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I read this in the Chron this morning:

(On this day) 1989: A plane carrying U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, and 14 others disappeared over Ethiopia. (The wreckage of the plane was found six days later; there were no survivors.)

He was a good friend. A week before he left he and I met to discuss politics. We were supposed to get together when he returned.   I have a picture of Mickey and me hanging on my wall a few feet from me.  He was so uplifting.  He was a great American.

Everybody knows that The Yard opened in 2000. Name the other MLB cribs that opened in 2000?

Folks know how Commentary feels about how we have dealt with preventing flooding in the Greater H-Town area. That being said, I will be voting for the $2.5 billion in flood bonds because this time around folks are going to be closely watching how the bond money is spent. It is not like the old days when millions in bonds were approved by voters and then those in charge then did their thing behind closed doors and forgot about the rest of us. There are enough folks out there who have had it up to you know where who are going to be closely watching how every penny is spent. I kind of feel that this won’t turn out to be another boondoggle project.

Bill King put out a take yesterday saying that he’s voting for the bonds, but he also has some concerns.

Sen. Ted Cruz is going negative on #BetoForTexas. Same old GOP playbook against Dems. It is not going to work this year.  Not when you have all that hate coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

AT&T Park and Comerica Park both opened in 2000 of course.

72-42, thanks to Marwin’s three run ninth inning dinger.

 

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