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Archive for September 19th, 2011

The Chron has a story today about how they think not much is going to change over at the Port.  They kind of say that with the City Council reappointment of Port Commissioner Kase Lawal last week and with Harris County Commissioners Court considering reappointing Port Commissioner Jim Fonteno, a message is being sent that all is OK over at the Port. Check out the Chron story here.

I don’t know about that.  Commissioner Lawal has never been mentioned as being involved in questionable ethical stuff over there.  Commissioner Fonteno on the other hand got health insurance at the Port’s expense.  Of course, the Chron forgot to mention that Port Commissioner Janiece Longoria , whom the City Council reappointed in  November of 2010, has helped lead the  charge to point out stuff that needs to be fixed at the Port.  Regardless, it is still up to the Port Commissioners to make things more transparent over there.  Stay tuned!

Eight former MLBers have 200 plus career triples.  Who leads in career triples among active MLBers?

A great American, a great Texan, a great Latino, a great educator is no longer with us.  Dr. Jose  Cardenas left us this past weekend. 
Check out the story here.

Commentary checked out the Emmys last night and as usual I’ve never seen a single episode of a bunch of the winners.  I thought the host Jane Lynch did a great job.  I thought Charlie Sheen was pretty good. 

Of course, I’m going to have to check out the new “Two and a Half Men” tonight.

My pal Drayton, my old boss Mark White, former SA Mayor Phil Hardberger, and SA businessman Red McCombs have a full page ad in the Chron today asking the Big 12 to stay put.  Drayton, Gov. White, and Mayor Hardberger went to Baylor so you get the picture.  The front page of the Chron has a story about the pending demise of the Big 12 though.  Stay tuned!

Some City Council, District I neighborhoods got some good run in yesterday’s Chron.  Check out the story here.  Apparently those neighborhoods are the newest H-Town “in” neighborhoods. I guess it helps that the political leadership out there like CM James Rodriguez is providing leadership and making sure those neighborhoods have the tools to thrive.

Red Sox great Carl Crawford of course leads all active MLBers with 110 career three baggers.

There is not a whole lot to say about the ‘Stros getting loss numero 100 this past Saturday.  Three in Cinncy this week then they come home and wrap things up.

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