Posts Tagged ‘Steve Radack’

I am talking about the shots the Sheriff has taken since word got out he was in the race. Here is a taste from twitter:

Kris Banks ‏@KrisBanks 6m6 minutes ago Houston, TX
Can potholes be deported? Ex-Sheriff Garcia has proven pretty skilled at that. #houmayor

Kris Banks @KrisBanks • 21h 21 hours ago
Today’s big winner: Steve Radack #houmayor

Here is part of the Chron story:

In a letter Wednesday informing the court of his decision, Garcia, a Democrat, offered the court his “counsel and input.” He urged the commissioners and judge to appoint an independent or another Democrat and to avoid choosing any law enforcement official who has aspirations of further elected office.

In all likelihood, however, the appointee will be a Republican, since four of the five voting members of Commissioners Court are Republicans. A spokesman for County Judge Ed Emmett said his boss would prefer an appointee who is inclined to run for election in 2016, to retain the office. Spokesman Joe Stinebaker said Garcia’s replacement will be the subject of an executive session at the end of Tuesday’s regular Commissioners Court meeting.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack said he had gotten a few unsolicited calls from individuals expressing interest in the job, and he would not be surprised if 20 or 30 names were in the hat by Friday.

“I’m looking forward to seeing who all is interested,” Radack said. He added, “I’m glad (Garcia) finally quit. We’re faced with a sheriff’s department with terrible morale, that’s had problems in the jail lately.”

Hunker Down and Commissioner Radack are going to take the lead and come up with a Sheriff who will have the best chance of winning in 2016. Of course, you never know if the Tea Party wing of the GOP will run a candidate in the GOP Primary and mess with the Court’s pick.

Meanwhile, on the Dem side, the Sheriff is the one who resigned and handed this position over to the GOP. Dems have every right to tweet out the Sheriff. It is fair game – no ifs, ands, or buts.

The field is now set. That’s it. No more stories on speculation on who is running and when they are running.

Fresno outfielder Preston Tucker will make his MLB debut tonight with the ‘Stros. When did we select Tucker?

Commentary snagged a foul ball last night – the first of the season. I handed it over to a young couple from Beaumont.

George Springer is banged up and will be out a week or so.

Preston Tucker was drafted by the ‘Stros in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB Draft of course.

The bad news is the three game losing streak we are on and getting swept by the Rangers. The good news is we are still up by five and start a short four game series in Anaheim with a 10-2 road record.

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The Chron has a front page NON-story today on the $30 to $70 million needed to host the 2017 Super Bowl. Part of the money will go to upgrade the luxury suites that most folks will never use.

County Commissioner Steve Radack says in the Chron “I’m not about to vote to spend a single dollar of county money updating these luxury suites.”

Here is more from the Chron:

Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle couched the matter in practical terms. Before the county begins making additional contributions, he wants to know how the investment benefits his constituents.

I don’t even know why this story is being written. We are going to host the Super Bowl. We are going to find the money for the upgrades. A lot of the money is going to come from tax revenues or fees or something like that but it will still come from the taxpayer. They will designate it as some sort of special fund and give it a fancy NON-government sounding name to appease folks like Commissioners Radack and Cagle. The luxury suites will be gussied up. The NFL will be satisfied. We will have the Super Bowl that close to 100% of Harris County folks won’t attend. And everybody will live happily ever after – got it!

Here is the Chron NON-story behind the paywall if you are interested: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Who-ll-pick-up-tab-to-get-stadium-ready-for-big-6197568.php?cmpid=btfpm.

Who led the ‘Stros in fielding errors last season?

Welcome to the party, Rebecca! I saw this tweet yesterday:

Rebecca Elliott @rfelliott • 24h 24 hours ago
Thrilled to announce that, starting today, I’ll be covering local politics for the @HoustonChron

I am sure she will be getting more follows.

One of the reasons we went out and got us a new shortstop this season was because we were lousy at shortstop last season. One the reasons folks didn’t show up to The Yard last season was because we were lousy at shortstop. Last night the new skipper started at shortstop our shortstop from last season and right off the bat he committed two errors before we recorded an out. I have no idea what our skipper was thinking last night and neither did the 19,279 that showed up at The Yard.

Jonathan Villar, last night’s starting shortstop, committed 18 fielding errors last season in 86 games to lead the team of course and here is what Tags tweeted last night:

Brian McTaggart ⚾️ @brianmctaggart • 14h 14 hours ago
This is what’s so frustrating about Jonathan Villar. Boots a routine ground ball to start the game.

Kevin Costner was at The Yard last night and I don’t think Julia Morales asked him if he wears a fanny pack.

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