Thursday, April 24, 2014


CARLOS CASCOS RUNS COVER FOR SAENZ IN DESPERATE MOVE TO DEFEND OFFICIAL OPPRESSION

Carlos Cascos and Luis Saenz prove party labels mean nothing when your object is to corrupt the community.  At the end of this post I am going to deal with the exchange I had last night with probably Cris Valadez.

Something every student, teacher, and administrator at BISD knows, but Carlos Cascos claims ignorance of - you do not bring cell phones into testing areas.

This morning he is defending Dalia Robles as the former  head of civil service for the county for not knowing what every student, teacher, and administrator knows - no cell phones in the testing area.

Saenz's investigator will testify in defense of Dalia Robles on the theory she had too many duties to have time to monitor the testing.

This is all important because when Gus Garza during the Raul Garza trial inflamed the jury with the claim Ernie Hernandez had orchestrated retaliation against personnel in HR for testifying at Raul Salazar's trial he knew it was all lies.

Saenz already had the HR department under investigation for Dalia Robles failures' in allowing prospective sheriff department employees to take cell phones into the testing area and then not monitoring them.   As we all know 8 deputies lost their jobs for using copies of the test taken with a cell phone.

The BV has already posted, and they will be a big issue if Raul Salazar ever gets his Motion for New Trial - or during the Ernie Hernandez trial, the emails sent by A.R. Flores long before the Salazar trial informing Dalia Robles he was removing her as the supervisor over Civil Service.  You see there was this little problem of Dalia Robles allowing cell phones in the testing area and not keeping an eye on the applicants while they were testing.  In any normal corporation her removal from the position would have been standard.

So now comes Carlos Cascos today to say Dalia Robles is a victim of the cheating deputies.  According to Carlos Cascos after such a mess no competent corporation would have reassigned her.

But the truth is, Carlos Cascos is running cover for Saenz - because with this truth the cases against Ernie Hernandez and Raul Salazar fall  apart and Saenz is looking at another official oppression investigation.

THE BACK AND  FORTH LAST NIGHT

According to this person I was chatting with last night about June of last year I conceived of this conspiracy to tell a judge about an offer by Carlos Cascos' trained monkey Cris Valadez to pay me $200 plus to go on a bay fishing trip and take pictures of this county employee running his fishing tours on county time.  My conspiracy was so elaborate I conceived I would hold on to the story for some 8 months before going public.  I planted the story with the judge 8 months earlier to add credibility to the story.  This is what Cris Valadez wants you to believe.  And as we all know Saenz will take no action because when it comes to Carlos Cascos he is a friend with privileges.

I do not doubt the FBI is laughing their asses off over Carlos Cascos stunt this morning in defending Saenz and his lies.

JON STEWART TAKES DOWN SEAN HANNITY


It is worth the 10 minutes, especially the last 2 minutes on George Washington. I accept Fox news will continue to make money on this con artist. Ignorant people love to listen to any idiot who spews their ignorance. It is that simple.

The entire piece reminds me of the nonsense of trying to deal with the ignorant in Brownsville. Montoya accuses me of trying to create a war based on wealth by pointing out how Alex and Yolanda Begum used their wealth to buy Alex Begum privilege, then he attacks Juliet and Oscar Garcia for using their wealth to buy Oscar Jr. privilege. It is always wrong - well unless Alex Begum is cutting you a check to make it right in his case.

In further response to that particular post poor Don't Cry for me Yolanda Begum cries over how she had to stop working at the store so much when Alex was 13 because he was getting out of control. The heartache of privilege.

 6 years later the evidence shows all of her sacrifices netter her nothing because Alex is arrested speeding drunk at over 100 mph. Then she tells us that after 6 years of sacrifice and trying to bring Alex under control and failing, she has the answers for dealing with truant children in just one hearing.

But people believe this shit, which is why they say it. But if you watch nothing else, watch the last 2 minutes of the Stewart piece - he really brings home the proof Hannity is a con artist and his audience are idiots.
 
 
A SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD

With the weather changing we eat a chick spinach salad about one a week.  It's simple.  I grill using real mesquite charcoal the two chicken breasts.  I do it on a low heat because I want it to smoke cook as cook with the heat.  I then put them in the refrigerator to cool.

In a separate bowel I put spinach, cucumber, sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hears - both marinated in olive oil and Italian seasonings, celery, sliced almonds, sliced yellow and orange bell peppers and let stand until the chicken cools.

I then slice the chicken once cooled.  You mix everything together with croutons and then put a tad bit of Parmesan cheese on top and you have a very satisfying salad.

Editor's note:  For reasons I do not know, my computer will not open the picture I took of the salad with my cell phone.  So this is not my salad, but next time I will probably add avocado.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 
CONGRESSMAN VELA WORKING OVERTIME FOR THE LRGV
 
Congressman Vela is one of 435 members of the House of Representatives and one of 535 members of congress.  He only has so much power. But he is working overtime, nonetheless to try and bring to the LRGV what is needed.

THE PORT

The Herald's lack of coverage of his work to raise the money to deepen the port frustrates me.  It is a subject he loves to talk about.  He understands its importance in terms of economic development.  But his work goes unnoticed because - the idea of moving forward eludes our leaders and newspaper.

Critical to deepening of the port is the new  commercial bridge from Matamoros to the port.  The naysayers say that Pharr owns the trucking traffic.  I ask why?  Mexico has a major interstate highway going directly into Matamoros.  Getting the products moved into the U.S. is a lot more efficient if the trucks can go from the Mexican interstate highway directly to our port.

We have  a highly fractured County Commission with zero leadership at this time.  The disgust the commissioners have for Carlos Cascos makes it nearly impossible to get anything done.  Then the commissioners themselves without leadership are scavenging for money for their precincts while nearly engaging in cannibalism against one another.  In the meantime - nothing is getting done to make it easier for Mexican trucking to get to the port.  Congressman Vela is not going to give up his battle to deepen the port - but conversely this  feckless county commission will do nothing at this point to make Brownsville the destination of choice for Mexican trucking.  The trucks will fill IH2 and IH 69 from Pharr in their trek to the port, instead of coming through Brownsville.

VETERANS ISSUES ARE A HIGH PRIORITY FOR VELA

Congressman Vela hit the ground running trying to educate himself on veterans issues.  His first lesson was the Veterans Administration is a hard nut to crack.  He understands the issue - we need more funding.  The clinics are understaffed and the staff is overworked.  The administrators are entrenched in their position and nothing will force them to change except an act of congress.

But Congressman Vela is fighting on all fronts to bring us better and faster care.

EDUCATION

For reasons I do not know, Texas Education Region One lost a lot of funding for preschool education.  It has something to do with problems in the application process.  Congressman Vela understands the importance of preschool education. 

Oddly enough, the success rate in Oklahoma has made it the model state.  Congressman Vela is working  hard to restore the money so more 3 and 4 year olds can have access to preschool.

UTB and BISD would do well to study the Oklahoma model.  If educators nationally are looking at Oklahoma as a national model of doing it right - so too should we.

It is sad we finally have a Congressman working overtime to make our community a better place, and the people know so little of his efforts, and our city commission and county commission are doing so little to help him in his efforts.

We need the new airport.  We need the new bridge to bring Mexican commercial traffic directly from Matamoros to the port.

But our county cannot even work out the rail line problem on Morrison road.  The Morrison road development is a complete success save the incomplete road because no one can seem to find a solution to the rail line which crosses Morrison road.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

 
TIME FOR A COMMUNITY AIRPORT BOARD

Guys, I am beyond tired of the elections.  People are going to be very, very election out by the time of the run-offs.  I am voting a blank ticket in the port race - I may change my mind and vote for Guerra - still researching.

In TSC Ed Rivera is getting my vote.

A.R. Flores is an easy choice for County Clerk.  County Judge -  I will not vote - Joe Rivera and Ruben Peña do not merit public support.  Ruben does get the credit for ending the politiquera mess - so at least he has that going for him.  It was an important issue and he owns the credit for ending it.

District Clerk is hard on me - both candidates will serve the community well.  Either way Cameron county wins.  I am voting for Eric Garza because he is family by marriage - my nephew's cousin's brother-in-law.  But I can assure you Eliva Ortiz is equally qualified and will serve the community just as well as Eric.

I have no idea what I will do in either JP race.  It is either Gracia and Avila or nothing. 

BUT THE AIRPORT

Nothing in this town will change until we the people change it.  The number one issue people approach me about is the airport.  There is huge support for a new airport on 511.  Now that money is cheap is the time to borrow.  It is that simple.  It may never be this cheap again.

I will not lead such a group, but if the citizens of Brownsville want to form a community airport board which will have as its purpose the group lobbying all of the big businesses to put pressure on the city commission to make the new airport happen, I will help with the organizational part.  But I will not agree to any leadership position.  I am simply too tired to take on such a responsibility.

A new airport will put Brownsville back on the map.  We need it and without a lot of public pressure it will not happen.

'The good news is, on Tuesday the entire city commission meeting is about real estate.  I do not think Tony Martinez is happy.  They will also vote on a community center.  I favor such a  center.  We need it.  Even if it means borrowing money.

Until the people are willing to act to take back Brownsville nothing will change.  We begin by forcing the city commission to build a new airport on 511.  It will be an economic engine which will help Brownsville to grow.

The city also needs to form a corporation which includes hiring a highly qualified CEO whose job it will be to lobby the trade offices of the various south American countries which will send perishables via air cargo via Brownsville.  The money we can make on such a corporation can help pay down the bonds for a new airport.

The BV is the only blog which as its logo promotes Brownsville.  The BV's logo is its signature.

But people, without you it will not happen.

So who in to start a community airport board to compel the city commission to build a new airport on 511?

Only you can make it happen.

bobbywc58@yahoo.com

I do not want an organizational meeting at an expensive restaurant.  Everyone who wants to be part of this should be able to afford to attend the meetings.  A church would be nice or an inexpensive locally owned restaurant.  If we do it at an inexpensive restaurant I would certainly sponsor the meal for one person who wants to be there but cannot afford to eat.  If just a handful of us agree to sponsor someone then every regardless of economic background can be part of this.

FUNDRAISER TO SEND BISD STUDENT TO NATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT
BISD's chess team makes Brownsville shine every place they go.  Its reputation as one of the best in the country has been profiled on HBO.  Daniel De La Fuente was one of the students on the HBO special.

These students are helping to market Brownsville and BISD is a positive light.  We must support them.  These trips are not free.  Without your help Daniel may not be able to make the trip.

When businesses look to places to relocate things like the BISD Chess Club makes BISD shine.  The more our students win at the nationals the better Brownsville looks to the country and in fact the world.

Here is your chance to do your part in promoting the positive image of Brownsville's children.

THE BISD CHESS CLUB IS TRULY ONE OF THE GEMS OF BROWNSVILLE - WHEN YOU HELP THEM YOU HELP BROWNSVILLE
 
FULL PLATE TODAY - BV BACK TOMORROW

Sunday, April 20, 2014

 
ENJOY EASTER

Saturday, April 19, 2014


FUNDRAISER TO SEND BISD STUDENT TO NATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 

BISD's chess team makes Brownsville shine every place they go.  Its reputation as one of the best in the country has been profiled on HBO.  Daniel De La Fuente was one of the students on the HBO special.

These students are helping to market Brownsville and BISD is a positive light.  We must support them.  These trips are not free.  Without your help Daniel may not be able to make the trip.

When businesses look to places to relocate things like the BISD Chess Club makes BISD shine.  The more our students win at the nationals the better Brownsville looks to the country and in fact the world.

Here is your chance to do your part in promoting the positive image of Brownsville's children.

THE BISD CHESS CLUB IS TRULY ONE OF THE GEMS OF BROWNSVILLE - WHEN YOU HELP THEM YOU HELP BROWNSVILLE

 
 
JOHN WOOD MAILER FOR BND PLC 2




CAMPAIGN INFORMATION UPDATED

I added the TSC race and the names of other candidates in the other races.  If I have no link for the candidate you are supporting send it to me.  I have searched and cannot find anything for many of the candidates.  In one case  after multiple reach outs and even a conversation the candidate does not seem to want free advertising even through he complained to me he was surprised he was having to fund his own advertising.  It was just a completely bizarre conversation.  More on that next week.  If you treat the friends of your family a certain way - in a bad way - it tells us a lot about how you intend to treat the people.

bobbywc58@yahoo.com