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Archive for October 6th, 2021

Sorry for the delay again. Yep, you guessed it. I had to take my Dad to his new cardiologist – in Baytown.

I know most folks don’t give a rat’s arse about HISD trustee races. I have let folks know who I am working for in my HISD Trustee District 1 race – Janette Garza Lindner.  I live in District 1.  As expected, a PAC was created to help certain HISD candidates. Not my candidate.   

I mentioned four years ago in 2017 the American Federation of Teachers and AFSCME spent around $275,000 on HISD races.  This year a new PAC was filed with the Texas Ethics Commission – Patriot Majority Texas.  A GOP sounding name of sorts. The PAC was filed nearly a month ago.  They filed their first report yesterday with only one contribution – $150,000 from the American Federation of Teachers.   

You got it. The national teacher’s union is involved in our local school board races. You have to wonder why the national teacher’s union wants to dump $150,000 into our local trustee races. It is kind of obscene if you ask Commentary. Digest this at your pleasure. 

The Harris County DA’s office is investigating the mess over at H-Town City Hall.  Here is from the Chron: 

The Harris County District Attorney’s office is investigating the deal at the center of allegations that Mayor Sylvester Turner steered affordable housing money to a certain developer, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation. 

The sources confirmed the district attorney’s office requested information relating to the deal, which former Housing Director Tom McCasland said the mayor chose to benefit the project’s developers at the expense of four higher-scoring deals that would have created 274 more affordable homes. 

Oh well. 

From the Who Gives a Rat’s Arse Department: Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa put a statement out on Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Collier saying he is a good guy. I guess Hinojosa has a problem with the other candidate, Matthew Dowd. Big fu_king deal what Hinojosa thinks.

Also, from the Who Gives a Rat’s Arse Department: Andrew Yang quit the Democratic Party. 

The Yankees are out of the MLB playoffs.  We don’t have to put up with whining Yankee fans this month. 

San Luis and the Dodgers play this evening. 

We get going tomorrow afternoon at The Yard.

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