Whilst wondering WHERE I am going to spend my $8 social security raise, WHAT I really want to address is the runoff for the HISD position Anna Eastman (WHO) abandoned after seeing to it Reagan, Davis, etc. schools changed their names. WHEN the current RayGun H.S. Principal – a Ray Gun grad – showed token interest in “saving the name(s)” I wondered WHY. (Kinda looks like maybe she sold out for a promotion in HISD?)
I noticed Ms. Himsl was endorsed by Ms. Eastman. Therefore, Ms.Santos is not. I know who I am going to vote for – I would hope all Reagan and Davis grads eligible to vote in this election will choose Ms. Santos. Pass the word, gang!
R. Lee Young
Slowpokes landlord plans renovation of 34th and Alba
My family watched Slowpokes build out the patio with permits for months. Our neighbors and friends were so excited to finally have a safe, fully fenced in patio area where our children could play safely while we got to know our neighbors over coffee or a great meal. To say the unpermitted destruction of the space at 4 p.m. two Fridays ago was heartbreaking to the neighborhood. I was there having a coffee while my son kicked a soccer ball on the grass when men with chainsaws started sectioning the fence. There wasn’t a permit for this and the work was purposely done when the landlords knew a city official would not be free to come out. Many of us have pictures of the electrical company truck and the workers who came to do the work. Many have video. I was also there the next day (Saturday) when they stared pulling wires for the exterior of the building and along the fence line. The landord does. I understand that not one of us who are terribly upset have a dime invested in Slowpokes. We are just saddened that we lost the only place like it in our neighborhood.
It was taken away to spite the tenant. BUT, it hurt the community residents more.
I would like to know why the owners of Alba Food mart do not understand that?
I go in to Slowpokes daily and every time I am there I hear conversations by people sitting and eating about what a disservice was just done to all of us.
I have photos of the trailer that backed in to the gravel area where many of us were sitting the following today. To remove the overhang patio cover. I was there when a patron outside called 911 because she and her assistant were sitting right where the man was pulling wires from the ground and the power was not cut off to the building.
The landlord’s wife was there instructing. I have photos. She told the fire department she had necessary permits. She lied. The proof was the red tag placed on Monday by the city.
I have contact information from many other witnesses who have no other interest in this other than losing something we loved.
Please contact me with any questions, more testimony of events, videos or photos needed.
Please help us let Mornin know that the neighborhood will protest with our wallets. So many will never set foot in his mini mart again. BUT WE LOVE SLOWPOKES and will continue to give them our business.
Leader, can you please cover this from a resident’s point of view? We would love to be heard.