By Marc Campos

District 143, Speculation, Gifts

State Representative District 143 finally gets a representative today. Ana Hernandez will be sworn in today at the State Capitol. They call it closure.

They call it timing. For those that have nothing better to do than speculate, the deadline for filing for office is 6 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2006. The Houston Mayor and City Council are sworn in at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Guv Dude filed yesterday for reelection. If he wins next year and serves out his full term, he'll set the record for longest lasting Guv. Something tells me Texans will wake up and not let him set the record.

Commentary's family opens Christmas gifts on Christmas Day. Some folks open their gifts on Christmas Eve. I don't understand this. I always thought Santa arrived the night before Christmas while we were asleep dreaming about sugar plums.

Correction: In case you didn't catch the correction, Commentary has not opened a Playboy magazine in over 12 years.

December 20, 2005, 9:00AM

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