Cinco De Mayo
Democracy is under attack in Harris County. Not by a foreign power. The traitorous Texas GOP is attempting to undermine our democratic institutions here in Harris County. I am glad the Chron is covering this assault. See this from the Chron:
Since Democrats won political control of Harris County in 2018, the GOP-controlled Texas Legislature has trained its crosshairs on the state’s largest county, cracking down on elections, bail and other policies adopted by the new leadership.
This year, Republican lawmakers have ramped up their effort to rein in County Judge Lina Hidalgo and other county leaders, proposing numerous bills that would apply only to Harris County or that respond directly to something that happened there.
Here is the entire read: Texas Legislature bills target Harris County in four areas. Here’s how (houstonchronicle.com).
This is also in the Chron today:
The Houston Independent School District board met Thursday to discuss potential cuts to the district’s $2.2 billion budget as it faces a growing a growing deficit and a looming takeover by the Texas Education Agency.
I wonder how many more times they will meet before the takeover. Oh, well.
Last year I posted on Cinco de Mayo a photo of Commentary next to the Astros sombrero at Irma’s Southwest. Why not this year post a can of Dos Equis or Tecate or Modelo. How about a plate of nachos or fajitas or enchiladas. How about a layout of Siete Food products. A bottle of Mexican Coca Cola. A pinata, the Mexican flag, my poster of Emiliano Zapata, or a family photo.
A photo of Eva Longoria, Edward James Olmos, Danny Trejo, Salma Hayek, or Michael Peña.
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. Why not? Carter is Mexican-American and her iconic TV role is still remembered and celebrated.
She has embraced her heritage and has talked about her upbringing.
Here is what she posted last year:
I am so proud to be receiving the 2022 Sor Juana Legacy Award from the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. My Mexican grandmother stressed the importance of passing down our culture and heritage through the generations, and it’s an honor to keep that dream alive.
Her being Wonder Woman is a big deal to Commentary. It was si se puede moment in Commentary’s book.
Today is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It is to recognize the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and French troops.
LULAC District 8 will host the Cinco de Mayo Parade tomorrow in Downtown H-Town near The Yard.
This is from the Chron:
As the Cinco de Mayo parade returns to Houston after three years, take part in the festivities and music. Houston’s LULAC District 8 chapter is hosting the city’s Cinco de Mayo parade, with Mayor Sylvester Turner and Astros legend José Cruz serving as Grand Marshals. The parade will start at Texas Street at Hamilton.
On Sunday, Tacos Over Texas in Segundo Barrio, also from the Chron:
Over a dozen restaurants and food trucks will participate in a taco appreciation day and competition to benefit the Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund in honor of Mama Ninfa Laurenzo. Admission is free; individual vendors will sell tacos at their own pricing. The event also will include beverages for purchase, mariachis, music and folklorico dancers. VIP tables priced at $250 also are available.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, May 7.
I am planning on attending the parade and the taco deal.
Enjoy today and have a nice Cinco de Mayo weekend.