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  • Thursday, November 19, 2009

    Houston/Harris County, TX. Focus

    News from Houston/Harris County:

    Houstonians for Health Care Hit Dan Wolterman, Opponents Hard:



    Dec 12 Runoff: New Poll Shows Annise Parker Leading Gene Locke 47-34

    Harris County beats Texas average for number of uninsured:

    One in three adults in Harris County lacked health insurance in 2008 while Texas continued to have the highest rate of uninsured residents in the nation, the Census Bureau reported Monday. Harris County's overall uninsured rate of 26.9 percent was the seventh-highest among Texas' 50 most populous counties, according to data from the American Community Survey.


    Sounds like Harris County desperately needs healthcare reform!


    BIODIESEL IN HARRIS COUNTY:

    Biodiesel is an American produced fuel that is cleaner than traditional diesel. Up to B20 (a 20% blend of biodiesel and traditional diesel) any diesel engine, car or truck, can run on it. Above B20, some older engines may have problems but newer diesel engines should be ok. Here are some gas stations selling biodiesel near Houston:

    ORourke Petroleum: 223 McCarty Street, Houston, TX 77029, 713-672-4500. Offers B20 (good in any diesel engine). CFN CARDLOCK ONLY

    hyperfuels.com: 12969 W Hardy Frontage Toll Rd, Houston, TX 77037, 877-447-7207. Offers B100 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). Open 9 AM - 5 PM.

    Peachleaf Bio: 1611 Peachleaf St, Houston, TX 77039, 281-449-9500. Offers B99 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). COOP SIGNUP NEEDED. Call for details. Open M-F 8-5.

    Houston Biodiesel: 723 N Drennan Street, Houston, TX 77003, 713-222-0832. Offers B100 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). Open 9:30-6 M-F; WEEKENDS CALL

    American Greenfuels: 6421 Eppes St, Houston, TX 77087, 713-634-0033. Offers B99 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). CALL FOR AVAILABILITY


    EVENTS:

    This comes from the Harris County Democratic Party: (selected events, they have more on their website)

    Harris County Young Democrats General Meeting
    Date: Tuesday November 24, 2009
    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Repeat: This event repeats every month on the last Tuesday.
    Location: Bohemeos, 708 Telephone Rd., Houston TX 77023
    A group of young progressives (ages 14-40) from all walks of life who are unified in dedication to social justice. We meet monthly to discuss political issues and elections, as well as to volunteer for local campaigns and fundraise for local charities.

    Harris County Democratic Party Evening Brown Bag: Issues and Answers
    Date: Tuesday November 24, 2009
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Repeat: This event repeats every month on the last Tuesday.
    Location: HCDP 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston 77008
    The Harris County Democratic Party continues its new Evening Brown Bag: Issues and Answers Series. Party Headquarters, 1445 N Loop West, Ste. 110 Houston, Texas 77008. For more information, please contact martha@hcdp.org or 713-802-0085.

    Texas Democratic Women of Fort Bend County Meeting
    Date: Wednesday November 25, 2009
    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Repeat: This event repeats every month on the last Wednesday.
    Location: First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugarland, TX
    We meet the last Wednesday of each month. For more information e-mail Monica Garcia: TDWFB@aol.com.

    TGIF Coffee Break at Harris County Democratic Party
    Date: Friday November 27, 2009
    Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Repeat: This event repeats every week.
    Location: HCDP HQ 1445 N Loop W, ste 110, Houston 77008
    Stop by for coffee and conversation at the HCDP office on Friday from 9:30 to 11 am. Email martha@hcdp.org for more information.

    Harris County Young Democrats Happy Hour
    Date: Friday November 27, 2009
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Repeat: This event repeats every month on the last Friday.
    Location: Ernie's on Banks, 1010 Banks St. @ Montrose, Houston, TX
    Come and meet fellow Young Democrats at our monthly Happy Hour Social. Be sure to bring a friend, or two, or three even! For more info, please contact Conrad at hcyd.webmaster@gmail.com.

    Democracy for Houston Monthly Meeting
    Date: Wednesday December 2, 2009
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Repeat: This event repeats every month on the first Wednesday.
    Location: HCDP HQ, 1445 North Loop West, Ste. 110, Houston, TX
    6:30 pm social; 7:00 pm meeting at 1445 N Loop West, Ste. 110, Houston, Texas 77008.

    For more info contact Phillip McNutt at mgrnutt@yahoo.com.

    Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
    Date: Wednesday December 2, 2009
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Repeat: This event repeats every month on the first Wednesday.
    Location: Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama (near Woodhead)
    Street: Houston Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
    City/State/Zip: POB 66664, Houston Tx 77266-6664
    Phone: 713 521 1000
    Monthly club meeting.

    Please note the new location for the monthly meetings is Havens Center, located near Alabama & Woodhead, 713-528-6665
    Visit our web site: www.thecaucus.org

    TGIF Coffee Break at Harris County Democratic Party
    Date: Friday December 4, 2009
    Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Repeat: This event repeats every week.
    Location: HCDP HQ 1445 N Loop W, ste 110, Houston 77008
    Stop by for coffee and conversation at the HCDP office on Friday from 9:30 to 11 am. Email martha@hcdp.org for more information.

    First day candidates may file to run for office
    Date: Saturday December 5, 2009
    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: HCDP headquarters, 1445 North Loop West, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008
    Candidates may file for a place on the 2010 Harris County Democratic Primary ballot between only between Dec. 5, 2009, and Jan. 4, 2010. Please contact HCDP for more information. Call HCDP at 713-802-0085 or email martha@hcdp.org

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