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By Defender News Services Houston’s Habitat for Humanity is working to bring hope to blighted areas, and thanks to a $1.4 By Odochi million stimulusIbe fund, they’re starting with foreclosed NNPA and SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT abandoned properties in Fifth Ward. Construction began on the first three of 17 homes ON (NNPA) Thewith Congressional Black Caucus is to be-built funding from the City of Houston’s ent debilitating joblessness in the Black community allocation of federal stimulus dollars under the Neighveral sessions onStabilization the connection borhood Projectbetween (NSP). education at its 40th The Annual Legislative Conference funding was authorized under the(ALC). Ameriwill be September 15-18 the WalterAct E. Washington can Recovery and at Reinvestment of 2009 to help er. prevent or stem the decline in communities affected W. Burris (DIll) recently a panel on “Exploring by abandoned andhosted foreclosed homes. ss Opportunities with the Federal Government.” Sen. advocate of looking toward the future when it comes believes Americans should devote time into learning s and becoming aware of new jobs in the emerging ★CBC Page 3

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ost people know Marcus Davis for the delicious cuisine he serves up at his two highly popular restaurants, the breakfast klub and The Reggae Hut. But the native Houstonian is making another name for himself, with something else that is just as near and dear to his heart – his alma mater. For the past few months, Davis has served as president of the Texas Southern University National Alumni Association (TSUNAA). Davis is a 1996 graduate of TSU. There, he majored in political science and became a member of Kappa Alpha www.tsu.edu/giving Psi while he continued to develop his skills in the restaurant or contact Wendy Adair business working for the corporate office of Chick fil A. AfUniversity Advancement ter he left Chick fil A, he went on to teach sixth and eighth Adair@tsu.edu grade history at Sharpstown Middle School for four years. With a love for the restaurant business still in his heart, he worked diligently to open the restaurant he envisioned and the breakfast klub was born on September 29, 2001. The passion that has led the breakfast klub to one of the top restaurants in Houston, is the same passion that Davis uses to guide him in his position as president of TSUNAA. No matter where he goes, you can always catch Davis proudly wearing some maroon and gray TSU

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exas Southern University’s president has come up with a plan he hopes will put an end to a controversy surrounding the painting over of some historic murals on the campus of the historically Black university. But some students and community members wonder if his contribution of $50,000 for a Preservation plan is enough to undo the damage. University officials say they know it’s not enough, but it’s a first step. “We know $50,000 isn’t enough for the whole project. It’s just enough to bring in a conservator to analyze the

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butions by the likes of Damian Marley, Mos Def, Chali 2na, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Adam Levine of Maroon 5. During his early childhood, the Western music, which Somalia. The name alone conjures up images of So, it only makes senseK’naan’s that he ears was thatpretty I had much writtenlimited about atohundred Between Barack Obama’s reached “Bob unbridled destruction, merciless warlords and ruthless columns during thehe campaign, declaring his candidacy for the would decideMarley to publish First: andThe Tracy Chapman,” until at 10, became terror. A place where nobody is safe from the atrocities Presidency, Election Day 2008, President Barack Obama’s I realized I could bookcar fascinated byRoad the hip-hopand being emitting fromdoa atiny of war, and where eight year olds handle AK-47s like and the mid-term elections, Roland to the White House as Originally on verse, it. So, Ibut started pulling all what the speaker. “I had heard a rap I had no idea toys. When Forbes magazine recently unveiled their Reported by Roland S. Martin, a he recalls. radio interviews I did during the Martin has filed hundreds of reports it was back then,” “Most Dangerous Destinations,” Somalia, above Iraq about the president in his capacity book recountingAt Obama’s historic my blog and 14, K’naan and his campaign, three best and friends wereposts, attacked and Afghanistan, topped the list. But it’s also “The as a political correspondent for run for the White House. just one of countless my interview with Michelle by warlords, indelible images Obama, for Nation of Poets,” where a poem can both inspire peace CNN and TV-One Networks, as Recently, Roland reflectedteenager. and IHaving realizedchased I could them put together the impressionable and end wars. well as a radio talk show host and with me aboutthrough the campaign, the of Mogadishu, an anthology from justcornering my coverage the streets eventually Growing up, it was both of these Somalias that a nationally-syndicated columnist. book, his career hisinfamily life. the men alone.began But then, I thought of calling the and boys an alley, shooting. K’naan informed musician/emcee K’naan Warsame, who is Furthermore, Martin was also KW: Nice speaking with you again, aboutfriends 15 of the celebrities avoided injury, but his three were brutallyI had met forging his own musical path via a unique blend of regRoland. Let me start by asking what on the campaign trail, like Common, occasionally afforded access gunned down. gae, funk, pop, soul and, above all, hip-hop. Recorded Tucker, Alba and to Obama for intimate, 1-on-1 inspired you toCertain publish that the book? it was onlyChris a matter of Jessica time before her primarily in Kingston, Jamaica at Bob Marley’s home interviews during the campaign. RM: I was thinking about the fact studio, his second album, “Troubadour,” includes contriH MARTIN, Page 2 ★K’NAAN, Page 2

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family Yoba met the same fate, mother Malik to speak withK’naan’s them about their would travel daily involvement. And through they all the said,firefight “Yeah,to the U.S. in the hopes of securing we’ll do embassy it!” visas for her and her loved ones. Despite daily she persisted, on the last KW:denials, How did you decide and on the cover day the U.S.book’s embassy was in Somalia, and on the title? received visas Itowanted leave for America. RM: I knew it to look like those “You and can’t“Change” even describe it,” says “Hope” campaign posters. K’naan. “It istrying the most sensational, liberatThen, I was to figure out what the ing feeling. was theI weight of a world heck to evenThere call it, and remembered hopeI’d on read your about shoulder suddenly aofbook the that Newhas York landed. coverage It was only that I started to get Times’ of then Lincoln’s election, presidency in this certain and valuedeath, of lifecalled that ILincoln never had the Times: Thelittle Lifepossessions of Abraham Lincoln, before.” With and no as Originally by Theand New knowledge of Reported English, K’naan hisYork famiTimes. ly boarded the last commercial flight out of KW: Barbara Darko asks, when did you Mogadishu for New York before settling in start covering the Obama campaign? Toronto. RM: I was on already doing my daily The tunes Troubadour reflect the sum radio show, when I was signedHaving by CNN of K’Nasan’s life experiences. spent in of of 2007. He two declared theFebruary better part the last yearshis on the candidacy thatover same At from that time, road, visiting 50month. countries ISlovenia was trying to figure out where I fit in.the to Peru to Vietnam to Uganda, Everybody saying, “Hillary album is thewas sonic document of anClinton’s artist going to get the nomination,” like it was a with much to share, and disproves rap foregone conclusion. But I thought “Hey, music’s detractors who say that hip-hop has Inothing don’t think anybody’s paying serious new left to say. attention to this decided my niche The CD’s first guy.” single,I “Wavin’ Flag,” has was to know anything and everything become an international sensation, and the was Obama campaign doing, so Cup that when the official anthemwas of the World IChampionship went on the air, I would own that space. hosted this summer by South We had correspondents covering several Africa. Reaching over 150 countries, the candidates at once, but my approach was, signature song was featured on K’Naan’s “No, I’m going to own ‘this’ space.” FIFA-sponsored Trophy Tour, which saw the KW: Thisrap book withhis a message DVD of to emerging starcomes spreading your interviews with Obama. Why did you soccer fans in concerts staged all around the decide to include that? world. RM: I said myself, “What new could K’naan hastoalso re-recorded versions make this book unique?” The interviews of the track with Will.i.Am and French add value and were part of theand coverage dance producer David Guetta a bilinanyway. gual versions with Spanish pop singer KW: When you get goodAIsense David Bisbal,did French MC aFefe, Otsuka that Obama could actually winJane the Zhang from Japan, Jackie Cheung and Democratic nomination? assume earlier from China, Tattoo Colour Ifrom Thailand, than the Iowa caucuses. Nancy Arjam from Egypt, HHP from South RM: No, remember, everybody Africa, andbecause, other artists in Greece, Turkey thought Senator Clinton was going to get and elsewhere. it. Kam In hindsight, a turning point was Williams: Hi K’naan, thanks so the much debate for the before time. Iowa when Clinton stumbled onK:the question about immigrants getting My pleasure. driver’s licenses in New York. That crack KW: What was the inspiration for Wavin’ in the armor gave Obama an opening to Flag? turn the tide. Prior to that, he had been having difficulty getting any traction. Obviously, Iowa changed the whole game. KW: Did you find it hard to stay objective during the campaign as a Black man? RM: My role wasn’t to be objective. As a contributor, I was there to be subjective. I was free to give opinion, and that’s how I approached it. KW: You interviewed President Obama recently. Does he seem like a different person, given his big drop in approval ratings compared to a year ago? RM: I didn’t get a sense that because of the drop in poll number things have changed. He’s always this person who’s on an even keel. But you certainly can tell that the weight of the presidency is there, as it is on any president, because their

looks change in terms of their hair color 2002. So, I was doing five different media and their facial expressions. It’s a difficult even then. That was always the plan. I job. It’s not simple at all. If you want to never only wanted to settle for one. age a lot of years, become president. KW: Is there any question no one ever KW: Publisher Sonny Jiles, who used asks you, that you wish someone would? to be your boss when you wrote for the RM: You got me. Houston Defender, says, “Tell him I love KW: What was the last book you read? him and to give me a call.” RM: I read several books at one time. RM: No problem. One is James Brown’s Role of a Lifetime. KW: She also asks, “What advice do I’m also reading Twice as Good: you have for young journalists, given the Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power way the industry is changing?” by Marcus Mabry. And Byron Pitts book, RM: I will say very simply, “Read! Step Out on Nothing. Read! Read! Read! Read!” What has And Gerald Boyd’s My Time in Black always helped me has been a reservoir of and White: Race and Power at the New knowledge. So, whenever something came York Times, an awesome book. He broke it up, I could pull from historical elements all down. And I have about 60 more books for assistance in addressing presentwaiting in the hopper. day issues. I am also careful to cultivate KW: When you look in the mirror, what professional contacts, which might come do you see? Musician/emcee own path via a unique in handy at a later K’Naan time. Warsame is forging his RM: Anmusical unapologetic Black man. blend ofKW: reggae, funk, pop, and,Irene above all, hip-hop. Children’s booksoul author KW: Do you have any regrets? Smalls admires the fact that you are a RM: No, because even if true family man. You often talk about something didn’t turn out well, K: I can’t remember specifically, it was soccer in your youth? your wife; you are paying for nieces it’s still a part of me that just one of those moments when I had a K: Yes I am, and I did play, like most and nephews to go to college. She makes me, me. So, I never melody in my head and a discontented, other children. asks, is family fidelity and true success look upon anything as melancholy feeling. I just wrote that. KW: How have you been received by the ultimately compatible? a regret. It helps you KW: Did it emanate at all from your childAmerican hip-hop community? RM: I was attending an event years regardless. hood? K: Great! You can tell from what’s been ago where the question “Who are your KW: What is your K: I think everything kinda’ does. happening for me. They’ve all been very role models?” was raised. I heard people favorite dish to cook? Everything is kind of shaped by life in gensupportive and showing love for what I do. respond with names like “Oprah Winfrey” RM: Gumbo. eral, so I guess it does feel like my childKW: Where do you think hip-hop is headand “Bill Cosby.” I have nothing against KW: How do you get hood might have been an influence. But ed? them but no celebrity ever fed me, clothed through the tough times? thosehelped thingsme arewith pretty subconscious. K: I think it will always me, my homework, drove RM: Through God, and go an through phasKW: Do you still feel a strong connection es, like how philosophy in ancient times me to school or picked me up when it was absolute belief in self. to Somalia? would celebrate the body and the physical late. It was my mom and dad. So, family K: Yes, I have many, many memories, for a while, then focus on the mind and the to me is absolutely vital. Everybody can which have impacted my life. spiritual. I think that those phases happen to adore you because you’re on television, KW: Were you listening to a lot of us as well, and hip-hop is one of the best but at the end of the day, when you’re no American whilestill growing longer on music TV, who’s there?up? It’s family. barometers of what is happening, because it K: You could live in Somalia forever reflects the feeling of young people. I see In terms of my wife and me raising myand never need music from outside Somalia. my music as following the feeling. four nieces in Chicago, and also taking There are a lot of different styles and a variKW: When you look in the mirror, what do in my sister and her two kids at our home ety of musical ideas developing right there. you see? in Dallas, I felt like I couldn’t speak out KW: What did it mean for you to have K: [Chuckles] Interesting… I often try to all around the country about saving our Wavin’ Flag become the anthem of the find the face of my teenage years. I don’t children, if I didn’t do it at home. I can’t World Cup? know whether it’s like this for everybody, talk about the education of Black children, K: I used to get very excited watching the but I can’t find it. if I ignored two of my nieces who were a World Cup on TV as a child. So, to have KW: What is your favorite dish to cook? couple of grade levels behind. I believe any kind of involvement with the World K: It probably would be good if I cooked that charity begins at home, and I take Cup is a big, big honor. more, but I just don’t do it very often. When seriously the role of a godfather to fill the KW: Are you a soccer fan and did you play I do, I find it very enjoyable. I made a dish gap when the parents aren’t doing their job. My wife is me, and a part of my life. When you hide that relationship, you stop being your authentic self. KW: When you were webmaster for BlackAmericaweb you ever imagined this broad-ranging, successful development of your career? RM: Yes. Remember, I went to a communications high school in Houston, with a TV station, a radio station and a newspaper. I mastered all three media while still in high school. They tried to get me to focus only on one in college, but I said, No!” Even while I ran BlackAmericaweb, I was news editor of Savoy Magazine, started my syndicated column and published my first book. And I was doing radio even before that. And I started appearing on CNN in

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SPECIAL TO THE NNPA FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER continued from page 1 They will be holding several town hall The sessions will include “Beyond a Also, for the first time in its history, the green industry. meetings is partnering the National AIDS Strategy: Next Steps in the conference (NNPA) -Walker In what appears a racially incendiary Bythroughout AFRO Staff the week to W. discuss Bush andNational Bill Clinton Gospel Album, three venues, creatingwith frenzy better…Albertina fanstotobepray for Walker’s The Congressional Black and Caucus jobs and education, said Cummings. to hold an LGBT Fight Against in Black America” Muammar South African leaderHIV/AIDS Stellar Awards and threeBlack Justice amongCoalition her supporters. just gotmove, called Libyan home leader Colonel family and wrote, Gaddafi, Foundation, which funds the legislative conOften the “Queen Nelson Mandela. Dove Awards for her Now, celebrities and is the only to be with the Lord,” icon has Elsiedubbed Scott, president of the CBC summit. The coalition and “Sister Speak: Reducing HIV/AIDS in leadership recently offered to stem “Another the steadygospel influx of Africans ference, wants to ensure that the Black comof Gospel,” vocalist Walker’s musical footprint contributions. non-celebrities are taking Jamal Bryant, pastor of gone! Sis Albertina Walker Foundation, said that people need to know the Black Community” and “Beyond Blood: nation-wide Black gay civil rights organizainto various European nations in an effort to keep munity is aware of the changing market, Albertina Walker spent six job was seen throughout the Donation In early September, to the popular site to Baltimore’s Empowerment diedGaddafi today!told Let’s all Prime that federal jobs are available, but it’s no Bone Marrow Among African tion. Europe white and civilized. Italian new jobs inspiring and how tofuture prepare for them. decades gospel industry, and she erroneous reports of remember the musical Temple, wrote. Similarly, consider the day we’re in, longer a matter of taking a civic exam and - A Health and Wellness The goal of this summit is to bring attenMinister Silvio Berlusconi on a recent trip to Rome that “So many people will never return the Americans gospel artists and inspiring was to awarded a Grammy in her death surfaced on icon. singer and pastor Donnie examine ourselves, LOVE havingthey anofapplication read by a supervisor. Luncheon.” pertaining to gays the European Union (EU)& should pay him at least 5bn jobs lost,”with said Rep. Elijah E. Best legions fans songs 1995 for Traditional Twitter and other onlinetion to issues “Heaven’s choir just and got lesbians; McClurkin encouraged live holy.” “There’re technological advances in the “CBC Foundation has an ongoing project including their fight for equality. 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Gaddafi hoped to capitalize on thaton millions of Come in, fears or click They will be holding several town hall The sessions will include “Beyond a Also, for the first time in its history, the Fellow gospel artist nity to be cognizant of these changes to the Centers for Disease Control and are parSaid Sharon Lettman-Hicks, executive Africans, who once macys.com/ lived under the subjugation of (NNPA) - In what appears to be a racially incendiary meetings Adams throughout the week to discuss National AIDS Strategy: Next Steps in the conference is partnering with the National Yolanda announced increase their chances.” ticipating with other Black organizations to director of the coalition, “Black communiEuropean colonial rule and who were made citizens of move, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, jobsher andradio education, Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Black America” Black Justice Coalition to hold an LGBT findyourmagic on showsaid thatCummings. This year’s conference will also attempt to get out more attention to the public.” ties are in crisis. It’s critical that we support those nations, would continue to migrate to their recently offered to stem the steady influx of Africans Elsie the Scott, president Walker, former lead of the CBC and “Sister Speak: Reducing HIV/AIDS in leadership summit. The coalition is the only for everything break down the complex new healthcare law theThis year the conference have at least nation-wide the empowerment who desires to “Mother Country” impoverished, without clear into various European nations in and an effort to keep Foundation, saidCaravans, that people need to know Black Community” and will “Beyond Blood: Black of gayanyone civil rights organizasinger of The you need – from through a Cliff-notes-type guidebook. Free one workshop focusing on Black women. contribute something positive to rebuilding means of employment. Europe white and civilized. 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nity to beand cognizant of these changes to Chicago began singing at the West Baptist increase theirPoint chances.” Church. Throughout This year’s conferenceher will also attempt to teen shecomplex performed breakyears, down the new healthcare law with various groups through a Cliff-notes-type continued from page 1guidebook. Free and was influenced healthcare screenings,bypanel discussions, celebrated gospel artist and serious medical issues in the that forums carrieson a punishment Mahalia Jackson, with Black community will be of up to two years in state whom sheBut later toured. featured. there will be prison. In 1951, Walker formedon particular focus Harrison, 54, has not The Caravans, HIV/AIDS and which bone marbeen charged in his included singers Oraofficial capacity, and the Lee Hopkins, Nellie allegationsDaniels do notandinvolve Grace Elyse Yancey. Over the County. years, any loss to Harris continued from page 1 The went on to Still,Caravans Harris County Judge include notable performers that carries a punishment Ed Emmett said he wants such as Shirley Caesar, of up to two years in from state Harrison removed Inez Andrews and Dorothy prison. the job. In the late Norwood. Harrison, 54, has not “Looking atlaunched the impor‘60s, a been Walker charged in his offitance of that position for career as a solo artist and cial capacity, and the allethis county, this time, released her at first project, gations do not involve “Put a Little Love In Your bond ratings and all those any loss to Harris County. Heart,” in 1975. things,Harris I think it’s Judge very Still, County The popular singer went Ed Emmett said he wants important that he either on record overor50from Harrison removed be tosuspended step albums and performed for the job. down inpresidents some form or former George “Looking at thesaid. imporfashion,” Emmett tance of that position for Harrison denies the this county, at this time, charges, saying he is conbond ratings and all those fident his innocence will things, I think it’s very be proven. that he either important said if Harrison beEmmett suspended or step down in some or won’t step down form willingfashion,” Emmett said. ly, he says he plans to Harrison denies the make sure Harrison is charges, saying he is consuspended until the fident his innocence will charges work their way be proven. through thesaid court system. Emmett if Harrison Harrison wife has also won’t step down willingbeenhecharged. ly, says he plans to Albertina WalkerHarrison is make sure suspended until the charges work their way through the court system. Harrison wife has also been charged.

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National Cemetery. Shepard was an outspoken federal prosecutor in Chicago in 1977, she was Democrat who moved to elected state representative the next year. In 1987 Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender Houston from Louisiana nearly she was elected Cook County Recorder of Deed. 60 years ago and lived for CHICAGO (NNPA) - Carol Moseley Braun Five years later, history was made in the U.S. decades in Acres Home, where may put her hat in the ring to succeed outgoing Senate. Braun held the post for one six-year term. vision, Reuss said, recently met Rev.as the By Yussuf J. Simmonds she “Iunofficially known Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, sources said. She served a U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Jackson and was“Mayor impressed by his work Special to the NNPA from the Sentinel of Acres Homes.” in The former U.S. Senator was flooded with and Samoa from 1999 to 2001 under the Clinton the community.” He also stated some of the “Beulah was a woman of calls on the day Daley made the surprise administration. community work GM does that goes unreCalled the epicenter of this era’s ecoguts, purpose and presence,” During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, announcement that he would not seek a seventh ported and remains unknown because the nomic challenge, it was appropriate that said state Rep. Sylvester term in office –– encouraging her to mull a run Braun was a candidate for the Democratic nomicompany does not seek the limelight in those Detroit was chosen as the site for the 11th Turner, D-Houston. “If she for the mayoral post. nation. areas. “GM’s business is making cars.” Annual Global Automotive Summit (GAS) thought it, she said it. She was Braun, who made history in 1993 as the first Braun currently runs her Chicago-based comBakewell thanked Rev. Jackson for – an economic summit. Rev. Jesse Jackson, direct. That was Beulah African-American female U.S. Senator said that pany, Good Food Organics, the parent company his tireless efforts on behalf of the nation’s founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Shepard. You didn’t have to she is “seriously considering it.” of Ambassador Organics, which manufactures powerless and on behalf of the NNPA’s 200 Coalition (RPC), summoned the Big Three guess what she was thinking. Braun’s political career spans more than two several products including coffee, food spices, newspaper publishers. He said that GM’s – Chrysler, Ford and General Motors [GM] She loved politics, she loved olive oil and tea. She founded the company five decades. work in the community will no longer go – and challenged them to help lead the way the process and she loved parCarol Moseley Braun After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office as a years ago. unreported. out of the economic morass in which the ticipating in the process. If you The highlight of the day was GM’s country, and indeed the world, have found sought political office, you award of $100,000 to Rainbow PUSH/ itself. sought her out. She had the CEF for scholarships for 11 college-bound Rev. Jackson’s economic vision, as to put all of the concession space up for bid once the (nine power.” recipients of whom were present). It displayed throughout the GAS, showcased a Shepard enjoyed rare 24airport renovation is completed in 2014. This continued from 1 revitalization was amade testament of the focus of the summassive master plan page for urban hour access to Texas governors the final outcome appear less racially polarized. mit, and tangible hope for the future. The beginning with happened Detroit, which he been referred to on “I think what is, we’ve working “I’m hoping that it (politics) did not play a and other state and local politiBoth Hudson and Star have been tight-lipped presence of the president of GM of Canada as zero for an urban renewal thisground for three years, even before I camepolicy on the –councians, andaward was invited to the rela- the trailblazer role... I want to be able to say that he did it about how they will respond. Through its public receiving was a solid in housing, education, and employment that voted cil,” said Councilwoman Carolyn Davis, who White House a few times, tions firm, Hudson would only disclose,remainder “At this of what-could-be: a future with will result in tremendous economic in favor of the no-bid contracts. “And growth. so I went with for the city of Dallas.” meeting at of least a handful of point, the Dallas City Council has approved a plan in the possibilities person Williams. Citizenship Education Fund (CEF) staff Councilwoman staffThe recommendation. I’ve always supported – Dallas Mark Reuss, President of General Motors (l) and Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. (r)founder and president of presidents, including for the allocation and process for awarding concesFinally, addressing foreclosures,John F. is a vital component Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and convener of the Global Automotive present the Trailblazer award to recommendation, but in weRev. didn’t win. It urban takes eight Carolyn Davis Summit, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, sions at Love Field. Hudson will continue to Kevin Williams, President of GM, Canada (center). —PHOTO CREDIT-WILLIAM SANDERS Rev. work Jackson also shed some light on the policy an at educated citizenryand is an votes tobecause win here the Horseshoe, the eighth Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. with the city staff based on the plans approved by the absence of Black automobile dealerships informed vote won.”one; and informed citizens add to Shepard, whosupermarket worked as a city council.” in Detroit; the absence of any theHudson welfareisofpart-owned the community. Theyand become NNPA; Sidney Williams; by Giddings by a trust the Ambassador parking garage, they’ve beenCarol through went 9/11,on to say that therein lies employment constituent liaison fortoformer Aranza of Star Concessions could not be reached chain store, forcing the community shop gainfully employed, strong families; Williams of been Williams Advertising; Rev.of the terminal, in the landscape industry, plumbers, electrithat manages the assetsraise of Johnson. Star is owned by they’ve through the remodeling Harris County Commissioner for comment. outside of the city limits, which compounds buy houses and cars; vote and pay taxes. He David Bullock RPC state chapter chairpercians, painters and the building industry as prominent Democratic donor Gilbert Aranza. [and] they’re now going through another remodelSquatty But Lyons some For Davis others,aswhat stands out the about the economic malaise. the for upside of 20 talked aboutithow students saddled with son; ing.” Glenda Gill and Alfreda Weathers of a whole – with properand training skilled To some, was the direct are - some say heavy-handyears and then Sen. John council’s decision is the second-guessing of city the situation was illustrated by the numertremendous debt of viaMayor student loans whenthat they the RPC Michigan staff; and movie craftsmen and women. ed - involvement Tom Leppert turned Davis expresses similar feelings.maker, Whitmire, D-Houston for about staff, which Davis says is unprecedented during her ous possibilities through future revenue graduate, how burdensome the credit to stop Spike Lee wasthat absent). The end result will be less crime, less the tide. Inand April, Leppert began his campaign “We(who also felt they had never missed a pay10, was gifted reading people three years ontaxpayers the council. generating ventures with theatneighborhood scoring system has become. After all, Rev. In speaking to the summit attendees homelessness, more for the city the deals from being approved, calling them too ment, they had paid on-time, and I asked the quesand politics at play. In fact, it “This has been the only time since I’ve been on the banks (urban renewal policy), the NNPA Jackson “The banksand didn’t a per- image and the Jackson on who will buy more homes and more (GM) sweet forsaid, the incumbents bad have for Dallas’ tion,press, ‘HowRev. much moneyelaborated had these concessionaires was Shepard who convinced council, that my colleagues have gone against city affiliates, minority suppliers, dealers, fect score when they got bailouts.” reference depression as a credit fair place to do business. given to thezones city ofofDallas?’” shethat said.require cars; and the banks will be able to make for political in office staff,” saidloans Davis. “Remember, coming out of the andTurner advertisers, a rise to inrun employment Partnering with Rev. Jackson and presemergency attention; and he laid the ecomore ‘defaultless’ – a win-win for “These contracts, lasting 19 years, would award The answer to her question soon became evident. in the late 80s. transportation committee we voted 10 to 0. Being a general. ent at the summit were Reuss, presinomic “They groundwork for athe way out. society. major portions of our newMark terminal to the two incumhave given city a lot of money. Lots of If adopted, the GAS can be used “I toldinher, Shepard, newbie on many the council, I looked to [the committee Also participating the ‘Ms. summit were I dent of GM; Kevin Williams, president of “Detroit has 90,000 foreclosed homes,” as a model to cure of the country’s bent concessionaires without having been vetted money. If you own a building and you’ve got good have no interest in running. chair’s] leadership on what we should do, because I Chrysler, Honda, Volkswagen, Subaru, To GM Canada and recipient of theThis trailblazer he said, adding boarded up homes are toeconomic (and other) ills. through the competitive process. has short-cirtenants, you“those just don’t say, ‘Well, I’m going kick which she replied, ‘You have just hadn’t been briefed on the Love Field situation.” Toyota and Hyundai. award; Danny Bakewell Sr., chair of a treasure trove for the unemployed.” He else who is In lauding Rev. Jackson’s economic cuited new ideasJ.and concepts and discouraged comthem out because I think I want someone no idea what you’re interested Davis’ recollections also suggest that the council’s petitors, including firms owned by minorities, going to give me more or pay me more,’ you tend to in.’ She was literally the one deliberations weren’t always as contentious as they women and emerging entrepreneurs,” Leppert said in keep the good paying tenant,” Davis said. who put the idea in my head,’?” eventually became. Indeed, before the August meetan opinion letter. “What they were trying to accomplish is encouraghe said. ing there was literally no argument since the option “I’m hoping that it [politics] did not play a role,” ing the incumbents to stay through the renovation, Shepard’s love of politics to grant the no-bid contracts was the only one then on Davis said of Leppert’s involvement. “I want to be and then having space in the new terminal at a rate was evident in her constant the table. It was at the urging of the mayor during the able to say that he did it for the city of Dallas.” that was more than what the consultants even recomefforts to get people out to vote. June council meeting that voting on the proposal be Davis, along with six of her council colleagues, mended,” said Oakley. “The remaining space would “She knew the value of the postponed so that other options could be added. was impressed by the incumbents’ track record as be bid out, and if [the new tenants’] rates were highvote because she had been “There was never an argument. Most of the contenants, their post-9/11 hardships and the unanimous er than what [the incumbents] were paying, the denied the right to vote,” tracts were going out for bid anyway,” Davis said. recommendation of the transportation committee that incumbents’ rent would automatically escalate to Turner said. “We just wanted the incumbents who [had] been the deal go forward. match. How is that not fair?” Shepard's survivors include there through 9/11 to stay there and recoup their “They’ve been through thick and thin out there,” In another victory for the mayor, three council seven children, 30 grandchilinvestment, with the amount of money they put into said former Councilman Ed Oakley in support of the members on the losing end of the vote eventually dren, 24 great-grandchildren that airport. incumbents. “They’ve been through the building of crossed over to side with the majority on an 11-4 vote and 10 great-great children. By Kathy Chaney

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Department Of Intercollegiate their winning ways recently. Athletics recognize nine of In the will Class 5A division, Houston’s topAhigh high school its greatest during Night with Houston’s top school top-ranked Cypress Woods the Stars Hall of Honor Gala volleyball teams continued volleyball teams continued swept District 17-5A foeson Thursday, Nov. 4. their winning ways recently. their winning ways recently. Cy-Fair and Cypress Falls to The of 2010 includes InClass the Class Class 5A division, In the 5A division, improve to 26-1 on the seawomen’s basketball guard Chandi top-ranked Cypress Woods top-ranked Cypress Woods son. Jones, diver Yulia17-5A Pakhalina, swept District foes swept District No. coach two Klein Oak,foes 22-2, diving Jane17-5A Figueiredo, Cy-Fair and Cypress Falls to Cy-Fair and Cypress Falls defeated Cy-Fair to win theto football offensive lineman Bill improve to running 26-1 on onback theAlois seaimprove to 26-1 the seaKingwood Tournament chamBridges and son. son. Blackwell, baseball centerfielder pionship. No. twomen’s Klein Oak, 22-2, 22-2, IkeNo. Lucas, two Klein Oak, Cy Woods is basketball currently defeated Cy-Fair to win the forward Larry Micheaux, defeated Cy-Fair to win the ranked No. three in thetrack Kingwood Tournament chamand field and cross country head Kingwood Tournament chamcoaches’ state 5A poll while coach Morrisstoand golfer pionship. pionship. Klein Johnny Oak jumped No. Kermit Zarley. is Cy Woods is currently Cy Woods currently five. Other Houston-area The group will be enshrined ranked No. three in the the Katy ranked No. three in schools include in the Athletics Hall of Honor coaches’ state 5A poll while coaches’ 5A poll while at No. induction 11state and No. 15 The during ceremonies Klein Oak jumped to No. Klein Oakat jumped No. Woodlands. beginning 6:30 p.m.,toThursday, five. Other Houston-area Houston-area five. Magnolia is theRegency top area– Nov. 4Other at the Hyatt ranked schools include Katy ranked schools include Katy school in the Class 4A St.). state Houston (1200 Louisiana at No. 11 and No. 15 The at No. No.with 15 The Black isand optional. poll attie11 No. three Woodlands. Woodlands. Following cocktails and a silent Friendswood, Brenham and Magnolia isfalling the top area auction, aHill seated dinner beat Magnolia is the top area Barbers inwill line school in the Class 4A state served. Houston alumnus and school in the six. Class 4A stateis four through Stratford longtime sports broadcaster poll at No. No. three withupstart poll at three with ranked No. nine and Bill Worrell willBrenham lead the Gala’s Friendswood, Brenham and Friendswood, Pearland Dawson is No.and 11. induction ceremonies as master Barbers Hill falling in line atof Barbers Hillis falling in line at Dawson 21-6 after regisceremonies. four through six. Stratford is four six. Stratford is teringthrough a dramatic comeback “This class represents the rich ranked No. ninePark andlast upstart ranked No. nine and upstart win over Deer tradition and history that is 11. Pearland Dawson is No. 11. Pearland Dawson is No. week. The EaglesHouston prevailed Cougar Athletics,” Dawson is 21-6 21-6 after regisDawson is after regis19-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-10, Director of Athletics Mack tering a dramatic comeback tering dramatic comeback 15-12 aassaid. outside Rhoades “Eachhitter of these win over Deer Deer Park last win over Park individuals has made anlast Yewande Akanbi led the way week. The Eagles prevailed indelible mark on the22 University week. The Eagles prevailed in the match with kills. 19-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-10, and brought recognition andtop 19-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-10, After finishing in the 15-12 astooutside outside hitter prestige the Cougars, our 15-12 as hitter 10 at the prestigious Pearland fans and this fine Yewande Akanbi led the the way way Yewande Akanbi led Tournament lastinstitution. month, Because of their achievements in the match with 22 kills. in the match with 22 kills. Dawson is serving notice that andAfter accomplishments, are finishingwas in all the top After finishing in the top accomplishment no deserving inductees and we shall 10 at the prestigious Pearland 10 at the prestigious Pearland fluke. hold each of them in always Tournament last month, month, Tournament last Magnolia its of 20th high esteem inearned the annals our Dawson is serving notice that Dawson is serving notice that win of and the be season with a 21history grateful for their accomplishment was no accomplishment was no 25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 viccontributions to our program.” fluke. Announce Honors fluke. Astros ★ARDISON, Magnolia earned its Page 20th 6 Magnolia earned its 20th Outfielder Hunter Pence, win of of the the season season with with aa 2121win 25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 vic25, 25-10,H25-16, 25-15 vicARDISON, Page 6 ★ARDISON, Page Page 6 6 ★ARDISON,

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One look at the 6’1”, 175-pound frame of Terry Kennedy and your mind ell, it’s only the first game of the season, but conjures vision of a possible pro athBy Max Edison Max Edison you have By to be excited about the way the fightlete. An elusive wide receiver or rangy DEFENDER DEFENDER in’ Texans dismissed their old nemesis, the Indy defensive back in football; a mercurial Colts, last weekend at Reliant. Of course, there was a sellpoint guard in basketball; perhaps even ell, it’s it’s only the first game of the season, but ell, only the first game of the out crowd that was more than amped up for theseason, kick-offbut of a fleet-footed outfielder, racing from you have to be excited about the way the fightyou have to be excited about the way the fightthe NFL regular season, which longsuffering Texan fans first to third on an infield hit. Well, in’their Texans dismissed their old nemesis, nemesis, the the Indy Indy in’ Texans their old hope will be firstdismissed visit to the playoffs. you’re right, Terry Kennedy is a profesColts, last weekend at Reliant. Of course, there was a sellColts, Ofatcourse, there was a sellYou last alsoweekend have to at beReliant. enthused the intensity level the sional athlete, but he’s not what you out crowd that was more than amped up for the kick-off of out crowd that was more than amped up for the kick-off of team displayed, which quite frankly has been somewhat think. the NFL regular season, which longsuffering Texan fans the NFL regularon season, Texan fans underwhelming far toowhich many longsuffering occasions when the team Terry Kennedy, an Africanhope will be their their first visit visit tooutcome the playoffs. playoffs. hope will be first to the takes the field. Normally, the is very predictable, American, is a professional Youfat also have to to be be enthused enthused at at the the intensity intensity level level the the You also have a big loss. skateboarder and one of the best team displayed, which quite frankly has been somewhat team displayed, which quite frankly has been somewhat No, this was a different group of fightin’ Texans. On in the business, thank you very underwhelming on far far toowith many occasions whenled thebyteam team underwhelming on many occasions when the defense, they came outtoo a surly attitude, his much! Now after you get up off takes the field. Normally, the outcome is very predictable, takes the field. Normally, the outcome is very predictable, “royal highness of surliness,” safety Bernard Pollard. the floor, you’re probably saying big fat fat loss. All-World defensive end Mario Williams aaEven big loss. potential ‘that’s nice, but how much money No, this was different group of fightin’ fightin’ Texans. Texans. On On No, ready this was aa different of came to dominate, andgroup did just that. ….’ I know how you think, defense, they came out with a surly attitude, led by his defense, they with that a surly led simply by his The real keycame for theout squad, madeattitude, yours truly so let me inform you, “royal highness of surliness,” safety Bernard Pollard. “royal highness of surliness,” Bernard giddy with joy, was the way thesafety vaunted Texan Pollard. offense Kennedy is approachEven potential All-World defensive endJohnson Mario Williams Williams Even potential defensive end Mario performed. NowAll-World we all know that Andre is one of ing millionaire status came ready truly to dominate, dominate, and did just justand that.Matt Schaub is a came ready to and did that. the world’s dominant receivers from the business of The real key for the squad, that made yours truly simply The real QB, key for squad, yours Pro-Bowl whothe can pass that withmade the best of truly them.simply What skateboarding and a Photos courtesy of the Texans giddy with joy, was the way the vaunted Texan offense giddy withunsure joy, was the way vaunted Texan offense we were of was if thetherevamped offensive line growing number of #1 Right guard Antoine Caldwell, above, (college photo) and left tackle #76 performed. Now wearound all know knowinthat that Andre Johnson isprovide one of of performed. we all Johnson one could moveNow folks theAndre trenches and is business interests Duane Brown, below are key components of the Texan newfrom rushing attack. the world’s truly dominant receivers and Matt Schaub is Coming a tough background, Kennedy has built a career in skateboarding. the world’s dominant Matt Schaublanes is aa Schaub withtruly enough time toreceivers pass andand create running spawned from his Pro-Bowl QB, who can pass with the best of them. What Pro-Bowl who canFoster. pass with theI’m best of them. What for runningQB, back Arian Well, pleased to report skateboarding Photos courtesy of the Texans Photos Texans story cling thecourtesy “rags oftotheriches” of theunsure house of six financially, onoffensive top of juggling we were ofthewas was ifwith the revamped line we were unsure of if the revamped offensive line the O-line passed test flying colors, for at least prowess! #1 Right Right guard guard Antoine Antoine Caldwell, Caldwell, above, above, (college (college photo) photo) and left leftLong tackle #76 native and #1 and tackle #76 25-year-old Beach his full-time skate career. Each one of the could move folks around in the trenches and provide could move folks around in the trenches and provide week one. How hot Duane Brown, below below are are key key components components of of the the Texan Texan new rushing rushing attack. Duane Brown, new growing businessattack. mogul. Schaub with enough familytime members that lives running with him plays a to pass and create lanes Schaub withknow enough to pass running lanes Now we thetime Texans can and scorecreate points in bunches, is Terry KenThe show will chroniclefor how ­­significant roleWell, in his life. Everyone from his running back Arian Foster. I’m pleased to report for back Arian I’m pleased report but running it traditionally has Foster. been anWell, air based attack.toAgainst nedy? He’s so hot “TK” tries to maintain a fun-loving protective older brother to hisforwise and carthe O-line passed the test with flying colors, at least the Colts, O-linethey passed the testthe with flying offense, colors, for at least introduced balanced which feathat BET has attitude while dealing withweek the obing grandmother who shaped the person that one.running week tured one. the of Arian Foster and the outcome was a launched a stacles that life presents. He Now moved Terry is today. we know know the Texans Texans can score score points points in in bunches, bunches, Now we the can record-setting afternoon. 10-week reality his family from the rough but streets But of course, the obvious question begs it traditionally has been an air based attack. Against butConsider it traditionally hasArian beenFoster’s an air based attack. yards Against series called this: RB 231 rushing on of Long Beach to a nice home in the they introduced to be asked. How doesoffense, a Black kid from the the Colts, the balanced which feathe Colts, they introduced the balanced offense, on which feaBeing Terry 33 carries (three TD’s) were the second-most Kickoff suburbs of “The Valley.” He supports a hood in Long Beach get involved in skatetured the running of Arian Foster and the outcome was a tured the running of Arian He Foster and the was a Kennedy, airWeekend in NFL history. theoutcome first 200-yard boarding in therecorded first place? record-setting afternoon. record-setting afternoon. ing Tuesday’s at rushing performance in franchise history. Foster rushed “I Arian first picked up a skateboard around TK displays the skills that have made him Consider this:in RB RB Foster’s 231 rushing yards on this: Foster’s 231 rushing yards on 9 pm CST, chroni191 yards theArian second half and 125 yards in the one of the top skaters in the world. forConsider H KENNEDY, 33 carries (three TD’s) were the second-most on Kickoff 33 carries (threeHouston’s TD’s) were second-most on KickoffPage 9 fourth quarter. 257therushing yards represented Weekend in NFL NFL history.rushing He recorded recorded the first first 200-yard Weekend in history. He the 200-yard just the second 200-yard performance in team hisrushing performance in franchise history. Foster rushed rushing performance in franchise history. Foster rushed tory. forIt’s 191 yards inover the and second half and 125 yards for in the the for 191 yards the second and yards in been saidin overhalf again that125 in order fourth quarter. Houston’s 257 rushing yards represented fourth quarter. Houston’s 257 rushing yards represented Texans to achieve their goals this season, they must feajust the secondbalanced 200-yardoffensive rushing performance performance in team team hisjust second 200-yard rushing in histure the a more attack. In other words, tory. tory. improve a rushing game that was simply abysmal in 2009. It’sback been said Foster over and and over again that in inthe order for the the It’s been said over that order for Big Arian saysover the again team heard comments, Texans to achieve their goals this season, they must feaTexans to achieve their line. goals this season, they must feaespecially his offensive ture“We’ve moreheard balanced offensive attack. In other other words, ture aa more balanced offensive attack. In words, this whole offseason about how our run he I got here,” By Darrell K. Ardison improve a rushing game that was simply abysmal in 2009. improve a rushing game that abysmal in 2009. game wasn’t as efficient last was year simply and how if wesaid. had a run had to “We Big back Arian Foster saysthis the and teamcould heardhave the comments, comments, Big back says the team heard the game, weArian could Foster have done done that,”these convince s the especially his offensive line. especially his offensive line. young men that Stephen “We’ve heard heard this this whole whole offseason offseason about how how Page our run run “We’ve about our ★TEXANS, making a6comF. Austin game wasn’t as efficient last year and how if we had a run game wasn’t as efficient last year and how if wemitment had a run and beMustangs game, we we could could have have done done this this and and could could have have done done that,” that,” game, ing accountable prepare for the toughfor your actions est part of their 2010 ★TEXANS, Page 6 be★TEXANS, Page 6 along with football schedule, ing accountable head coach Pete Garebecause you’re ri had some daunting part of the team advice for upcoming By Darrell K. Ardison is important.” opponents. So Gareri “We haven’tDEFENDER went to the hallplayed a complete Several ways at Austin game yet,” said Houston area high By Darrell Darrell K.toArdison Ardison By K. High School in schools projected earn a spot Gareri, moments after DEFENDER DEFENDER search of playAustin Jeff went into their in defeated the playoffs ers. The success Davis 22-6game to improve third of the season still Several Houston area high high Several Houston area didn’t come to 5-1 on thethat season seeking first victory. schools projected to earn a spot schools projected to earn a spot overnight, but and 2-0 in District 21After advancing to the Class in the playoffs went into their in the playoffs went into their slowly the num4A. “I’m talking about 4A state semifinals last year, third game of the season still third game of the season still bers increased. a complete game in Pearland Dawson was one of seeking that first victory. seeking that first victory. This season, all three phases of the those schools after losing to After advancing to the Class the Mustangs After advancing to the Class game. Class 5A stalwarts Clear Springs Casey Davis, Austin H.S. head coach Pete Gareri, #84 Deandre Irving and #40 Jonathan Peguero are working hard to 4A state we semifinals lasttheyear, year, are up to 115 “Tonight had Ridge. 4A state semifinals last and Conroe Oak take team to the next level. Pearland Dawson was one of players, carrying lapses in the kicking Pearland Dawson was one of DAWSON (1-2) vs. NIMITZ (1-2) those schools after losing to anywhere from 35 gamethose and allowed Daschools after losing to Dawson broke into the win- Yet we had the comfort of being onds left in the second quarter. Class 5A stalwarts Clear Springs to 45 players on the varsity squad. vis toClass recover two on-side kicks,” 5A stalwarts ning column with aClear 28-0 Springs victory in situations like that before (tight “One of our strengths is in the and Conroe Oak Ridge. Thirty-nine suited up for the DaGareri said. “We also lost three and Conroe Oak Ridge. 4A pow- games) and we were able to steal on the road at perennial offensive and defensive lines,” DAWSON (1-2) vs. NIMITZ (1-2) vis game. fumbles so we’ve definitely got DAWSON (1-2) vs. NIMITZ (1-2) led one at the end,” Gareri said. erhouse Dayton. The Eagles Gareri said. “We may not have Dawson broke into the winGareri revealed that injuries room21-0 to improve. The into good thing Dawson broke the winat halftime behind Steve Following a scoreless first the depth that many teams posning column with a 28-0 victory had played a major role in Ausis wening still have our best game column three-yard with a 28-0TD victory Orisakwe’s run, quarter against Davis, Austin took sess, but what we do have is very on the road at perennial 4A powtin’s demise in recent seasons. ahead of us.” on road at11-yard perennial 4A powTrethe Oliver’s scoring run just two plays to dent the scoregood.” erhouse Dayton. The Eagles led “Three years in a row we lost our The SFA faithful are hoping erhouse TheTD Eagles Some of Austin’s unsung and an Dayton. eight-yard run led by board as senior quarterback Casey 21-0 at halftime behind Steve starting tailback in thefaced first game that Gareri proves to be prophetic 21-0 halftime behindTDSteve went to work behindhopes an heroes include PaytonatJones. A 40-yard pass Davis Austin (dark uniforms) to improve to 3-0 Juan this Gonzalez, week against rival Milby. Here they Orisakwe’s three-yard TD run, of the season,” he said. because over the next four weeks Orisakwe’s run, offensive line that Daniel Cedillo, Devaughn Madfrom Garry three-yard Kimble to TD Randall Scarborough lastincludes week in three a 50-0 victory. Tre Oliver’s 11-yard scoring was run seniors and two juniors. “Along with that, this is the Austin will play Tre Oliver’s 11-yard scoring run ise, Joseph Mares and Juarez. Weeks in theSharpstown, third quarter and an eight-yard TD run by first season in since Reagan, Waltrip and Yates to and an eight-yard by he Davis ran for five yards off talented corps the only scoring in TD the run second purposefully set up a tough GarnerA rushed forskill-position 164 yards and 3 loss to Elkins the I’ve 2010been sea- here Payton Jones. A 40-yard TD pass Austin (dark uniforms) hopes to improve to 3-0 this week against rival Milby. Here they faced that we’ve had a senior starting closePayton out the regular season with Austin (dark uniforms) hopes improve 3-0 this week Milby. Dayton Here they faced tackle before completing a to added is led two byto Davis, sophomore tailhalf. Jones. A 40-yard TD pass right non-district schedule to help preadditional scoresagainst to sonrival opener, couldn’t from Garry Kimble to Randall Scarborough last week in a 50-0 victory. quarterback,” Gareri said. a postseason berth at stake. Scarborough last week in Julio a 50-0 from Garry Kimble to Randall 29-yard passdown to backSFA Tavares Guity and overcome DAWSON VS. NIMITZ pare fortouchdown district games the victory. give an Garner, advantage they four first-half“That Weeks in the third quarter was alone can make so differThese are the best of times for Weeks in the third was Guity thetoMustangs an seniornever tightrelinguish. end Deandre Irving. turnovers despite rushingmuch The Eagles look quarter to continue line. that “Yougave have get through would for 178 the only scoring in the second he purposefully set up a tough Garner rushed for 164 yards and 3 loss to Elkins in the 2010 seaence on the football field because an Austin varsity football program the scoring in the he purposefully settoup tough rushed 164defense yards and loss in to the Elkins in the 2010 seathey would never sur- Garner The Mustangs’ is 3yards theironly winning ways thissecond week advantage some tough games getabetter,” Milby will befor trying to get into game’s first 24 minyou’ve got the experience half. non-district schedule to help preadded two additional scores to son opener, Dayton couldn’t that has struggled for most of half. non-district schedule help pre- added additional scores to son a to mainstay ledwin bytwo Peguero, at defenwhen they take on Aldine render. Wells Rigo said. Juarez, “There isn’t an easy the column at Juarez the expense of utes. opener, Dayton couldn’tfactor workingturned and thefirst-half leader in remains DAWSON VS. NIMITZ pare for district games down the give SFA an advantage they overcome fourif the first-half the past 40 years. The Mustangs the for offensive kicked sive SFA end and DAWSON games downthe the give an two-way advantage they overcome four Nimitz. VS. TheNIMITZ Cougars notched onpare week fordistrict us.” line, their long-time rivals. performer Buffs’ Angleton tables calm, then the remainder of havetheir only enjoyed three winning The Eagles look to continue line. “You have to get through would never relinguish. turnovers despite rushing for 178 point for 7-0 Timmell Davis. Austin Putman has sur- turnovers Thefirst Eagles lookweek to continue line. “You have to lead. get through would never relinguish. for 178 the win last by rally- extra AUSTIN (2-0) vsa MILBY (0-2) quarterback Lawrence the seconddespite half. rushing Senior quarterteam does as well.” seasons since 1970 and none since their winning ways this week some tough games to get better,” Milby will be trying to get into yards in the game’s first 24 minOn tough its offensive rendered only six points two yards their winning thisroad week to get possesbetter,” Milby will be trying toreceiver getininto in the game’s 24 mining from behindways on the to some This is next angames old-fashioned rival- and dimunitive wide back Quandre Diggsfirst (91 yards on Davis, who completed 2000.when They’re looking for their when they they take13-9. on Nimitz Aldine sion, Wells said. “There isn’t an easy easy the win Bautista column atwill the expense expense of utes. utes. two-way performer Jonathan district contests. take on Aldine Wells said. isn’t an win column at the of defeat Conroe ry game so“There you can throw the the Sergio have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yardsevenof-16 passes for yards first Nimitz. playoff 9-6 berth since 2002. Nimitz. Thewith Cougars notched week for us.” their long-time rivals. Buffs’ Angleton turned the152 tables inand came towindow. the forefront. When Davis closed Buffs’ within sneak The Cougars notched week for us.” their long-time rivals. Angleton turned the tables in trailed less than two Peguero records out the team primed for confrontation. to cap a 53-yard, 15-play a touchdown against Davis, The Mustangs opened district their firstremaining win last last week week byfourth rally- Peguero, AUSTIN (2-0) vs MILBYand (0-2) quarterback Lawrence Putman the second half. Senior quartera linebacker the 14-6 at the of the thirdthe their first win by rallyAUSTIN (2-0) MILBY (0-2) quarterback Lawrence Putman minutes in the SFA has a vs chance to improve ANGLETON (2-1)beginning vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drivesecond in the half. third Senior quarterquarterto give emerged on the (91 scene in on 2009 play ing by squeezing past Houston ing from behind on the road to This is an old-fashioned rivaland dimunitive wide receiver back Quandre Diggs (91 yards on heart and soul of Austin’s defense, quarter, Austin answered with an from behind on the road to This is an old-fashioned rivaland dimunitive wide receiver back Quandre Diggs yards quarter when Torian Amos to 3-0 after demolishing The Wildcats played possum in his team a 17-10 edge. when he wasn’t expected to be the Sterling 3-0 at Barnett Stadium. defeat Conroe 13-9. Nimitz ry game so you can throw the Sergio Bautista will have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yard checked into the Mustangs’ offen18-yard touchdown run by Davis defeat Conroe 13-9. Nimitz ry game so you can throw the Sergio Bautista will have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yard hauled in a 65-yard touchdown Scarborough 50-0 at Barnett the first quarter against Dayton. The Wildcats were at it again starter. Yet he became a second“A lot of our players are veterans trailed 9-6Flavies with less less thanat two two records outMustangs’ the window. team primed for in confrontation. sneak to cap cap quarter. 53-yard, 15-play 15-play backfield and carried the ball team with 5:17 left third stanza. trailed 9-6 with than records out the window. primed for confrontation. to aa 53-yard, pass from Heffner the sive Stadium. quarterback In the opening 12the minutes, the sneak in the fourth selection after team all-district who minutes have logged plentyin ofthe playminutes remaining in the fourth SFA has a chance to improve ANGLETON (2-1) vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drive in the third quarter to give give five consecutive times. He led off Irving caught a two-point converremaining fourth SFA has a chance to improve ANGLETON (2-1) vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drive in the third quarter to 1:58 mark to provide game- Casey Davis tossed three touch- Broncos dictated the game’s Ryan Jackson, who rushed for leading District 21-4A in passing ing time on the varsity level,” quarter when Torian Torian Amos Amos the to 3-0 after demolishing The Wildcats Wildcats played possum in his his team team aa 17-10 17-10 edge. edge. foray withafter a and 33-yard burst off tempo sion pass fromplayed Davis toanprovide quarter to 3-0 demolishing The possum in winner. when down passes ran for two and jumped out to early and rushing for more than Gareri said. “That’s where I behauled in aacoach 65-yard touchdown Scarborough 50-0 back at Barnett Barnett the the first quarter against Dayton. The Wildcats Wildcats were were at at it it again again 350 thefirst final scoring margin (22-6). hauled in 65-yard Scarborough 50-0 at quarter against The Dawson Eric touchdown Wells said right moretackle. while running Tavares 10-0 advantage. After a Dayton. tough 8★H.S. FOOTBALL, Page 6 yards. lievepass we had an advantage in the pass from from Flavies Flavies Heffner Heffner at at the the Stadium. Stadium. Mustangs’ quarterback quarterback In the the opening 12 minutes, minutes, the in the the fourth fourth quarter. quarter. Davis culminated the possesGareri and 12 his coachingthe staffin Mustangs’ In opening Sterling game. 1:58 mark mark to to provide provide the the gamegame- sion Casey Davis tossedsprint three around touch- Broncos Broncos dictated thein game’s game’s Ryan Jackson, Jackson, who who rushed rushed for for withDavis a 33-yard arrived on the scene 2005, and Ryan 1:58 Casey tossed three touchdictated the H MUSTANGS, Page 6 “Their players were just as winner. down passes and ran for two tempo and jumped out to an early right end and the Mustangs led he inherited a total of 22 players. winner. down passes and ran for two tempo and jumped out to an early talented if not more than ours.said Dawson coachsoEric Eric Wells said 14-0 more while running back25Tavares Tavares 10-0 advantage. After a tough tough 88with four minutes, sec“Football was After not a apriority when Dawson coach Wells more while running back 10-0 advantage. ★H.S. FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL, Page Page 6 6 ★H.S.

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eight seasons before joining the Houston Texans in the 2002 from page 5 The Astros Pitcher of thecontinued Year is Brett Myers, who Clemente expansionAward. draft. He was the Continued from page 5 Continued from page 5 done.” first ProBay’s Bowler in Crawford Texans his-earned the Greater tossed at least 6.0 innings in a franchise-record 32 Tampa Carl Brett Myers, Chris Johnson and Geoff Blum will Born in fi Corpus Christi, Berry Houston tory, and Major officially retiredPlayer as a of the Year award. games to begin the season. In his rst year with League selected to finish sixth earned on ERA the UIL TexanWaters, on July the 29, Astros 2010. Glenn be among the honorees at the 26th annual Houston Houston, Myers went 14-8 witha aspot 3.14 in Alla Barry director of team travel, in the preseason coaches Time Texas High School also be played for the Dallas Baseball Dinner, presented by the Houston Athletic career-high 223.2 innings. will recognized with the Fred Hartman Award for district poll. Needless to Football Team after a stellar Cowboys in 2005. Committee, Minute Maid, the Houston Chapter of Chris Johnson, who led all National League rookies Long and Meritorious Service to Baseball award. Beall is the Man career at Paris High in East A native of Temple, “Mean” say, that didn’t sit well the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and in batting average, earned the Astros Rookie of the Waters has served 26 Texas seasons as the club’s traveling What happens when you Texas. He went on to star at Joe Greene led North with the Rebels. the Astros. The dinner will be held on Friday, Jan. Year honors. Johnson hitSouthern .308 during his rookie secretary. blister an opponent for a Methodist, where he State to a 23-5-1 record from Westbury head coach 14, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the season with 11 home runs and RBI in 94 games. In addition, Athletic Committee will career high 195 yards rushing was an 52 All-Southwest 1966-68 andthe wasHouston a consensus George Campbell is Hilton Americas Convention Center Hotel. Conference pick in given 1954 and All-America pickKnoblauch in 1968. He Blum will receive the Darryl Kile Award, to present the Ray Award to the area’s on just 19 carries. You’re beginning his second Pence will receive his first Astros Most Valuable wasthe named to SMU’s Hall of was enshrined in the College the individual who reflects qualities of decency outstanding high school coach in 2010 and will named C-USA Offensive By Hall Max Edison tour of duty at the Fame earlier this year. Football Fame in 1984. Area’s Preseason Player award. In his fourth season with the club in and character represented by the former AstrosBerry recognize the of Greater Houston Player of the Week and that DEFENDER caught 631 passes for 9,275 Greene was selected by the position. Campbell was 2010, Pence hit .282 with 25 homers and 91 RBI pitcher. Blum, an active member of the Houston College Player of the Year. The event will also honor was bestowed on talyards and 68 touchdowns from Steelers with the fourth overall Westbury’s head coach and has recorded 25 home runs in each of the last community during his tenure with the Astros, recognize the 16-member All-Greater Houston ented Cougar Jr. running 1955-97 for the Baltimore pickonly in thethe 1969 NFL Draftof and ell, it’s first game from 1995 to 2003 three seasons. was also the club’s nominee thewas 2010 Roberto High School team.the season, but back Bryce Beall. Colts.forHe inducted into youPreseason played 13 seasons as the most have to be excited about the way the fightbefore away Beall stepping scored three touchthe Pro Football Hall of Fame feared member of the famed in’ Texans dismissed their old nemesis, the Indy Photos courtesy of the Texans for a few years and best and in 1973. “Steel Curtain,” winning four downs tying a career Arian Foster has been the major benefactor of the Texans new offensive scheme. Colts, last weekend at Reliant. course, working an of assistant. Bradley, nicknamed “Super Super Bowls and Of playing in 10there was a sellrattled offas runs 43, 35 and out crowd that was more than amped up He was the running Bill” for his ability to play Pro Bowls. He was named for to the kick-off of 31 yards in helping Houston the NFL regular season, which longsuffering Texan fans Continued from page 1 that first down. When times get won one game, but it’s important to seemingly every position well, the All-Pro team eight times, backs coach this in to a 54-24 winprior over to UTEP “I cannot imagine a better use of NSP funding in personal fi nancial management and home hope will be their first visit to the playoffs. start the season off on a positive note.” tough, we want to be a unit you can quarterbacked Palestine High to including five first-team nods, season. Houston Habitat will receive $1,445,000 from continued from page 5 the conference opener. count on, whatever running play it is, Against the Colts,than the cleaning Texans had adistressed the 1964 3A state champiandtowas named Defensive up lots and replacing maintenance. You also have be enthused at the intensity level the the City of Houston to construct 17 homes on Campbell says you Class Texas FosterBowl said.Announces “We heard those whis- inside or outside.” 15-play scoring drive in the third quaronship. He playedteam collegiately Player of the Year in 1972has and eyesores with brand-new homes occupied by “Thanks to the American taxpayer, the City displayed, which quite frankly been somewhat the sites of foreclosed and abandoned properties have toTexas workBowl hard Theall 7:57 who minutes. pers offseason and you try to shake Fellow line mate left tackle Duane ter that consumed at to thework University ofunderwhelming Texas, was named to ofwhen families are willing hard to become of 1974. Houston, the hundreds volunteers who on farGreene tooand many occasions the team in theechoes Fifth Ward area. Each house Drives is allocated to be successful no Committee recently them, but that wears you down after Brown the sentiments. “We’re like that bring smiles to the where he was a three-time letthe NFL’s 75th Anniversary Alltax-paying homeowners and help create bright help make these new homes more affordable by takes the field. Normally, the outcome is very predictable, a “hardgroup cost” in of the $85,000, according to Houston matter you are awhile. who You can doclass oneofof two a young offensive line faces of the defensive players, espeterman, moving from quarterTime Team in 1994 and is a announced the 2010 futures for their children and their children,” said providing free labor for non-trade construction, a big fat loss. Habitat Executive Director Algenitacially Davis. things.Bowl You can either let it get to you and we wanted to make a statement linebacker DeMeco Ryans. back to defensive back, and was member of the Pro Football playing. The Rebels Texas Gridiron Dougup Garrison, chairman of the Houston Habitat 17Hall blighted properties the Fifth Ward willOn be No, this was a different groupofin of fightin’ Texans. “It fires us (defense) to see the or let it get in you and I feel like it got with our play,” Brown shared. “We a team captain in 1968. of Fame Class 1987. “This is a great opportunity from the City of were in Class 5A by for the Legends presented Board of Directors. replaced by attractive, three-bedroom homes with defense, they came out with a surly attitude, led by his in us. We are going to try to contin- want to dictate thelower-income outcome of the offensive Bradley was drafted by the Moses, a Houston native, letHouston to help families fulfill line the push people off the duration of Wrangler andCampbell’s Cavender’s Houston Habitat builds homes for purchase garages and a yard,” Davis said. “But even more ue that moving forward.” game with our play. We’re a young ball,” Ryans said. “That’s what I like Philadelphia Eagles in 1969 and tered for the University of “royal highness of surliness,” safety Bernard Pollard. dream of home ownership,” she said. first tour of duty the as old-school head Boot City,also which who otherwise 17defensive families a place to call to see, our justlower-income dominate and Houstonians Foster lovesincludes fla- unit overall, butkicked we’re coming togethwas a three-time All-Pro selec- importantly, Texas in 1960 and 1961.will Even potential All-World end have Mario Williams The “NSP” off on Oct. 11 between the offense by Pro Hall of Famers coach the Rebels. vor Football thatfor a power running game gives er at the right time. We know if we put run the ball down would their throat. That for conventional tion before retiring in 1977. Playing both ways at the offennot qualify of traditional home, a place to raise children and a place to feel came ready to dominate, and did just that. 1800-2000 blocks of Pannell Street with more Raymond Berry Westbury was and Joe you. a body on someone, #23 will find a means when we gogovernment back on the mortgages. field Bradley iscarry a member of the sive she and added. defensive end posiLoans zero safe,” The real key for the squad, that made yours truly simply thanand 400 communitywe’re leaders Greene, University fresh. It gives us extradown juice payments to “It’s aformer different feel. wear the seam getvolunteers something and positive.” Texas High School Football, tions, Moses led the Longhorns successful in 5A backYou of interest; are deferred viagiddy “sweat Anyone volunteering build is with joy,in was theinterested way theinvaunted Texantooffense coming together to work side-by-side with defense down andstars like Ifully said, it’s a test In addition to aggressive play by the go out there and do what we have to University of Texas, receptions during the 1961 Texas defensive Bill then and Campbell equity” requirements and other assistance urged visit houstonhabitat.org or call performed. Now wetoall know that Andre Johnson is one of Habitat homebuyers who clock “sweat equity” of wills,” #23 opined. “Running the O-line and powerful running by do.” Philadelphia Eagles and Texas season and was a consensus Bradley and Moses, and expects the Bob Rebels to be programs; and homeowners are offered the classes 713-671-9993. world’s truly dominant receivers andpick. Matt Schaub is a hoursthe to third help member defer down payment footballnative, is old fashioned. It’s just you Foster, of the rush- costs. With the Washington Redskins next Sports Halls of Fame. All-Southwest Conference Aldine Texas A&M just as successful now. who with against them and they know you are ing trinity is fullback Vonta Leach. up on the schedule, Leach cautions Glenn starred inPro-Bowl the Lone QB, At thecan endpass of that year,the he best was of them. What star and former Houston Photos courtesy of the Texans going to run. We know we’re going to Leach was the lead blocker, blowing that the team will not be over confiStar State for nearly entireunsure selected as the wehiswere of was if Outstanding the revamped offensive line Texan Aaron Glenn. #1 Right guard Antoine Caldwell, above, (college photo) and left playing tackle career. #76 He was a four- Defensive Player in the 1962 run. It’s just whoever is going to step up linebackers at the point of attack on dent. could move folks around in the trenches and provide Bowl Gridiron Brown, below key components of thea Texan new rushing “We know we’re good football of the key gains by Foster.are Make upTexasand make a play.” mostDuane yearattack. letterman at Aldine Nimitz Cottontime Bowltowhen ledcreate a  Schaub with enough passheand running lanes Legends presented by Drafted in 2009 as a center in the no mistake about it, Leach loves the team, so we don’t want to get too high before moving on to Navarro defensive effort that shut down  for running back Arian Foster. Well, I’m pleased to report “We’ve got a selfless group after one big win,” #44 cautioned. third round, Antoine Caldwell has5set- physical style of offense. College, where he earned a vaunted Ole Miss passing Wrangler and Cavender’s Continued from page  Allthe O-line passed theintest with flying colors, for at least players thattoare pointed toward   attack          “It’s aof beautiful feeling be able to “We’ll keep working hard because the tled City in as are theallteam’s starting right Conference and All-American a 12-7 victory, giving Boot individuals           week one. the same goal,” Gareri said. “They guard. He explains the prevailing atti- this pound honors as a sophomore. Glenn head coach Darrell Royal his “Casey is very aware is the ball, even when the opposi- Redskins are next on the schedule and who made a significant con- that             we know Texans score know we wouldn’t this tude and howsaid. tion knows we intend to run the have foot- gotten they will be tough at home. We know played his junior andNow senior firstthe bowl win. can Moses waspoints in bunches,  not within a one-man team,” Gareri tribution to the theoffensive game ofline foot where far with relying upon one another.” our goal for this season. We think we it leads to success running the football,” Leach beamed. “It wears a seasons at Texas A&M, named to the 1960’s All-Decade but it traditionally has been an air based attack. Against “He’s appreciative of what the guys       ball in the state of Texas, are aseason playoff team. We just need to go ball. defense downAustin’s when you lone keep coming he was a two-timethe All-Colts, Team and was inducted into the loss of the they introduced the balanced offense, which fea     in theattrenches are doing for the either hightoschool, col “We’rethe trying change the mental- at them like that. I think it also sends a setback out there to and prove it every week, one Southwest Conference pick and Longhorn HallFoster of Honor inthe outcome was a was a 37-30 non-district tured the running of Arian and team and he’s the first one to share legiate professional level. ity. Weor want to be a physical group,” messagePasadena to other teams on Rayburn. our sched- game at a time. The Redskins are next a 1993 All-American. Glenn 2001. Moses was a founding    Sam record-setting afternoon. the limelight.” “This isexplains. arguably“We thewant deep-to be a ule. They’ll see this performance on and we know what we need to do!”  Caldwell was drafted by the New York  member of the Texas Bowl However, two wins in their final Consider this: RB Arian Foster’s 231 rushing yards on    When Davis injured tape and figure out that we’re for real group you can count was on with 4th andin the Jets with the 12th overall pick Board of Directors. est and most star-studded (three TD’s) were the second-most on Kickoff four regular-season games would 33 carries Milby game, Tavares shifted over this year. Now of course we’ve just 1, 3rd and inches, that’s going to get in 1994 and played there for class of Gridiron Legends,”

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Following a disappointing home loss to Friendswood to open the season and rebounding with a 27-24 win over Brazoswood, Angleton head coach Finis Vanover said his team may have found itself. “It was a bunch of young men deciding what happened at the end of last year and in the opener against volleyball teams continued ETC. Friendswood wasn’t going to happen theirInwinning recently. a battle ofways the top two-ranked Class 4A football teams again,” Vanover said. “I think you saw Class division, By Darrell K. Ardison inIn thethe state, No.5A 2 Aledo knocked off No. 1 Lake Travis 14that new team come out in the second 10 to snap aCypress 48-game Woods winning streak. The three-time top-ranked DEFENDER half and we got after some folks.” defending 4A Division champs were beaten by the defendswept District 17-5A Ifoes Elsik jumped out to a 21-0 advantage ing 4A Division II champions. shy of Houston area high Cy-Fair and Cypress Falls toTravis was one win Several over Fort Bend Marshall and held on to tying Southlake Carroll’s state record for consecutive victoimprove to 26-1 on the seaschools projectedwin to 21-14. earn aJerry spotBynum rushed for 316 ries. the game-winning score in the final 13 seconds. So far in 2010, Dulles trailed Hastings 23-0 before rebounding for a 24-23 victory. The Vikings faced a 28-6 deficit to Seven Lakes and then roared back with 15 fourthquarter points to secure a 36-35 win. Apparently a 35-20 deficit to Alief Taylor in the Vikings’ third game of the season wasn’t enough to get their attention as Dullestop suffered first loss of the season (35-27). Houston’s highits school

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victory. The problem was it had to come against West Brook. The Bruins featured a plethora of weapons against IKE, including quarterback Bruce Reyes (209 passing yards, two TDs) receivers Jalen Malone (four receptions, one TD) and Jacolby Cunigan (three receptions, two TDs) along with running back Dylan Harvey (32 rushing yards, two TDs). West Brook led by 27 points at intermission en route to a 42-21 victory over the Eagles. Katy is coming off a bye week after opening the season with convincing wins over North Shore and Alief Taylor.

a 21-10 halftime advantage over Bay City and settled for a 31-28 setback. ★TEXANS, Page 6 The Lions never led in a rivalry game against Madison as the Marlins received rushing touchdowns from Demarcus Willis and Victor Gibson to secure a 17-7 victory. Yates first-year starting quarterback Rashad Jackson threw for 121 yards and a touchdown against Madison. Wheatley was limited to 144 total yards against Westbury as the Rebels prevailed 28-6. The Wildcats’ lone score came on a 63-yard pass from Xavier Howard to William Jackson.

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secure a playoff berth and make that     recorded    Weekend in NFL history. He the  first 200-yard from his Bowl tailback position to guide said Texas executive               non-district loss, non-relevant. Austin Mustangs entrance bubble rushing performance in franchise history. Foster rushed  the team at quarterback. B:10.88” director Heather Houston. for 191 yards in the second half and 125 yards in the The Tigers tend to give opponents a yards on 33 carries, including TD runs Ardison “Each of these five men left H.S. Football fourth quarter. Houston’s 257 rushing yards represented of seven and 65 yards in the first 12 false sense of security as in both games continued fromonpage an indelible mark the 5 continued from page 5 just the the second 200-yard rushing opponent scored first performance to take an in team hisminutes to set the tone for the victory. game in Texas and Park. we are tory over Kingwood tory. early lead only to fall prey to an avaCaleb Bedford threw a 27-yard 149 yards on 17 carries, broke off a 47Magnoliaproud was led extremely toby beCourtney associ- Felinski’s 18 kills while lanche of over Katy and points. yard run. Rodney Hall followed up with touchdown pass to Demarcus SmithIt’s to been said over again that in order for the Paigewith Holland assistsI and two aces. Katzy Randall ated eachhad of 56 them. Donovonn Young is thethis featured backthey must feaa 25-yard run that set up a two-yard TD finish off the scoring for the Rams. Texans to achieve their goals season, addedto16thank kills and ace. want the an Gridiron in a bruising Katyoffensive rushing attack thatIn is other words, run by Diggs that increased the KATY (2-0) vs. BEAUMONT WEST BROOK ture a more balanced attack. The Bulldogs are 20-6 on the season. Legends selection committee by a punishing defense. (3-0) Wildcats lead to 24-10. improvecomplemented a rushing game that was simply abysmal in 2009. The Broncos responded with a 99This shapes up as one of the top YATES (1-2) vs. WHEATLEY (0-3) Dulles Up Short Comeback Bid for theComes wonderful jobInthey’ve saysMagazine the team heard Texas Foster Football pickedthe comments, Starback Arian yard kickoff return for a touchdown by early-season matchups in the LoneBig Despite trailing by three touchdowns in each of their first 6 and Seven Lakes, Dulles especially histwo offensive these schoolsline. to win the district Xavier Baldwin that sliced the deficit in State. two games★EDISON, against Alief Page Hastings “We’ve thisrespective whole offseason titlesheard in their districts. about how our run Eisenhower was one of those highlyhalf. However, that was the only time defied the odds and came back to win both games. as opened efficientthelast year with and how Yates season a winif we had a run third wasn’t the Broncos touched the ball in the touted schools that went into its game This comes on the heels of losing four games in the final over Booker Washington. blew fourth quarter. game of the season seeking that initial 61 seconds Ardison last season. Three times their opponent scored game, we could haveT.done this andThen could have done that,” Darrell

son. in the playoffs went into their No. two Klein Oak, 22-2, third game of the season still defeated Cy-Fair to win the seeking that first victory. instances, these are Africans who were made Italian, Gaddafi Kingwood Tournament chamAfter advancing to the Class CLASSIFIED British and French citizens under colonization,” Ali, continued from page 3 58, said. pionship. 4A state semifinals last year, “Tomorrow Europe might no longer be European, “These men and women or their parents have NOTICE TO Cy Woods is currently Pearland Dawson was one of and even to schools after losing to fought in European wars on the side of England, CONTRACTORS ranked No.Black, threeasinthere the are millions who want those Sealed bids, in duplicate, addressed to come in,” Gaddafi reportedly told a European news France, Germany and Italy, and now that their own Greater Southeast Management District coaches’ state 5A poll while Class 5A stalwarts Clear Springs agency. “WeThe don’t know what will happen, what will lands have been stripped of natural and material will be received at 5445 Almeda, #503, Texas Lottery Commission is committed to including Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) Klein Oak jumped to No. and Conroe Oak Ridge. Houston, TX 77004, until 3:00 PM, Friday, be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans wealth – often by these Europeans – they have no October 1, 2010. Bids will be publicly five. Other Houston-area DAWSON (1-2) vs. NIMITZ (1-2) opened and read at 3:30 PM on Friday, faced with this influx of starving and ignorant place to go. It seems ironic that the same paternalisOctober 1, 2010 for furnishing all labor, in include its procurement opportunities. or woman-owned company may qualify to be ranked schools Katy Dawson broke into the win-Your minorityAfricans. tic governments who subjugated them because they materials, equipment, and incidentals, as required, for the construction of Riverside We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced were ‘child-like’ now wish to disown their child-citat No. 11 and No. 15 The ning column with a 28-0 victory Hospital Area Streetscape Improvements project (sidewalk reconstruction and certified a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of Texas. and united continent or if it willas be destroyed, as izens.” Woodlands. onhapthe road at perennial 4A powlandscaping) in Houston, Texas. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. pened with the barbarian invasions,” Gaddafi said. Slowing the migration of Africans to Italy to a Magnolia is the top area erhouse Dayton. The Eagles led the following locations: (1) Dodge Reports, Historian Abdulmolsen Ali said that the precarious trickle seems vital to the Italian economy of late. The 10606 Hempstead Road, Suite 110, Houston, school in the Class 4A state 21-0 at halftime behind Steve TX 77092;(2) AGC,3825 Dacoma,Houston,TX nature of relations between Gaddafi and leaders of is in another man’s heart, but if the billions he is European Commission figures estimate that the 77092; and (3) Houston Minority Business poll at No. three with Orisakwe’s three-yard TD run, Development Ctr, 2900 Woodridge, Suite African countries, particularly those with large seeking annually from each of these countries is pro- number of illegals being denied entry at Libyan 310,Houston,TX 77087. The right is reserved, Friendswood, Brenham andinflux. In fact, Ali Tre Oliver’s Muslim populations, remains sugvided,11-yard the entirescoring African run continent may be able to hands fell in 2009 to 7,300 from 32,052 in 2008. Col. as the interest of the Owner may require, to Barbers falling in may line speak at to racial fears and inan support eight-yard TD run by influence,” Ali said. Gaddafi has forged close ties with Italy since a reject any and all bids,and to waive any inforgests thatHill while Gaddafi itself without European mality in bids received. Plans, specifications and bidding documents be obtained at Austin hopes 3-0 this week against rival may Milby. Here they faced four Stratford Payton Jones. pass Gaddafi orderthrough to presssix. these nations is for funds, the monies Italy A has40-yard already TD provided with(dark funds uniforms) to friendship treaty to wasimprove signed twoto years ago. It sought the office of the Engineer, ESPA CORP, Inc., would largely benefit Africans themselves.from Garry have Libyans AfricansScarborough at sea and either to drawinaa line under historic bitterness between last week 50-0 victory. ranked No. nine andthe upstart Kimble intercept to Randall 7120 Grand Blvd., Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77054 for a non-refundable fee of $40.00 per “Col. Gaddafi hasisrepeatedly to use in holdthe them in Libya or return Pearland Dawson No. 11. said he wants Weeks third quarter wasthem to their respective Libya and Italy, its former colonial master. set. Make checks payable to Greater Southeast Management District. A pre-bid the moniesis 21-6 supplied countries within has second received sharp criticism for set Aupconfidential fromyards EU and Dawson afterbyregisthethe onlycountries. scoring Italy in the he purposefully a tough internal Garnersecurity rushedreport for 164 3 loss Elkins in the 2010 seaconference will beto held at Greater European Union to strengthen the infrastructure and allowing Libyans to detain or deport without proper police and border agencies, reportedly leaked to the Management District, 5445 tering a dramatic comeback half. non-district schedule to help pre- added two additional scores Southeast to son couldn’t Almeda, #502, opener, Houston, TX Dayton on economies of the African countries where the illegal screening. StatewatchTo whistleblower, said that 900,000 illegal For information about state certification and pare Texas Lottery learn more about the State of overcome Texas visit Wednesday, September HUB 22, 2010 atProgram, 2:00 win over Deer Park last DAWSON VS. NIMITZ for district games down the give SFA an advantage they four first-half PM. It is requested, but not mandatory, immigrants are coming from. Is it that Gaddafi is “In many instances these Africans have no permis- immigrants were entering the EU every year. that each bidder be represented at the week. The Eagles prevailed The Eagles look tocountry; continue line. “You have to get through would never relinguish.and Support turnovers despiteweb rushing for 178 procurement our HUB Coordinator, the Texas Procurement Services page at: racist against Africans? Maybe. Noopportunities, one knows what sioncontact to be in the however, in just as many pre-bid conference. 19-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-10, their winning ways this week some tough games to get better,” Milby will be trying to get into yards in the game’s first 24 minJoyce Bertolacini atwhen (512)they 344-5293 15-12 as outside hitter take on orAldine Wells said. “There isn’t anhttp://www.window.state.tx.us/procurement/prog/hub/ easy the win column at the expense of utes. Yewande Akanbi led the way Nimitz. The Cougars notched week for us.” their long-time rivals. Buffs’ Angleton turned the tables in joyce.bertolacini@lottery.state.tx.us in the match with 22 kills. their first win last week by rally- AUSTIN (2-0) vs MILBY (0-2) quarterback Lawrence Putman the second half. Senior quarterAfter finishing in the top ing from behind on the road to This is an old-fashioned rival- and dimunitive wide receiver back Quandre Diggs (91 yards on 10 at the prestigious Pearland defeat Conroe 13-9. Nimitz ry game so you can throw the Sergio Bautista will have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yard Tournament last month, trailed 9-6 with less than two records out the window. team primed for confrontation. sneak to cap a 53-yard, 15-play Dawson is serving notice that minutes remaining in the fourth SFA has a chance to improve ANGLETON (2-1) vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drive in the third quarter to give accomplishment was no quarter when Torian Amos to 3-0 after demolishing The Wildcats played possum in his team a 17-10 edge. fluke. hauled in a 65-yard touchdown Scarborough 50-0 at Barnett the first quarter against Dayton. The Wildcats were at it again Magnolia earned its 20th pass from Flavies Heffner at the Stadium. Mustangs’ quarterback In the opening 12 minutes, the in the fourth quarter. win of the season with a 211:58 mark to provide the game- Casey Davis tossed three touch- Broncos dictated the game’s Ryan Jackson, who rushed for 25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 vicwinner. down passes and ran for two tempo and jumped out to an early Dawson coach Eric Wells said more while running back Tavares 10-0 advantage. After a tough 8★H.S. FOOTBALL, Page 6 ★ARDISON, Page 6


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Breakfast Klub. One is my hustle, my hard work. I’m a very hard worker. My people skills, building relationships with people. I’ll use marketing, branding, and that’s what it’s about. Brand building for TSUNAA is going to be key, building a brand that people are excited about and that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to build a brand that people are excited about, that people are ready to throw on their hat and their shirt and show the world that they are TSU tigers.

paraphernalia. green industry. The Defender talked with Davis his pasThe Congressional Blackabout Caucus sion for TSU, his hopes for Historical Black College Foundation, which funds the legislative conand University andthat the direction he complans to ference, wants(HBCU) to ensure the Black take the organization. munity is aware of the changing job market,

Defender: What possessed you take on the new jobs and how to prepare fortothem. role“So of TSUNAA President? many people will never return to the Marcus Davis: The role of the alumni association jobs they lost,” said Rep. Elijah E.

is to promote education for studentsofand The CBC wants to ensure that the Black community is aware of the changCummings (D-Md.),opportunities honorary co-chair Defender: Why is it imperative for alumni to join opportunities for the university to advance education. this year’s events. “It’s our responsibility to ing job market, new jobs and how to prepare for them. the TSUNAA? I believe so much in education, I’m possessed by it. increase their ability to do the jobs that are By Shantella Y. alum Sherman Davis: It’s important for to join the TSUNAA That’s what possessed me to take that role. SPECIAL because TO THE there NNPAare FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER available to them.” row donation. informed,” Scott added. four keys to a successful university. Secondly, I believe that I had something to They will be holding several town hall The sessions will include “Beyond a Also, for the first time in its history, the One is the administration. Two is the faculty. Three is offer to the alumni association. I wanted to be able to (NNPA) In what appears to be a racially incendiary meetings throughout the week to discuss National AIDS Strategy: Next Steps in the conference is partnering with the National a great student body. And the fourth part is a strong lend my leadership skills, I wanted to be able to lend move, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, jobsbusiness and education, Cummings. alumni association. This isn’t my formula; this is just my savvy, andsaid I wanted to be able to give myFight Against HIV/AIDS in Black America” Black Justice Coalition to hold an LGBT recently offered to stem the steady influx of Africans Elsie Scott, president of the CBC and “Sister Speak: Reducing HIV/AIDS in leadership summit. The coalition is the only a formula that other universities use to make sure name to TSUNAA. I know that through the breakfast TSU Alumni President Marcus Davis signs up alumni Black members the Alumni that they are strongnations universities. the into various European in It’s an important effort toforkeep Foundation, people need toofknow Black Community” and “Beyond Blood: nation-wide gayatcivil rights Summit organizaklub we’ve hadsaid somethat success and because the suc- the National alumniand to join because the alumni told are a Italian part of the four Europe white civilized. Gaddafi Prime that we’ve federal areseeavailable, butlight. it’s Ino Marrow Donation Among African tion. cess had,jobs people us in a certain want Bone current students. We want to create a culture that when come into The Breakfast Klub, you’re going to see legs thatBerlusconi hold up the chair. Universities are sustained Minister Silvio on a recent trip to Rome that longer matter ofclearly takingunderstood a civic exam andyou Americans A Health and Wellness The goal of this summit is to bring attento make asure that it’s that what students graduate, they are ready and eager to become the Tiger flag waving. Most times, when you see me and they thrive(EU) based should off the support of the the European Union pay him at university. least 5bn having an Travis application read by aofsupervisor. tion to issues pertaining to gays and lesbians; see at 3711 is a direct result what you see at Luncheon.” a part of the alumni association and that can only be out in the street, either I have a TSU shirt on or a hat There are 9,300 students that are at 3100 Cleburne euros ($6.3 billion) a year to stop illegal African immi“There’re “CBC Foundation has an ongoing project including their fight for equality. The ulti3100 Cleburne.technological advances in the fostered through the work that we do on campus. Stuor a pin or something of that nature that identifies rightavoid now that are seeking a higher education that Defender: What are some of your and gration and a “Black Europe.” hiring process” Scott said. “Aplans computer to increase AIDs awareness with fulltime mate goal is for people to be able to come dents have to know what the alum is doing on campus that I went to Texas Southern. And I meet so many really old needracial your support. That is the single greatest upcoming for the TSUNAA this year? Massaging wounds and growing concerns, now scansevents each application looking for key research onwhy howwe towant prevent spreadinvolved of this intogether and have open and honest the so that’s to bethe intricately people that went to Texas Southerndiscusas a result of that reason why people should become members of the of Davis:and We phrases have homecoming coming which is disease,” Gaddafi hoped to capitalize on fears that millions words and we want theup, commusaid. have abasis. grantThe from lives ofScott students on a“We day-to-day alumnisions. and they’ll walk up to me and say, “Hey, you went alumni association, because the students are expressthe October and are changes a number of Africans, who once lived under the subjugation of nitylasttoweek be in cognizant ofthere these to the association Centers forisn’t Disease Control are parexecutive they’ll about the alum, and the alumni associa- Said toSharon TSU? SoLettman-Hicks, did I.” And in that conversation ing to you, “We want an education,” and we ought to alumni association events: the distinguished alumni ticipating European colonial rule and who were made citizens of increase their chances.” with the other Black directorexpress of thehow coalition, tion is about students andorganizations what we can dotofor the joyous a “Black time theycommunihad at Texas Southern be willing to work hard to give them the best educadinner, Grand National meeting, a TSUNAA would continue to migrate to their Thisayear’s conference will also attemptgeneral to get students. ties are but in crisis. It’s critical that we support out more attention to the public.” they haven’t been liberated to say “Oh yes, I’mthose nations, tion possible. body and ofnew course, the gamelaw and a Defender: are thewill essentials have a the empowerment Country” impoverished, and had without breaknational down meeting the complex healthcare This year theWhat conference have attoleast desires Tiger proud.”of Weanyone just havewho to change theto culture of“Mother how There are times that we’ve a nega-clear few parties. we act as alum. positive to rebuilding association? means oftive employment. through a Cliff-notes-type guidebook. Free onesuccessful workshopalumni focusing on Black women. contribute something light shown on TSU. The media and the press Defender: How do you plan to increase mem- “But Davis: asked meLGBT before people.” why did I step up to the Youall need willingofparticipants; you need our families,You healthcare screenings, panel discussions, we want aspects the community including has deemed it okay to do that and if you have a bership and awareness the TSUNAA? people that will make ★GADDAFI, Page and forums on serious of medical issues in the especially those at aa commitment. higher riskYou to need be people plate, and I’m not tooting my own horn, I know I’m strong alumni association, then no, they cannot just 6 Davis: My plan for getting up is to very visible. I know that we’re in the paper all the time, that are qualified and capable and that have given Black community will membership be arbitrarily write stories or play news clips that are build awareness. simply make people aware we’re on TV all the time and people know us in the because they went to Texas Southern University. featured. But It’s there willtobe in fact untrue, incorrect, unwarranted, unnecessary, that, number one, there is a national alumni association You need finances, you need people to step up to community and I believe that just by me stating how particular focus on because they know that there is a strong alumni asfor Texas Southern University. Number two, what we proud I am to be a Texas Southern graduate, it will the plate and say, ‘listen, I’m doing well for myself. HIV/AIDS and bone marsociation that will not tolerate that type of behavior. do as the national alumni association for Texas Southhopefully encourage others. We live in a time, where the That’s what we have to do to make sure our name I have graduated from Texas Southern and I have a ern University. And three, why they should participate tide of public opinion is very, very crucial. Where, if it’s stays good. We have to unify in order to make sure successful job, a successful career. I’m living well in as alum of Texas Southern University. not the popular thing to say or do, then people don’t do my home with two or three cars sitting in my garage, that people understand that we don’t tolerate negative Defender: What is your plan to make people it. If it is the popular thing to say or do, then people do 5,000 square feet in my home, and providing well publicity just for the sake of it. The other reason aware? it. I want people to know that it’s the right thing to show we have to join together is because there have been for my children and all that is a direct result of Texas continued from page 1 Davis: By being visible. One of the things we have your Tiger pride and so that’s why I do it. In the past, Southern.’ So, we need people to turn around and say some things that have happened at the university that that a punishment to do iscarries make sure that we’re very visible and we we’ve been dealt some bad deals that have not worked let me do for the university what it has done for me. should not have happened and the reason that we, of upto to years in state have let two the community know what we’re doing. out for the university and it’s made it popular or okay And we need people to not be in denial about the fact as alum, have to come together is because we have prison. has delivered thousands of dollars in scholTSUNAA that, yes your education was provided to you by Texas to down Texas Southern or to dog on Texas Southern, to protect the integrity of the university for the sake Harrison, hasyears. notPeople don’t know arships over the 54, past few and some people have accepted that. I won’t accept Southern. of the students that are there. If we want to prevent been in ofhis offithat norcharged the business what TSUNAA is, which is Defender: Some people hesitate to mention they that. There’s nothing you can do to convince me that it’s anything in the future from happening that gets a cial capacity, and the providing scholarships for allestudents and providing the okay to speak ill of the university. Are there some chalgraduated from TSU, what do you say to those negative light shown on us, then we have to become school withdo financial lenges that need to be addressed? Definitely. But I won’t a part of the alumni association, which secures the gations not backing, involveas well as equipment alumni? and needCounty. in order to function. allow the tide of public opinion to change what I know anysupplies loss tothey Harris Davis: Somebody has to take the first step. I make future of the university. We can’t just stand on the to target all alum but one of the things I to be true and real, which is we have a great institution Still,I plan Harris County Judge sure that when I go somewhere, or in my office or outside and say, look what they’re doing, we have really want to do is tohe reach out to young alum, recent at 3100 Cleburne. Ed Emmett said wants home, it’s very evident where I went to school. People to be an active part of the alumni association to grads, and I want to do that through involvement with Defender: With your success as a business don’t have to ask me where did I go to school. If you Harrison removed from prevent bad things and make good things happen.

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the job. “Looking at the importance of that position for this county, at this time, bond ratings and all those things, I think it’s very important that he either be suspended or step down in some form or fashion,” Emmett said. Harrison denies the charges, saying he is confident his innocence will be proven. Emmett said if Harrison won’t step down willingly, he says he plans to make sure Harrison is suspended until the charges work their way through the court system. Harrison wife has also been charged.

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CHICAGO (NNPA) - Carol Moseley Braun may put her hat in the ring to succeed outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, sources said. The former U.S. Senator was flooded with calls on the day Daley made the surprise announcement that he would not seek a seventh term in office –– encouraging her to mull a run for the mayoral post. Braun, who made history in 1993 as the first African-American female U.S. Senator said that she is “seriously considering it.” Braun’s political career spans more than two decades. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office as a

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“I think what happened is, we’ve been working on this for three years, even before I came on the council,” said Councilwoman Carolyn Davis, who voted in favor of the no-bid contracts. “And so I went with staff recommendation. I’ve always supported staff recommendation, but we didn’t win. It takes eight votes to win here at the Horseshoe, and the eighth vote won.” Hudson is part-owned by Giddings and by a trust that manages the assets of Johnson. Star is owned by prominent Democratic donor Gilbert Aranza. To some, it was the direct - some say heavy-handed - involvement of Mayor Tom Leppert that turned the tide. In April, Leppert began his campaign to stop the deals from being approved, calling them too sweet for the incumbents and bad for Dallas’ image as a fair place to do business. “These contracts, lasting 19 years, would award major portions of our new terminal to the two incumbent concessionaires without having been vetted through the competitive process. This has short-circuited new ideas and concepts and discouraged competitors, including firms owned by minorities, women and emerging entrepreneurs,” Leppert said in an opinion letter. “I’m hoping that it [politics] did not play a role,” Davis said of Leppert’s involvement. “I want to be able to say that he did it for the city of Dallas.” Davis, along with six of her council colleagues, was impressed by the incumbents’ track record as tenants, their post-9/11 hardships and the unanimous recommendation of the transportation committee that the deal go forward. “They’ve been through thick and thin out there,” said former Councilman Ed Oakley in support of the incumbents. “They’ve been through the building of

“I’m hoping that it (politics) did not play a role... I want to be able to say that he did it for the city of Dallas.” – Dallas Councilwoman Carolyn Davis the parking garage, they’ve been through 9/11, they’ve been through the remodeling of the terminal, [and] they’re now going through another remodeling.” Davis expresses similar feelings. “We also felt that they had never missed a payment, they had paid on-time, and I asked the question, ‘How much money had these concessionaires given the city of Dallas?’” she said. The answer to her question soon became evident. “They have given the city a lot of money. Lots of money. If you own a building and you’ve got good tenants, you just don’t say, ‘Well, I’m going to kick them out because I think I want someone else who is going to give me more or pay me more,’ you tend to keep the good paying tenant,” Davis said. “What they were trying to accomplish is encouraging the incumbents to stay through the renovation, and then having space in the new terminal at a rate that was more than what the consultants even recommended,” said Oakley. “The remaining space would be bid out, and if [the new tenants’] rates were higher than what [the incumbents] were paying, the incumbents’ rent would automatically escalate to match. How is that not fair?” In another victory for the mayor, three council members on the losing end of the vote eventually crossed over to side with the majority on an 11-4 vote

federal prosecutor in Chicago in 1977, she was elected state representative the next year. In 1987 she was elected Cook County Recorder of Deed. Five years later, history was made in the U.S. Senate. Braun held the post for one six-year term. She served a U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from 1999 to 2001 under the Clinton administration. During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Braun was a candidate for the Democratic nomination. Braun currently runs her Chicago-based company, Good Food Organics, the parent company of Ambassador Organics, which manufactures several products including coffee, food spices, olive oil and tea. She founded the company five years ago.

to put all of the concession space up for bid once the airport renovation is completed in 2014. This made the final outcome appear less racially polarized. Both Hudson and Star have been tight-lipped about how they will respond. Through its public relations firm, Hudson would only disclose, “At this point, the Dallas City Council has approved a plan for the allocation and process for awarding concessions at Love Field. Hudson will continue to work with the city staff based on the plans approved by the city council.” Aranza of Star Concessions could not be reached for comment. For Davis and others, what stands out about the council’s decision is the second-guessing of city staff, which Davis says is unprecedented during her three years on the council. “This has been the only time since I’ve been on the council, that my colleagues have gone against city staff,” said Davis. “Remember, coming out of the transportation committee we voted 10 to 0. Being a newbie on the council, I looked to [the committee chair’s] leadership on what we should do, because I just hadn’t been briefed on the Love Field situation.” Davis’ recollections also suggest that the council’s deliberations weren’t always as contentious as they eventually became. Indeed, before the August meeting there was literally no argument since the option to grant the no-bid contracts was the only one then on the table. It was at the urging of the mayor during the June council meeting that voting on the proposal be postponed so that other options could be added. “There was never an argument. Most of the contracts were going out for bid anyway,” Davis said. “We just wanted the incumbents who [had] been there through 9/11 to stay there and recoup their investment, with the amount of money they put into that airport.

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continued from page 1 National Cemetery. Shepard was an outspoken Democrat who moved to Houston from Louisiana nearly 60 years ago and lived for decades in Acres Home, where she unofficially known as the “Mayor of Acres Homes.” “Beulah was a woman of guts, purpose and presence,” said state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston. “If she thought it, she said it. She was direct. That was Beulah Shepard. You didn’t have to guess what she was thinking. She loved politics, she loved the process and she loved participating in the process. If you sought political office, you sought her out. She had the power.” Shepard enjoyed rare 24hour access to Texas governors and other state and local politicians, and was invited to the White House a few times, meeting at least a handful of presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Shepard, who worked as a constituent liaison for former Harris County Commissioner Squatty Lyons for some 20 years and then Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston for about 10, was gifted at reading people and politics at play. In fact, it was Shepard who convinced Turner to run for political office in the late 80s. “I told her, ‘Ms. Shepard, I have no interest in running. To which she replied, ‘You have no idea what you’re interested in.’ She was literally the one who put the idea in my head,’?” he said. Shepard’s love of politics was evident in her constant efforts to get people out to vote. “She knew the value of the vote because she had been denied the right to vote,” Turner said. Shepard's survivors include seven children, 30 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great children.

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green industry. eighth I guess I Black organization The grade, Congressional Caucus called Street was around which 14 years We perform in arenas League. Foundation, fundsold,” the legislative conKennedy recalled. “Growacrosscomthe country. There are ference, wants to ensure that the Black ing up inis Long fivemarket, contests throughout the year munity awareBeach, of the changing job California, I played and first place in each competinew jobs and how to football prepare for them. and“So basketball throughout tion isto$200,000. Another way many people will never return the middle school and high makeE.money is through jobs they lost,” said and Rep. you Elijah ICummings was pretty (D-Md.), good. A friend the sale ofofyour The own exclusive CBC wants to ensure that the Black community is aware of the changhonorary co-chair who I played basketball with product. Shoes, boards other new jobs and how to prepare for them. market, this year’s events. “It’s our responsibility to ing joband me would be skating in front signature pieces are sold in skate increase their ability to do the jobs that are By Shantella Y. Sherman of the school after school was shops all acrossrow thedonation. world. In SPECIAL TO THE NNPA FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER available to them.” informed,” Scott added. out.They He had skate to that, you have will include “Beyond a willthe becoolest holding several addition town hall Thealso sessions Also, for the first time in its history, the shoes and would be doing all sponsors. I also have a clothing (NNPA) - In what appears to be a racially incendiary meetings throughout the week to discuss National AIDS Strategy: Next Steps in the conference is partnering with the National these cooleducation, tricks. I was line and I’m currently workingHIV/AIDS in Black America” Black Justice Coalition to hold an LGBT move, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, jobs and saidlike, Cummings. Fight Against ‘dude howScott, do youpresident do that?’ of on I’m rapping recently offered to stem the steady influx of Africans Elsie thea music CBC project. and “Sister Speak: Reducing HIV/AIDS in leadership summit. The coalition is the only He encouraged me to try it. and we hope to have an album into various European nations in an effort to keep Foundation, said that people need to know the Black Community” and “Beyond Blood: nation-wide Black gay civil rights organizaAt I refused I out soon.” Europe white and civilized. Gaddafi told Italian Prime thatfirst, federal jobs because are available, but it’s no Bone Marrow Donation Among African tion. was good in basketball, buta he Terry influence Minister Silvio Berlusconi on a recent trip to Rome that longer a matter of taking civic exam andKennedy’s Americans - A Health and Wellness The goal of this summit is to bring attenkept after is seen throughout the country, the European Union (EU) should pay him at least 5bn having anme. application read by a supervisor. Luncheon.” tion to issues pertaining to gays and lesbians; “Finally Itechnological decided I as more and more“CBC Africaneuros ($6.3 billion) a year stop“Being illegalTerry African immi“There’re advances in the Foundation Terry has an ongoing project including their fight for equality. The ulti“TK” Kennedy and his Grandma share some quality time together. BET Networks premieres a hot, new realitytoseries Kennedy” would it,” TKScott continued. are tryingAIDs awareness gration and avoid a “Black Europe.” hiring try process” said. “AAmerican computer youth to increase with mate goal is for people to beCST. able to come featuring the pro fulltime skater/entrepreneur on Tuesday’s at 9 p.m. “My told me to bring looking their sporton of how to prevent the spread of this together and have open and honest discusMassaging old racial wounds and growing concerns, now friend scans each application forhand key at the research truly love and you have a great opporsome skate shoes and let me skateboarding; a pattern thatsaid. boarding Gaddafi hoped to capitalize on fears that millions of words and phrases and we want the commu- disease,” Scott “We haveisaagrant from sions. to be a part of any movement way. dream, doors do open up. tunity to give them another that can do just that, give “It’s a blessing to do use his skateboard. We went Kennedy indeed is proud of. Africans, who once lived under the subjugation of nity to be cognizant of these changes to the Centers for Disease Control and are parSaid Sharon Lettman-Hicks, executive Through the show, I want element that is positive and them a positive influence.” something I enjoy. At the to this place Cherry “I was raised by my European colonial rule and who were made citizens of increase theircalled chances.” ticipating with other Black organizations to director of the coalition, “Black communito show folks that good gives them something to look At age 25, Terry Kenend of the day I never would Park in downtown Long grandmother, in a tough enthose nations, would continue to migrate to their This year’s conference will also attempt to get out more attention to the public.” ties are in crisis. It’s critical that we support things happen to ordinary forward to. More and more nedy is a young man enjoyhave thought skateboarding Beach. When we got there, vironment where there were “Mother Country” impoverished, and without clear break down the complex new healthcare law This year the conference will have at least the empowerment of anyone who desires to would have taken me this people. I’m just an ordikids are choosing skateboard- ing life to the fullest, simply there were about two or three a lot of negative influences. means of employment. through a Cliff-notes-type guidebook. Free one workshop focusing on Black women. contribute something positive to rebuilding far, to allow me to have so nary cat out of Long Beach ing as a healthy alternative to being Terry Kennedy and he other Black kids that I knew. Kids are trying to transfer healthcare screenings, panel discussions, “But we want all aspects of the community our families, including LGBT people.” much. It’s a blessing that if who’s living his dream and the traditional sports like bas- hopes the show on BET conI went to one of the guys and that negative energy into ★GADDAFI, Page 6 and forums on serious medical issues in the especially those at a higher risk to be you stick to something you it’s truly a blessing.” ketball and football. I’m glad veys that in a motivational asked, dude what you doing something positive. SkateBlack community will be up here? He said we skate, featured. But there will be too. That day I tried it. I tried particular focus on to do some basic things, tried HIV/AIDS and bone marto do some trick stuff and that was it. From that experience, I started to learn how to do a few things. It became more and more of a page pas- 1 continued from sion for me because I could that carries a punishment not master it. There was so City of Baytown, City of Houston, City of Nassau Bay, City of Spring Valley Village, Channelview Independent School District, of up to two years in state much stuff for me to learn, Crosby Independent School District, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston Independent School District, prison. that every day after school I Huffman Independent School District, Katy Independent School District, Klein Independent School District, Harrison, 54, has not would be skating. It became North Forest Independent School District, Sheldon Independent School District, Spring Independent School District, been charged in his offimore and more important to Tomball Independent School District, Beechnut Municipal Utility District and Waller-Harris Emergency Services District No. 200 cial capacity, and the alleme.” gations dotwo not involve Within years, Kenany loss to Harris County. nedy’s new obsession began Early Voting Hours of Operation Still, County Judge to payHarris monetary dividends 31 EdheEmmett said as continued to he getwants better. 20 October 18th October 22nd Harrison from “Whenremoved I turned 16, I 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. the job. HWY 249 was starting to make a little 33 32 October 23rd “Looking at the imporHWY 290 money doing skateboarding. 19 I-45 of thataround position for 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 36 Itance was making $400this dollars county, at thisI time, October 24th 34 500 a month. got a 37 US 59 bond ratings all those sponsor (Bakerand Skateboards) 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. things, I getting think it’s and started free very October 25th - October 29th 30 important that he either 18 9 skate stuff. I also began to BW 8 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 17 be suspended or step BW 8 do some traveling. I started 29 down in form out or helping my some grandmother 21 I-610 fashion,” Emmett said. 16 2 28 with a few little bills. After a I-10 Inside Loop 610 22 3 27 I-10 the fewHarrison more years,denies the money 1 I-610 4 8 charges, saying he isand con10 continued to improve 35 1. Main Office: Harris County Administration Bldg. fident his innocence will 15 my grandmother and every1001 Preston, 1st Floor, 77002 26 6 5 be proven. body in the family all said 7 25 US 59 14 2. Moody Park: Moody Park Community Center 23 Emmett if Harrison stick with it.said That’s when I 12 11 3725 Fulton, 77009 won’t step down willing13 decided I’m going to lock 3. Kashmere: Kashmere Multi-Service Center ly, heand says plans down keephe doing it.” to BW 8 4802 Lockwood Dr., 77026 make sure to Harrison I-45 Needless say, it is 4. Downtown-East: Ripley House suspended until the 24 wasn’t all peaches and crème 4410 Navigation Blvd., 77011 charges their way in Terry’s work neighborhood 5. Southeast Houston: H.C.C.S. Southeast College, Learning Hub through the court system. when it came to acceptance 6815 Rustic, 77087 Harrison wifesport. has also of his newfound 6. Palm Center: Justice of the Peace/Constable Entry been“You charged. have to remember, 22. Baytown: Baytown Community Center 5300 Griggs Road, 77021 I grew up in a predomi2407 Market Street, Baytown, 77520 7. Astrodome Area: Fiesta Mart, Inc. nately Black area of Long 23. Pasadena: Harris County Courthouse Annex #25 8130 Kirby Drive, 77054 Beach, filled with violence, 7330 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, 77505 8. Neartown: Metropolitan Mutli-Service Center gang activity and negativ24. Clear Lake: Freeman Branch Library 1475 W. Gray, 77019 ity. Me doing skateboarding 16616 Diana Lane, 77062 was not what they were used 25. Alief: Henington-Alief Regional Library Outside Loop 610 NUMBER 47 toVOLUME seeing. I 79 got•teased a lot. 7979 South Kirkwood, 77072 SEPTEMBER – 22, 2010 Folks called me16“white boy” 26. West Houston: Lac Hong Square 6628 Wilcrest Dr., 77072 and put me down about it, 9. Northeast Houston: Northeast Multi-Service Center 27. Far W. Houston: Nottingham Park but I just hung with it.” 9720 Spaulding, 77016 Publisher 926 Country Place Dr., 77079 10. Galena Park: Galena Park Branch Library Today, Terry Kennedy’s Sonceria Messiah-Jiles 28. Far West/Katy: Franz Road Storefront 1500 Keene Street, Galena Park, 77547 hard work and perseverance 19818 Franz Road, Katy, 77449 11. Hobby Area: I.B.E.W. Hall #66 have paid off in a big way. Editor 29. Bear Creek: Bear Creek Park Community Center 4345 Allen Genoa Road, Pasadena, 77504 He is one of the world’s top Von Jiles 3055 Bear Creek Dr. at Patterson Rd., 77084 12. Sunnyside: Sunnyside Multi-Purpose Center performers in the skateboard 30. Jersey Village: City of Jersey Village-City Hall 4605 Wilmington, 77051 game. He travels around the Associate Editor 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, 77040 13. S. Houston Area: Townwood Park world for competitions and ReShonda Billingsley 31. Tomball: Tomball Public Works Building 3403 Simsbrook, 77045 appearances. 501 B James St., Tomball, 77375 14. SW. Houston: Bayland Park Community Center “Skateboarding is a Art Director 32. Cypress Creek: Champion Forest Baptist Church 6400 Bissonnet (near Hillcroft), 77074 multi-cultural sport,” KenCale Carter Multi-Purpose Building 15. Near West Side: Tracy Gee Community Center nedy explained. “It’s in 4840 Strack Road, 77069 3599 Westcenter Drive, 77042 places like Brazil, Prague, Columnist 33. Far North: Ponderosa Fire Station No. 1 (One block East of Sam Houston Tollway) Germany, Australia, Japan, 17061 Rolling Creek Drive, 77090 Yvette Chargois 16. Spring Branch: Trini Mendenhall Sosa Comm. Center places where football and 34. Cypress: Cypress Top Park 1414 Wirt Road, 77055 basketball are not even 26026 Hempstead Highway, Cypress, 77429 17. Acres Homes: Acres Homes Multi-Service Center Sports Editors at. For skateboarding, all 35. George Bush Park: Glen Cheek Education Building 6719 W. Montgomery Road, 77091 Max Edison you need is concrete and a 16002 Westheimer Parkway, 77082 18. North: Hardy Senior Center Darrell K.I learned Ardisonskating skateboard. 36. Lone Star College: University Park - Visitors Center 11901 West Hardy Road, 77076 off the culvert in front of my 20515 State Hwy 249, 77070 Contributing house. It’s easy to adapt it to 37. Crosby: Crosby ISD Administration Building Outside Beltway 8 Writers wherever you are.” 706 Runneburg Road, Crosby, 77532 Aswad Walker Because skateboarding 19. Humble: Octavia Fields Branch Library has worldwide appeal, the 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble, 77338 Webmaster business of the sport Corneleon Blockoffers 20. * Kingwood: Kingwood Branch Library Beverly B. Kaufman numerous opportunities for 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood, 77345 financial gain and Terry Harris County Clerk 21. Wallisville Road: North Channel Branch Library The Houston Defender Newspaper published by The Houston Inc. Company Kennedy, the Defender entrepreneur 15741 Wallisville Road, 77049 (713) 663-6996. 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National Cemetery. Shepard was an outspoken federal prosecutor in Chicago in 1977, she was Democrat who moved to elected state representative the next year. In 1987 Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender Houston from Louisiana nearly she was elected Cook County Recorder of Deed. 60 years ago and lived for CHICAGO (NNPA) - Carol Moseley Braun Five years later, history was made in the U.S. decades in Acres Home, where may put her hat in the ring to succeed outgoing Senate. Braun held the post for one six-year term. she unofficially known as the Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, sources said. She served a U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand AN EVENING WITH A HOUSTON’S “Mayor of Acres Homes.” The former U.S. Senator was flooded with and Samoa from 1999 to 2001 under the Clinton STAR……..Tony Award winning playENTREPRENEURIAL “Beulah was a woman of calls on the day Daley made the surprise administration. wright and performer, Sarah Jones, treated Citizens ELITE……..Houston guts, purpose and presence,” During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, announcement that he would not seek a seventh Houstonians with her multi-character solo (HCCC) Commerce of Chamber Keynote Speaker Alexis Herman and HCC Chairman Carroll Robinson said state Rep. Sylvester term in office –– encouraging her to mull a run Braun was a candidate for theand Democratic nomishow “Bridge & thTunnel.” The show was Mary Ann Donatto AfricanAnnual 16 their hosted Turner, D-Houston. “If she Honorary Co-Chair for the mayoral post. nation. originally produced off-Broadway by Audrey, Rev. Bill and Roxanne Lawson John Guess, Jr., Playwright Sarah Jones Diedra Fontaine Achievement Business American thought it, she said it. She was Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and went on to Braun, who made history in 1993 as the first Braun currently runs her Chicago-based comand Melanie Lawson 75 celebrated and Awards Pinnacle direct. That was Beulah become a critically acclaimed, long-running African-American female U.S. Senator said that pany, Good Food Organics, the parent company creating to commitment of years Shepard. You didn’t have to hit on-Broadway. In this stirring production, she is “seriously considering it.” of Ambassador Organics, which manufactures Honorary and jobs opportunities, business guess what she was thinking. she examined Jewish and African American Braun’s political career spans more than two several products including coffee, food spices, Co-Chairs African-American wealth for She loved politics, she loved relations in America that was developed olive oil and Genoria tea. She founded the company five decades. Chairman HCCC Houstonians. and Dwight the process and she loved parespecially for theCarol finalMoseley event of aBraun fabulous After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office as a years ago. Boykins President and Robinson Carroll ticipating in the process. If you debut season for the Houston Museum of with along Eric Lyons, & CEOAmerican sought political office, you African Culture (HMAAC). No and Genoria Co-Chairs Honorary one can reflect on that better than Sarah, sought her out. She had the Diedra Boykins Dwight who is a product of and a Black fatherand and a power.” to put all of the concession space up for bid once the Chairs and gala Fontaine Terence Jewish mother. HMAAC has1had an Shepard enjoyed rare 24airport renovation is completed in 2014. This made continued from page Harris and Vernita Danette Davis incredible first season and is quickly estabhour access to Texas governors the final outcome appear less racially polarized. think what is,attracts been working on “I’m hoping that it (politics) did not play a successful awe’ve for commended be are“Ito lishing itself as ahappened place that national and other state and local politiBoth Hudson and Star have been tight-lipped this for three years,thought-provoking even held before came on the counatIthe was event The event. talent and initiates discians, and was invited to the about how they will respond. Through its public relarole... I want to be able to say that he did it cil,” saidabout Councilwoman Carolyn Davis, and who voted Hotel InterContinental Houston cussions people, places and times. White House a few times, tions firm, Hudson would only disclose, “At this HCCC Gala Chairs Vernita Harris andLorrell DannetteGregory Davis in favoratofby themembers, no-bid contracts. “And so I went with for the city of Dallas.” supporters, attended Lindsey, Lou and Linda Ayesh Mutope Ray and B. Claiborne Spotted the show included Melanie at C. least a handful of point, the Dallas City Council has approved a plan Ellenmeeting state local, and citizens Dallas Councilwoman staff recommendation. I’ve always supported staff – corporate and Calepha Johnson Lawson, HMAAC Chairman of the Board presidents, including John F. for the allocation and process for awarding conceswerewin. It takes eight who leaders nationalJohn and Carolyn Davis sions at Love Field. Hudson will continue to work recommendation, but we didn’t of Directors, Guess, Jr. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, from address keynote a by inspired votes to win here at the Horseshoe, and the eighth HMAAC/CEO, Rev. Bill and Audrey Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. with the city staff based on the plans approved by the Alexis of Labor,Vanessa Secretary former vote won.” Lawson, Roxanne Lawson, Shepard, who worked as a city council.” of commemoration Herman. Hudson Alyce isInpart-owned by Giddings and by a trust the parking garage, they’ve been through 9/11, Williams, Coffee, Vanessa Gilmore, constituent liaison for former Aranza of Star Concessions could not be reached Chamber milestone, historic this manages that the assets of the Johnson. Star is owned by they’ve been through the remodeling of the terminal, Sharon Owens, Roxanne Chargois, Lisa Harris County Commissioner for comment. and businesses stalwart recognized prominent Democratic donor Gilbert Aranza. [and] they’re now going through another remodelChargois, Janice Beal, Linda, Lindsey Squatty Lyons for some 20 For Davis and others, what stands out about the Award Excellence entrepreneurs. ToLou some, it wasThe the direct - someEllen say heavy-hand- ing.” and Gregory, Michael Helm, years and then Sen. John council’s decision is the second-guessing of city “Frenchy” Percy upon bestowed was- involvement ed of Mayor Tom Leppert Davis expresses similar feelings. Ray, C. B. Claiborne, Carole Pinkett andthat turned Whitmire, D-Houston for about staff, which Davis says is unprecedented during her and Jr. posthumously Creuzot, the tide.Carolyn In April, Leppert hisIII. campaign to stop “We also felt that they had never missed a payCarol, and Johnbegan Guess, 10, was gifted at reading people three years on the council. to them too ment, they had paid on-time, and I asked the quespresented Awards Endurance the dealsShow!.......PUMP-Afrom beingwere approved, calling Fabulous and politics at play. In fact, it “This has been the only time since I’ve been on the Funeral Johnson Hank’s sweet forIce theCream, incumbents andbest bad for forDallas’ image tion, ‘How much money had these concessionaires LICIOUS…….Putting their foot was Shepard who convinced council, that my colleagues have gone against city Associates, and Provost and Home as a fair place toladies do business. given the city of Dallas?’” she said. ward, about 200 attended the 2010all Turner to run for political office staff,” said Davis. “Remember, coming out of the for in business have been which of“These contracts, lasting 19 years, The answer to her question soon became evident. Kick Out Kidney Disease Luncheon by would award in the late 80s. transportation committee we voted 10 to 0. Being a Advocate The years. than more portions major of our new terminal the two incum“They have given the city a lot of money. Lots of wearing their25pump-a-licious shoes.toThe “I told her, ‘Ms. Shepard, I newbie on the council, I looked to [the committee Viewbeen vetted Michael to Prairie presented was Award bent concessionaires without having money. If you own a building and you’ve got good Helm Chair Lady Merele Gail Smith, Rhonda Adams and Florence LoveTo event was chaired by Merele Yarborough have no interest in running. chair’s] leadership on what we should do, because I A&M Texas the and University A&M through the competitive process. This has short-cirtenants, you just don’t say, ‘Well, I’m going to kick and Roxanne Chargois Yarborough and Honoree who knows first-hand about this terrible which she replied, ‘You have just hadn’t been briefed on the Love Field situation.” Carroll Willie Williams and Ms. Chag Larry System, University cuited new andto concepts andof discouraged comthem out because I think I want someone else who is Robinson, Myra Rega Catherine Flowers, Nicole Thomas and Denise Hamilton no idea what you’re interested disease and ideas the need kick it Brooks out exisDavis’ recollections also suggest that the council’s Davis and Brooks Davis, & Michael petitors, including firms owned by minorities, going to give me more or pay me more,’ you tend to tence. On the scene were Terri Phillips, in.’ She was literally the one deliberations weren’t always as contentious as they the Mach Firm received Real Estate women and emerging entrepreneurs,” Leppert said in keep the good paying tenant,” Davis said. Board Chair/National Kidney Foundation who put the idea in my head,’?” eventually became. Indeed, before the August meetthe andSonnier, Award Upstart Jr. Hannah, an opinion letter. “What they were trying to accomplish is encouragServing Southeast Texas, Nicole he said. tonot play a role,” ing the incumbents to stay through the renovation, ing there was literally no argument since the option presented Award Pinnacle “I’m hoping thatwas it [politics] Regional Vice President, Crystaldid Wright, Shepard’s love of politics to grant the no-bid contracts was the only one then on President Aguirre, Sherra Davis said of Leppert’s involvement. Marion Johnson, Myra Rega,and Phyllis“I want to be and then having space in the new terminal at a rate was evident in her constant the table. It was at the urging of the mayor during the CEO, able to Aztec sayClarease thatFacility he did itServices, forKeryl the city of Dallas.” that was more than what the consultants even recomWilliams, Yates, Douglas, efforts to get people out to vote. June council meeting that voting on the proposal be & colleagues, mended,” said Oakley. “The remaining space would Dean, Lynnwith Jennifer Davis,Carrington, along six President of her council Regina Gail Smith, Rhonda “She knew the value of the postponed so that other options could be added. Professional Dean’s CEO, was impressed byLove, the incumbents’ track record as be bid out, and if [the new tenants’] rates were highAdams, Florence EbeleServices Iloanya, vote because she had been “There was never an argument. Most of the conAllison Dr. Jackson, & Dean, – Smith tenants, their post-9/11 hardships and the Stacy McIntosh andInc., Elouise to unanimous er than what [the incumbents] were paying, the denied the right to vote,” tracts were going out for bid anyway,” Davis said. Impressions Leading ScottaCuillier, recommendation of the transportation that incumbents’ rent would automatically escalate to name few. Adding a special touch tocommittee the Turner said. “We just wanted the incumbents who [had] been Adams, Jackiefrom and Dental the deal Group go forward. match. How is that not fair?” luncheon included greetings Deborah Shepard's survivors include there through 9/11 to stay there and recoup their Spotted Boutique. Melodrama Duncan, KHOU Great “They’ve beenChannel through11 thick andDay thin out there,” In another victory for the mayor, three council Debbie Dillard and Wayne and Patricia Luckett seven children, 30 grandchilinvestment, with the amount of money they put into and Mary were event at the Houston, HFD poster-boys Errick Presley said former Councilman EdAnn Oakley in support of the members on the losing end of the vote eventually dren, 24 great-grandchildren that airport. Flowers, Catherine Donatto, James and Aaron Bond and a been fabulous fashion incumbents. “They’ve through the building of crossed over to side with the majority on an 11-4 vote and 10 great-great children. Hamilton, Denise Nicole Thomas, presentation by Neiman Marcus. John W. 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It also rates four stars in the Engine Estimated annual fuel cost nament without incident. fact, we Melanie with In morning 13 Sunday Channel 13 Sunday morning with Melanie The 2010 Dodge Caliber Uptown is a rollover division. 2.0-liter four-cylinder $1,560 enjoyed our drive, with smooth riding covered event your Lawsonforfor Lawson your event covered by Ms. crossover vehicle waiting to happen. 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This is Ciao Darling! and Dr. Frazier Wilson and Deanna Santiago Optional equipment includes a power college students starting out or newlyFuel a vehicle that lists for less than Mr.economy & Mrs. Jeremy Broussard Jeremy & Brittney Broussard and Pastor Ricky E. Carter express moonroof, media center and weds getting out of the starting gate. $20,000. 6.5-inch touch screen navigation winI tend to agree By Kathy Chaney

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2010 Dodge Caliber

By Darrell K. Ardison

Houston Defender: October 14, 2010  

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