Is Jim Valenti Out?

Reading some of the depositions in the El Paso Children’s Hospital debacle, I came across some testimony that seems to indicate that Jim Valenti will be leaving the University Medical Center (UMC) next year. On July 2, 2015, Jim Valenti was deposed in the bankruptcy case. According to that deposition, Jim Valenti has two types… Read More Is Jim Valenti Out?

Claudia Ordaz Receives Instructions During City Council Meeting

Late last week, Ali Razavi, aka MaxPowers, published a set of text messages from Claudia Ordaz’ telephone. Razavi received them pursuant to an open records request he filed with the city. The over 100 pages of text messages gives us an unprecedented look into who is managing Claudia Ordaz for their own political gain. Unfortunately,… Read More Claudia Ordaz Receives Instructions During City Council Meeting

El Paso Government Email Addresses on Ashley Madison Website

Unless you have been completed isolated from the Internet the last couple of weeks, you likely know that about 35 million account records about alleged users of the cheating website, Ashley Madison, were released to the public. Much of the online arguments center on the legality of accessing the data, both civilly and criminally, as… Read More El Paso Government Email Addresses on Ashley Madison Website

Blogging for Dollars

The more controversial the public agenda item the more the useful idiots expose their agendas in their attempts to control the public perception. The Tommy Gonzalez pay raise issue is one of those controversies that has two useful idiots tripping all over themselves trying very hard to garner attention from the politicians in hopes of… Read More Blogging for Dollars

Candidate Profile Claudia Ordaz

Claudia Ordaz (incumbent) Campaign Treasurer: Maria Ramos Website: http://www.claudiaordaz.com Email: none Telephone: +1 915 929 9065 Age: 29 Occupation: Incumbent Candidate Informational Narrative: Claudia Ordaz was born and raised in El Paso. She previously worked as the communications director for Eliot Shapleigh and was also the press secretary for Silvestre Reyes. In March 2013, she… Read More Candidate Profile Claudia Ordaz

Why Abeytia and Noe

The two underlining themes in the questions and comments I received, as a result of my articles about Jaime Abeytia’s criminal travails, were about why Michiel Noe would appoint him and why did I bother to write about Abeytia. I would like to take this opportunity to address those two questions. The first question is… Read More Why Abeytia and Noe

How You Are Helping to Build the City you Will One Day Be Excluded From

My two articles last week focused on the impending economic doom of El Paso and the resulting tax increases. I believe that it has become obvious that the tax increases are needed because El Paso government officials have refused to acknowledge the ample evidence of economic strife and instead are hoping to spend their way… Read More How You Are Helping to Build the City you Will One Day Be Excluded From

The Latest Timeline of the El Paso Children’s Hospital and UMC Debacle

I thought it would be important to keep you updated on the UMC-El Paso Children’s debacle by sharing with you a timeline of the events that I have documented so far. One of the tools that politicians use to thwart community activism is to use as much time as possible and to delay information release in… Read More The Latest Timeline of the El Paso Children’s Hospital and UMC Debacle

The UMC Shell Game

Because I had previously written about the Children’s Hospital fiasco and that the rhetoric was a nothing more than a prelude to a county tax increase, notwithstanding the pontificating politicians, it was no surprise to learn that the taxpayer funded hospital was laying off employees. Nothing get’s the attention of the community better then layoffs… Read More The UMC Shell Game

Further Proof the Ballpark Will End Up Costing the Taxpayers

The issue that many have about the ballpark is the process by which it was shoved down the community’s collective throats. The process bypassed the normal community discussion that a citywide infrastructure investment should have. Part of the discussion would have been whether the community could afford such an endeavor. The supporters of the ballpark… Read More Further Proof the Ballpark Will End Up Costing the Taxpayers

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