Four File For District 124 Texas House Seat

SAN ANTONIO — Four Democrats are officially in the running for Texas House District 124, the Bexar County seat opened up by José Menéndez’s election to the State Senate last month.

Candidates to replace the San Antonio Democrat include San Antonio City Councilmember Delicia Herrera, firefighter Nathan Alonzo, attorney Ina Minjarez and insurance agent David Rosa.

Rosa, who is listed as a Democrat for the special election, unsuccessfully ran as a Republican against now U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro in 2012.

Menéndez, who has held the District 124 seat since 2000, won a special election to fill the vacated seat of Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for Mayor of San Antonio.

Early voting begins March 23 and ends March 27. Election Day is March 31.

Senator Ted Cruz’s Spokeswoman Likely Headed To Pac

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the ‘Exempt America from Obamacare’ rally, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Some conservative lawmakers are making a push to try to defund the health care law as part of the debates over the budget and funding the federal government. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

The spokeswoman for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will leave her Washington, D.C. office to join the senator’s political action committee based in Austin.

Catherine Frazier, Cruz’s official Senate press secretary, is set to leave her job at the end of the month and relocate to her hometown of Houston. Frazier is expected to join the senator’s Jobs, Growth and Freedom PAC.

Cruz is considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

Frazier, a graduate of the University of Texas, previously worked as former-Governor Rick Perry’s press secretary and also served as deputy communications director for Texans for Rick Perry, Perry’s PAC.

The Washington Times reported on Monday that Brian Phillips, the communications director to U.S. Mike Lee (R-Utah), has also joined Cruz’s PAC.

Spurs Ceo Named The 2015 Grand Marshal For The Battle Of Flowers Parade

Friday, the Battle of Flowers Association revealed San Antonio Spurs CEO, Peter Holt as the grand marshal of the oldest event and largest parade of Fiesta San Antonio.

Janet Putman, Battle of Flowers Parade Chair, shared the announcement at the AT&T Center, acknowledging the success that Holt has helped bring to the Countdown City.

During Holt’s numerous seasons as Chairman and CEO he has enjoyed extraordinary growth and success. Putman said, “During his 18-year tenure as chairman, CEO and principal owner of the five-time champion, San Antonio Spurs, the team has become one of the most successful franchises in professional sports history.”

Although Holt was not in attendance at the press conference, his spirited companion, the Spurs Coyote, ditched his normal team jersey and showed off his professional side in a suit and tie while wearing a name tag stating, “My name is Peter Holt.” The coyote soon celebrated alongside Silver Dancers as confetti canons were fired. Holt’s children, Peter John Holt and Corinna Holt Richter attended to support their father.

According to a press release, the “This Land Is Your Land” themed parade will include 44 floats garnished with colorful flowers transporting Fiesta royalty. Luckily, there will be 100 “pooper scoopers” following 200 horses. Additionally, the parade will incorporate 28 marching bands, 15 carriages and antique cars and eight precision drill teams to entertain the audience.

The 2015 Battle of Flowers Parade has more than 200 entries, over 9,000 participants and approximately 2,000 JROTC students to create the Vanguard. Putman announced the 400-member Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band will lead the parade.

Visit to purchase tickets and view seating diagrams. Beginning March 20, tickets will be for sale at the Fiesta Store located at 2611 Broadway.

The parade is scheduled for Friday, April 24 with a vanguard procession at 11:45 a.m. prior to the parade beginning at 12:15 p.m.

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