Archive for January 7th, 2010

From my pal Edward Ybarra: “Another Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP project), the Tony Marron Voter Registration Project (named after long-time Houston union organizer and voter registration activist), is registering voters for Southeast Houston and Pasadena.  I am the Coordinator and John Marron is the co-coordinator.  We have scheduled with the Houston Hispanic Forum Career Day to do voter registration this Saturday, January 9th at the George Brown Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Over 18,000 students, parents, presenters and volunteers are expected to attend.   We also have the approval of Pasadena ISD to do a voter registration presentation to their government (civics) classes and to register eligible young people. Tuesday night, the Tony Marron SVREP project met a Dot’s Coffee Shop on I-45 South to organize its steering committee.  Nine members of the community, including representatives of several electeds and a JP were present.  Two other voter outreach groups had representatives present seeking to partner with this project. The project is a 30 day project that will be working to register new voters through February 1 (deadline for those wanting to vote in the March 2nd party primaries).”

For more information contact Edward Ybarra at edybarra@yahoo.com .   

Way to go!

The eyes of Texas will be glued to the tube tonight as folks will get out of the freezing weather to watch the BCS game on Fox.

We get to see the new Mayor in action this evening as the hard freeze arrives.  Hope she stays warm.

From Tag’s Lines:  “When he’s inducted into the Hall of Fame, (Randy) Johnson will be one of a few Astros players to reach Cooperstown.  By the time Johnson gets in, Craig Biggio and perhaps Jeff Bagwell will have already taken their place, making them the first players to join the Hall who played their career entirely with the Astros.

“Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan played nine of his 27 seasons in Houston. Hall of Famers Joe Morgan, Nellie Fox, Robin Roberts, Eddie Matthews and Don Sutton also played for the Astros.”


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