Texas Workforce Commission

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    June 16, 2014

    Bruce Molzan Leaves Corner Table While Restaurant Faces Partial Closure

    CultureMap first reported Monday morning that controversial chef Bruce Molzan has left Corner Table, the restaurant he's helmed since it opened in December of 2012. We called Corner Table for comment and received pretty much the same recited statement as CultureMap: "Corner Table and chef Molzan h ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Phone Yawns

    Checking your cell.

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    June 25, 2012

    What If Rick Perry Wasn't Rick Perry? He'd Be Kicking Obama's Ass, For One Thing

    What if Rick Perry had never said, "Oops"? What if he could have, for Christ's sake, just remembered that he had wanted to gut the Department of Energy? What if he hadn't climbed into a tan coat and Brett Favre jeans and released that abominable Youtube video -- you know, the gay one. &nbs ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Rebecca Dauler: State Says She Ran One-Woman Extortion Racket

    FacebookRebecca Dauler: Take your little cease-and-desist letter and stick it, Texas Workforce Commission!​Say what you will about Rebecca Dauler, but if what the State of Texas is alleging about her is true, you can't deny that the 33-year-old Clear Lake woman has plenty of pluck and good-old ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Ruggles Waitstaff Stages Walk-Out, Alleging Non-Payment of Tips: UPDATE

    Photo by Ed T.Ruggles owner and chef Bruce Molzan lost 60 percent of his staff Saturday night.​Update: Bruce Molzan says that he has "three auditors" and a new manager going through files and payroll records as of today, admitting that Ruggles does owe the waitstaff back wages. "It's about $14 ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Ruggles Waitstaff Walks Out Over Allegedly Getting Stiffed on Tips

    Photo by Ed T.Ruggles owner and chef Bruce Molzan lost 60 percent of his staff Saturday night.​Saturday night at Ruggles was busy. There were nearly 200 customers packing the restaurant at Westheimer and Montrose, with a skeleton crew of only five waiters out of a normal ten-man crew. And at 7 ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    On Hold

    Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.

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    May 3, 2010

    Houston's Anne-Kathrine Ubberud Learns The Hard Way About Immigration Law

    America, you will soon be free of this (we assume) terrorist​Ever-vigilant of illegal aliens taking over our state and country, Hair Balls jumped at the chance to look into the case of Anne-Kathrine Ubberud, a Norwegian citizen who will have to leave Houston Wednesday, after 17 years in the U.S.Ub ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    An Unlikely Winner at the Mushroom Throwdown

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThrowdown judge Gracie Cavnar prepares to sample an entry.​The big guns were brought out last night for the fourth -- and largest to date -- throwdown organized by Jenny Wang and the Houston Chowhounds: the Mushroom Throwdown at Vic & Anthony's. From the judging pane ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Feeling The Sweet Flow Of Freedom With Sean Hannity

    Photo by Pete Vonder Haar​Conservative radio/TV host Sean Hannity began hosting his "Freedom Concert" series, benefiting Oliver North's Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of soldiers killed or disabled in action, back in 2003. Last Saturday the 2009 incarnation kicked off at the Cy ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    Mature Strippers and Lottery Money:

    Not coming to anywhere near you

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Just Because You Have A Winning Lottery Ticket Doesn't Mean You're Getting Money

    Maybe money's tight for you these days so you play the lotto, maybe the Daily 4 game. Then you win and the payout is so much -- $600 -- you have to take the ticket to a claims office in Houston to get your check. That was Jesse Phillips's situation last week until a worker at the claims office took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The Stimulus Bill's Benefits: Coming Soon To An Unemployment Check Near You

    The Texas Workforce Commission announced this afternoon that they're upping the weekly payments to people getting unemployment checks, thanks to the Obama stimulus bill.The checks will increase by $25 a week starting mid-March, for everyone receiving benefits as of February 22.Twenty-five bucks a we ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    And Now We Turn Our Attention to the 2009 Texas State Legislature and the Texas Education Agency

    By now, most everyone has heard something of the off-the-mike November conversation between Texas Education Agency Deputy Comissioner Lizzette Reynolds and Associate Deputy Commissioner Gina Day that was made public last week. After a very brief meeting, someone forgot to turn off her microphone and ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    What Happens When Chronically Ill Kids Grow Up

    Physically disabled young adults who weren't supposed to live this long find themselves hemmed in by an unprepared heath care system

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    April 27, 2006

    Meeting of the Minds

    Hilarity ensues after a UH scheduling mix-up

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    August 25, 2005

    Fool's Gold

    Desperate clients hand over thousands of dollars for a chance at a job

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    September 2, 2004

    The Specialist

    Scott Wizig's bread and butter is first-time home buyers with bad credit. He says he's making dreams come true, but many say dealing with him has been a nightmare.

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    May 20, 2004

    Pulp Fiction

    Will Carpenter's short story was too frightening for his office

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    February 26, 2004

    Getting Out

    Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her

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    July 17, 2003
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    October 12, 2000

    Job Insecurity

    For 13 hours, guard Jeanette Bledsoe wondered if she would see one more murder inside prison walls -- her own. Now she wants to make sure TDCJ protects those who protect us from society's rejects.

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Suddenly This Summer

    Community groups find out - far too late - about crippling cutbacks in student jobs

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    July 22, 1999

    Learning Curves

    Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a hard lesson -- one the state should have known fouryears and $77 million ago

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    July 15, 1999

    Conspiracy Theory

    Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right

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    May 20, 1999

    Sick and Fired

    Former curator Karl Peterson has been shut out of the zoo, and he wants to know why

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    April 30, 1998
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    April 2, 1998

    All in a Day's Work

    Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.

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    July 10, 1997

    Cozy Ties

    In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help