Archive for August 31st, 2010

Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously gave the A-Okay to a voting plan presented by the County Clerk yesterday. Check out the Chron story on the matter.

It appears to be a good plan with the paper ballots as back-ups.  The key to this working is educating the public on what to expect and more importantly educating the election judges.  A dumbarse election judge can certainly screw up the day for a lot of voters.  The judges have to know what to expect and how to handle things correctly, fairly, and politely.  Stay tuned!

Folks are starting to provide their takes and theories about the fire that destroyed the voting gizmos.  I think I’ll just wait until the Fire Marshall has something to say before I open my pie hole on this.

Albert Pujols didn’t do us any damage last night – whew!  Pujols was drafted in the 13th Round of the 1999 MLB Amateur Player Draft if you can believe that.  Who was the first player drafted in 1999?

It looks like six candidates are in the race for HISD School Board Trustee, District VIII. 

Josh Hamilton of course and now with the Rangers was the first player taken in the 1999 Draft, but he was taken by the then Devil Rays who are now the Rays.  Other first round draftee notables that year included Barry Zito, Josh Beckett, and Brett Myers.

What can you say about J.A. Happ’s two-hit shutout last night in a 3-0 game that lasted just two hours?  What can you say about Numero 45 and his dinky bloop double down the line that scored a run?  What can you say about putting a damper on San Luis’ play-off run?


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