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Game 5, Again

Two years ago, we were swept 3 zip at Yankee Stadium in the ALCS. What was the combined score for those three games?

The Chron has a Voters Guide webpage here:
https://projects.houstonchronicle.com/2019/elections/voters-guide/#/.

I tweeted this yesterday about it:

H-Town City Council candidates are asked at the end of their Q&A who they will support for mayor. Most take a pass and don’t answer. Interesting.

The #TexasHD148SpecialElection got some unexpected run in yesterday’s Trib and today’s Chron. In case you had not heard here:
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/10/17/texas-house-contender-michele-leal-had-irs-lien/.
And here: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Houston-state-House-candidate-pays-26-000-tax-14543104.php.

The Chron E-Board today endorsed Judith Cruz for HISD Trustee District VIII, Monica Flores Richart for HCC Trustee District 1, and Rhonda Skillern-Jones for HCC Trustee District 2.

This is interesting on the $95,000 a year Intern story from Channel 2 again:

HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling for a criminal investigation of Tony Buzbee after he said the mayoral candidate used fake video in a political advertisement.

Turner said Buzbee “faked an alleged text between Mayor Turner and Marvin Agumagu and doctored photos of the two” in a political ad running on TV and online.

Agumagu is the city intern being paid a salary of $95,000.

Turner said the ad appears to violate Texas’ new Deep Fake Video statute.

“He faked the video,” said Turner. “In Texas, distributing a faked video in violation of Texas’ Deep Fake Video law within 30 days of an election is a criminal offense. The district attorney should open a criminal investigation immediately.”

The law was passed this year. It makes it a criminal offense to publish and distribute a fake video within 30 days of Election Day.

A deep fake video is defined as “a video, created with the intent to deceive, that appears to depict a real person performing an action that did not occur in reality.”

“Tony Buzbee should look in the mirror. When Mr. Buzbee talks about corruption, he’s talking about himself,” Turner said. “Mr. Buzbee should take this false ad down immediately and apologize to Houston voters.”

Turner’s campaign had a third party evaluate the ad. The report said the ad faked a text message conversation and doctored photos.

Click here for more information about the report.

KPRC 2 Investigates spoke with Eric Devlin, the CEO of Lone Star Forensic Group which conducted the review of the ad.

“I think it’s an artistic rendition of a text message that exists. I am not aware of law that has been broken,” Devlin said.

Devlin is a former prosecutor.

Buzbee told KPRC 2 Investigates that he will not pull down the ad.

Turner was unavailable to sit down with KPRC 2 Investigates for an interview.

My goodness.  I wonder if the Mayor will send the police chief to arrest Buzbee?

I got this from The Yard yesterday;

We are looking for Season Ticket Holders to hold the American Flag on the field Tuesday, October 22nd before Game 1 of the World Series! We would love for you to be one of those Season Ticket Holders!

We understand this game isn’t guaranteed yet, however we must plan in case we clinch this weekend.

This opportunity is for you and one (1) guest ages 10 and up. Game Tickets for Tuesday’s game are required.

I’ll pass, thank you. I don’t have the time these days, plus you have to go to a rehearsal on Monday evening.

We lost the 3 games of the 2017 ALCS played at Yankee Stadium by a combined score of 19-5 of course.

We are up 12-4 in the 2 games at Yankee Stadium in the 2019 ALCS.

It is another Game 5 this evening!

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