Archive for April 22nd, 2014

HCC’s New Leader

HCC has a new Chancellor. Welcome to H-Town Cesar Maldonado. Hope you can navigate through the mess and hope you can avoid those out there that want the mess to continue. It certainly has been an interesting week over at HCC. Here is from the Chron:

A chemical engineer, longtime businessman and current president of a technical college in Harlingen will take the helm of the Houston Community College, which has been without a chancellor for more than a year.

The HCC board Monday night announced its unanimous pick to lead one of the largest community colleges in the nation. Cesar Maldonado – a vice chancellor of the Texas State Technical College system, which is less than a quarter the size of the HCC system – will take the top spot here after a 21-day waiting period.

Board members touted Maldonado’s business background and ability to develop partnerships with other universities and industries at a time when colleges and universities have been pushed to prepare more students for the working world.

“He’s going to take this institution to the next level,” Board Chair Neeta Sane said. “His industry background is really, really going to help Houston grow, because we are going to focus on workforce development and making sure there’s a skilled workforce for the local industry.”

I hope Cesar read up on what has been going on over there and will stay away from the usual suspects if you know what I mean.

You know where the Chron stands on HCC. Here is their headline on the hiring: “Rudderless HCC gets new leader.” Ouch!

Name the two MLB clubs with the most wins in a season?

I tweeted this yesterday after watching the Channel 11 News:

I wonder if the 2 guys laying graffiti on a building knew they were caught tagging by security cameras: story on @KHOU. #Dumbarses #StrosLid

I am sure those guys got them some lawyers by now. One was wearing a ‘Stros lid. Sooner or later.

Memo to Al Qaeda. You hold a televised convention, expect to be on the menu of a drone feast.

I am thinking Natalie Morales of “Today” is probably one of the fittest journalists in the U.S. of A. these days. She finished the Boston Marathon in 3:34 yesterday. Way to go Natalie!

Our best pitcher Scott Feldman just went on the DL. How does that happen? Come on!

During spring training we released J.D. Martinez and he was signed to a minor league deal by the Tigers. He tore the cover off of the ball with the Mud Hens, hitting four dingers in a double header Sunday and now he is back in the bigs. It is way too early to tell if we gave up on him. Let’s wait and see if he becomes a contributor on Brad Ausmus’ club. Heck, he is on a first place club.

The 1906 Cubbies owon 116 and the 2001 Mariners won 116 of course.

Well we won last night. Let’s see if we can win tonight.

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