Commentary attended last night’s City of H-Town Redistricting Town Hall Meeting at Briargrove Elementary (District G). About 75 to 80 folks showed up including staff and security. CMs Pennington and Bradford attended. The Mayor missed last night’s meeting.
Once again the super neighborhood folks wanted to be kept intact. A Greater Heights area neighborhood once again stated their case to be kept with the Greater Heights. Asian Americans once again said they didn’t want to be split up – they’re organized.
The only negative of the evening was when an Anglo lady got up and said she didn’t want the process to result in a small Africa, a small Asia, or a small Mexico and she was applauded by some. Oh, did I say she was small minded?
One of the problems I have with the set-up of the meetings is that there is not enough of an explanation of The Voting Rights Act and why and how it guides the redistricting process. I sense that some folks get the impression that redistricting is some sort of quota system for African Americans and Latinos that should have been done away with a long time ago.
The City of H-Town Redistricting Town Hall Meetings resume tonight at 6:30 pm at the Oak Forest Elementary Auditorium (District A), 1401 West 43rd Street. Tomorrow’s (Wednesday) Town Hall Meeting is at the Learning Hub of the Houston Community College Southeast Campus (District I), 6815 Rustic.
Yesterday Commentary mentioned former ‘Stros shortstop Adam Everett trying to make the Opening Day roster of the Cleveland Indians. Of the 2005 World Serious ‘Stros, name those that are still playing MLB.
In case you were wondering, those 120 or so Tomahawk cruise missiles that I mentioned yesterday cost us about $760,000 a piece. So that was about a $91 million exercise this past weekend.
Barry, Barry’s trial gets underway today. The feds continue to lay out all of the freebies Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole received – yikes!
Of course, the place to be today and tomorrow is the H-Town City Hall as Rebuild H-Town and the historical districts get debated again. I’ll watch it on the tube.
Wandy of course is still with the ‘Stros. Brad Lidge and Roy O of course are Phillies. The Big Puma of course is with San Luis. Dan Wheeler or course is a Red Sox. Chad Qualls of course is a Padre. Everett of course is trying to hang on in Cleveland. Willy Taveras of course is trying to make the Rockies’ roster.
It looks like the first three pitchers we face in the regular season are Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Roy O. We will go with Brett Myers, Wandy, and J.A. Happ. I like it!