James Huffines and wife Patty celebrate the Longhorns' victory Saturday night with former Cameron County Judge Tony Garza, the pride of Brownsville.
Texas beat Baylor in a hard-fought battle before a near sell-out crowd at the Frank Erwin Center. Erwin, you may recall, was the longtime Chairman of the UT System Board of Regents, a position now held by Huffines, who you may recall was the Governor's appointments secretary in the late 1980s.
Garza, you may recall, is the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and a former Secretary of State and Railroad Commissioner. He married the wealthiest woman in the Republic of Mexico, so things are going his way.
Huffines is an Austin banker and the product of the Collin County Huffines family, which owns a regional car dealing cartel. Garza's family also sorta comes from the automotive industry; his dad ran a gas station.
Before brunch (more on that later) this morning, I perused our local daily and came across this interesting one-step-removed-from-first-person quote allegedly uttered by former Dallasite Dick Cheney's former main man Scooter Libby about the former Sage of Shoal Creek Boulevard, Karl Rove. For some reason, I found it intriguing.
"They're trying to set me up. They want to be the sacrificial lamb. I will not be sacrificed so Karl Rove can be protected."
Good golly Miss Molly! Them's some tough words.
Now, Billy Clyde has gotten on Karl's bad side a few times. And it's not a pleasant experience. But after you apologize and swear to go forth and do good, he usually lets it slide. Though I acknowledge that Rove's response is generally totally out of proportion to the alleged transgression. To each their own.
Anyway, let's hope that this Libby trial doesn't reflect poorly on us Texans. We gotta stick together, cuz the rest of the country is out to get us.
On a somewhat related note, Tarrant County's Bob Schieffer said this morning on his little gab show that Midland County's George W. Bush is doing poorly in the public opinion surveys. If this is true, it's probably because a lot of Americans have buyers' remorse over the war in Iraq. Don't know that for a fact, but that's BC's guess.
P.S. Does anyone know if newsman Schieffer's brother, former Texas House member Tom, is still the U.S. Ambassador to Japan? Just wondering.
Alright, now back to brunch.
If you've spent much time in Tuscon, then you've probably eaten at the TerraCotta Grille, a casual restauarant conveniently located in a shopping center. I'm partial to the TerraCotta's egg enchiladas, which are simply unparalleled.
Anyway, Trudy's now has a very-similar menu item called miga enchiladas. Ordered it this morning and found it great. If you like eggs, corn tortillas, chipolte sauce and black beans, you will dig this dish.
Meant to put this in the original post, but my Alzheimers kicked in and I plum forgot.
The Weather Channel (channel 350 for those on the Austin Time Warner system) is debuting its feature about last year's Panhandle fires tonight at 8:30 pm. Should be some pretty good watching. The Weather Channel will replay it a few times later in the week, but I can't remember exactly when.