Archive for May 4th, 2009

Commentary wasn’t too impressed with the turnout at the Houston Counts Census 2010 Committee meeting this past Saturday. Only 150 or so folks showed up. I also wasn’t impressed with the Latino leadership turnout. Only a handful or so Latino/Latina leaders turned out. We’re hearing that some Latino leaders aren’t too pleased with the City of H-Town inching toward the immigration enforcement business. It certainly didn’t help that there was a Chron article Saturday morning about this with the sub headline saying “Latino groups fear program will affect next census.” Check it out: Commentary thinks the City of H-Town needs to listen to local Latino immigration reform activists on this.

At the meeting, Commentary led off the Q & A session with a question about a Latino outreach strategy. The response indicated that there is a whole lot of work that needs to be done in this area. Look for the next Houston Area Latino Summit to focus on the census. Stay tuned!

Commentary will do a taping today for “Red, White, and Blue” with my good buddies David and Gary. The new Harris County Tax Assessor Collector Leo Vasquez will also be on the program. The subject matter is likely to be national, state and local politics and the ‘Stros of course. I’ll let folks know when the program will air.

A new bio on A-Roid hits the stands today. Commentary thinks it might be tough for A-Roid to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame after he’s done. With all the dough he’s got, he might want to build his own Hall of Fame and let Barry, Barry, The Rocket, McGwire, Giambi, Palmero, and other alleged juicers buy in.

Since the season started, we’ve gotten dinged up pretty good: Joe Green Valley, Quintero, Moehler, and Brocail have all made trips to the DL. We took two out of three in the ATL this past weekend and now it’s two in DC.

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