It could be a fun media Friday for a change.
Speaking of crime, The Heights arsonist struck again last night, bringing the total suspicious blaze count to 19. Again, the target was an abandoned, run-down home, suggesting that these are either crimes of convenience or there's a well-off Heights area resident who's fed up with sub-standard structures in their neighborhood.
I've called Sealy a lot of things, a nice small town, an awful long way to drive for an outlet mall (when it was there) but "suburban Houston"? That's kind of stretching it isn't it? *
Sometimes things that have no relation to each other are funny regardless. This is one of those times.
How bad has the "green" movement been botched? Pretty badly. While most pundits are turning their attention to where things went wrong all the green movement is left with are some celebrities with no financial sense beating the bushes because they (to be honest) they don't get it anyway. (economics or climate change)
The hospital deal is on hold. I'm only surprised it took this long to put on the breaks.
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Locke's supporters are now saying that he didn't bring the diversity charges against Parker, so cries about his hypocrisy are ill-founded. (remember, Locke said that he wouldn't make race an issue) While he may not have "brought it up" he did issue press releases about it, which makes him at least as culpable in the situation as the organizations issuing the charge. There's something to be said about the state of the education system, our political system and culture and how they're all providing minorities with a severe disadvantage in life right now. I'm not talking about racism and bigotry (although both exist) I'm speaking of long-held beliefs in all communities that hold children down. The soft bigotry of low expectations etc. One of the descendants of racism is an education gap among races that needs to be addressed. However, the way we currently address the issue (lowering standards for certain groups) only adds fuel to the fire. There's a real opportunity here for a candidate to tackle these issues and promise to nudge HISD to re-examine what they are doing. Sadly, that's not going to happen with this crowd of also-ran candidates.
**To be honest, that's about what you would expect the home-town media to do for a local candidate running for State-wide office. There's usually a sizable amount of homerism from the local media for local candidates seeking to expand their political horizons, especially when they agree with their ideology.