Texas Legislature to Focus on Property Taxes and School Funding, AISD to Hold Meeting on How to Cut $60M in Spending, Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of Houston Girl

The Todd and Don Blog

Blog > Blog > The Todd and Don Blog > Texas Legislature to Focus on Property Taxes and School Funding, AISD to Hold Meeting on How to Cut $60M in Spending, Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of Houston Girl

Texas Legislature to Focus on Property Taxes and School Funding, AISD to Hold Meeting on How to Cut $60M in Spending, Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of Houston Girl

January 7, 2018

Hour one of the Todd and Don Show:  

• 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. has been arrested in Houston in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in a driveby

• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks on 60 minutes and says there is “no question” the president is racist

• President Trump says he is willing to compromise for a steel wall instead of concrete to get the border wall approved

 

Hour two of the Todd and Don Show:

• TECH NEWS:

- The Consumer Electronics Show is set to get underway in Vegas tomorrow

-Amazon is trying to smooth over concerns about the opening of their new campus in NY

-A lawsuit accuses the Weather Channel app of misleading users and profiting from their location data

• The Texas legislature is back in session and will focus on property taxes and school funding

• A family came home from vacation to find a squatter had changed their locks and asked them to leave by threatening to have a gun

 

Hour three of the Todd and Don Show:

• The AISD school board will hear recommendations tonight on how to cut $60 million in spending with some options including closing up to 15 schools, re-drawing school boundaries and getting rid of magnet schools

 • Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel

• A sex abuse investigation is underway after a Phoenix woman in vegetative state for 14 years gives birth

 

Hour four of the Todd and Don Show:

• Pollstar’s year-end report says the concert industry made a record amount of money in 2018

• An Idaho animal welfare group is blasting the acquittal of an eastern Idaho teacher who was accused of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students

• A month-long campaign encouraging women to grow out their body hair is happening for the first time called Januhairy

 

(Photo credit: shutterstock)

The Todd and Don Blog
Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are...
The Todd and Don Blog
The City of Austin is launching a pilot program to conduct weekly trash collection services for the homeless The...
The Todd and Don Blog
Travis County commissioners voted unanimously to select an evacuation route out of Steiner Ranch The vote came...
The Todd and Don Blog
The City of Austin is planning traffic improvements along Burnet Road between 2222 and Mopac The $50 million...
The Todd and Don Blog
As the city of Austin explores the possibility of expanding the Austin Convention Center, opposing sides are...