Archive for February 10th, 2011

The Texas House Speaker announced committee appointments yesterday and the only things I noticed were Rep. Borris Miles getting picked to serve on the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and Rep. Wayne Smith getting to Chair the Environmental Regulation Committee.   Rep. Smith represents Deer Park, and most of Baytown and La Porte.  I wonder how many chicken coops are in Borris’ district.  More importantly, I wonder how he earned this appointment. 

My old pal Mike Barajas is no longer at Fox 26.  From Chron.com:

Longtime anchor Mike Barajas is no longer with KRIV-Channel 26.

“KRIV and Barajas mutually agreed to part ways,” a representative for the Fox-owned station said on Wednesday when asked about Barajas’ status with the company.

Since METRO is now in the business of hiring former anchors, Mike is as good as they get and he sure could connect with the growing Latino community here in H-Town.  They should be giving him a call if you ask me.

The Big Puma will always be known for wearing the Numero 17 as a ‘Stro from 2000 to 2010.  The Big Puma made his ‘Stro debut in 1999 and played in 34 games.  What number did he wear in 1999?

From the I Didn’t Say It Dept:  This is part of an AP story today:

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An African-American lawmaker in South Carolina said Tuesday that stricter illegal immigration laws would hurt the state because blacks and whites don’t work as hard as Hispanics.

State Sen. Robert Ford made his remarks during a Senate committee debate over an Arizona-style immigration law, eliciting a smattering of nervous laughter in the chamber after he said "brothers" don’t work as hard as Mexicans. He continued that his "blue-eyed brothers" don’t either.
Check out the AP story.

The Chron’s Lisa Falkenberg can also forget about having lunch with The Lite Guv.  Check out Lisa’s take in today’s Chron.   Way to go again Lisa! 

The Big Puma wore the Numero 22 of course for 34 games back in 1999.  Lance Berkman is celebrating his 35th BD today.  Happy Birthday Big Puma!

Go to Alyson’s Footnote for the latest in The Yard renovations.
http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/news/alysons_footnotes.jsp   Cool.


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