On June 9, 2009, here is what H-Town CM James Rodriguez sent out to Houston Area Latino Summit Attendees:
“The Houston Area Latino Summit Mayoral Debate has been set for Saturday, July 18, 2009. All mayoral candidates, Peter Brown, Gene Locke, Roy Morales, and Annise Parker, have confirmed. We are still scouting for an adequate venue in which to hold the debate and we will let you know as soon as we have one. The debate will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a two hour format in which we believe is reasonable time for such event.
“I have asked Campos Communications to coordinate this event. To insure impartiality, Campos Communications has agreed to not get involved in the mayor’s race. We need volunteers to help develop the format and structure of the debate. We ask that all volunteers who wish to assist not be committed to any mayoral candidate. You can e-mail your suggestions and contact information if you want to volunteer to firstname.lastname@example.org. All Houston Area Latino Summit participants, regardless of whether or not you have committed to a particular candidate are encouraged to submit questions you would like to have asked at the debate.”
It looks like the Latino Summit Mayoral Debate will be THE local political event of the summer. More details will be released in the coming days.
Here’s what the Chron E-Board had to say Sunday about new Harris County Tax Assessor Collector Leo Vasquez and his Ed Johnson problemo: “…Vasquez should order Johnson to choose between his public and private gigs and eliminate the appearance of a conflict of interest.” Check out the entire Sunday editorial here.
Guv Dude gets some unflattering run in a Chron column today. Here is a part of what was said about Dude: “…who appears to have sacrificed benefits for thousands of unemployed Texans for better odds at the GOP gubernatorial primary and a few seconds of fair and balanced back-slapping on Fox News.”
David Letterman put it all to rest last night when he apollyized to Governor Palin and her two daughters. It is time to move on.
When Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez takes the field tonight in Arlington, he will join Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk for the most games played behind the plate – cool.
One of the original Colt 45s left us a few days ago. Pitcher Hal Woodeshick was 76.
Meanwhile, the ‘Stros are hanging in there and that is good enough for me.