Archive for December 9th, 2020


The Rodeo announced yesterday that they are pushing back next year’s Rodeo to May 4. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said we will see.  The medical experts say that we will probably not be out of the woods by then.  Judge Hidalgo will be listening to the medical experts.  Not the Rodeo experts.  Not the GOP experts.

Let’s not forget.  The Rodeo operates in a Harris County owned facility.  Commentary won’t be surprised if the Rodeo folks try to pull and end around and go to clowns like Gov. Greg Abbott to issue orders to supersede Judge Hidalgo. Abbott has made it clear that our health isn’t his concern.  Selling fried Twinkies is.

Here are the folks who will take a “deep dive” into what went wrong for the Texas Democratic Party’s efforts this past November:

  • Chris Hollins, state party vice chair for finance and former Harris County clerk (co-chair)
  • Jen Ramos, SDEC member (co-chair)
  • Kolby Duhon, SDEC member
  • Sharon Berry, SDEC member, Black Caucus, and Houston County party chair
  • Kenneth Bell, SDEC member
  • M. Emad Salem, SDEC member
  • Libby Willis, SDEC member
  • Rosemarie DeHoyos, SDEC member
  • Allan Jamail, SDEC member
  • Cynthia Gutierrez, SDEC member and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District trustee
  • Shay Wyrick-Cathey, SDEC member
  • State Sen. Carol Alvarado of Houston, SDEC member and chair of Senate Democratic Caucus
  • State Rep. Celia Israel of Austin, chair of House Democratic Campaign Committee
  • State Rep. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie, chair of House Democratic Caucus
  • State Rep. Senfronia Thompson of Houston, SDEC member and Democratic National Committee member
  • Sri Preston Kulkarni, 2018 and 2020 nominee for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District
  • Shirley Layton, SDEC member
  • Alana Pollard, Dickens County party chair
  • Carla Brailey, state party vice chair
  • Brandy Chambers, 2018 and 2020 nominee for Texas House District 112
  • Chrysta Castañeda, 2020 nominee for railroad commissioner
  • A congressional member voted on by the Texas delegation
  • A second congressional member voted on by the Texas delegation

#BetoForTexas is not on the list.

Commentary is inclined to side with those who say AG Ken Paxton’s move yesterday was actually an audition for a pardon.

Nothing to report from The Yard.

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