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George Harrison 77

George Harrison would be 77 today if her were still around. In 1974, he and Ravi Shankar toured the U.S. and Canada. Care to guess which Texas cities were on the tour? Extra points if you can name the venue.

Commentary made today’s Chron on a story on Bernie and the Latino vote. Here is a part:

A new poll by the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs shows U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has the support of 30 percent of Hispanic voters who are likely to vote Democratic. Former Vice President Joe Biden is next at 19 percent with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 17 percent. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg was the choice of 13 percent and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was at 12 percent. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was at 4 percent.

While Sanders leads, 70 percent of Latino voters are scattered among the other candidates.

“It’s never been like this,” said Marc Campos, a longtime Democratic political strategist in Houston.

Campos said in past primary elections, one candidate seemed to have momentum within the Hispanic community. But this year, he said, as in Texas overall, no one has emerged as a clear favorite.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/How-Democratic-presidential-candidates-are-trying-15081189.php.

Now this is interesting. Check this from the Chron:

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has proposed creating a county-funded legal services program for immigrants.

A resolution Hidalgo submitted for approval at Tuesday’s meeting directs the Community Services Department to “design, administer funds for, and oversee an immigrant legal services program for county residents, subject to final approval by Commissioners Court.”

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hidalgo-proposes-Harris-County-establish-legal-15082319.php.

I wonder if any other counties in Texas offer this service?

Commentary plans to watch the debate this evening. They are going to go after U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on guns, spending and Fidel tonight. Deservedly, might I add.

On November 22, 1974, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar played two shows at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth and two days later, played in H-Town at the Hofheinz Pavilion of course. Commentary attended one of the concerts in Fort Worth.

It is happening. Get used to it. Commentary is talking about the Astros getting roundly booed at games. Oh, well.

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