(Community Matters) Not so bad for Central Texas:
Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin — Appropriations; vice chair, Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin — Appropriations; Higher Education; vice chair, House Administration
Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin — vice chair, Public Health; Human Services
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin — Business and Industry; Economic and Small Business Development
Rep. Mark Strama, D- Austin — International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs; Ways and Means
Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs — vice chair, Rules and Resolutions; Environmental Regulation; Economic and Small Business Development
Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin — Business and Industry; Economic and Small Business Development
(Community Matters) “Governing from the hard left sunk Democrats in 2010 and would cost them again in 2014,” Karl Rove
I disagree and don’t think Karl would be sharing the secret with us if he had it anyhow. 2010 was a perfect storm of Stratospheric 2008 expectations returning to earth; irrational, bigoted hate for a black president by 1/4 of Americans; and a mini American Arab Spring where we “throw the bums out” [sic].
Admittedly, while I cite bigoted hate for a black president, many of these same people hated a white Democrat from Arkansas. Can’t decide if their reasons had anything to do with why Toni Morrison named him the first black president.
(Community Matters) Austin eagerly awaits the opening of Paul Qui’s East Austin restaurant. Rumor has it that the first seatings will be for one of the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s benefit dinners – expect this to sell out within an hour of the email blast.