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January 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Sam Houston Race Park's future was in even more jeopardy after officials defaulted on a $4.3 million interest payment to bondholders. The default came Sunday. Under the terms of the bond offering, officials at the horse racing track have a 30-day grace period to come up with the cash to meet the interest payment or negotiate a new payment schedule with bondholders. "We did not, and had not, planned on making that payment," said Judi Mohn, director of communications for the track.
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October 3, 2010 | By Paul Meyer
By several measures, Texas Gov. Rick Perry should be cruising to reelection for a record third term. He is a conservative Republican in a conservative state, more residents believe Texas is moving in the right direction than do not, and the Democratic Party has failed to win any statewide office since 1994. Yet Perry maintains just a single-digit lead in recent polls over Democrat Bill White, the well-funded former Houston mayor. Last week, the Democratic Governors Assn.
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October 3, 2010 | By Paul Meyer
By several measures, Texas Gov. Rick Perry should be cruising to reelection for a record third term. He is a conservative Republican in a conservative state, more residents believe Texas is moving in the right direction than do not, and the Democratic Party has failed to win any statewide office since 1994. Yet Perry maintains just a single-digit lead in recent polls over Democrat Bill White, the well-funded former Houston mayor. Last week, the Democratic Governors Assn.
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January 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Sam Houston Race Park's future was in even more jeopardy after officials defaulted on a $4.3 million interest payment to bondholders. The default came Sunday. Under the terms of the bond offering, officials at the horse racing track have a 30-day grace period to come up with the cash to meet the interest payment or negotiate a new payment schedule with bondholders. "We did not, and had not, planned on making that payment," said Judi Mohn, director of communications for the track.
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October 13, 1989 | GARR KLUENDER
Andrew Beyer of the Washington Post, on the opening of pari-mutuel horse racing in Texas last weekend: "It wasn't at a grand facility in Houston or Dallas. The first thoroughbred racing was conducted in the town of Brady (Pop. 5,976), best known as the home of the world championship barbecue goat cook-off. Brady is so rural that signs at the local motel advise patrons, 'Do Not Clean Birds in the Room.' "The track in Brady is G.
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September 5, 1986 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
On the last day of their special session Thursday, the members of the Texas Legislature knocked off early, because there was no point in going on. They weren't going to get anywhere at the last minute. They weren't going to keep the state solvent this time around. The lawmakers had been called up by Gov. Mark White to spend 30 days wrestling with the state's worst financial crisis in 25 years. White brought them into special session because the Legislature meets only once every two years.
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March 18, 1985 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
The bloom is off the yellow rose of Texas. For decades Texas was synonymous with high rolling, high living and going for broke; it was the state that thrived on "dinosaur wine," a loving nickname for oil squeezed from the earth; a place where millions were made overnight, where it seemed the fast track would never end. And in the late 1970s and early 1980s, all of the economic news here tended to reenforce that image.
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