Archive for January 15th, 2019

Port Divide

The Chron E-Board has a take today on MLK Day parades. There is a story on pay to play at H-Town City Hall. There is the Port Chair business. Commentary is still a little steamed that I had to bring my green bin in because folks in charge can’t handle business.

Remember when these things used to be worked out ahead of time. Commentary is talking about figuring out who will be the next Chair of the Port Commission. Check this from the Chron:

City and county officials gathered Monday to appoint a new Port of Houston Authority chairman, but they couldn’t come to a consensus.

The Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court held a joint meeting, but it was filled with confusion over procedure and arguments over the way votes should be taken. It was ultimately narrowed to two candidates: Ric Campo, chairman and CEO of Camden Property Trust, and Clyde Fitzgerald, a Port Commissioner and president emeritus of the International Longshoremen’s Association South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District.

Neither had the majority of votes, so the two boards will meet again Thursday at 2 p.m. If they remain deadlocked, the governor would select a chair.

“This is such an important decision,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said. “We’re so close to a decision. We ought to reach it.”

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/economy/article/Divide-on-port-candidates-leads-to-vote-delay-13533658.php.

I don’t know much about the background on this, so I won’t make a comment.

I saw this tweet yesterday:

Zach Despart‏@zachdespart 6h6 hours ago

I imagine likely #Houston mayoral candidate @BillKingHouston will announce some sort of ban on corporate campaign donations. But man, nothing says Man Of The People like doing it at a place that serves $150 caviar.

So, I had to retweet this:

Marc Campos‏@MarcCommentary 6m6 minutes ago


Marc Campos Retweeted Zach Despart

News Flash! We have a ban on corporate campaign donations.

Commentary is kind of not surprised that this reporter didn’t know about contributions, tsk, tsk, tsk.

On the first day of Early Voting in Person in the #TXHD145SpecialElection we had this:

HCC 63

Ripley 26

Scarsdale 24

Downtown 6

Moody 1

Mail Ballots 0

Total 120

Mel Stottlemyre who pitched for the Yankees is no longer with us. He had 164 career pitching wins and 40 were shutouts.

I got contacted by my new Account Executive from the team yesterday.


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