Archive for June 22nd, 2018

We have played 76 games, are 50-26, and have a 3 ½ game lead over the Mariners. How were we looking after 76 games last season?

State Rep. Carol Alvarado had a get together at 8th Wonder Brewery last night and guess who attended? Former H-Town First Lady Elyse Lanier made an appearance. It was good to see her.  She supports Carol for State Senator.

Last night folks were talking about the jacket Melania Trump was wearing on her trip to McAllen. Tone deaf? Intentional? Regardless, totally inappropriate! But then again, we should not be surprised.

The Chron hard copy headline that says it all this morning.

Chaos confronts efforts to reunite migrant families

This my friends, is owned by Trump and the GOP.   Don’t let folks forget!

Take me over, please! That is the message that TEA might be getting from HISD after the recent posting by an HISD Trustee. Check this from the Chron:

Houston ISD Trustee Jolanda Jones publicly aired personal attacks and allegations against fellow school board members in online posts this week, chipping away at the board’s efforts to present a more collegial front in the face of administrative upheaval and potentially major state sanctions this year.

In three Facebook posts, Jones alleged a newly elected trustee called a longtime board member a “thief” and a “crook” with “no moral character,” and she accused a fellow trustee of misleading her during the process of electing a school board president. Jones also claimed five trustees who rejected HISD’s proposed budget last week will be responsible for employees losing their homes — even though board members are expected to pass the budget next week, with no adverse impact on staff members.

The posts, which Jones also linked to on Twitter, come as HISD trustees have sought to foster greater community trust and an improved public image after years of squabbles that have eroded confidence in the school board of Texas’ largest district. The board’s image has taken on greater importance lately given that the Texas Education Agency could replace HISD’s trustees if four of its longest-struggling schools fail to meet state academic standards this year.

And this:

In her first post, Jones claimed the five trustees who voted against the budget proposal will be responsible for HISD shutting down at the end of the month. Her unedited statement read, in part: “When our lowest paid HISD employees lose their homes/apartments & cars & everything else because they can’t afford missing any paychecks, much less A paycheck, it’s their fault!”

And this:

In a second post, which she titled “AS THE BOARD TURNS: Episode 1,” Jones said she would start airing behind-the-scenes board machinations. Jones then wrote that newly elected Trustee Elizabeth Santos told her she would not support electing Trustee Diana Dávila as board president “because she said Diana was a thief/crook/no moral character.” Multiple trustees sought the board presidency but could not garner enough support from colleagues. Skillern-Jones, who was not in line to assume the presidency, ultimately was unanimously elected.

And finally, this:

In a third post, Jones alleged (Trustee Anne) Sung had solicited support for her board president candidacy, then misled Jones about her efforts. She also alleged Sung told her she “didn’t trust Diana either.”

Here is the entire read: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/HISD-Trustee-Jones-blasts-fellow-board-members-on-13015802.php?src=hp_totn.

Here is kind of what has changed. The Chron, the Chron E-Board, others, and even Commentary have had takes on the HISD Board and how it can be dysfunctional at times. We have kind of hinted on which Trustee has been the most problematic, but we have refrained from naming the Trustee for whatever reasons. Not anymore.

Commentary has no idea why Trustee Jones is on this posting path, but it would probably be a good idea if the other eight Trustees put out a statement pushing back. TEA is watching. Failure to respond will probably move TEA one step closer to taking over. Just saying.

After 76 games last season, we were 51-25 with an 11 ½ game lead over the Mariners of course.

The Royals are in for three this weekend.

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