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Ron Paul was unable to take over as president of the Libertarian Party, but the doctor appears to have earned a place in history after revelations he delivered a beloved American musical icon to a Lake Jackson hospital. The Chronicle’s Joey Guerra reported this week, citing comments ignored in a recent interview with Abraham Quintanilla, that his daughter, Selena, was delivered in 1971 by the former presidential hopeful and former congressman from Texas. The father claims Paul not only brought the late Latin star into the world, he saved her from another doctor’s misdiagnosis. Quintanilla says his wife was told she had a tumor and needed an operation to remove it, but when they saw Paul for a second opinion, Quintanilla said Paul told her: “This tumor that the other doctor wanted to remove has two arms and two legs. She’s pregnant.” To imagine. Without Paul, there might have been no Selena, even during the short time the “Queen of Tejano Music” graced this land. From this perspective, we say ah-ah-ay, ¡cómo nos duele!
The bird was not born in Texas but he visits as often as he can. An African flamingo known affectionately as ‘Pink Floyd’ and officially as ‘No. 492’ for the tag on its leg, was spotted recently near Port Lavaca after 17 years on the run following its triumphant escape in 2005 from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas. “Looks like Pink Floyd has come back from the ‘dark side of the moon!’ Texas Parks and Wildlife wrote this week in a Facebook post with a video of the lanky, blushing bird in the sun amid glistening waters.Unfortunately, his (or her?) pink partner in crime during the great escape from the Kansas was never seen again. We don’t know how #492 survived on its own in the wild. We’re guessing it just winged it. Spotted every year in Texas since 2018, with pit stops in Louisiana and Wisconsin, Texas wildlife officials say the flamingo is the only bird of its kind on the Gulf Coast of Texas Oh the stories number 492 could tell Its journey, the New York Times, “would fit perfectly in a Pixar movie script. Sadly, the best we can do is this humble Thumbs mention. Kudos to a flamboyant fowl that sees the world and lives its best life. We’re confident that this is not the last re stage of his journey. Texas wildlife officials say they have no plans to clip the wild wanderer’s wings.
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Seattle City Council via CC 2.0 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to own a sports team and wants to buy the Washington Commanders football team, according to several reports. Bezos is considering a joint bid “possibly in conjunction with rapper and music industry giant Jay-Z.” The news was reported by CNBC, The Washington Post, Bloomberg […]
Vail Jazz Foundation image of “Tony G” Gulizia. Jack Affleck/Courtesy Image In Vail, the name Tony G is synonymous with jazz music, but for the man himself, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, a look back at the Vail years could evoke stronger associations with his other passions, like family, fishing and the manufacture of […]