Quick news blurb.
And apparently Willie Nelson is throwing his weight behind the ever-evolving Kinky Friedman Texas gubernatorial campaign. Willie threw a fundraiser at his ranch this weekend which raised over $170,000 for Kinky's campaign. Dick Deguerin, the criminal defense attorney who is currently representing Tom Delay, took part in a small golf tournament which was part of the event.
And Houston's Astroworld closed its doors forever this weekend to little or no fanfare. Apparently the park's business has been dropping steadily in recent years, but I still have fond memories of times that I had there as a kid (and even of a Weird Al concert that I happened upon there one time when I was visiting the park). It's sad to see something that gave you so much happiness as a kid fall apart. Then again, given the current hyperkinetic state of video games, television, and other children's entertainment, I guess I'm not surprised to see carnival rides fall by the wayside. Still, we'll miss you , Texas Cyclone! You were Houston's best roller coaster!