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Giant Load Of Cotton—I’m Open To Your Ideas

Above is a picture of the biggest load of cotton ever to leave from Houston.

That is 1.28 million pounds of cotton that was loaded on Houston’s Buffalo Bayou in 1899.

The cotton went down to Galveston Bay and then was transferred onto  a ship bound for Boston. 

Thanks to my out-of-town readers for sticking with me as I’ve made a number of posts on local politics of late. I figure I have the platform so I’d might as well use it.

I’ve got a bunch of ideas for the blog after our Houston city elections are over. And I’m always open to ideas from readers.

I will also take guest posts or pictures that you think are interesting.  

Thanks for reading Texas Liberal.

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 4 Comments

Who Are The Good Democrats Tossed Overboard By John Whitmire, Mario Gallegos & Carol Alvarado In Houston’s Council District G?

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A few days ago I received a political mailing telling me that Democratic Texas State Senators John Whitmire and Mario Gallegos support Oliver Pennington to represent me in Houston’s Council District G. Not only that—Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado supports Mr. Pennington as well.

The thing is that Mr Pennington is a Republican.

The web site of the Harris County Republican Party says Mr. Pennington is a Republican

If you call Mr. Pennington’s campaign office they will tell you the same thing—Mr. Pennington is a Republican.

There are two good Democrats running in District G. Either merits your consideration on Election Day.

They merit your consideration despite the fact they have tossed overboard by some well-known Democrats.

(Above–Palinurus Overboard. From 1535 and painted by Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo. Part of the collection at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati.)

Dexter Handy is a 25 year military veteran and is endorsed by a number of local Democratic groups.

Richard Sedita is a registered nurse case manager who was a delegate for  Hillary Clinton at the 2008 Texas Democratic convention.

If you live in District G, or even if you don’t, please take the time to look at the campaign web homes of both these candidates. They both seem like decent people with lifelong commitments of service to others.

District G is likely to vote Republican for City Council in 2009. Though who can know for sure until the votes are counted?

There will be plenty of time for Mr. Whitmire, Mr. Gallegos and Ms. Alvarado to work with Mr. Pennington if he is elected.

Loyal Democrats like Mr. Handy and Mr. Sedita merit better from Democratic party leaders.

Now is the time for these elected officials to back one of the two good Democrats in this race.

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments