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Trey Hillman gives Royals GM Dayton Moore credit for KC’s success

blog.chron.com — If Trey Hillman had it his way, he'd be watching a World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Kansas City Royals - the teams that most recently let him go. Hillman, hired to be A.J.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @EvanDrellich: Trey Hillman on the Yankees job he passed up, the Royals and Dayton Moore, and whether he wants to manage again: blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…

Oct 21, 2014

Trey Hillman: “I did three different trips scouting potential free agent shortstops to replace a guy named Jeter" blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…

Oct 21, 2014

Hillman: "I did three different trips scouting potential free agent shortstops to replace a guy named Jeter" blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…

Oct 21, 2014

Trey Hillman on the Yankees job he passed up, the Royals and Dayton Moore, and whether he wants to manage again: blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ReidLaymance: Trey Hillman gives Royals GM Dayton Moore credit for KC's success blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…

Majority oppose spending money to turn Astrodome into park

blog.chron.com — The plan to turn the Astrodome into the world's largest indoor park is politically unpopular with Harris County voters if the transformation requires any taxpayer dollars, according to a new poll r...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @SchwartzChron: Majority oppose spending public money to turn Astrodome into park blog.chron.com/houstonpolitic…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @teddyschleifer: Most Harris County likely voters against spending any public money to turn the Astrodome into a park. Any. #HouNews | blog.chron.com/houstonpolitic…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @teddyschleifer: Most Harris County likely voters against spending any public money to turn the Astrodome into a park. Any. #HouNews | blog.chron.com/houstonpolitic…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @teddyschleifer: Harris County likely voters care lot about health care, little about education. Reverse is true of voters on whole. | blog.chron.com/houstonpolitic…

Former aide pleads guilty to embezzling $1.8 million from Dewhurst campaign funds

chron.com — AUSTIN - Former David Dewhurst campaign manager Kenneth "Buddy" Barfield is facing up to 28 years in prison and millions in fines and restitution payments after pleading guilty Tuesday to embezzling nearly $1.8 million from the outgoing lieutenant governor's failed 2012 bid for U.S. Senate.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @lmcgaughy: BREAKING: Former @DavidHDewhurst aide pleads guilty to embezzling $1.8M from senate campaign chron.com/news/houston-t… @houstonchron #txlege

Oct 21, 2014

RT @lmcgaughy: ICYMI: Former @DavidHDewhurst top aide facing 28yrs in prison, millions in fines for embezzling campaign cash chron.com/news/houston-t… #txlege

Oct 21, 2014

ICYMI: Former @DavidHDewhurst top aide facing 28yrs in prison, millions in fines for embezzling campaign cash chron.com/news/houston-t… #txlege

Oct 21, 2014

RT @lmcgaughy: BREAKING: Former @DavidHDewhurst aide pleads guilty to embezzling $1.8M from senate campaign chron.com/news/houston-t… @houstonchron #txlege

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New network for Rockets, Astros awaits judge’s approval

blog.chron.com — Fifty-one weeks removed from their first courtroom clash over the future of Comcast SportsNet Houston, attorneys for the Astros, Rockets and Comcast will return Wednesday morning for what could be the last critical step toward the network's demise and rebirth as Root Sports Houston.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @dfbarron: Here's a setup story on Wednesday's CSN Houston hearing, which could include a decision on the sale to DTV/AT&T http://t.co/c…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @dfbarron: Here's a setup story on Wednesday's CSN Houston hearing, which could include a decision on the sale to DTV/AT&T http://t.co/c…

Randall Davis plans downtown condo tower

blog.chron.com — Randall Davis, the Houston developer who made a name for himself with his involvement in redeveloping the Rice Hotel into luxury loft apartments, is back with a new project for downtown. Davis is proposing a condominium tower called Marlowe. He would not release additional details other than saying the project would mark the "end of rent."
Oct 21, 2014

RT @kfeser: Flashback to the 1990s. Randall Davis is looking at another downtown Houston project - condos: blog.chron.com/primeproperty/… @nsarnoff

Oct 21, 2014

Flashback to the 1990s. Randall Davis is looking at another downtown Houston project - condos: blog.chron.com/primeproperty/… @nsarnoff

Michael Sam cut from Cowboys practice squad

blog.chron.com — Hitchcock native Michael Sam, who made headlines in his quest to become the first openly gay player to play in the NFL, was cut from the Cowboys practice squad on Tuesday. Cowboys cut Michael Sam from practice squad. Signed LB Troy Davis and DT Ken Bishop.

Astros have 90 days to find spring training site in West Palm Beach area

blog.chron.com — The Astros and Nationals received an encouraging vote on funding for a new spring training facility in the West Palm Beach, Fla., area, but are now on the clock to find a site to build a new complex for the two teams. The Palm Beach County Commissioners voted 5-2 to approve $135 million in hotel bed tax revenue to help build a stadium for the Astros and Nationals.
Oct 21, 2014

Astros have 90 days to find ST site in West Palm Beach area “It’s a great day for us,” said Astros counsel. blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ReidLaymance: Astros get positive vote on funding and now have 90 days to find spring training site in West Palm Beach area blog.chron.com/ultimateastros…

Texas names 2 units to treat future Ebola patients

chron.com — Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that the facilities, with specially trained staff and dedicated space, will take in those diagnosed with the disease, which killed a Liberian man visiting Dallas and infected two nurses who treated him. UT Southwestern will provide doctors in specialties including infectious diseases and critical care and nurses, while Parkland Hospital System will provide pharmacists, nurses and lab technicians.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @HoustonChron: Facility near Houston will treat future Ebola patients bit.ly/1tbpoCs

Clowney will have full week of practice; status for Sunday undetermined

blog.chron.com — The Texans worked out linebacker Jadeveon Clowney before the game in Pittsburgh, but Bill O' Brien said the NFL's top draft pick "felt like his ability to cut still wasn't there yet." As a result, he stayed inactive for the sixth consecutive game after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery following the season-opener.
Oct 21, 2014

Jadeveon Clowney will have a full week of practice; status for Sunday undetermined, via @sportywineguy. blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans…

Texans coach Bill O’Brien: ‘Fitzy’s our quarterback’

blog.chron.com — Texans coach Bill O'Brien again insisted Ryan Fitzpatrick remains his starting quarterback despite the team's three consecutive losses, but for the first time he might have hinted at the possibility that Ryan Mallett could get playing time in the near future. "I think that Ryan has improved every week," he said responding to question about Mallett's status.
Oct 21, 2014

Who do you want to start at QB for Texans? Ryan Mallett winning in a landslide. Most popular player always backup QB. blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans…

Bill O’Brien: Texans are mentally tough

blog.chron.com — Bill O'Brien argued that the Texans' not "going into the tank" in the second half Monday night after the dreadful finals minutes of the first half proved they have mental toughness. But, he conceded, all too often they aren't playing smart and that's why they have stumbled to three consecutive defeats and a 3-4 record after starting the season 2-0.

At Kuu, Japanese gets local, seasonal touch

chron.com — No, what caught me short was the actual wildness in some of the raspy green stems, a welcome textural shock; and the subtle, briny intensity of the dehydrated scallop chips that rose above the greens like ragged sails.
Oct 21, 2014

3 stars, congrats to Adison & Martin MT @ChronPreview: At @KuuRestaurant, Japanese gets local, seasonal touch bit.ly/1vJ4V94

Aggies’ Kennedy earns pledge of another touted Dallas-area player

blog.chron.com — COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy has added another piece of a large puzzle to getting back into the NCAA tournament, at least verbally with the pledge of touted Lancaster forward Elijah Thomas to the Aggies.
Oct 21, 2014

Aggies' Kennedy adds another touted prospect from Dallas area (Blog): blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2…

Perry’s first court appearance rescheduled

blog.chron.com — AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry will have to wait one more week to make his first appearance in court since being indicted on abuse-of-power charges. During a pretrial hearing last week in Austin, a visiting judge ordered Perry to be present on Halloween as his lawyers seek to have the case against him thrown out.

Aggies coaches: ‘All positions are open’; apparently no staff changes at hand

blog.chron.com — COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said all the right things on Tuesday afternoon in terms of trying to get the reeling Aggies program aimed back in the right direction - and he said there's been a whole lot more talk behind closed doors along those same lines.
Oct 21, 2014

Texas A&M coaches: 'All positions are open'; apparently no staff changes at hand during bye week (Aggies Blog): blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2…

HISD disputes DA’s statement over child abuse policies

blog.chron.com — Monday was supposed to be a decent news day for Houston ISD. The cases against the three Sharpstown High School administrators charged with failing to report suspected child abuse last year were resolved with no trials, no guilty pleas, no jail time, no hefty fines. Sharpstown High Principal
Oct 21, 2014

#HISD vs. DA: Are HISD's policies on reporting suspected child abuse in line w/ state law? Clear? You decide: blog.chron.com/k12zone/2014/1…

Though happy in Miami, Chris Bosh considers what could have been with Rockets

blog.chron.com — MIAMI - In the days that Chris Bosh had thought that if LeBron James left Miami he would, too, he considered the sort of team the Rockets would be if he joined them. Bosh had played in the previous four NBA Finals series, winning two. He knew what a champion looked like.
Oct 21, 2014

Though happy in Miami, Chris Bosh considers what could have been with Rockets blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…