July Fourth

Commentary forgot to mention yesterday my take on this past Sunday’s What’s Your Point on Fox 26. It was probably the best one I have seen. The entire hour was focused on the upcoming Texas State Senate impeachment trial of crooked AG Ken Paxton. The panelists were Rice University professor Mark Jones, my good friend Bill King, former Harris County GOP Chair Gary Polland, and attorney Chris Tritico.  They covered all aspects of the trial including the evidence, the attorneys, the politics, rules, and optics.  Nice job, Greg Groogan.


The featured photo is from the Baytown Fourth of July Parade five years ago today.  Sen. Carol Alvarado, my Dad, the late and great Tony Campos, and Houston firefighter Luke Manion. Sen. Alvarado, Luke, and I started that day in 2018 at the Lindale Park Civic Club Fourth of July Parade in a downpour.

My Dad used to like to sit on his front porch on Fourth of July evenings with a cold beer in hand, watching the Baytown Fourth of July fireworks right across Goose Creek.

Commentary will be at a parade this morning with the John Whitmire for Houston Mayor Campaign. I will report the details tomorrow morning.


In three years, we will be celebrating the Semiquincentennial, also called Sestercentennial or Quarter Millennial – the 250th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence.

Just so you know, this is how the Declaration of Independence starts:

The Date:

In Congress, July 4, 1776

The title:

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

The first paragraph:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Think about it. This was written 247 years ago today.


Yesterday’s game was a doozy. We had a 6-zip lead. A 6-2 lead. A 10-2 lead. We fell behind 11-10. We won 12-11. Dingers galore included a King Tuck grand salami. We took 3 out 4 in Arlington and gained 2 games on the Rangers.

We went 6-4 on the roadie.

The Rockies are in for two-day games today and tomorrow, then the Mariners visit us for four before the All Star break. Got it?

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