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March 22, 2007

Townhall Meetings on Utility Costs

State Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway (House District 110) is holding a series of town hall meetings on high electricity bills, the proposed sale of TXU Energy, and utility deregulation.

True to her word, Barbara is bringing the information to the people of her District while fighting for change in Austin.

The news story can be found here, along with the video clip with an audio interview (link).

For more information, call her District office at 214-941-4619 (Dallas) or 512-463-0664 (Austin).

Tonight, the first meeting was held at the Fruitdale Rec Center in Oak Cliff.

The remaining meetings are as follows:

Friday, March 23rd
6:00 pm
Thornton Elementary School
6011 Old Ox Road; Dallas, TX (map) – Singing Hills

Saturday, March 24
10:00 am
Paul Laurence Dunbar – Lancaster-Kiest Branch Library
2008 E. Kiest Blvd; Dallas, TX (map) – across from Oliver Wendell Holmes MS

Thursday, March 29
6:00 pm
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
226 N. Jim Miller Rd; Dallas, TX (map) – just north of Loop 12

Saturday, March 31st
10:00am
FCI Seagoville Training Center
2113 N. Highway 175; Seagoville, TX (map)

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January 10, 2007

Dallas Progress at the Texas House

I went to Austin to celebrate the swearing in of Barbara Mallory Caraway for House District 110.

As we all know by now, Craddick won his bid to continue as Speaker of the House by a 121-27 vote.

While I give kudos to all 27 courageous voters, I really appreciate two reps: Barbara Mallory Caraway of Dallas and Borris Miles of Houston.

These two reps are brand new to the House. As you may know, both fought entrenched incumbents, and WON. I helped Barbara in her race and have rooted for Borris from afar.

Both are starting from zero and as new reps have no pull in the Lege. But yet they followed their campaign promises to not “go along to get along” even though they knew they would lose this battle. I’m sure there are other rookies that voted no, so I want to give them a special shout as well.

I don’t know what burned me up the most, water carriers like Will Hartnett (who killed any chance for Pitts to win with his amendment to temporarily withhold ballot stats), or the dems that sold out their districts to keep cushy chairmanships. Or the guy who compared delayed balloting records to the Alamo. Okay dude, whatever.

Here is the entire list of 27 courageous reps:

Roberto Alonzo, D-Dallas
Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth
Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio
Garnet Coleman, D-Houston
Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas
Jim Dunnam, D-Waco
Craig Eiland, D-Galveston
Juan Escobar, D-Kingsville
Joe Farias, D-San Antonio
Jessica Farrar, D-Houston
Pete Gallego, D-Alpine
Juan M. Garcia, D-Corpus Christi
Ana Hernandez, D-Houston
Abel Herrero, D-Corpus Christi
Terri Hodge, D-Dallas
David Leibowitz, D-San Antonio
Barbara Mallory Caraway, D-Dallas
Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio
Borris Miles, D-Houston
Paul Moreno, D-El Paso
Rick Noriega, D-Houston
Dora Olivo, D-Rosenberg
Solomon Ortiz Jr., D-Corpus Christi
Richard Raymond, D-Laredo
Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin
Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston
Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth