Archive for April 13th, 2015

Today Kuffer takes on the issue of police and crime solving. A lot of crimes are not being solved by police departments these days. Here is how Kuffer ends his take:

What stands out to me in all this is that generally speaking the smaller cities had much better solve rates for property crimes than the big cities. In Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, the solve rates for property crimes never topped 13%, but in the smaller cities it ranged from 18% to 28%. Fort Worth and Lubbock were the outliers there, on the low end. I’m not sure what to make of that, but it sure is interesting.

What application does this have to the 2015 Mayor’s race? (You knew I was going to get around to that, I’m sure.) Well, in addition to my wish that the candidates will eventually start to talk about public safety in a more comprehensive way, I’d think that a candidate who promised to have his police force concentrate on solving property crimes might be able to sway a voter or two. Lord knows, the Nextdoor discussion list for the greater Heights area spends a lot of time on break-ins and thefts and the like. Given how many of these crimes do go unsolved today, it seems to me there’s some traction to be gained on this issue. Just a thought.

Here is the entire Kuffer take: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=66379.

All I can say on this is check out what Bill King is saying on the trail and in social media on this.

Maybe this is starting to get old. Here is another Kuffer take from the weekend. It is titled “Where’s Adrian?” It is about the Harris County Sheriff still not getting into the race for H-Town Mayor. Here it is: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=66494.

It is what it is. I kind of have run out of things to say about this and out on the trail nobody seems to bring it up. The thrill is gone? Oh, well!

Let’s see. Hillary is talking about income inequality and the 2016 GOP candidates for president are talking about Hillary.

1965 was the first year for the ‘Stros in the Astrodome. Who led the ‘Stros in dingers that season?

Check out this tweet:

JORGE RAMOS ‏@jorgeramosnews 26m26 minutes ago
Today Latinos will make history. For the first time 2 Hispanics (Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz) will be candidates for the White House

I tweeted this Saturday afternoon. We got Ace baptized:

Marc Campos @MarcCommentary • 23h 23 hours ago
#Baptism of Ace with @Lafuente78 @Estesrc pic.twitter.com/P5hbNixqEi

Yesterday, “Face the Nation” announced their new host and this was tweeted:

Stephanie Haberman @StephLauren • 2h 2 hours ago
Hey look another white dude hosting a Sunday show. Moving along.

Ditto! That’s fresh, CBS!

The Toy Cannon, Jimmy Wynn of course, led the ‘Stros with 22 dingers in 1965.

George Springer was yesterday’s highlight reel for sure when he snatched a grand salami away from the Rangers yesterday at Globe Life. The A’s are now in town for three.

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