Tuesday, November 12, 2013

El Toro Mexican Restaurant in Baytown, Texas, sets itself apart with excellence, good decisions

Wisdom. Another good decision.
Every once in a while you encounter a business with rock-solid leadership and enough marketing savvy (and honesty) to appear on this blog or Twitter. I believe in highlighting that type of organization.

El Toro Mexican Restaurant in Baytown, Texas, seems to have a desire to stay on this blog permanently. That's wisdom.

(Please click the photo to enlarge).

I love wisdom, just like Solomon did. I also love excellent Mexican food. I especially love the fajitas! I usually order chicken fajitas, because chicken is leaner and less likely to clog your arteries.

I already shared the best hospital in the world on this blog (you can see those posts here and here).

God forbid I ever have a sick kid, but when an organization displays such an intense commitment to quality decision making in its ad campaigns, you know they'll make fantastic decisions when it comes to the care of your little ones. Children's Hospital of San Antonio keeps the title of world's best hospital.

Quality, manifested by
good decisions.
I want to continue to highlight any business or organization that sets itself apart by good decision making. I love focusing on organizations with a commitment to excellence.

How does excellence manifest itself in an organization? One way is quality decision making. I've learned you can tell a lot about the quality of an organization by the messages it sends to the community.

I really do need to stop in El Toro again for more quality chow, and I'm quite certain I will in the future. Please go there soon and often, and tip the waitstaff well.

These are the kind of folks who deserve your business.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I voted to turn the Astrodome into additional parking spots

Personally, I don't know anyone that misses activities in the Astrodome as much as I do. We can't watch the Oilers anymore. That's the real tragedy. The Astros, Texans and Rockets have much nicer places to play now.

The George R. Brown already exists.

I went back and forth on this issue for a while. Then I heard homeowners in Houston would pay an average of roughly $7 per month in additional taxes to renovate the facility. Really?

How many of those homeowners will actually ever step into the building? And of those people, how many of them will attend events there numerous times in the coming years?

Many, many people in the city will be asked to pay a monthly fee for a facility they'll never use, when they've already helped to finance better, more modern facilities.

Tear the place down in a respectful, solemn ceremony and ask taxpayers to fund things the city really needs.

The votes are counted tonight. I'm interested to see how many people agreed with me on this one.