Time to Pay Attention to City Races


The time has come for us to start pondering the upcoming City of Houston races.  The Texas Legislature is wrapping up their work.  Congress will soon slow down for summer and the heat will rise in Houston.  Along with the rising temps will come the rise in political rhetoric. Mayor Parker has officially announced her […]

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State of the City


The Mayor presented her annual State of the City address today.  This was her fourth time to take the stage for this annual event hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership and her experience was evident. Clearly, Mayor Parker was ready for this speech and did one of the best jobs ever with her presentation.  She […]

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Senate 6 Solved

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The voters of Senate 6 have spoken. After a grueling election that spurred extreme negative politics, they came out in greater numbers than anticipated to make their choice. The good news is that more than 18,000 voters cast ballots.  In the first round, only about 15,000 people participated.  While it is not a record turnout, […]

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Senate 6 Run-off Date

There is hope yet that the constituents of Senate District 6 may have some representation in Austin before the end of the Legislative Session.  The Governor FINALLY called the run-off election date for Saturday, March 2. Meanwhile, Garcia and Alvarado have been slugging it out in the East End.  It seems that the broader public […]

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State of the Schools


On Friday, February 1, the Superintendent of HISD provided his annual State of the Schools address to a sold out ballroom at the Hilton Americas.  The multi-media , student infused presentation had the crowd’s full attention. Students from various career-tracked and magnet schools shared their stories of success.   Many students are now able to […]

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Send Money Now

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Welcome to February!  Today is the first official day that candidates and incumbents for City elections can begin raising funds.  Yes, it’s true folks, those letters and invites are already in the mail and filling up the inbox for many of us. This year promises to be an interesting election year.  Rumors are still holding […]

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2013 = Wild Political Ride

Welcome to 2013!  There will be so much to ponder this year that we tremor with excitement just thinking about it all. First up will be the Special Election in Senate District 6.  I don’t know about you but I have seen numerous commercials for Carol Alvarado and Sylvia Garcia throughout the holidays.  We’ll be […]

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Here Come the City Races……….

And, just when you think it is safe, look out for next year. In 2013, the Mayor, City Controller and all members of City Council will be up for election/re-election. HISD will also have several school board races and other area school districts are likely to hold bond elections, especially on the success of the […]

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