Archive for February 28th, 2011

H-Town City Council will expand by 2 seats this year so each council district will have about 190,859 in population.  Here is how the current nine council seats look like from a Latino perspective:

District A (Stardig) has 213,284 (113,545 Latinos or 53.2%).

District B (Johnson) has 203,494 (84,280 or 41.4%).

District C (Clutterbuck) has 284,588 (102,156 or 35.9%).

District D (Adams) has 260,249 (65,780 or 25.3%).

District E (Sullivan) has 237,445 (86,838 or 36.6%).

District F (Hoang) has 180,278 (99,807 or 55.4%).

District G (Pennington) has 274,668 (65,012 or 23.7%).

District H (Gonzalez) has 242,544 (152,265 or 62.8%).

District I (Rodriguez) has 202,901 (149,985 or 73.9%).

It looks like we currently have four majority Latino population districts.

I’m kind of surprised in the District F numbers.  F needs about 11,000 folks.

B and I have to shed a few pounds.

A has to lose around 20,000 folks.
C, D, E, G, and H shave to lose some communities for sure.

BTW:  The first redistricting hearing for the City of H-Town is this Thursday evening, March 3 at the Museum of Fine Arts on Bissonnet so be there!

Stay tuned!

Speaking of, Harris County will lose a Texas State House seat said the Chron this past weekend and no one seems to be disputing this.   Check it out.

This former MLBer’s numero 4 was retired by his team on July 6, 1980.  Who am I talking about?

H-Town CM Mike Sullivan’s proposal to put some more ethics on city council is getting a cool reception from his colleagues.   Check it out in the Chron.   I wonder who he is targeting – duh!

Not much from last night’s Oscars other than to say that Spartacus had a lot of guts to go out on stage – nice job.

The best line was Anne Hathaway’s “good news from the future – microphones get smaller.”

Best Yikes was Melissa Leo’s expletive that was deleted.

MLB Hall of Famer and Dodger great Duke Snider of course had his numero 4 retired by the Dodgers in 1980.  The Duke of Flatbush left us yesterday.

CEWDEM thought he could get under my skin the other day by mentioning that some baseball publication picked the ‘Stros to be the worst team in the MLB this season.  Well, the first Spring Training game is today so we will see.

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