Archive for March 29th, 2011

Commentary attended the City of H-Town’s Redistricting Town Hall Meeting last night at Jeff Davis High (District H).  About 125 folks showed up including staff and security.  The Mayor and CMs Gonzalez, Bradford, and Jones were there.  Let me just say that the lighting was bad in the auditorium.

There were a lot of Latinos, a lot of folks from the Heights, and some African Americans from Independence Heights in attendance. One fella wanted Denver Harbor back in one council district.  A lady from Denver Harbor disagreed and liked the current map that has Denver Harbor in two council districts. The Greater Heights neighborhood made another plea to be kept with the Greater Heights.  Super Neighborhood 22 would prefer to be represented by two council members instead of the current three – got it!   Commentary also spoke.  The neighborhood historic district fight crept into last night’s town hall meeting – oh well.

The City of H-Town Redistricting Town Hall Meetings resume tonight at 6:30 pm at the Acres Home Multi Service Center (District B), 6719 West Montgomery Road.  Be there!

The Mayor trotted out a modified Rebuild Houston with exemptions and she got major push back from the folks that wanted exemptions – huh!  I think the other side should take the compromise if you ask me.   
Check out the Chron story.   Stay tuned!

Eleven years ago today, MLB played their opening game of the season in Tokyo, Japan.  What two teams played in that season opener?

Bonus:  Who was the home team?

The Chron’s E-Board reads Commentary for sure.  They sent me the link to Nick Anderson’s TEX-OPOLY that was in Sunday’s hard copy of the Chron. 
Now all of Commentary’s readers can check it out online here.   Cool, don’t you think?

Adam Everett, who used to be a shortstop for the ‘Stros, is now on the Opening Day roster of the Cleveland Indians. 

At Barry, Barry’s perjury trial yesterday, his ex-girlfriend went to great lengths to describe the state of his Johnson during his alleged ‘roid use – ouch!

This is going to be a good week for big time sports here in H-Town.  We have Final Four games this Saturday and next Monday.  The Rockets have games Friday and Sunday.  The Red Sox are in town tomorrow evening.  The PGA Tour is in town this week.  That’s a lot of action!

The Mets hosted the Cubbies of course in the Tokyo Dome in the MLB season opener on March 29, 2000.  The Cubbies won 5-3.

The big clocks at the top of H-Town City Hall are getting repaired.  If you ask me, they should have let major clock makers bid on naming rights to the clocks and rake in some dough.  Sticking a Timex, Bulova, Seiko, Rolex, or Fossil logo up there wouldn’t look so bad.

I wonder if we will get a verdict today in trial of GOP Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole.

The ‘Stros will make a stop in Oklahoma City this evening before coming home.


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