Events and happenings this week

For whatever the reason, today my mailbox is overflowing with stuff that’s going on this week. Most of this is related to various campaigns, so it’s primarily of local interest. Click the More link to see what’s taking place around town in the next few days.

Space Program Supporters Invited to Lunch with Nick Lampson

What: Lunch with Congressman Nick Lampson
Who: Space program supporters, workers and retirees
Where: Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant
Clear Lake – 1101 NASA Road One
When: Thursday, July 13 at 11:30 am
Why: To meet and discuss space with Nick Lampson

Space workers, retirees and supporters are invited to a luncheon with Congressman Nick Lampson Thursday, July 13 at 11:30 am at Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant at 1101 NASA Road One.

Lampson wants your input from attendees about perspectives on the human spaceflight program. A major space program supporter while in Congress, Lampson will speak about his plans for a more robust human space flight program.

The Space Advocates for Lampson group is working with the Lampson campaign to build space program support with workers and retirees of NASA and its contractors, as well as students. Campaigning to replace Tom DeLay with Nick Lampson, the volunteer group of space supporters advocates improvements in plans for Shuttle, Space Station and exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Please RSVP to [email protected] for this low cost buffet luncheon and call 281-782-2721 for more information.

ALSO, check the Space Advocates for Lampson Internet Forum at Read about Lampson and other space issues, and make a post or two to tell others what you’re thinking about!

Harris County Tejano Democrats Officer Installation & Membership Drive

You won’t want to miss this Party!

Join us and bring your friends to join!

Thursday, July 13, 2006
502 Highland (Janie & Frume’s Casa)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

(if you get lost call 713-862-6121)

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs & Cash Bar

The Mark McDavid campaign has a blockwalk blitz planned for the weekend of 7/15-7/16

Saturday, 7/15/06: Spring Branch—-
Meet us at the home of Democratic Precinct 444 Chair Rick Potthoff:
1814 Pine Village
(77080, between Campbell & Gessner just south of Neuens)
8:00 am, Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Blockwalking

Sunday, 7/16/06: Langwood area (Oak Forest–Pct. 117)
Meet us at the home of Oscar & Louise Sweet:
6601 Granite (77092, between Hempstead & 290 off of Lang)
5:00 am, Meet & Greet with refreshments
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Blockwalking

If you can’t join us for the blockwalk(s), please let us know if you’d like to phone-bank before the weekend blitz. We’d be happy to get you some lists to help us call!

Please help us spread the word, as the more volunteers we get the more territory we can cover! If you can make it and/or want to help in other ways, call us at: 713/812-9368.

Shane Sklar for Congress Cookout at the New Galveston Office – 7/15

Shane Sklar’s campaign for Congress will celebrate the opening of its Galveston headquarters on Saturday, July 15 with a cookout. If you’re in the area that day, we hope you’ll drop by for food, fellowship, and information about this exciting Congressional race. For more information or to RSVP for this event, e-mail us at [email protected].

Shane Sklar, Democratic candidate for Congress
Families from around the 14th Congressional District

Shane Sklar for Congress Cookout

Saturday, July 15
12 to 3 p.m.

Shane Sklar for Congress Galveston Headquarters
4108 Broadway
Galveston, TX

Jim Henley Fundraiser and Film Screening

Featuring The Hunting of the President with special guest Susan McDougal

Thursday, July 27, 2006
7:00 PM at River Oaks Theater

Ticket Prices: Reserved $100,
Preferred $50, General $25 / $10 Students

Reserved tickets receive special seating and entry into a private reception with Susan McDougal at La Griglia following the film. For tickets visit or call 713-527-0234

Forms can also be printed – please indicate that the donation is for the fundraiser and bring to Henley for Congress Headquarters at 2482 Bolsover (at the NE corner of Kelvin) or mailed to P.O. Box 980323, Houston, TX 77098

The Hunting of the President This gripping documentary chronicles the 10-year partisan campaign to destroy the political legacy of the Clintons. Susan McDougal emerges as the film’s heroine after refusing to cooperate with Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr and testify against the Clintons. As a result, she spent 22 months in prison.

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