My friend Frank Alvarado passed away late Wednesday evening. He was Carol’s dad and a real super person. I’ll have more to say about Frank on Monday.
Funeral Arrangements for Frank Alvarado, Sr.:Rosary is this Sunday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Compean Funeral Home, 2102 Broadway (@ Brumbley). The Funeral is Monday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral. The burial following the funeral is at Forest Park Cemetery (Lawndale @ Brays Bayou). A Reception following the burial is at the Communication Workers of America (CWA) Union Hall, 1730 Jefferson.
Last month, H-Town Council Member James Rodriguez brought up the issue of adding two new district council seats. Commentary said at the time that there would be a debate on this. Yesterday, Vidal Martinez and former Council Member Carroll Robinson filed a lawsuit on the issue. Check out today’s Chron story. This keeps getting interesting.
Over 300 Latinos/Latinas and non Latinos/Latinas are expected at tomorrow’s Houston Area Latino Summit. An agenda has now been posted. Over 280 have registered. The moderators are set. All of the presenters are confirmed. Go to www.camposcommunications.com for information on the Houston Area Latino Summit that will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, tomorrow, Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Champions Pavilion at Minute Maid Park.
• 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
• McKinney and McKinney
The ones that have come out and admitted it, and are proven guilty, [their numbers] should not count. I've been cheated out of the game. This is my ninth year, and I've done nothing to enhance my performance, other than work my butt off to get guys out. These guys [who took PEDs] have all the talent in the world. All-Star talent and they put times two on it. I'm going out there with the ability God gave me. They have that ability, too, and they're putting something on top of it. The few times we played them(Yankees), when he (A-Roid) got hits, it could have cost me a game. It could have cost me money in my contract. He cheated me out of the game and I take it personally, because I've never done [PEDs], haven't done it, and they're cheating me out of the game."
Spring trainings starts tomorrow.