Name: Dandy — as in Dandy Don Meredith, Black Oak Arkansas lead singer Jim Dandy, and the Kink’s classic rocker “Dandy.”
Ethnicity: I’m an American Blue Heeler and Boxer combo fella. I’m a frisky guy, so be prepared for walks and lots of playing 'round. I’m 53 pounds of fun. Other than that, make room on your couch for me, The Voice is headed to the final rounds, and Blake Shelton’s team looks stronger than ever.
Birthdate: May 13, 2016, just entering my salad years, but please: no salad! I’m a meat and potatoes guy.
Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, April 6 at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."
Dandy’s dithers: In news from my little town (great song by Simon and Garfunkel): A West University Place council member has been charged with disorderly conduct after shouting at a teenage girl wearing a President Trump “Make America Great Again” T-shirt.
The council member noticed the girl – and the T-shirt – at Tiny’s Milk & Cookies walk-up shop in West U’s “downtown.” The girl was in line to buy cookies for her church group.
The council member shouted at the girl, quoting a (vulgar) line from President Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape.
Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office charged the council member with disorderly conduct. The council member has apologized for the incident.
My take: The council member showed very poor judgment and did something astonishingly stupid.
But the real crime here is Tiny’s charging $32.50 for a dozen chocolate chip cookies.
Tennis Channel will air early-round matches to championship point of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships, live from River Oaks Country Club, starting 3 pm. Monday, April 9. In all, Tennis Channel will carry 50 hours of play from the stadium, with Tennis Channel Plus airing another 30 hours from Court No. 3. This is the only clay court tournament for men in the U.S.
Houston's 14th Chicken Soup Cookoff will be held 11 am to 2 pm April 8 at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd. Defending champions Kenny & Ziggy's and Jonathan's The Rub will be challenged by Alexander the Greek, Ivy & James, and many more local restaurants. Among the celebrity judges: Channel 13's Katherine Whaley. The ace traffic reporter makes this an A-List event.
Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston, every Thursday.