PAUL BETTENCOURT RESIGNS FROM THE TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE!

HE’S HEADED TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR!

FOX 26 News has learned Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt has turned in his resignation to Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

Sources told FOX 26 Bettencourt turned in his resignation letter Thursday, and it is effective Wednesday.

Betterncourt has been unavailable for comment.

Emmett told FOX 26 Friday night by phone he would have no comment until Bettencourt had something official to say.

Bettencourt held the position since 1998 and was recently re-elected to another term just last month.

Sources said Bettencourt has chosen to work in the private sector

NOT AGAIN!

BREAKING: ANOTHER HOUSTON TEACHER ARRESTED FRIDAY MORNING FOR DRUGS!

The Insite hears another teacher has been arrested for drugs. School officials say it happened this morning at Woodson Middle School here in Houston. The drug dog was brought out and alerted on a teachers car. That teacher, who’s name hasn’t been released just yet, has been arrested. This would officially be the seventh teacher arrested in 3 months in the district for possessing drugs on campus. Tune into FOX 26 News at Noon, 5, 5:30pm and 9:00pm for all the details. What do you think about another teacher being arrested for drugs?

CHRIS BELL RELEASES NEW TELEVISION AD!

BELL: HUFFMAN IS MORE OF THE SAME!

The Chris Bell for Texas Senate campaign launched a new television ad today in the run-off election for Senate District 17. The comparative spot addresses opponent Joan Huffman’s lack of understanding of the issues surrounding funding our public schools and her support of the status quo, contrasting it with Chris Bell’s record of reform. The ad focuses on comments made by Joan Huffman during a debate with Chris Bell last month, in which she said didn’t know how to reduce property taxes and claimed Texas is “very generous” in funding public schools, despite the sizable budget shortfalls facing school districts across the state.

Click here to view “Exactly”

“This ad is exactly what the campaign is about – more of the same vs. real reform. Joan Huffman is supported by the same failed leaders in Austin who created many of the problems that need to be fixed,” said Chris Bell for Texas Senate spokeswoman Amber Moon. “Our schools are being shortchanged, college tuition is rising, utility rates are skyrocketing and affordable health care is on the decline. We need a problem-solver like Chris Bell in the Texas Senate to help bring real reform.”

AMTRAK COULD BE EXPANDING IN TEXAS?

WOULD YOU USE THE SERVICE OF THE TRAIN SYSTEM?

State officials and Amtrak have agreed on the scope of a study to determine the feasibility of expanding passenger service through Kansas, Oklahoma and into Texas. The Kansas Department of Transportation said Thursday it has budgeted $200,000 for its part of the study. The Oklahoma and Texas transportation departments are also cooperating in the study, which
will be done by Amtrak.

The study aims to identify construction and equipment requirements, as well as potential annual operating costs needed to run the service. The study is expected to be complete sometime in
2009.

Proposed stops in Kansas include existing stations in Lawrence, Topeka and Newton. New stations would be placed in Emporia, Strong City, Wichita and Winfield or Arkansas City.

The expansion would create service from Kansas City, Mo., to Fort Worth, Texas.

THE QUIRKY ENGLISHMAN FROM THE JEFFERSONS DIES!

DO YOU REMEMBER HIM FROM THE SHOW?

Remember Harry Bentley, the English neighbor who used to butt in all the time on “The Jeffersons?” The actor who played that role has died. His name was Paul Benedict and he was found dead Monday on Martha’s Vineyard. He was 70 and his brother says he was investigating the cause of death. In addition to his role with The Jeffersons, Benedict also appeared on “Sesame Street” as the guy who would go around painting random numbers on things like sidewalks.

SAY IT AIN’T SO DON!

THE CREATOR OF SOUL TRAIN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS SPOUSE!

A court appearance for former “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius. He has pleaded not guilty to spousal battery charges. Court records indicate Cornelius entered the plea through his attorney yesterday. He faces five misdemeanor counts after he was arrested in October after police responded to a domestic dispute call at his home in Hollywood Hills. He was charged last
month with spousal battery, assault with a deadly weapon and dissuading a witness from making a police report. He was ordered to appear for a January pretrial hearing.

JESSE JACKSON CHARTER SCHOOL WILL BE SHUT DOWN BY THE STATE!

WAS IT THE RIGHT OR WRONG THING TO DO?

More than 200 high school students are now without a place to learn. The Texas Education Agency, or TEA, has ordered Jesse Jackson Academy, a chartered school that caters to “at-risk” students to close by Friday.

In a letter to the campus, the state’s education commissioner says an audit for the 2005-2006 school year was never turned in on behalf of the chartered campus.

Click here to see the full video story by FOX 26’s Kristine Galvan.

The state cut off funding to the school Oct. 1, but the academy’s educators continued to teach without getting paychecks.

This new suspension means the teachers must close their lesson plans books and the school must lock its doors.

BILL CALHOUN: WHO DO YOU STAND WITH ON THE ISSUE?

“Gay Niggers From Outer Space”


Shocking, isn’t it?


Dear friend,


the above is the subject of an email sent to African American Republican Judges in Harris County, Texas by another Republican Judge who is white. Click here to view the video.

Harris County Republican Party Chairman, Jared Woodfill, has courageously taken a stand and asked for the resignation of the offending judge. Click here to read the story.


Judge Larry Standley chose to go to Quanell X, a Community Activist and new Black Panther Party leader, to seek absolution! Click here to read the story. Are you kidding me? Asking a former Nation of Islam Minister and current Black Panther for forgiveness is akin to the fallen angels asking Lucifer for forgiveness. Who’s kidding whom?


Quanell X’s defense of Judge Larry Standley was weak. The Panther said Judge Standley was stupid, but not a racist. Now my friend, I can concur on one point and argue on another, but neither is the issue here.


The question is who do you want to stand with on this issue? Black Panther Leader Quanell X who has called elected Republican officials racist and has never been elected to anything himself, or Jared Woodfill, the duly elected Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party?

I don’t know the course others will take, but as for me, I stand with Chairman Woodfill for the following reasons:

· The Dems would like nothing better than for this issue to be swept under the rug allowing them to bring it up in 2010.

· The Dems would love to have Republicans oust their Chairman in defense of some racial issue.

· The Dems would love to have Quanell X developing political strategy and filling the Republican ballot in 2010.

So my friend, I ask you who do you stand with–Black Panther Quanell X or Chairman Jared Woodfill?

If you stand for justice and fairness and you are concerned about the future of our party, I urge you to send an email or make a phone call to Chairman Woodfill and express your support. You can contact him at 713-838-7900 or send him an email at chairman@harriscountygop.com.


Respectfully yours,

Bill Calhoun

Chairman

THEY SAY QUANELL IS TRYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE ISSUE!

Harris County Judge Email Scandal

December 4, 2008

Dear Fellow Black Republicans,

Below, you will find two links:

1. Gay Niggers From Outer Space Video sent by Harris County Republican Judge Larry Standley (White) to Harris County Republican Judge Mike Fields (Black) and Harris County Republican Judge Marc Carter (Black).

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7994286&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

2. The second link is a video from My Fox News where Black Muslim Preacher, Quannel X, tries to “divert” the focus to whether Judge Standley is a racist. You can look to the right of the webpage for Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbi7ZIqDJ1I&feature=related

We are not trying to decide whether Judge Standley is a racist. We contend that he is unfit to be a judge. To have sent this kind of email (there are others to come) on the county email system is evidence of his deteriorated reasoning. Reason, logic, and fairness are all necessary components to be a good judge.

So, we will have to take action. Please stand by–more is coming.

Regards,

Bill Calhoun

DEVELOPING NEWS: TWO PEOPLE SHOT NEAR SHARPSTOWN MALL!

ANOTHER CARJACKING CASE!

Two people were shot in a parking lot near Sharpstown Mall in a what officials think may have been a carjacking. The two people were near a car care center in the 7500 block of Bellaire Boulevard when the shooting occurred, officials said. Officials believe that a carjacking may have been involved. One person was shot in the head, and the other was shot in the chest. Both people were transported to Ben Taub Hospital.

WILL YOU WALK FOR JOAN?

FROM THE HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY!

Joan Huffman Block Walk for Supporters!

WHEN: Saturday, December 6th

WHERE:
6129 Edloe (Map)Houston, TX 77005 (Harris Co.)
117 W Highway 332Lake Jackson, TX 77566
(Brazoria Co.)

13509 SW Freeway (Map)Sugar Land, TX 77478 (Fort Bend Co.)
1100 Gulf Freeway S (Map)League City, TX 77573 (Galveston Co.)
609 Mason Road (Map)Katy, TX 77450 (Harris Co.)

TIME: 9:00 am – Coffee 9:30 am – Depart for Block Walk

Join us in our WALK TO WIN to help reach out to voters, remind them of what is at stake in this race for Senate District 17, and encourage them to vote for Republican Joan Huffman in this Runoff Election against Democrat Chris Bell.
Please pass this information along to anyone interested in growing the GOP majority in the Texas Senate!

Please let us know at which location you can join us:info@electjoanhuffman.com, 713.665.5650

RICK VERSUS KAY: WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR AS GOVERNOR?

SHE’S STARTED ONE OF THOSE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEES!

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison took the first formal step Thursday toward a run for Texas governor, accelerating an already contentious prelude to what is expected to be a bruising
Republican primary battle in 2010 between her and Gov. Rick Perry. Hutchison released a statement that she was establishing a gubernatorial exploratory committee, as required by law, and transferring $1 million into it from her federal account. Hutchison reported to the Federal Election Commission in October that she had about $8.7 million in her federal campaign account through Sep. 30. Perry reported having almost $3 million at the end of June. He is not required to file another report until January and a spokesman declined to release an updated total.
Perry has already said he’s in the race, and the move was likely to trigger a tough campaign for the GOP nomination.