Archive for October 16th, 2015

Voting On Texans

Harris County has sent out around 38,000 or so mail ballots. I heard a couple of days ago that only 8,000 or so ballots had been mailed back. I don’t know what that says about turnout but I don’t expect a major increase this year. We will know something Monday when Early Voting in Person begins.

The Cubbies are in the NLCS against the Mets. The last time the Cubbies were in the postseason was in 2008 – how did they do in 2008?

Last night the Independence Heights Greater Houston Baptist Minister Alliance invited candidates to address voters at a gathering. The event took place at Booker T. Washington High. I would say around 75 or so Independence Heights voters attended. Karla Cisneros spoke and afterwards folks took photos with her and one voter went up to Karla and said she was “the real McCoy.” That works.

FYI: One of Karla’s daughters is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High.

This past summer, Karla Cisneros was the guest speaker at the Summer Reading Challenge Celebration in the Independence Heights. “Lifting Through Literacy” is a collaboration of the Independence Heights Greater Houston Baptist Minister Alliance, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, and HISD.

Some folks just love their NFL football – period. At the next Texans home game, owner Bob McNair could wade into tailgate land and get high fived and patted on the back by the faithful despite a 1-4 losing record and giving $10,000 to the HERO opponents. That is just the way folks worship their professional football here in these and other parts. You know the drill.

Here is more from today’s Chron:

McNair, in a statement released Thursday, noted Houston’s diversity and said he believes it is a city that “works to ensure that everyone is treated respectfully and fairly,” but raised objections to the ordinance.

“I strongly believe that everyone who lives or works in or visits Houston should be treated with the utmost dignity and respect,” McNair said. “Because of the way the HERO ordinance is written, it has begun to separate rather than unite our community. This problem can be solved by defeating the current bill in November, thoughtfully rewriting it and then resubmitting it to the voters.”

City Council member Ellen Cohen, a prominent supporter of the law, said that given McNair’s history of giving to conservative causes and candidates, this donation came as “no surprise.”

“He’s one man who happens to own a sports team but the organizations involved in attracting business and conventions support the ordinance,” Cohen said. “The Houston convention center and visitors bureau, GHP, the Houston sports authority – just to name a few – have come out in favor of the equal rights ordinance.”

My Council Member is right about the fella giving to conservative causes and candidates, but he has sprinkled some dough on a few Dems including the Mayor and former Mayor Bill White along with some local Dem legislators.

The H-Town Mayoral candidates will square off tonight and tomorrow evening on TV on Channels 2 and 11.

In 2008, the Cubbies were swept in the NLDS by the Dodgers of course.

Tal’s Hill is staying alive. I am OK with that. Nobody’s has ever gotten hurt on the hill.

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