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This from my pal Robert Miller:

Janiece M. Longoria is expected to be elected Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Houston Authority next week.  A joint meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council is planned for January 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the County Administration Building.  Mayor Parker and Judge Emmett will preside over the meeting.  If Commissioner Longoria is elected, she will be the first woman to Chair the Port Commission as well as the first minority.

An H-Town Latino community historic milestone indeed!

In 2002 One of My Best Friends, then H-Town City Council Member Carol Alvarado nominated my friend Janiece Longoria to the Port Commission.  Carol led the fight to get Janiece appointed by the H-Town City Council.  It happened during the administration of Mayor Lee Brown.

In 2010, a well documented major play was made to replace Janiece and H-Town CM James Rodriguez led the effort to keep Janiece on the Port Commission.  Carol was there with James to help lead the effort on Janiece’s behalf.

Tomorrow morning Janiece Longoria will become the first female and Latina to Chair the Port Commission.

A big THANK YOU goes out to the H-Town City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court.

Congrats to State Representative Carol Alvarado and Council Member James Rodriguez for all their work to get us to this milestone!

Way to go Janiece!

Here is Robert Miller’s take.

Alan Ashby spent 17 years playing in the MLB including his last 11 years in a ‘Stros uniform.  Did Ashby ever reach the 100 career dinger plateau?

It will be an all about the Texans this week in H-Town

There will be some mention of the legislative session that begins tomorrow.

Early Voting in the SD 6 Special begins in a couple of days.

Alan Ashby never reached the 100 career dinger plateau of course and ended up with 90 – oh well. 

From the ‘Stros website:

Alan Ashby, the former Astros catcher who became a popular broadcaster with the club and for the last six seasons has announced games for the Blue Jays, is coming home.

Ashby resigned from his position in Toronto and has agreed to terms to join Houston’s television broadcast team alongside Bill Brown next season, replacing Jim Deshaies.

 

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