Friday, December 28, 2007

Nueces Democrats: We dont know that Joe Benavides will make a better Commissioner than the incumbent

Nueces Democrats: We dont know that Joe Benavides will make a better Commissioner than the incumbent


With this precinct I have not a vote however, the County Commissioners are engaged towards progress for our community as a whole.

Dannoynted1:
"Our Large Family attended the "Annual Feast of Sharing" event held at the Bayfront Plaza.

Joe Benavides was one of our servers (i believe he was a soft drink server), and Mrs.Banales also was there with her husband.

I will not talk about the burnt tamale(only I got) but lets just say the mashed potatoes were the best my man says the rolls were the best.

Considering it is election time, I am surprised most politicians were absent. But with the way they rushed you out after you ate, You certainly did not have any time to "network".

The candidates that did attend, I apologize for not mentioning you as I was there only a small window of time..."


It was so different from the last time I went, which with regret, was not last year.

I must say the food was better at the events that cost money."

JK:

We dont know that Joe Benavides will make a better Commissioner than the incumbent but I do know Joe was working and he volunteered out of his commitment to the community. Joe has over the years volunteered and donated his services diligently. One might argue he is only volunteering his time and services because he wants to "get elected".

I dont believe this is the case. I have known Joe for a little over two years and I know his father. In the past, Joe Benavides has run a couple of times for office but, he volunteers regardless of whether he is running or not.

Will Joe Benavides continue to volunteer if he wins?

We can only know after we vote for him.

We do know his incumbent opponent was not volunteering at the Feast of Sharing.

We do know Joe Benavides' incumbent opponent was parading around with her hubby in tow. Was she making a statement? The message IMO was she is not worried about her challenger, she does not take him serious and she is not going to change her routine ways for her constituents. We do not know how she represents her constituency but we do know she is not going to change it.

All we can do is allow Joe Benavides to tell us how is going to represent his constituents.

We can ask him questions and hear his answers.

With Joe Benavides' incumbent opponent we dont have to ask her anything because we have her record to refer to.

The only thing I remember is that, "She could work harder" if she gave herself a pay raise.

I also know she was walking around when she should have been working.

As far as the Family name and integrity, we might should ask the ME about the trangressions.

Ask her about the real reason she decided to run.

Parkdale Bank: Ray Mc Murrey Is From Here, He Still Believes Like It Says In The Intro, "I'll be a straight-shooter & a square-dealer "& He Does "Reme

Parkdale Bank: Ray Mc Murrey Is From Here, He Still Believes Like It Says In The Intro, "I'll be a straight-shooter & a square-dealer "& He Does "Remember The Alamo"


"I'll be as hardy of mind as I am of body. I'll be a straight-shooter and a square-dealer. My family name will be sacred My word will be as good as any contract. I'll remember the Alamo. I'll stick by my friends. And I'll eat more chicken-fried steak."

"We do not win by replacing a corporate Republican with a corporate Democrat," said Mr. McMurrey, speaking to about a dozen supporters at an East Austin residence.


Ray told me this before he spoke at his Official Announcement to run against the Corporate Democratic Military Industrial Complex Candidate for Texas US Senator.

A very passionate candidate who is anything other than a fake or what some like to call a politician.

Ray is not a Politician and this is a very very positive attribute.

Dont get me wrong he is very well suited for the Senate and the diplomacy is there but there is a sternness that demands his respect kind of like the respect and command he possesses in the classroom. I think we can all agree, if he can handle our youth in the classroom he will do well for us in Washington.

Two more things

Remember the Alamo

and

Stay tuned for Jan 2 next year.

"We do not win by replacing a corporate Republican with a corporate Democrat," said Mr. McMurrey, speaking to about a dozen supporters at an East Austin residence.


Ray Mc Murrey is from Corpus Christi.

He tells us upfront of his progressive leanings and his disappointment in both of the Hegemonic Parties.

Hegemony,.... Watch the Movie "Hot Fuzz".

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Dancing Politicos: Texas Monthly Web Press: Fil & Junior John ( the Two Juniors) dont give a hoot about a VA Hospital or Children’s Healthcare, they d

Dancing Politicos: Texas Monthly Web Press: Fil & Junior John ( the Two Juniors) dont give a hoot about a VA Hospital or Children’s Healthcare, they dont care about S TX

On the lamb........
Posted on December 23, 2007 at 07:27:59 AM by Borrego/Laurels Acres sold ....?title


Post 1 December 23, 2007 at 6:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What a superficial column! This is never about anything substantive- never discusses any real political issues. This lady is just a groupie at council and commissioner's meetings, reporting the stupid things they do or say.

The last week of the year is when people are making their final decisions to run for office. Something could have been written about attorneys thinking of challenging the rude Judge Longoria or what happened about possible opponents to Juan Garcia but no she'd rather talk about nonsense. If she wants to learn more about what commissioners are thinking when they dress the same perhaps she can do a series hiding out in each politician's closet and watching and listening to them dress- and the Caller - Times can get someone to deal with the more serious issues.

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Yes post 1 , it may be superficial , but is that earning the money we paid for them to "work harder"?

How much does faux "cleric" Tyne r Little earn? Enough for him to be elevated by the County Judge to "Reverend, are you all set?"

When did this happen? Dress rehearsal for another Loyd (Insurance) deal perhaps, but it was whatever "Kneel" wanted it to be.

What is 9/10th's of the law? Abandonment?
WACO?!?

This is criminal why does Jaime Powell not report "eminent domain" this crime fraud? Paul Jones & Ennis Joslin land giveaway?

Or the Pat rick Birmingham CCCC discrimination?



"A-B-C.....easy as 1-2-3.....it-is -free, it is wise to remember, no one rides for free.

We can always tell when you lie, your lips move.

Paid to fluff, all that is tough....


I'll take......
Posted on December 23, 2007 at 12:27:41 PM by Jaime Kenedeno



prime rib for 1000 Alex.

I mean, really..... we need to give Alex Garcia the boot and find somebody who will not only unite but to invigorate the State of the County Politics and engage the Citizenry of Nueces County Voters Voting.

We need to realize the one's who profit from division and it is not the average Nueces County Citizen.

We have State of the County events held with the publics money; yet the public was never invited.

We have the hyenas circling and making advances (but we do not see them). They are dressed in Lambs Clothing.






South Texas Chisme: Could it be true, Is Fil Vela involved with Connie Scott?

Treasurer?

TLR hates South Texas, does that include Connie and her Hubby?

WATTS his name? Mike Scott?

The Two Juniors represent not a mainstream Texas but they represent the Transplanted Texans (like Bush) and the Elite Texans (like K.C.Rove).


Junior John will say WATT ever it takes to get re elected.

>Why hasn't anyone gone after Filemon personally as a way to derail Rose?
>If you go to www.fec.gov and follow the instructions on finding out who
>gave to whom, how much, and when, then load up Filemon Vela as an
>Individual Search you'll see he's made significant contributions to two
>notorious politicians. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Senator Robert
>Menendez (D-NJ). Hunter is an undicted coconspirator in the very same mess
>that sent ex-rep "Duke" Cunningham's ass to prison recently, and Menendez
>is currently under federal investigation for shady real estate dealings by
>renting a building he owns to a non-profit and pocketing $300, 000.00 in
>taxpayer subsidies.



Junior John is working with Fil Vela Jr. & Federal Prosecutors (in the Valley, CC, SA & Houston) to Manufacture White Collar Crime and use it as a Political Strongarm when the Political Strongarm should be accomplishments and the actual construction of a VA Hospital in the Valley.




Junior John has got to figure in this mix and Fil is the inroads (for Cornyn) into South Texas. We need to put a Big Stop Sign up in Robstown and inform them about Connie Scott as I understand Fil Vela is her campaign manager or treasurer and Mike Scott is a TLR guy with a title












Friday, December 14, 2007

Texas Monthly Web Press

Texas Monthly Web Press: Search page for "lab"



If Houston, Texas weren't, thanks to the power of oil and the military industrialist complex that defends it, the shadow capital of the world, I'd say Mr. Treece was right. Instead he's wrong.
The Houston Crime Lab is the printing press for Mob and CIA get-out-of-jail-free-cards and licenses-to-kill.
This is the biggest local, state, national AND international news story to come down the Pike in the history of the Republic. Period. NO national scandal compares...not Tammany Hall, not the Texas Veterans Land Board Scandal, not Watergate, not Iran-Contra nor the S&L Scandal..though the Iran-Contra and S&L Scandal are part of this story.
Iran-Contra was operating out of Texas and Louisiana and thanks to a qui tam law suit involving former Under-Secretary at HUD, Catherine Austin Fitts, we learned that Houston was also ground-zero of the S&L slime pit.Drug money was being funneled through HUD loans to fund the Contras.
KBR, Halliburton, Temple-Inland (on whose board sits the CEO of the Carlyle Group), Air Products and Chemicals (on whose board sits L Paul Bremer), etc. all have a substantial presence in Houston and Ellington Field, Houston, was not only home to Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers during WWII, whose mercenary efforts were funded by Indo-China's drug money, but also home to key Iran-Contra personalities in the 1980's including James R Bath

Sunday, December 09, 2007

B.A.C.A.L.A.: Velacrat is making friends with the Federal Entrapment gang and sycophants up to the ones he believes will elevate his Rose

B.A.C.A.L.A.: Abel Hererro has proven himself and his record is there for all to see; he is a fine representative



Abel Hererro has proven himself and his record is there for all to see. I am proud of Abel, he is a fine representative.

There is a natural law I always like to follow, "If it isnt broke , then it don't need fixin".

On the other hand,


















Velacrat is making friends with the Federal Entrapment gang and sycophants up to the ones he believes will elevate his Rose to a Federal Judicial Bench.




Is Fil Vela going into the fraud abuse prosecution racket & the manufacturing of fraud abuse prosecutions?

Inroads (for GOP) into South Texas?
















Hurt? Injured? Need a Lawyer? Too Bad!



















TLR?? ..................................three little bitty letters;















nah, I wouldnt worry bout em.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

When did Rick James get so much Appointment Power?.......What is required for those who want it bad enough?



Appointment Opportunities
This list reflects the opportunities for board and commission appointments with positions expiring in the next 12 to 18 months.

Last updated November 15, 2007.

It is subject to change on a daily basis as appointments are made and as resignations are received. If you have questions regarding the continued availability of a position or the qualifications for a particular board or commission, please call our office.

Opportunities in Chronological Order
NOTE:
# indicates number of positions available for appointment
Date indicates the day on which the appointments become available


BOARD # Date
Agricultural Finance Authority Board of Directors, Texas 3 1/1/07
Securities Board, State 2 1/20/07
Acupuncture Examiners, Texas State Board of 3 1/31/07
Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, Texas 2 1/31/07
Architectural Examiners, Texas Board of 3 1/31/07
Blind & Visually Impaired, Governing Board of the Texas School for the 2 1/31/07
Building & Procurement Commission, Texas 1 1/31/07
Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Council 8 1/31/07
Deaf, Governing Board of the Texas School for the 3 1/31/07
Facilities Commission, Texas 1 1/31/07
Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of 2 1/31/07
Jail Standards, Commission on 2 1/31/07
Land Surveying, Texas Board of Professional 2 1/31/07
Manufactured Housing Board 2 1/31/07
Nurse Examiners, Board of 4 1/31/07
Optometry Board, Texas 3 1/31/07
Pension Review Board, State 1 1/31/07
Physical Therapy Examiners, Texas Board of 3 1/31/07
Private Security Board, Texas 2 1/31/07
Real Estate Commission, Texas 1 1/31/07
Real Estate Research Advisory Committee 3 1/31/07
Aging and Disability Services Council 3 2/1/07
Automobile Theft Prevention Authority 2 2/1/07
Brazos River Authority Board of Directors 7 2/1/07
Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Council on 1 2/1/07
Chiropractic Examiners, Texas Board of 3 2/1/07
Colorado River Authority, Lower 1 2/1/07
Colorado River Authority, Upper 3 2/1/07
Correctional Managed Health Care Committee 1 2/1/07
Counselors, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional 3 2/1/07
Criminal Justice, Texas Board of 3 2/1/07
Dental Examiners, State Board of 5 2/1/07
Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee 1 2/1/07
Developmental Disabilities, Executive Committee of the Texas Office for the Prevention of 1 2/1/07
Developmental Disabilities, Texas Council for 7 2/1/07
Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee 1 2/1/07
Educator Certification, State Board for 2 2/1/07
Environmental Education Partnership Fund Board, Texas 2 2/1/07
Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council, Texas 1 2/1/07
Fire Protection, Texas Commission on 3 2/1/07
Funeral Service Commission, Texas 3 2/1/07
Guadalupe River Authority, Upper 3 2/1/07
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, Board of Directors 3 2/1/07
Health and Human Services Council 3 2/1/07
Health Disparities Task Force 1 2/1/07
Human Rights, Commission on 2 2/1/07
Indigent Defense, Task Force on 2 2/1/07
Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, Texas State Council for 1 2/1/07
Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission, Texas Emancipation 2 2/1/07
Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board Examiners of 3 2/1/07
Medical & Mental Impairments, TDCJ Advisory Committee on Offenders with 4 2/1/07
Medical Physicists, Texas Board of Licensure for Professional 3 2/1/07
Municipal Retirement System Board of Trustees, Texas 2 2/1/07
Neches River Municipal Water Auth. Bd. of Directors, Upper 1 2/1/07
Nueces River Authority Board of Directors 7 2/1/07
Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee 3 2/1/07
Occupational Therapy Examiners, Texas Board of 2 2/1/07
Pardons & Paroles, Board of 1` 2/1/07
Parks & Wildlife Commission 1 2/1/07
Pest Control Board, Texas Structural 2 2/1/07
Physical Therapy & Occupation Therapy Examiners, Executive Council of 1 2/1/07
Preservation Board, State 1 2/1/07
Prison Industries Oversight Authority, Private Sector 3 2/1/07
Product Development & Small Business Incubator Board 3 2/1/07
Public Finance Authority, Texas 3 2/1/07
Review Committee, State Community Development 9 2/1/07
Rio Grande Regional Water Authority 4 2/1/07
Risk Management, State Office of 2 2/1/07
School Safety Center Board, Texas 4 2/1/07
Sex Offender Treatment, Council on 2 2/1/07
Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of 2 2/1/07
Texas Southern University Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/1/07
Transportation Commission, Texas 2 2/1/07
Workforce Commission, Texas 1 2/1/07
Tax Professional Examiners, Board of 2 3/1/07
OneStar National Service Commission 1 3/15/07
Trinity River Authority Board of Directors 8 3/15/07
Radiation Advisory Board 5 4/16/07
Military Facilities Commission, Texas 2 4/30/07
Lavaca-Navidad River Authority 3 5/1/07
Historian, Texas State 1 5/29/07
Coastal Coordination Council 2 5/31/07
Rio Grande Compact Commission 1 6/9/07
Polygraph Examiners Board 2 6/18/07
Judicial Council, Texas 2 6/30/07
Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors, Texas 1 7/1/07
Sabine River Authority of Texas 3 7/6/07
Podiatric Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of 3 7/10/07
Health Coordinating Council, Statewide 4 8/1/07
Veterinary Medical Examiners, State Board of 3 8/26/07
School Land Board 1 8/29/07
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders, Texas Council on 2 8/31/07
Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas 3 8/31/07
One Call Board 4 8/31/07
Pharmacy, Texas State Board of 3 8/31/07
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, State Board of Examiners for 3 8/31/07
Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees 3 8/31/07
Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents 3 8/31/07
University of Houston System Board of Regents 3 8/31/07
Water Advisory Council, Texas 1 8/31/07
Youth Commission, Texas 2 8/31/07
Dietitians, Texas State Board of Examiners of 3 9/1/07
Economic Development Stakeholders, Advisory Board of 2 9/1/07
Emergency Communications, Commission on State 2 9/1/07
Emergency Services Personnel Retirement Fund, State Board of Trustees of the TX Statewide 3 9/1/07
Forensic Science Commission, Texas 4 9/1/07
Genetic Services, Interagency Council for 2 9/1/07
On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council 6 9/1/07
Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee 11 9/1/07
Workforce Investment Council, Texas 1 9/1/07
Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors 3 9/5/07
Plumbing Examiners, Texas State Board of 3 9/5/07
Animal Health Commission, Texas 5 9/6/07
Engineers, Texas Board of Professional 3 9/26/07
Library and Archives Commission, Texas State 2 9/28/07
Seed and Plant Board, State 3 10/6/07
Independent Living Council, State 5 10/24/07
Rehabilitation Council of Texas 7 10/29/07
Psychologists, Texas State Board of Examiners of 3 10/31/07
Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas 1 11/15/07
Judicial Conduct, State Commission on 1 11/19/07
Hearing Instruments, St. Comm. of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of 3 12/31/07
Humanities Texas 3 12/31/07
Public Safety Commission 1 12/31/07
Retirement System, Texas County and District 3 12/31/07
Veterans Commission, Texas 2 12/31/07
Water Development Board, Texas 2 12/31/07
Women, Governor's Commission for 13 12/31/07
Agricultural Finance Authority Board of Directors, Texas 2 1/01/07
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council 5 1/01/08
Medical Board District Four Review Committee, Texas 2 1/15/08
Medical Board District One Review Committee, Texas 2 1/15/08
Medical Board District Three Review Committee, Texas 2 1/15/08
Medical Board District Two Review Committee, Texas 2 1/15/08
Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, Texas 1 1/31/08
Crime Victims’ Institute Advisory Council 6 1/31/08
A&M University System Board of Regents, Texas 1 2/01/08
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Texas Council on 3 2/01/08
Cancer Council, Texas 1 2/01/08
Disabilities, Governor’s Committee on People with 6 2/01/08
Finance Commission of Texas 3 2/01/08
Historical Records Advisory Board 1 2/01/08
Industrialized Building Code Council, Texas 1 2/01/08
Inspector General for Health & Human Services, Office of 1 2/01/08
Midwestern State University Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
School Safety Center Board, Texas 5 2/01/08
Soil and Water Conservation Board 1 2/01/08
Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
Texas Southern University Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
Texas State University System Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
Texas Tech University System Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
Texas Women’s University Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
University of Houston Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
University of North Texas Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
University of Texas System Board of Regents (Student Regent) 1 2/01/08
Midwestern State University Board of Regents 3 2/25/08
One Star Foundation 1 3/15/08
One Star National Foundation 4 3/15/08
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission 1 3/17/08
Gulf Coast and Atlantic States Regional Task Force 2 4/20/08
Outer Continental Shelf Policy Advisory Committee 1 5/18/08

Thursday, November 15, 2007

South Texas Judicial Watch Dog Authority: A Bill for the Creation of a Robstown Nueces County Constitutional Judge?

Now, Dick Cheney can shoot who he pleases and whenever he chooses to; after all was not Bo Hubert (John John's Consanguinity) one of the ones who covered the incident up for the inebriated Dick ?

South Texas Judicial Watch Dog Authority: I submit the legislation to be illegal, unconstitutional and in violation of election codes, government codes and a circumvention of trickery to spite the failed legislation that attempted (and failed) to create a new Judicial district in Kleberg & Kenedy Counties.

Sen Bill 1951 of the 80th Leg: 1 District Court with 2 District Attorneys no where else but the 105

Posted on November 14, 2007 at 11:52:34 PM by Jaime Kenedeno



Isn't that like having 2 Attorney Generals for the same state.

Can a County elect 2 County Attorneys

Can a County have 2 County Attorneys for the same county.

ADA's & ACA's are not elected nor are they appointed to serve by the Governor.

I submit the legislation to be illegal, unconstitutional and in violation of election codes, government codes and a circumvention of trickery to spite the failed legislation that attempted to create a new district in Kleberg & Kenedy Counties.

The legislation that created the New District Attorney Position in Kleberg & Kenedy County must be challenged.

There is only one district.

There can only exist 1 District Attorney per District.

"Anything else, would be uncivilized"

Senate Bill 1951 of the 80th Legislature

Political Bigomy After All Karl Rove is From Utah
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 00:41:33 AM by Jaime Kenedeno



Is it not illegal for two to be espoused to one?

Think we can legislate another Congressional Rep for the 27th Cong Dist to help Solomon with the "backlog" of legislation in the applicable counties.

The precedent has been created get busy and start exploiting it.

A Robstown Nueces County Constitutional Judge?

Create a County Constitutional Judge's office for both Robstown & Calallen/Annavile, and get Gov. Rick Perry to give the nod to Patti or Randolph Boothe or Sam Keech as first County Constitutional Judge of Robstown & Calallen/Annaville.


Political Bigomy After All Karl Rove is From Utah
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 00:41:33 AM by Jaime Kenedeno



Is it not illegal for two to be espoused to one?

Think we can legislate another Congressional Rep for the 27th Cong Dist to help Solomon with the "backlog" of legislation in the applicable counties.

The precedent has been created get busy and start exploiting it.

A Robstown Nueces County Constitutional Judge?

Create a County Constitutional Judge's office for both Robstown & Calallen/Annavile, and get Gov. Rick Perry to give the nod to Patti or Randolph Boothe or Sam Keech as first County Constitutional Judge of Robstown & Calallen/Annaville.


Potential Juror 26........
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 00:59:29 AM by d1

was told "Just trying to stay out of trouble"....LIAR...because If you were "you lied"!

Go back to Iraq where they need your kind of prosecution......I forgot your Farsi/Arabic sucks.

"Your Honor, I'm gonna have to spend the rest of the summer in the library"

More like the rest of your life......Your hate is well documented as you can READ English, do you understand/comprehend English?

TLR/Totally Live Recognition........Now, Dick Cheney can shoot who he pleases and whenever he choices to.

With you in his pocket....no need to utilize Jaime Powell.
WATT is the Number of the Judicial District for this so called District Attorney
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 01:21:39 AM by Jaime Kenedeno

Sec. 43.182. DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR KLEBERG AND KENEDY
COUNTIES. (a) The voters of Kleberg and Kenedy Counties elect a
district attorney. The district attorney has the same powers and
duties as other district attorneys and serves the district courts
of Kleberg and Kenedy Counties.
(b) The district attorney shall attend each term and session
of the district courts of Kleberg and Kenedy Counties and shall
represent the state in criminal cases pending in those courts. The
district attorney has control of any case heard on petition of writ
of habeas corpus before any district or inferior court in the
district.

(c) The commissioners courts of the counties comprising the
district may supplement the state salary of the district attorney.
The amount of the supplement may not exceed $12,000 a year. The
supplemental salary must be paid proportionately by the
commissioners court of each county according to the population of
the county. The supplemental salary may be paid from the officers'
salary fund of a county. If that fund is inadequate, the
commissioners court may transfer the necessary funds from the
general fund of the county.


The Legislation Failed but if you notice the language is the same
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 01:26:39 AM by Jaime Kenedeno



Sec.i24.567.ii423RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT (KENEDY AND KLEBERG COUNTIES). (a) The 423rd Judicial District is composed of Kenedy and Kleberg Counties.

(b)iiThe 423rd District Court shall give preference to criminal cases.

(c)iiIn addition to other jurisdiction provided by law, the 423rd District Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the county courts in Kenedy and Kleberg Counties and the statutory county court in Kleberg County over all matters of civil and criminal

3832 79th Legislature — Regular Session 79th Day

jurisdiction, original and appellate, in cases over which a county court has jurisdiction under the constitution and laws of this state. Matters and proceedings in the concurrent jurisdiction of the 423rd District Court and the county court or county court at law may be filed in either court and all cases of concurrent jurisdiction may be transferred between the 423rd District Court, the county court, and the county court at law. However, a case may not be transferred from one court to another without the consent of the judge of the court to which it is transferred, and a case may not be transferred unless it is within the jurisdiction of the court to which it is transferred.

(b)iiSection 24.207, Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec.i24.207.ii105TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ([KENEDY, KLEBERG, AND] NUECES COUNTY [COUNTIES]). (a) The 105th Judicial District is composed of [Kenedy, Kleberg, and] Nueces County [counties]. The court shall give preference to criminal cases.

(b)iiThe terms of the 105th District Court begin[:

[(1)iiin Kenedy County on the first Mondays in June and December;

[(2)iiin Kleberg County on the first Mondays in April and October; and

[(3)iiin Nueces County] on the first Mondays in February and August.

(c)iiThe judge, with the approval of the commissioners court, may appoint an official interpreter of the court [in Nueces County] who serves at the will of the judge. The official interpreter shall take both the constitutional oath of office and an oath that he will faithfully interpret all testimony in the district court as official interpreter. The oath is sufficient for his service as official interpreter in all cases in the court [in Nueces County] during the interpreter's term of office. The judge may also assign the official interpreter to assist the court's probation officer in the discharge of the probation officer's duties.

(c)iiThe heading to Section 43.148, Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec.i43.148.iiKENEDY, KLEBERG, AND NUECES COUNTIES [105TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT].

(d)iiSubsections (a) and (c), Section 43.148, Government Code, are amended to read as follows:

(a)iiThe voters of Kenedy, Kleberg, and Nueces counties [the 105th Judicial District] elect a district attorney. The district attorney has the same powers and duties as other district attorneys and serves all the district, county, and justice courts of Nueces County and the district courts of Kleberg and Kenedy counties.

(c)iiThe commissioners courts of Kenedy, Kleberg, and Nueces [the] counties [comprising the district] may supplement the state salary of the district attorney. The amount of the supplement may not exceed $12,000 a year. The supplemental salary must be paid proportionately by the commissioners court of each county according to the population of the county. The supplemental salary may be paid from the officers' salary fund of a county. If that fund is inadequate, the commissioners court may transfer the necessary funds from the general fund of the county.

(e)iiThe local administrative district judge shall transfer all cases from Kenedy and Kleberg Counties that are pending in the 105th District Court on September 1, 2005, to the 423rd District Court.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 SENATE JOURNAL 3833

(f)iiWhen a case is transferred as provided by Subsection (e) of this section, all processes, writs, bonds, recognizances, or other obligations issued from the 105th District Court are returnable to the 423rd District Court as if originally issued by that court. The obligees on all bonds and recognizances taken in and for the 105th District Court and all witnesses summoned to appear in the 105th District Court are required to appear before the 423rd District Court as if originally required to appear before that court.

(g)iiThe 423rd Judicial District is created September 1, 2005.

SECTIONi7.ii(a)iiEffective January 1, 2007, Subchapter C, Chapter 24, Government Code, is amended by adding Section 24.569 to read as follows:

Failed Creation of the 423rd District

Why did they try to create the 423rd Judcial District?
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 01:36:58 AM by Jaime Kenedeno



Sounds like how Hitler thought

Did they think they needed a new Judicial District to create the new District Attorney position?

We have here in this situation a District Attorney without a Judicial District.

Tell me I am wrong and back it up, any takers?



Monday, October 15, 2007

In a 1996 case, the 14th Court of Appeals ruled that the Klein Independent School District must release information to the parents of a student in the






The Texas Public Information Act
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Effective September 1, 1999, changes to the Public Information Act (Government Code Chapter 552) will improve access to records for most people seeking information from state or local government. As a follow-up to our report "Break the Dam: Access to Public Information in Texas," Consumers Union publishes this short guide to the reforms enacted by the 76th Legislature. We also identify some new concerns, and hope that well informed requestors can avoid the potential pitfalls in the revised Act. This guide should not be construed as legal advice, and we recommend that anyone attempting to use the Public Information Act refer directly to the statute or consult a qualified attorney.

New Pitfalls:
"Repetitious or redundant" requests (SB 1851)

Despite opposition from public interest and media organizations, the legislature enacted a new provision in the statute that could delay or limit access to public information, unless requestors know about it and plan ahead. Under new Texas Government Code Chapter 552.232, a governmental body does not have to provide copies of the exact same information more than once.

Under the new provision, if you have asked for and been given access to copies-and you ask for it again-the governmental body may respond with a letter "certifying" that you have already been given access to this information. The governmental body can respond in this way even if you never actually saw the information. This could happen if you request copies, never pick them up, and request them again later. This new provision, purportedly drafted to prevent "harassment" of officials, could be used to limit or deny access to public records.

The "certification" procedure only applies when the same person asks for the information more than once. The government's right to "certify" does not apply to information for which the governmental body has not previously furnished copies. It is unclear what governmental bodies will do with requests where a portion of the information was previously made available but much of the request is new.

To avoid this problem altogether, it is more important than ever to collect the copies you request.

Application of the Public Information Act

You may now review records of certain quasi-governmental entities that were not clearly covered by the Act in the past.

· Certain Houston-Area Property Owners Associations (new 552.0035, HB 3407): A property owners association is subject to the Public Information Act if it is in Harris or an adjacent county, membership is mandatory for certain categories of residents, the association has the power to assess a fee on residents, and the fee is (or has ever been) based on property value.

· Open-enrollment charter schools (amendment to Education Code 12.105(b), HB 211): The education code now specifies that any requirement of the Public Information Act that applies to school districts, school boards, or school children now applies to open-enrollment charter schools.

New Exceptions

Unfortunately, the legislature elected to close access to several types of information formerly available to the public.

· Economic development information (new 552.131, SB 1851): A new exception will allow governmental bodies to keep information confidential if it relates to "a financial or other incentive being offered" to a business prospect or if it relates to a trade secret or commercial or financial information of the business prospect. After an agreement (for tax incentives, utility discounts, land development, etc) is actually made between a governmental body and a company, the details of the financial incentives are public. It is not clear from the statutory language whether information about financial incentives offered but not taken will become public. We believe it will.

· Public Utility Information (new 552.131, SB 7): The electricity deregulation bill created a broad new exception for information that the governing body of a public electric or gas utility "in good faith determines" is related to the utility's competitive activity. This exception applies even if the public utility opts out of competition. The new provision also excepts the text of any resolution of the utility governing body that outlines which issues, activities or matters constitute competitive matters. The attorney general's determination will be limited to (1) whether the governing body acted in good faith, and (2) whether the information sought is reasonably related to a competitive matter. This exception is extremely broad, but the statute also contains a list of items still available to the public and anyone researching a public utility should review this list.

· Information relating to Inmates (new 552.131, HB 1379): This new exception generally closes information related to inmates of the Department of Criminal Justice. However, the breadth of the exception was mitigated by a new provision at 552.029 that lists specific information about inmates that must be released, including inmates names, unit, offense, dates of parole or release, basic information about the death of an inmate in custody, incidents involving the use of force, crimes involving inmates and more.

· Informers against school districts (new 552.131, HB 211): Although the statute previously exempted information that would reveal the identity of an informer, its application outside the criminal investigation context has been unclear. This new exception specifically closes the names of people who inform against a school district for either criminal, civil or regulatory enforcement, unless the person was involved in the illegal activity.

· Officers killed in the line of duty (amended 552.117, SB 1846): Certain personal information about officers killed in the line of duty will no longer be disclosed.

· Crime Victim's Compensation Fund (new 552.132, SB 1851): Crime victims who seek assistance from the Attorney General's crime victim compensation fund will be given the opportunity to elect to keep their name and other identifying information confidential. If a crime victim is actually awarded compensation, the name of the crime victim and the amount of compensation awarded are public.

Improvements to the Act: Narrower Exceptions

The changes to existing exceptions narrow them and fix problems long identified by advocates and citizens trying to get information.

· Audit working papers (552.116, SB 1851): "Draft" audit reports have been confidential under this exception, even if a "final" audit report was never released. Amendments to the audit working papers exception made "draft" audits open.

· Litigation (552.103, SB 1851): The attorney general and members of the public have consistently argued that the litigation exception is not designed to protect from the public anything that a governmental body believes might one day become a subject of litigation. Governmental bodies, however, have used this exception to keep information confidential for months or even years, waiting for some party to file a suit. The statute has now been amended to state clearly that the litigation exception only applies to information related to litigation that is "pending or reasonably anticipated on the date that the requestor applies" for the information.

· Trade secret (552.110, SB 1851): Regulated businesses and the agencies that supervise them have used the trade secret exception to protect a broad range of "commercial or financial" information filed with government. The legislature amended the Act to specify that "commercial or financial" information is only excepted if it is "demonstrated based on specific factual evidence that disclosure would cause substantial competitive harm."

Certain Information

Clearly Public (552.022, SB 1851)
Many have argued over the years that information falling into one of the "Categories of Public Information" (Sec. 552.022) is clearly public. These categories include completed government reports, names of officials, information used to estimate public expenditures, agency procedures, rules, policies, etc. However, the courts allowed governmental bodies to protect even this information if it also appeared to fall under one of the Act's exceptions.

The statute now states that the information listed in the "Categories of Public Information" is public, and not subject to the exceptions in the Public Information Act itself, unless the information is explicitly excepted under another provision of law. For example, a completed report by or for a governmental body is now clearly public, but a "market conduct" report issued by the Texas Department of Insurance remains confidential because a provision of the insurance code explicitly closes this report. The amendments to this section further clarify that a court may not order a governmental body to withhold any of the information in the "Categories of Public Information" unless the information is expressly made confidential under other law.

Some of the key items on this list include:

· administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect members of the public,
· a completed audit, evaluation or investigation made of, for or by a governmental body (except criminal investigation files closed under the law enforcement exception),
· most information relating to accounts, vouchers or contracts for the expenditure of public funds, and
· information used to estimate the need for public funds upon completion of the estimate.

Enforcement

· Mandamus - If a governmental body refuses to provide public information, you may file a writ of mandamus as before. However, the mandamus suit is facilitated in two ways:

1. As noted above, the governmental body may not argue exceptions that it did not first bring to the AG; and

2. Attorney fee provisions are somewhat more friendly to requestors. Under the new statute, a requestor will receive attorney fees unless the governmental body reasonably relied on a decision of the court or an AG opinion when it withheld the information.

· New Complaint Procedure - If you believe a governmental body has violated any provision of the Act you can file a compliant with your local district or county attorney. The district or county attorney must respond to your complaint within 31 days, and tell you whether a violation was committed and an action will be brought. If the local attorney elects not to bring an action, you may take your complaint to the AG.

Costs
For information the governmental body intends to provide you, it may charge for copies as before, but it may also charge for inspection of records where you take no copies if:

1. The governmental body has 16 or more full-time employees; and

2. The information requested is either older than five years or completely fills six or more archival boxes; and

3. The information will take more than five hours to make available for inspection;
Or

1. The governmental body has fewer than 16 full-time employees; and

2. The information requested is either older than three years or completely fills three or more archival boxes; and

3. The information will take more than two hours to make available for inspection.

If only some of the information is older than five years (or older than three years for smaller entities), we believe agencies cannot charge for inspection. The intent of this section was to provide some cost reimbursement for the time governmental bodies spend compiling records that are truly voluminous or in storage due to age. This issue may be clarified when the General Services Commission produces new rules governing charges under this section.

More Information

Consumers Union wants to know how governmental bodies use these new provisions. If you are unable to get information because an official "certifies" that it has already been given to you, or the new requirement that you accept an estimate of charges results in unnecessary delays, or any other provision becomes a problem for you, please give us a call at 512-477-4431, or email us at mitcka@consumer.org.

If you have specific questions related to a request for information, you may call the Open Records Hotline at the Office of the Attorney General at 512-478-6736.

If you wish to speak with an attorney related to an open records request, you may also contact the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Legal Hotline at 1-800-580-6651. While these attorneys cannot provide legal advice, they can help you with general information about your rights under the Act based on the facts you present.




Consumers Union Southwest Regional Office, June 1999






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Texas Public Information Act

The Texas Open Records Act was revised in the 1995 session of the legislature to include for the first time information stored electronically in computers. At the same time the name of the law was changed to the Texas Public Information Act.

Texas has had an open or public records law since 1973. The law grants access by the public to information held by governmental agencies. Before 1973, such records were not necessarily available.

The issue involving public records is an age-old one. Those who have control over the records want to limit access to them for all kinds of reasons. Citizenry, represented by the news media, believe that government and government records should be open.

It’s a traditional clash with the media taking the lead in reminding government officials that they are in fact public servants and that records do belong to the public. A study by The Dallas Morning News in 1993 revealed that many governmental agencies in the state routinely ignored requests for information covered under the Open Records Act.

The revised Texas Public Information Act begins with this pronouncement:

Under the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of representative government that adheres to the principle that government is the servant and not the master of the people, it is the policy of this state that each person is entitled, unless otherwise expressly provided by law, at all times to complete information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created. The provisions of this chapter shall be liberally construed to implement this policy.

This chapter shall be liberally construed in favor of granting a request for information.

—Government Code Chapter 552.

The revised act establishes a fee schedule for state and local governments to use in providing requested public records and a way to request records that are not created or stored by the government agency in the exact format the person requesting the information needs. Features of the new public information law apply to all levels of government in Texas, even local cities and police departments.

As an example, records stored in a typical fashion by an agency may be requested in a more usable format. A procedure for doing that is established in the new law. The agency may charge for providing the information as requested.

A government agency that receives an open records request must provide the information within 10 days unless the agency believes the requested information falls under one of the 26 exemptions to the law. If the agency believes the request falls in that category it must request an attorney general’s opinion.

The attorney general’s office must respond to this request for an opinion within 60 days or the information request will be automatically granted.

The attorney general’s office maintains an Open Government Hotline at 512 478 6736 or toll free at 877 673 6839.

If a person needs help getting information from any governmental agency, including local agencies, a compliance officer is available in the Open Records Division of the General Services Commission in Austin. The telephone number is 512 475 2497. Most recently the person in charge has been Hadassah Schloss. The office e-mail address is public.info@gsc.state.tx.us. Ms. Schloss’ e-mail address is hadassah.schloss@gsc.state.tx.us.

The Texas Public Information Act does not require the release of information contained in records of an educational agency or institution. In a 1996 case, the 14th Court of Appeals ruled that the Klein Independent School District must release information to the parents of a student in the district.
Law Enforcement Information

One of the ongoing controversies has to do with information compiled by law enforcement agencies. Once upon a time, such reports were normally available to the press, although the access was not required by law.

A section in the Public Information Act exempts information held by law enforcement agencies or prosecutors that deals with “the detection, investigation, or prosecution of crime.”

The attorney general’s office has tried to clarify what that means in a series of rulings.

One of the rulings said that law enforcement agencies that followed the practice of providing records before the Open Records Act was passed were not prohibited by the act from continuing that practice. The intention of the legislature was not, the ruling said, “to close to the press sources of information to which it had access under prior agency policies.”

In 1976, the Supreme Court of Texas in an appeal brought by the Houston Chronicle ruled that the front pages of offense reports and administrative reports must be made available.

A ruling by the Supreme Court in Holmes v. Morales in 1996 said that only the most basic facts of closed criminal cases must be divulged. The case was brought by John B. Holmes Jr., the district attorney of Harris County. The ruling permits district attorneys to withhold closed case files from the public.
The Attorney General’s Opinion

In 1999 the attorney general issued an opinion about basic information that must be released by law enforcement agencies.

The information that must be released is:

The name, age, address, race, sex, occupation, alias and physical condition of an arrested person;

The date and time of the arrest;

The offense charged and the court in which it is filed;

The details of an arrest;

Booking information;

The notation of any release or transfer;

Bonding information;

The location of the crime;

The identification and description of the complainant;

The premises involved;

The time of the occurrence of the crime;

The property involved;

The vehicles involved, if any.

A description of the weather;

A detailed description of the offense; and

The names of the arresting and investigating officers.

(OR99-0436)
Texas Public Information Handbook

An excellent book about the Public Information Act is available from the attorney general’s office. It is the Public Information Handbook and it may be obtained by writing the attorney general’s office at Post Office Box 12548, Austin 78711-2548 or by telephone at 512 463 2100.

The attorney general’s web site is www.oag.state.tx.us.
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas

Since 1978, the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas has been a force for open government in the state.

The foundation was begun with a grant from the Belo Foundation, and it has been supported through the years by a host of media companies, law firms and individuals.

The foundation operates with a board of directors and an advisory council.

The foundation publishes a Texas Freedom of Information Handbook. It publishes a quarterly newsletter. It has an annual meeting and sponsors ongoing educational programs.

The foundation’s web site is www.foift.org. Inquiries may be made by e-mail at foift@airmail.net. The telephone number is 214 977 6658.

The foundation operates an FOI hotline 24 hours a day at 1 800 580 6651.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Texas Public Education Watchdog Authority: Why would Texas re elect a loser who ALWAYS votes against education and Texas children?

Texas Public Education Watchdog Authority: Why would Texas re elect a loser who ALWAYS votes against education and Texas children?

Why would Texas re elect a loser who ALWAYS votes against education and Texas children?


Cornyn poised in re-election fight to stick by Bush on taxes, Iraq
Republican seeking second U.S. Senate term next year is banking that voters will back him on stands he's taken.
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By W. Gardner Selby
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

For someone who proclaims his independence from the White House, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas can still sound like a cheerleader for President Bush.

Speaking to fellow Republicans in Fort Worth at a presidential straw poll recently, Cornyn staked a claim to re-election next year as a pro-war, anti-tax candidate who expects to match up with voter sentiments in his home state.

Ralph Barrera
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John Cornyn says he has differed with Bush some.

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He stressed his support for the course Bush has set in Iraq and suggested that voters can rely only on Republicans to extend the tax cuts Bush made in his first term.

Two Democratic Senate hopefuls, San Antonio lawyer Mikal Watts and state Rep. Rick Noriega of Houston, are counting on voters to hold Cornyn accountable for Republican stewardship of Congress in the first four years of his six-year term.

"People will not rehire someone who has had bad plans replaced by more bad plans," Noriega said.

Watts called Cornyn a senator "who parrots exactly what he's told to say by this administration and Karl Rove," the former White House counselor.

Cornyn, who ran in 2002 as part of "Team Bush," said in an August interview that he has been a Bush ally on judicial appointments and the war on terrorism but that he has also parted with his friend on a few issues.

A Cornyn proposal to allow greater access to federal records has cleared the Senate without White House backing. Cornyn also is among senators at odds with the president by proposing to give states alternative ways of complying with the federal education accountability system that Bush started.

Also, he and Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., are seeking to grant the Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over tobacco and ingredients including nicotine, a step yet to be endorsed by Bush.

This summer, Cornyn opposed the Bush-favored compromise on changes to immigration policy. The senator unsuccessfully offered an amendment barring felons and other offenders from legal residency.

He later called Bush tone-deaf on the issue. "I don't think he had any real concept of the public engagement on that issue," he said.

In Fort Worth, though, Cornyn said Bush was absolutely right to raise the specter of Vietnam when discussing Democrats' calls for a timed withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

If American forces leave prematurely, Cornyn said, the region will plunge into a humanitarian crisis, and unwatched terrorists will plot attacks. "Unless we get the job done, they will follow us here," he said. "And we've got to make sure that never ever happens again. Not another 9/11, not ever."

His Democratic opponents each noted that as young men, Cornyn and Bush didn't serve in Vietnam.

Noriega, a lieutenant colonel in the Texas National Guard, said, "Comparing Vietnam to the Middle East is like comparing apples to wheat; they are not in the same food group. Differences include geography, terrain, cultures, religion, technology, history of region, just to name a few. This is just another example of the unfortunate circumstance we face when we have leaders who have not walked the walk."

Watts said, "I don't think there is a plan for victory in Iraq. ... We have to stay in the region, but I don't think we should be standing around on street corners getting shot at while we observe someone else's civil war."

On the domestic front, Cornyn charged Democrats with planning not to extend tax cuts enacted at Bush's request starting in 2001. Barring congressional action, cuts of income, capital gains, dividends and other taxes will expire in 2011.

On Capitol Hill, the cuts are rated either Bush's keystone domestic achievement or a gift to the nation's wealthiest residents.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that extending the tax cuts would cost the government more than $1.8 trillion through 2017.

Tax-cut advocates say such money rightly belongs to taxpayers.

Cornyn's take: Democrats will let into law the biggest tax increase in history.

"They're going to do it without a single vote unless we get the majority back," he said. "They're going to do it because the tax relief that we passed under President Bush back in 2003 will expire unless we make it permanent. And we have to get the majority back and keep taxes low and keep America growing."

Watts said he would review each tax cut one by one but opposes extending cuts for the wealthy as long as government runs a deficit.

Noriega called it "blatantly false" to forecast all the cuts vanishing.

Nationally, 52 percent of voters favored making the tax cuts permanent in a poll conducted this year by Moore Information, an Oregon-based research firm. Thirty-eight percent preferred to let the cuts expire, and 10 percent had no opinion.

Republicans and a plurality of independents supported making the cuts permanent. A majority of Democrats wished to see them expire.

About half of respondents agreed that the cuts should be extended only for households with annual incomes of less than $150,000. About a third of voters favored making the cuts permanent for everyone.

Jason Furman, an economist and senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, an independent research outfit, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee last week that extending the cuts would widen after-tax income gaps between Americans.

Furman said a best-case U.S. Treasury projection suggests an extremely slight impact on the economy, with extended cuts more likely increasing the national debt and reducing government savings.

An eventual need to repay the cuts, he said, would drive down disposable income as taxpayers see cuts in government programs or bumps in taxes to bankroll the cuts, leaving at least three in four households with lower after-tax incomes.

"There is no free lunch because, ultimately, the government faces a budget constraint," Furman said.

wgselby@statesman.com, 445-3644

Monday, August 06, 2007

"Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and all ships at sea," "Let’s go to press!


Just got back from hooking some Big Reds at the Mother Lagoon. Now, that's WATT I'm talkin bout invoking a FIGHT. I had not had an opportunity to read the Caller Times and Jamie Powell's Political Pulse and one of the guys came up and starting telling us how Junior John attacked the internet community and Mikal WATTSFORSENATE Campaign amateur. He said, "They are talking about you all over the Newspaper today". I asked him, "What do you mean? Who is "they"?

He said that Senator guy Cornyn, he is saying that the blogs and the internet message are an amateur way for WATTS to Campaign. He is saying Mikal Watts but he is talking about you.

Well, I am not with the WATTSFORSENATE Campaign but I am going against Junior John.

The said to me, you must be starting to irritate them, getting to them with things they cannot defend or else he wouldn't say anything.

I told him, "I am a fly, and I am going a Junior John, I am now in his ear, He will scratch and scratch at his ear trying to get me out, he will scratch until he is bleeding, he will himself to death trying to get me out of his ear."
Rothenberg Report, calling Watts' campaign Web site video, "the silliest, most transparent attempt to deliver a message I have ever seen."
Who is Rothenberg and why should we care WATT he says? It is enough to know he is trying to get Junior John re-elected. His writing is meaningless rhetoric. Transparent? Transparency is a good thing, but obviously transparency is a negative attribute of Government according to the GOP?
"If this is Mikal Watts' first attempt to draw attention to his campaign via the Internet he may ought to use another medium," said Texas GOP spokesman Hans Klingler. "Watts invoking the word 'fight' without the slightest idea or experience in any elected or leadership arena is comical."

We (Los Kenedenos) were going after Junior John prior to any Watts intentions to challenge the Junior Senator. Besides, why would a GOP Spokesman advise us? We are definitely in a good medium current or else ole Hans would not be advising us to "use another medium". We are definitely connecting with the "sweet spot" and they keep on changing pitchers. As far as fight, come and get it BOYS. Amateur, we take that as a compliment and it is a true statement, in our case.

WATT are you scared of Junior John?

Bring it now and may we dance everyday until the day when Texas will make their choice.

Invoking the word Fight?
"without the slightest idea or experience in any elected or leadership arena"


We know WATT Junior John's idea of leadership is, it is a sycophantic relationship with the GOP.

Junior John's Experience is his record and there is nothing there for the average Texan, there is nothing in his record for the South Texan or for the hispanic.

We got him building a border fence that was appropriated for, as a Concrete WAll.

Invoke the word FIGHT Mr Hans exclaims?

We will take our chances.

We stand waiting in the ring or in the alley whichever you choose Mr Hans Klingler.

As far as leadership and elected arenas, we got Junior John's record vs the hope that somebody has the balls to run his A$$ out of office.

We are here and the hope begins to grow.












The snowball now, only needs a little downward slope and then we just jump on for the ride.
We wont need to support it anymore and you guys cant stop it, it will just keep rolling and rolling and rolling.















You GOP guys, doncha you got a little better punch than that to throw? Where is all that salty dog experience of the "Professional Politician / Carpet Bagger"?


You know WATT I mean by Professional Carpetbagger?

  • come around only at election time
  • say and do WATT ever it takes to get re elected.
  • Quiet up about the Craddick transgressions even though you should denounce him,
  • mums the word on building a wall but let the racist haters know you still support it
  • and charm the Humanities and let them know you are for them and have always supported them
  • like you tried to you act like you are for the American GI Forum and have always supported the Hispanic culture in that plagiarized article in some East Texas Publication; where you were trying to use the image and spirit of DR Hector P Garcia.
Junior John is now officially a comedian.

Well he must be?
Isn't he trying to make us laugh?

Surely Junior John does not think we are stupid enough to believe his Cotton Eyed Joe song and Dance?


WATTS that word?

B U L L S H / T ! ! !




GOP suggests Watts' campaign is amateur

The Texas Republican Party went on the offensive Friday against lawyer Mikal Watts, who is making a run at Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

The state GOP cited a recent article by Stuart Rothenberg, author of the national political publication Rothenberg Report, calling Watts' campaign Web site video, "the silliest, most transparent attempt to deliver a message I have ever seen."

"If this is Mikal Watts' first attempt to draw attention to his campaign via the Internet he may ought to use another medium," said Texas GOP spokesman Hans Klingler. "Watts invoking the word 'fight' without the slightest idea or experience in any elected or leadership arena is comical."

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Anybody need 5 Brand New Faulty Firestone Tires for their Family Vehicle? Hurry while vacation season is still here!

Google Yourself Corpus Christi: setexasrec: If you disagree, I got 4 brand spankin new ones to put on your family vehicle; oh yeah & one spare just in case you survive the blow out.


So WATT does this mean for Texas?

Who is the author?

After reading this article i got to believe the author is not familiar with the adversarial process or the article is pure prevarication. Who wants to buy a vehicle without laminated windows. I don't, but in Mikal's argument it was just mental re-enforcement for the jury and he is representing his client with zeal. .In layman terms Laminated glass, which is two layers of plate glass with plastic laminate in between, is used on automotive windshields. It has been used for decades to keep objects from easily getting through the windshield and entering the vehicle. The negative is it prevent easy exit should one need to break the glass in order to escape in a submerged situation or something of that nature.

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KENEDENO: "I say hot damn we got ourselves a fighter, and advocate. Now there's an attribute money cant buy, a game mentality moving unencumbered through legal birds nests and over hurdles to accomplish results.

"Like a Pitbull in the Middle of a Bunch of Poodles upon Capitol Hill.

The bottom line is the tire is faulty but it is cheaper to pay the injured and dead than it is to replace all of the tires on all of the brand new vehicles. Well, at least that was the word according bean counters (Actuarial Analysts). I bet they dont work there anymore, eh? When an automaker knows there is a faulty product that will "cause a death or two" and they acquiesce, or continue to produce the vehicle with the defective product and they dont recall the defective product for WATT ever reason they need to pay.

Watt if you or your family member purchased a brand new Explorer or Expedition or
Excursion. You plan a vacation and plot out your trip planning to stop for the young ones at the rest areas and to stretch the legs and maybe even swap drivers. Everybody has their pillow and their reading material or headphones and music, for the kids you had the video screen and dvd systenm installed and you even went the extra mile and installed a Playstation III for the kids and the kids at heart.

So we are cruising and everyone is commenting on the comfort, the neat features, the enhanced entertainment, and the overall "On The Road" experience the new vehicle provides.

The last thing on their mind is breaking down, needing to check the fluids every few miles, or rolling down the window because the air conditioning dont work. The passengers and the driver feel secure and safe; maybe they dont even buckle up.

The next thing we know the vehicle has become impaired and unstable. The resulting tumbling, sliding, shattering of glass, screaming, and bending of metal that happens in less than a minute (but feels like a lifetime) comes to a rest and there is a eerie silence for a moment. Then the lucky ones can moan in their pain and the silent ones Vaya Con DIOS. How long before the Halo FLight? How long before rescue?

And you come to find out you have lost 1 or 2 or 5 of your loved ones because of something that makes no sense at all.

I am not talking about the Blowout people, I am talking about the decision made by the automaker that your loved ones were just another number, a casualty in the name of profits.

Would you want an advocate fighting for your interests like Mikal Watts fights the giant automakers?

If you disagree, I got 4 brand spankin new ones to put on your family vehicle; oh yeah and one spare just in case you survive the blow out.




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Mikal Watts' arguments
http://www.setexasrecord.com/arguments/198814-mikal-watts-arguments

8/4/2007 10:58 AM

Three college girls are driving cross-country pulling a U-Haul trailer while simultaneously sharing a bag of marijuana. About 20 hours into the voyage, the driver brakes hard on a hill and loses control, sending the car off the side of the road.

They weren't wearing seat belts.

Was she high? Fatigued? Did she forget that breaking hard on a downslope while pulling a fully-stuffed U-Haul is a big no-no?

Whatever. Represented by Corpus Christi plaintiff's lawyer Mikal Watts in a suburban Houston courtroom, she demanded millions in damages over the accident-- from a tire maker.

No matter that Texas state investigators blamed the wreck on driver error and speeding, concluding the tires remained intact after the crash and worked just fine. Still, Watts argued they were wrong, that it wasn't her fault. He even demanded the judge declare a mistrial when the defense had the nerve to raise the girl's driving-while-pot smoking in court.

Is this the kind of guy-- one who would make such a specious, if self-serving, argument with a straight face-- that we want representing Texas in the U.S. Senate?

Mr. Watts, a 39-year-old mega-millionaire and judge's son who flies private, is traveling the state this summer, raising money and straining to re-define himself as a populist "everyman" in preparation for the Spring 2008 Democrat primary election.

He made his bones making arguments like the aforementioned, suing automakers and other businesses. But suffice to say, he won't be bragging on the campaign trail about the "marijuana mistrial" or his lawsuit blaming Ford for an accident in which the driver was speeding, had been drinking and wasn't wearing a seat belt.

The automaker was at fault because, according to Watts, it didn't laminate its side windows.

Watts will also remain mum about the embarrassing hiccup in that Ford case-- when it was revealed mid-trial that one of his associate lawyers was dating one of the jurors. She had even helped him "recruit" two of the plaintiffs for Watts, evidence showed.

Apparently under no ethical obligation to tell the court about this, Watts remained quiet and steadfast. It paid off-- he won a $31 million verdict.

"Mikal Watts has spent his entire career fighting on behalf of average, working Texans," promised his spokesman in a recent interview.

Don't believe it just because he says so.