Archive for February 22nd, 2012

My pal talk show host Michael Berry is going to war with Click2Houston, the Chron, and Sports 610 Radio.  I don’t know about that.  Here is from the Chron:

Berry opened his KTRH radio show about the topic this morning and said the allegations against him were overblown and inaccurate. He said  KPRC Local 2 reported the story last Wednesday to help boost its ratings during sweeps week.

“Was it a cover up?” Berry questioned. “No, it was a smear campaign. Channel 2, I’ve got my sights on you… You can smear my name without me but I’m not going down without a fight.”

Here is one article.

And here.

And also here.

Berry also went after the Chron and said some unflattering stuff about the state of the Chron newsroom these days.  The Chron posted the remarks earlier yesterday but now pulled them off.  I guess they didn’t like that Berry said that “interns” now write stories for the Chron.

Yesterday afternoon, listening to Sports 610, I found out that Berry also started in on host Josh Innis.  Innis poked fun of Berry last week.  Innis returned the fire and went after KTRH Radio.

Berry needs to impose a cease fire.  He can’t sustain a war on three fronts if you ask me.

I wonder what the new ‘Stros ownership thinks about their flagship station getting into all these wars.

Where did the old Colt 45s hold their first two Spring Training Camps (1962 & 1963)?

Here is from the Texas Tribune today on their poll on Guv Dude:

"It’s not that Perry is dead," said Daron Shaw, a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and co-director of the poll. "But the notion that he’s invulnerable is dead." 

Here is the Tribune article.

2014 is a long ways off.   I don’t want to handicap 2014 today, but if the same folks that run the Lone Star State Dem Party these days are still running the Party in 2014, then Dude has a real good chance of getting reelected.

Dude also gave interviews to some members of the Capitol Press Corps yesterday and says he’s keeping his options open – yikes!

Somehow this story about Dem Appeals Court Justice Jim Sharp isn’t surprising.  He made the front page of the Chron today and this is how it starts:

Jim Sharp, a judge on one of Houston’s two courts of appeals, has been barred from working on any criminal cases from Brazoria County because of allegations that he tried to use his position to skirt the law for a friend’s 15-year-old daughter who was arrested for shoplifting.

Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne accused the judge of attempting to use his influence to improperly demand the juvenile’s release in January, according to court records. The documents allege that Sharp sent inappropriate texts and profane voice messages to county employees, a state district judge and a Brazoria County commissioner.

"You guys are a bunch of backwoods hillbillies that use screwed-up methods in dealing with children, and I can promise you this: Things are about to change in Brazoria County," Sharp said to a juvenile detention center director over the phone, court records show. "I am a judge in the Court of Appeals. I have authority over your judges along with every other judge in 10 counties in this area."

Here is the piece.

Well at least he made the front page.

The Colt 45s held their first two Spring Training Camps in 1962 and 1963 in Apache Junction, Arizona of course.

There is nothing to report from Spring Training today.


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