Archive for July 9th, 2021

Yesterday was green bin day. You know. Recyclables were supposed to be picked up.  My bin is still out there. Hasn’t been emptied.  Go on ahead and raise my water rates. Sigh.

I got this last night: 

Austin, TX – (Today), members of the Senate Democratic Caucus will hold a press conference to announce legislation ensuring Texans’ freedom to vote is protected. Senate Democrats will present policy priorities to guarantee Texas voters can cast ballots freely and safely with a transparent voting system that Texans can trust.  

Who: Members of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus  

What: Texas Senate Democrats will present their plan to protect Texans’ freedom to vote 

Where: Texas Senate Press Conference Room, Texas Capitol 2E.9 

When: 12 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 

From today’s Chron front page: 

Federal investigators are probing the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office after several current and former female employees accused superiors of sexually exploiting them during undercover anti-human trafficking operations, a lawyer for the women confirmed Thursday. 

Here is the entire read: FBI investigating Harris County Precinct 1 constables in wake of ‘bachelor party’ scandal (houstonchronicle.com). 

Harris County Constable Alan Rosen is lucky he’s not up for reelection until 2024. 

Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa are skipping the MLB All Star game next Tuesday.  Altuve says his leg is a little dinged up and he wants to rest it as we head into the second half of the season.  Correa’s wife is pregnant, and he wants to go to a medical appointment with her next week. Some on social media are saying that they don’t want to be booed on a national stage next week during the player introductions and when they get to play. They have been booed on the road all season.  They will also be booed at whosever crib we have to play in throughout the playoffs in October.  Those games will also be on national TV. 

On this date in 2019, Justin Verlander became the fifth Astros pitcher to start an MLB All Star Game joining J.R. Richard (1980), Mike Scott (1987), Roger Clemons (2004), and Dallas Keuchel (2015).  BTW: J.R. Richard’s All Star Game start was 41 years ago yesterday. 

The Yankees are in town for three. I am still not attending games at The Yard.  It is still wait and see for me. 

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