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Getting Busy

Happy Birthday today to Karla Cisneros! Go to http://www.karlacisneros.com and give her a birthday present, please.

Kuffer says this today about the H-Town City elections:

Turnout will be driven by the Mayor’s race and the HERO referendum.

According to a reliable source, there is another factor to consider – the angry voter who normally does not vote in city elections. You know, the one that Trump has worked up. I am hearing they are going to show up and vote in the H-Town City elections. Why? Because it is an election and they get to express their anger or frustration – you get the picture.

Rick Perry is down to one paid staffer in Iowa. It wouldn’t surprise me if Perry ends up hitchhiking back to Texas any day now.

We have 30 games left. How many are with AL West teams?

It has been a busy summer and it looks to be a very busy September. I am talking about the local races. Tonight’s forum is down the street in Garden Oaks.

Commentary couldn’t make last night’s forum on behavioral health held at St. Thomas University. I was at the Oak Forest Area Dems endorsement meeting. So I missed the action that the Chron’s Rebecca Elliott wrote on Chris Bell popping Adrian Garcia. Here is a bit:

Mayoral candidate Chris Bell took aim Monday night at former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia’s record, the latest attack in a campaign that is shifting negative as Labor Day nears.

The former congressman’s offensive centered on Garcia’s handling of a 2013 case involving Terry Goodwin, a mentally ill inmate left for weeks in a sordid Harris County jail cell.

“If you’re leading what you call the largest mental health institution in our city, then how those inmates were treated becomes a very significant issue,” Bell told a packed auditorium at the University of St. Thomas, where candidates had gathered for a mayoral forum on behavioral health. “You were supposedly the leader of that jail, and how could you have created a system where nobody told you of such a horrific incident?”

Bell and Garcia are competing for the support of Houston’s white progressives, a coveted voting bloc known for reliably showing up at the polls in city elections.

Sporting high name recognition and a strong mid-year fundraising report, Garcia is seen as one of the front-runners heading into November, while Bell has lagged behind.

Responding to Bell’s criticism, which included a question about whether Garcia knew how Goodwin had been treated long before he acted to remedy it, the county’s former top lawman called the case “unacceptable.”

“It shouldn’t have happened. It definitely should not have happened under my watch. But when I found out about it, I took full responsibility. I took action,” Garcia said. “I put policies and procedures in place to keep it from happening again.”

I am sure there will be more action tonight in Garden Oaks.

According to just released Hillary emails, “The Good Wife” is one of her favorite TV shows. Me too.

24 of our next 30 games are with AL West teams of course.

Three dingers last night and a Keuchel win and now our lead is up to four games. Every game is a must win.

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