By Marc Campos

Ratting Out Jordy, METROless, Take The Heat, Been There

Jordy Tollett is the flamboyant President of the Greater Houston Visitors and Convention Bureau. He's real good at what he does. He's not a bureaucrat, because you don't want a bureaucrat running this shop.

The other day he was bushwhacked by a local TV station's news crew. The TV station sent in a news department producer with a hidden camera and caught old Jordy having a few toddies during the lunch hour. Needless to say, the news story that aired is one that wasn't too pleasing to Jordy and his buddies.

My question is: Who set up Jordy? Somebody out there called up a few newsies and said that old Jordy was taking long lunch breaks. It has to be someone who has an interest in seeing Jordy go down, somebody that doesn't want him in that position. Who's the rat? This shouldn't be hard to figure out.

This one has me scratching my head. Yesterday, I was watching folks address the Houston City Council meeting. Some leader from the Lindale area (a neighborhood directly north of Downtown, just inside the loop) was cracking on Houston METRO for being unresponsive (what else is new.) The leader says he can't get METRO's top dogs to pay attention to his neighborhood's concerns. That's odd. One of METRO's board members is from his neighborhood. I wonder if he knows this?

National Night Out is just around the corner and we were trying to figure out what kind of goodies One OF My Best Friends would distribute to the neighbors that evening. We ran across a couple of boxes of fans in my office that she gave out last year that are definitely not dated stuff. Printed on the fans: "Carol can stand the heat! Can you?"

It looks like the National League All Star team caught what's ailing the Astros. The NL squad took a 2-1 lead into the top of the ninth. With two out and nobody on, the American League squad rallied to score two runs, denying Roy O. a victory. Sound familiar?

July 12, 2006, 9:00AM

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