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Sit Down

The thing about H-Town that Commentary thinks highly of, is the Looney Tunes aren’t that dominant a force.  Concrete Cowboy is backing down and not hosting their “Masks Off Party.”  They would have been the pariah of Washington Avenue.  Now they kind of bought them some goodwill time. 

Don’t get me wrong.  We got us more than our share of knuckleheads, but they are way outnumbered.

The HISD Interim Superintendent is leaving after the current school year. It didn’t look like she would ever get the support to be the permanent Superintendent.  Here is this from the Chron:

(HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita) Lathan only received support from the board’s three Black trustees when they voted in November on whether to retain her long-term. Many school administrators voiced support for Lathan’s candidacy, while the Houston Federation of Teachers backed giving her a one-year contract.

“I almost don’t blame her (for leaving), because to be here so long as an interim, it was really just a slap in the face,” said HFT President Jackie Anderson, who leads the district’s largest employees union. “Some of the things that happened to her publicly, I would have picked up my purse and walked out.”

The HFT President needs to sit down.  The HFT and AFT put in a ton of money into trustee races the past couple of elections.  Their trustee candidates won because of HFT and AFT campaign funds.  Trustees they supported said nope to Lathan.  Did I say sit down?

When it is all said and done, the soon to be former interim needed five Trustee votes to get the interim removed and couldn’t get them.  That is what it is all about. Ballgame. Sit down.

Here is the entire Chron article: Grenita Lathan to leave Houston ISD, ending three-year run as interim superintendent (houstonchronicle.com).

Dallas Keuchel was 15-0 at The Yard in 2015, the year he won the AL Cy Young Award.  He was the first pitcher in MLB history to win at least 15 at their home field and also be undefeated at home.  Now you know.

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