Crime Dog

Here is from a front-page story in today’s Chron hard copy: A quarter of Texas rural hospitals are at risk of closing soon because of pandemic-related financial stress on the health care system, according to a study presented Wednesday by the Texas Hospital Association. The study, compiled by health care consulting company Kaufman Hall, found the…

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Darryl Kile

Commentary has said it before about how the elections were conducted in Harris County last month. No races were impacted to the point where results could be questioned. This is from a Texas Monthly piece that has just been posted: By midafternoon on Election Day, Martin Renteria realized he had a problem. Renteria was the…

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Hello, December

It is already December. Christmas Day is three and a half weeks away. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  I have started my shopping. _____ Everyone knows Commentary is going to be helping my good friend, The Dean, in his race for H-Town Mayor. After today, I won’t be spending a whole…

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The Dean’s Event

A good friend I respect a ton attended The Dean’s event last night and here is what he texted some of us including The Dean: Great event tonight, Senator. Great crowd. True reflection of Houston. I was not able to attend due to last minute stuff. I did hear the event was well attended and…

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Epic Failure

Just before 7 am this morning, I got my boil alert lifted notice on my iphone.  At yesterday’s press conference, the H-Town Mayor was asked if folks got a boil water alert on their iphone on Sunday. The Mayor couldn’t answer the question. We didn’t. I don’t recall getting an alert on Sunday. This has…

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Not Finest Hour

This is a mess. This should not be happening. This is not the City of H-Town’s finest hour. Here is from the Chron: A boil water notice was issued for Houston Sunday after a power outage knocked down water pressure in the city’s primary water system. As a result, Houston ISD decided to cancel classes at…

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Linkee

We ate a lot yesterday. A whole lot. After dinner, we were also introduced to a new game. Linkee. It is a game that involves four questions and answers and figuring out the link. It took Commentary a few rounds to get going and the hang of things. If you can think and talk, you…

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Thanksgiving Day

Today is my regular trash and recycle pick-up day. Since today is a holiday regular trash pick-up will be tomorrow. I will have to wait a couple of weeks for recycle pick-up. It didn’t use to be that way. Hopefully the next administration will get it back the way it used to be. _____ On…

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Baytown Refinery

Commentary has said before that my Dad’s house is four blocks from the Baytown ExxonMobil refinery. We also own property directly across the street from today’s featured photo on Airhart Drive. The Chron E-Board has a solid take today on lawsuits against the facility over emissions. Here is a part of the E-Board take: At…

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Letters on Mack

I will never forget what happened 59 years ago today in Dallas, Texas.  It took me a long time to get over my dislike of Dallas. _____ I got my third COVID Moderna booster yesterday. This is my fifth COVID related shot. I also got my flu vaccine. One in each arm.  I got issued…

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