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Archive for September 7th, 2015

69 and Counting

Today, Alicia and Tony Campos are celebrating 69 years of being married. Way to go Mom and Dad!

I’ll be heading to Baytown today to pay them a visit.

Today is Labor Day. How about remembering those who risked their lives and livelihoods so we could enjoy days like today, paid vacation, and workplace safety – just to name a few.

Dante and I were at The Yard Saturday evening and the KissKam came on with the usual kissing. Then they showed two fellas in ‘Stros gear within a heart with this proposal caption: “Douglas, Will You Marry Me? Love, Cary.” Then the fans applauded. I didn’t hear any boos.

My ticket neighbors who sit right behind me and who hail from far northwest Harris County, their eighth grader said, “Hey they didn’t play the music.” Usually when they show a KissKam proposal, they play the generic wedding tune intro. That’s what the eighth grader noticed.

Way to go ‘Stros!

Name the pitcher with the most innings tossed this season?

Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary in New Hampshire. What coronation?

The City of H-Town continues to hold their ground and not move forward on banning cell phone use in school zones. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Here is from Saturday’s Chron:

Houston City Attorney Donna Edmundson and her predecessor, David Feldman, however, said they interpret enforcement as optional.

The debate centers on a provision about installing signs advising motorists of the prohibition.

“The law does not require the City or other entities to enforce the ban. However, if the City or other entities are going to enforce it, proper signs must be posted,” Edmundson said in a statement Friday.

And:

Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday that school districts, most of which have their own police forces, could assume the burden if they wanted. She questioned the value of mounting signs and said the decision also comes down to money.

And:

Houston City Councilman C.O. “Brad” Bradford, a former Houston police chief, said earlier this week that the city should install the signs. Councilman Dave Martin agreed.

“I don’t know why we can’t do it and I don’t know why anyone would object to it,” he said. “Cellphones are a problem, especially in school zones.”

Councilwoman Brenda Stardig, whose district includes Spring Branch ISD, said she’s heard from a concerned school board member. In that school district, some school zones have the signs because other local cities there have installed them.

“It became a battle over who was going to pay for it,” Stardig said. “If I had my negotiating hat on, I would ask each entity to put up half and move forward and keep our children safe.”

And:

Houston mayoral candidate Bill King held a news conference Friday and pledged that, if elected, he would have the signs installed within 30 days. He said Houston’s price estimate seemed too high.

“But even if it did cost $2 million, how can we not have the money to prioritize the safety of our children?” King asked, adding that he would be willing to take the funds from the budgets of the mayor’s office and City Council.

Like I said earlier. It is a matter of priorities. It is kind of sad to see the City lamely hold their ground.

Dallas Keuchel of course leads MLB with 200 2/3 innings pitched.

Our lead is at three with 25 to go. The next 10 are on the road. This is it folks

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