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Title Houston Voice, No. 857, March 28, 1997
Contributor
  • Michelak, J. C.
Publisher Window Media
Date March 28, 1997
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript _____ □ US INDIGNATION Here We Go Again! by Leslie Ramsay The Houston news media is all buzzing about term limits again. Alan Bernstein and Jane Ely are both commenting on the movement of the Friends of Houston group. The FOH group, or as I like to call them: Friends of Bob, have sent the democratic state representatives Ron Wilson and Garnet Coleman to Austin to try to overrule the will of the Houston voters. The voters seytled this issue way back in 1991. In 1993, Mayor Bob Lanier signed a statement in support of the vote. The statement reads, "I pledge that I will not seek to serve more than six years in any one city office and will support term limitation as approved by Houston voters." Now the Chronicle is reporting that not only has the mayor changed his mind but that some of the legislation may have been drafted by his supporters at his home. What has changed in the last four years? The Friends of "Bob"are claiming that the mayor needs more time to finish the revital- ization of downtown, the neighborhoods and last but not least, the downtown baseball stadium. State representative Ron Wilson told the media that he believed the mayor would have been "more reluctant lo sign the pledge in 1993" if he would have known what the state of the city would be in today. Wilson filed the bill to help the mayor win another term to complete what he started: the rebuilding of sacred downtown. Bringing the problems of the city to the state to solve is so unnecessary. If the Friends of "Bob" want to overturn to term limits law than they can collect the 20,000 signatures to put the issue on a special referendum election this summer. Mayor Bob is of course against this idea. Last week the mayor made statements blasting the possibility of a special election. A small voter turnout would have a negative result on the issue, he believes. The politicians over in Austin are not too thrilled with the job of playing daddy to the spoiled children in Houston. Governor George W. Bush opposes the bills of Coleman and Wilson. Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock has suggested that Houston settle their own problems. State Senator Florence Shapiro stated that the people at the capital were too busy to tinker with the issue. Senator Jon Lindsey is sharing his problems with the Wilson bill with all that ask. If the Friends of "Bob" believe that only Bob Lanier will be able to oversee the rebuilding of sacred downtown through to ihe end, why don't they start a movement to elect him king? I am confident lhat King Bob and Queen Elyse would rule until the final brick was in place in sacred downtown. So who is running for mayor? Former police chief Lee P. Brown is back in town. Sylvester "the little boy from Acres Homes" Turner has recently come upon a war chest of money to finance a credible campaign. Rob Mosbacher, Jr., has recently moved into River Oaks to hopefully meet the six-month residency requirement to run. Helen Huey is making some inquiries. Gracie Saenz is testing the waters. Ray Hill has some business community support The longer this issue drags on the worse the mayor is going to look. The very idea of another term of Mayor Bob is not what the vocal citizens of Houston want. The radio airwaves are blasting him every morning about everything from the speed humps to the "sweetheart" real estate deals some friends of the mayor may have received. The $600,000 band uniforms for Calvin Murphy's group was the end of the line for a good many Houston voters. The annexation of Kingwood was my personal Waterloo with him. I am personally looking forward to a new mayor and a new city council. I have grown weary of the current grandiose rebuilding "pie in the sky" ideas of the current administration. When was the last time you went to see a baseball game anyway? REGIONAL REGIONAL/ from page 4 services to PWA's from programs including the Bering Care Center and the Bering Dental clinic. For more information, call Bering at (713) 526-1017. Undiscovered Talent Contest Conies to Houston KKRW-FM The Arrow, Castle Rock Entertainment and Landmark Theaters will sponsor an undiscovered talent contest on Friday, April 4th prior to the 9:30 p.m. showing of Christopher Guest's Waiting For Guffman at Landmark's Greenway Theater. Contestants will perform their "undiscovered" talent (aka 'The Gong Show)' in front of a LIVE audience in under two minutes. Judging will be done by audience response at the show. The contest is limited to the first 15 people who register via phone at (713) 850-0217. All contestants who register will be given Free Passes for the film. The talent will compete for various prizes ranging from CD's to T-shirts to the film's Director's Chair. Montgomery and Switch Re-Unite at Pavilion Houstonian Sharon Montgomery and legendary musician Billy Stritch will re-unite on stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 12 and April 13. This event will mark only the second time ever that the Pavilion will transform its main stage into a cabaret setting reminiscent of such popular New York nightspots as the Algonquin Hotel, Cafe Cariyle and the Rainbow Room. Entitled Cabaret Evening, the concert will feature the celebrated musicians, two thirds of Houston's former Montgomery, Plant and Stritch trio. Montgomery was the principal vocalist and Stritch was the male Billy Stritch pianist/vocalist of the popular 80's group. Their nightclub, concert and festival appearances took them throughout the US and Europe, culminating with their appearance with Mel Torme at the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall. In related news, Montgomery, a native Texan is currently working on a half-hour television show featuring Houston entertainment and producing a new album. Most recently, Stritch wrote arrangements for Liza Minnelli and served as musical supervisor Sharon Montgomery for "Liza Live from Radio City Music Hall" and associate produced Minnelli's "Gently" album. For more information, call 363-3300 TTTTTTTTy VILVEN DESIGN GROUP The Epicenter of Graphic Art & Copywriting Set you al Jungle lust V Saturday March 29th • 10 pm til benefiting * r*-* *y~ Bering Dental Clinic • Body Positive Wellness Ctr. Montrose Clinic -Virol Load Testing Program Tickets available at BASIC BROTHERS iur Out and Proud Clothing St 1232 Westheimer • 522-1626 I j Lj Our Hours: >p| Mon-Sat 10am-9 pm • Sundays 12-6 —■■w**.. ■*_■■•■■ ■ m-wu-m
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