Archive for April 9th, 2013

FYI:  Commentary’s client is Graci Garces, candidate for H-Town City Council District I.

Graci will have her “Campaign Takeoff” at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport next Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 pm.  The Museum is located in District I.   It is a neat and real cool place to have a political “takeoff” announcement.  If you are a Houston history buff, the Air Museum is a place to visit.  They have a lot of interesting stuff on exhibit from the early days of commercial aviation in Houston.  You can spend a lot of time walking around checking out the display cases.  Here is from their website:

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building at present-day William P. Hobby Airport. The Museum showcases the rich heritage of civil aviation, including the airlines, general aviation and business aviation. Exhibits include Houston’s fascinating aviation history.

We gave it a 6:30 pm start to give folks time to head over after work.  Think about dropping by next week.  You can do two things at once:  check out some of Houston’s aviation history and support Graci.

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is located on the west side of William P. Hobby Airport, near Telephone Road.

Here is the Air Terminal website.

We suffered our third shutout loss of the season last night at Safeco.  What is the ‘Stros record for shutout losses in a season?

This is a part of the Seattle newspaper yesterday:

In Texas, where attempts to expand gay rights have run into strong opposition from Republican leaders, state lawmakers are considering new legal protections for sexually active gay teens.

Sexual contact with minors under the age of 17 is a crime of indecency under Texas law. But a "Romeo and Juliet" defense protects teen couples from prosecution as long as they are in a consensual relationship, both over 14 and within three years of age of each other.


Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and longtime chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice committee, said he filed his bill out of a "sense of fairness." If a couple meets the age and consent criteria, there should be no difference in the law based on their sexual orientation, he said.

Here is the entire story.

I wonder why the Chron doesn’t have the story on The Dean’s proposed legislation.

If you can’t make it out there next week to Graci’s takeoff try going to an event Democratic Precinct Judge Lisi Cocina is putting together to benefit the kids of HISD’s Austin High.  Here is what they put out:

Join us for the 2nd Annual Austin High School (AHS) (HISD) White Rose Dinner featuring, keynote speaker, Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, who is an Alumna of AHS. The event features an individual that has excelled and embodies an example students may emulate. 

Tickets are $50 per person. There are sponsorships available. All donations will be applied to programs which directly benefit AHS students.   It is at the UH Hilton on Thursday, April 18.

For additional information on the AHS White Rose Dinner, RSVP or make a donation, contact Dr. Lisi Cocina at 713 924-1664 or ECOCINA1@houstonisd.org.

I am sure some folks are going to get a little upset at Commentary for promoting an event that features one of Guv Dude’s appointees.  Lisi is the Dean of Instruction at Austin High and Lisi does a lot for her students.

District I candidate Ben Mendez originally listed my friend Edgar Colon as his campaign treasurer.  Edgar is no longer treasurer.  An invitation to an upcoming Mendez fundraiser lists Richard Farias as his treasurer.  Mendez’s website lists Issa Dadoush as his treasurer.  Oh, well!

Annette Funicello is no longer with us.  She was one of my favorites back in the old B&W days. 

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
You’re as welcome as can be, M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

In our second year in MLB in 1963, the team suffered 23 shutout losses of course.

There is a story on Chron.com about the ‘Stros rejecting an offer from one of the providers to carry the games.  At 1-6 I don’t see demand growing.


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