Archive for October 27th, 2016

Mrs. Gallegos Voted

Here is the obituary for former HISD Trustee Olga Gallegos. It is interesting to note that the obit points out that Mrs. Gallegos voted by mail. Here:

Olga Ramirez Gallegos 1926-2016

Olga Ramirez Gallegos, born August 4, 1926 in Houston, TX, went to be with the Lord on October 24, 2016 at the age of 90 after a short battle with lung cancer.

Olga worked at the Pentagon during World War II. During the 1970’s, Olga moved to Brownsville, TX with her husband who served as Fire Chief. She formed the first Firefighter’s Ladies Auxiliary in Brownsville. Upon her return to Houston in 1980, Olga served as an Administrative Aide to State Representatives Ben Reyes, Al Luna and Roman Martinez. She also served on the HISD School Board for 16 years (1987-2003) having served in numerous positions on the board, including that of president in 1998. Olga was also a past member of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. She received numerous recognitions and awards for her community activities including the Fiestas Patrias Mexican-American Award and the Metro 2000 La Familia Award.

Olga was an active member of the Harris County Democratic Party and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in New York City and an alternate delegate with the Texas Challenging Delegation to the 1968 convention in Chicago. She was the first Hispanic Precinct Judge in Precinct 64 in Magnolia Park neighborhood in Houston. She would want everyone to know that she voted by mail ballot for the upcoming General Election. She was a member of the American Legion Post 472 Ladies Auxiliary. Olga was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and aunt to many Houston Firefighters. She was “Mom” to many of her children’s and grandchildren’s friends and always gave them advice or told them stories about how things were in the early days. Olga will be remembered as an exemplary Hispanic role model, a source of strength and inspiration to others.


Visitation will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. with the Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will also be at Forest Park Lawndale Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a reception afterwards at American Legion Post 472, 7599 Ave. C.

Here is the entire obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=olga-gallegos&pid=182152253&fhid=10997.

A new poll in Texas has Secretary Hillary Clinton down 3 points in Texas. Here is from a story in Politico:

“There’s an outside chance,” said one veteran Texas Republican operative, who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the state of play. Clinton would need to show more seriousness about the state to truly compete, this operative said, and even then it would be a long-shot. “But it’s not impossible…The Clinton team would have to come and spend a million and a half, two million a week on television to have a one-in-four, one-in-three shot of doing it.” 

Trump’s potential effect on Hispanic turnout is at the heart of Republican worries. Polls show the GOP nominee has repelled Latino voters nationally, and they make up an increasingly large share of the Texas voting population. Results from the first two days of in-person early voting suggest there have been turnout surges in populous, Democratic-leaning areas like Austin’s Travis County and also in the Dallas/Fort Worth area — places with sizable Hispanic populations.

Here is the entire story: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-clinton-texas-red-state-230368.

We are still a toss-up state.

More folks voted yesterday in person here in Harris County. All I can say is that it appears that there is an enthusiasm factor out there. Is it going to be a record breaker? I don’t know.

There is no MLB question today.

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