Commentary and two of my nieces, Rachel and Cristina, will be heading to the funeral home in Baytown this morning to make arrangements for my Dad, their Grandpa. Sigh.

You gotta do this. I have to take my Dad’s funeral wardrobe.  We have to select a casket, discuss the visitation and mass. It will be held this Sunday and next Monday.

I will also go by Walgreens. They keep emailing me to come by and pick up my Dad’s meds. Not gonna happen.

I hope to post his obituary tomorrow.

The featured photo is from my Dad’s birthday party a couple or so years ago.


It is rodeo time in H-Town. Cook-offs, trail rides, parade, carnival, food, and performances.  Here is from the Chron:

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman has a big goal — one that has nothing to do with baseball.

His vision for Breggy Bomb, the salsa and sauce brand he founded in 2018, is to host premier events along the Gulf Coast region. And he’s starting with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Bregman has partnered with Cotton Holdings, title sponsor of the 2023 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. Cotton ‘Q Club returns to cook-off with more than 10,000-square feet of space across four tents. Though Bregman will be in Florida for Astros’ spring training, he’s sending two long-time friends in his stead: rapper Paul Wall and rodeo world champion Shane Hanchey.

“Our vision for Breggy Bomb is to throw amazing events and tailgates, have a blast and be the party. Especially if you’re watching a big college football game like Texas versus OU or Louisiana against Alabama,” Bregman said. “Cotton already does that so we thought it would align really well.”

Entry into the Cotton ‘Q Club is by invitation only. However, the Cotton ‘Q Club will partner with celebrity tequila brand Casa Del Sol Spirits to host its inaugural cook-off afterparty at Ciel Restaurant and Lounge; the late-night event is open to the public. Eva Longoria and model Alessandra Ambrosio are both brand ambassadors for the spirits company.

Bregman said that both Hanchey and Wall plan to bring their families into the Cotton ‘Q Club tent. The trio goes way back and shot a promotional video for the Breggy Bomb cook-off partnership together.

“We wanted to do a cool promo for the rodeo, because we’re all so excited about it,” Bregman said. “Paul has been part of (Breggy Bomb) from the jump, back when we were doing salsa fuego. This is a little sneak reminder that another one might be coming soon.”

Cotton Culinary chefs Wade Schindler and Erin Cornelius came up with sustainability raised R-C Ranch steaks seasoned with Breggy Bomb El Jefe seasoning for Cotton ‘Q Club’s Thursday night entree. There will be appetizers with Breggy Bomb Original BBQ Sauce and special Breggy Bomb light bites in the Gold Pony lounge, too. New to cook-off this year, Cotton Culinary added a VIP lounge space that can accommodate 50 guests via gold key access only.

Not on the list? Don’t worry. Bregman has a few tips for getting into the rodeo spirit at home.

“Our El Jefe goes great on any steak, beef or pork. This rub is literally just three ingredients: meat, olive oil and El Jefe,” he said. “The brush dust rub is really good on chicken and poultry.”

The Chron sports section has a story today on Bregman thinking about testing the free agency market and Jose Altuve wanting to retire as an Astro.

Don’t worry. They are both signed through 2024.

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