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Archive for July 1st, 2015

It is your duty to go online before tomorrow night and vote for Jose Altuve 35 times to make the AL All Star team as the starting second baseman. It will just take a few minutes of your day. Heck, my Mom voted! Our H-Town pride is on the line. Vote today and vote often and urge your co-workers, family, and enemies to do the same! Si se puede?

From CEWDEM on my take yesterday on Ben Hall calling out State Rep. Sylvester Turner and grocery store choices in Acres Homes:

Don’t want to be tacky but the Food a Rama is a former Randall’s and is a really nice store. I go down and shop there sometimes. There is also a fairly new Joe Vu’s owned by HEB that is packed all the time. HEB made a commitment to the community years ago to build a major installation in the area. Don’t know if this qualifies, but sure does lots of business and they have all the freshest produce you could want. Maybe Ben needs to get out and drive around a bit.

What is our best record after 80 games?

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg takes on the new Sheriff today on his lack of women on his command staff. The sheriff didn’t want to talk so she talked to Hunker Down. Here is a part of the column:

Since commissioners appointed (Ron) Hickman to serve out (Adrian) Garcia’s term, I asked County Judge Ed Emmett what he thought of the sheriff’s exclusion of women.

“Typically, somebody comes in, they’re going to bring in people they trust,” Emmett said. “The fact that Sheriff Hickman didn’t have any women, that wouldn’t have been my choice. But you know, it’s his operation to run, and we have to wait and see how it pans out.”

Now, Emmett also pointed out, and I was able to confirm, that Garcia went through most of his first term without a woman on his command staff. But one has to wonder why Hickman was so quick to fire one seasoned female commander and demote another.

Here is the entire column: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/falkenberg/article/Sheriff-sent-the-wrong-message-with-his-6359356.php.

Tsk, tsk, tsk to all of the above. Now that is what I don’t call gravitas!

Last night’s gully washer was a doozy. Props to the folks that made it to our meet and greet last night. And thanks for bringing some checks.

Thanks to the SpringerDinger last night, it is a free Chick-fil-A for lunch for many today!

Last night’s Evan Gattis triple was a good reason to keep Tal’s Hill. Without the hill, Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain would have probably had to have been scraped off of the fence.

The 1980 ‘Stros were 49-31 after 80 games. We are 46-34 today.

Tonight we reach the halfway point of the season. We have a four game lead. We have the most wins in the AL. What else can you ask for?

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