Archive for March 6th, 2013

This is on Ben Hall’s website this morning:

Good morning friends! Today is a big day for us. I look forward to seeing you all this evening at Tony Mandola’s at 6pm for our official campaign announcement.

Well I guess it is going to happen.  Since the announcement is down the street on Waugh Drive, I may just drop by and see who is lining up to support Ben.  I have always gotten along with Ben since I first met him when Bob Lanier selected him to be City Attorney. 

Here is his website.

Stay tuned!

Most folks know that Commentary grew up in Baytown a few block from the Humble, err Exxon Refinery.  It is the biggest refinery in the country.  Exxon announced yesterday that it was expanding its Baytown facility and will create 10,000 new jobs over the next few years.  I wonder how that will impact my parents’ house.

Check out the announcement here.

Name the former ‘Stro with the most Opening Day starts at shortstop?

Guv Dude for life says Burkablog.  Check this

Well, Perry has convinced me: He really could be governor for life. He appears unbeatable in Texas. That he is at 49% today in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll versus a serious Republican challenger after "oops!" is phenomenal. This has to mean that he has repaired his standing with the tea party as well as Republicans in general. Jeremy Bird of Battleground Texas might as well go home.

I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it.

Some folks know that John Ford’s “The Searchers” with John Wayne, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, and Jeffrey Hunter is Commentary’s favorite western and one of the best flicks ever.  A few weeks ago on NPR I heard an interview with author Glenn Frankel about his new book “The Searchers:  The Making of an American Legend.”  Frankel is in town this evening to sign books, talk about his book, and then the movie will be screened. 

Did you know that 177 years ago today Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Barrett Travis, Andres Nava, and other defenders of The Alamo fell to the forces led by …. well you should know the rest of what is in the history book.

Now that the campaign is over, I need to catch up on movies.  This Friday it will be “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

Roger Metzger of course started at short 8 times on Opening Day.

The Cubbies will be in town for two the Friday and Saturday before Opening Day!


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