Archive for November 16th, 2011

If you are interested in an effort to get more Latino voters in the H-Town area engaged in 2012, drop by the Crowne Plaza Downtown at 1700 Smith.  CM James Rodriguez and Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) will be answering your questions on “The Decisive Latino Force 2012”.

CM Rodriguez has invited SVREP to partner with the Latino community based on their track record of increasing Latino voter participation.  It is our intention of helping to identify and recruit sponsors to assist in providing resources for the effort.  Latino and non-Latino concerned and interested leaders and activists are invited to participate Wednesday evening at no cost. Come by and learn about what we are trying to accomplish.


For more information or to RSVP call us at 713-861-2244 or email marisol@camposcommunications.com.

What is the over-under on Guv Dude and Herman Cain doing a vanishing act by Christmas?   I wonder if Cain will donate his brain to science once he’s a goner so we can figure out what thoughts were swirling around in his head.  I wonder what the former staffers of Newt that quit him earlier this year are thinking these days. 

In the City of H-Town run-offs, is there a clear front runner in any of the races?   In A’s Brown vs CM Stardig, anytime you have an incumbent down by 479 votes and 6 percentage points, that’s trouble.  So the advantage goes to Brown.  In B’s Byrd vs Davis, that’s a total toss up with only 66 votes separating them in Round 1.  In At-Large 2, with only a percentage point separating them, I give a slight edge to Thibaut because she is getting a lot more endorsements.  In At-Large 5, I give CM Jones the edge.  Of course, all this could change.

Speaking of the state of Pennsylvania, name the only U.S. President who was born in PA? 

This former MLBer won the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 1984 and then won the NL Cy Young Award in 1985.  He ended up with a 194-112 won-loss career record.  He also started and pitched only one game for the ‘Stros in 2000, lasting only 4 innings.  Who am I talking about?

Here is a Chron piece today about former ‘Stros not too cool about moving to the AL.  Commentary is not happy with this AL move but I would never jump ship like some fans are saying.  Where would you jump to?  You just have to get used to it and look forward to interleague play.  I hope fans don’t stay away because that won’t help the cause.  Stay tuned.

Here is the Chron front page story on the sale of the team and the move.

As a Met, Dwight Gooden of course won the 1984 NL Rookie of the Year Award and the 1985 NL Cy Young Award.  Dwight Gooden is celebrating his 47th BD today.

James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President, was born in Pennsylvania.

The ‘Stros will play 6 weekday afternoon games next season at The Yard.


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