Archive for October 9th, 2012

Commentary put this out earlier:

In 2008 in Harris County, 76,187 requested mail ballots and 67,612 (88.7%) were returned and counted.  In 2010 in Harris County, 69,991 requested mail ballots and 55,560 (79.4%) were returned and counted.

Here is what the County put out yesterday evening:

As of this evening we have approved 66,737 applications and sent out 64,017 ballots.  We have received 14,190 voted ballots returned.

25,380 have been generated by the GOP and 20,317 by Dems.

It looks like we will surpass 2010 in mail ballot applications so stay tuned!

Since the 2000 MLB season, which team has produced the most Cy Young Award winners?

I’m not going to say much about The President’s Big Bird ad other than I hope it works!

I kind of hope this quote was taken out of context.  The story is about East Downtown continuing to grow and trying to get new downtown residents.  Here is from the Chron today:

"I, frankly, don’t see the economic advantage to having people live downtown," (H-Town CM Mike) Sullivan said, adding that he believes the market, not the government, should dictate where homes get built. The people who move into the area, Sullivan said, will be "Houstonians moving around Houston, and that’s not necessarily an economic boon. They’re leaving something behind somewhere else."

Here is the entire Chron piece.

I really don’t know about that.  Government does a lot to get folks to move like building new schools and fancy grand parkways and parks.  I guess it is always easy to bash Downtown.

Speaking of a new Downtown “resident”, yesterday was Comcast SportsNet Houston Day and CM James Rodriguez handed them a proclamation at the network debut party – cool!

Don’t forget that the Texas Freedom Network will have a special screening of “The Revisionaries” this Friday, October 12 at the Sundance Theater in Downtown H-Town.  This is the documentary about our State Board of Education.

Get your tickets here.

The Arizona D-Backs have won four NL Cy Young Awards since 2000 of course:  Randy Johnson (2000-2002) and Brandon Webb (2006).

Some website snatched up images of the new ‘Stros uniforms – sorta.  The images are kind of fuzzy but you can sort of figure out the new look.  Is that a remake of the blue lid and orange star? 

Check it out here.

They should have stayed with the brick red if you ask me! 


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