A few words about our end-of-year plans. The Texas Tribune offices will be closed Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December 25, and again on Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1. Next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday — December 28 to 30 — we'll be in holiday-mentality mode, meaning we'll be posting some new content (like a great Paul Stekler documentary in three parts) but mostly steering clear of the site unless, say, all hell breaks loose in the governor's race. (When it does, please e-mail Ross Ramsey. Or me. But mostly Ross.) We've had a great run these last seven weeks, and we can't wait to get back to business (and not just data business) on January 4. From our families to yours: Peace and happiness in 2010.