Wednesday, January 28, 2015














 
 
THE DEAL FOR TRAVEL CUT BY CARL MONTOYA, CATA PRESAS-GARCIA AND OTIS POWERS

UPDATE:  Poor Cata cannot leave well enough alone and forces insiders to scream bloody murder. 

Three board members successfully put on the agenda a request that Carl Montoya's contract be further reviewed to include specific Benchmarks to be met before the extension took effect.  The new contract had yet to be signed when the item was approved for the next meeting.  This is what Juanito was talking about when he said Minerva Peña had changed her mind.  Mind you everything takes three Board Members to agree before it gets on the agenda as requested by a Board Member.

So with the contract stayed how did it get signed?  Well insiders are screaming bloody murder and illegal conduct - including intimidation.  Once the contract was signed, even with the Agenda Item approved, the agenda item was removed as moot - one source is saying one of the sponsors took the position it was moot and removed their agreement to hear the matter.

The list of insiders anxious to verify this criminal conduct to the proper authorities is growing.  Carl Montoya is done with.  Smart money would have him resign immediately.  A smart person would resign immediately after retaining counsel to walk him into the special task force with documents in hand.  Montoya's resignation would end his part, leaving Cata Presas-Garcia, Otis Powers and Carlos Elizondo to go down with the ship.

The only unanswered question is, will Cesar Lopez join the new Cata majority or align with the other three.  This is the unanswered question.  But to be clear, every move is now under close scrutiny for further kick-backs and illegal promises.

Remember Cesar, I told you since before the election through the BV, Otis was now aligned with Cata.  Otis is the one who got Luci to go after you because he could not trust you.  Cesar if you forget what Otis, Cata and Luci put you through, then you will deserve to go down with the ship.

ORIGINAL POST

Without Cata Presas-Garcia's vote Otis Powers and Carl Montoya did not have the votes to extend Carl Montoya's contract.  So a plan was devised.   It is all going to the new special anti-corruption task force - with evidence of Otis Powers and Cata Presas-Garcia's ties to the local FBI.

Before the meeting Carl Montoya sent a memo to the trustees basically cutting off nearly all travel except one national a year.  He backed up his memo with the legal opinion of Salazar Baltazar. 

It was a leverage game - lets say for arguments sake the legal opinion of Salazar Baltazar was wrong - it was wrong intentionally.  Carl and Otis knew that without Cata Presas-Garcia Carl Montoya's contract would not be extended. 

THE SOLUTION

They would back off the legal memo sent to all of the Trustees and approve Presas-Garcia's travel expenses beyond those just days earlier Carl Montoya had stated would not be approved, in exchange for her vote.  This was a kick back plain and simple.

The moronic story posted by Juanito was to distract from the fact that after two years of Juanitio trashing Montoya at Cata's behest, Cata in every meeting trying to humiliate Montoya for two years, and Cata suing Montoya for violating her civil rights, she all of a sudden finds God and votes to extend his contract.

Now imagine you are a juror in the Cata case and you hear her explain why she voted to extend Montoya's contract, will it make any sense given the fact you as juror are sitting there because Cata is suing Montoya for violating her civil rights?

I told my readers before the election that Otis Powers was pushing to settle Healthsmart for chump change and that he had made a new alliance with Cata Presas-Garcia.  Had Luci won, the new majority would be Otis, Cata, Luci, and Carlos Elizondo.

If Cesar Lopez is dumb enough to flip to the Otis/Cata alliance, he will go down with them.

Cesar Lopez, Joe Rodriguez, Minerva Peña, and Jose Chirinos, need to put on the Board Agenda the reorganization of the Board for the purpose of removing Otis Powers as the Board President.  They also need to hire independent counsel to verify for purposes of seeking criminal prosecution the deal orchestrated by Otis Powers, Carl Montoya, and Baltazar Salazar to first deny then grant Presas-Garcia the travel expenses she wanted in exchange for her vote to extend Carl Montoya's contract.

Cesar Lopez, Joe Rodriguez, Minerva Peña, and Jose Chirinos, all have more than enough at this point to fire Carl Montoya and Baltazar Salazar at the next meeting.

The question is will they act, or get in on the deal making while throwing the children under the bus.

What is going to the special task force is my affidavit with the names of the BISD staff who verified all of the above for me including allowing me access to the documents.  It will the be up to the FBI if they choose to interview these people.

HOW GREED SUNK THE SHIP

For travel expenses, Cata Presas-Garcia compromised her lawsuit against Carl Montoya, and exposed herself to criminal prosecution.  She along with Otis Powers, Carl Montoya, and Baltazar Salazar are so stupid they actually thought no one would notice Cata went from claiming Montoya violated her civil rights to voting to extend his contract.

And for the record Rodriguez and Chirinos voted against the extension because of Montoya's part in the bogus audit.

The one person for sure we know who will not act is Luis Saenz.
 
THE BLOGS ARE NOT SERVING BROWNSVILLE - JUST KILLING IT
 
When as a blogger you use your role as moderator to promote lies and deception so as to promote your own agenda, you fail as a moderator and as a human.

The following was posted on another blog as a comment with no challenge to its truthfulness.  The comment is so absurd only people who need to believe the lies believed it.  It is so verifiably false, why other than to lie and mislead post the comment or approve the comment as a moderator.

"PUB kwh rates are 50% higher than in The Woodlands, one of the wealthiest cities in the US. Of course, in Brownville it is normal for the poor to pay more, no? But the funny thing is all they do in bend over, just like the PRI in Mexico. I wonder if there is a connection."

According to my electric bill and the published rates of BPUB this is simply a verifiable lie.

Depending on how many kWh you use your rate per kwh is from about .05 to .065 cents per khw.

Click for BPUB rates

Depending on the zip code you enter for The Woodlands, which is also known as Spring, Texas for postal purposes - the rate rangers from .085 cents to as high as .115 cents per kWh.  Given this verifiable fact what is this poster talking about?  I will more than gladly post a link which shows a Woodlands zip code with rates cheaper than Brownsville,

Click for comparison of Woodland Rates

If you choose the distraction of Spring is not the Woodlands - try clicking on this link of homes for sale in the same zip code

The average kWh rate in Texas is .11294 cents.

Magic Valley which serves part of Brownsville charges .108 kWh

There is no doubt our rates are going up because of Tenaska - but we still remain cheaper than their local competitor, and the state average.  My bill is actually going down because I have been proactive in being more energy efficient.

Brownsville cannot grow without access to more and cheaper electricity.  Our electric rates make it cheaper for manufacturers to operate here then elsewhere in the state.  If we do not grow our access to electricity we will not grow our economy or bring manufacturing jobs.

BPUB GETS AN 'F' IN HOW IT HAS PROMOTED TENASKA

A simple full page ad in the Herald comparing rates and then explaining the benefits of Tenaska will end the debate for all except those who believe every deal in Brownsville involves a kick-back.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

 
CONTINUING THE ISSUES

Rick Perry will tell you the only way to grow jobs is with low taxes, and a pro-business environment.  He's wrong.  If as a state you will not invest in the workforce, the jobs which come to your state will be limited.

Taxes in New York and in particular Long Island  are oppressive.  In the city you have the triple whammy - federal, state and city income taxes.  On Long Island the property taxes will kill you. 

So one would think given the Republican model for growth Long Island would be abandoned.

"Long Island's unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in December, the lowest since December 2007, state Labor Department data released Tuesday show. The rate declined from 5.1 percent a year earlier."

Newsday

Stick that in your ear Rick Perry

My grandnephew will graduate high school certified in robotics manufacturing.  This type real job training is wide spread on Long Island.  Without a trained work force - you will not get the manufacturing jobs.

For some 10 years I have been discussing the fact we do not train our local work force in robotics manufacturing.

The elected officials continue to look at themselves dumbfounded as to why we cannot attract major manufacturing.

You know what - even with oppressive taxes - the manufacturers will go to Long Island - why? - a highly trained workforce.
 
GUESS WHO IS COMING TO EXECUTIVE SESSION? 

Abraham Galonsky was in Executive Session negotiating the sale of the El Cid building directly with the city commission in violation of the law.

Didn't want to make you wait.

It was suggested to me yesterday certain city commissioners decided to hold on going public because they wanted to be in a position of only confirming the story versus having run to the press in the first instance.  We shall see how today plays out.  They cannot say it is protected information as part of Executive Session - it is not.


THE FEDERAL COURTS AND AG HAVE MADE CLEAR DURING REAL ESTATE DEALS THIRD PARTIES OTHER THEN CITY EMPLOYEES CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
Click for Federal Opinion see page 787

"The City asserts that its closed meetings with Mavericks representatives and real estate owner Woodbine Development Corporation representatives are encompassed within this real estate exception. The City's interpretation misreads the provision. The members of the Committee "may consult with their employees in private, but may not consult with other third parties in private." Op.Tex.Att'y Gen. No. DM-191 (1992)."
Because this is a violation of the Open Meetings Act, a court can void any agreement which came about as a result of the violation.  If we had a DA interested in enforcing the law he could prosecute the City Commissioners and Mayor for participating in this illegal meeting.

WHY IS ALL OF THIS IMPORTANT

Right now our choices for mayor are dismal.  The truth about what has been happening under Tony Martinez, and Mark Sossi may be enough for a highly qualified candidate to enter the race.  This matters for Brownsville.

Other sources have told me Tony Martinez has expressly threatened staff and city commissioners with prosecution if they go public with anything said or seen in Executive Session.  The problem we face is, the local FBI knows Tony will squeal like a pig if they indict him.  This will mean an end to Diane Dillard's career along with that of her husband Federal Judge Andrew Hanen.  Yes, Tony played his cards well.  You entrap a federal judges wife in your criminal conduct, thereby buying protection.

THIS IS BEYOND THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

We are at a crossroads wherein we need a competent mayor who can lead with a highly competent county judge who can navigate the difficult waters of getting cities at odds with one another to work together to turn Cameron county into a metroplex.  We are all in this together.

Brownsville giving up land and losing tax dollars in the short run is bad - and would probably cost any city commissioner who voted for it reelection. But this is why leadership is important.

We must stop thinking short term and start thinking long term.   A competent Brownsville mayor and county judge can work out the differences between the cities in a way which benefits both in the long run.  No matter how you look at it economic development for one will have benefit for the other.

If we miss this crossroads on a new mayor and a highly competent county judge, Brownsville could be sunk for a long time to come.  In time, simple reality of population growth will eventually mean a metroplex - but we should not have to wait for the default position - we should have leaders pushing us into a metroplex.

ONLY THE BV COVERING THE ISSUES

Right now, who other than the BV is raising the issues and inviting debate?  No one - why?  The candidates want to avoid debate of the issues.  What we have is endless distractions and nonsense. 

If Ben Neece would stop his game playing for two seconds and simply allow his recruits to spell out their position on the issues, they might actually win on the merits - there is an idea.  I will be voting for the At Large Seat based on the candidate's views on the issues, and nothing more - it is really that simple.

BARTON'S STUPID DISTRACTION ON WILLIAM GARZA

I was the first to come out against William Garza and hold to my position - beware of candidates who promise to lower your taxes while increasing spending.

When I saw the kidnapping story I thought - What?  then I got a bunch of posts I rejected and understood the objective.  It was a pathetic attempt at distraction.  Again, other than the BV who is inviting the candidates to discuss the issues and make their positions known?  No one - it is that simple

TO THE INCUMBENTS

Resign for your complicity through silence as to the illegal Executive Sessions, or get to the press today.  Your silence is no longer an option.  If you remain silent, you are making it clear to all of the voters your desire to hold on to fake power is more important to you than the future of the city.

We have a small window to get a highly qualified candidate to run for mayor - this is on the backs of the incumbents seeking reelection.  If they continue to fail to speak the truth, then the voters should vote them out of office.
 
8 LINER UPDATE, AND MONTOYA'S BIZARRO WORLD

SAENZ ONLY MAKES MATTERS WORSE

There is no rule which requires governmental entities respond to open records requests via email.  They are free to timely send them by mail.  The key is the response must be postmarked by the due date.

This story is going public one way or the other.  But with every delay Saenz uses, the presumption will be he is hiding something.

This morning I sent a courtesy reminder on the request concerning the local contract to the extent one exists concerning the disposition of the 8 Liners sold to Lowkes

MONTOYA IS ADDICTED TO LYING

He hates the idea that I can write a competent Open Records Request and he cannot.  He does not know how to file an enforcement action - so no one seems to fear accountability if they play games with his requests.

NO JUANITO - YOU CAN LIE ALL YOU WANT, BUT I DO NOT NEED INSIDE SOURCES - I JUST NEED YOUR LIES


"Wightman dug up a contract through his "inside sources" that proved exactly that. He posted the copy of a contract that the DA's Office had drawn up with Lowkes International,a gaming corporation with offices in Georgia and Las Vegas, Nev. with ties to local attorneys Carlos Masso and Rick Zayas."

No, I got the contract through a proper Open Records Request on January 6, 2015.  You see when Saenz told me on the phone he sold the 8 Liners to a Georgia company and hedged in his claim they could not be returned to Texas I thought I need to see the contract because merely selling them to a Georgia company does not mean they cannot be brought back into Texas.  I imagined a follow up story simply saying the contract in fact did not bar their return which meant once they crossed state lines the truck could be turned around and the 8 Liners could be brought right back to Brownsville.

Boy was I surprised when I realized the Lowkes connection to Brownsville.- Further, based on actual facts and an  inference from those facts I do not believe Saenz was in on the con job.

And here is why.  Why would he so fast authorize his office to disclose the Lowkes contract to me if he knew it was a con job?  He had to have known someone would check on the company.  Based on this fact it is fair, albeit maybe wrong, to infer he was not in on it.

So why did he authorize release so fast?  He wanted to counter your story Juanito - it was you who got Saenz to give me the contract so fast, and not Melissa.  And had he known the reality of Lowkes I do not believe he would have acted so fast.  But on the latter I could be wrong - it is merely an inference based on known facts.  It is possible it never occurred to him anyone would check on the name of the company.  Now if this is true, things only get more pathetic for his office.

His best response at this time is he has referred Lowkes International to the SOS for doing business in Texas without legal authority.  The tax penalties to Lowkes could add up pretty fast.  But if he has not done this, then it only makes it appear like he is protecting Lowkes.

The contract Open Records Response from January 6, 2015.

"Good afternoon, Bobby. ADA Matthew Kendall will be formally responding to your request.
 
Meanwhile, DA Saenz asked that I provide you with a copy of the contract with the Georgia company. The only information redacted is the location of our warehouse. NO MONIES from the sale/forfeiture of 8-liners have been disbursed or expended.
 
Also, employees at the DA’s Office are classified at HR as one of the three: “Secretary,” “ADA,” or “Investigator.” However, we all have our individual titles. We have auditors, IT specialists, clerks, receptionists, public information officer, etc., but they are each classified as “Secretary.”
 
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Thank you,
 
Melissa "

Montoya just cannot stop lying, why?  Because lies is all he has.

From Montoya:  "Now he's threatening Saenz – the county's top law enforcement official – with disclosing some document that he doesn't know exists if the DA's Office doesn't deliver the goods." 

What the hell is he talking about?  When have I ever discussed some document which doesn't exist as it relates to Saenz or demanded he deliver the goods.  What goods?  Bizarro world is all I can say.
 
COFFEE BREAK

I do not use a drip coffee maker - every so many years I buy a new old fashion percolator.  I have been buying the same Farberware percolator for years. You cannot compare percolator coffee to Mr. Coffee type coffee makers.

Okay, the COB story is coming - a quick update on the 8 Liners and then "Guess who is coming to Executive Session"
 
BEN NEECE RUNNING FOR COVER TO PROTECT HIS RETIREMENT

Jimmy Boy a reliable patron for Ben Neece's bar is used as cover for the truth.  He is only about 6 months behind the story.  It has been know for sometime that depending on how this election goes, Ben Neece will leave the bench.  That story is a good 6 months old.

Like I said over a month I ago when I got word he will be running two lawyers for city commission, I held the story until I knew more about the candidates.  The reality is other than having been encouraged to run by Ben Neece I know very little about the candidates in terms of any of the issues - which in the end will determine my vote - for the At Large seat.  I am not in Rick Longoria's district.

A REALITY CHECK TO COUNTER BEN NEECES DISTRACTION

Inasmuch as I have successfully had him reprimanded for using his judicial office in ways not permitted by the rules, it is fair to say I know a few things about this.

AGAIN- JIM BOY - it is not unethical for someone just because they are a judge to encourage people to run for public office, or in fact back them - so long as when they are doing it at no time is their title as judge or office used to promote said candidates.

Benny Boy you are just too stupid not to lie in a way which only further exposes the truth you want kept secret.  Why?  You know I will expose your decision, so why make it worse on yourself by playing the game?

And please idiots - do not come at me with how retirement works at the city- I know how it works - what you might not understand is the meaning of the word retirement.

The fact he is a municipal judge is meaningless.  Politicians seek out alliances all of the time.  Top city staff in every election seek to run candidates who will protect their position.  It is the nature of the beast.  If you think Ben Neece is any different, you are only fooling yourself.

HERE IS AN IDEA BENNY BOY

How about doing something radical - have your boys tell us their position as to the back door deals with Galonsky, Lincoln Park, Tenaska, Space X, UT, Extraterritorial jurisdiction - and then maybe we can focus in on their positions on the issues instead of you.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

 
BROWNSVILLE CITY ELECTION

EDITORS' NOTE:  These three posts are Monday's posts, unless I get the document I am waiting on from Saenz - then another post will be done disclosing the contents of the local agreement concerning the disposition of the 8 Liners sold to Lowkes to the extent one exists.

The one thing I know for sure is the bloggers and politicos hate an educated public.

BUT FIRST - ANOTHER WARNING SHOT IN ANTICIPATION OF TUESDAY

The COB has more leaks than the Titanic.   On certain things I go out of my way to get multiple verifications to be sure the claim is reliable.  Nothing prevents anyone whether a commissioner or employee from disclosing anything said in Executive Session.  The only bar is to the Certified Agenda.  Inasmuch as I have never seen a Certified Agenda, I am not sure I would know one unless it stated it is a Certified Agenda.

THE EXECUTIVE SESSION WHEREIN THEY DISCUSSED THE PURCHASE OF THE EL CID BUILDING

Charlie Cabler informed the Commissioners that he had just learned, meaning he was mislead up until that point, that the building belong to Nuirth and Tally Galonsky and not their father.  The commissioners were made aware by Charlie Cabler that it was a violation of the City Charter to negotiate an agreement with Nurtih Galonsky because of her position on the BPUB.  Yea Tony's idiots and John Villarreal voted in favor with full knowledge that city manager Charlie Cabler told them they had been mislead and that the agreement violated the City Charter.

Now, why has no commissioner legally gone to the press with this reality?  Answer, there is no one on the city commission protecting the people of Brownsville -  it's all lies and for this no incumbent should be reelected.  It is not a question of voting against Tony is enough - when you help him cover-up his wrong doing you are equally guilty.

THE POLITICAL EXPERIMENT

This is what I said about ads - to prove a point about the candidates.  They do not want honest debate and discussion - they want to pay people to run cover for them.  I never expected a penny and I said so - but people like Jimmy boy consider facts and reality an inconvenience of morality.

"I do not expect to get any ads - this is more an exercise in the political process.  Politicians want cover before they pay you for an ad - since no cover will be found here - they will not advertise."

I could not have been any clearer - unless you are a hack for Ben Neece and then you just lie.

On the Michael Gonzalez ad - the facts which always seem to elude Jimmy boy - who cares more about lies and distractions than reality.  Such as Juanito by the end of this campaign he will have Galonsky as Brownsville's Moses coming down off of Mt. Sinai because that is what Ben Neece wants.

You see Jimmy boy, the candidate is not liable for ad violations made by a blogger, they are only liable for ad violations made by them.  Maybe within a half hour after Gonzalez's ad appeared on Jerry's page I saw it.  I went to Gonzalez's FB page and the ad was in compliance with the law.  So, if the only ad I know of prepared by Gonzalez is in compliance, why would I consider an altered ad by Jerry as being approved by Gonzalez? 

You see this was one big game by Jerry and Jim Boy, who never interested in the facts just ran with the distraction to protect Ben Neece's candidate while also telling everyone he considers criminal acts to not be relevant.  The sad part is, he sees nothing wrong with defending what he believed to have been a criminal act.  There is a moral compass for you.

THE BV'S OBJECTIVE

I've explained this before - I do a set up - so I can prove a point.  I proved because the BV would have no sacred cows and I cannot be bought, no one will buy ads.  This was the message - anyone buying an ad on any blog is buying it for protection and not to promote honest and meaningful debate.

The election will be covered.  There is no single issue.  I have made this clear before.  Do not presume all of my readers agree on the same issues.  There are people in Brownsville who support Tony Martinez on Lincoln park and the expansion of UT in downtown.  They are mostly people with a financial interest in downtown, but they exist.

There are people both in favor and against Tenaska.  This is a valid election issue.  The candidates need to make their point and defend it.

If we have incumbents who are running cover for Tony Martinez and all of the illegal conduct, even though they vote against his policies, are they not just as equally responsible for what is happening?  The people have a right to know all incumbents are running cover for Tony Martinez and his illegal conduct.

Some people will vote for Sergio Zarate because they favor the city giving up the land obtained under extra territorial jurisdiction.  It will mean Brownsville's tax base going down, which will mean less to spend.  The Lucios are running Sergio Zarate so they have the vote on the city commission to have Brownsville give up the land to Port Isabel.  Like I said I can write essays for and against.  But people need to know which candidates favor giving up the land thereby lowering our tax base, and which candidates do not favor giving up the land.

No one issue should decide how anyone votes - all factors should be taken into consideration, while giving some more value than others.

These debates should be the focus of the election - this is what I offered - but the candidates demanded safe haven  - and as everyone knows - there is no safe haven at the BV - hence there will be no ads.

 
MONTOYA - "THE TRUTH SHALL NEVER PASS MY LIPS"
 
What's next on the 8-liners?

Tomorrow [Monday] the response to my Open Records Request for the local agreement if any concerning the disposition of the 8-Liners sold to Lowkes is due.  What ever it says - if one exists - it what it says.

MONTOYA HAS NOTHING SO HE CONTINUES TO USE THE BV'S RESEARCH TO CLAIM THE STORY WHILE TRASHING THE BV FOR RUNNING COVER FOR SAENZ

Other than someone whose mind is gone, no one believes the BV has ever been a mouth piece for Saenz.

FACTS:  I prepared and had filed the criminal complaint against Alex Begum and Luis Saenz concerning the alleged $6,000 bribe Begum paid Saenz to bring bogus criminal charges against Josefina Fisher Canales - we remember right?  "obscene language to wit: calling Yolanda Begum a fake - Hey Alex how well is Montoya's latest lie working out for you and your mommy dearest?

I had published in the Herald within the last few months a long list of elected officials who have engaged in criminal conduct who Saenz decided to not prosecute.  The non elected official was Oscar de la Fuente who confessed under oath to numerous Texas felonies.  Montoya immediately came to Saenz defense to the point of defending Oscar de la Fuente.

The BV worked the complaint concerning the dismissal of the Hector Negrete felony case by Gus Garza as requested by Louis Sorola - hey Louis, how well is Montoya's latest lie working for you?

The BV is working the story concerning the Brownsville Police Departments and DA Saenz decision to run cover for Charles Isbell who is running an illegal gambling establishment called International Bingo - base on what I know I am good with this allegation.  Charles Isbell sold beer without a license and to top it off to a minor, and DA Saenz and the police are running cover for him- why?

Now that I can establish the connection between Saenz and Charles Isbell the complaint is going to the new federal task force.  A simple accident turning into a federal case because when you are deemed protected no one will touch you.

According to Montoya this is me running cover for Saenz.

But the BV always, points out the Bold Face Lies against all elected officials - even the ones I want indicted.

MONTOYA'S NEWEST LIE

"Even though Saenz asserted that he included the caveat in the sales that the machines should be taken out of the State of Texas, the contract with Lowkes contains no such language"

Now because Montoya of late loves to change his story and remove it or alter it after being caught, here is a picture of his words.  Here is a bit of advice Juanito - also - when you change your story you also need to change it on your Facebook page - yea - not very smart of you.



Lets compare this to the contract.

Part 1-f of the contract clearly says Lowkes will remove the machines from Texas, within 60 days of taking possession of them.



Click for Contract
 

"I YOLANDA BEGUM AM A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR AND TOO STUPID TO HOLD ANY PUBLIC OFFICE - ON MY OATH"
ALEX BEGUM WANTS TO PLAY HARD BALL - SO I REPOST THIS - No one believes he is getting clients off his ad with Montoya - the ad is a back door payment to get Montoya to do his dirty work.  The sad part is he could pay it anyway without the ad - but the tax deduction is too important to give up.

THE ORIGINAL POST

The good news is, the people posting on Barton's page where I got this, seem to agree Yolanda Begum is full of it.

First of all at the bottom wherein it says all truancy cases go to JP 2-2 - ONE BIG FAT LIE - They go to 2-1, 2-2, and some to municipal court.  Is this the first time I pathological liar Yolanda Begum has lied under oath - nope - we will get there.

If you believe for one second she can promise to create an internship with UTB you are nuts.  First of all there are accreditation issues - aside from the fact it would require both UT and BISD, and the parent's consent.   All propaganda bullshit based on her lies and ignorance.

The funny thing is, she probably got the lie from the BV wherein I printed that BISD wanted Erin Garcia of JP 2-2 to take over all truancy cases because of her success.  So if the statement were true, which it is not because Erin Garcia said it was too much for one judge, it would be true because Erin Garcia was excellent at her job - something Yolanda Begum has already claimed to not be true. So by her own admission, yet another lie

Anyone can call JP 2-1 and find out Yolanda is a liar.  It is that simple

 
"I YOLANDA BEGUM UNDER OATH LIED AND SAID I LIVE AT MY SON'S LAW BUSINESS."


 
 
"I YOLANDA BEGUM LIED TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHEN I PROMISED TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRAT WHO WON THE PRIMARY"


 
"LET'S NOT FORGET AS ALEX BEGUM'S MOTHER I TAUGHT HIM TO LIE UNDER OATH - AS DPS HAS NOTED MY SON'S CRIMINAL RECORD WAS NEVER EXPUNGED AS HE SWORE TO IN HIS DEPOSITION"
 
 
"I AM YOLANDA BEGUM A VERY PROUD PATHOLOGICAL LIAR WANTING TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR  CHILDREN"

 
EMMA PEREZ-TREVINO MISSES STORY ON ETHICALLY CHALLENGED ROSE VELA

She is the wife of Congressman Filemon Vela.  I strongly opposed Filemon Vela in the primaries, after redistricting because of his conflicting ties as a Republican and the unethical conduct of his Republican wife Rose Vela.

But to clarify, as a Congressman, once in Washington, Congressman Vela proved he was about the job.  He hit the ground running.  He knew the issues.  He is the most accessible Congressman I have ever worked with.  He has worked tirelessly on veteran issues. He knows what it will take to economically develop the area. He has worked tirelessly to further develop the port with federal funding to deepen the port.

My point is, I do not want people to confuse Congressman Vela with the unethical conduct of his wife.

In her initial campaign against Federico Hinojosa to win she switched parties to become a Republican and then ran a Willie Horton ad against then Justice Hinojosa.  She used a Court of Appeals decision wherein the panel, meaning more than just Justice Hinojosa, found the trial court made a mistake.  This lead to the release of a black man from prison, who went on to commit another crime.

Here is the Willie Horton ad - so you know what I am talking about.



The controversy was use of a black man when white men could have also been used.  It was deemed a racist ad.

Rose Vela pulled the same stunt against Justice Hinojosa without ever stating why or if the Court of Appeals was even wrong in its ruling to release the man.  The law is the law - judges should never be results driven.

FAST FORWARD TO 2012 - ROSE VELA TAKE TWO

 In 2012, she as a Republican was challenging Democrat Chief Justice Rogelio Valdez. 

And now the story Emma did not print.

In today's paper, Emma finds newsworthy a lawsuit filed in October 2014, against Chief Justice Rogelio Valdez, by a former law clear who had been hired by Rose Vela.

Click for Article
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Here is the key to the lawsuit, as summarized by Emma.

"Former staff attorney Bruce M. Anderson claims that Valdez might have violated state law by being reimbursed twice — for the same travel expenses — from court funds and his campaign funds, according to the lawsuit. Anderson, of Corpus Christi, also claims that after he reported the concerns to the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Valdez refused to hire him as the senior staff attorney for Justice Gregory T. Perkes"

HERE IS THE KEY EMMA THOUGHT WAS NOT NEWSWORTHY 

At the time Rose Vela asked the law clerk to investigate the Chief Justice she was running a campaign against him.    She did not withdraw from the race until August 2012.

"“In early 2012, Justice Vela asked Anderson to come into her office for a meeting. During this meeting, Justice Vela told Anderson that she had concerns about the conduct of Rogelio Valdez, Chief Justice of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals,” Anderson’s lawsuit states.

“Specifically, Justice Vela told Anderson that she had examined the Court’s financial records concerning its Filing Fee Fund, and Chief Justice Valdez’s campaign finance records, and concluded that Chief Justice Valdez had been obtaining double reimbursements from both the Court’s Filing Fee Fund and his political campaign for the same travel expenses. Because of Anderson’s experience in criminal law, Justice Vela asked Anderson whether Valdez’s conduct violated any state laws. Anderson told Justice Vela that he believed Chief Justice Valdez’s conduct may be an Abuse of Official Capacity under Chapter 39.02 of the Texas Penal Code,” Anderson’s lawsuit states.
Vela said Thursday that Anderson’s account of the meeting “is accurate.”

BOTTOM LINE FACTS

Then Justice Rose Vela used her position as a justice to order a court of appeals law clerk to research the issue of possible criminal conduct by her opponent.   Yes my dear Emma there is criminal conduct and it is by the law clerk and Rose Vela.

This lawsuit will go nowhere - except possibly giving the Republicans what they need to unseat Congressman Filemon Vela  for the Abuse of Official Capacity by his wife. It could also open the door to a viable democrat challenging Congressman Vela.  I can only hope that Chief Justice Valdez demands the AG criminal section open a formal criminal investigation against Rose Vela and this law clerk.

This is Rose Vela - ethically challenged and incapable of running an honest election.  It will be sad if this incident hurts her husband Congressman Vela.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

 
THIS HAS BEEN SUBSTANTIVELY THE BV'S LOGO FOR YEARS

This remains Brownsville's potential.  But unfortunately we do not have the leadership to make it happen.  There are a few things happening, which may get us moving in this direction, but without competent city and county leadership, it will be like pulling good teeth from a lion.