News Ticker: May 8

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News Ticker: May 8

Southwest Airlines makes vacation plans, State Health Services smells something fishy, and Rick Perry threatens the Lege. Summer fun is on the News Ticker.

• Maybe the next time Austin ISD has a media briefing, they should check the calendar first. Oh well, we're sure there's nothing else newsworthy happening tomorrow.

• The unarmed man shot at by an Austin Police officer was reportedly hospitalized because of a panic attack. Sounds like someone was overreacting.

Southwest Airlines has added a daily direct flight from Austin to New Orleans to its schedule. For the return trip, one will have to rely on magic.

• The Austin Board of Realtors yesterday announced their formal support of an independent governing board for Austin Energy.

• The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a warning against eating eight fish species due to high mercury content. They also advise against eating thermometers, but local chefs tend to use them sparingly.

• The latest pro-AISD bonds flyer targets Austinites with an extreme dislike of Gov. Rick Perry. It seems like a lot of money to spend just to reach Anita.

• True, the ads might find resonance with Texas lawmakers if Perry makes good on his threat to call a special session. But for some reason, very few of them seem to vote in Travis County elections.

Looks like Perry will have to start buying everyone margaritas. It seems to have worked for Ted Cruz.

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News, Rick Perry, Public Policy Polling, 83rd Legislature, Tax Breaks, Austin Energy, AISD, Austin Police Department, Southwest Airlines, Austin Board of Realtors

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