For months, I’ve been intending to participate. But I realized I’m double-booked, because I’m also scheduled to go to a different event that brings great people together to talk about what we have in common, share stories, catch up with old friends, attend a party or two, and generally enjoy the great State of Texas.
Yeah, in two short days, the Texas Democratic Convention will kick off in Houston.
To make up for this conflict, I took a tremendous Hill Country ride this past Saturday. A buddy and I covered a lot of ground out in the Fredericksburg/Kerrville/Bandera/Medina/Utopia area. We ended the day by stopping at Luckenbach, where we listened to music.
It was a great way to sort of resolve the scheduling conflict.
(And in the spirit of the great ride, I’ve left a treat at the end of this Wire. Read down to it and enjoy.)
I got to keep movin’ on
I’ll be talking about making Texas better, and ways to help spread that message, throughout the convention.
And I hope you’ll take part in the conversation.
Tune in to Twitter, and “#AskKW”
Throughout the weekend, I’ll be tweeting from Houston about what’s going on at the Convention and what it means for the state’s future. I’ll also pass on news items, messages from old friends and dignitaries, and maybe pictures of a funny hat or two.
But more than anything, I want to hear from you.
Starting Thursday afternoon, I want you to log in to Twitter and send me your questions, comments and observations about why you love Texas, how you’re proud of your home, and how you believe Texas can be better – and what we can do to make it better.
All you have to do is post a Twitter message with either my handle – @kirkpwatson – or the hashtag “#AskKW.”
I’ll be live-tweeting – retweeting and responding to your posts – for about an hour starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and again on Saturday at 10 a.m. And I’ll be responding to your thoughts and questions as quickly as I can when I’m not sleeping, working, or, well, trying to avoid having my picture made while I’m wearing funny hats.
I really hope you will – Texas will be better with your involvement.
Support the Promesa Project
The Promesa Project is directed at Texans whose success will help define our state’s future. It has two objectives:
- Encourage young Latinos and Latinas to give their promesa that they’ll vote Democratic, and they’ll talk to their family and friends about voting Democratic.
- Encourage these critical Texans to turn out in elections.
These folks represent the future of Texas. Let’s work to build them a better Texas.