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The Trophy

Just in case you need to be reminded, tomorrow is San Jacinto Day.

State Representative Carol Alvarado will be hosting the World Series Championship Trophy this Sunday afternoon at Mason Park. How cool is that? Folks from the East End neighborhoods can go over and check it out. I am sure there will be a number of the area’s little leaguers in attendance. Rep. Alvarado led a major fundraising effort to upgrade Mason Park a few years ago. Very nice.

When is The Trophy coming to the Heights?

I am sure you heard about the not-so-smart triple play the ‘Stros hit into yesterday. If you pulled that bonehead play in little league, you got at least four laps around the ballfield after the game.  Name the former ‘Stros shortstop who help turn four triple plays during his career as a ‘Stro?

Someone on the flat screen said today that Columbine happened 19 years ago today. Someone else said that nothing has changed. True.

Kuffer has a take today on how some political folks are reacting to the Cong. Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz poll. Here is Kuffer’s headline and first line of his take:

Some people sound very threatened by that Quinnipiac Texas Senate poll

Apr 20th, 2018

by Charles Kuffner.

This is almost funny.

Here is the must-read take: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=85840.

Commentary’s thoughts? You don’t have to be a rocket, err political scientist to figure this out. When Sen. Cruz first got elected in 2012, he decided he was going to be about Ted Cruz. The guy wasn’t interested in what the folks in Baytown or Brownwood were thinking. In his run for president, he and his family were insulted on the national stage by Donald Trump. He called Trump a pathological liar. Cruz acted like a fool at the Republican National Convention and yesterday he penned a glowing piece on Trump for Time Magazine. What kind of person does this?

This is more than swallowing pride. It’s gulping it down.

It is very easy not to like this guy. And guess what? There are a lot of Texas voters who don’t like this guy. So quit poo pooing polls that show this race is close.

I am sure you heard about this:

For Immediate Release April 19, 2018

Alvarado Leads in Senate District 6 Race

Statement of Carol Alvarado:

A poll conducted on our behalf shows our campaign with a lead in the race for State Senator, District 6. I’d like to share the poll results I received in a memo dated yesterday from Jim Williams of Public Policy Polling. 

Subject: Alvarado Leads Hernandez in Texas SD-06 Matchup

A new Public Policy Polling survey of 589 voters in Texas’s 6th Senate District shows Carol Alvarado leading Ana Hernandez by a 2-1 margin, 38% to 22%. 41% of voters are undecided.

Alvarado’s margin is driven by leads among several demographic subsets – she leads 38-22 among women and 38-21 among men. She leads among Democrats 48-24 and among independents 26-17. Alvarado leads among Hispanics 41-28, among whites 27-12, and she leads among African-Americans by a 46-11 margin.  

Public Policy Polling surveyed 589 voters in Texas’s 6th Senate District from April 9th to 11th, 2018. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 3.7%. The survey was conducted in English and Spanish using automated telephone interviews. This survey was conducted on behalf of the Carol Alvarado Campaign.

Let’s continue to engage the voters of Senate District 6 and build a winning campaign.

The Chron has a cute piece on ‘Stros players on famous album covers. They include Thriller, Nirvana and Abbey Road. What, no Sgt. Pepper’s or Herb Alpert? Check it out here: https://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/15-album-covers-reimagined-with-Astros-players-12846448.php?ipid=hpctp#photo-15420425.

Former ‘Stros shortstop Roger Metzger of course was part of turning four triple plays during his stay with the team in the 1970s.

The Texans open their season in Foxborough the same day the ‘Stros are at Fenway.

We are 13-7. Better.

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