Today, I received the first batch of emails from my Open Records Request requesting the records of certain government officials from their personal email accounts and the ballpark ownership group.

My original request was; “Please provide copies of the text messages, and/or emails that discuss the downtown ballpark from:  the personal email account, and or personal cellular service of City Representatives: Susie Byrd, Ann Morgan Lilly, Steve Ortega, Cortney Niland, As well as City Manager Joyce Wilson, and Mayor John Cook;  between themselves and/or the following individuals or entities:  MountainStar Sports Group, Paso del Norte Group Paul Foster, Myrna Deckert Alejandra De La Vega Josh Hunt, Woody Hunt.”.

The batch I received today includes emails from Emma Acosta, Susie Byrd, John Cook and Joyce Wilson. I am unclear at this point if this is a previously released batch of records or if this is a new one. I will review the records and write about any items that stick out to me.

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Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...