Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nueces County Mobile Early Voting Locations, October 22

CC Medical Center Bay Area:  9am - 5pm
Tower II:  8am - 4pm
Oveal Williams Senior Center:  9am - 2pm
David Berlanga Community Center: 8am - 4pm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lone Star Ma Endorsement: Mary Helen Berlanga For County Judge

I will be voting to elect Mary Helen Berlanga for County Judge in Nueces County.  When she served on the Texas State Board of Education, she was one of the only members who opposed the draconian racist changes to our social studies textbooks.  As County Judge, she would not support shut-down of the hospital in our community that cares for the poor and for those with mental illnesses, though she might not be able to stop it given most of the rest of the Court (God Bless Oscar, again).  She would not support tax abates for companies that pollute our children's environment, either.  She cares about the people of Nueces County, not just the developers.

Nueces County Mobile Early Voting Locations, October 21st

All the early voting substations are still open from 8am - 5pm.  Here are today's mobile locations and times:

  • Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital:  9am - 5pm
  • CCAD:  7:30am - 5pm
  • Trinity Towers:  9am - 2pm
  • London ISD (Middle/High School):  8am - 4pm.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nueces County Mobile Early Voting Locations October 20, 2014

Here are the day's mobile polling places and times on this gorgeous first day of early voting! Please vote!

YWCA: 9am - 5pm

One Shoreline Plaza:  9am - 5pm

Garden Estates Retirement Center:  9am - 2pm

Lonestar Country Store:  9am - 5pm.

Nueces County Early Voting Sub-Stations

Here is a list of the Nueces County early voting sub- stations:

  • Nueces County Courthouse
  • Corpus Christi Area Council For The Deaf
  • Ethel Eyerly Senior Center
  • Greenwood Senior Center
  • Hilltop Community Center
  • Island Foundation Seashore Learning Center
  • Johnny S. Calderon County Building
  • Nueces County Bishop Community Center
  • Port Aransas Community Center
  • School of Science And Technology
  • Banquete ISD Admin. Building
  •  Calallen ISD Admin. Building
  • Corpus Christi City Hall
  • Corpus Christi ISD Admin. Building
  • Del Mar College Admin. Building
  • Flour Bluff ISD Maintenance Building
  • Robstown ISD Admin. Building
  • Tuloso Midway ISD Admin. Building
  • West Oso ISD Admin. Building.
Hours for early voting at these sub-stations are:

  • Oct. 20-24:  8am - 5pm.
  • Oct. 25th: 7am - 7pm.
  • Oct. 26th:  12pm - 5pm.
  • Oct. 27th - 31: 7am - 7pm.

Early Voting In Texas Starts Today!!!!!

Good Morning, Texas!

Early voting starts today!  Get out there and vote for public education and a Texas where everyone is valued!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blockwalking For Battleground: Let's Get Out The Vote

Last night I went blockwalking to let folks in Corpus Christi know about early voting and to encourage them to get the vote out for Leticia and Wendy.  Today, I can only manage computer campaigning, but every bit helps!  Can you do one thing each day to get out the word about voting, Mamas?  One small thing each day from each of us is all it takes!

Remember The Voter Suppression Act When You Go To The Polls & Take Photo I.D.

In what I guess was an effort not to mix things up too close to election time, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Saturday that the Texas Voter ID law that was struck down will remain in effect for this election since it is so close.

According to, here is an acceptable list of IDs under the law:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport.

Note how gun licenses work, but student IDs issued by state universities do not.  Yeah, that was not an attempt to keep certain groups from voting at all, was it?  Naaahhh.

Be prepared and make sure your vote counts, Mamas!

Lone Star Ma Mama Action Alert: Early Voting Starts Tomorrow, Mamas!!!!

Early voting starts tomorrow in Texas, Mamas!  

We have to vote, vote, vote... for our children's education, for our daughters' freedoms and for a safe natural environment in the Lone Star State!

Will you do something for me today?  Will you commit to vote early?  Please post when you are voting in the comments!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Great Children's Books For The Day of The Girl!

 Books About Strong Girl Characters

  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams
  • The Tequila Worm By Viola Canales
  • Madeline By Ludwig Bemelmans
  • One Crazy Summer & P.S. Be Eleven By Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Ramona Books By Beverly Cleary
  • Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins Retold by Lauren Mills
  • The Betsy-Tacy Books By Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
  • The Anne of Green Gables Books By L.M. Montgomery
  • Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne

Books About Herstory for Kids

  • Cool Women: The Thinking Girl’s Guide to the Hippest Women in History By Pam Nelson
  • Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
  • The Ballot Box Battle By Emily Arnold McCully
  • Dolores Huerta:  A Hero To Migrant Workers By Sarah E. Warren
  • You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer By Shana Corey
  • The Librarian of Basra  By Jeannette Winter
  • Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride By Pam Munoz Ryan
  • The Value of Friendship: The Story of Jane Addams By Ann Donegan Johnson
  • Wangari's Trees of Peace By Jeannette Winter
  • Rare Treasure: Mary Anning And Her Remarkable Discoveries By Don Brown
  • Maria’s Comet By Deborah Hopkinson
  • Almost Astronauts:  13 Women Who Dared To Dream By Tanya Lee Stone

Day of The Girl!

Today is the International Day of The Girl Child!   How fitting that we should just this week have had news of Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism on behalf of education for girls!  Here is what the United Nations has to say about investing in girls:

"Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights”
-United Nations Resolution 66/170.

Here are some links to organizations and campaigns in which you can get involved in helping girls reach their full potential both here at home and n the wider world:

Ban Bossy:

Girl Scouts (The State of Girls Reports):

 Girl Effect: 

Girl Up:

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts: .

Do something for girls today.  For tomorrow.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

U.S. District Court Holds SB 14, Texas Voter ID Law, Unconstitutional!!!!

Today's ruling from U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos:

“The Court holds that S.B. 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose. The Court further holds that SB 14 constitutes an unconstitutional poll tax.”

In Corpus Christi, people!  Here, where we live!   Woo hoo!!!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Last Day To Register To Vote!

Mamas!!!  If you are not registered to vote, today - Monday! -  is the last day that you can register to be in time to vote in the November election!  This election is so important for the education of our children and for the health of every Texan.  If you are not registered, please register today!!!!