By Marc Campos

The Cavalry to the Rescue? Worth It?

H-Town’s Mayor penned an op-ed in yesterday’s Chron urging voters to support the HISD bonds. What took the cavalry so long to get here? It is not as if they had had to ride across the Great Plains to save the day. We’ve all watched for weeks as HISDNation has circled its wagons. Heck, Early Voting began two weeks ago and ended this past Friday. HISD probably wished that the cavalry had arrived before Early Voting started. The H-Town Mayor’s lecture, errr op-ed, also hinted at a City Hall takeover of HISD – but more on this after Election Day.

Speaking of, yesterday’s Chron columnist had a take on the ad agency that has been trying to make “Houston, It’s Worth It” the H-Town slogan. In case you haven’t noticed, H-Town’s Mayor says it in his campaign ads. I personally don’t care for it. I’d rather go with “H-Town, Si Se Puede” if you ask me but nobody ever asks me. If the Chron and The Mayor want to go with the “Worth It” thing, then put it on the City letterhead, paint it on the garbage trucks, pass a City Council resolution, put it on the METRO buses, stick a bumper sticker in our water bills, put it on parking tickets, have the newspaper vendors wear “Worth It” T-shirts, put it on the Chron’s front page under the date – if you think it’s worth it.

Yesterday’s Chron recap on tomorrow’s election included a mention of James Rodriguez, candidate for Houston City Council, District I. It is by far one of the most interesting races this year.

Art Garfunkel is 66 years young today. I wonder if he is feeling groovy.

Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits is 60. I wonder if he still thinks Mrs. Brown has a lovely daughter.

No word yet on free agent action on the part of the ‘Stros. It looks like the new GM is trying though.

Speaking of The Yard, James Rodriguez’ big signs at The Yard are still up – whew!

67 years ago today, FDR beat Wendell Wilkie.

39 years ago today, Nixon beat Humphrey.

Every vote counts, so go vote manana – por favor!

November 5, 2007 9:00AM

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