houston recycling contest 2013

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that I’m a big fan of recycling.   At least two or three times, we have published about Houston’s limited recycling program with the “accepts all, big trash can”.  I have written of my envy for those neighborhoods that have them and screamed […]

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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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No Clarity in Senate 6


On Saturday, voters cast their ballots for a new Senator in District 6.  The heavily Latino district had an abysmally low turnout and provided little clarity for weary observers and constituents who lack representation. There were 8 candidates that filed for the position and the Saturday election just allowed the two front-runners to confirm their […]

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Football Mania


O.K.  I admit it.  I’m totally wrapped up in football mania.  Go Houston Texans!  I always love an underdog too and clearly, our beloved Texans are being considered such in Sunday’s playoff game against the New England Patriots. Why does it mean so much to us?  Why does it mean so much to Houston?  Take […]

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A Historic Moment

On January 8, 2013, the Houston City Council and the Harris County Commissioners Court met together to name Janiece Longoria Chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. The Port has always been known as a bastion of of the “good ole’ boy” network in the region.  In fairness, the businesses that dominate the Port […]

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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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Harris County is Bi-Partisan

Harris County voters displayed their prowess at selecting leaders and assessing issues on Tuesday. First off, everyone should stand and shout that the percentage turnout was 61.84%. The push to encourage people to participate was clearly successful. This is an extraordinarily high voter turnout and we should be proud. The county is an evenly split […]

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