out to the furthest side possible! This is the most conservative candidate in the Republican Party and our media is deliberately trying to push him out of the public eye. Why? You should be asking yourself the same thing. This is just one of many recent examples of support for Ron Paul being censored. I encourage you to do your own research on what this man has to say and come to your own conclusions.

The following video contains all of the talking time allowed to Ron Paul that night:

(You can find out more about Ron Paul’s history here:

John Kerry Lied To Me

(Sorry for posting this so late but I’ve got RSI in both wrists and I’ve been slacking on a lot of my keyboard duties.)

Um, What was it? Oh, yeah…

So I was fortunate enough to have made it out to the John Kerry book signing at Brazos Bookstore the other week. I was speeding from the west side of town just to make it there on time. I couldn’t miss this unique opportunity to confront evil face-to-face. There were only about 50 people there and I got there 2 minutes before the Senator pulled up and walked in with a smug look on his face. This is a short recap of what went down…

Give Up Tags The Blogosphere

Apparently Give Up has been posting away on a fairly new Blog site that I randomly stumbled upon while surfing the net. There’s a lot of great action shots and now you can follow this talented Houston artist as he journey’s the earth and holds it down.



Here’s one more really great opportunity currently being offered by Lawndale Art Center which any artist living in Houston should be submitting work to. The deadline is approaching fast so start creating now!

Deadline: Jun 27 & 28, 2007

The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center’s annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since the show’s conception in 1984. The Big Show was formerly the East End Show, sponsored by the East End Progress Association, at Lawndale’s original location. The Big Show 2006 drew in 889 artwork submissions from 375 Houston area artists. The selected show – curated by Dominic Molon, the Pamela Alper Associate Curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – consisted of 106 works from 90 Houston Artists.

Get all the juicy details and entry forms at the LAC Website.

Lawndale Art Studio Program

I know there’s a lot of artists out there who are not on the Lawndale Art Center’s mailing list so I wanted to post this really great opportunity for you all to check out. I’ll be trying to get in on the goods myself (so step your game up! ;-)

Deadline: July 11, 2007

Lawndale is pleased to announce the second year of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program for Gulf Coast area artists. The program is part of Lawndale’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by regional artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provide three artists with non-residential studio space on the third floor of the Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston’s Museum District…

Houston 9/11 Truth Meetup

With the new “Military Commissions Act” anyone can be declared an enemy combatant without trial or judicial review, imprisoned, tortured, and/or even killed. But the War on Terror rests on the truth of 9/11 and public skepticism is growing. Confronting the government and the media on the truth of 9/11 may be the only way left to peacefully protect our freedom and democracy.

Please join us on Monday, Jun 18, 2007 @ 7:00 PM to hang out and discuss current & past events surrounding 9-11 as well as meet like-minders and plan actions. We will be at The Black Labrador Pub which is located at 4100 Montrose (between Alabama & Richmond). Hope to see you there!

Little Brother @ Warehouse Live


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