Daily Archives: October 19, 2005

Astros win the pennant

How about that? I have a feeling there’ll be a higher than usual occurrance of absenteeism and tardiness in the workplace tomorrow. Somehow, I think it’ll be overlooked. Congratulations to the Astros and to all their long-suffering fans. And just … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Baseball | 5 Comments

Endorsement watch: Prop 1

Skipping over two more contested City Council races (in Districts H and I), the Chron jumps into the statewide ballot propositions with a call in favor of Prop 1. Proposition 1 seeks to amend the Constitution to authorize a Texas … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Election 2005 | 2 Comments

One-note Bettencourt sings again

Does Harris County Tax Assessor Paul Bettencourt ever say anything else? The average Houston-area homeowner’s taxes rose 7.5 percent this year, a rate that could cause tax bills to double in nine years, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt said … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Local politics | 9 Comments


I for one am getting tired of reading words like “most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded”. Wilma’s confirmed pressure readings this morning dropped to 882 millibars — the lowest minimum pressure ever measured in a hurricane in the Atlantic basin, … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Katrina | 1 Comment

Evidence, schmevidence

It’s amazing sometimes how what’s said to reporters and what’s said to a judge are often two very different things. U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay’s chief lawyer says he has no evidence that Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle participated in … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Scandalized! | 5 Comments

Down doobie doo down down

I know we’ve all enjoyed watching President Bush’s numbers head further and further south (even if there are potentially dire pony-related consequences), but to get the full flavor of it you really have to see the SurveyUSA 50-state poll. He’s … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in National news | 1 Comment