Where is the City?

I am sure most of you noticed something that struck me interesting when I was putting together the various Poisoned Pawns links charts, the absence of the City of El Paso. With the various controversies involving the ballpark and the other hullabaloos surrounding the public agenda policy initiated by Ray Caballero I found it curious… Read More Where is the City?

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School Board Members Intend to Resign December 31 to Avoid Financial Disclosure

According to an April 3, 2014 (actually it is dated 2012 but I assume that was a typo) request for a Texas Attorney General Opinion submitted by Jo Anne Bernal, the County has been advised that “some local school board trustees do not want to disclose financial information as required of state officers by the… Read More School Board Members Intend to Resign December 31 to Avoid Financial Disclosure

Surprised by Jeb Bush, why? The Republicans Have Done More for Immigration than the Democrats

I sometimes wonder if I’m wrong that the public perception of issues are distorted in the general population. Jeb Bush’s recent comments reaffirmed for me that the reality is often obscured by the rhetoric and the misinformation perpetuated by the news media. What Jeb Bush said about immigration really should not surprise anyone that has… Read More Surprised by Jeb Bush, why? The Republicans Have Done More for Immigration than the Democrats

Veronica Soto’s Appointment: Bungle One Job and Get Another?

How is it that those involved in the ballpark debacle seem to be able to land lucrative jobs in government work even after bungling their previous job? Last week, the city announced the appointment of Veronica Soto as the new Community Development Director. The city issued a press release announcing the appointment. I immediately posted… Read More Veronica Soto’s Appointment: Bungle One Job and Get Another?

Jaime Abeytia and the Cycle of Corruption

The games of political “scratch-my-back-and-I’ll-scratch-yours” continue in El Paso. Today’s installment is the ongoing Jaime Abeytia saga at the expense of the taxpayers. Apparently, the rampant corruption isn’t enough for certain political figures in El Paso. As of today, not only is Abeytia still under indictment for showing inappropriate images to his daughter he is… Read More Jaime Abeytia and the Cycle of Corruption

Townsend-Allala Open Records is Proof that Democracy is Dead

The ongoing saga between the city and Stephanie Townsend Allala continues to cost the taxpayers of the community. As you all know the issue revolves around the city’s insistence that it has complied with the Texas Public Information laws by releasing all of the emails between city officials and Mountain Star officials in regards to… Read More Townsend-Allala Open Records is Proof that Democracy is Dead

Questions About the Judge Overseeing the Corruption Trials

Recently the local newspaper has published two articles regarding Frank Montalovo, the judge overseeing the public corruption cases in El Paso. As is usual with the local paper, the articles are nothing more than press releases or regurgitated articles submitted by others for publication. The January 30 article by Daniel Borunda was about Dallas attorney… Read More Questions About the Judge Overseeing the Corruption Trials

The Conspiracy Sealed in Blood: Part III of III

In 2008, the homicide rate in Juárez dramatically increased as a result of Mexican counter-narcotics operations against the Juárez cartel. Although many speculate that the rise in violence was because another cartel was challenging the Juárez cartel for the lucrative drug corridor into the US it is important to note that former Mexican President Felipe… Read More The Conspiracy Sealed in Blood: Part III of III