Archive for August 27th, 2014

Dome Deal

I tweeted this out yesterday after I watched Hunker Down’s announcement on the newest Dome proposal:

World’s largest indoor park? Hiking trails? #HunkerDown didn’t appear to offer anything fresh for the #Astrodome, just a drawing board.

I will say this. Even though it is not fresh, it is simple and maybe simple sells. We have all heard the phrase: Keep it simple!

Here is from the Chron:

The Dome also could house permanent or temporary sports facilities, such as an archery range or horseshoe pits, he (Hunker Down) said.

Of course, I don’t know of anyone saying – hey, let’s drive over to the Dome and toss some horseshoes – washers, maybe.

Here is from today’s Chron E-Board:

The Astrodome is a public structure, and it should continue to serve the public. After years of proposals, from casinos to parking lots, perhaps this idea makes the most sense of all.

Here is the entire E-Board take: http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/A-sensible-idea-5714346.php.

Hey, I’ll throw one in. Maybe during the Christmas season they can deck out the inside with lights and boughs of holly and charge a little for folks to stroll through the experience. It can be the world’s largest indoor Christmas lights display. They can call it Santa’s Astrodome Christmas City. Sell hot chocolate and coffee, have a wine and cheese bar, and maybe have an area for local folks to sell their holiday loot. They can also throw in street performers and local musicians and of course have the Dome Santa for the kids.

Stay tuned because the Dome ain’t going anywhere for now!

Our closer Chad Qualls might be gone today. He doesn’t want to leave H-Town. Qualls has played on eight MLB clubs. Name them?

Coming to a neighborhood near year. I got this from a GOP source:

STATEWIDE SUPER SATURDAY BLOCK WALK: On Saturday, September 6th, the Republican Party of Texas, in conjunction with Republican campaigns across the state, will be canvassing in neighborhoods near you.

10 Houston Area Locations: Katy, Spring, Heights, Cypress, Tomball, Pasadena, Clear Lake, Kingwood, Cinco Ranch, and West Houston.

Find details on the locations here: http://www.texasgop.org/super-saturday/.

Is your ‘hood included?

I also tweeted out this yesterday:

I wonder how #StephenColbert celebrated Women’s Equality Day? #OneFemaleWriter #Emmys

Colbert deservedly got nailed nationally on this. There are no excuses.

Chad Qualls has been a member of the ‘Stros, D-Backs, Fish, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, Rays, and Yankees of course.

Let’s see, Chris Carter’s 32nd dinger kept the A’s out of first and Altuve still leads MLB in hitting. 17,000 and change showed up.

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