Category: O’Brien’s Blog

November 6, 2017 Brien Straw

      November 6, 2017At almost 100 voting locations, election officials in Harris County will be testing a new way for voters to sign-in at polling places. As it stands right now on Election Day, a Harris County voter goes to their voting precinct, an assistant helps them find their name in a paper poll book, they sign in…

February 28, 2016 Brien Straw

FEBRUARY 28, 2016Are they or aren’t they? Not long after Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network tweeted that the Texans and Browns were interested in San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick if the 49ers were not, The Chronicle’s John McClain shot down the idea.How likely it is that San Francisco actually tries to trade Kaepernick is anyone’s…

February 8, 2016 Brien Straw

 FEBRUARY 8, 2016Once upon a time, sporting events were as much about building character, learning fairness and how to conduct yourself as they were about perfecting a skill. Today it would appear that “sportsmanship” has little to do with sports.Instead, sports are all about building self-worth and personal enjoyment. Heaven help anything that gets in…

November 23, 2015 Brien Straw

  NOVEMBER 23, 2015It seems inevitable now that a coach with a 60-27 record in SEC play (110-32 overall), two conference titles, three division titles and a BCS title will lose his job a week from today. He might be joined by the dean of SEC coaches who has won 144 games in 15 seasons, along…