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Archive for April 22nd, 2015

Endorsement Time

If you are not in the game, you won’t get endorsed. That’s the way it goes. I am talking about the race for H-Town Mayor. Get in the game and you might pick up some endorsements. Check this:

Sylvester Turner retweeted
Greg Groogan @GrooganFox26 • 14h 14 hours ago
@RepWalle tells #Fox26 he will endorse @SylvesterTurner in Houston Mayoral race. No to unannounced Garcia. #LatinVote

Sylvester Turner @SylvesterTurner • 13h 13 hours ago
Thanks to my friend @RepWalle for the endorsement. Great colleague to have in the House and great supporter for my campaign. #Turner2015

I prefer #LatinoVote over #LatinVote.

This is the season for endorsement roll-outs so stay tuned!

I know it is just April 22 and we’ve only played 14 games but we are in first place with a game and a half lead and we are 4-1 on the road. When was the last time we finished with more than 90 wins in a season?

How about this endorsement?

HOUSTON-AREA EDUCATION LEADERS ENDORSE BILL KING FOR MAYOR

EDUCATORS CITE KING’S STRONG RECORD OF LEADERSHIP AND RESULTS

HOUSTON – The Bill King for Mayor campaign today announced a list of current and former Houston-area education leaders who are endorsing Bill King to be Houston’s next Mayor.

The education leaders cited King’s longstanding record of community leadership and positive results as the reason they feel King is the best candidate to address the big challenges facing Houston.

Here is the list of endorsers at the time of release:

Paula Arnold (former HISD Board Member)
Rick Berry (former Cy-Fair ISD Superintendent)
Nelda Luce Blair (former University of Houston Board of Regent)
James Calaway (former HISD Foundation Chair)**
Bob Davee (former Clear Creek ISD Board member)
Marie Flickinger (San Jacinto College Board Member)
Nhgi T. Ho (Alief ISD Board Member)
Dr. Don Hooper (former Ft. Bend ISD and Galena Park ISD Superintendent)
Dianne Johnson (former HISD Board Member)
Mike Lunceford (HISD Board Member)
Don McAdams (former HISD Board Member)
Dr. Leonard Merrell (former Katy ISD Superintendent)
Greg Meyers (HISD Board Member)
Harvin Moore (HISD Board Member)
Ralph Parr (former Clear Creek ISD Board member and retired educator)
Dr. Kaye Stripling (former HISD Superintendent)
Lori Vetters (HISD Foundation Chair)**
Mills Worsham (former Houston Community College Board Member)

“Each of us knows from personal experience just how capable, inclusive and effective Bill King is when it comes to tackling big challenges in our community,” said Harvin Moore. “He knows the issues, and he knows how to lead – and we know he will make an excellent mayor if given the chance to serve.”

Bill King has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to education. He served on the Board of Regents for Texas Southern University; the HISD Foundation board; and was recently asked by the chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston, Renu Khator, to serve on the search committee for the dean of the UH Law Center. Kings holds both an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Houston.

In 2012, King also co-chaired the HISD bond campaign rebuild its dilapidated high schools throughout the city, which won nearly 70 percent voter approval.

For more information about Bill King and his campaign to get Houston “Back to Basics,” please go to billkingforhouston.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

** An endorsement from individual HISD Foundation board members does not imply an endorsement from the overall Board.

Visit http://www.billkingforhouston.com for more information.

More props for Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg this morning. She has a full page congratulatory ad on page three of today’s City/State Section. Nice!

Hey, if you can take advantage of the Rockets for political gain – why not! Check this tweet:

Chris Bell @ChrisBell2015 • 18h 18 hours ago
Now if only Houston could fill potholes the way @DwightHoward fills nets. Go @HoustonRockets!!!

It gets personal. Someone close to me told me that his dad suffered a busted rim after hitting #HoustonPotholes on Washington Avenue. We are at war with #HoustonPotholes and they are winning.

Is this the end of Blue Bell? Will we ever see it at The Yard this season? How do they make a comeback?

The ‘Stros were 92-70 in 2004 of course.

And finally this tweet:

Nick Mathews ‏@Nick_Mathews 6m6 minutes ago
#Astros currently have a 1.5-game lead over A’s in AL West – the first time they’ve had a division lead of 1+ games since April 18, 2006.

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