First things first: Commentary’s Mom is celebrating her BD today. Happy Birthday, Mom!
Julie Luna is celebrating her BD today. Happy Birthday, Julie! (My Best Friend Al is Julie’s hubby).
Commentary will be on Access TV today talking about local races so check it out at 6 pm today.
222 taquitos, err folks showed up to vote at Bayland this past Saturday thanks to the Tacos and Votes community gathering. The 222 was the second best of the day among Dem locations. West Gray was tops with 232.
The following help put together the event Saturday – it is from their press release:
Participants in the consortium of non-partisan groups and individuals: Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha (FIEL), Greater Houston Civic Coalition, Latino Giving Houston, League of Women Voters of the Houston Area, Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH), Mi Familia Vota, NALEO Educational Fund, National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO), NHPO Leadership Institute, Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund and the UNO Project.
The Chron has a story today on EV and mentions the Bayland event. Here is a taste:
Bayland Park, where the event was held, is located in District J, an area that has historically had low voter turnout, said Claudia Ortega-Hogue, state director for civic engagement for the National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials. Latinos make up 60 percent of the voting age in District J, but only about 17 percent are registered to vote, she said.
While the upcoming general election will center on the presidential race, Ortega-Hogue said the Latino community needs to remember to participate at the state and local level.
More must be done to energize the community, advocates said.
"We see this as a first step in Latino civic engagement," (Mi Familia Vota state director Carlos) Duarte said.
Here is the entire Chron article.
It was great to see their efforts pay off. Way to go!
West Gray voters read Commentary – that’s for sure. They are getting off of their arses. After EV Day 7, West Gray is poised to take back the lead in Dem EV turnout. They are at numero 2 with 941, right behind Sunnyside’s 951.
Two years ago, 33,771 Dems voted early in person in Harris County. After 2012 Day 7, 11,580 Dems have voted early in person. Let’s see how the rest of the week goes.
With 2,504 career wins as a MLB skipper, this former skipper is numero 4 on the all time career win list. Who am I talking about?
Bonus: At The Yard this past weekend, there were three players that saw action that were all picked in the First Round of the 1999 MLB Amateur Player Draft – name the three?
The Stop the Magnet, err Madness folks were at West Gray yesterday gathering signatures on their immigrant bashing petitions. Stay tuned!
According to a just released UT-Texas Trib poll, the Lite Guv and Ted Cruz could be headed into a run-off in the GOP U.S. Senate race. I’m OK with that. The Lite Guv dropped by West Gray yesterday.
Here is a Chron.com piece on the poll.
Roll Call: Friday’s mailers included Traci Jensen for SBOE, Dist. 6, Constable Precinct 1 candidate Cindy Vara-Leija, and the Houston GLBT Caucus endorsements card. I got a live call from the Lane Lewis for Dem Party Chair Campaign.
Kristen Wiig got a nice send-off on “SNL” the other night. She got hugs and kisses from her fellow cast members while the Rolling Stones’ "She’s a Rainbow” and "Ruby Tuesday” played. It was definitely a teary eye TV moment. Mick Jagger was a great guest host.
Former The ATL skipper Bobby Cox sits at numero 4 of course with 2,504 career wins. Cox is celebrating his 71st BD today.
Ranger Josh Hamilton (1st pick by Rays), ‘Stro Brett Myers (12th pick by Philly), and Rangers Colby Lewis (supplemental, 38th overall by Rangers) were 1999 first round draft picks of course and all saw action this past weekend at The Yard. Hamilton is celebrating his 31st BD today.
As expected, there were a whole lot of Ranger fans at The Yard this weekend. Saturday was SRO. We were only able to take one and it was a doozey of a thriller that ended in a weird DP that went Numero 45 to shortstop Jed Lowrie to closer Brett Myers – huh! The Cubbies are now in for three.
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