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Archive for October 25th, 2021

Vote Early

It had to happen sooner or later.  All my trips to Baytown the past few years and I finally forgot to take my laptop.  I thought I had it and then when I pulled into a McDonald’s in Baytown to get my Dad some coffee, I noticed.  Oh, well. 

Here is from a Chron story today on the HISD District 1 race that I am working on:  

District 1 

Incumbent Trustee Elizabeth Santos, a former teacher, said she wants to expand the opportunities students have in wealthy areas to the rest of the city, and to ensure students, parents and educators’ perspectives are considered in decision-making to strengthen communities. 

Matias Kopinsky, a 25-year-old petroleum engineer at Chevron who attended HISD schools, said he wants to provide every student in the district the opportunity to learn, grow and play as they work toward becoming active members of society. The Texas Education Agency’s attempt to takeover the district, in part, prompted him to run, he said. 

“HISD has been in the news for scandal after scandal,” he said, “and I want to see it in the news for achievements.” 

Janette Garza Lindner, a management consultant whose two kids attend HISD elementary schools, said she is running because she wants to address disparities between schools and student outcomes across the district. All kids should have access to a high-quality education, she said. 

While she had not considered running for office, she attributed the decision to a combination of seeing students’ needs and encouragement from others. 

“I decided that it was time to do something a little scary,” she said. 

District 1 stretches from the Heights to northwest and north Houston. 

Scary? You can say that again. 

We still have a week of Early Voting in Person.   

The Astros are the best team in MLB – period.  We are also the most hated team in the USA.  We are the most respected, but folks won’t admit it. I really didn’t care who we faced. Now we got to hear that racist chop thing. I guess The ATL fans don’t care if folks like Commentary think that is racist sh_t. 

For the H! 

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Delay of Game

I came to Baytown today and realized I forgot my laptop. I won’t be able to post anything until this evening. Sorry.

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