Thoughts on the Maps
Kuff has his thoughts here, but I think he hit it on the head with this:
Before I get too into this, the invaluable Texas Redistricting reminds us that the parties in the lawsuit will be able to make objections and comments to the proposed maps today at noon. Meaning, there may yet be some tweaks to come.
We Need Voters
And looks like an effort by CM James Rodriguez and Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project is set for lift-off with a forum held earlier this week. There’s no doubt that we need more voters to, basically, increase the base, and every little bit helps. Let’s get new voters registered, those that have moved apartment to apartment out of the suspense files, etc. I doubt this will be the only game in town, especially the GOTV part of it. But 2012 is an important year in so many ways. So, let’s keep our eyes on the prize.
Bobcats Say Adios to the FCS
It’s the reason Southwest Texas State University became “Texas State.” It’s the reason TXST is spending $32,000,000 to expand Bobcat Stadium to 30,000 seats. And…OK, I forget the third reason. But the Bobcats finish up what was a non-conference season against Sam Houston, closing another chapter on Bobcat Football and starting a new one in the FBS – Western Athletic Conference.
2012 is going to be one tough season for the ‘Cats as they play Texas Tech, Houston, Wyoming, and other big, established big football programs. But the new stadium sure will be nice. I just hope that with looming budget cuts in 2012 we don’t have to add duties to professors, like mowing the grass, cleaning the seats after a game, etc. (Snark)
KUDOS to NUESTRA PALABRA’S LIANA LOPEZ
One of my favorite programs on KPFT is Nuestra Palabra, and my good friend Liana Lopez is the producer for that program. Well, Liana also produced the recent Pacifica Women’s Day national radio segment on Immigration and Women’s Rights, which includes:
Interviews with iconic immigrant’s rights activists Maria Jimenez and Houston resident Aurelia Suchlit detained for more than two months TWICE in ICE facilities due to mistakes in bureaucratic paperwork.
So, give it a listen at this link. Congrats to Liana!