1. Gustav’s impact on the Gulf Coast was less than feared, but it could cause the need for intermittent ducking in North Texas. By tomorrow, 30 mph winds are possible, which means I’ll be golfing, as it negates the advantage my partners have when they play me.
2. Sen. John Cornyn cut short his time at the Repulican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, due to his concerns about Hurricane Gustav and because, as previously reported, the convention is being held in freakin’ St. Paul, Minnesota.
3. The State Fair of Texas announced its Big Tex Choice Awards, given to the Fair’s best foods. The “best taste” winner this year: chicken-fried bacon. Well, duh.