Archive for October 13th, 2009

Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman announced this past Friday that she won’t be seeking reelection in 2010 and she didn’t make her announcement via robocall. Commentary would like to see Hector De Leon become the next County Clerk but that is not going to happen – drats. Former local Dem Chair and State Rep Sue Schechter is thinking about running. I could support Sue. Of course, I don’t know about our chances locally in 2010 since The President won’t be on the ballot.

I checked out last night’s mayoral debate on Fox 26. I think Controller Annise Parker did the best job. Of course, I still haven’t decided who gets my vote. Here’s from Chron.com: “City Controller Annise Parker said she believes the Metropolitan Transit Authority is ‘cannibalizing’ its public bus system for light rail.” My pal Bill King has been saying this for a while.

Parker and CM Peter Brown have been fierce critics of METRO during this campaign. H-Town’s Mayor appointed the majority of the METRO board so he in fact “owns” METRO. So I guess Parker and Brown are critics of how the Mayor has handled METRO – I guess.

That whiny Sports 610 afternoon talk show fella subbed for Jim Rome yesterday and he sounded whiny on a national level. The fella sounded bush league yesterday. If Rome ever brings him back I’m going to think that Romie isn’t paying attention.

The ‘Stros will begin to interview skipper candidates. They are “Stros interim skipper Dave Clark and ‘Stros coach Al Pedrique, former Brewers manager Ned Yost, Padres hitting coach Randy Ready, former Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin, former Nationals manager Manny Acta, former ‘Stros manager Phil Garner and current Red Sox coaches Brad Mills and Tim Bogar. The ‘Stros have also been granted permission to interview Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin.

FYI: In 1983, Mills became Nolan Ryan’s 3,509th strikeout victim to break Walter Johnson’s record on April 27, 1983 as the ‘Stros beat the Expos 4-2 and Garner contributed to the victory with a dinger – small world. Stay tuned!


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