Games are never played on paper, but a good team is expected to beat up on a bad team, and that’s exactly what the Giants did to the Houston Astros.
After a disappointing 1-5 road trip, the Giants got back on track by sweeping the lowly Astros to start the second half of the season.
Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Giants edged the Astros 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of the three-game series. Read More
For me, Houston has always been a stopover, not a foodie destination. Read More
Excellent Forbes piece by Joel Kotkin on the rise of the Gulf Coast, and especially the port of Houston. Read More
A Texas school teacher is out of a job after being accused of mocking an American-born Muslim student in his ninth-grade algebra class. He asked the girl if she was grieving because her “uncle” Osama bin Laden was dead. The suburban Houston school district announced that the teacher would not be coming back to work. Read More
WHAT: Surveillance video released Tuesday showed Jessica Tata, 22, shopping at a nearby Target store when a fire killed four children she was supposed to be watching alone at a Houston home day care center she ran.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Neighbors said Tata told them the fire started on a stovetop burner while she was in the bathroom. She was also seen driving up to the home and screaming as smoke poured out the front door. Read More
WHAT: Bobby and Amanda Herring peacefully fed homeless people in downtown Houston nightly for more than a year. Then the city shut down their free hot meals for not having a permit.
WHY: Bureaucrats said all food for the public must be prepared in a certified kitchen with a certified food manager. Such restrictions are supposedly vital for the homeless, who are most vulnerable to contaminated food and have least access to health care. Read More
We keep hearing so much about the danger of Tea Parties, even as leftist activists cause their typical violent mayhem in Toronto and Oakland.
So here’s another act of violence that must have been carried out by some tea partier who favors cap-and-trade: Read More
The scandal that has unfolded at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab is in its early stages, but issues at other facilities have proved costly in the long run.
Houston is paying out $5 million after a man spent 17 years in prison for rape charges that were overturned on faulty evidence. Read More
Of all the things I’ve been called through my years of writing, analyzing and discussing sports, a touchy-feely, it-doesn’t-matter-who-wins-as-long-as-everybody-has-fun, everybody-gets-a-trophy bleeding heart ... is not one of them. I believe in competition. I believe in keeping score. I believe in winners and losers, and in playing to win, even at youth sports levels. Read More