First of all let me get to the important things.
Bethany Arnold is celebrating another BD today! Happy Birthday Beth!
Every now and then Commentary participates in the Texas Tribune Insider Poll. One of the questions this week involves college football. The question: Should the legislature pass a law mandating an annual UT/A&M football game? Absolutely not! I’d like to see the game continue but big time college athletics is way above my pay grade so I’ll leave it up to the college presidents, ADs, and ESPN gods. Besides, the legislature would probably screw it up. During the debate there would for sure be amendments to include Baylor, Tech, and UH into some sort of scheduling rotation. UH supporters would want to be included into the same conference as UT…blah, blah, blah. If you ask me, the legislature has better things to screw up.
The front page of the Chron has a story about local police and sheriff deputy organizations issuing a no confidence vote on the Harris County DA. Here is how the piece starts:
Leaders of six Harris County police organizations Tuesday announced a vote of no confidence in District Attorney Pat Lykos saying she has "shirked her duty" and has turned down viable cases for prosecution.
Here is what the DA said:
"It’s déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra said. The unions never have supported me," Lykos said, laughing. ".
She laughed at them! She laughed at them!
Here is the entire Chron piece.
All that means is that the two Dem candidates for DA are going to put on their hard-line-on-crime gear to go after the support of these groups. Let’s see if they also try to out death penalty the current DA and in the process p__s off some of the Dem base. Stay tuned!
In today’s Statesman, Amarillo GOP State Sen. Kel Seliger, who chaired the Senate Redistricting Committee, says we ought to have 37 state senators. Good luck with that! Here is the Statesman piece.
First of all the legislature would have to put it on the ballot. You think Dems would want a GOP controlled senate to draw up six more state senate seats? Do you also think that if a constitutional amendment were put on the ballot that the Lone Star State voters are in the mood to create six more state senators? Dream on!
Hall of Fame greats Carl Yastremski and Brooks Robinson hold the MLB record for most seasons played on the same team. Yaz played for Boston from 1961 to 1983. Brooks played for B’More from 1955 to 1977. Of the two, who played in the most games?
Don’t worry about Dude. He thinks you can get a license to drive at age 18 and buy a six pack at age 16.
I got a Kristi Thibaut mailer yesterday and she didn’t mention or slam her opponent.
On the second day of filing, it looks like longtime Harris County Constable Victor Trevino has an opponent. Some fella named Gilbert Rey is running in Precinct 6.
Chron columnist Patti Hart has a great column today on the new state house redistricting lines and Pasadena. Of course, the piece isn’t online yet so you have to be old school like Commentary to check it out.
Yaz of course played in 3,308 games and Brooks played in 2,896 games.
DON’T FORGET TO GO VOTE EARLY TODAY!
At The Yard yesterday they announced the signing of catcher Carlos Corporan. Corporan batted .183 this past season and now he has a minor league contract and an invitation to Spring Training. Heck, Ed Wade could have pulled that move!