Tuesday, November 16, 2010



The first question anyone must ask is, why did Cortez not use this information along with the TEC sanction as evidence that Escobedo cannot be trusted even with his own money? Answer, Cortez was out to sea when it came to the election and what moves the community. He had no idea how much the people hate the misuse of money. If you read the sanction, key is the misuse of BISD campaign money for his county commissioner race. His coconspirators, the law firm of Royston Rayzor, and James Hunter. As the check shows, Hunter did not pay for the ad, Escobedo did through his BISD campaign money. This was the first sign Escobedo is unethical and cannot be trusted. These documents along with many others are part of the package to the FBI and HUD. This scum of the earth has no limits to how far he will go.


See pages 3-4 for key findings

This morning the Herald has deemed not newsworthy Caty Presas-Garcia’s decision to put on the BISD agenda the firing of Saldana’s law firm. This is the first step in what will be many acts which will cost BISD a fortune. This is the beginning of the blood-bath to settle scores at any cost. This will cost BISD - I will get to this and plenty more on Escobedo.

Here is the other story. I do no play games and do not like being played. When you play me, I will go public. According to Ruben Cortez his wife received a threatening letter at her school. The return on the letter was the Herald. The Herald denies involvement. The letter was turned over to the BISD police. It is my understanding an appointment with the FBI was in the works.

I will tell you this, if this were my wife I would be yelling about it from roof tops and not allow the Herald to bury the story.  If I had to I would take out a tv ad accusing the Herald of covering for the new corrupt BISD board.  I would not play politics and withhold the letter from the public.  I would be protecting my wife with every penny at my disposal.  This is how you protect your wife. No politics - no prisoners.

The letter is important because it goes to the firing of Saldana’s law firm. Basically the letter claims Cortez wife will get hers the same way Gonzales, and Rendon got theirs. The letter makes clear that with the new board the courts will take care of things for Rendon, Juarez, and Gonzales. Under the statute and case law this is a black and white case of mail fraud. The FBI certainly has jurisdiction over the matter. The Herald is a victim in this matter, but yet Daniel Cavasos calls it not-newsworthy. Also not newsworthy the removal of Saldana’s law firm. Daniel Cavasos since day one has used the Herald to join this enterprise to defraud the people of Brownsville and destroy BISD.

If these two stories were in today’s Herald, the people would be up in arms and demand something be done about the new BISD Board - this is why Cavasos has declared the stories not newsworthy.

With the Chief of Police for BISD knowing Escobedo, Presas-Garcia, Longoria, and Saavedra are part of this political terrorist organization (does not include violence) known as the PAC run in part by a convicted felon by the name of Carlos Quintanilla, what are the odds he will investigate? He needs to go to the FBI and demand immediate assistance. This letter will go back to Escobedo, Presas-Garcia, Longoria, and Saavedra. It is key in the evidence that a decision was made by these four to take down BISD and settle all scores, which included the sweet heart deal for Escobedo’s brother Jaime in excess of $1 million dollars.


This begins with the sweet heart deal Enrique Escobedo got for his brother Jaime at the Brownsville Housing authority.

On April 6, 2010, Enrique Escobedo voted against non-renewal of Art Rendon’s contract.


He did this just 15 days after the BHA authority voted a $1,057,156.90, contract to Jaime Escobedo’s company Valley American Contractors. In the attached documents who seconded the motion to approve the contract? Art Rendon. Both Enrique Escobedo and Jaime Escobedo claim 55 Galonsky as a business address.

Here are the BHA documents.


The Herald continues to call this story not newsworthy. When you combine this with the letter to Ruben Cortez’s wife, you have a clear picture a deal has been cut in advance that if there is a new board they would vote taxpayer money to pay off Rendon, Juarez, and Gonzales. We already have the evidence that Escobedo voted the payoff to Rendon just 15 days after Rendon, Lehmann and Juarez gave his problem a contract for $1,057,156.90.

The picture speaks a million words - Escobedo, Lehmann, and convicted felon Carlos Quintanilla.


The new board is going to say an audit proves Saldana’s law firm over billed the district and they should be fired. This is not how it works - every major corporation and insurance company submits an independent audit to the major law firms they hire every year wherein the corporations and insurance companies are challenging the billing. This is a standard business practice. No one gets fired. The parties look to the discrepancies and work it out. This is standard business practices.

Independent of the above here is the con - if they fire Saldana’s law firm in the middle of the meeting, he is free to walk out. They will have no lawyer present. This is not how it is done. If you want to fire the law firm you put them on a month or two notice so that you can advertise for a new firm. There is a reason for this.

The so called interim firm is going to come in and bill $50 - $100 thousand to go over all pending litigation and legal matters so that they can give their independent advice on the issues. When they hire the permanent firm that firm is going to do the same thing. This is why you provide for a rational transition.

Unless board members were already negotiating with this interim law firm in advance, how do they know who it is going to be. Escobedo and Presas-Garcia went behind Springston’s back and negotiated a deal. This is not their job. Longoria and Saavedra are already on board with this back door deal. Pena, Aguilar, and Colunga need to call them out at the meeting on violation of the rules, in addition to calling for an investigation.

Fine, if they want to switch law firms do it - but do not do it in a way which will not cost the district upwards of $200 thousand dollars.

This was a done deal in advance. I am asking for a formal investigation against the interim law firm. The state needs to take action to include disbarring any lawyer who is a willing participant in this scam. The goal is clear - reward Rendon and Juarez for the million dollar contract to Jaime Escobedo. They need a law firm willing to make the recommendation. What does the law firm get - a multimillion dollar contract with BISD.


FROM THE HERALDAccording to the press reports - Escobedo was a player in the La Pampa Affair wherein a walking quorum nearly formed at a meeting being financed by a vendor. Otis Powers is the one who reported Escobedo’s conduct to the BISD lawyer. Now we have board members meeting well in advance with an interim law firm to represent them. We have a major problem and it should surprise no one Esobedo is up to his old tricks.

According to the Herald the La Pampa Affair was about a possible vendor seeking to influence Escobedo, Galvan, and Lehmann on contracts related to the new schools. Escobedo messed up when he invited Powers at the last minute.

Violations of the act are misdemeanors and can carry jail sentences between one month and six months.

Arthur C. Reyna Jr., a former Democratic state representative and now a lobbyist for a variety of companies, picked up the check for the group.

Reyna was in town representing Vitetta, an architectural firm that specializes in school design."
Rene Oliveira is in the middle of the BISD mess - he did not give Escobedo a $1,000 in exchange for nothing. Rene has several interests - which is going to get rewarded for that $1,000 is yet to be discovered. In the La Pampa Affair, Escobedo took money from the vendor before voting them the contract.

"However, in addition to the dinner, Escobedo and former board member Eliceo Mu oz received $500 each in campaign donations from Alan P. Hoffman, president of Vitetta. "


Why is an interim law firm being brought in without any bidding process and based on back door deal making by Escobedo and Presas-Garcia with the full support of Longoria and Saavedra? The Herald claims this is not newsworthy. The TEA will certainly be investigating.

History will judge Escobedo, Presas-Garcia, Longoria and Saavedra the most unethical and diabolical school board trustees in BISD’s history. They are getting away with it because Daniel Cavasos of the Herald is party to the deal making through his silence and use of terror journalism.

Where are Zayas and Cortez - missing in action - it was never about BISD - they are now out of power so the people can just be screwed. Now that it does not serve his political ends, Cortez is not even willing to defend his wife. Long before this election I called for the removal of the entire board. I have no problem with the removal of Zayas and Cortez, my problem is with their replacements.

Now, because I do not want to give Escobedo heads up on everything I am not copying the board members with the HUD and FBI complaints. There is more to this, but I have to wait and allow them to hang themselves.

No one is going to influence or change what this Board is about to do. Saavedra has made known that although the overwhelming majority did not vote for her - 10,376 people voted against Saavedra - only 6229 voted for her she has a mandate. Because she is so poorly educated she interprets this as support from the people. It just goes to prove a PhD in education is about a valuable as dirty ass wipes.

Two last things before I end with another coca tea induced dream. Saldana’s law firm needs to sue this interim law firm for tortious interference with business interests. They clearly negotiated a deal behind closed doors with board members and by-passed Springston. Springston would have had no business looking for an interim law firm unless he was told in advance of these back door dealings. If it turns out he is party to this he needs to be removed.

With these latest revelations if you still subscribe to the Herald you are the problem - you need to call and cancel your subscription. 956-542-4301

You can also email their general counsel and express your dismay with the terror journalism they are using on Brownsville. rsagan@freedom.com

In the end today’s vote will go forward. Longoria and Saavedra know of Escobedo’s long history of unethical conduct and that with the exception of the TEC sanctions he has gotten away with it, so far. They are relying on the fact the FBI is missing in action in Brownsville, so they will get away with it. They will not. But I know you cannot reason with people devoid of a conscience.

GOD is telling me Arg Miller led Presas-Garcia. Longoria and Saavedra in "hand to hand" reflection and prayer. GOD is telling me that the prayer ended in the climaxical epiphany that justice and morality have no place in Brownsville and they will succeed in their ways. Upon the climaxical epiphany all four were all smiles.


Anonymous said...

Olivares's firm has been the BISD attorney in the past this may well be the one that Presas-Garcia has lined up. It also could be one that has no experience in school law which would be a real mistake.

Anonymous said...

If you saw the BISD Board Meeting tonight, you saw a new hero and protector of the children of the school district. Her name is Minerva Pena.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see that letter....was it signed?

Anonymous said...

If all this is a fact, I then wonder what is wrong with all of us who can not detect this corruption before hand. Has it spread all over Brownsville-corruption?

BobbyWC said...

the problem is people want to believe what they want to believe - I always go back to the priest molestation cases - parents point blank look their sons in the face and told them they were lying or making an excuse for why the priest was touching them.

The Herald is a major source of the problem - people do not trust them because they do not cover the real news and are obsessed with covering up the corruption Daniel Cavasos believes is good for Brownsville

Bobby WC