Archive for January 26th, 2018

More Drips

Of the four players who were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame a couple of days ago, which won has the most All Star team selections?

A couple of days ago, my headline was “Drip, Drip, Drip” on the H-Town Mayor’s press secretary. Ted Oberg of Channel 13 first broke the story. Check out Oberg’s tweet from yesterday:

Ted Oberg‏ @TedABC13

Drip, drip, drip – the City of Houston minutes ago released 100s more emails from @SylvesterTurner Press Secretary Darian Ward. The mayor says it’s over. Our investigation continues tonight @abc13houston

Glad to be of service. Oberg used drip, drip, drip in his story last night. He also said there are still 1,200 emails that he is waiting for.  Drip, drip, drip.

Well this is interesting. Check this from the Chron:

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott waded deeper into a testy Houston state House race Thursday by running a TV ad in support for the challenger who hopes to oust Republican Rep. Sarah Davis in the March election.

The 30-second TV spot features Republican primary candidate Susanna Dokupil, who accuses Davis of making “empty promises” and blames her in part for the Legislature failing to pass a property tax reform bill in 2017.

“Our representative was a part of the problem,” said Dokupil in the ad that Abbott’s campaign said would go on air beginning Thursday, featuring her shaking hands with the governor and walking neighborhoods. “I refuse to believe that empty promises are the best we can do.”

Here is the entire read: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas-take/article/Abbott-places-TV-ad-for-Dokupil-12524847.php.

Like I said, interesting.

I wonder if the Dems running in HD 134 are doing anything?

I got this a couple of days ago to commemorate what happened 70 years ago this past Wednesday. Baytown folks might find it interesting. Here it is:

On this day in 1948, the former “Tri-Cities” of Baytown, Goose Creek, and Pelly united to form the city of Baytown. The area had been largely undeveloped until the opening of the Goose Creek oilfield in 1916. All three communities grew up around the oilfield, thanks in large part to the promotional efforts of Ross Sterling, president of Humble Oil and Refining Company. Sterling and his associates established a refinery near the oilfield and bought 2,200 acres there, calling their site Baytown. Construction began in the fall of 1919, though Baytown remained a collection of tents and shanties until 1923, when Humble laid out streets, provided utilities, sold lots, and even furnished financing for employees’ homes. The residents of nearby Goose Creek voted to incorporate in January 1919, and the residents of neighboring Pelly, fearing that Goose Creek might absorb their town, followed suit a year later. Due to the pervasive paternalism of Humble, the community of Baytown never incorporated, and this enabled Pelly to annex the “contiguous and unincorporated” territory of Baytown in December 1945. But when Pelly and Goose Creek voted to consolidate in February 1947, the citizens selected the name Baytown for their new combined city. The voters approved a new city charter on January 24, 1948. Baytown today is a highly industrialized city of oil refineries and rubber, chemical, and carbon black plants.

Welcome to Baytown!

Vlad Guerrero of course was an All Star 9 times, Chipper Jones made it 8 times, Trevor Hoffman, 7, and Jim Thome, 5. Got it?

Two months from today, the World Series Champs return to The Yard to play their last two spring training games against the Brewers.



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