Archive for August 21st, 2018

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday to my Dad today! Tony Campos was born on this day in Baytown, Texas 95 years ago. This past Saturday, I drove him to Sugar Land, so he could have lunch and a margarita with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He had a good time. He will get up this morning, have his cup of coffee, read the entire Chron, have his breakfast, and hang at his house. He already voted by mail in the flood bonds election and is ready to be part of the blue wave this fall. I will go over and wish him a happy one.

This MLBer is in his 8th season. He has 190 career dingers, 24 when he was with the Astros, 166 since he left the Astros, who am I talking about?

Today is the last day of Early Voting in Person on the flood bonds elections. 500 folks showed up to vote in Kingwood yesterday and Kingwood still has a lead over West Gray 3,252 to 3,077.

Go vote early today, please.

I had on the flat screen yesterday the Texas House Urban Affairs Committee meeting and hearing live from the H-Town City Hall. The committee is chaired by State Rep. Carol Alvarado.

Here is what the committee posted prior to the hearing:

In remembrance of the one year anniversary week of Hurricane Harvey.  

Monitor housing needs in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey and related flooding, including:

a. The local, state, and federal governments’ responses to short-term and long-term housing needs for those displaced by the storm; and

b. Changes in affordable and low-income housing needs in affected areas.

Make recommendations to improve and accelerate the response to existing and future housing needs related to Hurricane Harvey and future natural disasters, including:

a. The viability of set-asides under current state and federal programs to address natural disaster-related contingencies; and

b. How best to rebuild and revitalize impacted communities to mitigate future disaster-related damage.

I don’t know about you, but as we approach the anniversary of Harvey, if you watched yesterday’s hearing, you got a whole lot of info on what has happened and not happened in the H-Town area post Harvey over the past year.

Nice job, Rep. Alvarado.

From Royko on my take yesterday on truth isn’t truth:

Republicans are battling the Fake News media so as to “Make Orwell’s 1984” fiction again.

Wasn’t it Bill Clinton, when testifying to a Grand Jury, that stated “It Depends on what the meaning of the word is is” to evade the truth?

Commentary is more interested in what is going to happen on 11/6.

From Tim Bacon:

Nothing happens without the Principalâs approval

How about these tweets:

Brian McTaggart replied

Buster Olney‏Verified account@Buster_ESPN 42m42 minutes ago


From @SlangsOnSports: The Astros have used 5 starting pitchers all year. The last team to use only five starting pitchers in a season was 2003 Mariners. That group: Ryan Franklin, Freddy Garcia, Gil Meche, Jamie Moyer, Joel Piniero.

And this:

Brian McTaggart‏Verified account@brianmctaggart 40m40 minutes ago

Replying to @Buster_ESPN @SlangsOnSports

This will end tomorrow, though.


J.D. Martinez of course of the Red Sox had 24 dingers as an Astro, then we released him, and he has hit 166 dingers since.

We lost last night and are now tied for first.


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