By Marc Campos

The Fairness Doctrine

Abe Saavedra, HISD’s soon to be former Superintendent has gotten a lot of Chron coverage the past couple of weeks. Yesterday’s front page story was about how much dough the Superintendent was going to take home over the next year. The story got some local folks all riled up. Commentary doesn’t have a problem with the story. Hey, you get a high profile job so expect some high profile coverage. I just kind of wish the Chron would spread the coverage around so to speak.

Meanwhile, I wonder if the H-Town Municipal Courts will ever be open for business. The computers are still down. The city hopes they will be ready to go tomorrow after a full week of being shutdown – yikes! Holy McAfee!

Today’s Austin American Stateman online edition had a blurb on the H-Town Mayor. Since he’s running, he’s fair game. Here is a part of what was said:“Republican Orlando Sanchez, the Harris County treasurer, once lost to White for mayor. He doesn't discount him but suggests White has gotten a free ride in his hometown.Lately, Sanchez has questioned a lack of promised light-rail construction under White, a failure to add council seats in response to Latino population growth and White's decision not to fill a vacant council seat until a May election. White counters that three rail lines are looming, redistricting will appropriately occur after the 2010 U.S. census, and the departed council member favored filling his vacancy by an election rather than appointment.”

The Houston Area Latino Summit is two days away. An agenda has now been posted. Over 280 Latinos/Latinas and non Latinos/Latinas have registered. The moderators are set. All of the presenters are confirmed. Sponsors are still signing on. Go to www.camposcommunications.com for information on the Houston Area Latino Summit that will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, this Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Champions Pavilion at Minute Maid Park.

Sponsors (To Date)

• Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

• Taxis Fiesta

• Texas Hispanic Peace Officer’s Association

• Houston Astros

• Janiece Longoria (Port Commissioner, Port of Houston Authority and Board of Regents, University of Texas System)

• CDM • Yolanda Navarro Flores, Houston Community College

• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

• Peter Brown, Houston City Council Member

• UA Plumbers Local Union 68

• Compean Funeral Home

Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin would be 200 today and would probably need a little touching up. Some of Darwin’s conclusions have yet to be accepted by some of the far right wing GOPers, meanwhile the GOP has certainly evolved, err de-volved since the days of Abe.

Commentary watched the instant replay of Miguel Tejada’s tearful apology yesterday. You have to give him his due for getting up and facing the media. I’m ready to move on as spring training opens in two days.

February 12, 2009 9:00AM

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