Saturday, November 16, 2013

Still beating the A&M drum, I guess

 The UHV announcement of  purchasing two old apartment complexes kinda got to the A&M take over of UHV people again.

 After the last attempt of a the take over, the UH system has built brand new dorms on 59 business, and it is just my opinion, has led to a revitalization of that area of town, Houston Hwy, Bus 59, does look a hell of lot better than it did 5 years ago.

 Commenting about the purchase of land Claude Jacobs used the same old excuse for switching UHV to the A&M system...

He questioned why the university would buy property and tear down building when it was offered property five years ago.
"I don't think that's a very wise move at all," Jacobs said.

A comment on the VicAd site mentions that they feel sorry for the people that have lived in the Arlington and Casa Del Rio apartments being displaced a year or so from now. Yet when Citizens Hospital purchased the Continental apartment to build a office building for doctors no one cared at all about the displaced residents.

 As near as I can remember UHV spent $9M for the land the dorms are on plus $4M or so because one the building was mold infested, plus another $6M or so to buy and build the third dorm.

 That's about $19M, UHV will ask the state of Texas for a $80M for their planed expansion, so $99M.

 Now let me ask all of the people that supported the "free land" deal what it would cost to extend Airline road about four miles, install water and sewer lines, cable, phone, fill the use to be rice fields land in with dirt and build new buildings, you know replace the current three academic buildings, a student union, a library,(they can't hardly share with VC being 10 miles away), Dorms? or just bus the students back and forth every hour for ten hours a day?

 Is it more than $99M? I would think a hell of a lot more.

 I will also take a shot in the dark and think that some citizens of Victoria are also already bending the ear of our local state representative asking that she/him oppose the $80M bond and again push for a system switch and the creation of the Paco Cabanas.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Things about the Walking Dead

 There is one thing that bothers me about the premise of the Walking Dead series. (Despite a few of my relatives instance that the zombie apocalypse will be caused by uninformed voters of both parties, depending on who you listen too.)

 Anyway, supposedly some virus infected some person somewhere and he bit another person to infect them and on and on.

 Now the infected persons are dead, except for some little part of their brain which make them want to eat non infected people and pass the infection along.

 In one episode the Rick person was riding a horse, he got away but the walkers ate the whole horse. At least it looked that way. Now why would they eat a whole horse and not eat a whole person?

 But the biggest bother to me is, if the walkers are dead, except for a little part of their brain, wouldn’t their body decay? I mean a rotting body can only stay mobile, supposedly, for a few days before it falls apart.

 And how come there is not a single dog, cat or even a cow left alive? Horses are deer are but no other wildlife. Did the walkers eat them all or what? Hell horses are more tame than cattle.

 At least in the Night of the Living Dead movies there where skeletons crawling around… but how since their brains where dried up.

 I like the Walking Dead series, but come on now, the premise has some serious flaws.