Tuesday, June 7, 2011




BISD, THE BEST SCHOOL BOARD LINEBARGER CAN BUY

Item 11 on Wednesdays agenda is putting out bids for tax collection.  The item was put on the agenda by Presas-Garcia.

Linebarger owns the corrupt 4.  The TEA can do a study of these corrupt 4 and use the results to justify changing the laws to give Region One greater control over BISD.  Of course nothing will happen because when it comes to corruption in the LRGV nothing ever happens. 

Think about this people, Jessica is effectively getting free legal representation from the taxpayers in exchange for agreeing to not fire Sossi if the vote comes up.  [Now maybe no such direct agreement ever happened, but Sossi knows exactly what he is doing to influence that vote in his favor] Sossi is so confident in his ways, he chose to not even put the matter before the city  commission.  He is just going to do as he pleases.  Jessica has not even had her first full meeting yet, and she is using the system to her own benefit.  God save us from 4 years of that.

On that note, before getting into this post - someone emailed me and asked why I did not mention Kino Flores or Trey Garza in yesterday's piece.  The theme was the unethical conduct by Sossi, Jessica, Atkinson and his attorney.  Kino and Trey were very ethical in their presentations.  They did their job.  They stayed focused on the issue - Atkinson's authority to sue - they did honor to the profession. 

Linebarger

Saavedra accepted $3,000 from Linebarger either directly or through their local advocates. She was not even on the Board at the time. Why would Linebarger be willing to give her $3,000 either directly or indirectly? How could she know in advance before bids and review of the bids that Linebarger would be better than the current company collecting taxes for BISD. Why does Linebarger seem to think Saavedra can be influenced with money? If Saavedra has a problem with Linebarner’s perception of her then she needs to denounce them.


CHRISTINA SAAVEDRA
12/13/2010 $500 from Rene Oliviera
12/13/2010 $1,000 from ERD International - http://www.eroarchitects.com/
12/14/2010 $1,000 from Linebarger (tax collection company)
12/13/2010 $500 From Esparza & Garza (they promote Linebarger)
no date $250 from Mullen Pension & Benefits Group http://www.mullenpbg.com/educatorbenefits.html

12/13/2010 $1,000 from Gilbert Hinojosa (lobbies locally for Linebarger)
11/01/2010 $500 from Rene Oliviera
10/05/2010 $1,000 from Linebarger
10/06/2010 $600.00 from Sylvia Atkinson

There are clearly more donations, but these stand out. $1,000 from Rene Oliviera. If you remember the BV broke the story a week in advance that Escobedo wanted to give Oliveira the interim contract for legal counsel. When the vote came because the BV broke the story Longoria and Saavedsra sat silent and refused to second.

Why would Linebarger who wants the tax collection contract donate $2,000 to Saavedra. She is not a board member - she would not have the information to know which company is best for the taxpayers - but Linebarger seems to think she is worth $2,000. Think about it

LUCY LONGORIA

10/08/2010 $1,000 Linebarger - We now have Linebarger donating $3,000 to candidates who are not even sitting Trustees - neither Saavedra nor Longoria would have the information needed to know if Linebarger is a better option than BISD's current tax collecting firm. Why is Linebarger so certain these two will vote them the contract.

ENRIQUE ESCOBEDO

11/15/2010 $1,000 Linebarger - Now Linebarger is at $4,000 - are they trying to buy the contract?
10/04/2010 $500 Rene Oliviera
10/04/2010 $500 Rene Olivera (2 donations in one day - and who did Escobedo name for interim counsel? Rene Oliveira
10/19/2010 $500 Linebarger We are now at $4500 from Linebarger - who wants the contract.
10/04/2010 $750 Esparza & Garza (promotes Linebarger)

The unfortunately reality is, it takes the FBI 3-5 years to do the simplest investigation and every elected official in the LRGV knows it.  We also know the community will never organize to fight this overt corruption.  Brownsville is what it is because people support their politicians without any regard for principle or morality.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The agenda item in question is an administrative function not a board function. Mrs. Garcia continues to ignore her role as a board member. It is clear there is corruption with the board. As for Tax Service, the board can vote the recommendation of the Superintendent down but not force Administration to go out for an RFP. It does not take a rocket science to see the corruption.

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Anonymous said...

It is no secret that Judge Gilbert Hinojosa, Rene Oliviera, Eddie Garza, Dino Esparza, Mark Moody and the now infamous Jim Solis are all "local council" or public relations liasons for the Linebarger Law Firm. That does not include the other elected officials that they have on the payroll here in the upper valley.

Anonymous said...

It is no secret that Judge Gilbert Hinojosa, Rene Oliviera, Eddie Garza, Dino Esparza, Mark Moody and the now infamous Jim Solis are all "local council.

PART OF THE CALABAZA ALPHABET SOUP.

Anonymous said...

Did Linebarger also gave contributions to Ernie, Sofie,Tony, and, and, and just got the County Tax contract deal to collect County tax at a higher percentage?

BobbyWC said...

Instead of asking if they gave to these other people so as to play the con game of getting to believe it is true because you asked- how about getting the campaign finance reports and reporting the amounts given and when - we call that evidence.

But game playing is always so much easier when you need a distraction from the issue.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Is it true that the superintendent resigned?

BobbyWC said...

that's what the Herald is reporting - he may be accepting a job up near Temple near Waco - sort of

bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Is there any information on the new Interim Superintendent?

BobbyWC said...

I have a less than favorable post on Dr. Montoya ready for tomorrow

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Any relation to Juan Montoya?

BobbyWC said...

I do not think so - I will be using emails related to Dr. Montoya to show his management style

Bobby WC