By Marc Campos

The Selling Of H-Town’s Downtown

H-Town’s Mayor is promoting a private downtown residential development. See today’s Chron article. Hey, Commentary doesn’t have a problem with what the Mayor is doing even if it is highly unusual. I just don’t want him to be standing in front of the high rise under one of those big inflatable gorillas jumping up and down with wads of dinero in his hands shouting something like “saves – you – money!” Of course, if the toilets start backing up, the pipes leak, the wallpaper cracks, or the windows don’t hold up during the next hurricane, then the Mayor will have some ‘splaining to do. I wonder if the Mayor is going to be available on weekends to give tours of these Downtown digs to potential buyers.

Commentary also doesn’t have a problem with the Mayor sticking his mug in between MLKJr. and The President in the ad that ran in The Defender last week that nobody wants to own these days – as long as the Mayor works to keep hope alive by moving quickly to add two H-Town Council districts.

Speaking of, Channel 11, the local CBS affiliate, ran a story yesterday on adding two more H-Town City Council District seats. H-Town Council Member James Rodriguez was interviewed. This issue keeps getting run just like I predicted.

The Houston Area Latino Summit is still taking shape. A tentative agenda has now been posted. Latinos/Latinas are registering. The moderators are set. Just about all the presenters are confirmed. Sponsors are 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, Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Champions Pavilion at Minute Maid Park.

My good friend Cin was at last week’s inaugural. She was doing takes on Chron.com from the inaugural that were real good. She brought me back a cool President Obama T-shirt and cap that I will proudly wear.

Diamond and Dinger have moved in and are now hanging around Commentary.

Commentary got the list of what is being handed out at The Yard this season. Roy O, Big Puma, Numero 45, Miggy, and Green Valley bobbleheads, grilling aprons, Little Puma and Numero 45 Webkinz , a replica train, Milo Way street signs, schedule magnets, umbrellas, jerseys, T-Shirts, caps, workout towels, tote bags, calendars, backpacks, gym bags, and stuff commemorating the 10th Year of The Yard.

January 27, 2009 9:00AM

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