Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Both candidates failed in the filing of their Application for a Place on the Ballot.  BISD must reject both claims of a nickname if on the line for nicknames they wrote "Coach Joe" or "La Bowman"  I have spoken with the Secretary of State's Office and they agree a nickname cannot be two words.  If they both used two words, then neither can have a nickname on the ballot.  Also the lawyers at the SOS said the nickname must be in quotes.  And finally the SOS said that it cannot read as Coach Joe.  Assuming Coach Joe put that as his nickname then he cannot have a nickname on the ballot.  But if he put coach then it must read as Joe "Coach" Rodriquez. 

HERE IS THE KICKER - Today BISD will vote to give the contract to oversee the election to Coach Joe's son in law, Chris Davis.  According to the lawyers at the SOS office, Chris for his father in law already called to get clarification - isn't that nice. 

Remember also, it took the threat of a lawsuit by the AG before Chris Davis would release all of the affidavits related to the broken seals on the ballot bags during the primaries.  We have no way of knowing the true winners in any of the primary races because of his actions.  Is this the person the community wants to be handling the ballot bags for his father in law, Joe Rodriguez?
 A reader last night asked what they can do. 

On the agenda is the hiring of candidate Joe Rodriguez's son in law to oversee the election. Given the fact Chris Davis has had multiple ethical lapses as the Elections Administrator it is fair to say this is just the BISD majority looking for an insider to help matters along if a problem develops.

Because this issue is on the agenda you can attend and ask to speak about the election.  This is when on camera you tell the people of Brownsville what is happening and how outraged you are about the deception concerning Joe Rodriquez's and Shirley Bowman's names


According to the SOS, the Applications are fine in terms of all candidates having a right to have their name on the ballot.  It is a question of what their name is.

Plenty of witnesses have stated Shirley Bowman claimed her students called her "La Bowman."  The law is clear, a nickname can only be one word.

If in the box for a nickname she put "La Bowman" then BISD must reject any nickname for Shirley Bowman.  If she put nothing - she cannot have a nickname on the ballot.  If she put "La'  BISD can reject the nickname because she told BISD during her filing her nickname was "la Bowman" not "La".  If BISD fails to make the correction, then I, any citizen authorized to vote in the election or any candidate can sue the BISD to force them to comply with the law.   BISD CFO Mendoza is taking issue with who can sue or file a complaint.  I  will rely on the SOS, and not CFO Mendoza.

In the case of Joe Rodriguez, if under nickname he put "Coach Joe," then BISD must reject any nickname for placement on the ballot.  If he put nothing on the line for nickname then no nickname can be placed.  If he put Coach it must read Joe "Coach" Rodriguez.  According to the SOS office the quotes are mandatory.


According to the SOS office my complaint filed yesterday with in house counsel Miguel Salinas is valid and he must act on it in accordance with the law.  CFO Mendoza is taking the position the SOS is wrong and because I am not a candidate my complaint is not valid.  If necessary we shall see what the courts have to say about it.  And trust me - to insure "Coach Joe" gets what he wants, this majority will vote to spend your money to defend the lawsuit so Coach Joe can get what he wants.


BISD is refusing to release the Applications for a Name of the Ballot.  They are playing the game I have to wait 10 business days.  They want the ballots printed before I can act.  The court will see  through this con and allow me to sue without having personal knowledge as to what is exactly on the ballots.  There are no limits to how far this school Board will go with their unethical conduct.

Here is the deal, no one complains and Joe and Shirley both get what they want.  The Board members are agreeing silence for both.  Well we the people have a voice and it will be heard.

Now, if Shirley under nickname put "La" and my hand is forced to sue, after she fails to prove anyone has ever called her "La" as a nickname, then she will be subject to a felony perjury charge.  If she put "La Bowman" then according to the SOS, she cannot have a nickname on the ballot.

But as of this moment BISD is going to force me or someone else to sue without access to the Applications.  Their goal is to hold them until the ballots are improperly printed.

Miguel Salinas is proving he is just like every other lawyer hired by the School Board - damn the law and do what ever he is told to do.  He wants his job and will force BISD to spend all the money necessary to defend their conduct before he does as the law commands.  This is exactly what he did when he represented the Brownsville Housing Authority under Antonio Juarez and Art Rendon - he billed, billed, billed to insure the law was ignored and Juarez and Rendon got what they wanted.


Montoya because he cannot respond to the issue will make issue of the fact my legal name is Wightman-Cervantes.  I am not the candidate - who I am is of no consequence to a fair an honest election. 

According to the misogynist twit Montoya you are only Latino if your father was Latino.  Women do not count.  My father died when I was 5.  My mother whose maiden name was Cervantes-Gonzales raised 7 children on her own.  My mother got an education, after daddy died in 63'.  She was a community activist - she spent years fighting the community hospital to put signs in Spanish and English and she won.  She was an immigrant from Nicaragua.  She crossed into the US here in Brownsville in 1947, with my father.  They headed for New Orleans and got married.  They met in Nicaragua and later Panama where he had been working for Pan Am as a tower radio operator.

When she died when I was 19, I chose to follow the Spanish tradition of putting my mother's maiden name after my father's last name, as a recognition for the fact she raised us.  It is funny how Presas-Garcia has paid Montoya to attack me on this issue.  I guess only women according to Presas-Garcia can follow the tradition.

My decision to go by Wightman-Cervantes only became an issue when I ran for public office.  That is when I had it formally changed.  It was a bullshit move by the racist Democratic Party and it cost them as Latino organizations stood with me on the issue.

It will shock no one when Bowman, or Ted Parker [both Anglos] of Healthsmart pays Montoya to attack my Latino heritage. 


According to the lawyer at the SOS office, Chris Davis called and held himself out as the Cameron County Elections Administrator and then asked questions about how his father in law's name should be placed on the ballot.

BISD has yet to vote to give him the contract.  He was not acting as the hired Elections Administrator over the BISD election at the time.  He was acting as an advocate for his father in law. 

Sec. 39.02. ABUSE OF OFFICIAL CAPACITY. (a) A public servant commits an offense if, with intent to obtain a benefit or with intent to harm or defraud another, he intentionally or knowingly:
(1) violates a law relating to the public servant's office or employment; or
(2) misuses government property, services, personnel, or any other thing of value belonging to the government that has come into the public servant's custody or possession by virtue of the public servant's office or employment.
Do not hold your breath for DA Saenz to investigate.  Chris Davis has proven himself as Saenz's boy - Saenz will investigate nothing.


The SOS office and their lawyers are a joke and a major part of the problem.  This morning I asked which law required nicknames be in quotes.  She gave me the law and then I said "I am reading it and it does not say that."  She told me I was right, but that it did not matter because that is the law as handed down by them.

A few months ago I called them about a criminal complaint against Montoya for voting from a precinct where he did not live and did not intend in the short term to return to.  This is what they told me, that even though the limitations for the crime is 2 years, I needed to spend 3-4 years in  civil court to first allow a civil judge find Montoya did not live at the address he had listed, and then allow for all of the appeals to be exhausted.  I noted - "but limitations will run on the criminal act."  They said it did not matter.  So I asked for the statute and they said none exists and the law is as they say it is.

The section I am about to post clearly states it does not apply to the issue of eligibility.  It is limited to compliance with how you file your Application for a Place on the Ballot.  The law is clear - they either accept the application as filed or reject it.  There is no option  for BISD to amend it so that no nicknames are allowed for Joe or Shirley.

The SOS office will simply tell you the law is how they say it is, regardless of what you find in the Statutes.

The only and best way to make this right is for an attorney to step up and say - no - and file suit to stop this outright attempted  theft of the election for a candidate whose name should not even be on the ballot.


(a) On the filing of an application for a place on the
ballot, the authority with whom the application is filed shall
review the application to determine whether it complies with the
requirements as to form, content, and procedure that it must
satisfy for the candidate's name to be placed on the ballot.
(b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), the review shall
be completed not later than the fifth day after the date the
application is received by the authority.
(c)  If an application is accompanied by a petition, the
petition is considered part of the application, and the review
shall be completed as soon as practicable after the date the
application is received by the authority.  However, the petition is
not considered part of the application for purposes of determining
compliance with the requirements applicable to each document, and a
deficiency in the requirements for one document may not be remedied
by the contents of the other document.
(d)  A determination under this section that an application
complies with the applicable requirements does not preclude a
subsequent determination that the application does not comply,
subject to Section 141.034.
(e)  If an application does not comply with the applicable
requirements, the authority shall reject the application and
immediately deliver to the candidate written notice of the reason
for the rejection.
(f)  This section does not apply to a determination of a
candidate's eligibility.


Anonymous said...

At BISD no one would do the right thing.
Cata and Otis Powers cut a deal. "You don't say nothing about my girl, I don't say nothing about your boy"
What about an honest person? OUR Students deserve Mrs. Rey.

BobbyWC said...

And for that deal, the voters should reject both Cesar Lopez and Luci Longoria.

The voters need to be educated in how these board members are playing games with the law so their boy or girl can win the election

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Ia the tradition different for women? You use you mother maiden name after the hypen. Her married name is Garcia.

BobbyWC said...

If that is her married name she should have put it - but you are fooling no one - they went out of their way to put "LA" as a deception to get the Latino vote - so her legal name is Garcia and she did not think of using that.

If her legal name is Garcia then no one could question it - but she chose to reject Garcia - this my dear con artist is a fact

Bobby WC

La Mimi said...

My vote is for Mary Rey!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I left out the Cata Presas Garcia part. I lot part of it when posting.

Anonymous said...

Voten todos por la señora Mary Rey
Ella es nuestra. Ella si está con nosotros los empleados .

Anonymous said...

Go Mary Rey!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me dude? You take time to call the SOS on this bullshit? Get a life and stop trying to sue anyone with a pulse.

BobbyWC said...

What is clear in your post is, if the candidate you support is violating the law to win an election, or playing a game of deception to win an election it is okay.

This issue is not the nickname - it is the deception. It is the law.

You will whine all day long when people break the law, well unless it is someone you want protected.

Then you whine about bad government.

There are millions of dollars on the line in this election. Millions of dollars which could make a difference in the classroom.

I can assure you Joe Rod and Shirley "a que" Bowman do not give a crap about the children. What is clear is you do not care about the children.

And not that reality matters to you- but here it is - an injunction suit does not involve damages - if I do this and win - I get nothing financially - but the children potentially get millions.

In fact I lose my filing fee because what happens is, even if I win they settle and agree to not appeal if I waive the judgment for me filing fees.

This is about protecting millions of dollars for our children - and not about me obtaining a financial benefit.

So why are you opposed to this?

Answer you support the corruption which keeps this town down.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

So you "care" about the children...that is why you waste everyone's time on nicknames? Seriously dude? If you would devote your time and efforts on something productive, you would be a millionaire....instead you want to put people in jail for nicknames, using the word "for" and al lot of other nonsense!

BobbyWC said...

And you refuse to address the issue of the $14 million Healthsmart lawsuit.

Also what you are saying is, the law should be ignored if it does not suit your agenda. So if everyone gets what you want there will be no law.

Finally, because you have no interest in reality, you seem to not want to address the fact that BISD is forcing me to deal with the issue in the dark because they refuse to turn over the Applications for a Place on the Ballot.

You might want to consider reading the post I am preparing before you make an ass of yourself

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

I don't have an agenda idiot! I do not know any of the candidates you are trying to nail, they could be good decent people for all I know...or not, but their nicknames will entice me or others to vote for them! Do you get it? It did not help Kinky Freiedman....and it will not help them! I doubt you even see hoe ridiculous your witch hunt is.

BobbyWC said...

What part of the law do you not understand?

You will not address it because you do not want that conversation

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

What part of the law do you not understand?

You will not address it because you do not want that conversation

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

This blog is productive. Whether you agree with BWC or not, this blog is informative. Don't like what is written, don't read it. Simple! No one forces
anyone to read BV.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the complaint on Joe Rivera you said you would pursue?

BobbyWC said...

Dude, I'm sorry - my desk is a fire hazard - the hypothalamic dysfunction has me - most days I just put out fires - I do not even swim any more because I am too fatigued.

Remind me and I will put a note on my computer to find the papers this weekend and see where I left off.

If I were blowing you off I would just have deleted your comment. I remember making the promise and I want to try and make good on it.

Bobby WC