Archive for March 28th, 2011

The Chron’s E-Board certainly weighed in yesterday on the budget fight going on up in Austin.  They had a killer editorial.  Here is some of it:

Texas children need a legislative bill of rights that ensures their freedom from hunger, a safe place to live without the threat of physical or sexual abuse, decent medical care and a good education.



As the session continues, we plan to speak up in favor of legislation that furthers our Texas Children’s Bill of Rights. We’ll have words of praise for lawmakers who keep these priorities top of mind, and we’ll identify those who sacrifice our weakest citizens on the altar of mindless budget cutting.
Check out the editorial.

To put icing on their editorial, they had Nick Anderson lay out the border of the editorial page a la Monopoly Board Game style and they called it TEX-OPOLY and you can only see it if you are old school like Commentary and have to go your front yard to pick up your paper.  TEX-OPOLY mentions sanctuary cities, universities, public education, health care, voter ID, Guv Dude’s cribs and book tour, concealed weapons on college campuses, fracking and so on.  The page also included letters-to-the-editor on legislative issues.

Way to go Chron E-Board!

Former ‘Stro Mike Hampton is hanging up his cleats.  Hampton had his best year when he was a ‘Stro in 1999 when he went 22-4 and finished second to the Big Unit for the Cy Young Award.  He was traded away after the season to the Mets.  When did the ‘Stros face Hampton in postseason play?

The City of H-Town Redistricting Town Hall Meetings resume tonight at 6:30 pm at Jeff Davis High (District H), 1101 Quitman and tomorrow (Tuesday) at Acres Home Multi Service Center (District B), 6719 West Montgomery Road.  Be there!

It looks like Rebuild Houston will be modified.   It looks like there could be some exemptions after all.  The H-Town City Council will meet today to check out the proposed modifications.

The Final Four is finally here and I’m betting that the only folks in the U.S. of A. that picked Kentucky, Connecticut, Butler, and Virginia Commonwealth as their Final Four are folks that don’t nothing about NCAA basketball – got it!

On the ‘Stros website they have all kinds of ticket promotions.  The all-you-can-eat ticket promotion features a photo of Numero 45.  I don’t know about that.
Check it out here.

Speaking of, the ‘Stros changed the look of their website. 

In the 2004 NLDS of course, Mike Hampton started Game 2 for The ATL and we lost 4-2 in 11 innings.  Hampton pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up the two runs. In Game 4, Hampton pitched an inning of relief and didn’t give up a run as The ATL snatched a 6-5 win.

This season’s ‘Stros tickets also feature in the background the H-Town City Hall, NASA, the Medical Center, the H-Town Skyline, Battleship Texas, and the Sam Houston Statue.

Jason Castro who was supposed to be the starting catcher for the ‘Stros is out for the season.  Clint Barmes who was supposed to be the starting shortstop is out for 4-6 weeks.  Brad Lidge of the Phillies will start the season on the DL.  The Red Sox visit The Yard for an exhibition game this Wednesday evening.  Don’t forget to check out the El Grande photos on this website!

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