Archive for June 11th, 2018

Albert Pujols now is number 6 on the all-time career RBI list with 1,954. Name the 5 MLB players with more career RBIs?

Happy Birthday today to my sister Sylvia!

#BetoForTexas has visited all 254 Texas counties. I wonder how many Sen. Ted Cruz has visited?

From the you talking to me department, I don’t have a problem with Robert DeNiro’s remarks on Donald Trump. Someone has to stand up for the families that are being separated.

Texas GOP U.S. Senator John Cornyn sent out an email yesterday and this is how the email starts:

This week the Trump Administration turned 500 days old. Here are just a few of the things we’ve accomplished in those 500 days:

Sen. Cornyn goes on to list Tax Reform, Reducing Red Tape, Judicial Confirmations, CIA Director and Veterans.

He must have forgotten separating families at the border and DACA.

This is interesting. From the Chron:

Houston ISD trustees are expected to vote Thursday on whether to establish a district holiday in honor of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, two iconic labor activists who helped win greater rights for farm workers across the country.

The holiday would mirror Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, when districts across the region do not attend classes in remembrance of the civil rights leader.

HISD Trustee Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca, who brought forward the resolution to establish the holiday, said the district should recognize Chávez and Huerta for their pioneering work on behalf of Hispanics. About 62 percent of HISD’s roughly 214,000 students are Hispanic.

“We should definitely honor those who have come before us that really fought for freedom and doing what’s right,” Flynn Vilaseca said.

HISD opened César Chávez High School in southeast Houston in 2000.

Chávez and Huerta co-founded influential unions, including the United Farm Workers, that shaped employee relations in the 1960s and 1970s. Both continued to advocate for workers in the following decades, each receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Chávez died in 1993, while Huerta, at age 88, continues to advocate on behalf of low-income residents, Hispanics and women.

Fort Worth ISD enacted a similar holiday in April, when district trustees unanimously supported a resolution honoring Chávez and Huerta. California has enacted a state holiday in remembrance of Chávez, while several other states have established optional or commemorative holidays for Chávez. President Barack Obama declared a Cesar E. Chavez Day in 2014, but Congress has not made it a permanent federal holiday.

If approved, HISD’s holiday for Chávez and Huerta would be on the Monday that falls on or precedes March 31. It would start in 2020, as HISD already has established its 2018-19 academic calendar.

Flynn Vilaseca said she didn’t know whether HISD would add one day to its academic calendar or minutes to the school day to make up for lost instructional time.

You can probably count on some folks chiming in on this initiative.   I wonder if it matters to TEA?

There is a lengthy piece in the Chron today on the #TXCD7 race here: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Culberson-s-response-to-Harvey-under-political-12976009.php.

Hank Aaron has 2,297 career RBIs, Babe Ruth, 2,213, A-Rod, 2,086, Barry Bonds, 1,996, and Lou Gehrig, 1,995 of course.

We have won five in a row. We swept the four in Arlington. We have the day off.

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