Cleaning Up The Crime Lab

Steve McVicker reports that HPD Chief Harold Hurtt has suspended internal investigations of the police lab so an “independent investigator” can be brought in to do the job.

This move is long overdue. Kudos to Chief Hurtt for finally pulling the trigger.

McVicker continues to distinguish himself with his reporting on this

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The Lovable Loser – cont’d

As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s that time of year for the Mack Brown-UT spin machine to be operating at dizzying speeds:

Mack's BrainThe goals for the Texas Longhorns have remained unchanged for years. Win every game. Play for the national championship. Inside the locker room, no discussion is even required anymore.

This year, however, comes with a change. Not in the goals, of course. Simply the approach.

It started during summer 7-on-7

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The Lovable Loser

Here’s something I missed while I was away last weekend:

[Bob] Stoops stood before a crowd of 950 fans at the Sooners caravan earlier this summer at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and thanked them for their support.

With rock-star charisma, Stoops scored big when he addressed OU’s rival, Texas. Brown was quoted during Big 12 media days saying that if OU beats Texas, Sooners fans talk about it all year. If UT beat OU, Brown

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Shoring Up The Base

It’s political season, so maybe readers can forgive me for posting a little political humor (however inadvertent):

Sen. John McCain tended to his political base Sunday night: the entire national media. The maverick Arizona Republican, once (and future?) presidential aspirant and press secretary’s dream hosted a hyper-exclusive 68th birthday party for himself at La Goulue on Madison Avenue, leaving no media icon behind. Guests included NBC’s Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert, ABC’s Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel

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