Commentary watches H-Town City Council meetings on the tube. It is part of what we do around here. Yesterday I was watching council talk about an affordable housing proposal and the discussion turned to schools. H-Town’s Mayor injected the cost of funding public schools into the debate and mentioned that he had just finished reading a book on Texas school finance. He mentioned that he read the book twice – huh? It sounds like he might be getting ready to tackle the mother of all Texas public policy issues someday soon – interesting
This is from my buddy Hector who handles press over in the Harris County clerk’s office:
The following data includes the Hispanic surname vote in the last three presidential elections. The number in parenthesis is the total number of persons that voted in Harris County. That number includes all groups. The smaller number is the number of Hispanic surname voters that voted and the percentage of the vote that Hispanics surnames constituted in that particular election.
2004 - 115,919 (1,088,783) 10.6%
2000 - 81,365 (995,631 8.1%
1996 - 50,950 (871,656) 5.8%
Speaking of, today is Day 3 of Early Voting. You’re all invited to vote for James Rodriguez, candidate for Houston City Council, District I.
The Chron’s Jesus picks Colorado to win the World Serious in 6. Game 1 starts tonight from Fenway. I want to see exciting baseball go 7 games.