State Board of Education (SBOE), District 6 candidates participated in a forum last night in Alief but the folks in attendance didn’t get to learn about what the Texas Freedom Network put out yesterday. Here is a part:
At least nine candidates — all Republicans (including SBOE 6 candidate Donna Bahorich) — in the November 6 elections for the Texas State Board of Education appear to have a pretty dim view of the role and importance of public schools. Responding to a survey sponsored by several religious-right groups in Texas, the nine candidates said they disagree that “it is the government’s responsibility to be sure children are properly educated.” Eight (including Bahorich) of those nine candidates said they “strongly disagree” with that statement.
Here are some of Bahorich’s responses from the Texas Eagle Forum website:
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?
Bahorich: Strongly Disagree.
Biology textbooks which do not teach both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of the theory of evolution should be rejected by the Board?
Bahorich: Strongly Agree.
I support the History and Social Studies curriculum standards approved by the State Board of Education in 2010.
Bahorich: Strongly Agree.
I support displaying the Ten Commandments in public school buildings.
Bahorich: Strongly agree.
You can check out the Texas Freedom Network piece here.
At 20 years, 11 months, and 21 days, this pitcher was the youngest to ever toss a complete game shutout game in a World Serious. Name the pitcher.
Here is what the County put out yesterday evening:
As of this evening we have approved 84,203 applications and sent out 80,562 ballots. We have received 44,153 voted ballots returned.
26,729 have been generated by the GOP and 22,623 by Dems.
Through Day 2 of Early Voting in Person in Harris County, 98,671 folks had participated as compared to 82,612 after Day 2 in 2008. Ripley has 1020 after Day 2 as compared to 756 in 2008. Franz 2380 – 2554. IBEW 2526 – 1760. Bush 1822 – 1046. Northeast 2445 – 2745.
Commentary was out in West Harris County and saw some long lines at Franz and Nottingham. Stay tuned!
I’ll hand it to the Chron for putting online all the letters that disagree with their Romney endorsement.
Check them out here.
On October 6, 1966 in Game 2 of the World Serious, Jim Palmer of B’More of course shutout the Dodgers 6-0 at Dodger Stadium to become the youngest pitcher ever to throw a World Serious complete game shutout.
Here is part from a ‘Stros press release yesterday:
Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane and Houston Mayor Annise Parker led a groundbreaking ceremony for the Astros Community Leaders program this morning at Diez Park in Houston. Through its corporate partnerships, the Community Leaders program will ultimately contribute $18.0 million to the City of Houston over the next five years for youth baseball and softball programs at no cost to the city’s taxpayers.
The ceremony was hosted by Houston Parks and Recreation Director Joe Turner, who has worked with Crane and Mayor Parker to help establish the Community Leaders program. Astros President and CEO George Postolos and popular former Astros players Jose Cruz and Jimmy Wynn also took part in the ceremony along with city council members James Rodriguez, Wanda Adams and Ed Gonzalez. Jose Sanchez, who heads the East End Little League program which plays at Diez Park, spoke passionately about what the Community Leaders program will mean to his community. Several children from the East End Little League were at the ceremony along with Darrell Miller, Major League Baseball’s Vice President of Youth and Facility Development.
Construction on three parks (Diez Park, Moody Park and Sunnyside) will begin on Thursday.
Here is the entire press release.
That’s all I have from The Yard.
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