Sunday, April 7, 2013


BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION RACE CAUSES DOUBLE TAKE

I have two interesting observations from the article which caused me to do a double take.

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I have an all day schedule on Monday and really do not have time to blog beyond what I am preparing now.

IS DEBBIE PORTILLO RUNNING FROM TONY MARTINEZ AND ROSE GOWEN?

"Portillo, who owns and operates Portillo Chic in Sunrise Mall, said she understands the health risks, but said she can relate to business owners who feel they’re being restricted.


“Some of these bars have been around for a very long time,” she said. “Perhaps (the ban) wasn’t fully thought out. There could have been a better way to allow for both parties to be happy.”

Is this truly her opinion or is she just pretending to  distance herself from Tony Martinez and Rose Gowen?

On the plastic bag ban Portillo realigns herself with Martinez and Gowen.

IS DAVID BELLEPERCHE REALLY A REPUBLICAN?

If you are following the national debate in the Republican Party, younger Republicans appear to be moving left.  This is what makes David's comment so interesting as a Republican.

"Belleperche, a criminal justice major at the University of Texas at Brownsville, supports the ban. However, he said during a candidate forum that he’d like the city to use discretion with smaller bars where the majority of their clientele smokes"

This movement among young Republicans could make 2016 very interesting.  It is something I will be following nationally and locally through 2016.

On the plastic ban issue Belleperche goes more old guard Republican.

HEMP

If Texas would just get on board with Hemp, here in the LRGV we can be the paper bag  capital of the US - jobs - jobs - jobs.

I am willing to bet if the 2013 Hemp Act in Congress passes, which currently has the support of Republicans and Democrats, Governor Perry will seek to pass a law overruling Congress so as to continue banning the growing of Hemp in Texas.

Remember Hemp uses 50% less water than cotton. Is this not the natural solution to our water shortage.  With robotics manufacturing the LRGV can become the capital of hemp harvesting and manufacturing. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Hemp is something positive and is getting support. With the drought in mind, does it take a lot of water to grow and maintain in the ag field?