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Bill King had a reception last night at the Cadillac Bar and it was well attended. There was a ton of enthusiasm in the room.

This from the Chron about The Dean’s SB 135:

Texas senators on Monday unanimously voted to scrap the state’s controversial “pick-a-pal” method of selecting grand jurors, a sweeping reform for a system plagued for years by complaints of favoritism and manipulation.

If The Dean’s bill passes the House and reaches the Governor’s desk, I wonder if Lisa Falkenberg will be invited to the bill signing. After all, she got the discussion going.

I said this yesterday: Everybody knows that Jeff Bagwell was our Opening Day starting first baseman from 1991-2005. In all but two (1991 and 1994) of those Opening Days he batted third. Who batted third in the 1991 and 1994 Opening Days?

The Chron E-Board kind of put it on Sen. Ted Cruz today. Here are some lines:

We’re not so happy about his disdain for 30 million Texans he was elected to represent just a couple of years ago.

And:

Unlike Kay Bailey Hutchison, his predecessor in the Senate, Cruz isn’t in Washington to get things done for his state. He’s not there to govern. He sees himself as an agitator, a disruptive force who disdains crafting solutions to problems or compromising with his colleagues toward a pragmatic end.

Here is the entire E-Board take on Cruz: http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Open-secret-6153711.php.

Of course, Sen. Cruz doesn’t give a rat’s arse what the E-Board thinks.

I try to stay away from Middle East issues, but I saw this tweet yesterday:

Bill Kelly retweeted
Edward-Isaac Dovere ‏@IsaacDovere 46m46 minutes ago
James Baker joins the White House in calling out Netanyahu http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/james-baker-blasts-benjamin-netanyahu-116338.html

Here is a bit from Politico:

It’s not just Democrats and White House officials who’ve got problems with Benjamin Netanyahu.

Blasting “diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship,” former Secretary of State James Baker laid in hard to the Israeli prime minister on Monday evening, criticizing him for an insufficient commitment to peace and an absolutist opposition to the Iran nuclear talks.

Here is the Politico story:
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/james-baker-blasts-benjamin-netanyahu-116338.html?hp=r1_3_b2.

On foreign policy, Secretary Baker certainly has respect. PBS is airing a show on Secretary Baker this evening. Did you know that Baker was the GOP nominee for Texas AG back in 1978 and was defeated by Mark White? Now you do.

Well, another day, another Dome deal. This one comes in at $242 million. All I can say is sell this version to the community. Here is the Chron story: http://www.chron.com/houston/article/New-Urban-Land-Institute-plan-for-Astrodome-calls-6153207.php.

Craig Biggio of course was the number three hitter on Opening Day of 1991 and 1994.

Thirteen Days until Opening Day!

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