Archive for March 24th, 2011

A who’s who of around 90 or so folks showed up at the City of H-Town’s Redistricting Town Hall Meeting at the HCCS Southeast Campus (District I).  The Mayor was there as well as CMs Rodriguez, Noriega and Bradford.  Also attending were JPs Burney, Rodriguez, and Vara.  HISD Trustee Rodriguez and HCCS Trustee Perez were also there.  Former State Rep. Roman Martinez and former CM Felix Fraga were there.  Roman and Judge Burney are on the Mayor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee.

The crowd was mostly Latino and most folks that testified called for more Latino representation on city council.  There were a lot of experienced Latino activists including Frumencio and Janie Reyes.  Frumencio was part of the original legal team that ended up getting us the current nine council districts and five at-large council members back in 1979.  Once again the Greater Heights neighborhood folks showed up that want to be kept with the Greater Heights.  Commentary spoke again and got some applause after my remarks.

It was a good crowd that sent a strong message.  A “way to go” goes to CM Rodriguez, Yolanda Black Navarro, and this office for getting a lot of quality folks to attend last night’s meeting.

The town hall meetings resume next Monday night at Jeff Davis High (District H).  Be there!

What are the most runs ever put up on the scoreboard by the ‘Stros on Opening Day?

I have to hand it to GOP Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole.   First he went for an early trial date and now he didn’t even call a single defense witness. Closing arguments are tomorrow and we could have a verdict this weekend.

Yesterday my pal CM Stephen Costello got cleared of a City of H-Town OIG investigation of conflict of interest.  Good for him.  I don’t expect him to climb to the roof of City Hall and thump his chest for all to hear though.

The ‘Stros have scored eleven runs of course on Opening Day twice.  The first time was in our first ever Opening Day in 1962 in an 11-2 win over the Cubbies and the second was in 2001 in an 11-5 win over the Brewers.

After work today, Commentary is heading over to The Yard for the “Grand Slam Unveiling VIP Event” and you’re not.  They are going to fire up the new HD scoreboard, give us a tour of the new premium seating area – “The Press Club” – and hand out some grub put together by Celebrity Chef Bryan Caswell – cool!


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