Socratic Gadfly was kind enough to leave a comment on one of my posts from Monday. His comment about the switching Nationbuilder reminded me of something I need to tell the world:
HARRIS COUNTY GREEN PARTY HAS A NEW WEBSITE!
More to the point, the site is now available via our domain addresses, hcgp.org and harriscountygreenparty.org—as well as harriscountygreenparty.com in case anybody thinks we're a commercial enterprise. We worked the necessary magic with Network Solutions, which has hosted our domains since the dial-up era, to have those domains forwarded to the new NationBuilder site.
Please give the new site a close look. It has responsive formatting, so it is browsable on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Let us know if you see any errors or omissions that need correcting. If you are a sincere Green, we at HCGP want this to be your site.
The site is still very much a work in progress, as I may have mentioned. But the NationBuilder platform affords us a ton of advantages over what we have been using: too many advantages to list comfortably in this post, even with my logorrheic tendencies.
If you want some behind-the-scenes info about the site, get thee to an HCGP meeting one of these fourth Monday nights of a month. I'll be happy to answer your questions as best I can. If you have the writer's touch, you may even be able to contribute to the site, as it comes with a blog.
Fortuitous but Bittersweet Timing
Frankly, the conversion of the old site to something more 21st-century was long overdue on several fronts. I had been aiming for an April switchover, in conjunction with the proposal that HCGP passed a few months ago, at my urging. It is years overdue in light of the architecture of the old site, which was updated via a 1997 version of Macromedia Dreamweaver.
However, the timing of the actual switch is fortuitous in one significant way: Art Browning, who has maintained the site for well over a decade, is now unburdened of that duty. This development is multiple flavors of bittersweet, because Art is leaving us, moving to his new home near Conway, Arkansas. He has also been the main producer at Greenwatch TV since the early to mid '00s; now he can leave that program in capable hands.
Brian's Farewell Song
Art's departure also led longtime Greenwatch host Brian Harrison to his decision to leave the show as well. In a move reminiscent of NPR's replacing Bob Edwards on Morning Edition, two different hosts will take over Brian's job, either appearing together on the program or alternating in the big chair. Stay, as they say, tuned.
Brian will be making the transition happen as soon as possible. The show continues to air in the Petro-Metro on Houston Media Source. Unlike Art, Brian is not moving away: He'll still be practicing law in Greater H-Town and wherever else his services are required.
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