Thursday, July 31, 2014


Mom is on the left about one year before she died - then mi abuelita doña Panchita and mi tia Angelita. 


My long term readers know I use August 1st as the day to encourage women to seek knowledge about heart health. Know your body - if you know something is wrong see a doctor. If he tells you all is fine and you know something is wrong - see another doctor.  When in comes to women and heart health sexism still rules how women are treated.

I do not do this story every year because I think about mom's passing.  Life is what it is.  But I think she would happy to know I use this day to encourage women to empower themselves about heart health.

She was the mom who made gallo pinto [refried rice and little red beans] for all of our friends. A friend of the family who died very young wife told a great story at her husband's funeral.  She said when Bruce got to heaven mom would be waiting with a plate of gallo pinto. 

I remember one neighbor complaining that mom left too early on Sunday to take us to the beach or somewhere else.  You see, back then as many kids who could fit in the station wagon were allowed to go with us.  This neighbor's kids got out of church after we were gone.  Our church got out early.  It was always odd to me that mom was the bad person for not waiting on her kids to get out of church, but she was the good mom for relying on my mom to keep her kids entertained.

She was a good mom - she was a mom - she taught me a rule I live by until this day.  I do not eat until all of my guests are fully served and have enough.  If I made too little then I eat what is left.  Mom always ate last - mom's make sure their kids are fed first.

Anyway two years ago while in NY taking care of my sister for a week after her lung cancer surgery [second hand by the way] I learned the rest of the story about how mom died.

I was in Panama when my cousin returned from NY to tell me mom was sick.  I took the bus back to Managua, Nicaragua and caught the Miami flight and then on to NY.  I was with her in the car when she had what today we would call a TIA [ mini-stroke].  She spent 10 days in the hospital with a so called clean bill of health.  Once the doctors told me she was okay I returned to El Paso for the second summer session.  My summer in Central and South America had been cancelled. 

A few days later I got the call that she had died.  She came home from bingo complaining of chest pain and arm pain.  They took her by ambulance to Nassau County Medical Center.  The quack looked at her previous medical records and diagnosed her with female hysteria and admitted her to the psych ward.  Just about the time they got her in her gown she threw up.  About the time they finished changing her my sister went home.  By the time she got home the call  had  come mom had died from a massive heart attack.  We later learned the fluid around the heart crushed her heart.  There was noting left of her heart.

I did not know about the psych ward part until two years ago.  I am still baffled why the family did not sue for malpractice.

My bigger point is, doctors are wrong and they dismiss women as being mentally ill if they as doctors cannot explain the cause of the chest pains.

Every year young wealthy actors die of heart disease because they dismiss the symptoms because of their youth.  I caught my heart disease very young.  I listened to my body.  My blood pressure is perfect.  My lipids are all now very, very low, and my blood sugar is great.  It is not what you see on the outside Dr. Gowen which matters, it is what is happening on the inside.


Several years ago the VA paid to have me see a local cardiologist.  I can say without hesitation that two sisters have proven beyond any doubt the stress test with nuclear dye is worthless.  One died 24 hours after a normal test, another has had 4-5 heart attacks within 24 hours after normal stress tests.  If the stress test with nuclear dye is your doctor's test of choice - get a different doctor.  One sister's last cardiac event came after they took her off all of her medicine because everything was normal due to the weight loss caused by the radiation pills she takes as part of her post cancer surgery regiment. So even with normal lipids and blood pressure you can have a heart attack.  After a normal stress test, while in the emergency room with a heart attack a basic chest x-ray caught the lung cancer.

Anyway, my PCP and I summarily dismissed the report of the local cardiologist because the patient summary he included in his report was for a patient other than me.  I never actually saw the quack - you just see assistants. 

The VA has given me a voucher to see a cardiologist, but I refuse to see anyone in the LRGV - all I ever hear are horror stories - I  refuse to waste taxpayer money on another quack. Besides I do not believe the problem is with the heart.

But ladies here is the scoop - DO NOT ALLOW THE DOCTOR TO DISMISS YOU

Stay at it until you find a doctor who believes you are having chest pains.  Then keep on going back until they can explain the cause of the chest pains. 

No women should ever again have to suffer the indignity suffered by my mother because of gender bias by cardiologists. 


Oh, dinner on Thursday - gallo pinto, handmade corn tortilla's - no machine - I use my hands and a Nicaraguan pork dish.  August 1st is a day of celebration for her life and strength in raising 7 kids by herself after daddy died in 63'.  Trust me she experienced the bigotry which comes from being a single Latina with 7 kids.  But she never gave up.  The day I took her to Nassau County Medical Center I was proud of all of the signs in Spanish and English.  She fought with every bone in her body to make that happen and it did.  Those signs are an important part of her lasting legacy.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014


First and foremost this is happening nationwide.  There is nothing local about what is happening in Cameron county with the Republican Party.  We are talking outright war between the Tea Party, and Corporatists and more traditional Republicans.

It had been my intent to attend Thursday's hearing, but the plumber is coming between 9 and 12 on Thursday.  It is a great story.  My home warranty insurance company paid to have the current air conditioning system installed for the previous owner.  It was improperly installed and has caused mold problems.  Those I have fixed and under control.  The insurance company not only refuses to honor its warranty of work for companies they hire, they are now refusing to honor the policy outright.  I have coverage for plumbing and air conditioning.  But because the repair involves both it is considered a remodel issue and there is no coverage.  They will eventually spend $50,000 in attorneys fees over my $260 expense to reroute the air conditioning drainage line.

Anyway, I cannot be at the hearing.


Lawyers are basically idiots.  Every contract and every settlement agreement should have a mutual draft clause. They do not. This means both sides equally participated in the drafting of the agreement.  This is important because when a contract is vague it is construed against the person who drafted it.  So if their is a mutual drafting clause and a dispute occurs later on, the contract cannot be construed against one party based on vagueness.

In the case of Frank Morris, there was no other party involved in what he wrote.  It is possibly vague.  He did say if he needs to he will write a separate resignation for his new term.   This leaves in doubt whether in his mind his letter of resignation included his existing and new term.  As such it could be construed against him.

 In terms of turning in the keys etc - meaningless to the case.  If Judge McDonald even considers the language he will be reversed.  Frank Morris clearly resigned his then current term.  As such he had no choice but to turn in the keys and take his name off of the accounts.  It meant nothing in terms of his new term which had yet to begin.

His later letter may act as a clarification which could save him from any claim that he caused the vagueness thereby causing his  resignation to be construed against him.

It comes down to a simple question - is Frank Morris's resignation as to his new term vague?  If it is not then his resignation cannot be construed against him.  In his original resignation he does not state he was resigning for the term which had yet to commence.  Based on this simple fact I do not see how any judge can construe his resignation of his current term to include his future term. 

Mind you, it could be construed as vague and if it is Frank loses. 

Inasmuch as I have not seen any of the documents first hand I will make no prediction.  I just wanted to give some insight into how these documents are construed.


I have said this many times, I am a patient man.  Since before moving to Brownsville nearly 10 years ago, I along with many others pushed as hard as we could to obtain Commissioner Price's indictment.  When you read the indictment you see this took them 14 years.  The FBI can be slow.  They actually encourage criminal conduct by taking so long.  They knew for more than 10 years of his criminal conduct but allowed him to continue just so they could stack up the number of counts.  Isn't that a wonderful system.

I am a patient man.  I know the FBI.  It may take them 10 years to nail some of the people who still need nailing in Cameron county, but it will happen.

You can review the Price indictment here.  It is long - it is a lesson in patience and just how the FBI actually allows for criminal conduct for years just so they can increase the number of counts against the alleged defendant.  Anyone - please tell me how this helps us the victims of public corruption?  It does not, which is why the FBI is really the problem and cause for most of the public corruption.

Let's begin with the nonsense.  I am working on stories, but I cannot force people to comply with the law.  Sometimes I just abandon open records requests because it is not worth the effort.

The summer can be slow on the blogs. People are on vacation so sources are hard to get ahold of.  Right now a lot of people are remaining silent out of fear they may say something related to the politiqueras.  Most elected officials are anxious to get their BS on the blogs.  They like the BV because they know if I accept it there is no cost.  But when you reject enough BS they stop calling.

The other day a woman told me she was sent to me by an unknown elected official because I could be trusted to get to the  truth.  While I believe the woman's story is 100% truthful and merits a criminal investigation, I do not have time to review well over a thousand pages of documents to unfold the story.  And the reality is, the story was sent to me because it would benefit the politician who referred the woman and not for some altruist motivation to make Cameron county a better place. - Finally they did not want to pay Montoya.  If they want the story out there they will need to pay Montoya - the story is good - the criminal conduct is real - but I am not going to put my life aside to review so many documents.


His post on Rene Oliviera yesterday was filler he needed to create because sources are silent right now.  Limitations is 2 years so this couple has no right to sue - period.  Beyond there being an accident I have never been able to verify any part of his story.  In fact his entire story is mostly quoting anony's posting on his blog.  I do not doubt there was an accident. Beyond that I doubt most of the remaining part of the story.  For example unless Rene paid cash for the car- there had to have been insurance because the bank requires it and if you do not buy it the  bank buys it for you and makes it part of your payment.

I suspect the insurance company quietly settled with a confidentiality agreement which is why the couple cannot claim having been paid.

The entire story was a repeat of old unverified anony posts - why? - the summer is slow and sources are scarce.  Olivera has no chance of not being reelected.  An old story does nothing to him.

No one wants Oliviera gone more than me.  He and I have been going at it for some 12 years - long before I moved here.  He is highly disliked by many Mexican American organizations and I was always there for them when they had issues with him.

Getting rid of Oliviera is not even a challenge.  He orchestrated the multi-million dollar theft of rent money from TSC and he was sanctioned for his actions in the Villalobos case.  Any qualified Latina with the money can kick his ass from one end of Texas to the other.  That would give me great pleasure.


Really, do any of you idiots believe the politiqueras, four of which are represented by Masso, are talking?  I want them to talk.  But here is the problem.  Because Masso is their counsel the investigators must notify him even if his client walks in voluntarily.  They would have to fire Masso on their own before they could talk to an investigator, and then they would have no skills to negotiated immunity.

On Facunda and Beatrice Garcia that is another story.  They are being worked in terms of finding out who they worked for and who paid them.  I am hoping they already cut a deal with the AG.


The sole source that Space X chose Brownsville was the Florida Space Agency.  Since their announcement Musk has had enough time to formally make the announcement.  I think the Florida Space Agency intentionally put out a bogus story as a way of telling Mush, "we are done negotiating - take it or leave it," and Musk panicked. 

Brownsville may still get Space X, but at best I think we remain just a pawn between Florida and Space X.  Also with Space X in court with the US government making enemies of them it is not all that certain they will get the government launches they want.  Without these launches Brownsville will not need the 12,000 runway.

I think with Florida and the feds, Musk overplayed his cards. 

Monday, July 28, 2014


When it comes to history and archeology I am a big time geek.  This story has so much too it.  Did you know Ellis Island and Liberty Island were formed  from landfills to handle early NYC trash.  Well apparently the coastal area of Manhattan was also used as landfills to handle trash.  The speculation is this ship was sunk to help create the landfill thereby enlarging Manhattan island.

"Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more, the ship was perhaps made from the same kind of white oak trees used to build parts of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed, according to the study published this month in the journal Tree-Ring Research."

Click for full Article

Beneath NYC in the original subway tunnels from the late 1800's there are entire homeless communities living.  There are old stations with magnificent murals.  The public has no access to them because the city has never seen fit to create the tourist attraction.  So by using old access tunnels thousands of homeless people live in these old tunnels.

NYC is a living piece of archeology which needs to be explored.


Lets begin with the person who is suppose to enforce the law -Luis Saenz.

BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office appears to be conducting an inquiry into information that surfaced during the recent trial of ex-DA Armando R. Villalobos.
This is learned from a request to the federal court by DA Luis V. Saenz’s office for a transcript of the testimony of attorney Oscar de la Fuente Jr."

The above article is over a year old.  Saenz has had a year to indict Oscar de la Fuente based on his confession in federal court - nothing - absolutely nothing.  Saenz will not even indict people who confess so long as they play his game.  But god forbid you refuse to play as a vindictive prick he will ban you from press conferences and convince a grand jury to indict you on ham sandwich type evidence.  Let us not forget the criminal charges he brought against Josefina Canales for calling Yolanda Begum a fake.  He lost that one, and Joe Schneider with the FBI was assigned to investigate the alleged $6,000 bribe by Alex Begum to Luis Saenz to get the criminal charges filed against Josefina Canales.

The BV broke the story about how Tony Martinez failed to file the conflict of interest form during the Casa de Nylon purchase.  [Its sale will be on the next city agenda] His law firm was representing the seller.  This is a slam dunk criminal case, and Saenz does nothing - well unless you are a middle class female from a small city then he will put the full force of his office against you for the same crime - but millionaire men are immune.

The BV broke the story a full 8 months before any other blogger was even capable of understanding the issue.  The city of Brownsville allows for the spending of less than $35,000 by the city without city commission consent or even knowledge.  This inept city commission has not only not stopped Tony Martinez's reckless spending, they have gone along with it when allowed to vote on matters.

The BV, and only the BV has now documented through emails the conspiracy to destroy TSC headed by Tony Martinez and Rose Gowen at the city level.  They used the under $35,000 rule to hire the wife of federal judge Andrew Hanen to carry out the conspiracy.  Yea, like anyone is going to open a criminal investigation which leads to federal judge Hanen calling a meeting in his home offering TSC trustees to mediate the problems at the same time his wife was conspiring against TSC.  He should be impeached.

He has a corrupt DA in his back pocket to insure criminal conduct is not prosecuted.  He involved the wife of a federal judge to keep the DOJ under control and he orchestrates certain votes for certain city commissioners in exchange for their silence and support.

Long ago this city commission could have ended the Diane Dillard affaire.  They chose not to.  Every commissioner was informed the decision to object to the release of documents the AG eventually ordered released to me belong to them, and not Tony Martinez.  Every city commissioner refused to act to protect their rights.

I know of several votes wherein in exchange for silence and cooperation city commissioners got what they wanted.  Tony Martinez is the deal maker.  He goes to the city commissioner and offers to insure they have the votes they need for what they want.  The city commissioner then plays along with Tony.

Yes, Tony is behind what is happening - but it is the city commission playing along so they can get what they want. 

I would personally walk with my cane all of Brownsville with any well organized group willing to bust their chops to seek a recall election of the entire city commission and Tony Martinez.  But I know the people - they whine then wine and then go to sleep.


It is way too early to know where this storm is headed.   For now, we just keep an eye on it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Villalobos case was taken from the US Attorney for the Southern District and given to Republican hack Pittman who then proceeded to keep out any discussion concerning James Dannenbaum.  Dannenbaum's company oversaw the $21 million non-existent bridge at the Port of Brownsville.
James Dannenbaum is a big time donor to Republicans and Republican causes.
Pittman got the job as US Attorney in the first place as a blackmail on Obama - No US Attorneys in Texas if Pittman not nominated for the Western District.
This endless use of corruption to select federal judges is far worse than anything Villalobos ever did.  You will never see these stories in the mainstream press because they fear the federal judges.
Sad how fear defines newsworthy.
With Republican Senators attacking federal judges left and right over gay marriage and running on anti-gay agenda's, why are they not threatening a filibuster of this open gay candidate?  Answer, the hopelessly corrupt Senator John Cornyn has assured his peers Pittman will run cover for Republicans on command.

It is time we accept judicial activism defines the Roberts Court and stop pretending otherwise.  You know what, you cannot reverse a pending botched execution?  The Cruel and Unusual Punishment suffered by the executed inmate during the process, is not subject to reversal.  What you can reverse after full review of the case is the order to stop the execution.
Another thing you cannot reverse is the emotional damage done to couples who are being told they have a constitutional right to marry, but then being told they have to wait up to two years for the Supreme Court to agree with all of the appellate and trial ruling in favor of equality in marriage.  You can reverse the marriages and void them.
What both of these cases show is the US Supreme Court for ideological reasons has abandon the irreparable injury rule needed before they will intervene in a case prior to a formal Petition for Writ of Certiorari [the actual formal appeal], in favor of ideology. 
The Arizona death penalty case is the most egregious and clearly shows how ideology now trumps well established law.
"(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a stay of execution for an Arizona inmate who had sued the state demanding more information about the drugs that will be used in the lethal injection procedure he faces."  This is dated July 22, 2012
"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday."
This is not about the death penalty.  It is clearly constitutional.  The issue is, the appellate court stopped the execution so this man's lawyers could develop the case that the drugs Arizona wanted to use were bad.  The evidence is now undisputed - the drugs were bad and all executions were halted.
Had the Supreme Court followed its own long held rule that without an irreparable injury it would not get involved in a case until the appeal formally reached the court, the torture this man suffered never would have happened.
The juridical methodology employed by the Court in Applications for Stay is well established.  The Court ignored their own rule in favor of an ideological result.  The Faux conservatives remain silent because the result serves their ideology.  There is nothing more dangerous to our liberties than a judicially active Supreme Court ignoring it long held rules in favor of an ideological result.  Nothing now stops this majority from doing anything it wants in an arbitrary and capricious way.
Judge after judge, even at  the appellate level has found marriage inequality is unconstitutional.  The ideologically driven Court has chosen without any irreparable injury finding for the States to reverse on an interim basis every trial and appellate decision on the issue.  To do this they used the rarely used Application for Stay Pending Appeal to the Court of Appeals or Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
These couples can never get back the time they lost waiting.  If the states win, all of the marriages are voided and the state suffers no injury.
In some ways the contempt for law and our liberties is even more egregious in the marriage equality cases.  We know we have the votes to win the issue at the Supreme Court level.  So why did the Supreme Court issue an order of stay to stop all gay marriages in the involved states? 
The answer is simple - deal making.  These scumbags who have nothing but contempt for our constitution - and this means all 9 justices [there's a joke lol].  In deference to Associate Justice Kennedy even the so called Liberals are remaining silent on this one.  Why?  Associate Justice Kennedy is using his swing vote power to satisfy the conservatives so he can get them to deal with him on close cases, and the liberals are remaining silent because they too need to accommodate Associate Justice Kennedy.  What a wonderful way to deal with human rights.  Both sides need Associate Justice Kennedy so both sides play his little power game to the detriment of our human  rights.
Every scholar of U.S. Supreme Court juridical methodology knows this is happening, but out of fear of being denied access to the Court they remain silent.  Fear of retaliation for their mythical free speech keeps them silent.
Russell Elementary History
1916 was a busy year for  school construction in Brownsville, Texas.  The second of three schools to be built that year was the West Brownsville School.  This school would later be named for Brownsville teacher Emaline B. Russell.  
Records show that Mrs. Russell, though an already experienced teacher, received a  country certificate to teach in 1912, four years before West Brownsville school opened.
She was both principal and classroom teacher at West Brownsville School for 26 years.  In gratitude for her many years of faithful service, the name of West Brownsville School was changed to Russell Elementary School in her honor.

Friday, July 25, 2014


"Sgt. Wayne Rubio with the Office of the Texas Attorney General filed the complaint that"


In the Informations which follow the officer signing off on the complaint is Sgt Wayne Rubio who according to the above source works for the AG, not Saenz.  The Information clearly shows Jonathan White of the AG's office is the prosecuting attorney.  Saenz had nothing to do with this.

His claim that the matters remain sealed until after the arrest is bogus.  In the case of Margarita Ozuna's first arrest Carlos Masso was allowed to appear at her arraignment while walking her into court.  At the end of the arraignment Masso was allowed to driver her to Carrizalles for processing.  It was all very open.

There was none of this hiding the Informations and sealing them until the arrests. and then releasing them days after the arrests.

In the case of Armando Villalobos the indictment was unsealed and he along with his attorneys were allowed to walk over to the federal court house for processing without any formal outside arrest.

So why all the theatrics by Saenz?  It is a distraction to make it look like he is doing something when he is not.

As of yesterday morning the county clerks office was still stating the files were sealed per Saenz.  So his claim that they were unsealed on the day of the arrests is  false.  The documents in the last hour have been released to the press at the Request of Joe Rivera.  They are being sent out by email at no charge.

Saenz's pathetic attempt to explain to the county clerk's office how this is done only made him look more guilty.  In time I will upload all of them.  There are a lot - but here are three so you can see  the investigator is with the AG's office and the prosecutor is with the AG's office and Saenz is not part of this matter.


I have read 8 emails and they sicken me.  This thing [it is not human and I mean thing] has no moral compass when it comes to TSC and its students.

I am tired.  After I return from my eye doctor appointment I will post another email which shows her conspiracy with Tony Martinez and Rose Gowen.  Its needs explanation and I am just too tired- plus I have to get up at 6:30.  And for the record, any comments defending her will be rejected - I have no interest in hearing the excuses of other people without a moral compass.   Her abusive conduct will be evident even to idiots.


I took several criminal cases over the years which may repulse some of my readers.  I always told the client the same thing - "my job is no to get you off, but to make sure that what ever the state does it do according to the law."   Translation - that my client get a fair hearing and due process is met.  It was never no mind to me if the result was innocent or guilty so long as everyone followed the law.

But some lawyers take clients merely for money without any regard for their actions.  I am working on a matter right now wherein a corporation witness committed felony perjury before the Texas Workforce Commission.  The chief counsel for the corporation knows he committed felony perjury.  But then this corporation hired her because they knew she had no moral compass.  These are the most dangerous lawyers and the ones who should never be allowed to practice law.

Diane Dillard chose in exchange for money to aid Tony Martinez in his conspiracy to do injury to TSC and in effect its students.  This was not a case of a client being charged with a crime and Diane Dillard simply insuring due process is followed.  This is a case of Diane Dillard for money aiding Tony Martinez to do injury to TSC while keeping it from the City Commission.  On Monday I have an email wherein she is trying to have a meeting at her home where it is more secure, or at the home of an assistant city attorney.  This is not how business is done.

The email.  What is clear is Diane Dillard is being tasked to look into a reverter clause concerning land the COB deeded to TSC while Juliet Garcia was in charge.  The deed required that TSC use the land in a certain way by a date certain or the COB could force that TSC deed the land back to the COB. 

This is perfectly legal.  But the significance is Tony Martinez, Rose Gowen and Diane Dillard are communicating on this while keeping the remainder of the city commission out of it.  And its purpose is to take away land from TSC.  This is the second of many posts to come wherein it is clear Diane Dillard, wife of federal judge Hanen is working with Tony Martinez to do injury to TSC..

Something I have not discussed in the past which is now very relevant is, Judge Hanen offered to try and mediate the differences between TSC and UTB.  The problem is he never disclosed to the TSC trustees he proposed this to that his wife was actively working against TSC.  It is incredulous Judge Hanen did not see the conflict of interest in offering to mediate between the parties, while his wife was getting paid to conspire against TSC.


Dear:   BPUB General Manager and CEO John Bruciak,

I understand that most of the time power outages are unpredictable.  I understand that in many regards you have a thank-less job.

But let me explain a few things to you, you do not seem to understand.  You Mr. Brusiak have a duty to insure you have the crews ready to go when power outages happen.

I am up at this hour because without electricity I cannot use my CPAP to force air down into my lungs.  Had I tried to sleep I could have died in my sleep as I stop breathing.  If my sister were alive she could better explain this to you.

Now again, I get you cannot predict outages - they happen.

But in the case of Cowen Terrance there are two interesting facts.

One, for a very long time BPUB has known the original developer did not follow code and improperly installed the electrical lines which is why annually we have long term black outs and at least every other month the electricity will go out just long enough for me to wake up chocking.

As it was explained to me last night during the many conversations I had with the BPUB the shifting of the ground causes the defects in the installation of the original lines to cause the breakers in the transformer to blow or some other problem.  The BPUB has had more than 30 years to address this problem and has chosen instead to endanger the residents of Cowen Terrace.  Now I would say heads should be put out on stakes to send a message, but we all know nothing will be done.  BPUB has $500,000 to give to a convicted felon for a bogus start-up airline, but it does not have the money to address this danger to the residents of Cowen Terrace.


I was sitting out back to be cool waiting on anyone to show up in the alley to start the repairs.  It took about an hour for one truck to show up.  In the process of trying to replace a breaker in the transformer it blew and my windows shook and smoke filled the air.  They shut down the line and moved on to another transformer on the other side of my yard.  After working on this transformer for a while they just packed up and left.

I called the BPUB and Albert told me they were dispatched to another trouble area in Brownsville and we would have to wait another hour or so while they get other workers out of bed to come back to our area to work the problem.

I would love to learn what neighborhood deserved priority over ours even after they had already started working on the problem.

Well a neighbor and I were playing tag calling the PUB.  He called them and demanded an explanation as to why the grew had left from behind my house.  Albert got real nervous and the crew was sent back.  And guess what, they tried to place another breaker in the problem transformer and it blew shaking my windows a second time.

Well three hours later and unable to sleep the lights finally come back on.

Again, I get BPUB cannot predict these things.  But they get an "F" in my community because for years they have known the source of the problem and refuse to address it, and 2 they abandoned us in the middle of the repair because some other community was more important.  These are controllable issues and for this John Brusiak gets an "F"  for his management.

I guess when John has a family member die in their sleep from sleep apnea he will begin to understand why you do not intentionally not fix a chronic problem.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


The story of Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria.  He was a Soviet hero.  Just before his downfall the Soviets had just published its new encyclopedia and sent it out around the world, including the University of Chicago.  My mentor, was working on his doctorate in Soviet Studies at the time at the University of Chicago.  He was a former Polish fighter who eventually fought with the British and then made his way to the US.  He saw his mother taken by the Nazi's  for hiding Jews.  He is truly one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life.

Anyway, he was working in the library of the University of Chicago.  He spoke Russian, German, English and of course Polish.  He was in charge of Soviet documents.  He loved to tell the story of how someone in the Soviet Union sent to everyone who had received a copy of the new encyclopedia a notice to remove the entry on  Lavrentiy_Beria, and to replace it with an article on the Bering [maybe something similar - Beri]  Strait.  the instructions were very detailed in how to remove the old article and replace it with the new one.  Of course the University of Chicago did not comply.  But the letter was kept as an important part of history.  The Soviets actually believed here in the US we would buy into their rewrite of hero to traitor.

Too many people in the press were told the same thing by clerks in Joe Rivera's office that the politiquera files were sealed per DA Saenz.  Saenz can put out a million press releases on the issue, but every reporter who was told the same thing is not going to forget it all of a sudden.  Saenz would have been better off to remain silent.


Funny how whenever Saenz wants his lies and propaganda to be put out he knows my email - but otherwise I am banned from press conferences for fear I might ask the wrong question.  He should have left this one alone.  Melissa Zamora's email is so convoluted he only dug his hole deeper.  He basically claims after some 30+ years as the county clerk Joe Rivera does not know misdemeanors are not sealed.

"Good afternoon, Ms. Sanchez.
District Attorney Saenz asked that I follow up with you on the Herald’s records request today pertaining to the individuals arrested last week for various voter violations.
We have clarified with Herald reporter Ty Johnson that neither the DA’s Office nor D.A. Saenz requested that these files remain sealed.
The law states that once an unarrested individual is arrested, sealed documents may be unsealed and released. Therefore, once the individuals were arrested last week, the documents were subject to release.
[my note if Melissa is saying Saenz never ordered anything sealed then what then what is she  talking about "sealed documents may be unsealed."  who ordered them sealed?]
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you,
Melissa Zamora"
If you are to believe Saenz pathetic cover put out my Melissa Joe Rivera's criminal clerk staff needed to be reminded that once someone is arrested their Information is pubic record.
Today, Frank in Joe Rivera's office was very, very clear - the Informations would not be released until authorized by Saenz.  The other day when I went for the Order to Seal the clerk told me Saenz's office ordered the files sealed.
Only a complete idiot would now believe that Saenz staff all of a sudden does not know to release files after the arrest.  No one believes it, and Saenz only dug his hole deeper.
UPDATE As a professional courtesy I shared this story with the local press.  As a result Joe Rivera's office is working on getting out all of the Informations via email to the press.  The second I get them I will post them.  I was told in no uncertain terms, control over these cases is with Attorney General Greg Abbott until such time as Joe Rivera's office is told otherwise by the AG's office.

From Montoya "However, the indictments against the six women have been sealed and specifics were unavailable for inspection by the media."

Today Joe  Rivera after I spoke with him had his manager Sandra Sanchez call me to inform me all information related to the 6 arrested politiqueras would be released to the public.  I was specifically told Saenz had no authority to tell the County Clerks office the "Informations" not indictments were sealed or block their release.  I was specifically told no judge has ordered anything sealed.  I was specifically told that the case is under the jurisdiction of AG Abbott and Saenz has no say in the matter.

There is a lot to upload.  It may take a couple of hours.

The other day when I went for a copy of the order to seal the clerk specifically told me Saenz's had ordered the file sealed.  Joe Rivera's staff was very clear - having found no order to seal they stated Saenz was without any legal authority to order anything sealed.

Who is Saenz trying to protect?


Today I received the emails and texts the AG ordered released.  It was not cheap.  This is the first time the COB has every charged me computer time.  It could take well over a week to get through the documents.

I have another breaking story - see above - give me  time and I will upload the email which shows the conspiracy


Note:  I do have a COB story and politiquera update, but that will be after 11.  I first have to go to the city and courthouse, and then the mall real quick.

I never fly Southwest unless the ticket is provided by a 3rd party.  It is typically for a day trip to Dallas and they want me to fly into Dallas proper so I can get to their office of the court house faster.

Without a free ticket you would never, ever - find me on Southwest.  On top of that every time I compare prices with United,  United is cheaper. 

My niece really only has Southwest as her choice.  Every time she boards it is a hassle with her children.  She checks in 24 hours early but the boarding passes will never have them together in line.  So she has to board her and her two children with the last boarding passes, which could mean not getting three  seats together.  She has discussed this all the way to the corporate level and they have been clear - not their problem if a 4 and 6 year old have to sit separate from their mom.


Family ordered off the plane after father tweets ticket agent rude.  Not only is this horrible airline anti-family now they will black mail you into leaving the plane if you say something bad about the service.  I know the president of the company as a former client.  He is not a nice person.  he paid his bill, but as a person he is not nice.

"A Minnesota man who had boarded a Southwest Airlines flight claims he was asked to get off the plane because of a tweet.

Duff Watson and his two children were boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday. Watson said he has priority boarding because he’s an “A-List” customer.
When he arrived to the gate, the agent wouldn’t allow his two children to board with him.

“I was left very upset, very embarrassed, very humiliated,” said Watson. “In leaving I said, ‘real nice way to treat an A-list, I’ll be sure to tweet about it.’”

Sure enough, Watson tweeted about the ordeal.

“Something to the effect of wow, rudest agent in Denver. Kimberly S, gate C39, not happy, @SWA.” Watson said the agent asked the family to leave the plane.

“She said her safety feels threatened because of what I tweeted,” says Watson.
“I thought something bad was going to happen,” said Watson’s daughter, Lucy. “Like my dad was going to jail.” The kids started crying, according to Watson."


Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Here is the post they accessed.

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
IP Address:
Executive Office Of The President ( [Label IP Address]
Referring URL:
(No referring link)
Visit Page:
I can say the DOJ, FBI, and AG have accessed the BV several times today.  Even someone at the federal courts downloaded the BV today.

I will try and go by the courthouse today to see if any more information is ready.  I will also be dropping off a demand letter for Joe Rivera.  Something is amiss and I want to know what.  It could be simple incompetence by Joe Rivera's staff.

In the Villalobos case every time something was filed sealed there was a motion to seal and order.  In the case of the politiqueras the computer data base available to the public shows no motion or order.  It also shows no future dates for hearings.  There is always a future date for status.

When I asked the county clerk for a copy of the file so I could get a copy of the order and motion to seal I was told they are sealed.  You cannot seal an order to seal.  The order is the proof that a court has ordered the Informations [remember an Information is like an indictment but the term used in a misdemeanor case].

I will give Joe Rivera one week to produce the order and motion to seal or I will seek relieve in district court through a trial mandamus.  The public has an absolute right to the order and motion to seal.


It seems to me something happened which forced the AG's hand to prematurely file.  There is clearly information in the Informations they do not want us to see.  In most cases limitations on a misdemeanor is 2 years - again in most cases.  I really have no interest in  researching limitation on each charge to see if there is a variance from the general rule.  Limitations may be why they filed when they did.  They had to file by the approximate date when the politiquera acted, and not the run-off date - July 31, 2014.  This only reinforces that there is more to come.  Why seal the Informations?  It also indicates the additional charges may be felonies - a longer limitations date.


I discounted as a distraction a post which stated a lot of the politiqueras worked for free against anyone tied to Yolanda Begum.  Remember it was Alex Begum, through CAVA, who put of the $500 reward for information leading to the charging of a politiquera.  The argument went the politiqueras were so mad they just worked against anyone tied or associated with Yolanda Begum.

I discounted the argument because no one is going to convince me candidates hiring politiqueras did not know they would break the law.  Of course they knew.  But was I partly wrong?

Linda Salazar who ran unopposed had 146 mail ballots.  She had no reason to pay anyone anything.  But it is plausible the politiqueras worked her campaign for free as a way to send a message to Begum.. To be clear, I have no problem with the reward issue.  My issue was CAVA hiding the fact Begum was funding the reward, and then Jim Barton retracting his claim after he got taken to task for it.

Linda Salazar . 8,256 100.00 146 4,881 3.229   Source

So it is plausible that some of the high numbers for some of the candidates was not because any candidate paid for the politqueras to secure that many votes, but because the politiqueras were reacting to Begum's conduct in offering a reward.  Begum's own actions may have cost her the election.

Do not get me wrong - politiqueras were paid to harvest mail-ballots.  No one is ever going to convince me otherwise.   The question is, who did the paying.  If politiqueras who were not charged come forward and testify the politiqueras worked some campaigns for free because they felt Begum was unjustly attacking them [nothing unjust in the attacks by the way] the AG could have egg on his face if he charges any candidate on weak evidence.

For sure something is up.  There have to be felony indictments coming around the corner - there is no other reason why the Informations are sealed.  We will see how Joe Rivera reacts to the threat of a lawsuit to release the Order and Motion to Seal.  These are clearly public documents.  He has no legal authority to hold them.

The only good news out of all of this - the virus of the politiqueras is dead and that is good.

But it is only dead as to the harvesting of mail ballots.  Other angles are being worked.  They paying of cyberpolitiqueros and not reporting it.  The paying of adult day care workers to influence how people vote is also being investigated.  Both of these viruses also need to be killed off.




The picture is Bela with her brother. She finally has a solid family with a great step-dad. I was helping the mother look for a new apartment and the mother and grandmother went in to a complex to learn if there were available apartments while leaving us in the car. For the record I kept the air conditioning running.

 I said to Bela that it was rude for them to leave us behind and she said "let's go and leave them behind." She said lets go to the movies and come back later. She was only joking, but when I pulled away and drove around the block she was laughing so hard. She kept saying "hide don't let them see us." We had a good time.

Oh, Bela loves telling the story about when she was changing her brother's pamper [for the record she asks to do the changing - no one is telling her to do it] how he peed all over her.  She thinks boys are funny that way.  I  do not think she fully understands the gender differences - she just changes diapers.  Her mother said she has not asked any questions.  She was simply told this is how you know the baby is a boy and the conversation was done.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Somehow I missed this comment from the 18th.  If a comment comes through as spam I will miss it.  I do try and check a secondary listing of comments periodically.  This is how I found this comment which is now posted under the story from the 18th.

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
If Saenz represented the state against the politiqueras and more indictments are coming as he stated, you need to question you're sources credibility. Montoya's posting today shows quite the opposit to your article.
July 18, 2014 at 2:54 PM"
All Saenz's office did was appear  for the arraignment - nothing else.  There was no reason for Jonathan White to fly in from Austin for a simple arraignment.  I have an email  from the public information office for the AG.  It says they completed all of the charging instruments and conducted all of the interviews.  I will go with the AG's office over Montoya who is on Saenz's payroll.
Today's visit to the court house was to obtain a copy of the Informations to learn what is in them and to show my readers they are all signed off by Jonathan White of the AG's office and not Saenz or anyone in his office.  What limited information you see on the screen on the 2nd floor of the Administration building says the cases were filed under the jurisdiction of the AG's office.
So again between what anyone can see in the data base and what the AG's office told me, I will go with those sources over that of a paid for hack by Saenz.
I did not have my cell phone with me, but I will be down that way on Tuesday - if I get a chance I will take a picture of the screen so you can see for yourself.  I am certain you will then come back and say Montoya lied and disclose your name - not.  And  for the record even the staff on the 2nd floor tried to print the screen and it would not print so I could not get a printed copy.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Some 10,000 years ago in a civilization high in the Andes in what is now Bolivia a shaman by the name of Dagwood wrote a prophecy known as the Dagwood Prophecy.  He wrote some day in a land north of his home a Pat Ahumada, Tad Hasse and Bobby WC would all come to agreement about something political.  It is after this event, the world would end

I had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting Frank Morris, the former [or not[] Chair of the Cameron County Republican Party.  I sought to ask him a simple question.  Why are the Republicans not block walking and informing the community they exist as an alternative to the corruption of Villalobos, Limas and the politiqueras?  He was very indignant over the idea someone might suggest an idea to him.  Rude is an understatement to describe his reaction.

I have to agree 100% with Tad Hasse and Pat Ahumada that Frank Morris is the Hinojosa of the Cameron County Republican Party.  He is a failed leader and has used his position to push his agenda and interfere with the primaries.  This is wrong,

As strange as it may sound, I believe a strong competitive Republican Party is good for Cameron County.  It would require the Democrats to get their act together and end all of the corruption.  It would force the Democrats to run more competent candidates.  There are many competent Republican lawyers in Cameron county who could win as judges, if the Republican Party had new leadership - and sorry guys - but younger leadership.

They need to open the tent to diverse ideas in how to move the party forward.

But now it is too late because according to the Book of Dagwood now that Pat Ahumada, Tad Hasse, and I all agree the world is about to end,

I wish Pat and Tad the best in building an new and more vibrant Republican Party for Cameron county.  This one is where the two can work to actually make Cameron county a better place.  Being elected to public office is not always the answer.  But if they can build a competitive Republican Party for the county, we will all be better off as the Democrats are forced to run better and more qualified candidates and candidates not hopelessly corrupt.


See article

Johns Hopkins is one of the finest hospitals in the world. It is inconceivable that they would have allowed this doctor to remain on staff had they known what he was doing. Johns Hopkins did the right thing in settling, but I'm not sure how they were negligent.

In law whether it is slip and fall or sexual harassment the general rule is you must show the company of employer knew about the problem before you can hold them accountable.  For example if you slip on strawberries at the grocery store you do not get to sue unless you can show the store knew about the spill or designed a display case which allowed for  such spills.  In sexual harassment you cannot sue if a low level employee harasses you.  You must show there had been other complaints and the company failed to act.

This is the same problem facing CAVA and the candidates who hired the politiqueras.  Just because someone helping CAVA may have crossed the line and compromised evidence does not mean CAVA is to blame.  You cannot control everyone you hire.  The same for the candidates.  It is not illegal to pay someone to go door to door and campaign for you. 

Now I would be lying in the case of the politiqueras that the candidates did not have some awareness of the illegal conduct.  Of course they did and no candidate is going to convince me otherwise.  But the candidates know the scoop -without proof they authorized the illegal conduct  it is hard to convict a candidate.  You would have to prove the candidate knew about how the politiquera violates the law and then hired them anyway.  In some cases this may be easy.

Judge Tagle had it right - enough with the politiqueras - it is time to nail the candidates.  This can be done by showing the candidate knew the politiquera they hired would break the law, or they paid the politiquera and did not report it on their campaign finance reports.  I wish the  AG the best.

I did this post because I want people to understand in every case not every candidate was necessarily controlling what the politiqueras were doing, and hence no liability.

No one believes Johns Hopkins hospital sanctioned this doctor's conduct,   Sometimes you can hire bad people and not know it - but in the case of the politiqueras I am at a loss to believe the candidates did not know what they were doing.

Well I have not been totally silent, but maybe 90% silent.  Here is the deal, whether it was the old majority now crying about micromanagement by the new majority, both are guilty of micromanaging BISD.  I am not going to change how I  feel about micromanaging.  The old majority was wrong and the new majority is wrong.

I have made this the focal point of my defense of TSC President Tecero - there are trustees who want to micromanage TSC and I will oppose them.

So what am I to say about BISD? - it is just a repeat of the same old garbage - new majorities taking control of the contracts which make the old majorities mad since they have lost control of the contracts.

You will not hear from the BV any defense of the new majority.  Other than one program being developed which the board may not even be involved in I know of only one good thing being developed for the children.  I have been silent on it because I know it will turn into a bidding and influence peddling thing by all of the trustees if they get involved. So once everything is in place, assuming it happens, I will talk about it in a positive light.

There is a simple truth - Superintendents know they either play along or get pushed out.  Talking about the supers is a waste of time.  The legislature needs to put into the hands of the Regional Offices of the TEA the hiring and firing of all Superintendents.  This simple solution will protect all superintendents from intrusive trustees.  Potentially good superintendents fail because they are too busy dealing with meddling trustees - such as we have now at BISD, and we had with the previous majority.

So here is the deal - let the trustees take each other down.  There is no one to defend. And for the record, I did on the record commend Presas-Garcia for telling Miguel Salinas he needs to handle a lot of these legal issues before they reach the board.  And I did go on record as saying Presas-Garcia and Longoria are correct about Martin Arambula and Baltazar Salazar - so no one can say I am taking one side or the other.

I say just let them eat each other alive.  Nothing will change until the state changes the law providing greater protection for the superintendents.


NEWSFLASH - I have been to the court and Saenz is out of the politiquera investigation.  All crimes were charged by the Attorney General.  The Attorney General has requested that the files remain sealed.  Why?  There is information in the Informations which the AG does not want us to see. 
JOP, Precinct 2, Place 2


Yolanda Teran Begum . . . . . . . 4,165 49.11 142 2,307 1,715 1

Erin H. Garcia. . . . . . . . . 4,316 50.89 319 2,392 1,605 0

Click for election returns

If you look to the run-off numbers Erin Garcia won by 151 votes of which 177 were mail ballots.  To believe that she stole the election you would have to believe that of those 177 mail ballots [some I am sure were illegal] there were not at least 27 valid mail ballots.  You would also have to believe that while Erin Garcia could not get 27 valid mail ballots Yolanda Begum received 142 valid mail ballots.  If you are prepared to believe this nonsense I have a bridge to nowhere to sell you.

My question has been, where did those 142 voters who according to Yolanda Begum on their own without the assistance of politiqueras go the following election after Margarita Ozuna was indicted?  Answer - the politiqueras stopped working the mail ballots.

I agree the numbers are not as simple as I present.  Many scenarios can be painted.  That is the problem.  But do you honestly believe Yolanda Begum received 142 mail ballots without any help from the politiqueras?  If you do you are the problem.  But to be clear, this does not justify criminal activity by other people.  My only issue is, I want everyone prosecuted - no sacred cows.

I have two people telling me they met in Alex Begum's office and were offered money to work the ballots.  They say there were more people - but only two have come forward.

To remind my readers there is an FBI agent assigned to the alleged bribe by Alex Begum in the form of $6,000 to Luis Saenz to charge Josefina Canales with obscene language for calling Yolanda Begum a fake.  In all likelihood at this point the FBI has secured his financial files from his various banks.   This will tell them who has and who has not received checks.

But my point here is, Montoya wants you to believe the mail ballots decided the Begum Garcia race - to believe this you must believe Erin Garcia could not have gotten 27 mail ballots without fraud but that Yolanda Begum got 142 mail ballots without fraud.  You are just stupid if you believe this.  Now again, this does not mean there was not fraud.  I believe there was - on both sides.

What is significant here is the AG's office has verified that everyone who voted for Yolanda Begum by mail has been interviewed in the same way everyone who voted by mail for Erin Garcia was interviewed.


The answer is simple - the Informations contain information which the AG does not want public.  I do believe if the Herald were to sue to unseal the Informations they would win.  The cases are in Judge McDonald's and Judge Betancourt's courts.
Bernice Garcia and Facunda Garcia have refused court appointed attorneys
From press reports we know Masso [the BV broke  that story on the day of the arrests] is representing 4 of the 6.  Two are refusing court appointed attorneys.  Their absolute right.  We will wait and see who  shows up to represent them, and then I will follow the money.

What I know for sure is more criminal charges are coming.  I want everyone - no sacred cows - but there is a problem.  Once a crime scene has been compromised the evidence becomes suspect.  CAVA compromised the crime scene.  Every person who voted by mail was interviewed by the AG or feds.  Nothing presented to the FBI or the AG by CAVA was used.  They are smart enough to know you cannot use evidence generated by an interested party.

But Masso is entitled to everything CAVA turned over to the AG and FBI and all he has to do is find a handful of lies and the entire case begins to fall apart.  This would be sad beyond belief.  The good news is Masso lacks the skills to do everything he needs to do to fight for his clients in a manner which could turn the case on its head.  The BV is not going to outline everything a competent attorney should do.

What we know for sure is the AG continues to demand that the cases remain under seal, Facunda and Bernice Garcia have refused court appointed counsel, and everyone, including Saenz is a target. 

Although Saenz won the election, he would have you believe the 147 people who voted by mail for him just disappeared in the next election when there were nearly no mail ballots.  This is not the new HBO series "Left-Overs"  A politiquera worked the ballots for him just like they worked them for nearly everyone else.

Carlos R. Masso . . . . . . . . 7,715 48.89 345 4,182 3,187 1

Luis V. Saenz . . . . . . . . . 8,066 51.11 147 4,346 3,570 3

I intend to only cover known facts and the hearings.  There are currently no hearings set.  The Informations remain under seal because the AG does not want to put people on notice about the next round of charges.  Let the axe fall where it may.  But there better be no sacred cows because then the BV will go after the AG's office for selective prosecution.


I am confident that AG Abbott is not doing this because he cares about the LRGV.  He has known about this his entire time in office and ignored all complaints.  Why now?  The Latino vote is growing.  He is targeting Brownsville in the LRGV and blacks in North Texas to influence political party alliances.

It is very sad that the price we have to pay to insure the guilty politiqueras and candidates go to jail is a more empowered Republican Party.  I hope they nail Gilberto Hinojosa - he more than anyone has does more to destroy the Democratic Party and honest elections.  If the LRGV goes Republican the blame will be on Gilberto Hinojosa and his corrupt ways.  The guilty must be punished - but it is sad it will mean a more empowered Republican Party, which is not in our best interests.