By the most conservative blogger in Ft Bend-The filing deadline for the primaries showed that republicans understand how the process should work, as several filed to challenge office holders, i.e.:
“U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, has filed to run against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the March GOP primary, joining at least eight other hopefuls vying for the senior senator’s seat, according to a spokesman with the Republican Party of Texas.”
read more http://www.texastribune.org/2013/12/09/stockman-files-run-against-cornyn/
Democrats under the guidance of FBC Democrat Chair Bankston’s leadership wouldn’t allow any challengers to any elected democrat office holder. Are democrats practicing voter suppression by not letting candidates challenge their elected office holders? Shouldn’t office holders be challenged, especially if they have problems i. e. HD-27 Rep Ron Reynolds?
By limiting the voter’s choices, they can only vote for another candidate by crossing party lines. Isn’t this a form of voter suppression as voters may not turn out? Aren’t democrats supposedly pro-choice and against voter suppression? Where are the democrat challengers?
By the most conservative blogger in Ft Bend-Now that all the problems are fixed in FBISD it is time to fix Missouri City or so some think:
As we move into the election season I would like to take this opportunity to point something out that is very relevant to Missouri City Voters. FBISD has had significant problems for the last couple of years and most of the problems started at the top with the Superintendent and the Board. Just over 18 months ago FBISD voters decided to elect three brand new trustees instead of reelecting incumbents. This change in the board makeup has dramatically effected the entire district. First the Superintendent was let go, then top administrators that were aligned with the Superintendent decided they would leave on their own. Now the whole dynamics in FBISD have changed for the better. FBISD had grown stale and was not living up to its reputation just as Missouri City is doing right now. It is not that the leaders of FBISD were bad people it is that they were moving in a different direction than what the stakeholders in the district wanted. This is the exact same thing that is happening in Missouri City, city leadership is going one way and the community is going another way. If we want to experience the same type of dramatic change and growth that is occurring in FBISD we must make the same decision to vote out the leaders that are currently their and bring in new leaders with fresh ideas and better experiences than the leaders that we currently have. I do not want to see Missouri City become a community of apartments and industrial businesses, neither of these are good for a suburban community. I want to see Missouri City transform from a bedroom community to powerhouse business community. Where residents work, play and live in our City, Missouri City. This will not happen with the current city council but it can happen if you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone and elect new members to the city council, elect a new Mayor and hire new city leadership that is prepared to lead Missouri City into a bright future as a community with strong white collar businesses, strong retail shopping and amenities to keep our residents entertained.
There is beyond a shadow of doubt that FBISD still has problems, but have they made a difference? The jury is still out, but at least Allfrey and his group have stopped complaining.
So can we draw the conclusion, if the voters let them have their way they will stop complaining?
Better yet can Allfrey save us from ourselves?
By the most conservative blogger in Fort Bend-Elections should be our term limits. Hold the officer holder accountable and vote accordingly. Houston Mayor Annise Parker is a prime example of the fault of term limits:
“Mayor Annise Parker recently won reelection in Houston and she will be term limited out after this term. There are probably not any offices that she would have a chance of winning. She can’t challenge Sheila Jackson Lee and has no shot at statewide office. This is probably her final stint as an elected official for the near future. So, her first action after winning reelection was to issue a directive that requires health and life benefits to all legally married same sex couples employed by the City of Houston. She did not go through city council or offer an executive order, but simply mandated it through bureaucrats in charge of handling benefits for the city. She couldn’t do this in her first or second terms because of reelection concerns, but there are no such concerns during her third and final term.
Article 1, Section 32 of the Texas state Constitution reads: “Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.” And the City of Houston charter reads, “Except as required by state or federal law, the City of Houston shall not provide employment benefits, including health care, to persons other than employees, their legal spouses and dependent children.” Mayor Parker violated state and city law in the pursuit of her ideological ambitions. This is not to enter into a discussion of same sex marriage, but rather, to point out that the mayor violated state and city law because she could; and the reason she could is because of term limits. -”
See more at: http://texasgopvote.com/issues/stop-big-government/term-limits-limit-accountability-006141#sthash.H9H2M8LX.dpuf
How do voters hold Mayor Parker accountable, only by making sure she never holds another public office.
There are simply too many politicians willing to push their radical agenda when being term limited. One of the biggest drawbacks of term limits is when politicians vote in debt that will be around long after they are out of office.
Being disrespectful and constant complaining serves no useful purpose and usually gets tuned out by the politicians. It also can distract from the real issues.
Instead of term limits voters must hold elected officials accountable. The voters do that by being informed, being a voice of reason, communicate respectfully with officials and serving on committees. Get involved and be informed.
By FBCStaff- The bridge linking Sienna Planation and Riverstone is open.
“Fort Bend’s two premier master-planned communities, Sienna Plantation and Riverstone, separated by a waterway since their inception, is open as work crews completed a bridge over the Flat Bank Creek Diversion Channel.
The bridge connects Sienna Springs Road in Sienna Plantation to LJ Parkway in Riverstone, thereby creating a ‘back door’ to both communities and an alternative to Highway 6.”
It always comes down to leadership.
Friday, December 6
Civic Center Complex
Celebrate the 30th Annual Snowfest Festival at Missouri City’s own Civic Center Complex. The festivities will include a tree lighting ceremony, fireworks, snow hill, orbinauts, moonwalks, a rock wall, Santa, video games and more!
more information: http://www.missouricitytx.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=502&month=12&year=2013&day=6&calType=0
Saturday, December 7
The Saturday morning following the festival, Cartwright Road will host the Snowfest Parade. The parade will begin at the Public Safety Headquarters located on the corner of Cartwright Road and Murphy Road. The two mile long procession will feature horses, floats decorated in holiday themes and various organizations on foot. Be advised that Cartwright Road will be closed at 8:00 am and will reopen at approximately 11:00 am
more information: http://www.missouricitytx.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=503&month=12&year=2013&day=7&calType=0
A good video by the Ft Bend Chamber about Ft Bend Cities, it will make you proud you live here:
Missouri City is one of the top ranked cities to live in the US. It didn’t happen because of complaining, it happened because of vision and leadership. It always comes down to leadership.
Great job mayor, council and staff.
By the most conservative blogger in Ft Bend-MCPD Chief Joel Fitzgerald retires before taking a new position in Allentown, Pa. Chief Fitzgerald was honored by Us Rep Green, Tx Rep Reynolds, Tx Sen Ellis and Mayor and Council and many others for his outstanding work the last 4.5 years in Missouri City. Chief Fitzgerald shared kind words and memories with a large group who came to see him off and wish him well in his future endeavors.
Asst Chief Mike Berezin will be interim chief as the search for a new chief begins.
Both Missouri City and the Leisure Corporation received a clean audit garnering the highest rating a government agency can receive. The city continues to move forward with this latest accolade under the steady hand of the mayor, council, City Manager Ed Broussard and Finance Director Wes Vela.
Congrats to all at Missouri City on receiving this accolade, for a job Well done.
FBCStaff-If you had too much turkey, want some exercise or to have some fun, the First Annual “Show Me City Ride of Pride” is December 1st:
Continuing its commitment to quality community programs, Missouri City, in partnership with State Senator Rodney Ellis, is set to host its First Annual “Show Me City Ride of Pride” on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to noon.
Participants will launch their 8.55-mile cycle from Community Park (Pavilion 4), 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane. The ride will wind through several scenic subdivisions, giving riders an opportunity to view the area’s natural beauty and enjoy a fun fitness exercise, and end at the Park.
Stretching from Cartwright Road in the north and reaching Lake Olympia Parkway in the south, the bike ride will feature 75 cyclists. Missouri City Police Officers will be stationed in their cars at two spots throughout the ride: on Cartwright Road at Cypress Point Drive and at Cartwright Road near Valley Forest and one will be stationed in the park on foot. A third officer will be travelling the route with bike riders in a vehicle; three additional police officers will cycle in the event.
The “Ride of Pride” has garnered attention with area businesses;Sugar Cycles is an event sponsor and helped Missouri City staff plan the route, and companies such as Fiesta, Niagara Bottling, LLC and Leonetti Graphics are also supporting the inaugural ride. To register, individuals can click here and they may view the route below:
“We pride ourselves on creating and hosting innovative programs for citizens and are excited about this new City event and encourage everyone to get involved as a rider, volunteer or cheerleader,” said Parks & Recreation Director Larry Foos. “Missouri City is known nationwide as one of America’s best places to live, work and play and we are looking forward to showcasing the strength of our community and corporate partnerships on December 1,” he said.
The “Ride of Pride” is open to area residents who are 16 and older and the entry fee is a toy donation that will be used as part of the City’s annual toy drive in support of Toys for Tots. To ensure public safety regulations are met during the ride, the event will only include 75 bicyclists. All participants will receive a free T-shirt, gift bag and refreshments from “Ride of Pride” sponsors.
“This bike ride is a way to highlight the community in a way we’ve never done before,” explained District B Council Member Don Smith, who spearheaded the event. “I see this bike ride growing in the future and becoming one of the biggest in the area.”
Emphasizing the importance of area partnerships to community projects, State Senator Rodney Ellis, whose District 13 includes portions of Missouri City, said: “This ride is a great example of community leaders joining together to create an exciting, new event for Missouri City. I hope everyone will come out, spend a little time on a bike, and meet some of their neighbors.”
For more information and updates, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, and watch the City’s website: www.missouricitytx.gov and Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).
By the only conservative blogger in Ft Bend-Unions have Walmart squarely in their sights with 500,000 jobs created annually:
The odds of getting into one of the top American universities are about 1 in 10. American workers view Walmart in the same way as high school seniors view American colleges: last year 5 million Americans applied to Walmart for 500,000 jobs. These are highly valued positions.
But unions think that Walmart employment policies are flawed. For the second year in row, on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, unions are organizing 1,500 protests against Walmart. Protests will be held at stores as far north as Ellsworth, Maine, and Fargo, North Dakota, and as far south as Chula Vista, California, and Houston, Texas. [Emphasis added.]
read more from Red State http://www.redstate.com/2013/11/26/why-are-unions-protesting-walmart-again-is-it-because-five-million-americans-applied-for-500000-union-free-jobs/
Unions got the ok from the National Labor Relations Board to pay protestors:
“National Labor Relations Board lawyers okayed a major union’s practice of paying people to protest against Walmart in a legal memorandum earlier this month. The federal labor law enforcement agency said the practice of paying workers $50 apiece to join protests “did not constitute unlawful … coercion of employees
Read more http://washingtonexaminer.com/labor-relations-board-oks-unions-paying-people-to-protest-walmart/article/2539825
One has to wonder if they’re giving Walmart gift cards?
Some at misery city concerns seems to support the unions actions:
This video was posted by Noel Pinnock who seemed to back away from its concept once he was questioned why it was posted:
Surprisingly some saw it for what it was, the United Food Workers, Occupy Wall Street:
“shows organizers planning to bus people from New York City to the event at the Secaucus, New Jersey, Walmart store, on Friday morning to conduct a series of unruly protests outside while engaging in Occupy Wall Street-style behavior inside.
The activists plan to have some participants get arrested in a “civil disobedience” action coordinated with local police ahead of the event—all while engaging in behavior that compares Walmart workers to Santa Claus’s elves, who one organizer likened to “Santa’s slaves.”
read more http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/25/Exclusive-Audio-Elves-are-Santa-s-slaves-Inside-well-funded-Left-s-anti-Walmart-Black-Friday-protests
Some questioned the video and where Pinnock stood on issues in Missouri City. Good idea, many question the site and the candidate it supports and its agenda.
Do you support the effort by Occupy Wall Street, UFCW and ASGK Public Strategies, a consulting firm long associated with David Axelrod, President Obama’s top political strategist?
The union does admit its motives:
“Union officials say they hope OUR Walmart will embolden workers and someday pave the way for successful unionization drives at Wal-Mart.”
read more http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/business/15walmart.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Democrats are big union supporters and union are big democrat donors. Those who hold tax payer funded jobs favor unions as unions help grow government jobs. Texas is a right to work state meaning you have the right to work without union dues being forcibly taken from your paycheck. Texas has a healthy economy, more so than most states where unions thrive.
***After posting this article misery city concerns felt compelled to post this by the candidate:
Noel Pinnock Mpa updated the description.
“This group is not affiliated with any elected official or candidate for public office, though some may be members. It is our policy that elected officials and official candidates (who have filed to run) cannot be moderators of this group albeit those that post or respond to posts do so in a matter of opinion, governed and supported by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.”
Noel Pinnock Mpa added Leorlin Boyd to the group.
Is this the same Noel Pinnock Mpa? http://pinnockformayor.com/
that “updated the description.” and adds new members to the group that is not a moderator at the face book page group that is not supporting him as a candidate for mayor?
Are you buying it?
By FBCStaff-There are 6 sub-species of wild turkey in North and Central America. They are the:
Eastern Wild Turkey
Rio Grande(Texas and Oklahoma)
Osceola or Florida
read more about turkeys http://www.turkeymanagement.com/turkey-species/
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your turkey.