Monday, September 30, 2013

 
 
BUC, MARCH PRIMARIES,
BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION,
 AND COMMISSIONERS COURT


BUC TO ENDORSE ERIC GARZA

I have already been approach by a BUC member trying to feed me dirt on Rosie Sheldon-Sotelo.  It was made clear to me Eric Garza will receive their endorsement.  We do not even know who all of the candidates are and the BUC has already decided who they will endorse.  Their only standard is Eric enjoys the motorcycle rides and sitting around eating sausage and drinking beer.

For me an endorsement by the BUC is the fastest way to not get my vote.  Those in the community in the know, know they are the most corrupt group in Brownsville.  They never issue endorsements based on what is best for Brownsville and its citizens,  It is about settling scores with everyone and anyone who does not cave to their demands.  The other choice is - simply endorse your fellow bike riders.

To be fair, people tied to Rosie's campaign have tried to feed me garbage on Eric.  I will tell Eric exactly what I told this Rosie supporter - keep the personal out of this election.  It will not end well.  Someone will be elected, but reputations will be damaged - and Eric - based on what I have read - you have a lot more to lose than Rosie.  I know the BUC - they will get dirty and as unethical as imaginable.  The BUC will end up helping to defeat Eric Garza.

MARCH PRIMARIES

The good news is the politiqueras are basically dead in terms of harvesting mail-ballots.  The candidates better be mindful that this is another federal election.  While Congressman Vela may not have an opponent [ this may change] he will still be on the ballot.

What we really need is a video educating the seniors about the mail-ballots and being driven to polling places.  Unfortunately, unless someone donates the money for a professionally done video, commissioner court will never fund such a video.  Remember the Democrats control commissioners court.  The Democrats will be looking for new ways to manipulate the vote and the last thing they want is an educated group of seniors who know their rights when being driven to the polls.  This is sad.

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

Rick Longoria loves to post nonsense on the Internet complaining about Mayor Martinez.  But the second he can actually use his power as a city commissioner to take action he runs.  There is nothing on the city agenda for Tuesday to deal with the Diane Dillard affair.  This story is still developing.  There is more to come.  For now, the story is on hold until the AG rules on the open records.  The AG will order most of the records released - but then Tony will order that the city sue the AG to prevent release of the documents.  The city commission will sit back and do nothing.  No one up for reelection come 2015, should be reelected.  Their complicity with Tony Martinez needs to be the cornerstone issue come 2015.  Tony Martinez will be able to use his millions and friends to get reelected.  You cannot say the same for Longoria and Jessica Tetreau.

COMMISSIONERS COURT

The best hope for Brownsville is commissioner court moving the county forward as a metroplex - such as happened in McAllen and Hidalgo county.  That is not going to happen.  There is simply too much division and backstabbing on commissioners court for them to be able to work together to accomplish this goal.  Nothing is coming out of commissioners court to indicate a vision of anything or moving Cameron county forward.

Harlingen is out best option for further development in the area.  Harlingen will get a big part of the medical school which will mean big development.  As part of the medical school deal Cameron and Hidalgo county must agree to a property tax for a hospital district.  The only way this will work is if the hospital is built right on the border between the two counties.  Again this will mean more development for Harlingen.  In time Harlingen will also get the VA hospital. 

I hate to say it, but Harlingen is now the best bet for a metroplex with Harlingen as its center.  If Harlingen ever decides to build a toll road from US77/IH69 to its airport, Harlingen will own the county, and Brownsville's airport will close. 

If you are betting on Cameron county, you need to now be looking to Harlingen to see how they manage their impending growth.  Brownsville will be left behind again.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does BUC stand for? Who are the members of the BUC?

BobbyWC said...

See added graphic

Anonymous said...

The Association of Brownsville Educators is no longer associated with BUC. This was Albert Alegria's baby and he resigned from AOBE. AOBE had either an ad announcing their disassocition in the Herald or they put it on their face book page.

BobbyWC said...

Thanks, the thing about the BUC is they are almost a secret society - they do very little to promote themselves other than to give endorsements

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Take a look at a map. The only reason the so-called and misnamed Valley exists is because of Mexico. And, not just Mexico but today Monterrey is the driving economic force. Why do you think McAllen has twice the economy of Brownsville? Because they were smart enough to go after that market. There are single families in Monterrey that have more wealth than the entire population of Brownsville. Brownsville and Cameron County lost out a long time ago. They were big in the 19th century.

BobbyWC said...

Thanks for adding to the discussion - Monterrey is clearly a big factor in the development of McAllen. But it too vision and smarts on the part of the leaders in McAllen and the business community to make it happen

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

It's just like our "the glass is half empty" Cameron County judge and commissioners to table a great wind farm deal. EVEN Willacy has one. This is how we lost Bass Pro Shops to Harlingen. We didn't want to give a tax break to a company that would have greatly benefited Btown. Nope no tax breaks to grow the county and infrastructure. Instead no huge outdoor retailer providing jobs, people now go toHarlingen to eat out, shop (when was the last time that happened). Our leaders would rather have 100% of no pie than 10% of a very large pie. Typical small ball CC mind sets. Pisses me of to no end that we the voters don't entice commissioners with actual business acumen to lead instead of people that owe appalling amounts of taxes, people who have never taken a business class and illiterates to govern and run our judicial system. We certainly have more bozos in CC than backwoods Kentucky. Maybe "turtleman" can come run for office and save us. "Yeeeee yeeeee yeeee"
Sorry for the rant Bobby, but it flabbergasts me that even amongst ongoing Federal indictments and investigations it doesn't slow down these greedy slime balls.

BobbyWC said...

I totally agree - I asked Commissioners Court to endorse the federal House Bill legalizing Hemp - the LRGV was made for Hemp - Kentucky sees the writing on the wall concerning tabaco and sees hemp as a replacement crop - dems and repubs worked together in Kentucky to make this happen

But not here in Cameron county - nothing - absolutely nothing.

Cascos is in a lot of trouble if he does not denounce the Republicans over the shutdown - with the anger which will come with the shut down I believe any Democrat can beat him - and this is sad - but the feckless leadership coming from Commissioners court and its absolute resusal to define a future or a model for growth now makes them look as bad as the COB - without Harlingen guaranteed growth with the medical school - Cameron county would have nothing to look forward to for growth.

It is beyond sad - but what is even more sad is the people challening the incumbents have yet to put any ideas on the table - so we are screwed

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Agreed,
It's a shameful result of gerrymandering and coockoo (sp) extremist right wingers. Cascos MUST, MUST, MUST denounce. But will he?
This should get the Dems the House back and stop some of the cock blocking that has held America back for almost 5 years.
On the hemp issue, one would think that if that were acceptable ANYWHERE it would be Cameron County. These knuckle heads should be bending over backwards to promote and grow the County. The Bass Pro Shops deal fell on the then Mayor and City Commission as well. One of the then city commissioners told me "they don't want to pay any taxes wtf" I had a rather nasty exchange with that particular individual about economics and how it would benefit not only Brownsville but the county. Our new slogan "We don't expect corruption, We demand it" should include not expecting ignorance but demanding it as well.

Anonymous said...

As much as I hate to admit it, what you said is absolutely right