Archive for November 22nd, 2018


On this day, in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. It is a day and weekend I will never forget. We heard about it on an early Friday afternoon at DeZavala Elementary School by our teacher, Mr. Hawkins. The weekend was spent in front of the old black and white TV watching the coverage. I remember being blown out of my wits when we watched Jack Ruby take out Lee Harvey Oswald.   I remember John F. Kennedy, Jr. saluting his father. I remember schools not being open that Monday because it was declared a national day of mourning. It was certainly a weekend that changed America forever.

It took me a long time to forgive Dallas. I don’t think I am the only one who felt that way.

To other matters.

State Rep. Carol Alvarado was endorsed yesterday by Planned Parenthood Texas Votes in the #TXSD6Special. Good!

Early Voting in Person begins in four days.

Harris County Judge-Elect Lina Hidalgo put out a good take yesterday and here it is:

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind, but also an inspiration.

Running for office is hard. You work a lot of long days and late nights. By my tally, I’ve eaten more meals in my car than at home the past few months. But everywhere I went during the campaign, and everywhere I’ve been over the past few weeks as we’ve prepared to govern, you’ve been there with support, encouragement, and so much passion for the betterment of our community.  

I’m grateful that we have the opportunity to reflect and be thankful for all that we have. From my family to yours, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

For those interested in college baseball, next year’s (March 1-3) College Classic at The Yard features UH, Rice, A&M, Baylor, TCU, and Texas State. Nice, if you like it.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe!

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