Sunday, January 21, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
While the family was out, I got to making caldo for dinner. Tonight, I pan fried and browned the chicken with herbs in olive oil first before putting it in the pot. Other than that, it's standard caldo. We have limes and Mrs Mata is making "Spanish rice" to complement the soup. I need to check for corn tortillas to top it all off. I could die happy tonight.
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Thursday, January 18, 2007
I'm going to surprise my family by arriving home a whole day early. I'll arrive sometime early this evening. I've contacted other family members to let them know in case I have problems on the way.
The legislature meets again on Monday, so I'll have to depart on Sunday. It will be nice to be home again for a while.
Friday, January 05, 2007
The reason we like it there so much is that the food tastes good, the portions are too much, and when you microwave leftovers, they still taste good. They'll still enjoy the food at CW while I'm up in Austin.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
I had ran into Don Medina at UTPA earlier, but didn't get a picture of him. He's sporting a new look. I didn't recognize him at first, but you can't forget his personality. He's the friendliest guy you'll ever meet.
I did get a chance to meet and shake Judge Rodriguez's hand. There was a long line of people waiting to meet him. To me, that's a good sign of an elected official, that people want to meet him.
There were other people present. I forgot to mention in the previous post that Rep. Veronica Gonzalez was at the Salinas Inaugural. She attended Judge Rodriguez's as well. Congressman Kika de la Garza was also present. I also got to see Laura Hinojosa. I had not seen her since the end of the primaries.
Edinburg's former Mayor Richard Garcia was the MC of this event.
This sort of thing is exciting, to meet some of the people who will make our local government work in 2007. I think it will be a good year. I hope everybody does their best to bring honor to the Rio Grande Valley. The RGV is gaining importance with respect to the rest of Texas. I hope that this year's incoming officials are able to take us to where we should be as a region.
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This morning, I will attend the Inaugural Ceremony for incoming County Judge J.D. Salinas. The event is being held at the UTPA Student Union. It should be a nice event. I'll try to take some pictures.
The event had a pretty good turnout. Much of the auditorium was filled.
Here is JD Salinas greeting the audience as he makes his entrance.
Oscar Garza was the Master of Ceremonies of the Inaugural Ceremony. He kept the crowd entertained throughout the event and was quick to recognize other officials present.
John Sharp, the Texas Comptroller, had some kind words to say about his friend and former employee JD Salinas.
Finally, JD got a chance to speak to the audience. He shared how he will approach the work that lies ahead.
We had music from the Valley View High School Mariachi throughout the event. They played remarkably well. They are good performers.