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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Ponderings Potpourri


All hail Friday!  What a week it has been.  We started with the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the Inauguration of our President. The President’s speech was a shout out to all those who helped re-elect him as he touched on emotional topics.  Interestingly, he didn’t speak much about guns but that is […]

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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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Farewell Senator Gallegos

Senator Gallegos and I first met when I was a young Legislative Aide working in Austin for then State Representative Tony Polumbo. I was from Galena Park/ North Shore and he was from nearby Magnolia. Tony was a serious supporter of Fire and Police issues and the Fire Fighters frequently dropped by our office. Senator […]

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The Texas Tribune Festival

Are you familiar with the Texas Tribune? If not, you should be. This online publication, with some of the best journalists in the state, provides in-depth coverage of Texas policy and politics. They also provide extensive databases, such as the one that allows a reader to look up the salary of any State of Texas […]

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Perry Back as Governor

Governor Rick Perry plans to make a major speech in Houston today. He will carry through themes from his Presidential campaign of low taxes and challenging Medicaid. Actually, these are themes of his term as Governor that he carried to the Presidential campaign. Citizens all across Texas are feeling the pain of the last Legislative […]

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