Tuesday, February 28, 2012



PRESAS-GARCIA LIES ABOUT DEFENBAUGH BEING HER INVESTIGATOR

"He is not an investigator for me."

go to minute 35:10

See Defenbaugh billing to John Barr for Cadillac Caty.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114255028/scan0004

See the billing by John Barr and Defenbaugh from before BISD agreed to pay her attorney's fees.



TEXAS NEW REDISTRICTING MAP FOR CONGRESSIONAL SEATS


You can see it in color by clicking here


http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114853340/PlanC235_Map5000_Statewide_Legal-Sized


This new map guarantees the Republicans a win if Armando Villalobos is the nominee. Everyone knows Independents decide the elections. If the Republicans nominate a qualified person, meaning not Adela Garza, they will have this race won in a one on one with Armando Villalobos. Do we really want his name on the ballot come November if those FBI subpoenas end up resulting in his indictment?  Hell, even Adela Garza would win under those circumstances
Galeria 409 - Meet-the-Candidate Fundraiser

HOW TO CHOOSE A CANDIDATE FOR BISD

The good news is, we have a solid candidate against Presas-Garcia. We also have another candidate who has been vetted who has agreed to be independent, but also understands the current majority is not working for BISD.  We are actively working on a third candidate who is being vetted as I type.  All I can say is, other than a commitment to work against the corruption of the current majority, we are looking for independent candidates who understand the role of trustees.  We pay a lot of people very high salaries at BISD, and do not need unemployed bankrupt poorly educated people as trustees overruling them.

In about an hour I  will post the standards and some shocking documents. 


The consensus seems to be we need college graduates or anyone regardless of a college education who has a strong background in running a successful business.  I am certain this narrow qualification will open up based on a one on one basis.  I can imagine someone who is a very successful manager in a business, who has never been to college, being a highly qualified candidate.  Obviously Escobedo and Saavedra have proven that being educated does not mean you are not incompetent and corrupt.

BISD's budget is a 1/2 billion dollars.  We do not need high school graduates who have never run a business and who has put themselves into bankruptcy.

Cata Presas-Garcia is a classic example of who we do not need.

Here is final summary of her bankruptcy.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114813785/presas-garciabk2

Her creditors were left with over $17,000 in unpaid debt.  I could not imagine owing $17,000 in unsecure debt.  Obviously many people have well over $17,000 in secure debt - house, car etc.  Secure debt is meaningless in bankruptcy because it is secure - you either make the payments or lose the property.

Here is her original filing.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114815889/presas-garcia2

She obviously has self esteem problems.  Rather than drive a practical car or newer car she chose to drive a 20 year old Mercedes.  Oh look at me, I drive a Mercedes - yea 20 years old. 

On her Cadillac what I think happened is, the bankruptcy made it impossible for her to get credit or at least a good interest rate.  This is probably why she had her neice buy the Cadillac.

Presas-Garcia bankrupted her family and now seeks to bankrupt BISD.  This about it - BISD taxpayers paid $250,000 audit which no one has been able to defend on the merits.  This was done for no better reason than to justify her witch hunts and rationalize her paranoia.

Monday, February 27, 2012


IS BISD CFO ISMAEL GARCIA BLOCKING CANDIDATES FROM RAISING MONEY?  FURTHER PROOF DEFENBAUGH DEFRAUDED BISD TAXPAYERS OUT OF $250,000

Today I went to BISD to get a copy of the Designation of Campaign Treasurer for a candidate (not me) for BISD Trustee. You cannot raise one penny or spend one penny until you complete and file this form with BISD.  I was told that after Berta Peña was moved this  function was transferred to BISD's CFO Ismael Garcia.  Daphnie who works the front desk called Ismael Garcia's office and told someone in his office that I was there (used my name) to get a copy of the Designation for Campaign Treasurer.  Daphnie was told that Ismael Garcia's office had misplaced the forms and that they are not available at this time.

So long as Ismael Garcia refuses to make the forms available he can deny candidates against Presas-Garcia the ability to raise money for their campaigns.  Most candidates do not realize that they can call the Texas Ethics Commission to get the same form and therefore will simply end up being victimized by Presas-Garcia's yes man, Ismael Garcia.

NOTE ON BROWNSVILLE CHEEZMEH

This weekend Arg Miller posted a picture of herself and Luci Longoria partying at Charro days.  When you start to look at the pictures in general you quickly learn there is Brownsville Cheezmeh's Linda Castro posing with Arg Miller while prominently displaying her Brownsville Cheezmeh T-Shirt.

People we are close to having a full ticket of independent candidates willing to run.  Brownsville Cheezmeh will not be allowed to run cover for Presas-Garcia's and Pat Lehmann's candidates.  They have now been exposed through their stupidity.  Pictures always tell the  real story.

DEFENBAUGH'S CON JOB AND THE ALLEGED WRONGDOING OVER THE LAND PURCHASE

HERE IS THE AUDIT FOR YOUR REVIEW

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114226926/BISDAudit

This issue is found at pages 53-54.

Defenbaugh claims that BISD violated its own policy when it did not use a PO in the purchase of the land.  Defenbaugh's claim is false.

Here is BISD  Policy for Purchasing and Acquisition Real Property and Improvements

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114732627/BISD-CHG_LEGAL_

Defenbaugh intentionally mislead the people in the report by claiming real property transactions are governed by CH Legal.  No - Anything is CH Legal is superseded by CHG Legal which defines the rules for Acquisition of Land.  This is a basic rule of statutory or regulatory construction.  Any general rule is superseded by specific rules, unless the general rule specifically states it applies to the specific rule.

From the Texas Government Code:

Sec. 311.026. SPECIAL OR LOCAL PROVISION PREVAILS OVER GENERAL. (a) If a general provision conflicts with a special or local provision, the provisions shall be construed, if possible, so that effect is given to both.

(b) If the conflict between the general provision and the special or local provision is irreconcilable, the special or local provision prevails as an exception to the general provision, unless the general provision is the later enactment and the manifest intent is that the general provision prevail.

Where in the policy does it state a PO is needed.  It does not.  Defenbaugh simply chose to mislead the community for no other reason than to discredit Springston and Fuller, both of whom favored the lawsuit against Defenbaugh's client Healthsmart.

You doubt me, check this out.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/53348697/Defenbaugh-Report-Lubbock

Healthsmart's name has changed here and there - but this is Healthsmart

When BISD decides it needs land for a school for example, the trustees in executive session will direct the superintendent to go out and find land which meets BISD's needs - for example, a location which serves the needs of a new middle school.  Once the superintendent finds the land he goes back to the board and the board approves the purchase.  The PO is the real estate contract, as authorized by the board of trustees

KEY ISSUE

The contract must be submitted to the AG  for approval.  The AG approved the contract.  The AG  found no problems.  Why did Defenbaugh not disclose this hard core finding by the AG?  Bias.

Finally, when you read Defenbaughs report as a lay person you are lead to believe Tony Fuller authorized a $1.9 million dollar cash payment.  The terms are being used in an accounting sense.  There was no cash payment.  Why such language?  So Presas-Garcia can use it in her campaign material.  We paid $250,000 to Defenbaugh so that Presas-Garcia would have a bogus audit to back up her bogus claims.





Sunday, February 26, 2012



BISD TO VETERANS -
NEED NOT APPLY -

In posts below see full analysis of BISD Audit

BISD has an opening for Assistant Administrator for Transportation.  There are 1000's of veterans with tons of real experience in this field currently unemployed.  Because they are former military they fully understand the consequences of not keeping track of their fixed assets.  These men and women who are college graduates managed millions of dollars in assets for their units.

According, BISD, the same BISD demanding competence by all personnel, the thousands of unemployed veterans who are experienced in this field need not apply. 

To be qualified - even after the bogus audit, all you must have is a MEd.  Professional Administrator, Mid-Management, or Principal Certificate.  Actual knowledge of transportation issues and the law - not important.


"Master's’s Degree; and Professional Administrator, Mid-Management, or Principal Certificate.

Preferred:"

http://www.bisd.us/employment/Default.asp

ART RENDON FAILS SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AGAIN

The law mandates that BISD must provide special needs children transportation when needed.  BISD's transportation department refuses to comply with the law.  We are going to the TEA with another complaint.  We requested transportation for a special needs child sent to BAC.  The father asked for transportation and was told by Stell officials it would not be provided.

On numerous occasions I had to drive across town to pick the child up from school because the parents had no transportation.  It was an endless battle of the mother looking for rides.  BISD then punished the child by extending the stay at BAC for every day the child missed due to a lack of transportation.

BISD is not serious about fixing anything.

Saturday, February 25, 2012



BISD AUDIT CONTINUED - THE PROOF WHICH DEFENBAUGH DID NOT WANT THE PEOPLE TO SEE, AND COVER-UP

JUST ADDED - OT BY SPRINGSTON'S SECRETARY -

I agree excessive - but the report is 100% biased and lacking in complete facts

HERE IS THE AUDIT FOR YOUR REVIEW
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114226926/BISDAudit

I can see a lot of new readers are signing on.  For the full story you need to see the previous post  to this and the BV Archives on BISD's corruption.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2012/02/bisd-audit-alleges-pat-lehmann-put.html

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2012/02/brownsville-voice-archives-on-bisd_13.html

Like I said in my original post - no one is arguing that BISD is not a cesspool of corruption - it is.  The question is, why is Defenbaugh running cover  for the 4 who paid him the $250,000?

THE BOND FIASCO

Hey Juan, I want that 20% you promised me if I could force the corrupt 4 to pay you for more propaganda. I will see you Monday to collect - LOL

Yes Juan we are reading the report. Juan names, names - where in these names are the findings against Pat Lehmann and Hector Gonzales? Well you cannot name your bosses.

On the Bond issue, the BV was clear - sue the Financial Advisers and Bond Counsel. Did we actually pay $250,000 for Defenbaugh to poorly rewrite what already appeared in the blogs. Hey Defenbaugh, do I get paid for my work on the issue? For this issue see pp. 41-42

See BV’s Original Post

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/search?q=Fulbright

The BV in its original post exonerated the Board and Springston. Defenbaugh claims Tony Fuller was the only insider who knew about the possible changes in the bond terms.

Danny Defenbaugh - liar extraordinaire and flim flam man con artist readily bought

I have proof. Remember, I already established Danny Defenbaugh was paid by John Barr, Healthsmart’s lawyer and Healthsmart to discredit claims against Healthsmart. Tony Fuller was a strong supporter of the Healthsmart lawsuit. Danny Defenbaugh lied as a paid consultant for Healthsmart and not BISD.

I now do blame the entire board and Springston for the mess. It is chicken shit to put all of the blame on Tony Fuller when the evidence shows the board and Springston knew the truth of a possible change in how the bonds would work.

In October of 2010 Ruben Cortez took out an ad in the Herald informing the voters that the cost to the taxpayers would be about $7 million dollars. (see item 5 above)   In a meeting with the board members it was explained that the issue of the IFA bonds was not fully resolved. This is why Ruben Cortez went with the $7 million amount instead of zero. The fact that the board members lacked the education to understand what was being said, or chose to ignore it does not change reality.

Why does Defenbaugh’s report fail to state that the board members were given the information long before the December vote? Why does Defenbaugh not put into the report the public evidence put out  by Ruben Cortez which shows the board knew the IFA bonds were not a sure thing?

Answer: Defenbaugh wrote this report to protect Healthsmart and to destroy Tony Fuller.

Why does Defenbaugh not note how Luci Goosey, Cadillac Caty, and Saavedra nearly cost BISD $10 million dollars when they voted to not resubmit the IFA bond application?

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/02/thompson-horton-commit-malpractice-in.html

Where in the audit does it tell the people that BISD is not the only school district caught in the TEA's change of the terms of the bonds after they were sold.  Where is the information on the possible pending legal action?  Why did Defenbaugh not recommend BISD hire counsel to sue the TEA for changing the terms of the bonds after they were sold?  The latter would have made Fuller look like a victim, and Defenbaugh could not allow for that.

THIS REALITY IS WHY NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST BOND COUNSEL OR THE FINANCIAL ADVISERS

Bond Counsel and Financial Advisers have the proof that the board members who were present at the same meeting as Ruben Cortez when Ruben Cortez formed the opinion the money was not free, but in fact at a cost of about $7 million.  When the final vote on the money came, Ruben Cortez and Rick Zayas were not even on the board. 

This is what I believe happened when the vote came.  Aguilar, Peña  and Colunga saw it as a good deal one way or the other and just let it go without questions.  For the record, it would have been reckless for the board to turn down money which was 80% free.  It would have meant overcrowding.

While I would agree Escobedo also saw it as a good deal either way, as Juanito pointed out Escobedo's brother was in the audience salivating over his possible cut as someone in construction.

I am certain Presas-Garcia was clueless and failed to understand a word of what was said at the meeting months before the election wherein the possible problems with the IFA bonds was explained.

As to Longoria and Saavedra they had just joined the board and relied on Presas-Garcia, who as it  turned out was clueless.


NO FRAUD AT VETERANS MEMORIAL - ONLY PROBLEM - HECTOR GONZALES OPPOSED A CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT - DEFENBAUGH FOUND THIS TO BE A FLAWED DECISION

Defenbaugh expressly finds no fraud or abuse. See page 40. Their only issue deals with Hector Gonzales’ incompetence. The big issue cited by Defenbaugh was Hector Gonzales’ opposition to a Construction consultant to oversee the project and spending. See page 40. Recommendation 60. How many millions of dollars did Hector Gonzales’ incompetence on this issue cost BISD taxpayers. Will this Board sue Hector Gonzales to recover the money lost. Remember, Defenbaugh recommends suing bond counsel and the financial advisers over the IFA bond mess, so why not recommend BISD sue Gonzales for the millions lost over no construction consultant?  This entire audit is a fraud on the taxpayers.
Side note: BISD paid $250,000 for an audit which is written in any language but English. Read Recommendation 60. For $250,000 Defenbaugh could not hire someone to edit the report for structure and grammar.

On BV's structure and grammar problems - piss off.  I am not the one who was paid $250,000 to submit a fraudulent report.  I am the guy getting paid nothing and using my own money to get to the truth.  Further, professional organizations have editors for their reports.  I have explained how my mind works - I read for substance and simply cannot catch all of the mistakes - although I will admit sometime I go back and read some posts and ask how I could have missed some of the structure and grammar mistakes.

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

Renaldo Arteago - Defenbaugh found the claims that Arteago stole from BISD were unfounded. We all know how Cadillac Caty was gunning for Arteago. Defenbaugh never tells us which trustee is making the claims he cannot substantiate. How much did this bogus claim cost BISD?
Defenbaugh then goes on to make conclusory statements regarding the Maintenance Department. A court of law would throw his report into a toilet as inadmissible. In an attempt to mislead the community he states claims of missing equipment. He then makes no finding about the allegation. He then goes into conclusory statements without citing one example to justify his findings as it relates to the claim. I now understand why Defenbaugh’s report for Healthsmart went no where and in the end having Healthsmart paying $850 ,000 in attorneys fees to the City of Lubbock. He did make findings about overtime and dead work time.  See Page 9

I do not doubt that every department had abuses in overtime and dead work time. 

BUT WHY DOES DEFENBAUGH RUN COVER FOR HECTOR GONZALES AND LUCI GOOSEY?

It is not disputed that Hector Gonzales took Luci Goosey to NYC for the Broad Award ceremony.  There was no purpose in this except Luci Goosey's sense of entitlement.  BISD taxpayers paid her overtime for her time in NYC with Hector Gonzales.  WHY IS THIS NOT IN THE REPORT?

FIX ASSETS AND DEFENBAUGH RUNNING COVER FOR ANTONIO JUAREZ, WHILE FAILING TO EXPLAIN THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM

If you cannot see the bias here, you never will. The audit was to go back three years, but Defenbaugh had to go back to 2006. An internal audit report found $6 million in fix assets unaccounted for.

Antonio Juarez was the CFO when the $6 million in unaccounted assets were identified. Defenbaugh in amazement has nothing to say about Antonio Juarez misplacing $6 million in fix assets, but then takes a simple quote attributed to Tony Fuller out of context. In regards to the unaccounted for $6 million in fix assets Tony allegedly said "It is not material." No ethical auditor would have cut off the statement. An ethical auditor would have provided the full statement and full context. Also remember Defenbaugh had to search back 2-3 years behind the authorized audit years to get this one statement.

See page 12.  If you doubt Defenbaugh'e need to trash Tony Fuller just look to the opening statement.  What qualifies Defenbaugh or anyone on his staff to make a finding about Tony Fuller's faculties?  Nothing - Again - on Tony Fuller Defenbaugh was working for Healthsmart and John Barr and no one else.  This alone is a basis for the new board come November to sue Defenbaugh to recover the $250,000 paid by the taxpayers.
Further, why does Defenbaugh say nothing about the fact the assets when unaccounted for under Antonio Juarez. This is who Presas-Garcia, Escobedo, Longoria and Saavedra want to pay off in a lawsuit, after Antonio Juarez gave Enrique Escobedo’s a contract in excess of $1 million dollars.

ANTONIO JUAREZ PUT ON NOTICE OF THIS PROBLEM IN 2006 AND DID NOTHING

The heart of the problem is, Antonio Juarez who was in charge and told about this in 2006, chose to do nothing.  Tony Fuller did not come on as CFO until 2010.  How in gods name is Tony Fuller to blame for 4 years of incompetence by Antonio Juarez, if we are to believe the findings?

There is no doubt that BISD's system is a mess as Defenbaugh found.  I have interviewed one source who told me they would report fixed assets as sold or destroyed and years later they would still be listed as active inventory.  But the fact of the matter is, from the  time the problem was discovered and for 4 years it was Antonio Juarez who did nothing to fix the problem, not Tony Fuller, who Defenbaugh seeks to blame.

Why is it Defenbaugh recommends possible dismissal of Kenneth J. Lieck for this mess, but makes no recommendation as to Antonio Juarez?  This report is so fraught with fraud and bias it blows my mind.

OT BY SPRINGSTON'S SECRETARY

Defenbaugh's entire discussion on this issue and bias is so overwhelming and obvious I cannot believe he actually went to the US Attorney over the matter.  He is a former FBI agent - he certainly knew no US attorney would even consider looking at criminal charges related to OT  for a secretary without a smoking gun document to show the intent was fraud.  See pps 18-19.

To be clear - Springston in my opinion did show poor judgment in how he sought to protect himself from the board majority. 

I tend to agree that the $19,000 in OT was excessive - but the report as in every other regard is biased and not inclusive of all the facts.

If you read the report you would think Springston was just paranoid of the majority - how many times did we all see at the meetings Presas-Garcia or Longoria falsely accuse Springston? - how many times did we see Springston be put on the agenda for removal?  The fact Defenbaugh did not include this in the report is proof positive the report was designed to defraud the people and mislead them.  Defenbaugh used conclusory statements, which are not evidence, while failing to detail the specific concerns by Springston which may have justified his decision in the eyes of much of the community.


Under these circumstances it is not credible that the secretary for the board could be trusted to get the notes correct for Springston.

It is fair to say nearly 100% of the blame for the OT belongs to Presas-Garcia and Longoria - it was their endless witch hunt and  false claims which lead to what is in fact Springston overreacting to get the notes correct.

There had to have been a better way than using his secretary for OT - I am not sure what it is, but there should have been other options.  I am not saying all the OT was justified.

But to be fair, on the other side we saw how endless were the requests from Presas-Garcia and Longoria.  Defenbaugh makes no mention of the harassment or even if it was not harassment how the endless requests put endless pressure on Springston and his secretary.


Defenbaugh makes no mention of the endless Special Meetings called by Presas-Garcia to remove Springston, including the one she herself failed to appear for, without which the OT never would have been needed.  The running cover for Presas-Garcia is obvious in every word of the report.

To be sure Springston mishandled the situation - but also to be sure the situation and need for OT was created by Presas-Garcia and Longoria.

And let's not forget how Defenbaugh ran cover for Longoria - Is Luci Longoria prepared to reimburse BISD for the cost of the trip to NYC and OT?  We all doubt it.

Thursday, February 23, 2012



BISD AUDIT ALLEGES PAT LEHMANN PUT GONZALES IN FEAR FOR HIS JOB IF HE DID NOT GIVE E-RATE CONTRACT TO "INTEGRITY.


UPDATES:  As I digest the audit and my readers point out findings by page this will be updated - see below how under Defenbaugh standards BISD was justified in firing Art Rendon, and Cadillac Caty Presas-Garcia needs to be indicted.

It is my understanding that many of the people named in the report who are  current BISD employees will be suing BISD for releasing the information before providing the employees their due process rights.  This is a black and white case and shows just how incompetent a law  firm Thompson Horton really is, and just how incredibly unethical Defenbaugh really is.

NEWSFLASH:

The story has been confirmed verbally by two independent sources.  I am waiting for the document which proves it.  If the document is real, Defenbaugh and Thompson Horton will face both state and federal investigations.  I am told the document will be ready Monday - apparently Charro Days have everyone too busy to meet. As you can see below they produce the billing records for Defenbaugh.

THOMPSON AND HORTON REMAINS SILENT WHEN PRESAS-GARCIA, LONGORIA AND SAAVEDRA NEARLY COST BISD $10 MILLION.  WHY WAS THIS NOT IN THE AUDIT?

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/02/thompson-horton-commit-malpractice-in.html


HERE YOU GO - DEFENBAUGH MUST BE SUED AND CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED

Defenbaugh had a conflict of interest.  At the same time he was doing an audit of the BISD and Board he was representing Cadillac Caty.  He was ethically and legally barred from doing the audit.  He had an ethical duty to protect Cadillac Caty.  This is why (see below) he runs cover Cadillac Caty on the Integrity E-rate debacle.

See Defenbaugh billing to John Barr for Cadillac Caty.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114255028/scan0004

This billing is 5 months before July 19, 2012, when the Board agreed to put Cadillac Caty under the ACE insurance coverage.  Where was Thompson Horton in advising the Board that the Board could not hire Defenbaugh to do the audit because he already had an ethical duty to protect Cadillac Caty?  And the reality is, by extension her compadres in fraud against the BISD taxpayers?

Also see pp. 34 wherein Defenbaugh trashes Joe Rodriguez - remember see above he was specifically paid by Presas-Garcia to investigate Joe Rod.  No ethical auditor would have  touched this issue.

Then there is Tony Fuller.  I will post more on this, but Defenbaugh and John Barr represent Healthsmart.  Tony Fuller supported the dam ning audit against Healthsmart.  Given the fact Tony Fuller supported suing Defenbaugh's client, Defenbaugh was ethically barred from speaking to the issue. See page 12 - you will note this con artist flim flam man Defenbaugh had to go to a date to before the dates of the investigation to attack Tony when in fact the CFO who misplaced some $6 million in assets was Antonio Juarez.  The con artist Defenbaugh then totally leaves out of the report the real facts behind the bounced checks and the fact the bank made BISD whole for the mess largely created by the bank.  Nothing said by Defenbaugh against Tony Fuller is credible.  The entire thing was a hatchet job to punish Tony for going against Defenbaugh's client Healthsmart.

WHY DID THOMPSON HORTON RUN COVER FOR CADILLAC CATY AND NOT INFORM THE BOARD OF THE CONFLICT OF INTERESTS INVOLVED IN HIRING DEFENBAUGH?

THE PROBLEMS CITED IN THE AUDIT GO BACK TO HECTOR GONZALES AND BEFORE

Somethings never change - What did Dr. Z., or Hector Gonzales do to change things since 2003.  For the record this also applies to Brett Springston.

http://window.state.tx.us/tspr/brownsville/index.htm


What changed by this majority after the TEA nailed Gonzales and Rendon? - they hired Rendon back, and now seek to settle with Gonzales.

http://www.valleycentral.com/uploadedFiles/kgbt/News/Stories/913_BISD_pdf.pdf

Second report here

HERE IS THE AUDIT FOR YOUR REVIEW
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/114226926/BISDAudit

NEW QUESTION:  JUST REPORTED TO ME:  WHY DID DEFENBAUGH NOT INCLUDE GONZALES' COMPLAINT THAT LEHMANN THREATENED TO NOT GIVE HIM THE SUPER JOB UNLESS HE PROMOTED RENDON TO SPECIAL SERVICES?

THE E-RATE SCANDLE - PRESAS-GARCIA, LEHMANN AND THEIR MONKEY FRIEND NAILED

On pages 50-51 of the report the matter concerning E-Rate has been referred to law enforcement for investigation.  The only wrongdoing found was the alleged threats by Pat Lehmann on Hector Gonzales if he did not go along to change to Integrity.  As the report notes Integrity eventually was put under federal investigation.

The report gives high marks to the former Administrator targeted by Presas-Garcia and in fact credits the former Administrator for saving BISD getting caught up in the "Integrity" mess.

DEFENBAUGH SHOWS TOTAL LACK OF INTEGRITY BY RUNNING COVER FOR CADILLAC CATY  PRESAS-GARCIA AND LUCI GOOSEY LONGORIA

Hey Cata, we have all the posts by you and your monkey friend showing your support for punishing the former administrator for not going along with Pat Lehmann.  The fact Defenbaugh left out the pressure by Presas-Garcia on the former administrator proves Defenbaugh manipulated the report to protect Presas-Garcia on this issue.  Law enforcement clearly needs to investigate Presas-Garcia for taking action against the Administrator who according to the audit protected BISD against "Integrity."

Further the dishonorable former disgraced FBI Agent  Defenbaugh claims Robert Fisher's problem is an inability to community, but fails to mention in fact his finding is a cover-up for Luci Goosey Longoria.  If you go back to that meeting Luci Goosey was complaining about Fisher in effect not doing what was needed to give the contract to "Integrity."

DEFENBAUGH'S AUDIT HAS NO INTEGRITY

Until he explains why he ran cover for Cadillac Caty and Luci Goosey on the E-Rate and Integrity debacle, his report is nothing but a $250,000 fraud on the taxpayers.  A commitment to sue Defenbaugh once a new board is seated should be a promise every candidate should have to make.

NOW TO BE CLEAR

BISD is in fact fraught with fraud and abuse - time to go back to Lehmann's days. Time to go back the Cadillac Caty's days at the Aquatic Center.

Cadillac Caty this finding will be published everywhere during the campaign.

BTW, why did the Herald run cover for Presas-Garcia, Luci Goosey, and Lehmann?

CALL FOR HELP TO REVIEW AUDIT

I do not have time to read all of this at this time.  As I read it I will post key findings.  Anyone who reads this can post a comment and direct my readers to the page where the allegations are found.  I will post the comment, and then probably add it to this original post.

People, no sacred cows - every finding and everyone is on the table - we need to clean house.

UNDER DEFENBAUGH STANDARD THE FIRING OF ART RENDON WAS JUSTIFIED, AND CADILLAC CATY SHOULD BE REFERRED FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION - WHY DID DEFENBAUGH RUN COVER FOR ART RENDON AND CADILLAC CATY?

The audit report states that Tony Fuller may not have been qualified for the position of CFO. Additionally there was considerable non compliance in the purchasing procedure and district policy regarding such.  See page 12-13 of audit

In reviewing the Gonzales hearing beginning on page 16, paragraphs 73-83, the report shows how the criteria was changed and the procedure not followed in hiring Rendon. How is this different than the complaint about Fuller?
See Hearing Report here.
Second report here
Beginning on page 21, paragraphs 90-107 show continual errors on the part of Rendon to follow purchasing procedures. This resulted in Fuller making budget adjustments to cover the deficiencies much to his dismay and recommendations to discipline Rendon. In fact, there were unapproved consultant costs to the tune of over $500,00 that Rendon incurred without following the proper procedure.

These are two areas that the audit criticized Fuller about.   The school Board in its ultimate ultimate wisdom then rewarded Mr. Rendon by making him Director of Transportation, giving him a settlement, and for all practical purposes a thank you for a job well done.
Not to be lost in this deal is the fact Antonio Juarez, Pat Lehmann, and Art Rendon gave Enrique Escobedo's brother a million dollar plus contract just 15 days before Enrique Escobedo voted to give Art Rendon his job back.
The original post with link to supporting documents published in the BV
"As promised the documents showing the million dollar contract given to Jaime Escobedo by Rendon, Lehmann, and Juarez, 15 days before Enrique Escobedo voted to reinstate Rendon. Now they want to pay off Rendon and Juarez with taxpayer money because the insurance companies refuse to settle.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/57277408/scan0006

On April 6, 2010, Enrique Escobedo voted to keep Art Rendon under contract.

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/director-110695-services-special.html

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."
CADILLAC CATY'S AQUATIC CHECK SCANDAL - NOT PROSECUTED BECAUSE WHEN DISCOVERED SHE WAS ALREADY A TRUSTEE
On page 44 of the audit report a Ms. Ramirez Garcia alleged to have deposited a WalMart check into her personal account and then  later submitted receipts totaling the amount. This was turned over to the BISD police department for criminal investigation. Based on this analysis the Board should turn in Cata for her same behavior at the Aquatic Center
A BISD audit showed Cadillac Caty Presas-Garcia deposited over $7,000 in BISD money into her own account.  It is time the BISD refer this matter to the BISD police or suffer a selective prosecution complaint from Mr. Ramirez-Garcia.

See Presas-Garcia deposition testimony wherein she admits to depositing BISD money into her own account, along with her defense to her actions.  start at page 21

https://docs.google.com/file/d/1-xChqOHjBn1ixAfSZQo9L0Hqb4tbq4hZv2zedgqgP6xgmggZIjnxjYBsWy8p/edit?hl=en


AGAIN WHY DID DEFENBAUGH WHO WAS SO WILLING TO GO BACK 2006 TO BLAME TONY FULLER FOR THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE THEN CFO ANTONIO JUAREZ , TOTALLY RUN COVER FOR HIS CLIENT - OH THERE WE GO - HIS CLIENT - CADILLAC CATY PRESAS-GARCIA?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


HOW THE AUDIT KILLS PRESAS-GARCIA'S REELECTION, AND WHY FOR THE SAME REASON MINERVA PEÑA MUST NOT RUN FOR REELECTION

This is real simple - people do not get involved in the details.  The word incumbent next to your name on the ballot will be all people need to see to vote against the incumbent.  Presas-Garcia hung herself with this audit.  This is all people will know - corruption at almost every level.  Presas-Garcia started the blood bath for us,  against this majority .  What corruption the people ask BISD and the Herald - "none of our damn business they respond"  Oh it is there and we need to publish the report for everyone to read for themselves.

Here is the kicker - there will be a blood bath against the current majority, although only Presas-Garcia is up for reelection.  I realize Cheezmeh is already declaring they intend to take down all four running for reelection.  There are two problems with Cheezmeh's declaration.  First, they have now declared they want to get rid of the three trustees  fighting the majority.  Here is reality - Cheezmeh and Rodrigo Moreno are the same.  Rodrigo is the person behind pushing the current corrupt majority on Brownsville.  It should shock no one Erasmos Castro has announce he wants to take down the only three trustees fighting the corruption of the 4 supported by Rodrigo Moreno.

Brownsville Cheezmeh on BISD is nothing more than another bogus DefeatZayasCortezPowersPac seeking to keep the gravy train going for the worst of the worst in Brownsville.  Brownsville was played once - will they be played again?  Where was Brownsville Cheezmeh a year and a half ago exposing the bogus PAC? - nowhere to be found - why?  Because Erasmos Castro and Rodrigo Moreno were then 100% behind the corrupt 4 and remain with the corrupt 4.  This is why Erasmos Castro has already announce he wants to rid BISD of the three trustees fight the corrupt 4.

BACK TO PEÑA

A note to Cheezmeh - Colunga and Aguilar are not seeking reelection.  They have made this know for over a year.  But we all know your headline - "Colunga and Aguilar choose not to seek reelection out of fear of Brownsville Cheezmeh."

IF PEÑA RUNS THE CURRENT MAJORITY WILL BE GUARANTEED

All the current majority has to do is win one of the four seats and the corruption continues.  It is that simple.  They already have a candidate to run against Minerva Peña.  In the same way the bloodbath which will hopefully happen in November will take down Presas-Garcia, it will take down Minerva Peña.  All people will know is she is an incumbent and by implication part of the corruption at BISD.  This simple reality will guarantee the majority's candidate wins and the corruption continues.

The community needs to make it known now, Peña must not seek reelection.  If the community fails to do this, there will be no way around the reality that Peña will lose and the current majority will still control BISD when Presas-Garcia loses.

CHEEZMEH TAKES MONEY FROM SAME MAN WHO HELPS FUND THE BISD CORRUPTION PRESS OFFICE

How can you be a watchdog group and claim to want to end the mess at BISD while you take money from Alex Dominguez who for months has funded BISD's corruption press office.  This is a known fact.  Like I said, Erasmos watches only one thing - his wallet.  You cannot be a watchdog while taking money from the very people you are suppose to be watching.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


BISD AUDIT - CON JOB OR REAL - WHO KNOWS

Carl Montoya in working with the Herald, along with the Herald chose to deal with this issue in a very clandestine way - keep the report from the public.  Look at Gary Long's headline - corruption found at almost every level.  Fine - this would not shock me one bit.  In fact I would expect such a finding - now how about telling us what the corruption is as alleged in the report.  Gary Long decides - nah - the Herald does not deem examples  of corruption newsworthy.  Remember we were lead to believe a trustee was being referred for criminal investigation.  Well - is this not in the report?  If it is not, is it not newsworthy to ask why it was left out after the big announcement at a previous meeting?

Carl Montoya being the duffus he is says he believes in transparency - fine - so I go to the BISD page expecting to see the report so I can read it and then do what the Herald refused to do - cite the examples of corruption - but I cannot because like the Herald the report is not provided for the people to read.  This is what Carl Montoya calls transparent.

I am certain as the day is long corruption has reigned for a very long time at BISD, current, past, past past, past past past etc administrations.  You will note they made sure they did not look at the years involving Pat Lehmann.

I cannot support or refute the report because BISD's idea of transparency under Carl Montoya is to not post the audit for the people to read for themselves.

Also where is the ethics in the Herald's report wherein it provided the named wrongdoers and opportunity to respond.  As is always the case with the Herald - where journalism and ethics go to die.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

DISABILITY INC. NAMES BROWNSVILLE FOR WORKSHOP ON ADVOCATING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CHILDREN

Editor's Note:  There is a lot happening behind the scenes involving BISD.   It is stuff like this which makes me blogging all of the time impossible.   I have spent months using documents to convince Disability Inc Brownsville has a problem.  The fact I have helped families successfully file 4 TEA complaints against BISD helped my argument.  Like I said, there is a lot happening behind the scenes.  I do have some additional news which will probably have to wait until maybe Friday.  I only have maybe 3 good hours a week to work on BISD issues.  Right now I have more than I can handle.  So - be patient

Also, on a personal note - and this is the difference between a con artist who never delivers, and an honest person.  I do not care why Disability Inc chose Brownsville as part of this program.  I have no way of knowing if my months of sending them documents and getting them involved in one case had any impact on their decision to target Brownsville.  I am certain the TEA was also involved.  I say this because it was the TEA who recommended that this particular family get Disability Inc involved in his daughter's case. All that should matter to anyone is, Brownsville may finally get some help.  It is time for everyone to work together to educate all of Brownsville about this workshop. 

It would be nice if the people running for office would donate the money needed to take out three consecutive Sunday full page ads in the Herald.

The difference between an advocate and a con artist is, an advocate advocates and educates while never engaging in self promotion for profit.  The focus must be on educating parents and guardians about this March 31, 2012 workshop.  I am certain if we can educate the parents at BISD, and the other surrounding school districts about the rights of their children, we can force meaningful change at BISD and the other surrounding school districts.

DISABILITY INC.

I was all smiles today when a friend told me about Disability Inc.s mailer.  His daughter's case is one of the cases they are actively involved in at this time.  His daughter's case was particularly compelling given the fact we were able to prove willful neglect.  Brownsville ISD remains clueless on the issue of special needs children. 

TIME TO EDUCATE BROWNSVILLE

We have plenty of time to educated the parents about this workshop.  I will be asking several candidates for public office to also raise the issue at campaign events.  We need to pack the room with parents who are willing to learn how to advocate for their children, and learn how to take complaints to the TEA.  Only the parents can force the change.  This current Board (all 7) do not care about this issue.  Dr. Montoya is lost in a cloud on the issue.  He is as clueless as they come.

TO REGISTER YOU CAN GO HERE

Go to bottom of the page and click on registration for Brownsville

http://www.disabilityrightstx.org/events/free-special-education-parent-training-in-rural-communities

THIS IS THE LETTER SENT TO THE PARENT

It has additional important information such as free child care for parents who attend.  You can click on it to enlarge.


Friday, February 17, 2012


BISD MAJORITY NOW OPEN TO MULTIPLE LAWSUITS

LUCI LONGORIA AFTER BANKRUPTING HER MARRIAGE AND THEN SELF, NOW SEEKS TO BANKRUPT BISD

NOTE TO ALL BISD EMPLOYEES TO PROTECT YOUR JOB

Today the federal court of appeals let stand the legal doctrine that if you file a criminal complaint against any trustee just before you know you will br fired or reassigned, you can now sue BISD and the trustees.  The court does not require you have a prima face claim on your criminal complaint.  You can allege just about anything and still get your day in court.

AGAIN - If you are a BISD employee and think you are about to be fired or reassigned you need to immediately file a complaint with the FBI before action is taken against you.  This according to the  federal court of appeals entitles you to a jury trial.

This ruling is exactly what BISD employees needed to guarantee their jobs.  We should all be happy.  It may finally end the nonsense and allow all BISD employees to now  come forward.  Just file your criminal complaints based on evidence against the trustees, you are now 100% protected.

THE RULING

The federal court of appeals has denied BISD's and the Trustees Motion for Rehearing En Banc.  Based on the mind numbing incompetent brief which was filed, the court did the correct thing.  these attorneys have never heard of the prima face case doctrine, collateral order doctrine, or the City of Beaumont case under the Texas Constitution Article I, Section 29.  Any attorney of minimal competence would have asked that the state law question be certified to the Texas Supreme Court.  It simply blows my mind how little knowledge of the law these attorneys appear to have as to the key issues in the case. 

My view as I have said twice now is, I support the ruling on the question of law 100%.   You should not have to prove a vote by the trustees to sue.  Judge Hanen and the court of appeals are on solid ground on this issue.  My problem is whether they get to this question of law on the other issues.  This is where the lawyers showed and extreme lack of knowledge of the law, or how to argue before a federal court of appeals.  Luci Longoria after bankrupting herself will now bankrupt BISD - of course she will be joined by Escobedo, Presas-Garcia, and Saavedra.


My previous comments on the issue

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/search?q=careful

The opinion which is now the law of the case which will guide Judge Hanen.

"http://www.docstoc.com/docs/109499624/JuarezAppeal

Here is the scoop - the court only made one legal ruling. They ruled that the Trustees do not have to engage in a formal vote to be sued for retaliation in regards to employment decisions. I support this ruling 100%. This ruling means everyone Presas-Garcia, Escobedo, Longoria and Saavedra retaliated against can now sue them and immunity will not apply. Mary Rey's sworn testimony is all that is needed to raise a fact question to allow for the lawsuits against these four to move forward.

Within 6 months I expect a ton of lawsuits to be filed against the current BISD majority.  They will not have the defense of no vote.  The Mary Rey deposition will sink them - it will force a trial in every case.

The second the first taxpayer gets a letter from Linebarger, the taxpayer under this decision will be able to sue Linebarger and the majority 4 trustees for conspiracy to defraud the people and breach of their fiduciary duties.

BISD already had to give up ACE insurance after they raised the deductible to $250,000.00.  The new insurance company will take the same action once the plethora of new lawsuits are filed.

The real funny thing is, Rick Zayas and Ruben Cortez can no sue the majority 4 and allege that as Trustees they have conspired against them to aid Antonio Juarez in his efforts.  No evidence of a vote is required.  Just the Mary Rey deposition will get them to a trial.  I hope Rick and Ruben have the courage to sue.

In the end the same way Luci Longoria through her incompetence destroyed her marriage and bankrupted herself she now seeks to bankrupt BISD.  This is going to get interesting.

People do not expect anything to change - these four do not care if they bankrupt BISD - it is not their money.  BISD will pay the $50,000 deductibles in each case with your tax dollars and then the insurance company will pay - well unless they can prove fraud by the trustees at which time then ACE or the new insurance company can deny coverage, and the taxpayers will get caught with the entire bill.
QUINTANILLA - IF HE SPEAKS HE LIES

He wants my readers to know he is doing well and that his reorganization is on track.  LIAR - today the bankruptcy trustee ordered his reorganization dismissed because such as is the case with every promise he makes he failed to deliver - or in this case pay to the trustee the money he promised to pay his mortgage and other bills.

He knows I will check this out so what does he gain by lying?  I have worked with a lot of criminals and con artists but never one so open about lying at every  turn.  It is beyond surreal - it is Quintanilla

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/113645347/dismissalBK

Based on what I know about the powers of Trustees and what they can refer to the court for sanctions and or prosecution, Quintanilla needs to take this as an early Christmas gift - because that is exactly what it is.  He will not, he may pay on time to avoid the dismissal, but then face another creditors' meeting.  If he continues to fail to disclose the source of his income or verification of his income, the trustee will certainly be less accommodating.

Smart money has him moving into a small apartment while asking that the court to convert the 13 into a full chapter 7 bankruptcy.  It will not get rid of all his debt, but possibly a good chunk of his debt.


I know Quintanilla, he will fight until he is sanctioned.  He goal is to delay until he can raise the money.  Every penny he raises will be scrutinized and people know it. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012


BISD TO NOW BE SUBJECT OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

Story by 10 a.m. Friday

Side note - the issue of advertising on buses has been raised by BISD.  This is not the first
time. Here is an article on the issue of advertising  on school buses.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/education/texas-schools-turn-to-ads-in-search-of-needed-money.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

In November Art Rendon was running his big mouth on the issue of who would get the BISD contract for advertising on buses.  The BV ran the following:

RENDON CONTINUES TO BE
PROBLEM FOR BISD

In a previous post I stated a vendor is claiming Art Rendon, Transportation, told him to not bother with the bid on advertising on school buses because the contract was going to a Houston company. I did an open records request on the matter. As BISD response shows no agenda item was ever posted on it and no requests for bids ever went out. Why is BISD awarding these contracts through the back door.

See BISD response

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/103970786/scan0005

Maybe we should remember Quintanilla's view of how contracts should be awarded.



QUINTANILLA UPDATE

Carlito wants my readers to know the bankruptcy trustee falsified the report I posted yesterday when he stated Carlito is claiming to have a claim against the Texas Department of AG.  Carlito denies this.  I am sure the trustee will be very interested to see Carlito's written statement accusing him of falsifying the report.  Carlito claims he will be suing his fellow felon Bruce Carter for not paying him enough with taxpayer money to work as a table server.  Only if we all could get paid $30,000 or more to be Bruce Carter's bitch as a table server.  Good luck Carlito is suing.  He is already facing a  default in excess of a half million dollars.

Oh, Carlito a reader asked - how is it that such a great humanitarian in the Latino community has an Anglo bankruptcy attorney and an Anglo family law attorney.  Is it possible that all of the Latino attorneys know enough to run when they see you coming?  Just asking where all the Latino attorneys are to help such a great humanitarian within the Latino community as Carlito.  What an indictment on the Latino lawyers in Dallas.

THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT

A formal criminal complaint is being lodged with the FBI, Texas Rangers, Texas AG, Cameron County DA (yea I know a complete joke), and Brownsville ISD Police Department.  CHARGE - destruction of government files.  I will also be seeking assistance from the Texas Ethics  Commission - I am not sure they have jurisdiction beyond asking for assistance from the Texas Rangers.

For the second time, BISD's Chief Financial Officer, Ismael Garcia, put into writing that BISD has no records for the Defeat ZayasCortezPowers PAC.  This time around when I made the request I attached a copy of one of the reports with BISD's file stamp on it.  I did this so that I could say this is what I am looking for. Ismael Garcia is so stupid that with me attaching proof BISD has these reports he still stated they do not.

Several months ago when I first made the request and got the same letter, an interesting thing happened on the day I made the request.  Cata Presas-Garcia was coming out of the building as I was going in.  I left off the open records request.  She knows the only reason I go to the admin building is over open requests requests.  When I came out she was sitting in her infamous Cadillac in a spot right next to the door.  I got into my car and drove the long way around the parking lot.  When I  came back around I did not see Cata Presas-Garcia in her car.  It appeared empty.

I have no proof beyond what I saw in not seeing her in her car that Cata Presas-Garcia has anything to do with the missing records. 

The time frame is important.  This was within days or a week after Mary Rey's deposition was posted to the internet exposing the fraud which was the DefeatZayasCortezPowersPac.

You should also know during the first round in asking for the campaign finance reports for the PAC they did give me one report.  I objected and stated that there were more than one report.  This is when Ismael Garcia responded with no reports exist.  He is so stupid that he things he can say no reports exist at the same time they are handing me one report.

LUCI LONGORIA'S CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS MISSING

In the response by BISD they could not produce any campaign finance reports which show contributions to or payments by Luci Longoria.  Again I have file marked copies of these already.  Why is Ismael withholding these documents?  In Mary Rey's deposition she nailed Luci Goosey Longoria for her role in the DefeatZayas et al PAC.

IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT AS TO THE DELIBERATENESS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING

Ismael gave me everything on Cristina Saavedra.  Saavedra was not mentioned as a key player in Rey Deposition.  Do not feel left out Cristina.  We already have the proof that you failed to report advertising expenditures, which would also then mean you failed to report contributions.  Ismael Garcia just sold you up the river by failing to protect you.

Garcia also refused to produce complete reports on Escobedo.  Saavedra was the only one on who he was willing to produce complete reports.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO REPORT - MONDAY THERE IS MORE -

Oh Luci Goosey - nailed on Monday- you were warned but your pathetic spineless husband cannot seem to protect you, and Presas-Garcia is all too willing to allow you to sink

QUINTANILLA SHOWS TRUE COLORS IN BANKRUPTCY COURT

Carlos Quintanilla remains relevant because he is promising to work with BISD Trustee Cata Presas-Garcia to bring to Brownsville his flim flam claims about feeding children.  The bogus nature of his claims are now part of his bankruptcy proceedings.  The entire feeding program was a con wherein at best Quintanilla was table server of food paid for by the people of Texas.  He now wants to sue Texas for failing to pay him $30,000 for being a humanitarian.   His partner in the feeding program is Bruce Carter, a fellow convicted felon.  According to court documents Carter and his organization is facing a default judgment for $508,387 for non-payment for the milk used by Carter and Quintanilla to feed the children.  Quintanilla is not a named party because like I said, Quintanilla appears to have been merely a table server for Bruce Carter.

See pages 8-9

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/113493106/FeedChildrenCarter

So long as Presas-Garcia wants to bring this to Brownsville, Quintanilla remains newsworthy in Brownsville.

On the bankruptcy, the court has reset the creditors meeting for the following reasons:

Quintanilla  failed to produce business documents showing profits and losses.  Remember this is what I am looking for so we can learn just how much if anything he has been paid by Ted Parker or Jim Gallagher (Fly Frontera)

Under good faith the trustee checked "No" " The schedules are inaccurate & incomplete - unable to determine"

Under legal action the trustee checked yes because Quintanilla now claims he will change all of his filings, while in fact when he first filed he claimed everything he stated was true and correct.

The AG testified that he has not paid his child support since filing bk and in fact has not paid it in two years.  Quintanilla claims he just does not pay the AG's office as ordered,. but does pay.  The AG will check with the woman to learn the truth.  Remember this woman has filed several contempt actions on Quinanilla in the past.

Quintanilla appears to have not disclosed the child support paid to Margarita Lara.

Quintanilla is claiming both children who live equally with Margarita Lara and him.  Without an agreement as to who claims the two children neither can claim the children.

I am certain the IRS will get to the bottom of this.

BACK TO THE FLIM FLAM FEEDING PROGRAM

Quintanilla is claiming that the taxpayers of Texas owe him $30,000.00.  The actual claim is with the Texas Department of Agriculture.  Oh Cata, do you really want to bring Quintanilla back to Brownsvlle using more taxpayer money? 

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/113421423/QuintanillaCreditorsmeeting

Remember his claim about feeding 100,000 children - he just failed to tell you he was really just a table server for Bruce Carter another convicted felon.  he also failed to tell you how he used your tax dollars to buy the food for the children, and now demands $30,000 more from the Texas Department of Agriculture - so he claimed in his bk proceedings- humanitarian my ass.

Apparently Bruce Carter (felon) and Carlos Quintanilla (felon) have learned there are federal and state grants to buy food to feed children. E-S Foods help people such as Quintanilla and Carter to get approved for the grants. The food is then bought from E-S foods. Carter has two organizations he uses for his feed the children - MAG and OSP. Carlos Quintanilla has worked with Bruce Carter in both his organizations at MAG and OSP. I do not know if he was involved with the problems in Brownsville.

http://www.esfoods.com/summer-afterschool/state-cacfp-contacts/ I

Is it any wonder our governments are broke. This type nonsense invites abuse. No background checks to see if they are felons. What ever happened to working with true non-profits?
The Texas Department of Agriculture in a letter dated September 30, 2011 references numerous attempts by Bruce Carter's organization to seek reimbursement for meals not previously approved by the Texas Department of Agriculture, or for non-eligible children. Without the taxpayers having to pay the salaries of the auditors at TDA, Bruce Carter would have been paid for meals never approved.

BROWNSVILLE IS PART OF
THE IMPROPER CLAIMS

Page 3. Non-Compliance No. 4.

OSP did not have approval for 128 breakfasts, 324 lunches and 144 suppers served at the Brownsville Sports Park. Who in the city approved this program with a convicted felon?

Page 3. Non-Compliance No. 5

OSP sought reimbursement for meals allegedly given to non-qualifying children. The meals were delivered to the Brownsville Sport's Park, and Brownsville Recreation Center.

How is it that the city of Brownsville got itself involved with a convicted felon as its only way to feed children in need. The programs are funded through grants. Brownsville can certainly set up its own real non-profit for such a program while getting church youth to donate their time as a community service to make this happen. Why does money have to go to convicted felons to run these programs? - the money needs to go to the children.

This program by the State of Texas Department of Agriculture is a joke in the context it has no real oversight. We need to demand the law is changed to prevent convicted felons from accessing the funds. We need to demand that the grants are only given to true non-profits.

Nothing but a lack of interest prevents Brownsville's best from organizing a non-profit to access these funds for next summer so our children do not go hungry. All of the money needs to go to the children, and not individuals using the system as a way to make money.


WHAT IS CLEAR IS, BRUCE CARTER - CARLOS QUINTANILLA'S BUDDY SUBMITTED UNAPPROVED CLAIMS TO TDA

The presumption is OSP's claims were not fraudulent and simply a mistake or misunderstanding of the process.

The TDA letter

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/103011857/OSP

The kicker is Cata Presas-Garcia seeks to continue Quintanilla's use of your tax dollars to claim he is feeding the children, when in fact he was nothing more than a table server demanding Texas pay him to serve the food the taxpayers are paying for.

TO LUCI GOOSEY

I warned you that so long as the felon is trying to play Brownsville your continued support for him as an elected BISD Trustee would result in further research as to your character.  There is another post coming Luci Goosey.  Apparently your husband cannot protect you - what a man, and Presas-Garcia is determined to keep Quintanilla around even if it means people knowing about all of your bad conduct.  Boy Luci you certainly know how to pick men and friends.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


MEDICAID CHANGES MEAN DISASTER

Anything which saves the taxpayers money is generally good.  The decision to put the LRGV medicaid recipients into managed care is probably a good thing.  It is not how I would do it.  My view has been that medicaid recipients should be treated like veterans.  They should have to go to state owned clinics.  The savings nationally would be in the billions.  But as we know the Republicans oppose any change in medicaid or medicare which cuts into corporate welfare and welfare for doctors.  The government has no business being worried with how doctors and corporations make money.

I was preparing a post for Balancing the Issues on the political integrity of Santorum and Paul, when I got just one too many phone calls from a father who is frustrated with the changes.  I have been getting these calls for two weeks from a lot of parents.  I have done everything I can do to help the families, but you cannot fix a cluster phuphu. 

Rene Oliviera gets an A+ for his efforts to educate his constituents on the need to choose a managed care provider.  But somewhere along the way the system failed the recipients of medicaid.

A big issue for the families is making sure  they choose a plan which covers three different groups of doctors - the primary care physician, the dentist, and  the specialist.  In some cases it is not possible.  About two weeks ago is the first time I  tried to work on this for one family.  The medicaid officials seems to have been provided zero training in how to help the families.  It seems to me their data base should have had the name of all the doctors.  It seems to me a family should be able to tell the clerk the names of the PCP, dentist and key specialists and then be told which provider covers all the doctors.  This was not an option.

The concept of aligning your doctors with one provider proved too much  for the medicaid clerks, providers, and parents.  In one case while on the phone with the medicaid office the clerk told me to just do nothing.  She said when a person has multiple doctors it is best if they do not choose a plan.  Wrong!!! If you do not choose a plan, medicaid will choose for you and you could find yourself in a plan which covers none of your doctors.

Our next step was to have the families I was trying to help call all of the doctors and dentists to find out which plans they would accept.  Disaster.  I cannot tell you how many times staff at the doctor's offices simply stated they take medicaid.  I would explain what is going on, and the response was always the same - "we take medicaid."  If the doctors failed to train their staff, the families were screwed.  But in another call to medicaid I was told they could tell you in which programs your PCP chose to enroll.  The medicaid people were ill prepared to help.

In one case we found a program in which  the specialist and the PCP were enrolled.  But the dentist is not enrolled in the program.  This means the family will have to change dentists - assuming the dentist's staff understood the question.

I asked the medicaid clerks, what parents were to do if they already have appointments with specialists who do not use the same coverage as the PCP.  I have one family whose PCP does not use any of the programs used by a key specialist.  We were told to either change the specialist or PCP.  Changing a PCP and specialist for a very sick child could prove costly for the child, and to be crude even the taxpayers.

None of this would be a problem if medicaid recipients had to use state owned clinics wherein the doctors, labs, and testing were all done at the state owned clinic.  When  the VA clinic in Harlingen got their MRI machine is was the most powerful MRI south of San Antonio, and in fact at the time more powerful than the MRI at the VA hospital in San Antonio.  The taxpayers are not paying profits into the coffers of doctors and corporations so that veterans can get MRI's.  The government owns and operates the MRI clinic.  The savings to the taxpayers is enormous.

The mess which is managed care for medicaid recipients will remain as is until the Republicans end their demand for corporate welfare.  It is not the government's job to insure corporations and doctors make profits. 

For now many families who use medicaid will find themselves without the specialists they need for their children for no better reason than incompetence at  the level of the medicaid office.   A simple computer program could have aligned patient and doctors.  This was well beyond the skill sets of the state employees who manage the medicaid program.

Monday, February 13, 2012


BROWNSVILLE VOICE ARCHIVES ON BISD

UPDATE:

I have put before the Texas Auditor's Fraud Section the Art Rendon settlement.  BISD through its attorney Arturo Michel has ordered a complete and total cover-up of the settlement documents.  I have made two requests for the document which specifically states how much was paid by BISD and how much my ACE insurance.  BISD has refused to answer the Open Records Request.  I requested the invoice for attorneys fees paid by BISD in the Art Rendon case.  BISD first delayed and the finally answer with the term "invoice is too vague to understand."  In both cases while refusing to respond to the Open Records request BISD has failed to file an objection with the Attorney General's office.

Being put before the Texas Auditors are the documents which show the million dollar plus payoff to Escobedo's brother by Rendon, Juarez and Lehmann just 15 days before Escobedo votes to give Rendon his job back.  Also going to the State Auditor is the TEA report which tore Art Rendon and Hector Gonzales  new rectums.  Based on the limited documents available it appears BISD illegally paid Art Rendon at least $50,000.

Also going to the Texas Auditors office is a separate complaint showing the fraud by the Escobedo, Longoria, Saavedra and Presas-Garcia in the Healthsmart lawsuit.  The AG is already being sued by Healthsmart to stop the release of a damning report in the Lubbock case.

Also going to the Texas Auditors office is a separate report on how Linebarger got its contract.
ARCHIVES

As I gather more research this archive will expand - but stay on this same page. Updates may be once a week or once a month. The first few days will see updates as I add more research regarding Presas-Garcia, Escobedo, Longoria, and Saavedra.


UPDATE: JOE ROD V. PRESAS-GARCIA

My analysis is based on reading the court pleadings. On January 17, 2012, Joe Rod through counsel filed a non-suit without prejudice to refile same. This means he can refile the lawsuit. The first thing I asked myself is, why was this not blasted all over the internet claiming Presas-Garcia kicked Joe Rod's ass. The answer is simple - she did not.

The pleadings indicate that a legal issue developed as to whether or not Presas-Garcia as a matter of law was part of the settlement when BISD paid Joe Rod separately from Presas-Garcia. But for Presas-Garcia's conduct in disclosing Joe Rod's information to Carlos Quintanilla, BISD never would have had to pay a penny.

My guess based on experience is the parties agreed to a gag order. Neither side is speaking. This is not unusual. The fact Joe Rod dismissed without prejudice means he believes he has something which could allow him to sue Presas-Garcia again, but individually.

A reader reminded me about Presas-Garcia's Aquatic center problems - I have added this under her name

[5] PRESAS-GARCIA ADMITS TO DEPOSITING BISD AQUATIC MONEY INTO PERSONAL ACCOUNT

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1-xChqOHjBn1ixAfSZQo9L0Hqb4tbq4hZv2zedgqgP6xgmggZIjnxjYBsWy8p&hl=en&pli=1

See page 23 of link for admission of conduct and her explanation for doing same.


PRESAS-GARCIA AND CARLOS QUINTANILLA

LEFT TO RIGHT, CARLOS QUINTANILLA, ENRIQUE ESCOBEDO, PAT LEHMANN, AND NOT SEEN RODRIGO MORENO

HECTOR GONZALES AND ART RENDON
[1] Email from Hector Gonzales to Carl Montoya verifying Gonzales and Montoya dropped the ball resulting in TEA findings against BISD after Art Rendon failed to act.

Dr. Montoya,

Please give me a complete report on this issue. Dr. Montoya I know that you and campus staff have already addressed the issue ;but, I need a full written report to insure Mr. Powers and any other persons with concerns that this issue was properly addressed.

Thanks,

H Gonzales
[2] TEA findings against Hector Gonzales which in large measure focuses in on Art Rendon's incompetence

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/18152524/Gonzales

BV's original analysis of TEA report

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2009/09/tea-findings-of-interest-against-hector.html

[3] Hector Gonzales meets with PAC before the election. See minute 53:35 of Rey Deposition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LNw2QuSWI

[4] Art Rendon, Antonio Juarez and Pat Lehmann orchestrate a contract worth more than a million dollars for Enrique Escobedo's brother Jaime and just days later Enrique Escobedo votes to reinstate Art Rendon, not withstanding the condemning report by the TEA against Art Rendon as included in the Hector Gonzales report.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/antonio-juarez-recommends-1057156.html


http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/antonio-juarez-recommends-1057156.html



HEALTHSMART

[1] The Healthsmart lawsuit

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/107472910/healthsmartlawsuit

[2] Understanding the Healthsmart Con Job.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/understanding-healthsmart-con-job-facts.html



[3] A Connect the Dots on Healthsmart

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/12/connect-dots-bisd-healhsmart-ted-parker.html

[4] FBI drops Healthsmart Investigation against Healthsmart and City of Lubbock Officials. Feb. 2. 2012. But key here in relationship to Brownsville is how Ted Parker did business.

See, http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/understanding-healthsmart-con-job-facts.html

¶ 109 - This paragraph contains the text message of Ted Parker which shows his use of inside information to be able to bid on the COL contract. The text message is not disputed. This is how Ted Parker does business, and it is fair to assume this is how he did business in Brownsville. Healthsmart continues to fight release of the Lubbock audit which shows it alleged wrongdoing. The matter is before both the Dallas and Travis county courts of appeal. Litigation between the City of Lubbock and Healthsmart remains pending.


DEFENBAUGH,

A HEALTHSMART AND JOHN BARR PLANT?

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/07/defenabugh-hired-gun-for-healhsmart-as.html

LINEBARGER

No candidate for BISD in November should have the support of the people unless they commit to suing Linebarger for paying off the current majority

THE BEST SCHOOL BOARD LINEBARGER COULD BUY

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-present-to-you-political-whores-of.html


PRESAS-GARCIA

[1] The secret cadillac

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/08/presas-garcias-cadillac-bv-has-rejected.html


[2] Demands BISD pays for Healthsmart's lawyer to be her own

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/understanding-healthsmart-con-job-facts.html


[3] The Mary Rey deposition tells the entire story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LNw2QuSWI

[4] DID PRESAS- GARCIA PUT HER SON UP TO TEXTING RICK ZAYAS HOMOPHOBIC STATEMENTS AND ABUSIVE TEXTS?

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/111553819/PRESAS-GARCIA3

[5] PRESAS-GARCIA ADMITS TO DEPOSITING BISD AQUATIC MONEY INTO PERSONAL ACCOUNT

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1-xChqOHjBn1ixAfSZQo9L0Hqb4tbq4hZv2zedgqgP6xgmggZIjnxjYBsWy8p&hl=en&pli=1

See page 23 of link for admission of conduct and her explanation for doing same.


MARY REY VIDEO TAPED DEPOSITION

[1] The Deposition

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/reys-video-taped-court-ordered-sworn.html


[2] Quintanilla's Text to Mary Rey on how to award Contracts

ENRIQUE ESCOBEDO
[1] The $1,057,156.90 contract to his brother Jaime before Escobedo votes to give Rendon his job back.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/antonio-juarez-recommends-1057156.html


Read the comments on the Sylvia Atkinson deal and see how readily they played people in claiming she was a Zayas plant.

[2] Texas Ethics Commission sanctions Escobedo for lying about who paid for his campaign ad.

www.ethics.state.tx.us/sworncomp/2009/290235.pdf




OPEN LETTER TO DR. LILY TERCERO

Dr. Lily Tercero
President Texas Southmost College,

A COMMUNITY COLLEGE VERSUS A UNIVERSITY

I know the difference between a community college because I taught at Houston Community College for three years, and have graduated UT El Paso, UT Arlington twice- MEd, and MA Political Science, and University of Houston - JD.

A community college is not a university. A community college has a mandate to prepare students for the university, provide job training, and continuing education. Its instructors should rise or fall on their ability to teach, and not on research, or publish or perish.

A community college classroom is smaller in size than a university classroom. A community college instructor teaches more than their subject matter. They also teach how to learn and test in a university environment. A community college instructor must assume the students do not know how to take notes, write essay exams, engage in critical thinking, or prepare for exams. A good instructor incorporates each of these things into their instruction. I did it as a government instructor without compromising the quality of instruction, so I know it can be done.

OUR NEED FOR JOB TRAINING

While it is important that our students be prepared to move on to the university, it is equally important that our students be trained for the modern workforce. In my view, the decision for mass education which grew out of the 60's was a mistake. The university is not for everyone. I graduated in 4 years with 151 credit hours. Today we are lucky to get students to graduate in 6 years with 124 credit hours. We must rethink the need for a 4 year degree, while also finding a way to include critical thinking and problem solving into basic job training programs.

More and more manufacturing is returning to the US because of robotics. I buy plastic, glass and socks all made in the US. How is this possible? Manufactures are moving to robotics as a substitute for manual labor. These are good paying jobs. Yes it is true Brownsville has no immediate need for such a workforce. This view is short sided. If we train our students in robotics, the manufacturing jobs will come. Until then our students will have the option of experiencing other places to live than Brownsville. This is part of growing up and a good thing.

It saddens me that our local leaders continue to fail to push Texas to make the growing of hemp easier. I personally think hemp has the potential to be a billion dollar industry. If this were to ever happen a trained workforce in robotics could prove key to massive economic growth in our area. Until then we must have the foresight to train our students for future jobs. Robotics is just one area where there is room for growth. http://www.industrialhemp.net/mfg.html

If our local leadership ever comes to understand the economic engine the airport can become we will need workers in aviation repair. For now our students can get the training locally and then move on to other cities. Again it is not a bad thing if our students have to move away after their job training. It will benefit Brownsville to have our students move away and then eventually come back with new ideas for Brownsville. In the meanwhile Brownsville will gain the reputation of producing quality workers in the area of robotics and aviation repair. It just may encourage a plant to relocate to Brownsville once they see what our students are doing for them in North Carolina, for example. Maybe it could mean a new automotive plant. As the economy improves new manufacturing plants will need to be built. Will Brownsville be ready?

INSTRUCTION

TSC must start from scratch. The UTB instructors are not prepared to teach at the community college level. If they are hired for TSC they will continue with the same failed teaching techniques which brought us to this point. In this job market PhD's and master degree candidates are a dime a dozen. There is no reason why TSC cannot use this unique opportunity in time to hire new instructors with fresh ideas.

All department heads must be qualified in the difference between a community college and university. The instructors must understand they are not being hired to teach at a university. They must be made to know there is no place for anyone at TSC who does not understand the difference between a community college and a university.

A community college instructor must assume the students do not know how to take notes, write essay exams, engage in critical thinking, or prepare for exams. A good instructor incorporates each of these things into their instruction. I did it as a government instructor without compromising the quality of instruction, so I know it can be done.

My students went on to be doctors, lawyers and scientists. My students learned, while most received an A or B in the course. This was not withstanding the fact I only gave essay exams including a comprehensive final. Students who could not write a sentence when they entered my classroom produced solid "A" final exams. How? We had a simple agreement, trust that I will teach you and not just judge you, and you will get an A while learning. My greatest sense of accomplishment would come semesters later when a student would tell me my note taking, studying and test preparation techniques are what got them through chemistry or biology. A real teacher can teach any subject.

TEXTBOOKS

In the area of social sciences there is no reason why the department chairs cannot create online textbooks which interact with their instruction. Using a government web page I created the following chapter in a government textbook. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/37935559/Texas

There is no reason why this cannot be done in every social science subject. This would create a great source of savings for the students. TSC can become a first rate and very affordable community college if we just put our minds to it.

SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

We known Brownsville has a lot of adults who never got the help they needed while at BISD. Some graduated, some did not. At issue for all of them is an inability to learn in a traditional setting. A community college has many mandates. A key mandate is job training. In order to meet this mandate for all the residents within the TSC taxing authority, TSC must hire a diagnostician to test adults for learning disabilities. Many possible findings could result in the adult being provided special accommodations in the classroom and in testing. No community through policy should relegate an entire class of its residents to poverty. Just because someone cannot learn through traditional methods does not mean they cannot learn. Everyone deserves a chance at meaningful job training.

One adult I tried to help did well in all of the prerequisite courses to go on to learn to be a radiologist. He had to start with a host of reading, writing and math courses before he could move on to regular courses. He cleared the basic medical training courses. But then came anatomy and physiology. This course is actually not very hard. With each lecture we prepared study cards. Before the test he could answer over 140 of the questions on the 150 index cards. These questions included how a cell forms. He was able to demonstrate a substantive understanding of the material well beyond answering the questions. He then took the test and got a 40 something. He cannot test with multiple choice exams. Had he been given an oral exam I am certain he would have received an "A."

The bottom line is, TSC must find a way to educate everyone who is truly willing to learn, regardless of learning style. Not everyone can be an engineer. But this does not mean we cannot find a way to provide job training to learning disabled adults. They can learn. Everyone deserves a chance at a good paying job. We must see this as a human right.

PART TWO ON WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Adela Garza


"I'M A MYTH WHO TRIED TO SCREW TCS -
BUT DID THE RIGHT THING
WHEN I COULD NOT GET WHAT
I WANTED FROM UT

"NOW I WANT TO BE YOUR CONGRESSWOMAN BASED ON LIES"
I am doing this special post which I prepared some time ago but did not post when I decided I was done blogging. The new Congressional maps make the 34th Congressional District a swing district. A strong well funded Republican can win the votes of independents if Villalobos gets the nod from the people. The good news for the Democrats is, if the Republicans put up Adela Garza Villalobos could still win.

Click below for map

http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/?PlanHeader=PLANc226

UPDATE ON MAP

Some of the minority groups would not sign off on the new map, so we are back to square one. It seems the April 3, primary is now in doubt, but who knows. But look at the map approved by some of the Latino groups - it is clear no one was at the table representing the Latino community of Cameron county. I am telling you the upstate Democrats do not care about Cameron county - except when they want our vote. How about not voting Democratic unless they restore the 34th Congressional District to be a compact district.


Adela Garza is either a complete idoit or con artist - only she knows the truth. She did not favor the TSC UTB divorce. She tried to get something from UTB and when UTB refused to meet her demands she voted for divorce. The hard core fact is, had Adela Garza's demands been met, TSC would have been given to UTB.

"Garza called for cautious evaluation of any future agreements, while Mendez cited figures supporting the possibility for TSC to go it alone."

"Garza said there was no need to separate, but it was important to “get the best deal for our community” and that she did not believe taxes would double if TSC and UTB separated, as has been rumored."

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/trustees-122947-college-night.html

For years the BV blogged about how the TSC students were being screwed in the classroom, especially in the medical profession program. The BV blogged the opinions of doctors who stated they could not pass the medical terminology course as it was then configured. Today students pass it by studying the old exams they either get for free from a friend or buy from other students. The entire program was designed to defraud the students to enroll in large numbers so UTB could get their federal financial aid and student loans, knowing all along only a handful of these students would move forward.

After the BV blogged about the joke which was the math tutors in the math lab, the tutors were actually ordered to do their job.

The computer science course has as its sole purpose - nothing. Students who took the same course in high school could not pass it at UTB. UTB bought a program which was filled with bad information, and tests which had incorrect answers or no correct answers. I remember taking some of the questions to Microsoft techs, only to learn none of their programs could do what the UTB textbook was representing they could do. I can go on and on.

TSC as a free standing community college is a great thing for our community. I personally hope no UTB instructors are hired at TSC. We need new department heads and new instructors. We need a new medical training program. TSC should make a firm decision that anyone associated with the UTB medical program cannot and should not be allowed to work for TSC.

In the social sciences all new staff must agree to work as a team to create online textbooks so as to save the students the cost of textbooks in the social sciences.

BUT I WANT TO BE CLEAR:

While it is a great thing TSC is now split from UTB, it is not because of Adela Garza - her own words prove she wanted to keep the two together.

"Garza said there was no need to separate, but it was important to “get the best deal for our community”

She wanted something from UT - had she got what she wanted she would have voted to destroy TSC. This woman is the kind of politician which makes Brownsville and Cameron county a joke. In future elections we must remember her own words and how close TSC came to being destroyed. Thank God UT did not give her what she wanted.

ADELA GARZA FOR CONGRESS IS A COMPLETE JOKE




Go to minute 2:44

"I am going to implement everything you have told me the last few years"

She makes the above statement after stating when she goes to DSC - our capital is Washington DC, or DC for short - not DSC.

This is the least of my problems. This woman is either a complete idiot or psychotic liar, only she knows the truth. There are 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 US Senators. None of the 535 members of Congress have any authority to implement anything. In fact it is illegal for a member of Congress to direct any US government office to do anything. The most a member of congress can do is send a letter to a congressional liaison for the particular federal agency asking that the constituent's concerns be addressed. That is it people - this is reality.

The president of the United States cannot force congress to pass his legislative agenda. Obama is powerless, but Adela Garza claims she will implement everything the people of the district has discussed with her.

Adela Garza is a complete and total joke and an embarrassment to the Republican Party.


Monday, February 6, 2012




CAMERON COUNTY IN 34TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Click below

http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/?PlanHeader=PLANc226

Friday, January 27, 2012



BROWNSVILLE VOICE ARCHIVES ON BISD

WORD OF THE DAY: EXTORTION - JUST SAYING

CLICK ON BALANCING THE ISSUES FOR LATEST DISCUSSION ON THE FAILURE OF THE PRESS


NEWSFLASH FOR BISD MORONIC TRUSTEES

Apparently the meeting was cancelled. I wanted to post this Wednesday, but I forgot before leaving for a night and day of testing at Valley Baptist in Harlingen.

If these moronic trustees give Linebarger what they want, it will give standing (the legal right to sue as the injured party) to anyone who has to pay the higher fee to sue the trustees and Linebarger for conspiracy to defraud the taxpayers through bribes. In fact if a lawyer waits until there are enough people caught up in the mess the lawyer could file a class action against the majority 4 and Linebarger.

But the bigger story is, why was Carl Montoya on the agenda? Also, as to the former principal at Oliviera - Barbosa - someone needs to find out why he was removed from Oliviera. In the case of the special needs child I helped when Barbosa was principal, I have to say Barbosa gets an A+ for his advocacy for this child. But a top level administrator told me a story about why Barbosa was removed. The real question may be - why was he not out right fired - assuming the story is true. If the story is not true, then we can assume his removal was political.

VILLALOBOS UPDATE:

See first comment attached to this post. In simple terms - if there is an indictment it has not been unsealed because the grand jury is waiting on more information before indicting a third person - just my view based on experience.

ARCHIVES

As I gather more research this archive will expand - but stay on this same page. Updates may be once a week or once a month. The first few days will see updates as I add more research regarding Presas-Garcia, Escobedo, Longoria, and Saavedra.




LEFT TO RIGHT, CARLOS QUINTANILLA, ENRIQUE ESCOBEDO, PAT LEHMANN, AND NOT SEEN RODRIGO MORENO

HECTOR GONZALES AND ART RENDON

[1] Email from Hector Gonzales to Carl Montoya verifying Gonzales and Montoya dropped the ball resulting in TEA findings against BISD after Art Rendon failed to act.

Dr. Montoya,

Please give me a complete report on this issue. Dr. Montoya I know that you and campus staff have already addressed the issue ;but, I need a full written report to insure Mr. Powers and any other persons with concerns that this issue was properly addressed.

Thanks,

H Gonzales
[2] TEA findings against Hector Gonzales which in large measure focuses in on Art Rendon's incompetence

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/18152524/Gonzales

BV's original analysis of TEA report

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2009/09/tea-findings-of-interest-against-hector.html

[3] Hector Gonzales meets with PAC before the election. See minute 53:35 of Rey Deposition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LNw2QuSWI

[4] Art Rendon, Antonio Juarez and Pat Lehmann orchestrate a contract worth more than a million dollars for Enrique Escobedo's brother Jaime and just days later Enrique Escobedo votes to reinstate Art Rendon, not withstanding the condemning report by the TEA against Art Rendon as included in the Hector Gonzales report.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/antonio-juarez-recommends-1057156.html



http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/antonio-juarez-recommends-1057156.html


HEALTHSMART

[1] The Healthsmart lawsuit

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/107472910/healthsmartlawsuit

[2] Understanding the Healthsmart Con Job.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/understanding-healthsmart-con-job-facts.html


[3] A Connect the Dots on Healthsmart

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/12/connect-dots-bisd-healhsmart-ted-parker.html


DEFENBAUGH,

A HEALTHSMART AND JOHN BARR PLANT?

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/07/defenabugh-hired-gun-for-healhsmart-as.html

LINEBARGER

No candidate for BISD in November should have the support of the people unless they commit to suing Linebarger for paying off the current majority

THE BEST SCHOOL BOARD LINEBARGER COULD BUY

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-present-to-you-political-whores-of.html


PRESAS-GARCIA

[1] The secret cadillac

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/08/presas-garcias-cadillac-bv-has-rejected.html


[2] Demands BISD pays for Healthsmart's lawyer to be her own

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/understanding-healthsmart-con-job-facts.html


[3] The Mary Rey deposition tells the entire story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LNw2QuSWI

[4] DID PRESAS- GARCIA PUT HER SON UP TO TEXTING RICK ZAYAS HOMOPHOBIC STATEMENTS AND ABUSIVE TEXTS?

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/111553819/PRESAS-GARCIA3

MARY REY VIDEO TAPED DEPOSITION

[1] The Deposition

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/reys-video-taped-court-ordered-sworn.html


[2] Quintanilla's Text to Mary Rey on how to award Contracts


ENRIQUE ESCOBEDO
[1] The $1,057,156.90 contract to his brother Jaime before Escobedo votes to give Rendon his job back.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/antonio-juarez-recommends-1057156.html


Read the comments on the Sylvia Atkinson deal and see how readily they played people in claiming she was a Zayas plant.

[2] Texas Ethics Commission sanctions Escobedo for lying about who paid for his campaign ad.

www.ethics.state.tx.us/sworncomp/2009/290235.pdf

Monday, January 23, 2012



BROWNSVILLE VOICE ARCHIVES ON BISD

VILLALOBOS' CAMPAIGN AND ATTORNEY TIED TO EDDIE LUCIO CATEGORICALLY DENY CLAIMS OF INDICTMENT

As of this moment there are no public documents filed in court which verify the allegation. But court house sources claim the allegations have been active round the court house since before Montoya published his claims.

LINK TO DOJ NEWS RELEASE FOR JANUARY 26, 2012

http://www.justice.gov/usao/txs/
I find the lack of federal filings interesting. But I also find Villalobos failure to issue a denial on his facebook page also interesting. Let's assume what we have here is an out of control rumor which started at the court house and ended up on the internet. What would a competent campaign do? Post a denial on their facebook page. No such denial exists.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Armando-Villalobos-for-Congress/222593757782353

If this is an out of control false story, Armando Villalobos is not making things better by failing to issue a denial on his facebook page. Someone needs to tell him to issue a public denial, instead of through sources.

SPECIAL UPDATE:

In a day or two I will move the Brownsville Voice Archives on BISD to be by itself - but for now because Villalobos has been key in keeping the corruption at BISD covered up, I am going to make a post here.



VILLALOBOS AND EDDIE LUCIO (NOT POLITICIANS) REPORTEDLY INDICTED

When I read this on Montoya's page the first thing I did was check the service I use for a copy of the indictment. As of this moment the federal clerk has not yet uploaded it for public viewing.

There appears to be confusion about Eddie Lucio. His office is in Brownsville not Austin, according to the State Bar. Years ago I found out he relocated to Brownsville when I met the realtor who sold him his house. I have no idea where people get the idea he is out of Austin.

BUT I have checked with a source who would know and the story is true. It is my understanding either Villalobos or Lucio or both are negotiating their arrest through counsel.

HERE IS THE KICKER

Several years ago I sued FBI Director Mueller to compel him to indict Villalobos and Limas, along with others. Attorneys for FBI Director Mueller called the allegations against Villalobos and Limas
fanciful." The trial judge found that the claims could not be proven and dismissed the lawsuit. The corrupt trial judge found I failed to produce evidence to support any of the claims. This was an outright lie.

After the Limas indictment, the court of appeals authorized me to pursue a fraud on the court claim against the judge and the US Attorneys office, along with FBI Director Mueller. At that point I had to drop it I was too sick. I am anemic without explanation or treatment, I am fatigued all of the time, and as my friends say always seem to be short of breath. I made a decision to say enough is enough and my health must come first.

The above is why I was shocked the FBI called me in to learn how I knew Villalobos and De La Garza had both been indicted. (CORRECTION: SHOULD NOT READ INDICTED, but served with subpoenas) You have SS Officer Mueller calling me a liar while you have his agents coming to me for information.

I have contacted a law firm who specializes in suing the FBI. There will be no suit. We are going to pursue a full Inspector General investigation against the US Attorneys who lied in court, and FBI Director Mueller.

I tell this story because people need to know just how corrupt the FBI really is. Mueller has no problem lying in federal proceedings. If he feels immune from accountability in federal proceedings when his office authorizes lies, how can we as a nation trust him to enforce the law?

I AM PROUD OF THE MONEY I SPENT

I do not regret one penny of the money it cost me to force the FBI's hand. I am certain it was several thousand dollars between air fare and filings. This same effort is going into insuring indictments at BISD.

We must now demand that whomever Commissioners Court appoints as the interim DA agrees to bring perjury charges against Carlos Quintanilla. We are still within limitations for both misdemeanor and felony perjury charges.

I CAN ASSURE MY READERS

I am working behind the scenes to bring more indictments. Right now I am waiting on a third party to provide me information. Once I have confirmation and the supporting document I will present it to the FBI in Dallas which is part of the Lubbock investigation into Healthsmart.

ORIGINAL POST
If one word can ever be used to describe me, it is utility. It is not enough that something has utility if there is an alternative which has even greater utility. I laugh at the politicians who pay the cyber politiqueras because in the larger scheme of things, the blog readership is not high enough to impact an election. I would submit Dominquez, and Begum are going to pay a price for their hiring of Montoya. Benavides has no real opponent, and Villalobos is just plain stupid. Nether of the former will lose enough votes to change the result, but the two latter may have sunk themselves. Now I do not fault Montoya - he figured a way to make a buck on the delusions of morons. Go Montoya - Montoya by no means is the problem. On the JP race just vote for anyone but Begum or Erin Garcia - we can sort it out in the run-offs.

My point being, compared to what I am working on behind the scenes, the utility of running a blog is negligible. But I do need the diversion of politics - in that with my friends I have a no politics discussion policy. I hope I have found a healthy balance in Balancing the Issues. I hope people will read Balancing the Issues - it is really a place for me to exercise my brain.

As I gather more research this archive will expand - but stay on this same page. Updates may be once a week or once a month. The first few days will see updates as I add more research regarding Presas-Garcia, Escobedo, Longoria, and Saavedra.



LEFT TO RIGHT, CARLOS QUINTANILLA, ENRIQUE ESCOBEDO, PAT LEHMANN, AND NOT SEEN RODRIGO MORENO

HEALTHSMART

[1] The Healthsmart lawsuit

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/107472910/healthsmartlawsuit

[2] Understanding the Healthsmart Con Job.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/understanding-healthsmart-con-job-facts.html


[3] A Connect the Dots on Healthsmart

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/12/connect-dots-bisd-healhsmart-ted-parker.html

DEFENBAUGH,

A HEALTHSMART AND JOHN BARR PLANT?

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/07/defenabugh-hired-gun-for-healhsmart-as.html

LINEBARGER

No candidate for BISD in November should have the support of the people unless they commit to suing Linebarger for paying off the current majority

THE BEST SCHOOL BOARD LINEBARGER COULD BUY

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-present-to-you-political-whores-of.html

PRESAS-GARCIA

[1] The secret cadillac

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/08/presas-garcias-cadillac-bv-has-rejected.html

[2] Demands BISD pays for Healthsmart's lawyer to be her own

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/understanding-healthsmart-con-job-facts.html

[3] The Mary Rey deposition tells the entire story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LNw2QuSWI
MARY REY VIDEO TAPED DEPOSITION

[1] The Deposition

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/reys-video-taped-court-ordered-sworn.html

[2] Quintanilla's Text to Mary Rey on how to award Contracts



ENRIQUE ESCOBEDO

[1] The $1,057,156.90 contract to his brother Jaime before Escobedo votes to give Rendon his job back.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2010/10/antonio-juarez-recommends-1057156.html

Read the comments on the Sylvia Atkinson deal and see how readily they played people in claiming she was a Zayas plant.

[2] Texas Ethics Commission sanctions Escobedo for lying about who paid for his campaign ad.

www.ethics.state.tx.us/sworncomp/2009/290235.pdf