Monday, June 29, 2015


 
TO THE BROWNSVILLE POLICE: TEAR DOWN THE BLUE WALL OF SILENCE OF ALL BE LABELED WITH ONE STROKE OF THE BRUSH

FIRST SOME OTHER UPDATES:

THE HARVESTING OF MAIL BALLOTS:

Independent of the Texas AG's office now saying they have no legal authority to investigate the harvesting of mail ballots, I am moving forward on Tony Martinez's 104 mail ballots.  I believe I have found a way to ID about 60 or so potential fraudulent ballots without having to leave my desk.  I am waiting on the information.  I should have been done by now, but things are slow.  With multiple infections, my body is just not working well.  If I can ID the some 60 possible fraudulent mail ballots I will take the information to the federal investigators along with the email from the AG's office that they have no legal authority to investigate.  I will also take the emails I have sent over the last two years which will show the AG has intentionally avoided this particular form of harvesting mail ballots.  The question then becomes, why?

The BV and Ruben Pena stood alone when we went after Margarita Ozuna.  Juanito attacked on a near daily basis defending Margarita Ozuna, but then Begum produced a bigger check and Juanito saw the light.  The BV stands strong with federal Judge Tagle's demand that it is time to prosecute those who use the politiqueras - no sacred cows - period.

BUT NO SACRED COWS ALSO MEANS GOING AFTER THOSE THE TEXAS AG ARE PROTECTING AND TO LEARN WHY?



I am trying to help several people deal with the police who are refusing to do their job.  Good luck getting an investigator off their ass to do their job.  The list is growing and I am growing tired of it.

The Blue Wall of Silence must come down, or let the consequences fall where they may.  It is time the officers tell the chief to do his job and discipline those who are refusing to do their job.

THE DEAD RABBIT

I put down poison in my house about every four months to deal with wood roaches from all of my palm trees.  The second I see one in the kitchen, along the walls I put diatomaceous earth.  The product I buy is safe for Buster and children.  I leave it for a few days in the kitchen, the laundry room and half bath and then sweep and mop and the problem is gone.

LANDLORD KILLS BELA'S RABBIT

Typically when a landlord sprays they give warning which includes removing pets from the premises.  The owner showed up with no warning and just started to spray.  He sprayed the rabbit's gage area and the rabbit died.  Bela's mother had several weeks earlier used the diatomaceous earth safely to address the problem of roaches coming from other apartments. So in her mind, poisons can be used safely around pets, if it is the right poison.

The landlord new or should have known the poison he was using was dangerous to the children and pets.  He sprayed the area around the rabbits gage anyway.  The rabbit died.

Bela's mother called the police and was told to just sue the landlord.  In Texas you cannot sue someone for intentionally killing your pet.  I guess he was too busy shoving donuts in his mouth to care.  First of all the police have no business telling anyone to sue someone.  Second it is a crime to poison a person's pet without their consent.  42.095(A)5 of the Texas Penal Code makes it a class A misdemeanor.

THE UNDERAGED DRUNK DRIVER AND ILLEGAL SALE OF ALCHOHOL

The State of Texas found that International Bingo was not only selling beer illegally, but that they sold it to a minor.  No charges brought.  The owner Charles Isbel donated to Saenz campaign.

The police chief has made it clear the investigating officer does not have to include the name of the witness in the report who saw the minor pull out of the parking lot while trashing a motorcycle - it just so happens the witness was a police officer and the chief of police has decided that police officer has to be protected.  The driver was not arrested for drinking under age, driving while intoxicated, or leaving the scene.  The owner of the vehicle told the police where her son was headed, but the police were too busy passing out donuts to one another to care.

THE RIGHT HAND TURN FROM THE LEFT LANE THEREBY RUNNING OVER MOTORCYCLE DRIVER IN THE RIGHT LANE

If you have tits and donuts the police will let you walk.  The driver who crossed over the right lane from the left lane to turn down another street was not issued a ticket for no insurance, no drivers license, or reckless driving.  In an unrelated matter she is facing criminal charges for destruction of another's property.  The officer told the owner of the motorcycle to just sue.  Again - the police have no business telling citizens to file civil lawsuits.

Under Texas law had the officer done his job and issued a ticket for no drivers license or insurance, the courts can then bar her a drivers license until she pays the damages.  The officer refused.

I think for now on I will drive around with a box of donuts and fake tits so the law will not apply to me.

The examples go on and on.

To the police - people are tired to this.  Do not count on the people backing you when you want a raise.  Lift the wall of silence or face the consequences.
 
SUPREME COURT ENDS TERM WITH BIZARRE RULINGS IN TWO CASES
 
In a case which is bad for Brownsville the majority found the EPA must consider the cost of compliance with emissions regulations when setting standards.  This means that if the cost for Tenaska or the LNG's is too high to limit toxic emissions, the EPA is powerless.  Now I oppose Tenaska - with the protection of the EPA, I could live with it - but unregulated toxins based on the cost of limiting them being too high is something I will never accept.
 
IN large part I left Dallas because there were too many Red Ozone days wherein I could not leave the house.  We must fight to keep Brownsville from becoming a dumping ground for more pollution in the name of progress.
 
 
SUPREME COURT FINDS BOTCHED EXECUTIONS WITH LETHAL INJECTIONS CONSTITUTIONAL
 

The following facts are just ignored by the majority.

"OKLAHOMA: After Lockett received the first drug, midazolam, and was determined to be unconscious, the second and third drugs were administered. A few minutes later, Lockett began writhing on the gurney, mumbling, breathing heavily and straining to lift his head from a pillow. "

"OKLAHOMA: As Lockett continued to struggle on the gurney, the prison warden ordered the blinds lowered that allowed witnesses to see inside the death chamber. After learning there was a problem with the IV and that some of the drugs had leaked into Lockett's tissue or out of his body, the state's prison director called a stop to the execution."

"OKLAHOMA: Lockett was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack 43 minutes after his execution began. The results of a state autopsy are pending, and an official cause of death has not been released. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered an independent investigation into Lockett's execution, and the results of that probe have not been released. "

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 The issue is not the constitutionality of lethal injections or the death penalty.  The issue was the drugs being used.  You can read for yourself how these drugs work.  The Supreme Court found dying during execution in this manner is constitutional.

THE GOOD OPINION

I have two other posts.  The last will be the Blue Wall of Silence by the police which needs to be addressed. The next will be two pages from the Arizona redistricting case.  The Supreme Court found the people can vote by referendum to impanel a redistricting committee.

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What is key to the opinion is they impliedly reversed Texas v. White, which abolished the right of rebellion, while acknowledging the government belongs to the people and not the Legislature.  I will publish separately the two key pages which every government and history instructor should use in class.

This is a great decision by the Court.

But also, the conservatives found that the people are second to the government.  This is the fundamental problem with Scalia, Alito, Thomas and Chief Justice Roberts.  They refuse to accept the people create the government in trust and can abolish that government when it no longer serves the ends of government as instituted by the people.

There is no government without the consent of the people, and the conservatives absolutely refuse to accept this.  Original Intent is the one thing these four have no use for.

The Legislature speak for the people and not themselves.  The people are the final work, not the legislature.

It's funny, the conservatives lost it when last week the Supreme Court ignored the will of the people through referendum in banning gay marriage, but today the same Justices attack the will of the people when they pass a referendum to take control of redistricting.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

 
TEXAS AG KEN PAXTON LOSES MIND AND ISSUES SPECIAL AG OPINION ON GAY MARRIAGE
 
EDITOR'S NOTE:
 
I'm curious how many AG employees worked today on the Sabbath in violation of their faith to insure this opinion got out today?  Did they have the right to refuse to work on the Sabbath?  Do DPS officers have the right to refuse to work on the Sabbath?
 
The inherent bigotry in his opinion is he finds County Clerks and judges on religious grounds can refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, but presumptively not based on any other religious objection.  Trust me there are County Clerks in this state who would refuse to issue marriage licenses to Jews and Muslims on religious grounds if they believed they could get away with it.  The opinion will fall as the desperate move of a bigot.
 
 
The inherent flaw in Paxton's bigoted opinion is, County Clerks are arms of the state when they perform their duties as County Clerks. Inasmuch it is the State issuing the marriage license by and through the clerk, and not the clerk, the clerk has no authority to claim a religious exception. 
 
Inasmuch as the state has no religion there can be no religious objection.  When the first clerk is sued the AG will claim immunity because the clerk is an arm of the state, thereby waiving any argument the clerk can exert any religious objection.  It is a stupid argument by a bigot desperately trying to gain political capital with the hatemongers in Texas.
 
Do you believe for one second if a county clerk were to refuse to issue a marriage license to a Muslim couple for one second Paxton would invoke religious freedom as a justification?  Of course you do not, and that is how you know the opinion is based on his bigotry.
 
JUDGES TOO -
 
Judicial Canon 3B(6) prohibits judges from discriminating based on sexual orientation, among other things.  This demonstrates just how little regard AG Ken Paxton has for the law.
 
It is true judges have discretion as to whether or not they will perform marriages.  Under the Rules of Judicial Conduct their choice will be to perform no marriages or all marriages.  If they decide they will not perform marriages for gays and lesbians they will be sanctioned by the Commission on Judicial Conduct for violation of Canon 3B(6). Somehow I think the money involved in wedding ceremonies will help them to overcome their religious beliefs.
 
AG Paxton and Texas are going to have egg on their face over this bizarre opinion.
 
It is basic law, the County Clerk if an officer of the State and inasmuch as the state has no religion there can be no religious objection to performing their duties as officers of the state.  This is the essence of immunity law.   If the clerk persists, they will find themselves waiving immunity in favor of acting on their own accord and then could find themselves being criminally prosecuted for civil rights violations and being subject to civil damages.
 
The sad part is marriages will proceed all of Texas anyway leaving ignorant bigot county clerks and judges holding the bag for AG Ken Paxton's stupidity.

SUPREME COURT TO WEIGH IN ON TENASKA AND LNG

"Mercury emissions: Industry groups and Republican-led states assert that environmental regulators overstepped their bounds by coming up with expensive limits on the emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants without taking account of the cost of regulation at the start of the process"

Click Yahoo News:

There are three opinions due out on Monday - the one referenced above could impact Tenaska and the LNG's.  Let's hope the right to regulate is upheld, because if it is not a ruling against regulation could be a game changer for Tenaska and LNG's.

The other two decisions involve - death penalty by lethal injection.  The issue is not lethal injection or the death penalty, but the drugs which must be used to insure it is not cruel and unusual punishment.

The last decision is Redistricting Committees.  The Arizona Republicans have asked the Supreme Court to have their own law held unconstitutional.  They did not like how the Commission they created did the last redistricting so now they want the process they created held unconstitutional.  The Republicans in California are fighting the Arizona Republicans because if the Commissions are held unconstitutional, then Republicans in California will be the big losers.

 
TED CRUZ, SOCIOPATH CON ARTIST OR IDIOT?

This man is a graduate of Harvard law school - which for the record has more graduates as public officials behind bars than any other law school in the U.S.

FIRST AN UPDATE:

I finally surrendered to the pain and got up - been tossing and turning since 2:30.  On the surgery I have been assigned a liver organ transplant surgeon to go in and try and complete the removal of my gallbladder.  The operation will be at Doctors Renaissance on the 14th of July.  I expect coloring books, crayons, and Play-Doh.  So long as I hold under 101, I am to use Tylenol for the pain. Eating is a challenge inasmuch everything causes pain.  To say the least I am not putting much research or work into writing, although I am waiting on several AG opinions.  Yesterday I was in bed nearly the entire day trying to sleep.

THE LATEST UPDATE ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Be patient I will get to Ted Cruz

It may surprise many, but I am kind of bored with the issue.  For me my boredom climaxed the other night when I listen to an interview by a 23 year old male to female transgender.  At some level it was interesting because she seems to be dismissing the social construct of what a woman is, and finding her own way - this is good - although in some ways she was still buying into some archaic notions which if still fully in play today would have women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.

THE INTERVIEW -

The interview starts at about minute 26. Click for Interview

I am concerned I should not post this, but it is on the internet - I am posting it because it is insightful about generational differences.  Parents will get part of it - our young adults sometimes need to be allowed to look upon us as not getting life.  It is actually hard on the parents and close family members.  But it is a totally naturally process.  In the end over time we all move on - it is just part of moving into adulthood.  People should not take it personal.  People sometimes just need their space.

An interesting insight was the observation by the black interviewer to the white female as to why generally LGBT tend to celebrate in spite of the discrimination instead of being down about the discrimination such as blacks.  Well the histories are different.  And the statement was an overstatement.  There are plenty of black families in this country who look to their heritage and celebrate while moving beyond the negatives.  There was a time the greatest universities were in Northern African wherein algebra advanced under the Moors.  Black history is actually a history of great triumphs.  Conversely, I would submit the members of the LGBT community who committed suicide, turned to drug addiction, and prostitution did not exactly turn the battle in to a positive.

In 1983. a group of us in Dallas declared war on the white male supremacist in the Dallas Gay Alliance.  We were deemed outcasts - a label I carry with pride.  We demanded the organization name be changed to Gay and Lesbian Alliance. We were dismissed as trouble makers. 

We demanded a boycott of the clubs until they hired blacks, browns, and women as bar tenders - we were labeled as trouble makers.

We demanded it was time to openly discuss the high rate of gay youth suicide as a way to educate the public and were denounced as trouble makers.

We pushed forward on Parents and Friends and Gays and Lesbians only to be labeled trouble makers - but then to have the self anointed white male leadership come begging to be part of the movement once they realized we were making great strides forward.

I stopped going to the Dallas Pride Parade the day they announced transgender/transsexuals, and men in leather would not be allowed to have floats because it did not fit the image of the white male leaderships image they wanted to project to the community at large.  The fact it was these very groups who took the beatings at Stonewall in New York, meant nothing to the white male leadership.

The battle against the white male supremacist leadership in the gay community continues to dominate the conversation.

What I did not like about this interview I referenced above was, the battle was being painted as something new, and ignored for the last 30 years.   The battle was as real 30 years ago as it is today.

I will never forget when my client and I were on the Today show, and it was suggested that we also film the Phil Donohue show the same day since we were already in the studio.  This was 1993. The Today Show rejected the segment of my black female client in favor of a while male who in the green room was pushing the producers to allow him to speak about men child relationships.  Do you know how insulting that was?  The Donohue show informed us that it was decided he only wanted white male military personnel on his show because that was the image the self anointed gay leadership believed would best promote our cause.

This battle has been long and hard.  Tens of thousands died of AIDs because of ignorance and a U.S. government policy which in the beginning did nothing to educate and stop the spread of HIV.

 
The self anointed white male leadership may not care, but I do - we lost far too many people in this war for equality, and today I think - thank god they had the courage to fight and educate, in spite of the ignorance and oppression the self anointed gay white male leadership tried to impose upon all of us.  While those who came out to fight first were routinely denounced by the self anointed gay white male leadership, without the first fighters we would be nowhere.
 
The Human Rights Campaign and their oppressive way of our way or the highway delayed the victory and in fact was as oppressive against equality  as the actions of the religious right.
 
Oh the press will never allow for this truth - but we know - those who fought the enemy from within know the truth.
 
TED CRUZ
 
I needed to give the background because people need to understand on both sides it has been more about politics and power than true equality.
 
SO TED  CRUZ SAYS COUNTY CLERKS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSES IF IT VIOLATES THEIR RELIGION
 
Ted Cruz is not stupid - just a sociopath.  Do you know what the defense will be by the County Clerk if they get sued for refusing to issue the marriage license?  Immunity because they are not acting individually, but as the State.  And therein my friends is the con by Ted Cruz.  If they are acting as the state, then they are not acting individually and their religious beliefs are meaningless, because the state has no religious beliefs.  Ted Cruz knows this - but he is pandering to the ignorant in hopes he can become president.  Cruz, Rubio, Jindal and Perry will be some of first to fall out of the presidential race.
 
IN MY VIEW SUBJECTING EQUALITY TO PERSONAL POLITICAL GAIN IS THE ULTIMATE ACT OF TREASON - BUT THEN POLITICS IS WHAT IT IS
 
I wonder how the religious right would react to learn Ted Cruz nominated openly gay Robert Pitman to be a federal judge?  The press has a black out on this truth because it does not work in well with the PC bull-shit journalism.
 
FOR ME THE VICTORY WAS SOMEWHAT OF A DUD BECAUSE THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR DECADES ON THE FRONT LINES WERE DISMISSED - AND THOSE WHO DIED SEEMED TO HAVE DIED FOR NO REASON

Friday, June 26, 2015

 
CLERKS ALL OVER STATE ISSUING LICENSES

UPDATE:

Cameron county issuing marriage licenses.  The vendor is working on changing the licenses to reflect the current law. Upon request once the new program issues the clerk will issue a new license.  The clerks office is working around the state application.   But be sure the licenses are issuing and judges are scheduling the weddings

The Cameron county Clerks office has no comment at this time as to what they will do.  JP Salazar has already received calls on performing marriages, but is on hold pending the issuing of any licenses.

Concerning the claim having to perform marriages may offend the judges religious beliefs is pure BS.  The Rules of Judicial Conduct prohibits judges from discriminating based on Sexual Orientation, so unless they want to give up doing all marriages, they must also perform gay marriages.

The above picture is from the Dallas Morning news with the following caption:

"Following the Supreme Court's ruling Friday morning that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Chris Glover and Richard Douglas McAlloster were one of the first couples to register for a license at the Dallas County Records Building."

Cisgender refers to individuals who follow the social construct of gender as assigned to them at birth - non-cisgender refers to everyone else.  I prefer the term non-cisgender over transgender for example because I believe transgender mischaracterizes the process of embracing your true gender versus  that assigned at birth via a social construct which began with a grunt by a caveman.

This story will develop as the day progresses. 

This will be the next battle. Justice Kennedy in his opinion already addressed the issue - so when a state tries to prevent a non-cisgender
 
TRAVIS COUNTY HAS STARTED TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSES

"Travis County clerk Dana DeBeauvoir began issuing same-sex marriage licenses at 10:30 a.m. Friday and said her office will stay open until 6:30 p.m. Extended office hours will continue next week and through the Fourth of July weekend."

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MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS NOW REALITY

The Supreme Court in a 5/4 ruling - Justice Kennedy writing the majority opinion with Chief Justice Roberts dissenting, found marriage is a fundamental right.  Nothing new here.

What I love most about the opinion is it vindicates my Master Thesis on Juridical Methodology on the Supreme Court.  The Court recognized the importance of the democratic process while also noting our understanding of liberty changes as we learn more about one another and the impact certain laws have on people.  They noted as social norms change, the concept of liberty will also change. 

Note the social construct on gender begins with a caveman grunt.  Social norms about women and their role in society have evolved ever since.  This is not new - it is just rejected by the anti-science - anti-history - anti- reality bigots.

A 200 year review of Supreme Court opinions, while working on my thesis showed this pattern, which in turned formed the basis for my Master Thesis in American Government

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The last paragraph on page 28 of the opinion says it all.  It defines the essence of marriage - if you cannot agree with this, then you miss the entire point of marriage.

The opinion and in particular the last paragraph of the opinion are lovely.  Justice Kennedy in his opinion celebrates marriage in a way I hope will make marriage an even stronger institution.  One might consider that maybe the high rate of failure in marriage comes from those who reduced it to genitalia instead of how Justice Kennedy sees marriage.

WARNING

Just because you can marry - do not do it - remember once you marry, unless you have an enforceable prenup, the state decides your life if you get divorced.  I do not believe in state sponsored marriage for anyone.  For me, I should be allowed to sign a prenup announcing our marriage, file it with the county clerk, and then for legal purposes be married.  If the marriage fails the dissolution should be guided by the prenup.  Unless there is an enforcement issue with the prenup, I see no reason why the state should be involved - save the capacity to consent - which includes a minimum age.

TEXAS

Every major county in Texas has announced they will start to issue marriage licenses today, save Harris [Houston].

Thursday, June 25, 2015

 
WHILE FOX NEWS AND BILL O'REILLY CLAIM THERE IS NO RACISM IN THE US, SUPRREME COURT JUSTICE KENNEDY RECOGNIZES THE OBVIOUS - IT'S NOT ALWAYS OVERT


"This is the key sentence, written by Kennedy: “Recognition of disparate-impact liability under the FHA plays an important role in uncovering discriminatory intent: it permits plaintiffs to counteract unconscious prejudices and disguised animus that escape easy classification as disparate treatment.

Having Fox news guarding the hen house is like having the KKK guarding the law on racism.

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SUPREME COURT OPINIONS


OBAMACARE WINS

In a 6/3 ruling with Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Kennedy joining the liberals on the court, with Roberts writing the opinion, Obamacare stands.  The federal government can continue to pay subsidies for those under the federal exchange because states like Texas chose to not set up exchanges.

The Brownsville Housing Authority will want to read Texas Department of Housing.  The issue is disparate impact in allocation of housing funds.  It is not only about race.  The Brownsville Housing Authority refuses to enforce the contracts with the landlords who are part of the voucher program, or the discrimination statutes and in particular for families with children.  the landlords prefer seniors over family and the BHA helps them to carry out this intentional act of discrimination against families.


Will cover any further opinions later - late for appointment

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 
JERRY MCHALE WINS CONTEMPT MOTION AGAINST EX-WIFE
 
Order (Judicial Officer: Olvera, Rolando )
Order (Respondent's Motion for Summary Judgment is granted
 
The order was issued today.  Gag orders never work - especially when they are overbroad and vague.  It is axiomatic in U.S. Constitutional law prior restrain gag orders are unconstitutional.  The courts can use them to protect the integrity of a criminal trial if narrowly tailored.
 
But Jerry needs to remember - just because a gag order is not enforceable does not mean his speech cannot be used against him to limit his access to his son.  If a therapist were to find alienation of affection being caused by the speech or emotional distress, the court can limit access to the child to protect the child.  This is not prior restraint.
 
Remember we are free to speak, but equally responsible under the law for what we say.
 
Speech won today. 
 
Beyond taking a victory lap for speech Jerry, let it go.  Your writing is better without that anger.
 
JUDGE ROLANDO OLVERA
 
Well some may be curious why he is not yet sitting on the federal bench.  Just because you have been confirmed by the Senate does not mean you take the federal bench.  There is a transition process of about 2-3 months.  He will be there soon enough.
 
 

 
PAY ATTENTION BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION

Texas A&M is giving to us not taking.  It is time to tell UT to go screw itself.  There will be consequences if Lincoln Park is not on the July 7th agenda.  We do not need nor want UT.

EMAIL YOUR CITY COMMISSIONERS:  Tell them removing Lincoln Park from the discussions with UT must be on the July 7th Agenda or there will be consequences.  Tell them Texas A&M is who we want, not UT.  It seems to me the TSC Board of Trustees is doing the right thing by bringing Texas A&M in at no cost to us.  Anyone who knows the UT Engineering program knows our students are having to go to Edinburg for the advance courses.  Texas A&M wants to bring the courses to us. 

Texas A&;M is a better match for South Texas.  Farming is a big part of who we are. Whether we like it or not natural gas is about to become a big part of South Texas.  The Mexican pipe line from South Texas to Mexico will be important to us whether we like it or not.  Texas A&M engineering programs are more in tune with Brownsville.

Dump UT -

Here are some examples of what A&M is doing for us:

"McALLEN, RGV – On a visit to the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday, Dr. Brett Giroir, CEO of Texas A&M Health Science Center, explained why A&M is investing so heavily in South Texas.
“Some people say, are you here because of all the problems in South Texas. I say, no, it is not at all and you are missing the point. We are here because of the promise of South Texas,” Giroir said, while attending the signing of an articulation agreement between his institution and South Texas College."

https://riograndeguardian.com/giroir-am-in-south-texas-not-because-of-its-problems-but-because-of-its-promise/

"WESLACO, RGV – The University of Texas is trying to stop Texas A&M University-Kingsville from launching a school of engineering in the Rio Grande Valley, arguing that it is duplication of educational opportunities already provided in the region."

https://riograndeguardian.com/dont-build-an-engineering-school-in-rgv-ut-tells-am/
 
OTHER THAN THE SHORT ABOVE POST I AM TAKING THE DAY OFF

This is a combination post as a message for people I know who will be looking to the BV for a status on a certain family member of mine, and to say I am sick - real sick - I have a major cold and cough.

I was in McAllen when I had to cancel some of my plans to rush back to Valley Regional.  For those I know looking for information he is stable.  The problem is the same as earlier in the year - but maybe not so bad this time.

The team of doctors who saved his life last time are on it.  Although as to the surgeon the ER doctor refused the request of the family and PC to write orders to allow the surgeon to see the family member.  There were several very angry doctors who were in disbelief.  By the time he was taken to his room I was told to tell the family it was just a misunderstanding and shown the orders which had just been signed.

This is what happened at Valley Baptist earlier in the year.

The family has left orders no visitors other than family and Bob.  He cannot be stressed out by having to tell the same information over and over again.  Hopefully this one will resolve on its own without another surgery.  We are hopeful he will be out in a day or two.  The surgeon will see him in the morning.  I should be at Valley Regional most of the day.