Archive for April 26th, 2012

The Supremes don’t look like they are going to overturn the Arizona law that goes after Latino looking folks on immigration.  That’s what most court observers are saying after yesterday’s hearing.  That means that those folks here in Houston will try to get their petition drive going to get Arizona type stuff on the H-Town ballot in November.  Let’s just hope that Latinos get pi__ed off across the U.S. of A. and come out and vote in record numbers against GOP candidates.

Meanwhile, the Mexican President visited H-Town yesterday.  Here is from the Chron:

Meeting with more than 160 business leaders from the Greater Houston Partnership, (President Felipe) Calderón stressed that relationship’s significance to Mexico’s growing economy. Mexico is Houston’s largest trading partner, with the two exchanging $31.4 billion in imports and exports annually. Mexico is the largest U.S. export market after Canada, and in 2011, U.S. exports to Mexico grew by $34 billion.

Here is the entire Chron piece.

Meanwhile, the anti paperless folks say “we want your commerce, but we don’t want your steeeenking people”!

KHOU-TV Channel 11 on their website is running a three minute clip of candidates for State Board of Education, District 6.
Here is Commentary’s client Traci Jensen.

Here is the Republican candidate.

Here is Patricia Kilday Hart’s tape delayed piece on the lack of business leadership in the Lone Star State on key public policy issues.

Former ‘Stro Rusty Staub will throw out the first pitch on “Flashback Friday” on May 4 versus San Luis at The Yard.  During his MLB career, “Le Grand Orange” made the MLB All Star Team six times.   How many times did he make the All Star Team as a ‘Stro?

On a related note, here is from Alyson Footnotes:

The red-headed Staub, nicknamed “Le Grand Orange” in French-speaking Montreal, debuted for the Colt .45s in 1963 at the age of 19. He played six years for the Houston franchise and, like (Larry) Dierker, was a part of the first team to play for the newly-named Astros in the Astrodome when it opened in 1965. Staub went on to play for the Expos, Mets, Tigers and Rangers and was a six-time All-Star during his 23-year career. He’s considered to be the Expos first bona fide superstar, but for folks around here, he’ll always be remembered for where he started — Houston.

Here is all of Footnotes.

“Le Grand Orange” made the MLB All Star Team twice as a ‘Stro of course in 1967 and 1968.

‘Stros left fielder J.D. Martinez has 18 RBIs and is in the top five in this category in MLB and ‘Stros second baseman Jose Altuve is batting .377 and that’s the 7th best batting average in MLB today.  We got a win yesterday and still 5 behind.


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