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Second Ward, you are on the clock.

Last night Commentary attended a Second Ward Town Hall Meeting where folks expressed their concerns about changes happening in their community. The G word, gentrification, came up a time or two. One passionate Second Ward resident warned about Second Ward getting ‘forcibly gentrified.”

Second Ward is the latest of H-Town ‘hoods near Downtown where redevelopment is taking place and new folks are moving in. The Chron did a lengthy piece on Second Ward a month or so ago. For the most part, folks that got up to speak last night were of the Latino persuasion.

More and more folks want to live close to Downtown and developers know this. Drive beyond Navigation and Canal and see the changes taking place. Developers are now looking east and north of Downtown.

There were not any solutions offered last night because there really aren’t any other than to try to work with developers. Last night one developer was called out by the passionate resident.

Voting precinct 9 is the Second Ward neighborhood closest to Downtown. All you have to do is check out the voter roster and compare it to 10 years ago to see the change.

Craig Biggio will be inducted next weekend. Everybody knows that Biggio is fifth in all-time career doubles with 668 two baggers. How many times did he lead the NL in doubles in a season?

We put this out yesterday.

KARLA CISNEROS RAISES $30,000 IN JUST 45 DAYS

The January 1st – June 30th Campaign Finance Reports that all candidates must file, are now publicly available on the City of Houston’s website. The Karla Cisneros Campaign is pleased to announce that we have raised over $30,000 in cash donations in just 45 days.

“I am grateful for the generous financial support I have received over the last month and a half,” said Karla Cisneros. “I formally announced my race for City Council District H on May 31, two days after completion of the school year. It’s exciting to see our campaign grow on a daily basis, as voters across District H continue to offer their support and encouragement. At this rate, I am confident that we are on the road to raise the funds to wage a successful and winning campaign. ”

Help Karla make a difference on City Council! Join the campaign team by signing up as a volunteer, hosting a house party, or making a donation at
http://www.karlacisneros.com.

Biggio led the NL in doubles in 1994 (44), 1998 (51), and 1999 (56) of course.

We get back at it tonight with three this weekend against the Rangers and a half game behind the Angels. We definitely need better offensive production from Carter and Valbuena. Play ball!

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I think it was pretty clear last night that Bill King got the most buzz at the Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture at the Asia Society Texas Center. Our team on the scene got positive feedback from folks during and afterwards on Bill’s handling of the issues. A lot of the folks that provided feedback have not committed in the race. Well done!

Here is what Rebecca Elliott tweeted during the forum:

First applause of the evening after @BillKingForHou says he’d ask city council to repeal the cap on city arts funding right away #houvote

Applause is good. Of course, applause and buzz are different. Bill got both.

The candidates were asked to name their favorite artist. Some responded by promoting local artists.

Bill said Van Gogh. Ben Hall said Dali and Escher. Good choices. BTW: The forum was SRO.

Tonight we have the SPARC Growth Houston – Mayoral Candidate Economic Development Forum at UH at 6 pm.

‘Stros pitchers have tossed three complete games this season – second best in MLB. Name the team with five complete games?

The Uptown folks got chewed out today by the Chron E-Board on how they are going about their planned BRT system on Post Oak Blvd. Here is a line from the chewing out:

Now that evidence has come to light concerning conflicts of interest, it is time to bring this runaway bus to a screeching halt.

They probably deserve the chewing out.

Here is the entire chew out: http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Important-questions-remain-unanswered-for-Metro-s-6305358.php.

The Karla Cisneros Campaign put this out yesterday:

Former Houston City Council Member and former State Representative Melissa Noriega endorsed Karla Cisneros for Houston City Council, District H. “Karla is a competent, compassionate public servant and a remarkable community leader, mother, and friend. It is my privilege to support her campaign for City Council District H,” announced Noriega.

“It is an honor to have the support of Council Member Melissa Noriega. Melissa is one of the most trusted, respected, and admired public servants in our great city. Her knowledge of city government and the issues and challenges facing Houston will be a valuable resource to me and our campaign. Melissa’s support will go a long way toward a campaign victory in November,” said Karla Cisneros.

Jays pitchers of course have tossed five complete games.

After the forum last night I went to The Yard. I got there at about the fourth inning and had a couple of Dollar Dogs and saw a Chris Carter dinger and a Springer Dinger. It can’t get much better than that and our lead is up to six games.

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