Archive for August 13th, 2013

KHOU FLASHHouston Mayor Annise Parker announced Tuesday morning there will be a Thanksgiving parade after more than $400,000 was pledged from the private sector.

HEB will be the lead sponsor of the event, but others are contributing as well.

The Chron is reporting the same and has a photo of Pam Gardner, Board Chair of Central Houston, standing with The Mayor this morning at City Hall.  Way to go Pammy!

Now they have to go find some floats.

The Early to Rise folks say they have 150,000 petition signatures and will hand them over to the county today.  Tax Assessor Collector Mike Sullivan will then have his staff verify the signatures.  Hunker Down is still saying he doesn’t know if the petition process is legal. 

Hunker Down just needs to put it on the ballot and if somebody wants to take it to court – let them.    Hunker Down can then campaign against.

Commentary is more interested on how this program is going to work. 

My pal Robert Miller wrote yesterday saying that Sen. Wendy Davis would be running for Governor.  Nothing official yet from Team Davis so we will have to stay tuned. 

Now that Wesley Wright is gone, name the longest tenured ‘Stro?

The Houston Stonewall Young Democrats sent this to the Graci Garces Campaign last night:

Thank you all for taking part in Houston Stonewall Young Democrats’ screening process. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting with every candidate and look forward to working with your campaigns!

For those who couldn’t make it tonight, tonight we endorsed the following candidates:
Controller Ronald Green
Council Member Stephen Costello (At-Large Position 1)
David W. Robinson (At-Large Position 2)
Rogene Calvert (At-Large Position 3)
Graci Garces (District I)
Council Member Mike Laster (District J)
Council Member Larry Green (District K)
Assata Richards (District D)
Council Member Ellen Cohen (District C)
Council Member Ed Gonzalez (District H)
We will be hosting a meet-and-greet brunch for our endorsed candidates to meet with our entire membership, as well as engage new young people who support pro-equality policies in our City’s government. The brunch will be hosted at a private residence on September 21. More information will follow as it becomes available. Please put this on your calendar and we hope either you will all be able to attend!

Please feel free to reach out to us whenever you need help during the campaign season! We’re here to help our endorsed candidates cross the finish line and take office in January. We look forward to working with each and every one of you!


Caroline Giese


Vice President of Political Affairs
Houston Stonewall Young Democrats


Jason Castro of course is the longest tenured ‘Stro.  Castro made his debut on June 22, 2010.

During the game yesterday as Yu Darvish was putting the ‘Stros down in order the Chron’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz tweeted his prediction that Jonathan Villar would break up the perfecto.  He was right.  Carlos Corporan’s eighth inning dinger broke up the no-no and now we’re on pace to lose 111.



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