HPD came back and upheld the rejection. Something tells me I wouldn't have gone 2-for-2 on appeals anyway. If I really want HPD, then I have to wait a year before applying again.
It sux, but I'm moving forward. Now, if my family will quit trying to undermine my efforts with threats about failed marriages and assaults on my self-esteem I will be allright.
Next step is a private academy for my TCLEOSE basic peace officer certification. That should help my efforts.
I'll keep you posted.