Kids Included

The Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs and hundreds of thousands of their fans were having their parade celebration in Kansas City yesterday. A mass shooting occurred. Victims included children.  See the featured photo. Thanks to the NRA and the GOP. I don’t think this was in the celebratory gunfire category.

Welcome to the party, NFL.


The lead headline in today’s hard copy of the Chron:

Ads attack anti-voucher Republicans

Arsehole Gov. Greg Abbott and his allies are going after fellow GOPers on the voucher issue. We will know the results in 19 days.


Off the Kuff gives us an update today on who has filed for those Harris Central Appraisal District (HCAD) Board of Directors positions. Check this:

promised you last week I would check again to see who if anyone had filed for those new HCAD Board Member positions. Here I deliver on that promise. I inquired again with the County Judge’s office, and was given the following:

Place 1: Ramsey Isa Ankar and William Reinhardt Frazer

Place 2: Kyle Anthony Scott, Janice W. Hines, and Austin Ryan Pooley

Place 3: James L. Bill, Amy Ngo Lacy, and Ericka McCrutcheon

Go here for more details on the candidates: We have HCAD candidates | Off the Kuff.

Thanks, Charles and nice job.

Want to know what a board member does? This is from their policy manual:

A board of six directors governs the appraisal district. Board members select the chief appraiser, adopt the annual district budget, appoint the chair and secretary of the ARB, and ensure that the district follows policies and procedures set by law. The board does not appraise property or make decisions that affect the appraisal records. Members of the board may not discuss appraisal matters with the chief appraiser except in open meetings or other forums or in closed meetings held for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.

The deadline to file for a board slot is 5 pm, tomorrow, Friday.


It is green bin day. Let’s see if it gets picked up today.


“Eight Days a Week” was released by the Beatles 59 years ago today. It was the A-side. “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” was the B-side.


I am glad this was settled on the first day of Spring Training. See this from the Chron:

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Josh Hader is the Astros’ new primary closer, manager Joe Espada confirmed Wednesday, clarifying the structure of the formidable back end of Houston’s bullpen.

Hader will pitch the ninth inning in games in which both he and Ryan Pressly are available, Espada said. Pressly, the team’s closer for four seasons prior to Hader’s arrival, will slide into a setup role and be an option to close games when Hader is unavailable.

Espada, the first-year manager, said he met individually with Hader and Pressly in recent days and called both into his office Tuesday to inform them of the decision.

Opening Day is six weeks from today.

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