I messed up and just should have asked for the deed which gives the city ownership of Lincoln Park, but instead I asked for its legal description.
Here is the response approved by Mark Sossi - Brownsville's esteemed city attorney.
"Bobby, we do not have a legal description for Lincoln Park."
You see, I have done the legal research and my next step is to review the deed. Under the law I can find no case in Texas or at the federal level which under the language of the Texas statute allows for the outright sale of an entire park.
The key is the deed. Deed restrictions are everything - so I need the deed - but without the legal description I cannot access the deed.
Someone - anyone - without a legal description how in hell does the city intend to convey Lincoln park to UT - how does UT know what they are buying?
This simple reality and game by Mark Sossi tells me there is something in the deed which does not bode well for Tony Martinez and his machinations - and that Mark Sossi is prepared to lie and cheat to insure this deal goes through.
Under the law there is no issue in my mind a judge would immediately enjoin the city as to any sale until such time as the city produces the legal description so the deed can be reviewed by the citizens of Brownsville. The mere filing of such a lawsuit would immediately end UT's interest in the land.