Wednesday, August 24, 2016


IT GETS BETTER - WHAT IS ELIA THINKING?

I am trying to track money.  I want to know who put Elia up to this little con job at BISD.  GUESS WHAT?  Even before Elia knew she would have no challenger in the 2016 primaries she was not doing any fundraising, so she claims.  A review of all filed campaign finance reports  for 2016, shows she has not file even one, which means she is claiming she spent no money and raised no money.

CORRECTION:

My mistake on Elia, she files in Austin and not locally.  In comments is a post by a reader which shows a Houston lawyer gave her $2,500 of the $3,000 she raised in 2016.  I thank my reader for the correction.  Research on the lawyer shows he has never appeared by Judge Cornejo Lopez and represents San Benito ISD in tax lawsuits.

But the story on Leo is spot on - the filing was late, and why the $1,000 over a year after the campaign to pay down the $93,000 loan to his campaign?

If anyone remembers seeing an ads or push cards or signs for the 2016 Primary in the name of Elia Cornejo Lopez, I need them as proof she failed to file any campaign finance report as required by law.

BUT HERE IS THE KICKER

During my search I found a $1,000 donation to Elia Cornejo Lopez's husband's failed campaign for county commissioner, in 2014.  It is dated August 2015, from Rick Zayas.  It was used to pay down a $93,000 loan to the campaign.  It was filed in April 2016, when by law it had to be filed by January 1, 2016.


This family seems to be ethically challenged.  Why?




ELIA CORNEJO LOPEZ AT 5:03 P.M YESTERDAY FILED HER FORMAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE BISD ELECTION

No one removed her, as suggested elsewhere, this was her choice.  This is telling, she could have resigned as a judge - thereby solving the problem although the statute does say the second filing is invalid.  

This story will not end and the readers are needed on this one.  There is an email, something in documented form which will show her intent was to defeat Presas-Garcia, then resign leaving it to Joe Rodriguez and his lemmonistic followers on the Board to appoint another lemming to follow Joe Rodriguez. 

This was dirty politics to defraud the electorate and the truth must be exposed.  With this case, and if anyone were willing to  fight to get to the truth about how BISD withheld exculpatory evidence against Sylvia Atkinson, Joe Rodriguez would fall along with Desesperanza Zendejas.  But unfortunately Sylvia Atkinson whose campaign is being run on fear of what Mike Hernandez will say will not fight for the BISD children to end the reign of Joe Rodriguez and Desesperanza Zendejas.  

It is not hard people, the BISD police chief should have been fired for withholding the exculpatory evidence from the grand jury.  His actions are an indictable offense.  Why was he not fired?  Zendejas is running cover for him.  If I am wrong let him post with his name a denial along with a clear statement he gave the evidence to Saenz and Saenz withheld it from the grand jury.  We need to win this people and expose the money behind the inept and corrupt Desesperanza Zendejas.

We won this battle, now we must win the battle against Joe Rodriguez, Desesperanza Zendejas, and the money behind them.




THE BV - THE ONLY PLACE YOU WILL GET THE CORRECT STORY

Elia Cornejo Lopez technically remains on the ballot.  Remi Garza has no authority at this time to remove her from the ballot.  Gary Long as is always the case cannot read even a simple statute.  I will get there.

Upon learning of my judicial complaint, and posting of the election law, Elia Cornejo Lopez went to the elections office and was told that Remi Garza would follow the law.  She was told BISD will submit the ballot and that they would actually be the ones to determine if her name remains on the ballot.

Elia Cornejo Lopez was told exactly what was told to Remi Garza's office by the lawyers at the SOS office.  She cannot be on the ballot for two offices.

Gary Long's statement it is for Elia Lopez to decide what to do is incorrect.  The last position she applied for is invalid.  This means her application for BISD is invalid.  But BISD can refuse to remove her name which will mean the SOS office will have to get involved.

The law, missed by Gary Long:

"(b) If a person files more than one application for a place on a ballot in violation of this section, each application filed subsequent to the first one filed is invalid."

Further the fact her BISD application is invalid as a matter of law does not change the fact she violated the Canon's of Judicial Conduct. The Commission can do anything from a private reprimand to removing her as a judge for her actions. Actually they can run cover for her and say it does not matter she failed to resign. "Shall" does not provide for discretion, but the Commission can simply say since her name was removed from the BISD ballot, they will give her a pass.

The BV where you come for the complete and accurate story. I expect a notice of withdrawal filed by Elia Cornejo Lopez to be filed in the next day or two with BISD. But we still need to investigate the con. I am convinced she intended to resign if she won so that the Board could appoint someone acceptable to the Rodriguez majority. This story is far from over for Elia Cornejo Lopez.

The Herald will never print the truth, so it is up to the bloggers to find a real - not made up - credible source who will give us the real story and evidence of the con - such as an email. Maybe I should call the Russian Embassy for help.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


WATCH HOW MIGUEL SALINAS RUNS COVER FOR ELIA CORNEJO LOPEZ AND ERASMO CASTRO

A candidate can be removed from the ballot on a timely basis by one of two means, BISD on its own can reject the application for a place on the ballot, or another candidate files a challenge and BISD grants the challenge.  Presas-Garcia has every reason in the world to formally challenge Elia Cornejo Lopez and Erasmo Castro.  This will leave the anti-Cata vote being split between the other two female candidates thereby increasing her chances of winning with a plurality vote.

The following is the email I sent to Miguel Salinas who can advise BISD to strike the applications of Elia Cornejo Lopez and Erasmo Castro, but he will not because Zendejas and Rodriguez seek to corrupt the election as necessary to remove Presas-Garcia.  I will never vote for Cata, but the BV is always about process and my personal dislike for Cata is not a basis to ignore the proper process.

My Email to Miguel Salinas, who will ignore it.  

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I BROKE A CARDINAL RULE ON PROPER LEGAL RESEARCH - JUDGE ELIA CORNEJO-LOPEZ IS OUT OF BISD RACE

Judges use to anger real fast with me while during oral argument I would hand them new legal opinions only hours old.  They hated it.  I would never go to court without first checking for the  latest case law. 

Well in this case I relied on an old AG opinion, instead of checking the current Canons on Judicial Conduct.  The Canons changed after the last AG opinion on the issue.

To my readers, I am sorry for not having done my job properly and relying on an old AG opinion.

CANON 5

(3) A judge shall resign from judicial office upon becoming a candidate in a contested election for a non-judicial office either in a primary or in a general or in a special election. A judge may continue to hold judicial office while being a candidate for election to or serving as a delegate in a state constitutional convention or while being a candidate for election to any judicial office. (4) A judge or judicial candidate subject to the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act, Tex. Elec. 


The on line complaint has been filed with the Commission on Judicial Conduct

UPDATE:

From a reader.  Elia's application as a matter of law is invalid.  Unfortunately only a candidate can challenge her application.  I cannot not.  I can file with the Commission, but only a candidate can file with BISD.

"Sec. 141.033. FILING APPLICATIONS FOR MORE THAN ONE OFFICE PROHIBITED. (a) A candidate may not file applications for a place on the ballot for two or more offices that:
(1) are not permitted by law to be held by the same person; and
(2) are to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day.
(b) If a person files more than one application for a place on a ballot in violation of this section, each application filed subsequent to the first one filed is invalid.

Monday, August 22, 2016


BISD ELECTION - IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE KIDS VOTE A BLANK BALLOT

Because each place has 5 candidates the winning candidate can literally win with a mere 21% of the vote.

From the Herald:

Here are the candidates, listed by the board position they seek and place on the ballot:
Position 3: 1. Argelia Miller, 2. Herman Otis Powers Jr. (incumbent), 3. Josette A Cruz, 4. Jorge Valdez, 5. Phillip T. Cowen.
Position 5: 1. Laura Perez-Reyes, 2. Erasmo Castro, 3. Elia Cornejo Lopez, 4. Caty Presas-Garcia (incumbent), 5. Laura Castro.
Position 6: 1. Roberto Uresti, 2. Rhonda Cavazos, 3. Anna E. Hernandez-Oquin, 4. Kent Whittemore, 5. Minerva M. Peña (incumbent).
Position 7: 1. Norberto Rangel, 2. Jose Hector Chirinos (incumbent), 3. Rigo Bocanegra, 4. Sylvia Perez Atkinson, 5. Orlando Carlos Treviño.
There are a lot of new names, but based on FB posts I have seen no evidence any of the candidates know anything about the issues.
BUT THE MOST INTERESTING RACE IS POSITION 5.  You have 4 women competing for the female vote with one male candidate, this will work to Erasmo Castro's benefit.  But you also have 4 candidates splitting the anti-Presas-Garcia vote - this will benefit Presas-Garcia in a plurality vote.  Judge Elia Cornejo-Lopez is a wrench in this race.  She will raise the money and carry a lot of weight as a judge.  With only 21% of  the vote to win she could pull enough anti-Presas-Garcia vote and female vote to take the election.The other candidates are non-starters.  

UPDATE:  I am trying to understand why Judge Lopez would put her position as a judge in jeopardy in order to run for the office of trustee.  Well actually the judicial position only becomes endangered if she wins.  She can technically win, thereby throwing Presas-Garcia off of the Board, and then accept the position and then immediately resign thereby giving the new majority the right to appoint Presas-Garcia's replacement.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN YOU WILL VOTE A BLANK BALLOT.
One simple issue no one is talking about.  Millions are spent on attorneys fees and legal settlements while the teachers go without supplies.  The federal government has declare our children so poor the government pays to feed our school children three free meals a day.  BISD then turns around and demands the parents who cannot even feed their children fund the teachers with classroom supplies.  Shame - absolutely no shame by any incumbent board member or Desesperanza Zendejas.  Mike Hernandez would have been better off buying every teacher three cases of copy paper than passing out bug spray.  The bug spray will do nothing to stop or control the Zika virus.  It was a con publicity stunt which helped no one.
Will any candidate raise any specific issue - I doubt it because they do not know the issues or the needs of the children.
AGAIN IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN - SEND A MESSAGE WITH A BLANK BALLOT.






TEXAS CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM - A NIGHTMARE WHICH NEEDS FEDERAL COURT INTERVENTION

This morning I learned one of our many corrupt judges has authorized Texas Medicaid to stop paying for speech, occupational, and physical therapy for children on medicaid.  Every candidate for BISD should be making this a central issue their campaign.  They will not because they do not care enough to get educated.  I re-emphasis - vote a blank ballot.

In the case of the DWI victim wherein Chief Rodriguez or DA Saenz have refused to arrest Gabriela Salazar for Intoxication Assault, the victim has been provided no rights.

The Texas Crime Victims program between their own incompetence and the incompetence of DA Saenz, BPD Chief Rodriguez, is nearly worthless.  The case I am working on I managed to get the application approved in 3 days for 100% coverage, but then I learned no one accepts the Crime Victims Compensation Insurance because of the incompetence of DA Saenz, BPD Chief Rodriguez and the Crime Victims program.  They have failed to educate medical providers about the program so no one accepts the insurance.

I spent several days working on the special wheel chair this young man will need.  There is no hope of him walking any time soon if ever.  You cannot touch his thighs or carry him for fear of damaging the pelvic area.  Because of Valley Baptist's neglect they are healing on their own.  By the time they got him to University Hospital it was too late to do the surgery so now they wait to allow the fractures to heal on their own.

No matter how hard I worked to get the local medical supply company to work with the Texas Crime Victims office it was hopeless.  The case  manager in Austin has yet to return any phone calls in a week.  Push came to shove and we could wait no longer for the Texas Crime Victims unit to put in writing they would pay for the wheel chair.  The young man has been sent home, but needed a wheel chair.  The doctor with University hospital was clear, he cannot be lifted without damaging the pelvic area.  It was a wheel chair or nothing.

WELL I PAID THE $500 FOR THE WHEEL CHAIR

I verified through medical records and interviewing the victim the brain damage has caused major loss of memory.  The doctors and I have verified he has no memory of the accident or who was driving.  He has no memory from many parts of his life.  VB did nothing to treat the brain injury.

THERE WILL BE NO SPEECH OR PHYSICAL THERAPY

The victim is to start speech and physical therapy this week.  It will not happen.  University Hospital swears up and down they sent the orders with verification of insurance to the rehab center in Brownsville.  The father and I visited several facilities while interviewing the therapist.  University hospital will no longer even accept our phone calls.  They refuse to give a name of the person they spoke with at the physical therapy center in Brownsville.  The center in Brownsville is adamant they have received no phone calls or documents from University hospital.  

HOW DA SAENZ AND POLICE CHIEF RODRIGUEZ HAVE FAILED THE VICTIMS

The patient had 4 prescriptions.  The Texas Crime Victims program is not on line like medicaid, medicare or any regular insurance company wherein the pharmacy can input the policy information and get verification of coverage.  Victims are expected to wait weeks to get approval for their medications.  This is medical malpractice on the part of Texas AG Ken Paxton's office.  The medical equipment company such as with any other insurance should have been able to access the Crime Victims Program on line while entering the approved claim number and then receiving verification of coverage.  Nope you have to wait weeks for anyone to return your phone call and you go without the wheel chair or your medications.  The father had to charge the 4 medications.

The victim cannot wait weeks for the Crime Victims Program to return the phone call to the case manager.  Until the physical therapy facility gets assurance of payment they will not start the physical therapy.  In the month or longer it will take to process the request the young man will be a cripple.

DA SAENZ AND BPD CHIEF HAVE FAILED TO EDUCATE MEDICAL PROVIDERS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

I do not care with who you speak.  No one will accept the insurance because they have no experience with the Texas Crime Victims Program, or if they have experience they are unwilling to work with them again.

Instead of Saenz and Rodriguez running around promoting themselves they need to have meetings with pharmacies, medical supply providers and physical therapy facilities to educate them about the program so they know they will get paid.

So unless I or the family can raise the money for physical therapy, this young man will not get his physical therapy.  He will become a cripple.  

UNTIL THE FEDERAL COURTS INTERVENE TEXAS WILL NEVER PROPERLY IMPLEMENT THE TEXAS CRIME VICTIMS PROGRAM

It is so simple, all they have to do is create an online verification system like any other insurance company and the problem is fixed.  But this is Republican Texas, where technology is considered a homosexual communist conspiracy.


ALL POLITICAL RACES ARE FRAUGHT WITH POLITICAL MACHINATIONS - THIS IS MEANINGLESS - WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?

I am fairly certain I will be voting a blank ballot in the BISD election.  Every candidate for political office on the planet is involved in political machinations.  There is nothing newsworthy in this.  It is distraction from the fact every candidate is ignoring the elephant in the room.

Either Saenz, or Desesperanza Zendejas withheld from the grand jury, exculpatory evidence related to Sylvia Atkinson.  Why is no one discussing this reality?  There was a criminal act and no one seems to care to discuss the issue. 

Sources have told me Saenz will block any effort to get the grand jury or the judge over the grand jury to compel Juanito to disclose his source.  Why?  What deal has Saenz cut with the devil himself, Mike Hernandez to protect Desesperanza Zendejas.  The fact the BISD police chief was not discharged over this mess is all the evidence I need to know Zendejas is guilty as sin.  I wonder how much Mike will offer to pay Juanito for the now dismissed Indictment if it appears Chirinos or his replacement is in trouble?

MIKE HERNANDEZ WINS ON PROTECTING CHIRINOS OR WHOMEVER MIKE CHOOSES TO RUN IN CHIRINOS PLACE IF CHIRINOS DECIDES  NOT TO RUN

Desesperanza Zendejas is running around town defaming Sylvia Atkinson claiming Zendejas would not be able to work with her and that Atkinson is bad for BISD.  There is a rule in racquetball - you never give up center court no matter how many times you get hit - he who controls center court controls the game.  Well Atkinson has given up center court and is allowing Mike Hernandez through moronic misguided fear to run her campaign.  You see if she demands the grand jury order Juanito to give up his source, Mike's money will go to say - "see she cannot work with BISD."  what he will not say is she cannot work with BISD because she is trying to uncover the corruption.  So Atkinson will run a campaign of "its about the kids."  It will go no where - way too much money will be spent on a failed campaign.  

If the victim of the corruption is too afraid to educate the people on the issue because she believes they are too stupid to understand, then I take that as a personal insult.  Mike Hernandez through his moles has insured Atkinson will spend her entire campaign on the defensive, never being allowed to discuss the real issues - like Zendejas corruption as the Superintendent of BISD and the like.

YOU ARE NOT FOR THE CHILDREN IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE ATTACK AGAINST THE CURRENT MAJORITY AND ZENDEJAS - BOTTOM LINE

I have no interest in any candidate who needs to be perceived as being able to work with Zendejas or the Board majority.  I need candidates who will go nuclear on Zendejas on the facts. Since no such candidate exists, I will be voting a blank ballot.

Finally, unless you are arguing specifics, backed up by facts, then you are not going nuclear against Zendejas and the Board majority.  Simply calling for new leadership to end back door deals is meaningless and the voters do not buy it.  They want facts.  Sylvia Atkinson is the only one with the ability to take down Zendejas and the Board majority, but will not because Mike Hernandez and his minions are running her campaign with fear - his moles have convinces her if she speaks specifics it will only prove she cannot work with the current Board majority and Zendejas.  Well someone forgot to tell Atkinson, the people - you know the voters - want Trustees who will take out the current Board majority and Zendejas.  

Chalk up a win for Mike Hernandez in getting Atkinson to destroy her own campaign.

HAS THE HERALD CHANGED SIDES ON PRESAS-GARCIA AND IF SO HOW MUCH MONEY IN ADVERTISING WHERE THEY OFFERED TO CHANGE SIDES

Weeks after the BV reported that Minerva Peña and Cesar Lopez have sought summary judgment on Presas-Garcia's defamation claim based on the there  is no evidence in the Executive Session recording which supports Presas-Garcia's claim, the Herald finally ran the story.  Why?

Obviously those wanting Presas-Garcia off of the Board have committed money to the Herald.  The BV is always about the good the bad and the ugly.  This is ugly.  Campaigns should not be won or lost based on how much money individuals are promising the Herald in advertising dollars.

Everyone knows I am no supporter of Presas-Garcia, but this is ugly and the Herald has once again  proven it is only about dirty politics.

This aside Judge Hanen better order BISD be reimbursed the $205,000, owed in attorneys fees.  I spent over $80 for Bela's first grade supplies, and I am not done yet.  Even though I was told at her school the teachers may not add to the list for first graders, right on the list it says, the teachers may request additional supplies.  Idiots run BISD.  I went with Bela and her mother to ask for the list which will be used by her teacher.  I had to travel on the day of meet and greet and Bela and her mother had no way to get to the meet and  greet.  I was told there would be no such separate list.  We shall see.

BUT MY POINT IS - MILLIONS ARE BEING SPENT ON ATTORNEYS FEES AND SETTLEMENTS WHILE TEACHERS GO WITHOUT AND SOME OF THE POOREST CHILDREN IN THE US ARE FORCED TO SUPPLY THE CLASSROOMS

Another absurdity in this campaign.  The federal government pays to feed BISD children three meals a day because they are deemed too poor to be assured a meal at home, but then BISD bankrupts the parents by forcing them to supply the classroom with teacher supplies because the money is for lawyers and lawsuit settlements, and not the classroom.  Mike Hernandez will never speak to this problem because it does not serve his corrupt BISD majority or Desesperanza Zendejas.

You know why I am willing to buy Bela everything on the list, because children and teachers can be cruel.  I remember being teased for only having one pair of jet black shoes from Sears, and never having everything I needed for the classroom.  This impacts the learning environment.  Between myself and her grandfather, when it comes to school Bela will never want for anything.  She is smart. Over the weekend we were coming back from HEB at night,  She was looking at the moon and telling us because she is good at math she can be an astronaut.  That blew us away.  She then told us about watching a movie at school about the moon landing and how they walked by bouncing.  She spent the entire summer practicing her math.  Some how she already knows she needs to be an expert at math and her grandfather and I will always be make sure she has every thing she needs to become an expert at math.

Why is this not a headline issue in this election?  Answer - none of the candidates face the problem so they do not know of the problem. The federal government has found the parents do not have enough money to feed their children so the feds pay for three meals a day, and this hopelessly inept and corrupt board refuse to fund the classroom forcing the poorest of the poor to feel bad when they show up at school without supplies, or go hungry because their parents had to use their limited resources to fund the classrooms while the Board waste millions on attorneys fees and settlements,

Why is none of this being discussed?  Answer the pathetic candidates do not even know it is an an issue.

VOTE A BLANK BALLOT FOR BISD AND SEND A MESSAGE

Saturday, August 20, 2016


HEMP WAS MADE FOR THE LRGV, BUT OUR POLITICOS CANNOT MAKE MONEY ON IT - SO IT GOES NOWHERE

This issue is not new to me. I have been blogging on this for nearly 20 years.  I have made it an issue in Texas, lobbying for Hemp development in the LRGV for some 20 years.  Kentucky saw the writing on the wall concerning its tobacco farms and its Republican leadership lead the battle to legalize the growing of hemp in Kentucky and now its former tobacco farmers grow hemp.

Texas will not even consider hemp as an industrial option for development.  It is not just the farmer who benefit, it is also new industry.  We are made for the processing plants.  We are made for the manufacturing plants which come with processed hemp.

But this is the LRGV, where ideas go to die unless the local politicos can make money on the idea.

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY BLOGGING WILL EVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE


SITTING AROUND ASKING GOD TO GIVE YOU A BETTER TOMORROW WILL NOT GET YOU THERE - YOU ARE NOT HIS SLAVE, BUT HIS MESSENGER


Thursday, August 18, 2016


MIKE HERNANDEZ, CREATING AN EDUCATION SILO IN BISD INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING THE NATIONAL MODEL OF REGIONAL OR STATE CREATED TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN

Mike went out of his way to find people who will worship him instead of competent people who know what they are doing. His education adviser obviously knows nothing about technical education in high schools and the current models to bring this about.


In 1948 the New York State legislature created Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to provide shared educational programs and services to school districts within the state. Today there are 37 BOCES, incorporating all but nine of the state’s school districts. BOCES partner with districts to provide a broad range of services that help meet the evolving educational needs of students."

MIKE HERNANDEZ ON VILLAINS AND SILOS

“I just came down here trying to figure out what’s wrong,” he said. “What’s causing this? I came looking for villains, and there aren’t any. Really what it is that I’ve found, is that the culture down here is such that the local government entities, for example, seem to work in silos. There’s not a lot of collaboration between them behind one overall vision for Brownsville, for Cameron County.”

 Source: The Herald

Because the local blogs do not believe in the role of the moderator Chirino supporters have been allowed to post Sylvia Atkinson is being supported by Mike Hernandez.  This is a lie.  Chirinos has Mike's full support, unless he decides not to run and then someone else will be chosen.

Esperanza Zendejas is being put on a world wind tour with local business people to promote herself and BISD along with Mike Hernandez and his desire to create a technical training program at BISD.

She has been quoted several times saying Sylvia Atkinson is bad for BISD.

Mike Hernandez is delusional if he thinks that he is going to control or influence any technical training center at BISD.  This is about spending money and not the children.  The State controls all educational matters, so all Mike is really trying to do is get in on the bidding process if he can get the Board and Zendejas to get behind his desire.

REGIONAL TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IS THE NATIONAL MODEL, NOT THE SILO APPROACH BEING PROMOTED BY MIKE HERNANDEZ

Locally, we all ready have the South Texas ISD, which promotes medical training.  Under the national models, BISD and all of the other school districts which already feed into SISD, need to seek assistance from the state to build on this model and use SISD for all techinical training for all high schools which feed into the system.  Bringing this to BISD only does not help the region - it only helps those interested in a corrupt school board willing to play games with the contracts.

THIS IS SIMPLE - EVERY INCUMBENT MUST BE VOTED OUT