Archive for October 23rd, 2013


Commentary put out this yesterday:

In Harris County on the first day 8,560 mail ballots are in compared to 2,079 in 2011.

5,025 voted early in person compared to 2,557 in 2011.

28,620 ballots have been mailed compared to 15,264 total in 2011.

The Sunnyside EV location made up 4.5% of the total EV in Person in 2011, on Day 1 in 2013 it is 3.9%.

West Gray in 2011 10.4%, yesterday 10.7%.

HCC in 2011 2.2%, yesterday 2.5%.

Acres Homes in 2011 3%, yesterday 3.2%.

Tracy Gee in 2011 4.1%, yesterday 3.6%%.

Stay tuned!

Some folks interpreted this to mean that Sunnyside EV turnout was down. That’s not what I was saying and I should have explained it better. Some areas of Harris County outside of the City of Houston are up from 2011 like Baytown, Pasadena, and Cy-Fair because of their own local elections and perhaps interest in the Dome or water initiatives.

Let me give you an example: After Day 2 in 2011, 94 folks had voted in Champions Forest. After Day 2 yesterday, 298 had voted. In Baytown 58 folks had voted after Day 2 in 2011, after yesterday it was 136. You get the picture.

This increase over 2011 has kind of made the Harris County pie larger causing a shrinkage of sorts of the slice of a location like Sunnyside. It has nothing to do with what is going on in the City of H-Town. I apologize for not fully explaining.

Everybody likes to talk about the 1975 World Serious that included the Carlton Fisk dinger in Game 6 and Cinncy winning in seven. Name the 1975 Serious MVP?

Let’s get back to EV turnout. Here is what a respected local political consultant sent me last night:

“Through 2 days at seven AA voting locations, vote is up 27% over 2009.”

If you look at yesterday’s turnouts, Palm Center, Sunnyside, and Northeast got some good bumps.

If you look at what is going on by Council district, District C and D are leading the pack. Once again stay tuned!

Pete Rose of course hit .370 and won the 1975 World Serious MVP.

Here is from the ‘Stros website:

The Astros finalized their field staff for the 2014 season on Tuesday, announcing the additions of Brent Strom as pitching coach, Pat Listach as first-base coach, Craig Bjornson as bullpen coach and Ralph Dickenson as assistant hitting coach. The team also announced that Dave Trembley, who was third-base coach last season, will take over as bench coach, which was a position held by Eduardo Perez last season. Perez will make the move to third-base coach.

Astros hitting coach John Mallee is returning in the same capacity as the 2013 season, which was the first year for manager Bo Porter.

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