Thursday, February 3, 2011



It is amazing to me that after it was disclosed that BISD is possibly facing a $9 million dollar debt over the about $26 million in bonds, Presas-Garcia's con men continue to claim it is $12 million - source or proof - none - plain and simple. they got the story nearly 100% wrong for the sole purpose of embarrassing Springston and Fuller. They know so long as Springston and Fuller are employed by BISD they will not be able to wreak havoc on BISD's finances. So the lies must continue.

In the end - so long as the bond package stated Texas and the feds would be responsible for paying the bonds back, the TEA is without any legal authority to change anything once the bonds were sold. This is a matter of federal law.  So while I am certain BISD will be okay, I am not certain those who played will survive.

I agree something is wrong - dreadfully wrong - I think everyone involved, especially Escobedo,Hinojosa, bond counsel, and Springston knew they were double dipping. Lawrence Crockett of the TEA played along, until someone at the TEA noticed the double dipping. People, Escobedo played along because he saw contract money for his cronies.

Now in the end, $9 million aside the deal is good - what is bad is the deception. Assuming the library is open on Saturday I will go do the research. Several people are telling me to look for a particular ad, which will clearly implicate Escobedo in the mess.


Weeks ago the BV outed Saavedra's connection to a new insurance deal, then the campaign finance reports showed it was Mullen Pensions and Benefits -the same group Sylvia Atkinson brought to Socorro ISD.

Let's compare addresses - 4700 Larkspur - Escobedo's address - 4681 Larkspur - Sylvia O'Bell - campaign treasurer for Sylvia Atkinson. Sylvia O'Bell is wife to Ruben O'Bell who works with Sergio Zarate - both of whom work for Eddie Lucio the III.

On December 8, 2010, Ruben O'Bell and Serio Zarate gave Saavedra $1,296.00 of in-kind donations in the form of food and other items for the victory party.

The PAC's media person, Montoya intentionally lied and tried to make people believe Atkinson was working with Ruben Cortez to get a job so she filed and then withdrew her campaign after getting a job with BISD.  She was an Escobedo plant and crony from day one, with the Eddie Lucio III right there as a team member to defraud the people of Brownsville.  The fact is the job was advertised and put out for applicants. It went through the same vetting process as any other position. One trustee cannot force the hiring of anyone. The recommendation came from Berta Pena, not Springston or any trustee.

What we do know for sure is, Escobedo worked with O'Bell, his neighbor, and Atkinson and Saavedra.

Why is it when it serves Montoya's and McHale's agendas the Lucios are public enemy number one, but when it comes to the corruption at BISD - dead silence.

I do not care if it is the current or past boards - all board members are cutting deals on contracts and influence peddling. The only question is, why? We must be willing to dig deep for pay-offs - even if they are very indirect. Sometimes the payoff for the politico is power - some people need to believe they have power as a compensation for their own low self esteem. These politicos are more dangerous than those who take money.

I now know why Eddie Jaimes Trucking gave Saavedra $1,000 - we shall wait and see what happens.


Anonymous said...

wow, what a mess. seems like nothing will change anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Man, I wish I was related to Sylvia Atkinson, maybe that way I can get a high-paying Administrator job!

Anonymous said...

What we do know for sure is, Escobedo worked with O'Bell, his neighbor, and Atkinson and Saavedra.

Where is my post? Where is the evidence? where is the integrity?

BobbyWC said...

I have no idea what you are talking about with the post - but Mr. Escobedo will know soon enough about all the evidence.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

So this is why Sergio Z's sister was able to secure her administrator job without having to interview with a committee like everyone else. Susan lied to Minerva Pena when asked if administrators had to interview in front of a committee and Susan said no. Susan and Brett gave her a free pass. Political favors will get both of you no where.