Saturday, May 18, 2019



DID JESSICA AND CESAR HIRE THE SAME ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT THEM IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY?

This could explain why it is unclear who filed the objection to Judge Pate.  I no longer trust  the management of the on line system managed by Eric Garza.  I can go to cases where totally unrelated documents are uploaded to the wrong file.  This could explain why the objection is not uploaded to the on line system but judge Pate's order overruling it is.

In the original entry of the parties Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa was listed last, with counsel originally being those hired to represent the city and the commissioners listed as retained.  Then came a new entry for Cesar de Leon for individual counsel, with Jessica being just above him for the original entry.

This is why I think they both hired the same individual defense attorney.  It appears the district clerk just added her individual attorney under the attorneys hired by the city.

From the docket sheet.  This also explains why the $2.00 fee was charged to Jessica.

Defendant Tetreau, Jessica
Address
30 East Cowen Terrace
Browsnville TX 78521
 
Active Attorneys
Attorney
DRINKARD, ROBERT L.
Retained

Attorney
NAVARRO, RICARDO J.
Retained

Lead Attorney
AGUILAR, J. ARNOLD
Retained

Defendant De Leon, Cesar
Address
2406 Thor's Hammer Blvd
Brownsville TX 78526-2912
 
Active Attorneys
Lead Attorney
AGUILAR, J. ARNOLD
Retained

ART KALIFA WILL NEVER ALLOW AGUILAR TO PROTECT CESAR IF IT MEANS HURTING HIS BUSINESS.  IF IN FACT AGUILAR IS THE ATTORNEY FOR BOTH, IT IS A DUMBER MOVE THAN FILING AN OBJECTION TO JUDGE PATE AFTER A HEARING WAS ALREADY HELD - JESSICA AND CESAR HAVE CLEAR CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WITH ONE ANOTHER

Guys with the exception of Rose Gowen there is not a clean hand on the current city commission.  What is so sad is  Republic may have been the best choice for the city.  But now even if there is a new vote and Jessica clearly stays out of it, anyone voting for Republic will be accused of voting to give Jessica and Art's car wash business in exchange for other votes and deals. Republic is screwed and that is sad because they may have been the best.

Does anyone expect any commissioner to be dumb enough to vote for Republic knowing it financially benefits Jessica?  Boy I feel sorry for Trey as mayor elect [after the run-off].  This is a mess.  Trey understands his fiduciary  duty to the  city and will meet his obligations.  But in meeting his obligations he could end up looking bad. Fair? No - but reality yes.  Republic just needs to pull out before this turns into a full fledged criminal investigation.  And again that is sad because they may have been the best choice.

In the end it is theoretically possible Baker and Botts has it all wrong and the city gets a clear win.  I am not sure when the next hearing is.  The docket sheet is too confusing.  If it is the 24th I will be in San Antonio returning to Brownsville, so I will not make it.  If I can get out of the house on Monday I will try and make it to the Administration building and learn a date certain for the next hearing.

Jessica and Cesar may not believe it, but Judge Pate is going to follow the law and evidence.  There will be nothing personal in his ruling.  Judge Pate is the kind of judge who will issue a ruling he hates, but will do it because the law and evidence leaves him no choice.

MY STATUS

I am still grounded.  The tailbone even when fractured is treated with rest and sitting on a donut.  I am most worried about the build up of cerebral fluid.

Oh, my spine - solid and as good as when I was in my 20's.  The recovery is finally done.  I love my spine. Heading into retirement with a new spine and most health issues resolved and with a heart with nearly no blockage.  

OH A SIDE ISSUE

People do not get politics.  I may be angry at John Cowen for lying to me about the Casa de Nylon building, but a true analyst does not form opinions on anger.  

I am not one bit happy his uncle Ralph Cowen voted on matters which could financially benefit John in terms of the land he owns near where the LNG facilities may go in.  As a classically trained socialist I may think he is a horrible employer the way he treats his employees or better to say he leases from an agency.

BUT POLICY IS POLICY

The best place for industrial development is near the airport and the Port, not Paredes and 511/550.  So even if John makes a killing on the sale of his land, a conflict I find serious, the development of industrial facilities near the Port is still what is best for Brownsville.

It is no different than me saying,  Republic may have been the best choice for Brownsville, but Jessica and her husband making money on the deal stinks it up.

Bloggers need to learn to separate out bad ethics from good policy.

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