My 2020 VOTER'S GUIDE for the Colonel A M Hobby Camp 713 Sons of Confederate Veterans, (SCV) for Corpus Christi Residents! (20OCT2020)
Well!! Two Weeks to go and early voting has been running for a week. In August, I emailed all Corpus Christi City Council candidates, asking for their views on issues regarding honoring our deceased mothers and fathers. Each candidate was asked specifically how they felt about our United Daughters of the Confederacy fountain, our Columbus statue disappearing, and also about the urban blight that the city has allowed to encroach on Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Corpus Christi ISD board candidates were asked directly about 2017 removal of the Hamlin Middle School Rebel mascot.
Some heroes emerged, and if you are able to vote for any of the following people, I would recommend them as being pro-tradition and pro-history and pro-patria!
FOR MAYOR OF CORPUS CHRISTI
Paulette is a member of Corpus Christi's only parish which offers the Latin Mass
She is clearly a person who values TRADITION. Vote for HER!
Recommended CCISD School Board AT-LARGE CANDIDATES.
There are two great candidates running, Alice Upshaw Hawkins and Don Clark! you can give all three of your votes to either of them or just vote for both of them.
ALICE UPSHAW HAWKINS
Mrs Hawkins grew up here picking cotton and thinks that her having picked cotton is something to take pride in and that our local history should be remembered and CELEBRATED. Mrs. Hawkins thinks our schools started going downhill “when school prayer was removed”. An African American, Mrs. Hawkins says she would ‘be honored to have the support of the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy’. If Mrs. Hawkins is re-elected, I know we will have a friend and advocate for tradition who believes in for honoring our fathers and mothers.
Our other great CCISD candidate is......
DON CLARK who is very straight shooter. Mr. Clark is a veteran, and though he is not a Corpus Christi native, Don is a Tennessean who graduated from high school here. Don very much regrets the removal of Hamlin's 'Rebel' Mascot!
Corpus Christi City Council
Recommended Corpus Christi At-Large Candidates Four candidates of the 13 responded favorably to my questionnaire.(you may either split your vote amongst three candidates or concentrate your vote on one) The best candidates for preserving tradition and cemeteries are:
JOHN MARTINEZ Mr Martinez is very RESPONSIVE and a Corpus Christi native with many ancestors buried here. He understands EXACTLY where we are coming from!!
(Honorable mention goes to Liz Perez. Liz did not get around to answering my questions about our UDC fountain and Columbus, HOWEVER she does want to do something about beautifying ROSE HILL CEMETERY. I would not rule her out as anyone who wants to preserve what is beautiful in our city is a friend!)
Recommended Corpus Christi District 1 candidate:
Recommended Corpus Christi District 2 candidates: both of the two following are wonderful candidates as far as ‘honoring our ancestors’. I live in District 2 and I regret that I can’t vote for both of them!
Recommended Corpus Christi District 3 candidates:
(Sorry, the District 3 candidates did not display interest in our issues)
Recommended Corpus Christi District 4 candidate:
Kaylynn Paxson (Kaylynn did not answer the question about our monuments, but she gets honorable mention because of her interest in beautifying Rose Hill cemetery)
Recommended Corpus Christi District 5 candidate:
(Sorry, the District 5 candidates did not display interest in our issues)
I hope this has helped to inform you about our local candidates! feel free to forward this email to our other members. Perhaps, before November 3, they have something valuable to add that I have overlooked.