The people who founded the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1949 were looking for a way to honor their community’s heritage in ranching and agriculture while creating something of value for its future.
By Kristi Nix
Pasadena voters approved a charter amendment last November that would reduce the number of single-member districts from eight to six and add two at-large positions. The change requires new district maps be approved within six months of the election outcome according to documents posted on the city’s website. With the deadline looming, Mayor Johnny Isbell has yet to say how the new maps will be decided or if the council will have any input.
By JEFF NEWPHER
Following a relatively routine City Council meeting Tuesday morning (October 24), councilmembers convened in a Workshop format (no debate or votes) to see artist’s renderings, graphs, spreadsheets and video of a plan to transform the Strawberry Park Pool into a water park.
By Karen Zurawski
Roy Mease, who chaired the Pasadena Bond/Charter Review Committee, doesn’t have a problem with the four proposed charter amendments on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Even though one of the four proposed amendments wasn’t approved by his group, he said he would have voted for the change.
State Sen. Sylvia Garcia on Tuesday joined forces with four Pasadena council members and a community organizing group to mount a campaign against a new redistricting plan they say is designed to dilute the voting strength of Pasadena’s growing Hispanic population.
By Cindy Horswell, Houston Chronicle
Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell wants to redraw some city districts, and critics contend he is neglecting the north end of town, an accusation he rejects.
By Mike Tolson
As Houston began to boom following World War II, its working class cousin Pasadena boomed along with it – handling all the tough, sweaty work that made the downtown executives rich.
And when Houston began to change with an influx of new residents from all over the world, Pasadena mirrored that as well – the once mostly white refinery town is today almost two-thirds Hispanic.