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From the Chron:

Eight candidates filed by Thursday’s 5 p.m. deadline for the Jan. 29 special election to fill the Texas House seat vacated by Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston. Early voting begins Jan. 14, a little more than a month after Alvarado won an open spot in the upper chamber.

The field consists of six Democrats — Elias De La Garza, Oscar Del Toro, Ruben Gonsalez, Christina Morales, Alfred Moreno and Melissa Noriega — Libertarian Clayton Hunt and Republican Martha Fierro, the third-place finisher in last month’s race for Senate District 6, which overlaps with part of Alvarado’s old House district.

Here is the entire article: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Crowded-field-to-vie-for-Alvarado-s-former-13507232.php.

Commentary is helping Christina Morales. If you want continued strong Democratic Latina leadership from HD 145. Christina is the one. If you don’t. you don’t.

HISD has 283 schools and 4 are chronic low performers and TEA is thinking about taking over our school board and replacing with a Board of Managers. Got it?

Here is the Chron article on Gov. Greg Abbott’s tweet on HISD yesterday: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/Gov-Abbott-Houston-ISD-leadership-is-a-13506512.php?src=hp_totn.

This really doesn’t surprise Commentary – from the Chron:

New Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has announced that she will refuse political donations from county contractors, a stark departure from the past in which firms seeking business from the county showered Commissioners Court candidates and incumbents with cash.

“I’m looking at transparency at everything we do,” Hidalgo said, adding she does not want her administration to have “even the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

Here is the article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hidalgo-to-refuse-donations-from-Harris-County-13507218.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social.

Then this tweet:

Lisa Falkenberg‏Verified account@ChronFalkenberg 13m13 minutes ago

 

#Leadership from Harris County’s new county judge, @Lina4HC. Commissioners should follow her lead. Lina Hidalgo to refuse donations from Harris County contractors

Next news cycle, please.

Commentary will get back to Astros and MLB and The Yard next week.

 

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